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WordPress Responsive Theme Design by Dejan Markovic

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Chapter 2. Understanding the WordPress Theme Structure

As we have already installed and set up WordPress and our starter underscores theme, we are now continuing our journey and, in this chapter, we will learn about the WordPress theme architecture and the purpose of the most important template files.

Without further ado, in this chapter we will cover:

  • The WordPress permalinks functionality
  • WordPress theme structure
  • WordPress template files

Setting WordPress permalinks

When users come to our page, for example, http://localhost/topcat/about, they usually see the permalink that is set as a post name, or they just see the post ID. It all depends on the current settings in wp-admin. The permalinks section can be reached by going to Settings | Permalinks ...

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