Is it hard to make your own wordpress theme?

Is it hard to make your own wordpress theme?

Discussion in 'Website Design' started by davidfranco, May 29, 2015.

  1. davidfranco

    davidfranco Member

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    Hey there,
    Have you ever made a wordpress theme?
    was it difficult creating your own wordpress theme?
     
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  2. sam.hunt0710

    sam.hunt0710 Moderator

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    Nopes , you need to have knowledge of PHP , HTML and PHOTOSHOP and you can easily create a new theme for yourself or for your client .
     
  3. Riley

    Riley New Member

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    Wordpress themes are like MyBB themes bit little difference there is, I've worked with wordpress before made few themes and released them for free even though they were mean't to be Premium lol.
     
  4. PluginForage

    PluginForage Member

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    There is a BIG learning curve to make just a basic custom theme. It only gets more complex from there.
     
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    unixguru New Member

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    Alternatively, you could use a theme creator like Artisteer.com

    If you don't need anything too complex, but just want something original, this software combined with your own stock photos will create themes no one else has.
     
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    ProfMike Active Member

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    As long as you have a decent knowledge of HTML, CSS and PHP with some database skills you can create some pretty good themes.

    With all the themes out there I am not certain why anyone anymore would be creating themes though. There are 10's of thousands of them available. Are you looking for creating something for yourself or the commercial market?

    Just thought I would ask....
     
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    As above said you should have basics of PHP,HTML & CSS. You can always start with a starter theme like "Underscores" or download already approved theme from WordPress.org. Start playing with it and you will surely get the idea what's happening. For starting off with WP themes just get the basic structure of WP on codex as what files are mandatory and how WordPress handles different pages.
     
  8. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

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    Due to the sheer numbers of Wordpress themes that are already out there that are good, it would be a lot easier to just find one that fits your needs as close as possible and then just modify it to fit your exact needs, Save a little time anyway.

    Cheers, Dean