Theme Building

How to build our theme:

Want to build your own theme but don’t know how to get started? You’re in the right place! We’ve included our own source files for the theme you’re viewing right now to give you the tools you need to build your own WordPress theme.

For detailed, comprehensive tutorials on creating a WordPress theme from scratch (plus LOTS more), pick up a copy of our book, The WordPress Visual QuickStart Guide from Peachpit Press. You can access a digital copy right now!

You can download a copy of the theme used on this site here.

Our theme uses the following files:

It also includes a couple of special templates: portfolio.php and list.php.

Theme File Descriptions

Author Template: author.php

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Footer file: footer.php


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The Functions file: functions.php


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Header Template: header.php


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Main Index: index.php


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Page template: page.php


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Sidebar Template: sidebar.php


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Single Post template: single.php


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Stylesheet: style.css


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