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Learn how to develop a WordPress theme from scratch with this basic skeleton and accompanying tutorial.


The "Start WordPress" theme is designed to help individuals who already have knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to implement and create their own custom WordPress themes. This article provides step-by-step instructions on how to install WordPress locally, convert an existing HTML website into a WordPress theme, and migrate the WordPress website to a live server. The theme also covers various topics such as creating blog posts, pages, custom post types, and incorporating comments and pagination. It also guides users on how to properly use functions.php, enqueue styles and scripts, and insert WordPress titles. The code for this theme is open source and available under the MIT License.


  • Conversion of an existing HTML website into a custom WordPress theme
  • Creation of blog posts, pages, and custom post types
  • Inclusion of comments, pagination, and featured images
  • Proper usage of functions.php and enqueueing of styles and scripts
  • Integration of global settings fields
  • Migrating the WordPress website from local server to live server


To install the "Start WordPress" theme, follow these steps:

  1. Set up a local server environment by referring to the provided article on getting started with a local server setup.

  2. Once the local server environment is set up, proceed to install WordPress locally.

  3. After installing WordPress, navigate to the theme folder and create a new folder for your custom theme.

  4. Inside the custom theme folder, create the following files: header.php, footer.php, content.php, sidebar.php, single.php, page.php, index.html, comments.php, and functions.php.

  5. Customize the content of each file according to your requirements, following the instructions provided in the article.

  6. Make sure to properly enqueue your styles and scripts and include featured images where necessary.

  7. Create custom global settings fields and custom post types as needed.

  8. Once your custom theme is ready on the local server, you can migrate it to a live server by following the instructions provided in the article.


The "Start WordPress" theme is a comprehensive guide for individuals who want to create their own WordPress themes from scratch. With step-by-step instructions and examples, the theme covers various aspects of WordPress theme development, including conversion of existing HTML websites, creation of blog posts and pages, integration of comments and pagination, and usage of functions.php. The theme also provides guidance on properly setting up a local server environment, enqueuing styles and scripts, and migrating the WordPress website to a live server. The code for this theme is open source and available under the MIT License.


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