Chapter 2. Creating a Basic WordPress Theme

WordPress did something pretty ingenious with their platform. They completely separated content from function from design. Smartly, WordPress’ themes and plugins let you manage content, look and feel, and features completely independently of one another. This separation of concerns is something you should keep in mind when developing for WordPress; it’s something that will be covered quite a bit in this chapter. As a matter of fact, in this chapter, you will dive right into coding within WordPress, and it’s important that you remember this separation.

There are tons of files in the WordPress directory, organized nicely and named intuitively. Everything you need to worry about will be in /wp-content/. ...

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