Creating a Customized WordPress Theme

  • Duration 2 days
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To provide the knowledge and skills required to build a customized WordPress theme from a minimal theme.

Targeted audience

Web integrators and developers.


Experience with HTML page layout (Course WE106), PHP (Course WE121) and WordPress (Course WE171).

Training Details


  • Installing a minimal theme as a starting point
  • Installing test content with complete coverage
  • Overview of the template hierarchy
  • Installing the functions.php configuration file
  • Peripheral components of a page: header, sidebar, footer
  • Adding an optional header image
  • Configuring menus with wp_nav_menu
  • Adding style sheets with wp_enqueue_style and JavaScript with wp_enqueue_script
  • Managing index pages (welcome, archives, search results)
  • Creating customized pagination
  • Configuring the template for articles (content and metadata, forward/back navigation)
  • Handling featured images
  • Displaying comments (the number of comments, content and metadata, navigation, forms)
  • Configuring the page template
  • Displaying images with legends in the content
  • Image galleries
  • Registering widgets and defining widget zones
  • Displaying the footer
  • Customizing the search results page
  • Configuring error pages and unsuccessful searches

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Only private sessions of this course are currently available (8 participants minimum).

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