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Bram Huisman
Bram Huisman
7,387 Points

How do you guys do it?

Hi Guys, first of all.. sorry if my English isn't correct!

I am just wondering how you guys start to build a theme for a client or so.. Do you first build all the different pages with just html css en javascript and than you transform it in a wordpress theme.. or do you build the theme directly as it should be?

I am new to all of this and just wondering what is the best practice

Andreas Anastasiades
Andreas Anastasiades
2,916 Points


If you're used to just coding html / css just build your pages without WP, afterwards add your functionality step by step. If you have more experience building themes you can evolve gradually to just building your themes directly. I believe it's best not to step out of that comfort zone immediately.

Do what you do best and adapt later on.

PS, I see you have a Dutch name, if you want more feedback in Dutch just ask :)

Bram Huisman
Bram Huisman
7,387 Points

Hi Andreas,

Bedankt voor je reactie! Wat jij zegt dacht ik ook al..! Altijd fijn als mensen met je meedenken :)

1 Answer

For me, it really depends on the situation. Sometimes the client will give me a theme and have me modify it with a child theme. Ideally I prefer to build a static site from scratch and then hack it apart and put it back together in Wordpress, but that's not always how it works out.