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Wordpress theme without PHP

Hi there! I'm a Front End Developer,I am interested to build Wordpress theme.One of my friends tell me i can build Wordpress theme with my Front End knowledges,Is it possible? If it is then show me the way please.

3 Answers

Kevin D
Kevin D
8,646 Points

You could have a read through this: https://codex.wordpress.org/Theme_Development

Edit: Actually, sorry! That guide explains how you could create a custom theme which does involve PHP - it does give a nice overview though!

Jonathan Grieve
Jonathan Grieve
Treehouse Moderator 91,252 Points

If you want a customizeable theme without having to go into the front end then it's really just a case of looking through the WordPress Theme repository and seeing what's out there. There are hundreds of thousands of themes available so you could install some themes to your WordPress installation and see what customizable options there are.

The main area of customisation is the WordPress Theme Customiser. Here there are potentially options for changing background colour, text colour, custom header text but again this depends on what the theme developer has made available to customise.

Have a look at what's available to customise through the Customizer API. :-)

You can make a child theme without a huge knowledge of PHP, but you need to reference the wp codex as to wp functions that use php. If you are a front dev, you should be able to create a basic custom child theme.