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Wordpress with HTML and CSS

Hello, My question is , if i know how to make any kind of webpages with HTML and CSS , layout, insted of learning PHP etc... can i make my code in the wordpress and give it dynamic stuff like PHP? The thing is that i want to move in APP deveopement but since i spend alot of time learning HTML and CSS and i did alot of stuff with it, i dont want it goes as a complet waste .

1 Answer

Kevin Korte
Kevin Korte
28,148 Points

I'm not sure if I completely understand your question, but yes, you would build a wordpress site with HTML and CSS. Only with Wordpress there are specific WP functions to call to get your content from the admin side to show up on the user side. The amount of PHP you need to use can be very little and simple, with calls like <?php the_title();?>.

It can also be very advanced and complex, that's up to you.

I mean like since wordpress is like drag and drop etc.. i think and the sheems are made and you cant edit them i think? could i make a webpage with HTML and CSS and then upload it there and add back end developer like PHP and JS there?

Kevin Korte
Kevin Korte
28,148 Points

Wordpress isn't inherently drag and drop. The themes that people code allow for some drag and drop modules and widgets. But that functionality depends entirely on the widget.

Some themes will allow you to change colors, header images, etc but again, that's dependent on the theme's and plugins used for your particular website.

A good place to start would probably be the WordPress lessons here.

It is just for my mum and i think it would be easier to start wordpress since there is alot of coding to do a webpage like PHP, JS for sure and HTML CSS as basic but since i can layout a page with HTML and CSS, in wordpress could i change eg background color etc.. but add stuff like login etc? like i would with PHP and JS?