Develop theme as you wish
WordPress themes are a great tool for establishing an online presence and making your website stand out in the best way possible. Even if you’re not a design expert and you’ve never once in your life done any coding, WordPress themes allow you to quickly set up a website and customize it just the way you like.
- The stylesheet called style.css, which controls the presentation (visual design and layout) of the website pages.
- WordPress template files which control the way the site pages generate the information from your WordPress database to be displayed on the site.
- The optional functions file (functions.php) as part of the WordPress Theme files.
The simplest Theme possible is a child theme which includes only a style.css file, plus any images. This is possible because it is a child of another theme which acts as its parent. Make your modifications portable and replicable.
- Keep customization separate from parent theme functions.
- Allow parent themes to be updated without destroying your modifications.
- Allow you to take advantage of the effort and testing put into the parent theme.
- Save on development time since you are not recreating the wheel.
- Expensive – As you might expect, these custom designs do not come cheap….
- Take longer – Custom designs take a much longer time to build….
- Limited support – While you’ll have greater access to support while building your website, you’ll need to most likely pay extra for continued support.
If you want to create a user-friendly and interactive website, WordPress is right for you. It can help your business climb to the top of the search ranking. At the same time, the system does have a few complexities that your website admins must be aware of.
Nowadays custom WordPress web development is really the only way to go for maximum control, flexibility, and professionalism. WordPress is a tried and tested CMS that countless businesses have used to thrive–but without a custom theme, it just won’t look professional or unique.
It’s really up to you and what you are most interested in. If you want to make a simple, but beautiful-looking blog theme, go dive into styling. You already have a solid base. If you are more interested in backend code and how to make a solid code structure, go deeper into PHP and how you can implement OOP (object-oriented programming) in your theme