In order to create a Theme in WordPress, there are a lot of steps involved, here are some snippets to remember
Under wordpress/wp-content/themes/ create a new folder /automatictheme (you can name this folder as you would like)
inside of this folder you will need a style.css file.
Your style.css file should look like this:
/* Theme Name: Automatic Theme Theme URI: http://propellermind.com/automatictheme Author: PropellerMind AuthorURI: http://propellermind.com/ Description: This is a theme built from scratch Version: 1.0 Tags: automatic theme */
Inside the same folder, we are going to create some php files.
a header.php file will look like this:
<!doctype html> <html> <head> <meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Untitled Document</title> </head> <body>
A footer.php file that will look like this:
<footer> <p>This is my footer</p> </footer> </body> </html>
And a index.php file that will call and include the header.php and footer.php files:
<?php get_header(); ?> <h1>This is my index</h1> <?php get_footer(); ?>
Go to your Worpress Dashboard and under Appeareance, Activate your new theme!