Make your Own WordPress Theme – Part 7

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Yay… This is the final part for my Make your Own WordPress Theme tutorial. As I said in the first part , my tutorial only covers basic parts needed to make your own WordPress theme to work. So, there are some other advanced method that I didn’t mention here.

Beside than use single index.php file, you also can modified it to single.php and page.php file. What it does is, single.php will use to display your post in single display, while page.php is use to display your page.

Other files that you can create are

  • archive.php
  • search.php
  • 404.php

You can get more info in WordPress website and WordPress codex .

I hope this tutorial will give you some little helps to guide you in making your own WordPress theme. If you has successfully make your own theme from this tutorial, feel free to give comments or post a link on your website that you learn it from here. I really appreciate it. :d I’m sorry if there are so many grammar mistakes (I’m sure there are) or you did not understand some parts in this tutorial.

What I will do next? Hurm…I guess I need some rest. Lol… Just kidding. I will update this site as usual. I will post new and interesting stuffs here. Till then. Thanks for your time… 🙂 [tags]diy, how to, skin, theme[/tags]


  1. Hi!
    I made with photoshop glitter myspace pics.
    have a look at them:
    Thanks a lot 4 your website 😉 xoxoxo

  2. thank a lot for the tutorial.
    it’s a good tutorial

  3. Tutorial ini bagus. Tetapi susah nak faham :/

  4. thanks a lot! its very basic i understand it very well its appropriate for beginners, but did you have a tutorial for applying a css and how to create a css….?

  5. Finish, and have a new own themes, thanks

  6. mine doesnt work.
    ive tried every tutorial i could every find, but fcking wordpress is killing me!

  7. I’m getting a bunch of parse errors. It would be great if you could put together a download for all the finished files… so we don’t have to copy it ourselves.

    Nice tut, thnx.

  8. Nicely done! O_o
    I have never seen any tutorial better like this before.

    Thanks for the tutorial! Maybe I’ll try it soon 😀

  9. Hi !! 😉
    I am Piter Kokoniz. Just want to tell, that your posts are really interesting
    And want to ask you: is this blog your hobby?
    Sorry for my bad english:)
    Thank you!
    Your Piter Kokoniz, from Latvia

  10. ay thanks sbb bagi tutorial ni. agak susah aku nak paham sbb first time nmpk mende ni. huuhuhh. akan aku study cukup2 :))

  11. wow. 🙂 Thanks for this tutorial. Sure help me with the basics. xD

  12. lenswipe says:

    For me its just full of syntax errors – anyone else find that?

  13. Thanks for the tutorial,,
    it is very usefull,,

  14. Hi!
    THank you so much for the tutorial! I will be using it for the making of my own design when I am moving my blog ower to a new domain later this year. I hope it will work and that I can avoid the mentioned syntax errors, could this be because of all the updates in WP since you made this? If that is the case it would be great if you updated this tutorial so it works with the new ones, really. Thanks so much for all your work with this!

  15. your tutorial is very helpful..keep doin the gr8 job.

  16. Thank you for this guide! it was very useful.

  17. ,..] is one another useful source of tips on this subject,..]

  18. Thank you! You saved my job!

  19. Is there any way that you could do one more? For example just to focus on index.php part.
    If there is one complex page and I need to simplify it for client.

    I found this. Look at the left side. Is that all content? Is all hand coded every time for every page?

    Thanks in advance.

  20. Thank you for an excellent tutorial! Very, very nice work, explained in a proper way, be proud of yourself!

  21. Ok, so this is how you make parts of a theme, but how do you put them togeather and how do you put them into wordpress and how do you use them in wordpress?

  22. 10x! I’t realy helpfull for beginners!

  23. Raf Chauhan says:

    good work jolly boy.

  24. Thans you for an very nice tutorial! explained in a proper wayproud

  25. This is a great introduction to wordpress.

  26. It is the tutorials i was looking for. Basic …very basic.

  27. i have problem it is showing.
    ncompatible Archive. PCLZIP_ERR_BAD_FORMAT (-10) : Unable to find End of Central Dir Record signature

  28. leo brain says:

    realy nc tutorial ,witout any grmr mistk ,this is my first attemt and i just follow this link and succesfuly done it,
    so thanks

  29. leo brain says:

    and pls help me how in creating wordpress wideget and, and plug in for wp ,
    thanx in advnc

  30. wow its really gr8 sir but plz help me to understand about css

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  32. its good
    good job