These files are called template files. A theme modifies the way the site is displayed, without modifying the underlying software. Themes can include custom template files, image files (*. jpg, *.
png, *. gif), style sheets (*. css), custom pages, as well as any necessary code files (*. php).
For an introduction to template files, see Template Files. WordPress themes are composed of a folder of template files. These files control a specific part of your theme. The parts of your site that remain static regardless of which page you're on are controlled by header, sidebar, and footer files.
You can modify these files to detect which page you are on and publish different content accordingly. WordPress is designed to search for specific template filenames to display certain pages on your blog. If it does not find any filenames in the theme, it will resort to a more general template file, up to the index, php. If no other template files are found, it will only use index, php to display all pages of your site.
That's why index, php is required for every WordPress theme. After choosing a theme, the next step will be to configure your theme to look exactly how you want it. If you're not sure how to get started, follow the steps on this page. When you install WordPress, you will be able to choose a free theme in the theme panel.
After testing them, most WordPress users buy a premium theme that usually offers a better design and more customization features than free ones. If you want to make edits to your theme template files, you'll need to figure out which template file is being used to display the page you're viewing. For example, every time you upload a new blog post image, it is stored as a JPG or PNG file in the theme folder. A child theme of WordPress adds a level of extensibility and security to a website and theme because you don't need to write a lot of code or modify the parent theme files at all.
If you are interested in creating your own theme for distribution, or learn more about the architecture of the themes, review the documentation related to the theme's development. As for specific files, WordPress themes contain special files that deliver static content to certain pages. All these queries that WordPress does to build each page is why caching really helps speed up your site. Also, it's not a bad idea for anyone who uses a WordPress theme to know at least the basics.
Finally, downloading and installing themes is a piece of cake, especially when done directly on WordPress. When you start with WordPress, it can be difficult to find the right information about how to do simple things, such as adding a thumbnail to a publication or creating a menu. This parent theme lays the foundation for that website and is often not as customized as the child theme. The right theme can display your blog posts in a certain way while offering a completely different layout for your store pages.
If you recently discovered WordPress, here's a quick introduction before you get into the theme of themes. They are still extremely important for a theme to work, but they have a more important role in manipulating the files mentioned above. If you have a specific vision for your site, you can choose a suitable theme and customize it to meet your requirements. WordPress alone offers a complete content management system for adding pages, menus, media elements, blog posts, and more.