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How to Setup Our Theme Files for Our Custom Website - #55

Published: March 15, 2021 | DevDrawer

Estimated Reading Time
2 minutes
Video Duration
17:08 minutes

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Now that we have our design and WordPress installed on our server, we need to start creating our theme. In this video, we will add the files required to build a WordPress theme from scratch.

This is a simple crash course into WordPress theme development but we can expand on what we create here to make it work with Elementor and gives us more flexibility with the overall process.


00:00 Intro

01:00 Creating Our Theme Folder and Files

03:00 Creating Our functions.php

12:00 Creating Our index.php and page.php

15:40 Activating Our Theme

16:30 Coming Up: Customizing Elementor

Applications Used

Visual Studio Code v1.43:

WAMP v3.2.0:


Computer Hardware:

Windows 10 Pro: (Amazon)

Samsung 500GB External SSD: (Amazon)

Samsung 970 EVO Plus SSD 1TB - M.2 NVMe: (Amazon)

Rosewill Hive-750S R750W PSU: (Amazon)

Phanteks Eclipse Tempered Glass Case: (Amazon)

MSI Arsenal Gaming AMD Ryzen Motherboard: (Amazon)

MSI Gaming GeForce RTX 2060 Super 8GB: (Amazon)

LG 34UM69G-B 34-Inch 21:9 UltraWide IPS Monitor: (Amazon)

Corsair 64GB (4 x 16GB) DDR4 Memory: (Amazon)

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Processor: (Amazon)

Dell XPS 15 9500 15.6" Laptop / Windows: (Amazon)

Lenovo ThinkPad T15 15.6" Laptop / Linux: (Amazon)


Fujifilm X-T3: (Amazon)

Fujinon XF18-55mmF2.8-4: (Amazon)


Audio Technica AT2020: (Amazon)

Blue Snowball iCE: (Amazon)


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