Converting HTML Template to WordPress Theme



Converting an HTML template into a WordPress theme is actually not that difficult. Its a lot of knowing where to copy and paste. But note that this is a simple overview of the process from HTML to WP.

In this tutorial I give you step by step instructions on converting one of my favorite HTML templates into a WordPress theme. Here are the steps below:

– Select the HTML template you want to convert
– Obtain a barebones WordPress template
– Install a fresh WP site locally or on a server
– Select the barebones theme
– Copy the HTML portions to the appropriate places in the WordPress theme
– Enqueue CSS & JS files
– Make sure it works!

Obviously I left out some things but this is a simple overview of the process.

Some links you will need:

https://github.com/nathanstaines/starkers-html5
http://wordpress.org/

You can also refer to my previous video on how to get started on local WordPress environment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yzFgn92Pd4

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