Create a custom WordPress theme: Step 4

There are many different WordPress themes available, but sometimes you just cannot find the one that will fit your needs. When that happens, it is time to create your very own custom theme. I will show you in a series of six steps how to do just that.

In step 1  we learned how the themes work, a first step in creating your own custom theme for WordPress.

In step 2 we learned to create the template files and step 3 taught us about the header file. Now, let’s look at the footer.

Step 4.

The footer of the website is where the copyright information is located.  Other items can be placed there as well, if you’d like, such as a menu, contact information, resource links,  or any similar type of information that you would like to convey to your audience. But let’s start with the basics.

The Footer File:  name it:  footer.php

<div id="footer">

<h1>This is the footer</h1>



< ?php wp_footer(); ? >



So, this is fourth step in creating your own custom theme for WordPress. You should now have an understanding of how custom themes work and the technical knowledge on how to create your template files as well as your header and footer.  It should feel like it’s all coming together at this point. Stay tuned for the final steps!

Posted on March 27, 2015 and filed under Custom Wordpress Themes.