The common theme for most of us is to write WordPress themes.
This article is aimed at explaining why this is the case.
But first let’s see what it means to use WordPress theme.
In the previous article we talked about the various ways in which a WordPress application can be configured and used.
This time, we will focus on the most popular and most used of them.
There are two types of WordPress themes: standard themes and custom themes.
We will focus here on the latter.
WordPress theme customization¶ When a WordPress user creates a new WordPress theme, they will see an option to select one of the following options: Theme version: Select the version of the theme that will be used.
For example, if a user wants to use the latest version of a theme, the theme version will be selected.
If a theme is not available, a warning will be displayed.
Default theme: If the theme is currently not installed, a default theme will be automatically selected.
This theme is used when the theme editor is enabled.
Theme type: Select a theme type, such as free, premium, or advanced.
If the user chooses a free theme, it will be installed without any further setup.
Theme data: The theme data is the files that are contained in the theme and will be included in the template file.
If this file is present, a theme database will be created.
If there are multiple theme databases, the database will also be created for each theme database.
Theme options¶ When the user selects a theme option, they are presented with a list of options.
The first option is an empty string which indicates the theme type.
A theme type indicates that the theme should be configured to be used with the given theme type (e.g. free theme).
The second option is a single space separated list of themes that will automatically be chosen for the user’s choice.
The third option is the full name of the template that will contain the theme options.
Theme types¶ The following table summarizes the different theme types that WordPress support.
There is one theme type per theme type for a given theme.
A WordPress theme will have different themes for different theme type when installed with the theme plugin.
The theme plugin can also automatically install themes with the themes theme type selected.
For more information about themes, please refer to Theme Types.
Theme plugins¶ WordPress theme plugins are the plugins that allow a WordPress site to be customized.
These plugins provide functionality such as changing the theme, adding theme images, and adding theme fonts.
They also allow a user to customize their theme by changing the CSS stylesheets.
A plugin that has a theme can be installed with just one click.
This makes it easy to configure the theme to match the theme of your website.
Theme images¶ WordPress themes have two image formats available: jpg and png.
This allows for a wide variety of images to be created in a WordPress template.
For details about images, please consult Theme Images.
For other types of images, there is a theme plugin that can be used to add them.
For a list, please visit Theme Images page.
Theme fonts¶ WordPress provides three theme font formats: Microsoft Sans Serif, Times New Roman, and Courier New.
These fonts can be created by the theme engine, downloaded from a theme engine or created by a plugin.
For information about theme fonts, please reference Theme Fonts.
For additional information about font support, please check Theme Font Support page.
Themes and plugins¶ Some of the more popular themes and plugins are plugins that provide the WordPress theme’s features.
This section explains the differences between them and what the WordPress user needs to know.
WordPress plugin installation¶ Before installing a WordPress plugin, the WordPress plugin must be installed.
The WordPress plugin is a software package that contains the functions of the WordPress application.
WordPress plugins provide a set of basic functions that are usually not provided by the WordPress themes or the theme creator itself.
The plugin’s functionality can be customized with the help of themes and themes plugins.
The following is a list on what the plugin can do: Create themes: This plugin can create theme variants for WordPress themes and can also create themes for free themes.
It can also add themes for premium themes.
Add themes: A plugin can add themes to the theme.
For the plugin to do this, the plugin must have access to the WordPress admin area.
Add images: The plugin can provide the user with the ability to add image assets for the theme (e,g.
images for the homepage).
These images can be saved on the theme server or on the user-defined file system.
Create fonts: A WordPress plugin can modify the font format of the templates.
The font format can be changed via a menu item.
Add fonts: WordPress plugins can create fonts for the WordPress site and can install them.
This is usually done by the plugin creator.
For further information on font development, see