Have you ever asked yourself, ‘What’s making those neat websites on the internet work?’ It’s all because of themes in WordPress. We at WP Hackz Design are showing how these tools bring life to your website.
The Mechanics of WordPress Themes
In simple terms, a WordPress theme is made up of PHP and HTML files. These aren’t just any papers; they are the plan for how your website looks and works. Here’s a breakdown of how they work:
- PHP Files: Think of PHP files as the people who control your WordPress site. They get information from your WordPress database – everything from the name of your site to the newest blog post.
- HTML and CSS: These files are where the show takes place. HTML organizes your website, while CSS makes it look nice and colorful.
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As well as designing and creating business websites, web designers also have a very keen eye for assessing and evaluating existing websites and identifying whether a website is poor, average, great, or awesome. The poor or average websites will likely be basic, DIY websites, with few essential web design features that are likely in need of a website redesign.
Moving up the ladder we then have great, and awesome websites, which will probably have been built by professional web designers and include most, if not all, of the web design elements necessary to qualify a website as being better than most. As for what those web design elements are, most are known to the top web designers who might wish to keep them secret. However, we are going to reveal ten of those closely guarded web design secrets below.
Navigation And Site Structure Should Be Self-Explanatory: If visitors have to work out how to use and navigate a website it means they are not focussing on the content, offers, or calls to action. Make using the website so easy, that it barely requires any thought.
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