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HTML to WordPress Theme Tutorial: Step 1 – Converting Your HTML to PHP

Changing your code over can be highly useful, especially as you start to work with other platforms. While most web designers have a functional concept of HTML if not mastery, they may not be quite as versed in PHP, the code that is used in WordPress. There are several steps that you can use to go through the basics from setting up your index properly to working on your CSS to full conversion over. Following them will help you convert easily.

Key Takeaways:

HTML does not work exactly the same as PHP for writing and saving.

WordPress, a very common platform, cannot use HTML for some of its abilities.

Start off slowly on indexes and work your way up to more complex things.

“Make sure you do this work on a development site, not a live site – you don’t want the world to see your theme until it’s ready.”

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