Customize any WordPress Theme (Part 1) – Understanding style.css, header.php, footer.php

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Learn how to customize any WordPress theme by understanding the files that control the themes appearance and structure starting with 3 of the most important files to understand: style.css, header.php, footer.php – Learning how these 3 files construct your WordPress site is the beginning of learning how to customize the appearance and structure of any WP theme into any website you can design.


Kerim Timirbulatov says:

Why is (.php) extenstions are used instead of (.html) ones like: header.php
and footer.php
Is it just because for having more control over your website later on,
since PHP pages are extremely dynamic than static html, but needs server to
What’s the main reason for using it?

Ravi Kumar Natarajan says:
Tara Church says:

Thanks for posting!!
How else can I change CSS style etc.. without dreamweaver?

Busayo Alade says:

such an excellent tutorial.

Djean Bruno says:

Thanks for making this so easy. Ive been on here for a month. I’n glad I
stumbled upon your video. Keep it up. I’m gonna subscribe and give you a
thumbs up for making my life a bit easier. Kudios

gordana kopilovic says:

thanks a lot. it’s great tutorial….

Chad Biggs says:

Another great tutorial. Thank you.

francis crowley says:

Very helpful and easy to follow video. Thank you for taking the time to
create this!

Gag O says:

Wow thank you sir!

Christopher Johnson says:

At 5.02 you said “If I left click…”. Did you mean ‘right click’?

candhgt light says:

Great man i love your tutorials please keep it up wirh css & cusrom theme
child theme Subscripe & Like :)

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Flip N Fin says:

How you can customize wordpress if you already have a webiste in host gator
? i can ftp my website with dreamweaver

WordOnWheels says:

this is untruth as the things described here are not in any theme,
therefore impossible to follow because they don’t exist in other themes,
title of video is a lie

Fantasy Football Rankings says:

i have a problem with my widgets overlapping the right part of my page? any

anitabonitachica1 says:

This is exactly what I was looking for! I installed a responsive child
theme and just cannot figure out how to make it look not like a boring
cookie cutter site. However, if I was to hire someone to do this for me,
what type of service am I looking for? What do people who do this call
themselves or advertise themselves as?

Nick Taylor says:

Why do other people say to use a child theme? Just curious. 

PepsiModding says:

you never said to install photoshop, wtf?

Jerry Bustamente says:

Wonderful. Thanks for making and posting this.

Christopher Johnson says:

My site is hosted at – can I still do this customisation?

Geovic Fagel says:

thankyou for that tuturial i learn a lot, !!


Thank you so much for the video ,you are an amazing teacher and a brilliant

siprus says:

Hmm…. Ok, but what is the advantage of using wordpress compared to just
writing the web page by hand?

Dale Richards says:

How do you get “Theme Options”? I don’t have that.

Felipe Volpato says:

extremely useful video.. thanks!

Frederick Sillano says:

Very Helpful..Thank You So Much…

Aciscl1o says:

Awesome Video Man! Please, Pretty Please, keep doing them!

Hermawan firdiansyah says:

Good lesson
Permit to download this video part 1-2
Thank you

Gary Wallis says:

Thank you Michael for the tutorial on css. You are a great teacher. Learned
some great tips. I have a question: what is the css rule that would control
the content area of wordpress to make it transparent?

adamjg4 says:

Working with WordPress Themes: Customizing style.css, header.php, and
footer.php files. Clear and well explained lesson.****

Murali Babu says:

genius, well presented

Luca C. Wistendahl says:

This is the most straightforward video I’ve been able to find on this
subject. Thanks!

abo toot says:

Exactly what I’ve been looking for, thanks alot, your amazing… :)

yan zhao says:

very helpful thank you

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