Converting a HTML template into a WordPress Theme – What to Expect

This is the start of the HTML to WordPress theme tutorial series! I hope you are as excited as I am about this series. You will be able to download a beautiful Bootstrap HTML/CSS template that we are going to convert into a premium WordPress theme.

In this series we will start with the Base Theme from Series One (so be sure you have completed that series) and go step-by-step to integrate the HTML into a WordPress theme.

Watch the video below to see the template you will be converting into a WordPress theme.

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The perfect base WordPress theme

If you like using Bootstrap and WordPress as much as I do, you should now have the perfect base WordPress theme to start any project moving forward. At this point, our WordPress theme has all the Bootstrap components and features, several custom page templates, styled comments, Font Awesome, custom functions, and much more.

In the following video, I go over how you can use this base theme for your WordPress projects and how you can quickly add a custom homepage to the theme.

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Installing the starter theme and getting ready for local development

Short video that goes over how to install your starter theme into your local wp-content/themes directory. We then go to and download an XML file that will upload all kinds of test content into your local development environment. You should now have your blank starter theme with all the filler content ready to go.

Now it is time to start integrating Bootstrap within the starter WordPress theme and start creating your premium theme!

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