To start with learning WordPress theme creation, it is better to follow the following steps;
. Move to the theme folder, wp-content/themes/
. Copy an existing theme folder and paste it. Rename the new folder to the new theme.
. Now you can see your new theme being detected at the admin side. But the theme name and the details are not yours.
. Go to the new theme folder; wp-content/themes/<new theme>/
. The style.css holds the theme information which are being read by WordPress.
. Open the file, style.css; wp-content/themes/<new theme>/style.css
. The first part of the commented section is where we need to edit.
Theme Name: My Theme
Theme URI: https://johngcek.wordpress.com
Author: John Varghese
Author URI: https://johngcek.wordpress.com/
Description: This is the theme created for testing themes, plugin, wp functions etc…