What is the intent of the WordPress theme? What purpose does it serve? How is it different from plugins?
A theme’s intent is to prepare and render out the HTML, i.e. content presentation. It handles the process of building what is needed to head out to the browser. In contrast, plugins are meant for extending or changing behavior and functionality.
Features such as custom post types, taxonomies, widgets, shortcodes, etc. all go into a plugin. Plugins may even have their specific template files; however, styling is still a theme responsibility.
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- 1 Lab Introductionfree 10:07
- 2 The Why of the Genesis Frameworkfree 09:26
- 3 Web Page Sequencefree 07:33
- 4 Web Page Sequence - in the Codefree 14:54
- 5 The Intent of HTML and its Markupfree 08:45
- 6 The Intent of the Themefree 11:17
- 7 WordPress Event (Plugin API) Refresherfree 12:19
- 8 Visual Hook Guide and the HTML - Headerfree 10:10
- 9 Visual Hook Guide and the HTML - Contentfree 10:01
- 10 Visual Hook Guide and the HTML - Sidebarfree 09:22
- 11 Visual Hook Guide and the HTML - Footerfree 08:34
- 12 File Architecturefree 12:32
- 13 Codebase Architecturefree 10:03
- 14 Event Naming Conventionfree 08:50
- 15 Initialize & Setup Overviewfree 07:50
- 16 Initializing Genesisfree 06:09
- 17 Setting Up Genesisfree 08:15
- 18 Wrap it Upfree 01:36