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How to Create a Custom WordPress Home Page Template

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http://www.mlwebco.com – In this video I demonstrate how to create a wordpress page template and use a static html page as your wordpress home page. This is …
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In this tutorial I’ll show you how a WordPress theme comes together. I’ll walk you step by step through the html, css and WordPress PHP functions and how the…
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35 thoughts on “How to Create a Custom WordPress Home Page Template

  1. niko noll

    loving it so much!!!!! This kind of stuff makes the world a more social
    place!

  2. Derek Banas

    @premiumthemeau You’re welcome

  3. Derek Banas

    Thank you :) I now record with Camtasia 2. I used to use the Quicktime
    player. I edit everything with iMovie. My microphone is the standard one
    you get with an iPod

  4. Ernest Burnett

    Not quite just yet – I’m slowly making my way through while developing –
    like I said, kid in a candy store! XP Would I throw it in a widget area or
    something? I’d like to give the user a way to integrate with page template,
    while allowing for a docking mechanism for themify’s builder (hard part) –
    and also have easy control over the show settings from the user interface.
    If you do have a direct reference that would help immensely.

  5. Virulent87

    Any chanche to update to newest WP version ?

  6. Derek Banas

    @ricardo8snehpets I should have stated that this is an overview video. It’s
    not meant to be memorized. I create the WordPress theme from scratch in
    Wordpress Theme Tutorial Pt 4

  7. BenderIsGreat

    I’m still a beginner in PHP, I don’t understand most of it. I’m trying to
    figure out where to customize my theme.

  8. Derek Banas

    @CustomizeWordpress Thank you. I can’t believe nobody else has made a
    Wordpress Theme video tutorial? For free anyway

  9. Derek Banas

    I definitely won’t disagree with that :)

  10. Derek Banas

    Always feel free to ask questions. I do my best to always be here to help :)

  11. Gilbert Bigelow

    That was a sweet video. Almost to much info to fast it seemed but as always
    its your teaching style that makes it stick. I got it. I was studying the
    syntax and thought up a few question about how the code reads through from
    HTML to PHP to Javascript to display the HTML as required by the condition
    set on the current page; but, those questions may work themselves out in
    the next videos. By that time I’ll be better versed to ask the questions
    properly. I be watching.

  12. whosmav628

    What are the conflicts with xampp?

  13. Louis Sutter

    Sure does. I appreciate the quick reply. I had seen your localhost
    tutorial, but I already had xampp done. I’ll redo the localhost. Thanks.

  14. StezOnNet

    I’m gonna see all your videos

  15. Supakorn Laohasongkram

    The arrow is too small! Its really difficult to follow!

  16. Shashi Kant Singh

    Your are very fast please be little slow 

  17. Ritchie Valens

    Tutorials too complicated !!!

  18. Armida Colarina

    nice tutorial sir

  19. nafiz ahmed

    i would like to talk to u personally 

  20. Chirag Veragiwala

    very bad explanation nothing to do with wordpress ….its all html whats
    the point of having the CMS system of wordpress ….just do the html site
    much simpler and faster this link below does good wordpress ….
    wwwmatrixtrendzcom all text and gallery editable with unique designs.

  21. TycoMusicChannel

    How could I do that? i have the same problem!

  22. Jonathan Catmull

    Nice video, why do people spam the comments section on videos like this
    trying to advertise themselves or there scams??

  23. Raymond Ramirez

    Hey Mike,

  24. siavashpan

    This is a great tutorial. But for some reason the template file does not
    show up under the attribute drop-down of the front page or page… Any idea
    why that might be the case?

  25. infamousstuff

    were do i place this, do i place this in my theme folder or what iam
    confused iam doing everything but its not working, i cant select the
    template i made in the new page under select template

  26. vivuwa

    @skillssaysitall I previously created a site in HTML and tried to use this
    method to attach a blog page. Just did not work and upset the settings of
    my site. I’m sure it’s exactly because of what you noted. Let me know if
    you get an answer.

  27. divineIproject

    WordPress is great CMS both for beginners and professionals. And it’s great
    that there are tutorials like this. At the moment, we are creating our own
    WordPress tutorials. Maybe we can give you a video response? We would be
    glad to you one.

  28. fight2Bfree

    A better title would be :”Look at my website, isn’t it cool” It doesnt show
    how to create anything

  29. S Shams

    Great! Thank you for HELP!

  30. skillssaysitall

    Did I miss a step? You said create an HTML home page but on your tutorial
    it’s a PHP home page. Do I need to convert the HTML page to PHP? Also could
    you type the php coding you put on the top of the page in your description
    box. Can’t tell if there are spaces or not. Noob…sorry.

  31. Arsenio Arbolado

    some nice tutorial for Word Press

  32. Media Swift

    Excellent! Thank you

  33. Rodrigo Sakaguchi

    Great tutorial!
    thx a lot dude!!

  34. Indianplayschools Sirisha

    Excellent explanation, I was struggling since yesterday. Got it just
    because of this video, Thanks a zillion.

  35. blissB2

    Thank you again !

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