WordPress is a content management system.

It has two main concepts,

Theme – made up of many parts that give a look, shape and feel to a website

Template – a shape of a page or output from the system, there can be many templates in a theme

WordPress themes are found in the following folder:


WordPress comes with a variety of templates, it is also possible to download free and paid themes.  We can make our own themes.

The wordpress page is made up of the following sections:




By default, WordPress comes with a style.css stylesheet.  This stylesheet is designed to reduce inconsistencies between different browsers.  It is based on work by Eric Meyer.  The style.css stylesheet is generally over-ridden by CSS sheets within themes.


It is relatively easy to develop new Themes for WordPress, there are explanations and standards for developers in both developer.wordpress.com and codex.wordpress.com.