Your Guide to Creating WordPress Website Templates (In 5 Steps) –

Your Guide to Creating WordPress Website Templates (In 5 Steps) - ManageWP

If you develop WordPress websites for clients, chances are you find yourself doing many of the same tasks over and over again. For example, having to reinstall your go-to plugins and themes on every new site can take up time that would be better spent on more important elements of your business.

Having WordPress website templates on hand is an easy way to solve that problem. With the base features already in place for each website, you can focus on creating custom elements that are more challenging and rewarding.

In this post, we’ll provide a brief overview of WordPress website templates and their benefits. Then we’ll walk you through how to create one with our own ManageWP Template Builder. Let’s dive right in!

An introduction to WordPress website templates

When it comes to WordPress, the term ‘template’ can be used in several ways. Some themes come with pre-built pages referred to as templates, for example, and there are also single post templates that determine the layout of your site’s content.

In this context, however, we’re not referring to either of those applications. Instead, a ‘WordPress website template’ is a foundation you can use to build new websites more quickly. It may include custom code, specific settings, default plugins you use on all of your sites, and preferred themes for your clients to choose from.

Having a template that includes any or all of these elements can save you a significant amount of time when it comes to building client sites. Instead of starting from square one, you’ll have a head start on each new project. This will give you more time to source new clients, tend to your business, and complete further projects. In some cases, it can even lead to an increase in revenue since you’ll be able to take on more work.

Your guide to creating WordPress website templates (in 5 steps)

There are many ways you can go about creating WordPress website templates. However, our ManageWP Template Builder makes this task particularly easy. All you need is a free account, and you can get started right away.

Step 1: Access the ManageWP Template Builder

First, in order to access the Template Builder, you’ll want to sign in to your ManageWP dashboard:

Then click on the arrow next to your avatar, and select Template Builder under the Tools section of the menu:

Accessing the Template Builder in ManageWP.

On the next screen,

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This article was written by Will Morris and originally published on ManageWP.

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