To put my new knowledge of WP theme creation to good use, I decided converted a Bootstrap template Clean Blog into a WordPress theme. This project gave me the confidence in my new skill and my ability to learn as I go.
The conversion process felt straightforward. I learned that the Bootstrap theme didn’t easily translate into a WordPress format, which I should have expected. So I learned to improvise. I could easily Google how to add a module I wanted. I also started to see common workarounds in forums related to theme development. For instance, manually checking to see if the current page is the home page to display either the website name or the page title felt like a common trend as WordPress does not provide that automatically.
I used the theme hierarchy and the WP Codex as my guide throughout.