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I'd like to create a theme with this layout http://i49.tinypic.com/2z6w7z5.jpg for the homepage. At the moment I am working off an already existing html website I am a confused about what the white and green/blue part of the layout should be named, i.e. what file name it should have.

Thus far I have the bottom footer and the light blue background set up, but am at a lost for what the body file should be (to get it centred with the white background).

Thank you in advance for any help.

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closed as off topic by Michael, brasofilo, Stephen Harris, kaiser, toscho Nov 16 '12 at 22:45

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This doesn't appear to be a WordPress-specific question. It sounds like an HTML/CSS question. Note: WordPress doesn't really care how you define your HTML/CSS markup. – Chip Bennett Nov 16 '12 at 16:02
What are your theme-development references? Are you studying how to structure a theme? – brasofilo Nov 16 '12 at 17:00
I've reviewed the Codex (which I obviously need to review again) and I am using a book called Professional WordPress. Would you have any advice on other reference items/tools that can be used? Thank you very much. – lizl-d Nov 16 '12 at 17:46
Search this Stack as there are plenty of nice Q&A's. I'd suggest you to reframe the Question (or open a new altogether) asking specifics that you're not understanding. See: wordpress.stackexchange.com/questions/how-to-ask – brasofilo Nov 16 '12 at 18:25
@brasofilo You can add a tag link with using [tag:theme-development]. – kaiser Nov 16 '12 at 20:24

To the extent that this question is WordPress-related, here's what you need to know:

Start with a file named index.php.

Give that file the following markup:



get_template_part( 'loop' );




What you put inside those template-part files is entirely up to you.

For more detailed information, refer to the Codex:

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Hi, thank you for the clarification. Your answer was what I was looking for. (I apologize for phrasing it very poorly - I meant to ask about what the file name should be. I am new to WordPress and even after reading the Codex several times am still a bit confused.) Thanks very much. – lizl-d Nov 16 '12 at 16:13
No worries. I would recommend reading/understanding the Stepping Into Templates Codex entry, as that should answer most of your questions. – Chip Bennett Nov 16 '12 at 16:17
I hadn't gone over Stepping Into Templates but I did review Theme Development. I will be sure to re-read (and try my best) to understand everything. Thanks very much again. – lizl-d Nov 16 '12 at 17:44

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