WordPress Templates VS Themes: What is the difference?

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What is the difference between WordPress Themes and WordPress Templates?

The short answer is this:

WordPress templates define the structure of your pages and posts while a WordPress theme defines the entire structure of your website.

Your header and footer design, color settings, typography, homepage, everything is generated by the code in your active WordPress theme.

In this video, I will show you some WordPress template examples and themes that give you even more options to choose from.

Let me start with the default theme of WordPress, which is now Twenty Twenty.

Now, let me install another theme and see if I can get more templates and options.

This is Neve, which is made by Themeisle, the owner of this channel.

If I edit the first blog post, you can see that there is no post attribute tab but I can access the post settings which allows getting full control over my template.

I can set up Contained or Full-Width template, choose to display the sidebar on the left or right, or I can even deactivate it completely.

So, a WordPress theme controls everything on your website while a WordPress template is for pages, and posts as well as things like sections and widgets, if you are using a page-builder.

Each WordPress theme comes with unique templates and some of them deliver a great collection of starter sites that you can use to quickly create a full WordPress website in minutes.

Astra, for example, is one of the best examples which has an outstanding collection of starter sites.

Ocean WP, Colibri, Hestia all of these themes are filled with great demo content which you can import with just a couple of clicks.

I hope this video was helpful and now you understand what is the difference between WordPress themes and templates.

Let me know what is your favorite WordPress theme in the comments section below.

I would like to see some websites designed with these themes and I will feature the best ones in a new video about WordPress website examples.

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Mazi has nine years of web development experience with the past five years spent honing his skills with WordPress plugins and themes. He's an expert in WooCommerce and is the author of the Simple Sales Tax plugin, a popular sales tax compliance solution for WooCommerce. Brett understands the importance of excellent communication, prides himself on producing high-quality code, and is comfortable working solo or as part of a team.

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