Your own WordPress theme – create a theme with underscore.me

Using your own theme:

  • allows more control over the code and structure of our project,
  • It’s easier to find yourself in an ’empty’ template than in a WordPress theme you’ve created e.g. Twenty Twenty,
  • we can create a ‘tailor-made’ design according to our client’s needs, which cannot always be realized in the created theme due to the limitations of the theme.

How to create your own theme / template ?

Let’s start

We assume that we have a wordpress system installed regardless of whether the destination is on the server or locally. We proceed to download the theme.

Go to https://underscores.me and enter the name of our theme. Then click the GENERATE button.

We unpack the downloaded package with our motif to the folder with our WordPress motifs.

We move on to activating our motive. Go to Themes and activate our theme.

Our motif is not stylized and without additional “fireworks”, but that’s the beauty of our motif. Everything can be styled in our own way and created from scratch.


Creating your own theme with underscore.me is extremely easy. The page generates an “empty theme” for us and simply add it to the corresponding theme and activate it in the WordPress panel. Now you can move on to styling your own theme, writing the functionality we need and rewriting the structure for our project.