The root directory of your WordPress theme can get pretty crowded pretty fast as a project get steadily more complex. One thing that I found used to frustrate me was differentiating at a glance, my partial template files, from my page template files, from all the others that find their way in there.
De-cluttering your workspace makes it easier to spot items you require at a glance, helping you to avoid losing concentration whilst you’re working.
This becomes especially true when you start collaborating on a project, using task runners and css pre-compilers. All these things can make a theme fairly bulky, so if you know where everything is going to be in advance then it can help to speed up your work process.
Other articles in this series
- Organising WordPress Themes – Partial Templates
- Organising WordPress Themes – Setting Up a Compass Project