Organising WordPress Themes – Partial Templates


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

  1. Organising WordPress Themes – Partial Templates
  2. Organising WordPress Themes – Setting Up a Compass Project