Bootstrap + Crelly + Types + Redux = Best Custom WordPress Theme

Are you a web developer? Looking to create your first custom wordpress theme? Then here is the starting point. Let’s know what all the things you need to create your first custom wordpress theme without spending a single penny. Yes, all the resources that are needed to create custom wordpress theme are free, all you need is to spend some time to know the structure of wordpress theme and get familiar with it.

Once you get familiar with wordpress theme building and create your first wordpress theme, you will regret “Why I did not learn it earlier?”. Of course you might find it difficult to come up with your first custom wordpress theme but later you will really love it.

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Resources Needed to Create a Perfect Custom WordPress Theme

Tools & Plugins Needed to Create Custom WordPress Theme


You might be already familiar with the Bootstrap if you are a web developer. Bootstrap is a mobile first front-end web development framework to build responsive websites that works well with mobile, tablet and PCs.

Also read: A Collection of Bootstrap 4 Resources [Best of the web]

Check out Bootstrap

Crelly Slider

Slider is an important component of a website. Crelly is a responsive drag and drop slider plugin for wordpress that let you create layered slider with text and images. You can also add slide transition effects to your slider elements with Crelly slider.

Also read How to Embed Crelly Slider in your WordPress Template

Know more about Crelly slider


Types is a free custom posts and custom fields plugin that let you create custom post types as well as custom fields for your wordpress website. For example you can add “Portfolio” post type to your website with Types plugin if your clients demands it.

Have a look at Types plugin

Redux Framework

Redux framework let you create a powerful option page (theme settings panel) for your custom wordpress theme so that your clients can customize the theme easily, like changing the logo and customizing the color scheme etc. Redux is an open source option framework for wordpress.

Check out Redux Framework

Article by Shrinivas Naik

Hi, This is Shrinivas I am a web developer and WordPress enthusiast. I am also a hobby blogger who loves to write about WordPress, web tools, blogging and technology.

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