I have previously used this site to purchase wordpress templates and I know exactly how to install wordpress, activate the templates and customize them.
I was wondering what do you do with site templates. How do they work?
Any help would be great.
I have knowledge of HTML but this probably isn’t enough to customize a site template is it.
I know how to use wordpress templates and customize them but I would imagine this would be a lot different.
There would be no CMS right? I’m guessing you upload the template directly to your host after customization instead of customizing in a platform like wordpress.
Site Templates are indeed not build on top of any CMS .
Themeforest is pretty strict about the documentation which template authors need to include with their template; this makes it relatively simple for buyers with basic HTML /CSS knowledge to use the template to build the site of their likings.
Also, many of the HTML /CSS templates sold here are pretty much complete functional sites (many of them mention how many coded pages are included in the theme).
Generally you’re right. A Site Template could be used inside a CMS with a lot of work at ripping it into pieces. The templates here are well written and documented. If you think you’re interested in the topic I’d suggest finding one you like, buying it and going through the code. If you can customize a Wordpress template you’ll probably understand most of what you’re looking at in a Site Template. CSS is heavily used so you might need to read up on that. Good luck.