Artisteer es una herramienta que nos puede ayudar para crear nuestras propias plantillas de WordPress, Joomla!, Drupal, DotNetNuke y Blogger. Es una herramienta de diseño web automatizado que nos permite diseñar por completo el front-end de cualquiera de las herramientas anteriores.

En esta ocasión, os dejo el tutorial original de Artisteer para instalar y usar una plantilla de WordPress.

Installing WordPress Themes

  1. Access your Web server using an FTP client or Web server administration tools.
  2. Create a folder for your specific theme under "wp-content/themes" folder within WordPress installation.
    For example: <WordPressFolder>wp-contentthemes<YourThemeName>
  3. Copy or upload theme files exported from Artisteer into the newly created <YourThemeName> folder.
  4. Login to your WordPress administration panel and select Design -> Themes.
  5. In the 'Available Themes' section click on your theme title or screenshot, then click the 'Activate Theme' link to activate it.

For more information please refer to the official WordPress documentation:

Creating localized WordPress Themes with Artisteer

When exporting themes Artisteer automatically includes several language files obtained from WordPress Website at

Specifically French, German, Italian and Spanish translations are exported by Artisteer in the WordPress compliant file naming format: <country>_<lang>.mo

For example German language file is:

Installing additional language support

To include a different or additional language support in your Worpdress theme please find and copy the desired language files into your specific WordPress theme folder.

You can find the additional language files in your default theme folder

or on the WordPress Website at

To select a different language than your current WordPress language, change the "define" function in the wp-config.php file, for example: define('WPLANG', 'de_DE').

Editing translations

To edit translations for your language please download and install Codestyling Localization plug-in from

Then in WordPress administration select Manage -> Localization.

Customizing the Footer

To customize the template footer via WordPress 2.6+ administration:

  • go to Administration -> Appearance -> Footer
  • edit the HTML

Please note that the footer content will be placed within the Paragraph container (<p>).