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Don’t confuse WordPress templates: header.php, sidebar.php, and ect., as layout/graphical representation of your website. These files are about HTML document structure, not layout. You can moch-up your page however you like.

header.php – from html doctype to body tag

index.php – from body tag to footer tag

footer.php – from footer tag to end of document

Then your index.php would require all the necessary parts to form HTML document, like so…

// beginning of index.php

// your layout, html that makes up your app
// look into WordPress loop, it’s what interacts with the database and get’s all the appropriate data into the template.

//end of index.php

Actually, you can just have index.php and your style.css file and your site will work. See [Template Hierarchy](

Hope that helps