The title may strike you as a bit ominous, but fear not. Underscores, our popular starter theme for WordPress theme development, isn’t going anywhere. As we continue to push for consistency in themes and imagine what they might become with Gutenberg, we’re bringing our attention back to Underscores. 🚀 For the last year and a half, we’ve … Continue reading “The Future of Underscores and A New Committer”
I’ve got a new project I’m really excited to share with you. In fact, it’s all about sharing. It’s my new home for all the best WordPress stuff—Plugins, Tutorials, Themes, Good ideas—the stuff I find on my crawls through the WordPress-flavored web. It’s easy to spell and it’s fun to say.
It’s Wpazo. Check it out and then come back here to find out more about it.
Wow. Just, wow. Chris Wallace has outdone himself with the advanced Thematic Child Theme he’s released through Smashing Magazine. It’s called Gallery and it’s amazing. Like every theme released through Smashing Magazine, Gallery is just packed with loads of cool features.
Gallery—like every theme released through Smashing Magazine—is just packed with loads of cool features.
- A jQuery slide hover effect on thumbnails
- Lazyloading for thumbnails
- Built-in social media links for each gallery item
- Seamless integration with the following plugins: WP-PostRatings, BuySellAds plugin, and Contact Form 7
- And, of course, it’s built on Thematic.
Make sure you check this one out if you’re looking at producing a Gallery or Portfolio site. Smashing Magazine calls it “extremely flexible” and recommends it as a “starting point for design galleries and portfolios”. Get the Gallery Theme.
In this post you’ll learn to take advantage of Filter Hooks in your WordPress Child Themes. Filter Hooks are an essential weapon in your WordPress Theming arsenal. With them you’ll have almost complete control over the HTML created by your WordPress Theme—without touching any template files.
Warning: things will get a little technical on this one but hang in there—you’re about to become an expert in this stuff.
In this post you’ll learn how to leverage modular CSS in your WordPress Child Themes by looking into another directory with
@import or the
tag. We’ll be making a Child Theme called Chiron that will use the modular CSS of the Thematic Theme. A theme you can use as the basis for further customization—and for following along with future posts in this series.
You’ll also get a brief introduction to the concept of using Filter Hooks in your theme—something that we’ll be looking at more closely in a later post.
In this post you’ll learn all the basics of WordPress Child Themes: WordPress Child Theme file structure, how to make any WordPress Theme a blank framework, how to import Parent Theme CSS styles, how to override Parent Theme styles, and how to override Parent Theme Template files. You’ll also learn that all of this is incredibly easy and within your grasp and that it might just change how you think about WordPress and Theme development.
ThemeShaper’s been redesigned. If you haven’t seen it yet, or want a tour of the design, click on over from your feed-reader, or empty your browser cache. Let me tell you what all the fuss is about.
The last redesign was, a little hasty. It introduced a lot of good things to this site and kept a lot of the bad. And so, for a while now, I’ve been working on a new Thematic Child Theme for ThemeShaper called, The Break.
The ibsTeam Real Estate Directory has released a monster of a WordPress Child Theme for Thematic. It’s a “basic 3-column, fixed width theme with 13 widget-ready areas that allows you to turn a simple blog into a fully functional real estate web site.” And it’s called Simple Realty.
In this post I’m going to show you how to take WordPress Menu Editing to the next level. You’re going to learn how to use Primary and Secondary menus in your WordPress theme; Add descriptive sub-title links to your menu items like some popular WordPress themes and sites; Filter the menu of a WordPress theme; Add special CSS classes to
wp_page_menu; and finally, how to hand-code your own WordPress menu for the ultimate in control.
Here’s how to make your WordPress menu jump through hoops.
Want to get started developing the perfect WordPress theme for your blog? Want to do it with Thematic? And don’t know where to begin? You’re not alone. That’s why I’ve starting something I’m calling the Thematic Development Series. A series of Thematic Child Themes that show you how I would get it done. First up, The Thematic Power Blog Theme.