Last night I gave a short talk at the WordPress Louisville meetup. The idea of child themes had been mentioned tangentially during other talks, but I thought I’d explain them head-on for a few minutes. My slides (including the couple videos) are in the Cloudup stream below, along with a few links.
One of my projects to finish out 2015 is to create a new WordPress theme. Getting more concrete than that has been hard – it’s clear I’ve never really worked on a design process before. To help get me going I started scanning through the theme directory for WordPress.com and speaking out loud why I liked certain […]
The new WordPress theme, Apostrophe, makes me want to start a magazine of some sort. Beautiful and responsive, it has a great layout for sites pushing lots of content. You can download it for your self-hosted site or activate it on WordPress.com here: Apostrophe | WordPress theme Also kudos to fellow Automattician Konstantin Kovshenin, who built Apostrophe’s […]
I had previously written on how I customized my blog with Hew, here on WordPress.com. The Hew theme is now available on the WordPress.org theme repo as well. Hew If you have a self-hosted site and use Hew, feel free to use any of my CSS adjustments. I recommend activating the Jetpack plugin for its CSS editor.
When the designers at WordPress.com released the theme, Hew, I immediately liked it. I had been using Vertigo because it was unique and odd, just like me. It also used post formats, which I like. But Hew gave me a chance to turn my page into something less driven by the theme itself and more representative […]