Styling WordPress

WordPress

So you have installed _S. And from here the rest is styling. Styling WordPress can be a daunting task. Especially if you don’t know the relevant ids and classes etc. But there is hope. Have a look here:

Rapid Prototyping – or the new workflow

Images in Child Themes / Themes

How to display images in a theme or childtheme in WordPress.

On Linux and perhaps some Mac systems you may have to change the owner of the folder to daemon:daemon and set chmod to 777 during development.

When you launch the site online the file permissions must be more strict. Make sure that:

  • All directories should be 755 or 750.
  • All files should be 644 or 640. Exception: wp-config.php should be 440 or 400 to prevent other users on the server from reading it.

Sometimes the images will not display because of user rights. On Linux and perhaps Mac you may have to set the owner to daemon and the usergroup to daemon:

  • # sudo chown -R daemon:daemon yourWordPressFolder/

Know WordPress

  1. Create some posts. Just some text that comes to your mind.
  2. Add an image to the post.
  3. Why not share a video from YouTube.
    Tip: just paste the share link into your post. Save and see …
  4. Create a page. Adorn with videos and images you fancy.
  5. Add your page to the menu.
  6. Go to the frontend. Try out your menu.
  7. Write a post where you explain the difference between a PAGE and a POST. The intended target group is a teenager who sees WordPress for the first time.
  8. How can you add a POST to your menu?
  9. Try out the themes.
    1. Find alternative themes online.
    2. Install them.
    3. Choose one that you fancy.
  10. Upload a screendump (or screendumps) of your work to fronter. That’s the mandatory assignment for today.