Theme Development Process

Process notes: How to make and debug a WordPress theme Toolbox Debugging in WordPress. Debug bar. Developer Docs. Theme Developer Handbook: The Loop in Detail. Costum Headers. Costum Logo. Template file checklist. Automation (Nodejs) Nodejs is a must in rapid development. Here are some essential tools. SASS Much template work is tweaking the CSS. A… Continue reading Theme Development Process

Challenge: Write a Theme

One thing is to review themes. Another is to get it through the needle’s eye. Here’s the quest. Hack a theme that’ll meet all requirements and WordPress standards. The aim of the theme is to teach how to write a theme. In this way the theme will be usefull not only for me, but for… Continue reading Challenge: Write a Theme

Review: WordPress for Beginners (New for 2017)

If your’re running a WordPress blog or similar “WordPress for Beginners” is a source of inspiration and knowledge. For web developers: this book is not for you! Focus on Beginners Perhaps I should have known: “… for beginners” may just mean “for beginners”. I bought the bookazine. At home it was opened. Not much about code… Continue reading Review: WordPress for Beginners (New for 2017)

Didactic Template

I’m working on a didactic template with these features: Bootstrap (for responsive web design) Wp-navwalker (for the menu) During the development I’ve used SASS and Bower for rapid prototyping. The theme was validated by the theme check plugin.

Curriculum 2nd Semester

Reflow to the business academy Friday: on a meeting we prepared for the upcoming semester. I told the 2nd semester team about the ideas behind Twenty Seventeen. In many ways the theme for our first project and Twenty Seventeen are similar. It’s interesting to note, that topics we’ve worked on for the last two -three years find… Continue reading Curriculum 2nd Semester

The Role as WP Theme-reviewer

Anthropological field study II: experiences from the role as a theme-reviewer on make.wordpress.org It’s the next logical step To me the next logical step is to engage in themes. Since 2010 or so I have dabbled with themes. Testing themes is a challenge. Doing so will give valuable skills. That’s why I try out this role.… Continue reading The Role as WP Theme-reviewer

WordPress used by researcher to publish findings
WordPress used by researcher to publish findings

Observation

Today a fellow researcher mentioned that she wanted to publish her findings on a WordPress blog. The researchers with a multimedia background promised to give an introduction to “add images and media“.

Deduction I: WordPress is everywhere. It’s not just a question of the odd multimedia designer student mocking up a web presence or webshop. WordPress is a tool for researchers too.

Deducton II: WordPress is used because you can publish without code knowledge. The ease of use is a major key to the influence of WordPress.