Use a SASS in WordPress Themes

A SASS mixin can save you from writing hundreds of CSS-lines in your WordPress theme. One of the great features of SASS is mixins. They resemble a function in ordinary programming. You create a series of commands, and pass certain variables. Then you don’t have to write the same code over and over again. The _S […]

Teaching WordPress Themes from Scratch

Here’s the challenge for the class: Create a repo on Github. Create a WordPress theme from scratch. During the six hour lesson files, such as: functions.php header.php footer.php style.css index.php was presented one by one. The students had to create their own version of a WordPress theme on Github. As far as I could see there […]

Working on a minimal viable theme

The concept “minimal viable production” is a common concept in agile projects. I’m working on a minimal viable WordPress theme. The rules are: The theme must validate according to WordPress Standards. The design is not important. So it’s all about function then. You can follow the development of the theme here (petj-mvp). The design is inspired […]

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 […]