WordPress Theme Explorations

I think I might start posting more about my adventures in WordPress theming. I’ve been doing this for a while, and although I could consider myself anything but expert, I’d like to think I have a pretty good understanding of how to put a WordPress theme together.

Here’s what I’ve been doing lately:

I’ve just sorted out a workflow and development environments at home and at work, and a routine for keeping the files I’m working on in sync across both. I’m using Google Drive for this, and I’ll be looking into sharing my files via this route so stay tuned.

I’ve used the  Themeshaper ‘Ultimate WordPress Theme Tutorial’ multiple times to create a variety of themes, including the current one and the blank testbed that I’m going to be using from now on. It’s slightly out of date with a few deprecated calls included, but I’ll be hunting those down and revealing how to update them in future.

I have a few themeing projects  in view at the moment; The first is a re-skin and re-theme of this blog, and the second is an experimental project which I’m hoping to get some collaborators in on.

As part of this blog’s redesign I’m going to be looking into adding extra functionality to the my blank theme such as, multiple custom headers and backgrounds, changing design elements depending on the content of the page, and other neat tricks. I’ll be revealing how these things are achieved as I go.

The experiment is going to be an ongoing and long term thing, I may reveal more regarding it in future if it actually get’s off the ground and I can learn what I need to to make it work. But it’s going to be interesting to say the least.

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