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Author Topic: NANY 2013: wordpress-basetheme  (Read 6898 times)

justice

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NANY 2013: wordpress-basetheme
« on: November 23, 2012, 07:54:05 AM »
I’ve released a first look at “WordPress Base Theme“, a bare bones base for your own themes:

* DRY (don't repeat yourself)
* KISS (keep it simple stupid)
* easily customisable WordPress base theme.
* uses post formats (standard and link have been implemented)

You can build on this to speed up your own theme development. It's so minimal that I wouldn't recommend it as your final site theme. Instead it makes it trivial to apply your design to a wordpress blog, or to build out from this starting point.




There must be some wordpress users on DC, so feedback is welcome :) Pull requests are also.
« Last Edit: November 23, 2012, 08:12:26 AM by justice »

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Re: NANY 2013: wordpress-basetheme
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2012, 08:06:15 AM »
Big WordPress user, will have a look, thanks :)

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Re: NANY 2013: wordpress-basetheme
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2012, 08:30:24 AM »
What does it compare to, and why is it better?
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Re: NANY 2013: wordpress-basetheme
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2012, 08:35:39 AM »
Compared to starting from scratch: This is faster than that plus gives you a better base than piecing together snippets from the wordpress documentation, I have some of the work.
It's also (or will become with your help :P) a more reusable base to build off of than other themes and base themes I have seen around because I have left out functionality that is custom to your theme while sensibly implementing shared functionality.

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Re: NANY 2013: wordpress-basetheme
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2012, 05:56:40 AM »
1.1 now available
Download | View on GitHub

changes:
* updated styling and version
* previous next buttons on singles
* ie style targeting (unused), remove admin bar until supported, top nav
* archives added and accessibility improvement
* date permalinks
* consistent titling
* edit link in footer, no home
* moved comments into its own template file
* padding issue

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Re: NANY 2013: wordpress-basetheme
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2012, 08:51:07 AM »
The idea of making a good base theme that is clear and easy to understand and customize, that people can use as a starting point, sounds terrific.

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Re: NANY 2013: wordpress-basetheme
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2013, 05:02:23 AM »
Taking a look at this now - am about to build my first Wordpress theme and hope your base will ease the process.

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Re: NANY 2013: wordpress-basetheme
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2013, 06:11:29 AM »
Found another one called Starkers (http://nathanstaines...cles/starkers-html5/)