Big news in these parts! I’ve got a totally redesigned website here at MRWweb.com.
Two new websites and my first public theme were all welcomed to the world in the past two months. Take a moment to get to know them!
The WordPress theme landscape is vast and wild. It is a terrifying place, really, with lots of hidden dangers and dark corners. There are many things to consider when looking for a WordPress theme for your website. Here are some of the pointers I often give when the topic arises.
Let me pull back the curtains a bit so you can see how one WordPress theme—think of it as a design—can be turned into many unique websites. In this case, the Twenty Twelve theme helped two clients get beautiful sites.
This past weekend, I built a site for an amazing student group and nonprofit in Grinnell, Iowa. As a former founding member of the Social Entrepreneurs of Grinnell, I wanted to continue helping the group in an exciting time: They’re a finalist for an award from the White House! Read about the site I built, and please take a moment to vote for SEG.
WordPress uses a technique called child theming to create a new design based on an existing theme (a set of files that defines a WordPress design). In June, I gave a presentation to the Seattle WordPress meetup about child theme uses and techniques. This post contains the slides of that presentation and an example of one recent project in which I used the child theming technique.
WordPress websites use “themes” to give them custom designs. Picking the right theme, though, is quite challenging. You can purchase themes, modify themes, or hire someone (like me) to design and build a custom theme. Each strategy has pros and cons which I’ll walk you through in this post.