Design/build: WordPress themes

from design prototype to theme : how to get started


Looking after our site

Any website using a CMS will require looking after. This will involve settings for backups, security as well as performance. This post outlines which plugins I’d recommend for each of these 3 aspects.

Automattic’s AI data handling

With the current rise of the AI in every corner of the web, it seems there are some troubling developments affecting our chosen CMS, WordPress. The recent headlines seem to imply that Automattic have sold out entirely – though this is not quite true.

WordPress 101

There are many many tutorials out there that will go through the various stages of building a theme. This is the one that Fabiana found useful in her MP journey and it might help you too ツ

post thumbnails

Additions like post thumbnails are not currently part of the tutorial itself and so the theme here does not include this feature. This post will outline the steps needed to add this feature to our theme by adding 2 code snippets.

MP tips

As you’re all in the midst of your WP theme builds, I thought it might be useful to summarise some important aspects for workflow and setup for WP. A few reminders of basics and some things to avoid. Content Out This goes without saying really ~ don’t even attempt to start on your theme build […]

Easy WP Guide

While there’s tons to learn to build a theme for WordPress, you’ll of course have to be familiar with using it for content publishing in the first place. This is an excellent manual, written for publishers and available to read for free online ~ well worth checking out before diving deeper into themes. A simple, […]