…and we’ve got a fab new companion site to go with it. Check out the WordPress Visual Quickstart Guide: Second Edition site.
Designing for WordPress is one of our favorite things – and writing about it is a close second. We were lucky enough to do both for this project, creating a companion theme to the book as part of the process of walking users through the creation of a simple theme from scratch.
Simple is the key word here; we’ve got a few bells and whistles, but for the most part this theme is a simple showcase of the power of WordPress.
Here are some of the features of this custom theme:
- Text-based header, which pulls in both the site title and the tagline from the WordPress admin
- Author pages, which display each author’s profile information as well as a Gravatar and links to their published articles on the site
- An author overview section at the bottom of each post
- A simple portfolio section, which uses custom post types to display a thumbnail image, URL, description and relevant tags for each portfolio item
- Google Ads integration in the sidebar
And maybe the coolest part? You can download the whole theme. For free.