It’s perfect for someone who does not know code but knows how to edit options by clicking buttons…
You can add content to your site, similar to adding the comments you just added above, by just entering text into a box and hitting a button, obviously there are much more options, but its basically a website straight out the box with some really advanced features making life easier for the user….
I’m developing it on localhost, I am so close to being done.
I have to contemplate on whether to share it or not, I think it could bring positive momentum if I share but it could also bring some negative effects if I do.
@Vasterad Glad I am not the only one, I see it’s good that you are on your toes before each release so that you do crank out the best theme possible. It reaps so many benefits doing things up to standard, you can’t claim to be a web designer or themer if your work is sloppy… It’s just like building a home, you need to construct it the most optimal way possible without cheats and hacks…
@dekciw yeah I shouldn’t have boasted like that, and put that out there. I am just concerned about code more than design, design is just cosmetic and can be changed fairly simple (I use simple loosely) its the bones that are the most important, and I am excited how far I came as far as learning PHP and JS but I am not 100% confident it’s up to standard, mainly because fiddling with it a lot and it being slightly unorganized (unorganized coding can confuse even the author).
I guess ill have to keep working and submit when I think it’s ready… It’s more about finding a way to be more productive and get as much as I can done, I need to get off the forums and back to work… (this refers to the fact that this project is wearing me down, I am ready to wrap things up, I think if I find ways to be more productive and organized I will succeed)
Thanks, keep chiming in it’s nice to see new input during my short breaks.
@bobural great optimistic look on it, I LOVE it. Thanks that was the pick up I needed!!!
@kungfu I agree, but I prefer to design in the browser, and have been designing websites for clients for a long time, so my HTML CSS is pretty professional, of course I can always improve and I admit I am not the best.
So I didn’t just jump into wordpress I took a long time to transition. So I already made that leap, I am not so worried about design, but more about SOLID code…
I think you are speaking of the minified file? Typically the style is all in one css line and all jumbled up.
That is if you are having trouble with the CSS, if you are speaking about editing it in design view then I can’t really help, as I hardly ever use design view.
But that is something to keep in mind the .min files, that is all I can think of….
I hope you resolve your issue ASAP!
I have worked a long time, day in and day out, loosing my sanity trying to make sure my theme is perfect.
I read a lot of the rules, and understand the quality (obviously) has to be amazing, this is no problem, I believe it should be nothing but the best, but this is making me so nervous I am afraid I will never even release the theme, and have had wasted a lot of time.
I’ve googled some WP theme checklists, but to existing authors what would you say is some key points to keep in mind before submitting a theme?
Does a theme NEED a slider? What makes a high selling theme (tough question, so many factors, but in making sure a theme sells well what are some basic mistakes that can be avoided)
I would just like some insight into an authors mind who has passed inspection, were you as nervous as me?
I used some opensource projects, like an options panel. When it comes to code like opensource and things like bootstrap (I mean I feel like bootstrap made things too easy? what are your takes on using frameworks that populate most of the css? I mean it makes it soo easy it’s scary?)
Im rambling, but I want to release this theme soon, and would like a little assurance haha thanks!
I was in your shoes not to long ago, meaning I knew HTML, CSS, but didn’t feel my code was as professional and up to standard. If I wanted to be taken serious in the web design world I would need more clean code, but what helped me improve was studying source.
I have seen other authors here mention this, and I totally agree. Studying source code, and dissecting it really helps. Really it’s one step at a time, JS should be after HTML/CSS. The first time JS clicked was when I downloaded jaralax its a cool way to make elements move when a user scrolls their mouse, just by playing with that I understood JS basically manipulates HTML CSS, and since I knew HTML/CSS I could understand why and when to use JS opposed to a few years back when JS made no sense….
So moral of the story, study source download some opensource projects and fiddle with things yourself, I confirm lyndia.com and nettuts are amazing resources but IMO I think google + source is the best way to learn.
Bootstrap is a framework, most likely the author has a main stylesheet, typically named style.css, main.css, master.css, or all.css the main stylesheets provide the feel of the site (the actual design) then bootstrap typically comes in as a framework, providing columns, rows, containers, and a grid system.
If you already know that, then I am not sure what your question is.
What are you trying to edit exactly? I wouldn’t recommend editing too much of the bootstrap unless it’s typography stuff and perhaps you want to change some column sizes, if you do change the size of the container there is usually several instances you want to change so use dreamweaver search tool.
I just used bootstrap in the theme I am working on, I started with foundation by zurb but decided to use bootstrap because it was more flexible with what I needed. So I felt like I should chime in about bootstrap, but honestly I am not 100% sure what you’re asking, I am just ranting hehe…
That question doesn’t make sense, are you asking if you can inter grade an admin template into a WordPress theme?
I mean you could use an admin template’s code and inter grade it into the admin area, but you would just be picking the CSS and some HTML, the admin themes are for looks not function, you would need to learn PHP or hire a PHP developer.
Depending on your needs it would be better to use an admin theme apart from the WordPress back end and just create a custom back end using PHP.
Before I knew much PHP I used a freelancer script on Code Canyon and inter graded an admin theme with the HTML CSS.
Trust me, it will take a lot of learning and work. If it’s something you’re prepared to do, then go for it play around with it, I wouldn’t recommend doing it for a client if your skills aren’t up to par, but by all means do it for a personal project and you will be good enough to charge for it, or implement it in your own business.
Good stuff guys, yeah that has me sweating a little bit, I have studied some themes code to fully understand things like the functions.php and shortcodes.php etc etc, it’s good to know that is it NOT okay to use any of that code.
So I will continue to learn from the other themes but do my best to rewrite it into my own handwritten PHP.
That said, what do you guys do as far as shortcodes.php and functions.php do you modify open source code, or create it from scratch and use it as your own framework, I don’t think that would be so bad, just coding it one time then reusing it in all future themes.