You already have the structure, reskin it to be secular and offer it as a new product.
From a design perspective, the logo area is a bit limiting.
You got the skills, so shake it off and keep at it.
The contact form has to work. If there are other themes here with non working forms, I am sure they would be outed in the comments. There are likely lots of examples out there for it or you could just use the contact form 7 plugin. Good luck.
It is a single template. It doesn’t generate anything in the html and I don’t really know a way to check what the php is doing other than just to throw some echo statements in there (I am sure there is a better way). Here is my code for single-portfolio.php: http://pastie.org/2814904
Thank you for posting. I can’t get this to work, though it may be my error. Does it go within the main look or out?
Hey, I would really appreciate a bit of help…
I have a custom post type, porfolio, and custom taxonomy, portfolio-category. What I need to do is to get the categories of the current post and list the titles of other posts in the same categories.
It has me baffled but then that show where I am at with wp I guess… anyway, if you know the way, I would really appreciate it.
Dude, don’t give up 40% just for some shortcodes. It is too easy to implement especially if you managed to code everything else. Just reverse engineer some other code.
Chris Coyier’s videos from Lynda.com are really good and take you through converting a design to a wordpress theme. Of course these aren’t free… here are some free videos from the same dude, just maybe not as in depth. http://css-tricks.com/823-designing-for-wordpress-complete-series-downloads/ wp.tutsplus.com – from envato themeselves. http://net.tutsplus.com/tutorials/wordpress/how-to-create-a-wordpress-theme-from-scratch/ Of course the codex, but maybe not the very easiest place to start.
Don’t start with an elaborate framework but rather a simple theme… rip it apart and see how it ticks and see if you can build it back together another way. Though not a simple theme, twentyeleven is a well written theme.
There is a lot out there really… just jump into it…
I definitely agree with the unbranded admin. Just make it look like it is part of WordPress.
@OrganicBeeMedia you rock! That’s gonna work for me. Thanks…
I usually do a sitemap on paper for planning, build a mock up in Illustrator, write static html/css and then convert to wp. Likely that is the long way around but works best for me at this point.Damn… that’s like fortune 500 design. Maybe I’m a cyborg, I see code visually and always start off with a div. To me, websites are just geometric shapes. A bunch of squares and rectangles in a snazzy arrangement.
Just how I roll I guess… Don’t read too much into it. The sitemap is just something quick to plan out navigation and such, not something that takes more than 30 minutes. Still, creating a mock up, for me at least, always works out better.