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The Road to Thematic Version 1.0

(17 posts)
  • Started 11 years ago by Ian Stewart
  • Latest reply from Chris
  1. I'd like to hear your ideas for Thematic version 1.0. Just for fun right now. I'll start. :)

    1. Clean up the library. This is mostly my fault. I'm sure there's some consolidating that can be done here.

    2. Add hooks to the subsidiary asides.

    3. Unhook the theme options from a Child Theme. Or certain theme option.

    4. Hook into the theme options.

    5. Hook in the comments template so it can be unhooked and popped in somewhere else.

    6. Same with the navigation.

    7. Show those fools at the Academy they were wrong when they laughed at my theories! Wrong! Wrong! Mooohahahahhaha …

    … er. Ahem.

    Your thoughts?

    Posted 11 years ago #
  2. customize the childtheme with lots of heavily commented examples - make it like a tutorial of sorts.

    Posted 11 years ago #
  3. Conditional widgets as does this plugin as a theme feature with select-boxes where to show and where not.

    +1 for dwenaus suggestion: more and heavily commented examples.

    Posted 11 years ago #
  4. I agree. Thematic is a great framework YET. It needs tutorials. This is the key point.

    Posted 11 years ago #
  5. agree ... a lot of "How to" and "Tutorials" needed.
    (And a forum with a search option :-) )

    Cheers,
    Björn

    Posted 11 years ago #
  6. Ian has started the guide at http://themeshaper.com/thematic-for-wordpress/guide-customizing-thematic-theme-framework/ but maybe we need a place were everyone can edit the file collaboratively. Should we use the google code repository, or start a wiki?

    Posted 11 years ago #
  7. A Wiki is a good idea. Perhaps using http://www.instinct.co.nz/wordpress-wiki-plugin/

    Posted 11 years ago #
  8. Move the menu CSS into it's own stylesheet.

    Posted 11 years ago #
  9. Pre load widgets in the sidebar instead of coding them in: http://ptahdunbar.com/wordpress/droppin-knowledge-on-wordpress-how-to-preset-widgets-to-widget-areas/

    Posted 11 years ago #
  10. I' ve read the article written by Phat, this is a good enhancement. This is what I want from a framework.

    Posted 11 years ago #
  11. We should probably let child themes remove the jquery call altogether.

    Posted 11 years ago #
  12. We should probably start using the new get_search_form() so Child Themes can filter it if they like.

    Posted 11 years ago #
  13. I'd like to see a "base" theme (like the Skeleton theme for Hybrid, http://themehybrid.com/themes/skeleton) that would be a bare framework for developing themes. This would be most useful for developers who are very comfortable with css and would like to quickly create unique child themes without having to wade through the default stylesheets. Personally I'm finding the multiple stylesheets of Thematic to be a bit of a mishmash--and definitely the weak point of the framework--from the standpoint of visual design and flexibility.

    Posted 11 years ago #
  14. Started to work on 'The Bones' :-) .. should be ready somewhere on Sunday .. this weekend ;)

    Cheers,

    Chris

    Posted 11 years ago #
  15. In the spirit of DIY, I started creating my own barebones theme last evening ;-) Maybe we can compare versions at some point?

    Posted 11 years ago #
  16. It's something like my "customatic" ct, Chris knows what I mean...

    Posted 11 years ago #
  17. Not at all .. 'The Bones' will be a blank theme with the CSS markup in the style.css but without any definitions.

    Posted 11 years ago #

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