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They could now switch between themes with a single click or build their own custom themes using a variety of template files at their disposal more on this later. Named after the designer Michael Heilemanns favorite movie director, Stanley Kubrick, the theme showed off several of the new powerful features of WordPress 1.
It also showed off the new template functions. You can see Kubrick in action in Figure Figure The iconic Kubrick theme by Michael Heilemann This default theme for WordPress lasted half a decade and was replaced only when version 3. Even today, the theme is still used by more than 4 million WordPress users and is the 37th most popular theme in the WordPress. The first of the Twenty-somethings, Twenty Ten, is still the most downloaded theme in the WordPress themes repository, with more than half a million downloads.
It is much improved from Kubrick see Figure Probably because it was the first of the Twenty-something themes, which for the first time in years gave users a brand new style of WordPress. Twenty Ten introduced all the major new functionality introduced in WordPress 3.
WordPress version 3. The next default theme was of course Twenty Twelve, released along with WordPress version 3. It showed off plenty of the new goodies at the time, including the Theme customizer and a new, clean, mobile first responsive design.
Twenty Twelve is also the theme that brought with it a custom home page template and widgets, which at the time, seemed to be a nod to the shift of WordPress to a CMS as opposed to a conventional blogging platform. Chapter 1 Getting Started Twenty Thirteen Twenty Thirteen is the latest of the Twenty-somethings see Figure a dramatic contrast to past years themes.
The focus has shifted massively back to blogging with extreme use of the new post formats introduced in version 3.
The new Post Formats selector in version 3.
Theres now unique styling for each post format, putting an emphasis on the new functionality like that of the updated post formats and new media player. As much as I cant see the new version of WordPress making another dramatic shift away from acting as an outand-out CMS, I can see it as a move from the people at Automattic to turn the default themes focus back to its primary job as a blogging theme for use more with WordPress.
There is a lot to be learned from the way themes are built in terms of new functionality from the updated CMS.
But you can also see how WordPress has evolved into what it is today and ultimately what youre getting yourself into as a WordPress theme developer. Throughout this book, I hope to give you the skills to not only understand how a theme works but also to build your theme from scratch and be a true Theme Wrangler Automattics words, not mine!
WordPress in the near future At the time of writing WordPress is on version 3. Scheduled for mid-October version 3. From reading the Make WordPress Core blog it seems like automatic updates for minor versions only will be a big feature coming to version 3.
The next and possibly more interesting major update is also being worked on in parallel with the version 3. Version 3. This book builds on your current knowledge of PHP and web development to create a WordPress theme from scratch. It uses a real-world theme example that you can build, to demonstrate each feature in a practical way.
It shows you how to take control of WordPress with custom posts types and taxonomies, and covers anatomy and hierarchy, use of the loop, hooks, short codes, plug-ins and much more. WordPress is one of the most successful open-source blogging and content management systems available, and theme development has become a major part of the WordPress ecosystem.
Adam Onishi is a professional web developer now living and working in London, England. His love of WordPress began at his first agency in Oxford developing custom themes for clients. It is a 21 page eBook which guides you on which Plugin should be used, which one should be skipped and what is the best time to use a Plugin.
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