week 8 – WordPress Themes

  • Agenda
  • Housekeeping
  • WordPress Themes : menus
  • WordPress Themes : different home page
  • Work session take two

Housekeeping

Design observations

  • Tag clouds and search boxes
  • Main navigation – think mouseover/dropdown [FOCUS!]
  • Sharing -> social blog post footer
  • Find me -> social sidebar
  • Themes with custom front pages
  • Reminder: category as a main navigation item
  • See Anatomy of a Blog Post (best practices)

Picking a theme

  • Small groups – how / what would you do differently?
  • Things to consider : theme options, custom menus, responsive design

Customizing your theme

Next week

  • Your site needs to be ready for peer review

Our final week

  • We will set up your site to work so that all is needed is the domain name (no /wordpress)
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