Chris J Wilson

Krakow Street photographer

The First Update to CJW theme

I’ve been working on a little update to CJW theme which added a couple of new features that I’ve been after for a while. It’s been a great way to develop my skills in Genesis theme development but also to make the site I want rather than defaulting to a stock WordPress theme (not that there is anything necessarily wrong with that).

The newest features include

  • a widgetised homepage [I need to customise this a bit]
  • moving the nav bars to the top and bottom of the page
  • updating a few small details like font sizes etc.

The next steps are refining the homepage, adding a Gravatar to the theme header area (I’ve done this, but there’s a few tiny little details I need to refine), changing the colour scheme a bit more, refining the homepage, and probably some other ideas that I want.

Obviously, these will take some time to work through (in some cases I need to work out exactly what I want) but I thought it was worth updating the theme already as a sign of progress and further encouragement to push forward.

Once I’ve goethe CJW theme into a state I’m happy with, I plan to put it up on Github as a free download with some clever name (like theme awesome). I’d love people to take a look at the code and help me refine it. If you are interested in using this theme on your own site, you’ll need a self hosted WordPress website and the Genesis Framework (which does cost money).

By the way, if you want a WordPress theme but can’t find a good theme out there (on the interwebs) that is “just right” send me a message and we’ll see if I can help you out in some way or another.

About Chris Wilson

I'm an English as a Foreign Language teacher in Krakow, Poland in my spare time I love taking photos. This is my blog.

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