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Theme developement for the php impaired (5 posts)

  1. ronaldfuquay
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Ok so I am trying to develop a new theme, but here is the deal, I know just enough about php to adjust and tweak things when needed, but building templates and function files are a bit beyond my current reach (I did just start with WordPress about 6 months ago so I am learning).

    Now, I have made many child themes from twentyeleven/twelve, etc since I have been learning but I am wondering if there is a better way of doing this even for the php impaired like me. It always seems that I have to undo tons of css from the parent theme in my child theme before I can even start on my css (which adds to code bloat).

    I looked into underscores since it seems to be a clean css slate but it seems to not have all of the functionality you would need in a theme with it (like the ability to add a logo for a header). It still requires some php know-how to get off and running. It seems more like a good head start for those who do know php for theme development.

    I think I need to find something that has all of the functionality and php (templates, etc) ready to go, but with a blank css slate for me to design on. Does something like this exist? are these what Genesis and iThemes Builder are?

    Thank you for any advice

  2. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 11 months ago #

  3. Bullvinne Designs
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Isnt toolbox the predecessor to Underscores? Also it seems to have not been updated for almost 2 years so the code is probably outdated, wouldn't you think?

  4. Bullvinne Designs
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Also, I would think a child theme would be a better place to hold css then a plugin, or am I missing something?

  5. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 11 months ago #

    I think I have answered this:

    I think I need to find something that has all of the functionality and php (templates, etc) ready to go, but with a blank css slate for me to design on.

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