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[closed] Excellent base for child themes (40 posts)

  1. Tim Nicholson
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Also, to chime in on the browser compatibility discussion... I do understand why the theme designer would want to keep this default WordPress theme simple, browser compatibility is by far the hardest CSS coding out there and way beyond a typical user's ability to address. So I feel that browser compatibility should be a huge priority in a theme designed for this purpose. This theme isn't even distributed with WordPress core yet and there are hundreds of thousands of sites using it on WordPress.com as their *production* site theme.

  2. Tomas Mackevicius
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    If you need footer widgets, you can check this out:

    Additionally, I have added a three widget section to the footer, since that functionality existed in Twenty Eleven and was very useful. The widgets in the footer are optional, but available for use.

    http://github.com/jlyman/Twenty-Twelve-Schema.org-Child-Theme/blob/master/README.md

  3. Tim Nicholson
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks TomasM. Code looks good and simple enough. I happen to want 3 footer columns, just like you coded it. Thanks for pulling that together for us. Maybe WordPress will incorporate it for Twenty Thirteen or something ;-)

    I'd love to see the footer code determine how many widgets are assigned and set the number of columns appropriately. At least to support 1-4 columns (and be responsive as well).

  4. LandonAB
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    @TomasM, thanks for sharing this.

  5. Tim Nicholson
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Also, in playing with this on my test site I noticed that this theme conflicts with the Jetpack mobile theme option. I like Jetpack's mobile menu much better (it says +menu, has a small search box, and the menu itself is shaded thus looking more like a normal drop-down menu). Jetpack also lets you choose post excerpts instead of full articles which is essential for a mobile site.

    However, with Jetpack mobile activated, it doesn't honor this theme's special home page feature (full width page with special widget area). I'd like to see this fixed so they work together. Especially since Jetpack and Twenty Twelve are both official Automattic delivered code.

  6. Tomas Mackevicius
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I want to point that I'm not the author of that theme. Please comment here for the support:

    http://www.joshualyman.com/twenty-twelve-schema-org-child-theme/

    Also code is pretty old over there, so I would use code from Twenty Twelve Track repository and add the footer and footer CSS rules to it.

  7. melster777
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I agree with mor10

    twenty 12 looks great as a base theme.

    maybe can anyone share a starter child theme template for twenty twelve.

    thanks in advance.

  8. Dominor Novus
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    @melster777: If I'm understanding you correctly, you simply need to create your own.

    Official instructions here: http://codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes

    You can reverse or forward engineer the parent theme from there.

  9. fourmip
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi, I'd tried the modifications to this theme on my own dev site with the beta releases, but now it's out for WP 3.5 I can finally apply it to my (only) client site (it's my local playgroup).

    It looks great on IE8 - even on IE6 - and I just want to thank everyone that's been involved in the development.

  10. Rev. Voodoo
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    @melster777

    http://vudu.me/2012child
    Is a basic 2012 Child theme you are welcome to start with!

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