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Getting a Theme to Fit WordPress Guidelines

  • Not entirely sure this is the right place for inquires such as this, as the place is denoted for non wordpress hosted theme development, but I figured I’d give this a shot after working on a theme for a while.

    So anyway, I’m an amateur when it comes to coding, but I wanted to design a theme for a blog. Seeing as I can’t afford web hosting, I determined to try and get it on WordPress.com, so that I might use it and others could as well.

    However, upon looking at the, what seem to be, pretty strict guidelines, I’m not sure if i can get the code up to snuff and include everything I must for the them- for instance I have no clue as to how to include the wordpress.com $30 a month theme customizing functions/capabilities.

    Aside from that, I was going for a theme that is purposely bare, as a result some standard things are missing, such as a general nav menu, and I’ve moved sidebar content to the footer instead.

    Here are a few images of the live test I have for the site at the moment to give everyone an idea.

    Img 1

    Img 2 (Shows footer/sidebar widgets)

    For further reference, when hovering over links (Such as site title and read more arrow,) They display the meta date color.

    Anyway, I was wondering if anyone could sort of guide me on this, or if anyone thinks the design is decent enough to do a little more work on, I’d happily turn over the files to someone who knows they can mold it into a functioning theme and get it onto wordpress.com- again I want to use it, but can only do so if i can find a free hosting solution such as WordPress.com.

    I apologize if I’m wrong in bringing this up here. Thanks for reading.

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  • WPyogi

    @wpyogi

    Forum Moderator

    These forums only deal with self-hosted .ORG sites, so you’d need to ask any .COM questions on their site:

    Home

    They don’t seem to have a section specificly for theme related support.

    Is there anywhere else I can ask?

    Michael

    @alchymyth

    Forum Moderator

    They don’t seem to have a section specificly for theme related support.

    possibly ask anywhere – sombody there is more likely to answer or guide you than anybody here.

    Is there anywhere else I can ask?

    definitively not here – if web search has not resulted in anywhere else to ask about WordPress.com theme related support – then there is likely no other place to ask.

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