I've been using MovableType for about 10 years. I'm finally making the switch to WP.
The Thematic template gets me most of the way to the design I want. I am beginning to make the needed changes to make it my own. I'm using a child template as recommended. I want to make changes to the meta data in the html
<head> area. Thematic builds the
<head> section using php functions.
Assuming that I am never going to give this template to anyone else, what are the benefits of hunting down the appropriate functions in order to make the changes I want over simply coding the
<head> section by hand?
Specifically, I would like to use a Google fonts for body text. Because I am very comfortable with CSS I think I don't want to involve installing WP plugins when I can just edit the head.php and the CSS and be done.
So, let the education begin. Should I simply code up my own head.php, which is essentially what I've done in MovableType, or are there compelling reasons to use WP's functions to build the head.php??
Thank you in advance,