Archive for October, 2009

Bare Minimum WordPress Theme

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

This theme uses the bare minimum files that are needed for a WordPress theme – `index.php` and `styles.css`.

Bare Minimum WordPress Theme

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I wanted to build a new theme for ClubWordpress from the ground up. This is the first stage of the theme and I thought it would be of interest to some people to release it as a theme in its own right.

You probably wouldn’t actually use this theme on a live site, but it would be worth taking a look at if you wanted to see the bare bones of how a WordPress theme works without any extra markup and other fancy bits and pieces getting in the way.

All the functionality is in the `index.php` file. The header, posts, sidebar (search, categories, pages, archives, etc) and footer are all included here.

There is no css markup in the template to complicate things further, but the styles.css file has to be included as it is needed for the theme to function in WordPress. It only includes the information for the theme that appears in the Theme Selection part of WordPress admin.

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If you download it and give it a try, please let me know what you think of it in the comments :)

I will post some further iterations of this theme over the coming weeks, so check out my RSS Feed to keep updated.

Wordpress Custom Menu Plugin

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009