THERE IS MORE THAN ONEWAY TO SKIN A THEME!Lachlan MacPherson
THERE IS MORE THAN ONEWAY TO SKIN A THEME!Lachlan MacPherson                     sennza | http://www.sennza.com.au/ | Twit...
WHO AM I?Ø Co-Founder of SennzaØMain focus is Business DevelopmentØOrganiser of the WordPress Brisbane Meetup groupØCo...
RIGHT VS. PRAGMATIC?http://www.marco.org/2012/02/25/right-vs-pragmatic
http://www.marco.org/2012/02/25/right-vs-pragmatic
http://www.marco.org/2012/02/25/right-vs-pragmatic
http://www.marco.org/2012/02/25/right-vs-pragmatic
http://www.marco.org/2012/02/25/right-vs-pragmatic
http://www.marco.org/2012/02/25/right-vs-pragmatic
WWCD?                       What would core do?   Ø Plan out CTP’s and extra content areas   Ø Think about Content vs Co...
How are you going to manage all this in WordPress?
LEVERAGE WORDPRESS!One click plugin, theme and core updates!
Display attachments linked to a page: https://gist.github.com/1971133CSS to add a PDF icon: https://gist.github.com/2848535
CUSTOM POST TYPES!Advanced Post Types Order: http://www.nsp-code.com/premium-plugins/wordpress-plugins/advanced-post-types...
DEVELOP FOR ZERO SUPPORT?Ø Plan out CTP’s and extra content areas, Make it easy to editØWWCD - make the experience consi...
KEEP IT SIMPLE!Don’t make things harder than they need to be
THANKS!
There's More Than 1 Way To Skin A Theme
There's More Than 1 Way To Skin A Theme
There's More Than 1 Way To Skin A Theme
There's More Than 1 Way To Skin A Theme
There's More Than 1 Way To Skin A Theme
There's More Than 1 Way To Skin A Theme
There's More Than 1 Way To Skin A Theme
There's More Than 1 Way To Skin A Theme
There's More Than 1 Way To Skin A Theme
There's More Than 1 Way To Skin A Theme
There's More Than 1 Way To Skin A Theme
There's More Than 1 Way To Skin A Theme
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  1. 1. THERE IS MORE THAN ONEWAY TO SKIN A THEME!Lachlan MacPherson
  2. 2. THERE IS MORE THAN ONEWAY TO SKIN A THEME!Lachlan MacPherson sennza | http://www.sennza.com.au/ | Twitter: @sennza
  3. 3. WHO AM I?Ø Co-Founder of SennzaØMain focus is Business DevelopmentØOrganiser of the WordPress Brisbane Meetup groupØCo-organiser of WordCamp Gold Coast ...I’m not a developer *Ducks for cover*
  4. 4. RIGHT VS. PRAGMATIC?http://www.marco.org/2012/02/25/right-vs-pragmatic
  5. 5. http://www.marco.org/2012/02/25/right-vs-pragmatic
  6. 6. http://www.marco.org/2012/02/25/right-vs-pragmatic
  7. 7. http://www.marco.org/2012/02/25/right-vs-pragmatic
  8. 8. http://www.marco.org/2012/02/25/right-vs-pragmatic
  9. 9. http://www.marco.org/2012/02/25/right-vs-pragmatic
  10. 10. WWCD? What would core do? Ø Plan out CTP’s and extra content areas Ø Think about Content vs Context ØDon’t be scared of Menus/Widgets/Page Templates ØBest Practice: (Twenty Ten and Twenty Eleven themes)http://10up.com/blog/2012/02/what-would-core-do/http://themergency.com/generators/wordpress-custom-post-types/
  11. 11. How are you going to manage all this in WordPress?
  12. 12. LEVERAGE WORDPRESS!One click plugin, theme and core updates!
  13. 13. Display attachments linked to a page: https://gist.github.com/1971133CSS to add a PDF icon: https://gist.github.com/2848535
  14. 14. CUSTOM POST TYPES!Advanced Post Types Order: http://www.nsp-code.com/premium-plugins/wordpress-plugins/advanced-post-types-order/Simple Page Ordering: http://10up.com/plugins/simple-page-ordering-wordpress/
  15. 15. DEVELOP FOR ZERO SUPPORT?Ø Plan out CTP’s and extra content areas, Make it easy to editØWWCD - make the experience consistentØ Don’t be afraid to to pay for Quality PluginsØ Use quality hostingØ Have a professional backup solution.ØVideo User Manuals - Let the clients take the first steps.For all code snippets: https://gist.github.com/bronsonquick 21
  16. 16. KEEP IT SIMPLE!Don’t make things harder than they need to be
  17. 17. THANKS!
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