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Thematic: The Cool Parent (theme)

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On June 12, 2010 I gave a presentation at Reno-Tahoe WordCamp about using the theme framework, Thematic, for WordPress. These are my slides. Please let me know if you have any questions.

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Thematic: The Cool Parent (theme)

  1. 1. thematic the cool parent (theme) @brandondove · #thematicwp
  2. 2. why use a theme framework? ‣ stand on the shoulders of professionals ‣ optimized for search ‣ don’t work harder than you need to ‣ it’s easier than you think ‣ child themes @brandondove · #thematicwp
  3. 3. child theme primer ‣ customized versions of parent themes (and theme frameworks) ‣ as simple as style.css ‣ inherit parent theme functionality ‣ child templates can override parent templates ‣ better future-proofing @brandondove · #thematicwp
  4. 4. why thematic? ‣ Ian Stewart > Chris Goßmann ‣ current version: 0.9.6.2 ‣ awesome seo ‣ 13 widgetized areas ‣ 85 actions ‣ 71 filters @brandondove · #thematicwp
  5. 5. actions ‣ placeholders for you to insert code without hacking the framework ‣ in the framework: do_action(‘before_thematic’); ‣ in your child theme (functions.php): function before_child_theme() { echo “thematic is awesome!”; } add_action(‘before_thematic’, ‘before_child_theme’); @brandondove · #thematicwp
  6. 6. filters ‣ allow you to alter the output of custom framework functions ‣ in the framework: apply_filters( ‘thematic_content’, ‘child_content’ ); ‣ in your child theme (functions.php): function child_content( $content ) { return ‘The best content ever: ’ . $content; } add_filter( ‘thematic_content’, ‘child_content’ ); @brandondove · #thematicwp
  7. 7. bonus round ‣ theme options page = mini framework ‣ endless layout possibilities @brandondove · #thematicwp
  8. 8. some visual samples @brandondove · #thematicwp
  9. 9. rock harbor church in development @brandondove · #thematicwp
  10. 10. college somethings collegesomethings.rockharbor.org @brandondove · #thematicwp
  11. 11. tight bod with a pod blog.tightbodwithapod.com @brandondove · #thematicwp
  12. 12. 360 commercial partners360commercialre.com @brandondove · #thematicwp
  13. 13. newport hangars @brandondove · #thematicwp
  14. 14. code snippits @brandondove · #thematicwp
  15. 15. additional resources ‣ ThemeShaper ‣ Cheatsheet themeshaper.com/thematic/guide bluemandala.com/thematic/thematic- structure.html ‣ Thematic4you thematic4you.com ‣ op111 op111.net/53 ‣ ThinkPress think-press.com ‣ Google Code code.google.com/p/thematic @brandondove · #thematicwp
  16. 16. that’s all brandon dove gtalk: brandon.dove@gmail.com email: brandon@pixeljar.net @brandondove · #thematicwp

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