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WordPress Theming: Day 2 – Starter Themes and Frameworks

WordPress Theming: Day 2 – Starter Themes and Frameworks

After setting up a basic production environment (which still needs some work), it’s time to decide where to start my WordPress theming journey.

I could start from nothing, building my own loops and basic pages for WordPress — but do I really want to do that? Not really. And that’s where frameworks and starter themes come in.

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WordPress Theming: Day 1 – Where Do I Start?

WordPress Theming: Day 1 – Where Do I Start?

During my high school days, my friend Tim and I ran a little local blog (before we knew what blogs were) based on a very simple CMS that he built from scratch. Our site was mostly filled with satirical stories based on characters/real people who lived in our small, little town of Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia.

While I loved reading and writing those satirical posts, there was something incredibly rewarding about building something from nothing. We didn’t have WordPress. Hell, we didn’t even have a proper web host. Back then, we relied on Apache and MySQL running on my own computer with a broadband connection, a free ZoneEdit account, and a piece of software that would automatically update our domain’s DNS settings to reflect the makeshift server’s current IP address.

Yeah, I won’t be doing that again. But I still want to do something. And I want to do it right.

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