Search Engine Optimized breadcrumbs

I had a need to build some search engine optimized breadcrumbs for a project I’m working on right now.  I didn’t want to just use Yoast’s breadcrumbs, because I’m using Twitter Bootstrap, and I wanted to make use of the built-in breadcrumbs support, so I did a Google, found something, tweaked it and am using… Continue reading Search Engine Optimized breadcrumbs

I said a long time ago that I would never use another theme framework now that I have Museum Core.  Well, unfortunately for me, WordCamp SLC — particularly the presentations of Jake Spurlock, George Ortiz and Patrick Cox, as well as working on the theme which was based on _s — changed my mind on that.  I now think that the best solution for jumpstarting a new theme project is a combination of Twitter Bootstrap and _s.

But this post isn’t about what makes those two frameworks awesome (you can read about that on their respective sites, or just Google _s and Twitter Bootstrap for awesomesause).  I just wanted to share a quick Alfred extension I made that will setup a WordPress theme based on the _s theme framework that also loads Twitter Bootstrap assets into your theme’s directory.  Note: this doesn’t enqueue any of the styles or javascript.  I may add that later.  For now, this just sets up the directories and pulls the latest versions of each framework from their GitHub repositories.  It will also initialize a Git repo if you want to use Git for version control for your theme.  (Note for the uninitiated: Alfred Extensions require the Powerpack.)

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Building plugin-like functionality into WordPress themes: to be, or not to be?

There’s been a lot of talk in the WordPress world about whether or not theme developers should build plugin-like functionality into WordPress themes.  After my presentation at WordCamp SLC 2012, it was actually something I was asked about.  Seeing how it was a topic of discussion on wpmail.me via ManageWP, I thought I’d throw my 2… Continue reading Building plugin-like functionality into WordPress themes: to be, or not to be?

Making theme options modular

Today I submitted version 1.1 of Museum Core to the WordPress theme repository for review. Originally this was going to just be a simple update with some bugfixes, but I had thought of a way to make it easier to build child themes that include some options settings from the parent theme (Museum Core) without… (read more)