GOAT

So, my latest child theme has nothing to do with goats*, but is inspired by the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Sweden is out of the cup, but I have wanted to make a theme for SportsPress for a while and this was good opportunity to try it out. This is a basic theme, but together with the plugin you can set up team and player profiles, present upcoming games, statistics and results. If you are new to using SportsPress, they have lots of video tutorials to help you get started.

You can download GOAT from WordPress.org here.

*But if you love goats, my theme Farm has a goat header image :p .

Farm, a new child theme

Farm is a new child theme for Embla.
It is a basic blog theme with a romantic header font and just a hint of green.
Farm is responsive with a large header images and a two column grid layout.
Present your farm and your staff with the custom staff template, or sell your goods with the help of the WooCommerce plugin.

You can download Farm from WordPress.org.

Updates for Aaron and Deejay

This weekend I made two small theme updates. Here are the changelogs:

== Aaron ==
Version 3.1, 2018-01-28
Fixed an issue with the featured content option.

Changed the customizer type from text to url for the link options.

Moved the pingback url from header.php into a separate, conditional function.

Moved the content width global setup inside the aaron_setup function.

Improved sanitization for the metabox options.

Minor code styling updates.

 

== Deejay ==
2.3 – January 28 2018 =

Fixed missing border colors for images and the menu button.

Added theme support for the editor color palette.

 

 

My next theme is called Embla and has now been in queue for 8 weeks.

 

Christmas Sweets, A new Christmas blog theme

So I had not planned to release another theme this year.  Deejay was submitted to WordPress.org in December last year, and was only set live 6 months ago, and I didn’t think I would be able to release a second theme because of the review queue waiting times.

But when the Theme Review Team announced that they would give priority to seasonal themes like Christmas themes, I knew I could do a quick project for it and see what happens.

I love Christmas, and I had suggested to the other team leads in previous years that we should do something similar, but for different reasons it never happened until now.

-If you search for Christmas in the WordPress.org theme directory, only 3 themes will show up, so we need to change this so that the users can have a greater variety to choose from.

I first started making a child theme for my theme “White X-mas” during the contributor day at WordCamp Stockholm, and I had an idea of using candy, gingerbread and polka dots.

Because I had the opportunity to take a workshop on how to create custom Gutenberg blocks during the contributor day, I also wanted to add some simple custom blocks to my theme.

But I couldn’t get the theme “just right” and feedback from others who saw the theme during the day was not overwhelming either.

So after the WordCamp, I brought out a theme I have been working on from time to time since September. It is the theme used on this website.

I altered the colors, added the custom Gutenberg blocks and support for wide images and custom colors, and fixed a couple of more bugs for responsive views.

After that, most of time was actually spent reading Dashicon style guide and creating the custom icons in Illustrator. This was the most time consuming and difficult part of the theme, and that is why there is currently only 3 custom icons. ;P

WordPress.org download link

Because this was a quick project, there is a to do list  (There always is) 🙂

  • Add WooCommerce support
  • Add a page and post template suitable for the Gutenberg full width images
  • Add alignment and alt tag for the custom Gutenberg blocks
  • Swedish translation
  • More icons