As you probably know I’m in the process of a “MAJOR LAUNCH” ….. note the word “product” is not in the phrase. It’s the first of August as I write this and my launch is slated for the first of the year. As I make plans for that move, I’m trying to add content and value with unique products. Mainly Themes and Plug-ins.
I’m in the middle of putting together one such theme for the launch, I wish I were artistic however, my personal power lies in putting all of the programing parts together to ensure functionality.
Parents And Children
The theme I’m working on is a products or services theme for those interested in Blogging. This has taken a little bit more of my time than I had originally budgeted. One of the problems is that I’m caught between the “Parent” and the “Child”. Not really having a fixed need for a “Framework”. Rather, wanting to go-with-the-flow and freestyle …… come what may.
Pieces of the Puzzle
I understand that there are always those variables that repeat themselves while working with WordPress themes and Plug-ins. After all, scooters and skateboards have wheels. But I really like the process of starting over and putting all the necessary parts together to form a unique product. I’ve seen one-to-many themes packages that offer 1000 or so themes for free download (now there’s an opt-in for you) only to find that there are just three or four different theme versions (usually pretty poor one page wonders) with a ton of different colors or font styles or what-have-you.
The Challenge Of Theme Theory
In trying to make a difference with my work; I’ve had to dig deep to understand present-day application, not only of WordPress, but of programming languages as they evolve and how I might best exploit them.
I’ve reached a point in this theme that I presently working on that has me dealing with a particularly mean sidebar problem. As is usually the case with me …….. it’s a long story, that I choose not to put you through.
I Really Need An Owners Manual
As I was searching for solutions from Father Google, I noticed while in the sandbox that there is a ton (would you believe over 60 million results returned in 0.16 seconds …… and you wonder why Google is so obsessed with your Blogs speed) of material to not only choose from but sort through. As I started down that Rabbitt Hole, I was stunned at the quality of information that I was seeing. Now, we all know that every search returns a load of garbage (Father Google is a work in progress) however, the content that I was able to find was, well ……. intense to say the least.
As I started compiling my resources and researched my problem, I was simply amazed at not only the amount of information but, the depth and quality of information as well as the incredible volume. For this issue, I’m up to 3000 pages of very high quality information (kinda leaves you wondering exactly what you could possibly add to the issue as a writer or Blogger).
The One Word On The Tip Of My Tongue
This got me to thinking ……. I wish I had known which direction to travel when I first started my Blog, not from the tech side of things, rather the writing side. I really struggled to find and research my posts for the first year. It really took up almost all of my working efforts. Had I known that all I would ever need to start a killer Blog was wrapped-up in one word, I would have been much farther along than I am now.
That word ………. WordPress!
No way in hell Albert Einstein or Matt Mullenweg could have ever dreamed, envisioned, or schemed to such a Universal level of thought.