Back to a Standard Theme

Recently, PigPog has been using a completely custom-written theme. It wasn’t too much work to write the basics, but I had lots of plans for updating it to include special handling of different post formats, and other things, so it would do a much better job of showing off photos, and could keep little updates (like this one) out of the way of ‘real’ blog posts and articles. None of the plans ever happened, because it was just more work than I ever wanted to spend the time on. So it just sat there, unused and barely loved.

Now, I’ve switched it all the way back to the default Twenty Eleven theme, with just a few relatively small tweaks to the CSS. And this time, I’ve made the small tweaks in the nice official way, by creating a child theme. That way, when the theme gets updated, I shouldn’t have to do any work.

So far, we’re both quite happy with it. It looks nice enough, and gives us support for some features that have been stopping us using this site. No idea if that means we’ll actually start posting here again, but it’s worth a try.

New Theme (again) for PigPog

I’ve been playing with a custom theme for PigPog, which moves our ‘Oinks’ (little posts with no real thought behind them) into a sidebar (here, all being well!). It seems to be working ok, so I’ve just activated it for the live site. It’s not as pretty as it could be yet, even allowing for my limited web design skills, but I’ll keep tweaking it. As usual, do pass on any thoughts – it could help the tweaking process.