Wanting to start my own portfolio site, I found myself delving back into the world of wordpress themes. With all the CMS options available I still find wordpress to be a dynamic, customizable and well documented open source choice for building user friendly sites.
Its been a few years since I’ve made a theme from scratch and I was pleasantly surprised with all the new features added over the years, particularly with the customizer. WordPress’ 4.0 update added more emphasis on coding themes to take advantage of the customizer for changing a site’s appearance and functionality, getting rid of the need to build a custom theme settings page. This leaves the site admin free to change practically anything about their site, even re-design it in real time, without having to touch a single line of code.
With that said, I give you IKA theme version 1.0! I plan on releasing a public version for download soon. I feel there are still a few more features I’d like to add before then.
IKA Theme 1.0 Features
Built using bootstrap, HTML5 and CSS3; IKA features a full assortment of theme settings including text and background colors, font families and sizes, site widths and layouts, navigation and menu styles. Arrange your page the way you want with custom widgets to control content on the main page. Has two built in custom post types for creating a portfolio gallery ( with separate category/tag taxonomy ) and building a slider. IKA Theme is automatically responsive to a variety of browser sizes for tablets and mobile phones.
I look forward to posting more details once it’s ready for download!