I have a lot of experience in coding good old fashioned WordPress themes, but I’ve never really delved into the prospect of working with “child” themes.
I found a really awesome tutorial today that teaches you how to make a “child theme” for WordPress. Thanks to that tutorial, I have now created a WordPress child theme of Thematic, which is now visible on this blog.
Now I know this is no Junction, but keep in mind my design skills aren’t that great. Basically all this child theme does is override a few lines of CSS to change up the header a bit, as well as alter the color scheme.
Even though I recorded a video review of the Thematic theme, I didn’t really realize its potential as a theme framework at the time. Hopefully soon I can start experimenting more deeply with all of the custom hooks available in the Thematic theme.
Oh, and in case anyone is wondering what I decided to call my child theme…it’s called Monochromatic. While I haven’t officially released it, feel free to view the source and use/modify it for yourself.