Giornalismo

  • Getting to the fun part of coding

    Last Updated: April 20, 2017

    So the long battle with JavaScript has finally ended after a few weeks.

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  • Continuing the path toward finish Giornalismo

    Last Updated: April 20, 2017

    Another week gone by and another item checked off the list for the Giornalismo theme. This week I finished off the advertisement feature for the theme, which actually went much easier than I thought it would. After creating the advertisement custom post type last week, I was able to add spots to add advertisements in the header as well as the widgets this week.

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  • Continuing through the boring stuff

    Last Updated: April 20, 2017

    So thing have been chugging right along with work for the Giornalismo theme. The breaking news feature actually didn’t take that long to figure out. After figuring out how to get the current time from WordPress and then subtracting that from the time of the post to figure out how long it’s been published and comparing that to user input, display and styling the breaking news box was surprisingly easy, even for mobile devices. Now comes the boring and monotonous part: adding mobile styles.

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  • Giving the user a helping hand

    Last Updated: April 20, 2017

    You never really know who might be using your theme. It could be a hard-core coder who knows all of the ins and outs of creating a spectacularly looking post, or it could be someone who only knows how to use a word processor. So with that in mind, one of the features I wanted to put into Giornalismo was the ability to use shortcodes so that the user can have cool looking parts of his/her post with minimal coding on their part.

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  • Moving on to the Giornalismo redesign

    Last Updated: April 19, 2017

    So another week has gone by and there’s still no news for the Nuovo theme either being ready for the WordPress theme directory or needing more fixes. But in the meantime I’ve made the decision to go ahead with the re-write for Giornalismo.

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  • An unforseen diversion

    Last Updated: April 19, 2017

    So everything has been moving at a snail’s pace for Giornalismo, primarily due to my busy schedule, but Thursday things came to an interesting halt. The folks who run and maintain WordPress and the WordPress directory made it official that all themes will have the use the WordPress Customizer instead of creating separate theme options page. Well shoot, right after I had finally finished learning how to make a really good theme options page, I can no longer use what I learned. Rats.

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  • Rebooting Giornalismo

    Last Updated: April 19, 2017

    So the semester has ended for me and with it comes more time to do stuff. With the extra time, I started the re-coding for Giornalismo.

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  • Continuing the Giornalismo rebuild

    Last Updated: April 19, 2017

    So there’s not too much of an update with the themes this week. I’ve continued to re-code everything in the Giornalismo theme. Over the weekend I knocked out the header template, staying close to how things are to be done in HTML5 and what not.

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  • Finally in the WordPress theme directory

    Last Updated: April 19, 2017

    Ten months after submitting it to the WordPress Theme Directory, my number one goal with Nuovo finally got checked off. In the early hours of Tuesday morning, Nuovo was finally accepted into the WordPress Theme Directory and is available for anyone to download and use.

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  • Complete style change for Giornalismo

    Last Updated: April 19, 2017

    So after the success of Nuovo and the JM Breaking News plugin, I’ve restarted working on Giornalismo full time. I ended up getting a ton fixed on it over the past couple of days, but no one change was bigger than the font and a slight color change.

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  • A soft opening for Giornalismo

    Last Updated: April 19, 2017

    Roughly 10 months after sketching it out in a journal and just barely starting writing the code, the heavy duty development with Giornalismo is over.

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