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How the WordPress theme is going to be built for the C3 site

  • May 8, 2012 · 7:00 PM

The Web Pros and the C3 group have been working together on building the new C3 site. The final session is later in May when most of the content will be added, but before that can happen, the theme needs to be built in WordPress. Steve & Francine have done the design, but now that will get handed over to Jeff & Becky for development. We will go over:
- What requirements are needed
- Creating the child theme
- The process of taking a PSD and creating the necessary art files
- What plugins we're going to use
- What a custom post type is and why we need it for the members page
- What custom template pages we need
- How we will handle the menus and categories

We will try and be as hands on as possible and get some real work done during the demo!

Show and Tell: Our member, Mike Schmidt will demonstrate his product,, a software service that provides ongoing site-wide monitoring. Come and see Mike's app before we begin the evening's session.

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  • David B.

    It's so useful to see how other designers work, both for new ideas, and to confirm that what I'm doing has validity.

    May 14, 2012

  • Steve S.

    Thank you Becky and Jeff for your thoughtful approach to this project! Mike, is most impressive!

    May 9, 2012

  • Becky D.

    Ah Ha! Fixed the header issue, I was right, it was because I didn't have the header sized properly. I had it at 940px wide, site is 960, was thinking that the padding would compensate, but for the header it needs to be the right width. You can take a look at our progress as we go at

    May 8, 2012

  • Jeff L.

    Josh, the Chicago Creative Coalition is a group of Chicago based creative professionals. As a group we are concerned with the aesthetic, technical and professional development of our members. Oh yeah, we are also interesting in having a good time meeting, eating, drinking. The Chicago Web Pros has agreed to help with the redevelopment of the C3 site. The details of this collaboration can be found on the current C3 Site.

    May 7, 2012

  • Becky D.

    Chicago Creative Coalition, the Web Pros are developing their site as part of a big group project.

    1 · May 7, 2012

  • Patrick E.

    Looking forward to this!

    May 2, 2012

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