WP-Flex

After many hours of reading and sifting through the WordPress Codex, I’m proud to announce a wonderful tool for devs using WordPress whom submit their creations to the WordPress theme repository. In a nutshell, WP–Flex, is a blank, foundational, responsive WordPress theme boilerplate for developers submitting to the wordpress theme repository. For your convenience, WP–Flex has been tested and debugged with the required theme-unit-test.xml (also included) and wp-config.php per WordPress Codex requirements.

Browser Tests

  • Windows 7

    • IE 7-9
    • Chrome 18
    • Firefox 12.0
    • Safari 5.1.5
    • Opera 11
  • Mac Lion 10.7.3

    • Chrome 19.0.1084.46
    • Firefox 12.0
    • Safari 5.1.5
    • Opera 11

Under The Hood

themename-readme.txt

A must have for theme submissions. This document describes the ins and outs to users what’s great and what still needs work with your theme –Wordpress Codex Recommendation.

Required WordPress Generated CSS Classes

Every theme submission is required to have specific CSS classes for your style sheets in order to be accepted into the WordPress.org theme repository. These are provided by default.

themename–readme.txt

A must have for theme submission. Describes the ins and outs to users what’s great and what still needs work with your theme. (A reccomendation from the WordPress Codex for theme authors)

Responsive Images

You know the drill. Blah, blah, blah, something, something, max-width:100% sorta stuff for embedded media. Also implemented for WordPress post attachments by making sure images with WordPress added height and width attributes are scaled correctly.

Responsive Category and Tag listings

In order to flow the listing of tags and categories as the browser expands and contracts we must break up the lists and display them inline –in order to avoid a run on measure. We make absolutely sure we stop too many categories from breaking the layout.

Comment Thread Styling

Those tricky comment thread styling classes provided to you by default. No more scanning the DOM or reading more tutorials. It’s all there bro!

Responsive Category and Tag Listings

In order to flow the listing of tags and categories as the browser expands and contracts we must break up the lists and display them inline –in order to avoid a run on measure. We make absolutely sure we stop too many categories from breaking the layout.

Standardized CSS Comment Flags

The WordPress Codex suggests that your style sheet(s) be delimited with special comment flags. This allows your users the ability for easy maintenance and also makes things nice and neat for our wonderfully talented theme repository review team

theme-unit-test.xml

Used primarily for theme testing, this XMl file provides us with an extended database of multiple users, comment threads, posts helping tremendously with generic theme content testing.

theme-options.php

Custom boilerplate starting point to give your users and authors awesome theme options.

functions.php

A creamy base for required functionality of themes and submission via WordPress.org Theme Repository. http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/upload

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