Homework

Before next class, you'll need to set up your development environment. If you already have a set up, feel free to continue using that.

Videos

Watch these screencasts before the next class.

  • ENVIRONMENT SETUP
    In this series of three screencasts (make sure you watch all of them!) you will set up your text editor, local server, and learn about file paths.
  • TIMBER THEME FROM SCRATCH
    An incomplete screencast series walking through the structure of a Timber theme. Be sure to watch them all before next class!

Readings

To-Do

Required:

  1. Create a local WordPress installation and install the Tackle Box branch of the Timber Starter Theme.
  2. Install the Timber Library plugin and Advanced Custom Fields (free or paid, paid recommended).
  3. Create a list of content in the notes/content.md file.
  4. Create a list of URLs in the notes/urls.md file.
  5. Map these to WordPress content types as best you can e.g. what’s a post, what’s a page? Are there custom post types or taxonomies? Custom page templates?

Optional:

  1. Define your target audience in a few sentences. Come up with a couple of personas for example users.
  2. Compile a list of 3-4 websites that serve your target audience and can be references for your content structure. These don’t need to be WordPress sites. Use then as a guideline when creating your content outline.