100 Days of Code: Day 10

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Don't things look different around here? I've been modifying my WordPress theme! But not to worry, this includes tons of HTML, CSS, and PHP coding and editing, so my 100 Days of Code challenge is still well on track.

[vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1526680382655{margin-top: 15px !important;margin-bottom: 60px !important;padding-right: 10% !important;padding-left: 10% !important;}”][vc_column][vc_progress_bar values=”%5B%7B%22label%22%3A%22Progress%22%2C%22value%22%3A%2210%22%2C%22color%22%3A%22blue%22%7D%5D” title=”100 Days of Code, Round 1″ percentage_value=”27″ title_color=”#3e3e3e” bar_color=”#1b7da9″ track_height=”20px” track_color=”#e7f6fc” m=”20″ extra_class=”” units=”%”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The thing about WordPress themes is even when you find one you really like, there is still a good chance that you are going to want to really tear it apart and modify it so it is perfect for you. These past few days, I have been spending a lot of time updating my WordPress theme. And updating it again. And again. Yes, some of you may have noticed that I switched themes twice during this time. I had issues getting things working properly and there isn’t much I can do when a theme is highly dependent on a set of plugins that do not function properly.

In any case, I have finally “settled” on the Paragon theme from VLThemes. It is simple, clean, and allows you to use WPBakery Page Builder for almost every page.

Does this mean that I was able to install it and walk away? No.

Edit 6/10/2018: I ended up changing my WordPress theme again because Paragon only had one sidebar option and it wasn’t displayed on mobile. This really limited what I could do as far as my layout was concerned. I am now using the Life boxed portfolio theme by PixelWars.

That brings me to my 100 Days of Code challenge. I’m disappointed that I don’t have anything substantial to add to my portfolio from these last few days, but that’s only because what I have to show IS my portfolio.

I’ve been doing a ton of CSS modifications, writing custom HTML and CSS code for my widgets, and even dug through the PHP to get a better idea of how everything was working together. I’ve also been working on setting up a custom pods template, which requires a bit of coding as you have to manually tell it where to put the different fields (which I am going to use for custom portfolio tags).

Either next week or the week after, I’ll be starting the next section of The Complete Web Developer 2.0 course on Udemy. It’s on creating WordPress themes. Maybe by the end of this challenge, I will be able to create my own theme. Wouldn’t that be cool?[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”So, what do you think of my new theme and home page?” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_single_image image=”5011″ img_size=”full” style=”vc_box_outline” onclick=”link_image”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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