Starkers – final comments

Some final comments about the Starkers theme.

jQuery

To call jQuery, add the following code to the functions.php file.

if( !is_admin()){ 
 wp_deregister_script('jquery');
 wp_register_script('jquery', ("http://ajax.googleapis.com/
   ajax/libs/jquery/1/jquery.min.js"), false, '1.4.2');
 wp_enqueue_script('jquery');
}

A link to your own jQuery library is added to the head section of header.php following the call to wp_head();

Other Notes

The Starkers theme is a pared down version of the default WordPress 3.0 theme Twentyten. Use of a theme like this should enable you, the designer, to build your new theme much quicker than otherwise you could. There is no point in starting from scratch every time you do something, a totally blank slate, it doesn’t happen in any other creative endeavour, why should it happen in web development?

There are other “naked” themes, just google for them. One other I like is the Blank theme from “Digging into WordPress”. It has even fewer php files to start with than Starkers. Any of them do not have the css styling set up, that is your job to manipulate the bits and bytes around the screen to end up with a design you wish.

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One Response to Starkers – final comments

  1. benn says:

    thanks for this!!!!

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