I have started a new WordPress theme project and have blogged about its progress. I’m happy to say that version 1.0.0 is complete.
The theme is called Oded, named in loving memory of my father Oded Stitt.
Man, it’s been a year.
This month marks the finish of year number two of this phase of my life: my second chance. In December 2014, I committed to chasing a decade-old dream of becoming a web developer and starting my own business after my ex-wife had a health scare. In the few months that followed, I lost my marriage, a dear friend died, and then my Dad died within 1.5 months of each other.
It has been a journey. 2015 was unbelievable. 2016 has proven no less unbelievable.
I am now tackling a more ambitious project: building a theme that I plan on submitting to the theme repository.
I’m calling the theme Oded. It is named in loving memory of my father, Oded Stitt.
I have been digging into Know the Code to become a better web developer. The insights that I have gleaned from it so far have already made me a better developer.
This has given me the confidence to try and write my first WordPress plugin. It worked, and I’m here to show you the plugin and how I did it.
I’ve been somehow involved in web development for almost a decade. Longer if you count the Tripod website I built in HTML in 1998 and the various sites I built using Dreamweaver for a college class in 2002. In a professional capacity and in my spare time, I’ve been doing front-end web development since 2008.
I’ve spent hours tinkering around, playing with things, breaking things, fixing them, etc.
Since 2012, the thing I have been tinkering around with is WordPress. I know it like the back of my hand, but I could still get to know it much better. I can build custom WordPress themes easily, but I could still do it better.
I’m a pretty darn good developer, but I could always be better.