I’ve felt a need for a while to come up with something a little more original. There’s always that pressure to top yourself each time you design a new theme when you’ve release a few that’ve had thousands upon thousands of downloads.
Not too long ago, I got tired of creating new themes but basically using the same ol’ code. I wanted to really push the WordPress system. Thus, the Options theme was born.
The idea behind the Options theme is that I can continually build upon the code. It offers me a way to continue getting better at PHP and gives users a way to update their theme once in a while. This also allows me to put more focus on design. Now that I’ve got this theme to work with, I can continually create new stylesheets for it without having to create an entirely new theme.
Mostly, I just want to see where this project goes. I’ve been working on it non-stop for two weeks, trying to get things to work correctly. I just had to make myself stop and finally release the theme. It’s not complete by far, but that’s the beauty of the Options theme. It will never be complete because I want to continue updating its functionality and adding new styles.
I really want to push the community-driven aspect of this theme through the forums. There’s so much that’s possible with the theme that a community could be built around it.
Now, I know quite a few people have been waiting on this theme for almost a week now. Well, here it is! Let’s go bug hunting and see what else we can come up with for the theme.