Now that the new ThemeButler site is up, I've moved on to the next project, which is a new child-theme called Voyager. While it's still a way off, I couldn't resist sharing a preview of the WIP design.
My goal for Voyager was to come up with a concept that fully utilized the available real-estate, while including support for two popular WordPress plugins - Jetpack and WooCommerce.
Being the perfectionist that I am, I didn't want to just layer on a couple cosmetic tweaks, but rather go for full integration with both plugins.
- Creating a custom plugin to bridge WooCommerce with Beans (more on that later)
- Creating another plugin to layer on additional fields and layout templates to Jetpacks Portfolio component
- Creating another plugin to layer on additional fields and layout templates to Jetpacks Testimonials component
- Replacing WooCommerce's front-end CSS with a UIkit optimized (LESS) version (compliments of the Master Theme from Yootheme)
- Styling Jetpacks widgets and optimizing them where possible
- Creating page templates for the various WooCommerce layouts, specific to the theme
- Creating page templates for Jetpacks contact form
- Creating a Sketch kit for UIkit
Without further delay
Enough rambling and on with the show! It's important to note that the previews below are only meant as an indication of what I'm working towards. Not everything will necessarily make it to the finished theme and I'm sure I'll do a number of design tweaks before the actual release. Just saying 😉
So far, I've implemented the base of the WooCommerce / Beans plugin and have a working prototype of the Jetpack Portfolio extender plugin (names subject to change, of course). These both still need quite a bit of work to get production ready and a round of beta testing, so it'll likely be a good couple of weeks before Voyager is ready for release ready.
Feel free to add your thoughts in the comments 🙂
Download the Sketch source
If you use Sketch and want a copy of the Voyager Sketch source so long: