by Geof Collis
December 18, 2014
It has been a long 4 months of researching code and using checking tools but WordPress has finally approved the Badeyes TwentyFourteen Child Theme and it is now live for anyone to download.
Thanks go to the many people on the LinkedIn group, WordPress experts, who helped me solve issues I couldn’t find researching through Google.
A big thanks also goes to my 12 year old daughter who I call my “IT Support”, she is the sight that I dont have in order to notice visual problems such as alignment, I’m sure we still have more work ahead of us but we’ll tackle them as people point them out or she does.
The Theme named “Badeyes” is a Child of the popular TwentyFourteen Magazine style layout but is more accessible and customizable, it can be viewed at https://www.badeyes.com/2014/ and you can see it in action at http://www.accessibilitynews.ca, http://www.aoda.ca and http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com.
Creating a Theme is no easy task at first, there is a lot of rules and stipulations you need to know and testing, testing testing, I almost gave up when after 4 months I still had errors I needed to fix, I was tired but figured I’ve come this far, might as well see it through.
Every time an email came from the people who volunteer their time to check Themes my heart would jump!
Was it approved? Was it rejected? Or were their still things to fix?
December 17, 2014 was no different, I actually thought to myself that if they just rejected it I would move on, after all I was already using it on my own sites, but their it was “Congratulations your Theme is now Live”!!
Anyone who knows WordPress can download it through their Dashboard or go directly to it on WordPress at https://wordpress.org/themes/badeyes
I’m working on another Theme right now that I use on my site https://www.badeyes.com but dont know if I have the stamina to see it through.
Again, thanks to all of the good folks on LinkedIn who gave me the benefit of knowledge that I didn’t have in order to see this to its completion!