On the SitePoint Forums, our community has cooked up a fun new project: we’re building a new theme for bbPress.
bbPress is the forum package by the creators of WordPress. It’s free, lightweight, and deceptively simple—hiding underneath its plain exterior is a powerful base for some seriously cool forum functionality. Unfortunately, there are very few great themes available for it, Here’s the plan:
- First up is planning the user interface and creating some wireframes—see what’s happening here.
- Next up is the HTML and CSS coding.
- Third, there’s a plan to build some cool features into the theme using PHP.
- There’ll be a competition, hosted by our pals at 99designs, to help decide on the final look of the theme.
- Of course, all that hard work will need to be inserted into some bbPress theme templates.
- What’s a cool theme without a catchy name?
- Finally, the theme needs to be beta tested thoroughly before the theme’s official release.
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Raena Jackson Armitage is an Australian web developer with a background in content management, public speaking, and training. When she is not thinking about the Web, she loves knitting, gaming, all-day breakfasts, and cycling.