So, it’s been a while since I specifically wrote something about what I’ve been learning.
- Building a Custom Theme is incredibly difficult. I thought I knew that. I had really no idea. Because so many variables exist, it is difficult to even pick a solution. There are many, many solutions to just about every problem.
- If your wp-admin area shows up as a blank page make sure you have no leading or trailing carriage returns in your functions.php file.
- Stupid little HTML problems can still break your site. Knowing that stuff still really helps.
- Your permalink settings are important. The default is /%postname%/ but you can add things like /%category%/ to the front of your postname and directly effect how the link structure works. In this case I wanted the user to click through to a category page housing all of the posts associated with that category by way of page anchors. Holy crap was that hard to do. It was only through Devo’s help that I eventually got it. There are many existing one-page themes that do this. Next time I’ll just use one and alter it.