WordPress for Toastmasters Child Themes

Update: I currently recommend downloading the Lectern theme as the best option for Toastmasters branding on WordPress. You can get it from the wordpress.org repository.

****

As part of the WordPress for Toastmasters Project, I am creating a series of Toastmasters-branded Themes for WordPress, based on some of the most popular free themes in the WordPress.org repository. These are available through the service I offer here, as well as on independently hosted WordPress websites (not on the more generic WordPress.com service).

In WordPress terminology, a “theme” is a set of web templates that control the appearance and public user interface of your website — for example, templates for welcome pages, blog posts, and image galleries. As “child themes,” the themes I created inherit all the features of the original tested-and-debugged themes but add Toastmasters branding to the site header, as well as the required disclaimer in the footer.

The themes are freely downloadable for use on your own website, and you can modify them as you see fit (this does not include the event scheduling and role signup functions I’ve created, which at least for now are only available here).

TwentyFourteen Toastmasters

Download: twentyfourteen-toastmasters

This is a derivative of the TwentyFourteen theme installed by default on current versions of WordPress. As such, it contains all the most up-to-date features recommended by the creators of WordPress. In addition to adding Toastmasters branding, I’ve modified the color scheme.

TwentyFourteen Toastmasters
TwentyFourteen Toastmasters

TwentyTwelve Toastmasters

Download: twentytwelve-toastmasters

I like this one a little better than TwentyFourteen, finding it a better match for the Toastmasters branding.

TwentyTwelve Toastmasters
TwentyTwelve Toastmasters

Responsive Toastmasters

Download: responsive-toastmasters

Responsive is a very popular theme designed to adjust to varying screen sizes, for example on a smart phone or tablet. The added Toastmasters header should resize along with it.

screenshot
Responsive Toastmasters

Cobalt Blue Toastmasters

Download: cobalt-blue-toastmasters

Cobalt Blue features a snazzy new background. Note that the ability to change the header image is disabled (Toastmasters logo added in that spot).

Cobalt Blue Toastmasters
Cobalt Blue Toastmasters

Instructions: unzip the downloaded files and upload them into the /wpcontent/themes/ directory on your server. Activate the theme from your WordPress control panel. Note that this will only work on self-hosted WordPress.org site (not the WordPress.com service).

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

Comments

comments

One thought on “WordPress for Toastmasters Child Themes

Comments are closed.