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Flat Portal: Client area child theme of Twenty Thirteen

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    Christine
    Participant

    @mossyoak

    Hi there.

    I would like your opinions on this please:This is a theme I’ve been developing for going on 2 years now in my spare time:

    Flat Portal is a theme I’ve developed as a child theme of Twenty Thirteen to utilise the modern features of WordPress as a publishing platform. It also uses Twitter Bootstrap 2.3.2 for layout and responsiveness, and developers can take advantage of the framework.
    The added concept behind this was to create a private member website with optional public areas that uses WordPress as a content management system by utilising the page template system and core functions of WordPress.
    Works well and tested with BuddyPress (1.9 latest) and BBPress (2.5.1 latest).

    Using WordPress you can avoid subscription costs for a simple private portal solution and have unlimited users.

    WordPress is very easy to use and can be extended and modified to whatever you need with free and premium plugins.

    This theme includes Twitter Bootstrap 2.3.2 css and jquery and glyphs.
    Go to the Twitter Framework site to see what other components and jquery scripts you can use with this theme.

    http://getbootstrap.com/2.3.2/

    Currently it’s on offer for $25 in my online shop at

    https://thimblefoliopress.com/projects/downloads/flat-portal-theme-wordpress/

    but I have no idea how to promote it and I am thinking of releasing it as a free download like my Flat Portfolio theme.

    I would like to know if anyone would like me to release it as a free download (with no extra support if free and no more major updates- tweaks or minor improvements as needed) because I don’t have time for this anymore (pursuing an Illustration career- not so much web development now) on my own and I would like to see it used in the community as I thought it was a useful thing and I’ve found it useful myself. If I get enough interest (10 plus people replying here) I would love to offer it as a free resource which hopefully would be developed and shared. Maybe someone would be interested in this?

    I’m posting it here because I use BuddyPress and BBPress and this theme is designed for these plugins.

    Thanks.

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    Christine
    Participant

    @mossyoak

    Anyone interested in this at all?

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    Hugo
    Moderator

    @hnla

    Not really getting why you need respondents to make your mind up, if you are considering releasing it into the WP theme repo then do so ( although granted there might be a certain amount of work modifying any aspects noted by the theme review team) If on the other hand you don’t then one presumes you continue to provide it as a premium theme and really are honour bound to support it.

    If you release it to the repo I’m sure it will be downloaded and tried out by people as there are not that many choices in dedicated BP compatible themes out there.

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    Ben Hansen
    Participant

    @ubernaut

    sounds interesting to me!

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    henrywright
    Moderator

    @henrywright

    You could try updating to Bootstrap v3. It’s mobile first and in my opinion makes everything work so much smoother. I updated from v2 to v3 as soon as v3 dropped, and am glad I did!

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    Christine
    Participant

    @mossyoak

    Thanks for your feedback everyone.
    @hnla Yes you are right, I would be responsible to support it as a premium theme. So I will have to submit it to the directory and just spend a bit more time developing it I guess.
    @ubernaut thanks I hope it would be useful to people.
    @henrywright I have been thinking the same thing.

    I will remove it from my website and develop it to go into the WordPress depository- hopefully it will one day- will take a while though unfortunately because I’m busy doing an art course now.

    Chris

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    Christine
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    @mossyoak

    I’ve been developing this and submitted it to the depository, but so far no one has looked at it yet so it will be a while. Updates about this are here: Updates and news

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    Ben Hansen
    Participant

    @ubernaut

    looks like you already got a lot of downloads. Good work!

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