Over the weekend I wrote a new theme for this site, which I called “Cogitate”.
Cogitate: v. To take careful thought or think carefully about; ponder.
Cogitate is a child theme of the soon-to-be default WordPress theme, Twenty Twelve. It doesn’t change a ton, but I had a few goals with Cogitate that extended past Twenty Twelve:
- Ridiculously readable text
- Minimalism without sacrificing fanciness
- Support a blog and an independent-but-consistently-styled front page
I just released the code on Github here: https://github.com/evansolomon/wp-cogitate
For now, it’s going to stay only on Github and not on WordPress.org for two reasons. First, since I wrote Cogitate primarily for my own use there are probably some parts of the WordPress Theme Review that it wouldn’t pass. Second, I used a couple of PHP features introduced after 5.2.4, which is the minimum WordPress requirement. You can see those in the dependencies section of the README.
There are still a few things that I want to clean up, but overall I’m pretty happy with the result. Twenty Twelve is a great parent theme to work from.