Now, I know what bootScore is: the missing link between Bootstrap and my WordPress-based site, a theme using the Bootstrap technique. In a pure instance, everything works well but in an inferior design. That’s intended by bootScore: You shall design your site by modifying the bootScore files in a child-theme. Thus, I obviously have to start a programming project named pimp your bootScore.
- I am going to start with a WordPress site using a Yaml-Css based theme,
- into which I’ve installed bootScore in accordance with its installation guide
- and out of which I’ve erased all pictures from my old posts and pages, the WordPress media bank, and the file system1
- I’ve rearranged my menu into a two-dimensional form2,
- added the widgets ‘Recent Posts’, ‘Categories’, and ‘Tag Cloud’ into the sidebar, just as bootScore had delivered them.
- Finally, I’ve reduced my former taxonomy of categories.
- My site has a multidimensional navigation menu
- with a self-opening
- which uses the non-Bootstrap menu technique, Superfish.
- My ‘latest post widget’ uses thumbnails of the Featured-Images,
- the WordPress loop generating the post-survey page uses scalable featured images
- while the post page embeds them into the text as enlargeable pictures.4
- My site uses meaningful breadcrumbs,
- starts with a specific Home- respectively Frontpage, editable by Gutenberg
- and makes the post-survey accessible by another method.
- It directly implements basic SEO techniques and
- integrates extended SEO techniques by using a SEO plugin.
- My site uses the Bootstrap grid technique for presenting content in a more fancy way
- and Bootstrap design elements (colors) to better design the appearance
- It uses font awesome pictures with the help of bootScore,
- develops a respective shortcode,
- and embeds locally installed pretty google fonts
- Finally, my site places the meta elements into the footers delivered by bootScore
- and streamlines the existing content.
While creating such a WordPress instance, I want to make sure that I use free software as much as possible.
So, in all, I want
- to build a more fancy bootScore-based website,
- while documenting my solutions
- for enabling my future self to look up how I have done it in the past
In this way, a set of small posts shall arise that benefit me and others.
- by clearing
- because a pure bootScore instance ignores deeper embedded menu entries [↩]
- on large screens [↩]
- via fancybox [↩]