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Glossary for Word Press Themes - does one exist?

  1. In reviewing the different themes offered for WP blogs, I have to say that for blogging neophytes many of those terms mean diddly squat—as in I don't understand what they mean, or how they translate into features and benefits.

    In other words, I could really use a VISUAL of what everything means. For example, "fixed-width vs. responsive width," "translation ready" "responsive layout" "theme options" "microformats" ... huh?

    Does WP just assume everyone knows what all that means? It's very hard to pick a theme when one doesn't have a glossary to (a) define terms and (b) to know what the benefits of having (or not having) particular features.

    It would be GREAT if there was some sort of animated graphic that gave a visual on how all these features looked in use on each theme. At least the Premium themes should have them since they're charging for them!

    Maybe I'm the only non-techie in existence—if so I'm not ashamed to plead ignorance. I just want to know how to choose the right theme based on what I'm trying to do with the understanding that much of it I will learn (as I did before with my portfolio/blog) by trial and error.

    The blog I need help with is tillyglutz.wordpress.com.

  2. There is no such glossary but maybe the Themes team will create one in the future in most cases theme options in the theme descriptions are linked to support documentation.

    Fixed means the width of the theme does not change according to screen resolution (or the width of browser) your visitors use.

    Fluid means the width of the theme changes according to screen resolution (or the width of browser) your visitors use.

    Responsive width means the the layout adapts depending on the size of the device being used to view your site. When responsive width themes are viewed on mobiles sidebars appear below the posts in order to provide as much space as possible for reading. The WordPress.com Theme team uses the “responsive-width” tag in the Themes Showcase to indicate which themes have this feature.

    Post formats > http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/post-formats/
    Post formats (themes) > http://en.support.wordpress.com/themes/post-formats/

  3. In other words, I could really use a VISUAL of what everything means.

    In the meanwhile here's an example of a theme description in the Themes Showcase:
    Minimum theme description
    On this page note the links to feature descriptions in the right hand siebar of the page, not the theme:
    Features
    Custom Background
    Custom Header
    Custom Menu
    Featured Images
    Fixed Width
    Left Sidebar
    One Column
    Right Sidebar
    Sticky Post
    Theme Options
    Three Columns
    Two Columns
    Featured Image Header
    Full Width Template

    Minimum live demo site

  4. Moved to the Ideas Forum~

  5. Thanks!

  6. You're welcome. :)

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