You can keep your responsive WordPress theme safe from user admins, and this article tells you how you can do it.
Word Press has emerged as a prominent CMS used worldwide and there are lot of reasons for its reputation, such as access, simple of uses, easy accessibility of plug ins and themes, as well as cost. However, several of these features also make Word Press themes more prone to getting strained or breakage.
You might hand over your Responsive WP theme to someone, who might not have any information of Word Press themes or RWD. If you do not have adequate measures in place for keeping your theme’s integrity safe, then it is more likely to get broken.
It’s important to follow some crucial RWD rules to keep your themes safe. It is easy to come up with an exciting responsive theme. However, it can turn into a mess as soon as it is handed over to an admin. At such times, you, as a developer, are responsible for educating, as well as providing resources for the protection of user admins, so that they do not harm themselves.
Most of people consider it important to modify their designing and development techniques for Word Press. However, this is not required. It does not matter if you are creating a static website or Word Press theme, there are some important factors which are crucial to consider, such as style, design, device and browser compatibility, user experience, compliancy, along with more.
The developers of WordPress have facilitated the task of uploading resizing, modifying and inserting the media to a large extent. However a major challenge lies when it comes to including static height and width attributes. If you want to avoid the problem of user content getting blown out of the specified containing area, then you need to make user admin aware about media uploading. They should be informed that there is no need to include images of full size. You can also place CSS max-width class on every image, iframe, as well as other media present in post content.
Right navigation is important or the site cannot be traversed. This is one area where the chances of something going wrong are more. You can take some steps to avoid anything from happening in first place. You can use custom walker, with which you can ensure total control on output markup of menus involved in your theme.
Your menus should also look good on small devices. While planning menu for large screen is easy, it can prove challenging in case of phones and tablets. This is where your creativity should come into play when deciding about the display options of the menu. Here you can incorporate the option called triple line menu icon, which can reveal menu from top or side, when pressed. Other option is to place menu in a drop down.
The tools mentioned above are only a few from the long list of resources, frameworks, as well as testing environments which can prove helpful when building responsive websites. You can also convert the same into a responsive WordPress theme if you are aware of the steps required for making it possible. The real challenge arises when it is handed over to user admin. WordPress although a very powerful CMS, relies on its adoption and ease of use, which can increase the load of user admins and those who are less experienced. So you need to find balance of education, passion and empathy to make it work without any hitches.