Wordpress template

Has anyone used Freeway to do this yet, and did it workout well?

I am looking at building a custom template for my site and I was thinking about trying to use Freeway. I just know freeway is good for static sites and I have never seen it used for CMS themes before.


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I should point out I just don’t want to waste my time trying to do this if freeway is the wrong way to go.

How ever it is a wonderful piece of software.


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I am looking at building a custom template for my site and I was thinking about trying to use Freeway. I just know freeway is good for static sites and I have never seen it used for CMS themes before.

I’ve used each individually but not together, which isn’t to say it can’t be done but it might take a bit more effort. The trick(ier) part might be building a WP template from scratch which, unless you have experience doing so (which you may very well have), can be a steep climb. Are you set on WP or will you consider something else like Joomla or EE which have their own action suites? Also MODX http://modx.com/(no actions) bur very nice and designer-friendly.

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I am already working on a Wordpress setup site. I am just looking at making a nicer theme.

I am looking through the whole setup for freeway and it seems like its fully capable of doing it. I know how to code quite well and I think I can make this happen.


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The one thing you have to consider when using Freeway to code a template for an application like Wordpress is that Freeway writes HTML, but it doesn’t read it at all. If you edit the Freeway-generated code in a text editor, and leave it in the Site folder configured within that Freeway document, then the next time you publish, Freeway will see that the file has been changed from what it expects it to be, and replace it with an “undamaged” version, overwriting your changes.

As long as you understand and respect this one-way publish cycle, Freeway can give you enormous pixel-level control over your designs. But once you start carving those designs up and using them, realize that your very next publish will overwrite all your work unless you have been working on a copy of the original site.

Some template systems rely on the visible “page” being broken up into header, footer, sidebar, and body sections; each of these a fragment of a page rather than a valid HTML page entire, and each fragment saved as a specially-named partial file. Others allow you to mark off sections of a single valid HTML page so that they can be used for the various sections. Perch, and I believe MODx, work in this manner. My TagWrap Action will allow you to mark individual page elements with code or comments before and after the element if that’s the way your template system works internally. The latter of these approaches would be a better fit for Freeway, because it allows you to honor the usual workflow (design document generates the HTML, changes to the design document completely replace the HTML with a new copy).

Walter

On Dec 4, 2011, at 7:48 PM, Shane wrote:

I am already working on a Wordpress setup site. I am just looking at making a nicer theme.

I am looking through the whole setup for freeway and it seems like its fully capable of doing it. I know how to code quite well and I think I can make this happen.


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