uses: wordpress 2.6+
WordPress + jQuery + Better Coda Slider + Bust A Theme = WP CODA
introducing WP CODA. grow beautiful blogs.
WP CODA is a theme I created by modifying several already-existing code snippets and implementing them with my own design. The result is a wordpress theme that mimics the functionality of the very popular Coda website that is the object of so many developers envy. Every aspect of the Coda website was duplicated and this theme works in every major browser.
I, like most UI designers, have a great love for fluid navigation. Panic executed this design philosophy perfectly when they published the Coda site. Perform a quick search for “coda slider” and you’ll see I’m but one designer of many that feel this way. I’ve yet to release a free wordpress theme and I wanted my first one to be different. I saw this as an opportunity to do just that, and since nobody has done it yet (that I could find anyway) I felt it was the perfect pet project. I also needed a pet project to distract me from the slow parts of my current development project. Thus WP CODA was born.
More colors and designs. I’ve based the color scheme off the current design of my personal blog and I’ll be releasing a much more generic version. I need to beef up the wp-coda plugin as well as add some conditional support for ie6 and below for the .png images. Beyond that, I’m not sure.
These are unrelated images to show off the gallery zooming ability of the theme
Although everything needed to run CODA BLUE is included in CODA BLUE, here is a list of what is required and what is optional:
I would recommend using this theme on a fresh wordpress installation, although it is not necessary.
wp-contentfolder to where your wordpress is installed. (It is okay to merge/overwrite if asked by your FTP program)
coda-blue/index.phpand changing the
poston line 2
orderparameter in the same place mentioned above.
query_posts()function. For more information, go to the wordpress codex page dedicated to query_posts()
gallery. If you want your image to have a title, put it as the
titleattribute of the link to the image.
Here are links to all the resources I used in making WP CODA
And of course, Panic for the inspiration.
I went with a Creative Commons license because I like the idea of sharing alike, but I would also like to be attributed for the work I’ve put into this. The short version of this license basically says “you can use it for whatever you want, but if you release derivative works based on it give me a name drop”.
I know I should probably install cformsII and just put a contact form here, but I have plans for the next version of WP CODA that will solve this issue. For now, you can contact me at .
Alternatively, you can visit the WP CODA page on Bust A Theme and comment.