WordPress Blog Themes: The Arc needed to migrate away from its WordPress.com blog so we could have tighter control over the design, functionality and accessibility of our blogs. We stayed with WordPress as a platform, obtained hosting from Rackspace and established subdomains for our blogs. We created a child theme based on the new default WordPress theme Twenty Eleven from Automattic, taking advantage of the open source product and its main features:
- Custom WordPress theme
- HTML5 and CSS3.
- Responsive Design, ready for smartphones and tablets.
- A blog theme set up for multiple authors and different post formats.
I also added some other key features:
- CSS that matched the current design of The Arc’s site.
- A “related posts” area at the end of each post, based on the blog’s categories.