Earlier this year, I was introduced to the Jumpstart framework for WordPress by my friend, and fellow WordPress, Scot Rumery. This spring, Scot ran an idea by me about working with him on a theme based on JumpStart, but one that would take advantage of WordPress’s built in post formats.
If you have read my blog over the past few years, you’ll know that I have long loved the Tumblr platform. One of the main reasons i’m so fond of Tumblr are the use of post formats.
If you want to write an essay, you can
If you want to just post a picture, you can.
And if you come across a quote and want to share it on your page, you can.
And every one of these use cases appears perfectly onto the website: pictures are beautiful, quotes are styled well, and your big text blog posts are standard big text blog posts.
I haven’t been posting on tumblr as much as I did in my days before WordPress, but there are days where spending some scrolling endlessly through tumblr is exactly what I need.
So that’s what we’re looking to do with the Luna Blue project: create a wordpress theme that handles different post formats elegantly.
In short, we want to create the theme we want to use on our websites– even if i feel like my criteria for my page design changes monthly.
In the meantime, I have danhefferan.com installed with Luna Blue, but this is before we really do any changes. As we add features to the repository, I’ll update the website on what we’ve done, as well as update the theme to the current version of Luna Blue