The latest version of this Thematic Options theme has been completely rebuilt to use the Options Framework Plugin. It’s rather basic and has just a couple settings- but if there’s something else you’d like to see in it please file a ticket or send over a pull request on GitHub.
If you’re interested in building options for a theme other than Thematic, please check out the Options Framework Plugin or the Options Theme.
You can download the latest version of the Thematic Options on GitHub.
Sometimes you need to display a certain post or page of your Thematic child theme differently than the standard template. If it is simply style changes, the best way to do this is generally with the dynamic body classes and targeted css. But if you need to alter the the html code or add extra markup, you would likely use a combination of body classes and a custom page template.
I just finished building a WordPress website for a local artist in Portland. Instead of just adding another screenshot to my portfolio, I thought I’d make a video showing my process and how the site will actually be used by the client.
The learning curve on Thematic is a bit steep if you’ve never used filters and hooks before. The Thematic guide is a great place to start, and by looking at the functions files of other released themes I’ve found most of what I need. But here’s my growing list of Thematic filters for easy reference: