Prebuilt is a wordpress theme focusing on helping you learn wordpress, rather than spilling a whole bunch of files in your face and saying “good luck”. Prebuilt contains commented code so you can figure out just exactly what you’re doing without much hassle.
Prebuilt was created not to be heavily graphical and feature a lot of ajax goodness, but to be effective while at the same time, an easy way of learning WordPress. Working in harmony with our series on WordPress Customization, Prebuilt can become your new favorite theme.
Features of Prebuilt 2
The latest version of prebuilt, pb2, features the same features 2,000+ users loved, plus a few extras that have been requested since launch.
- Clean Commented Code – Know exactly what you’re doing, because we’re cleaned the code up and organized everything.
- Flick Integration – Using the Flickrss plugin (included), pull your most recent flickr photos from yourself, a group, or a pool.
- Pure Code And Css – An extremely lightweight design.
- NEW! Multiple Stylesheets – Now use the Prebuilt Customize panel to select between multiple stylesheets. Included are default (red), blue, and web 2.0 (whites).
- New! Now supporting widgets! (included in download)
Screenshots & Preview
- Extract the prebuilt zip to a folder somewhere on your desktop.
- Upload entire prebuilt folder as is to …”wp-content/themes/”, leaving
the structure as is.
- To make things easier, change permissions on header, footer, index, and
style to 666 or higher.
If you’re upgrading, simple backup your prebuilt 1 installation and overwrite version two to the same folder, or create a new folder and upload the theme there.
Prebuilt is available in a small zip. Once downloaded, follow the instructions above to install the theme. Also, it is very important that you read the read me, it contains additional installation information as well as links to resources to help you with your new theme.
The Prebuilt announcement thread is the place to send pingbacks and leave your feedback on the Prebuilt theme. Feedback is important to us, so please, let us know what you think.
Need help with prebuilt? Head over to our flickr group to ask questions. We’ll try to help you out the best we can. Also, if you feel like sharing your customized version of prebuilt, check out our flickr group and give a screenshot a post to our group pool! If you enjoy the theme, please digg it, as it makes me feel good inside and will help my motivations towards future development :).
The Future of Prebuilt
The next version of prebuilt will be a complete overhaul, changing everything up and giving you one of the best themes you’ve ever seen for wordpress. Stay tuned this fall!
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