I’ve had a very love/hate relationship with WordPress for a long time. I appreciate it as a blog platform (it’s probably the best one out there), but I don’t care for the way people have decided it’s everything else as well. When one is a jack of all trades, it’s difficult to be a master of any.

But there are a world full of people out there who know WordPress inside and out, and they take that knowledge and print money with it. There are all kinds of WordPress plugins nowadays that do all sorts of things (useful or otherwise), and there’s people making money behind said plugins. Themes are the same way.

I know PHP. I’ve know it for a long time. So why am I not printing money?

I don’t know. So I’m going to learn WordPress development. This incredibly spartan theme represents the first step in that. Sure, it’s basic, but it’s mine. I call it “Strapped”, because it’s based on Bootstrap, and took almost nothing but an afternoon to spin up. It’s not fancy, and I doubt anyone would want to use it, but I do. And I’ll make it better over time as I get more comfortable with it.