Outrigger is a WordPress parent theme, designed for use with child themes. Outrigger uses a basic 2 column theme.
Outrigger is light on features, but there are a few.
- Custom menus
- An options panel is available to edit HTML in the footer
- Gravatars are supported
- Support for nested comments
- Widget ready with 2 sidebars defined, a top and a bottom sidebar area
- Support for the Related Posts plugin by Alexander Malov, Mike Lu & Jon Bourne
- Support for the WP-PageNavi plugin by Lester Chan
Outrigger is also a parent theme. This means that there are hooks and filters available to modify the theme through a child theme without modifying the source code. Documention for these hooks and filters is provided.
Outrigger is designed for use with child themes. The default CSS included with the theme is minimal. It is meant to be. It is only there to provide legibility when no child theme is available and not meant to be used on public facing web sites.
A child theme in WordPress is relatively simple to build. The main thing you need is your CSS file, style.css. A functions.php file is optional but not necessary.
I built Outrigger for my own personal use. However, I realize others may find it useful and wish to download it themselves. In that case, you should understand that I only intend to provide support for any bugs found that require fixing. Here is the official Outrigger thread.
Outrigger is open source and publicly available on github. View Outrigger or download it here.
Located in header.php at the beginning of the document executed before any HTML.
Located in header.php right below the body tag executed before any body content.
Called right after the get_header function.
Called right before the main content div.
Located in single.php to display post navigation above the post.
Used for pagination.
Located in single.php to display related posts.
Located in comments.php executed before the comment loop.
Located in comments.php to handle comment pagination.
Located in comments.php executed above the comment form.
Located in sidebar.php executed above the Sidebar Top.
Located in sidebar.php executed between the Sidebar Top and Sidebar Bottom.
Located in sidebar.php executed after the Sidebar Bottom.
Called before get_footer.
Located in header.php. Displays the title tag.
Located in header.php. Displays the blog description.
Located in archives pages. Displays the title of the archive.
Displays the post title.
Displays the post meta information like date, author and number of comments.
Displays post content. Displays excerpt on search pages.
Displays post footer information like categories, tags and number of comments.
Located in footer.php. Displays footer content.