Since ITech Plus started, most of your theme’s features were hard-coded into the template files, according to your specification. Open Source WordPress emphasises flexibility in design and use of themes.
The latest updates to ITech Plus themes source codes incorporates theme options that allow even more customisation of your WordPress theme. These options, as at the time of writing this post, sits as a top-level menu item in your WordPress backend.
With the introduction of the theme options, you can change the site’s main header logo, login header logo or favicon. The theme options also allow you enter details of your facebook app, sharethis publisher ID and more.
There are options for turning on/off custom plugins, as well as an additional plugin that enables your to add arbitrary code to the header or footer of your theme. Custom WordPress themes just got even better!
By default, archive pages are disabled. This is because our source code renders them useless as you could create an author archives, or a category archives, for instance, simply by pasting shortcodes into a WordPress page.
In effect, pages are all you need, according to our source code. They are preferred because of the accessibility from the backend, and the fact that they can be highly customised with the use of custom fields and shortcodes, which may not be the case with archive pages.
Using pages to generate archives of posts, with very functional pagination, has the added advantage of eliminating the worry most developers face of trying to remove the category base from permalinks.
With the use of the
itp_posts shortcode in a page, there would be no category base to clear; no problem to solve.
Your theme’s option now allow you to enable the archive templates if you feel you need them for any reason.
Very soon a fully-featured documentation would be available here ». This would feature all theme shortcodes with detailed examples, and more.