Well, after all the planning and thinking and dreaming it’s time to go live. Have the domain names registered, subdomains set up and ready to roll. Just a matter of hitting it every day, establishing a routine and making this actually happen.
First thing is to go ahead and settle on a template. Ideally the effort will be identical across all TLDs, transparent to the end user and that much easier to maintain. Time to go theme shopping!
A few criteria should get the ball rolling. Everything should be responsive these days but just in case … Also would be nice to be able to edit CSS and JQuery directly even if creating a child theme. Last and perhaps optional would be a dual-pane layout for Post/CounterPost and such.
Well, looks like the “free” theme market has gotten even worse in terms of bait-and-switch. Not going to get comfortable with an interface only to have it want money for some feature I didn’t notice I needed. Just going to stick with core theme for now and use plugins / custom CSS / JQuery to get things done.
Did change over to 2021 and liking the new look, much more tablula rasa. Suppose the basic appearance should be next – color scheme, typography and such. Don’t want to get bogged down in details but once set that part should be good to go plus it can be kind of fun.