Announcing the Oenology Theme for WordPress

Filed in Web DevelopmentTags: Oenology, Themes, WordPress

Today I announce the public release of my first WordPress Theme: Oenology.


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What's In A Name?

Oenology is the study of all aspects of wine-making. Much like wine-making, WordPress Theme development is both a science and an art. Much like wine-making, WordPress Theme development is the result of a fermentation process that transforms something simple into something beautiful and complex. Much like wine-making, WordPress Theme development involves an understanding of both the "indoor" (the back-end data management) and the "outdoor" (website design) elements of the process. Much like a fine wine, a great WordPress Theme is often the result of years of study by a passionate developer.

Oenology doesn't purport to be a fine wine or even a great WordPress Theme. Rather, Oenology is designed to help others learn the art and science of WordPress Theme development. Consider Oenology as the fertile soil from which your own enjoyment and passion for WordPress Theme development can grow.


Oenology is designed to be a simple, minimalist, yet feature-complete and fully documented Theme intended to serve as a base for child Themes and as an educational reference for Theme development using WordPress functions, action/filter hooks, and template tags. The Theme includes built-in breadcrumb navigation, and supports Navigation Menus, Post Thumbnails, Custom Backgrounds, Custom Image Headers, and Custom Editor Style. The Theme includes plug-and-play support for the WP-Paginate and Yoast Breadcrumbs plugins.


More information is available at the official Theme site, and at the Theme Repository. For the time being, please use the Support Forums for support questions and feature requests.


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3 Responses to “Announcing the Oenology Theme for WordPress”
  1. chip_bennett says:

    Announcing the Oenology Theme for WordPress –

  2. Ozh says:

    Oenology? Love the name! 🙂

  3. Chip Bennett says:

    Thanks, Ozh! (I’m sure you can guess where I’ll go with the Child Themes.) 😉