Introduction to Preference

Welcome to the Preference introduction…as you go through these setup tutorials, I will be assuming you already know the basics of how WordPress functions and that hopefully, although not required, that you have at least some basic knowledge of CSS and HTML. If you don’t, you really should have these skills because at some point whether you are using my themes or others, you may need to make some form of modification adjustment to a page element or style.

About Preference

Preference is a theme that was designed to cover a wide range of types of business websites from blogs to full sized sites. To give you an idea, here are some ideal uses:

  • Personal or simple business blogging
  • Information based websites
  • Professionals such as lawyers, accountants, consultants, etc.
  • E-Commerce
  • Corporate intranets
  • Hospitality industry
  • Design and Illustrative fields

I am sure there are more but overall the idea is to show that you can use Preference for a multitude of websites.

What is Included?

When you download Preference, you will get a zip file: which you must unzip to your desktop first because inside this package, you will find the following:

  • extras – This is a folder which may contain some extras like html or css snippets
  • license – This is a folder which contains license information relating to WordPress as well as this theme
  • credits – A text file giving credit to all those that made Preference what it is, and it’s a way to say thank you
  • CHANGELOG – A text file providing details of any theme updates
  • – This is your actual theme file that you install

What is Not Included?

Aside from what is included, there are a few things that are “not” included:

  • Plugns – I chose not to include plugins because these are third party products and I leave the choice for users of my themes to decide what plugins they want to use. However, Preference does use plugins, so while you setup your Preference theme, I will tell you what plugins the demo website uses and give you the choice if you want to install them.
  • PSD Files – These are the Photoshop templates that are used to establish the overall look and style of the theme, also known as a mock-up
  • Demo Content – Demo content is not included because for WordPress, this is actually very difficult. The XML file that the export generates only puts in posts, comments, menus, and users. What it doesn’t do however, is setup widgets – which is actually very important. 
  • Photos – Photos are part of the live demo content but the problem is that the photos used in the demo are licensed photographs that were obtained from and cannot be redistributed. Unfortunately the import feature in WordPress gives the user the opportunity to download the photos from the source and this I cannot do because of the license.