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  1. Justin,

    As you have probably noticed I change themes frequently. Although I am not currently using a theme offered on this website, I still have installed: Chun, Path, Picturesque, Seamless, Twenty Twelve, and Unique with all of their Child versions. On a frequent basis I preview all of these products as they evolve, in order to compare them to whatever I have enabled at the time.

    Your personal themes that I have preferred are Picturesque and Unique. In my opinion (everybody has one) their missing component was Responsive Design. Chun is a great step forward…Thanks for doing it (are you going to rename it?).
    All of that said, I have a few questions for you:

    If I enable your new plugin (Custom Content Portfolio), and continue with my habit of switching back & forth between themes, will my images have to be resized each time I switch?

    Will this plugin work in some of the Themes I already have installed, and not others (will it work with ANY theme from the WordPress Directory)?

    If I enable the plugin, but don’t create any Portfolios, will it interfere with my content while switching from theme to theme (particularly competitive Portfolio Themes).

    Are these dumb questions?


    1. If I enable your new plugin (Custom Content Portfolio), and continue with my habit of switching back & forth between themes, will my images have to be resized each time I switch?

      Image sizes are a theme-dependent feature. So, it’s likely you’ll need to resize images regardless of the plugin for things like thumbnails and so on. It really depends on the theme. Check out the Regenerate Thumbnails plugin though. It’s useful.

      Will this plugin work in some of the Themes I already have installed, and not others (will it work with ANY theme from the WordPress Directory)?

      The plugin should work with any theme ever made for WordPress. It’s not dependent on any theme. Whether the portfolios and portfolio items look good on the front end is a different story. But, it’s pretty easy to add some custom CSS and maybe a template or two to an existing theme to make it look better.

      If I enable the plugin, but don’t create any Portfolios, will it interfere with my content while switching from theme to theme (particularly competitive Portfolio Themes).

      I can’t say for certain about portfolio themes that have post types built into them. That’s bad development practice anyway. But, it shouldn’t intefere with any other content.

      Are these dumb questions?

      Nope. I assumed these questions will come up (and answered some in the plugin’s readme.txt file.

      The big thing is we need to stop thinking of content and design as being one thing. Each are separate entities. You should be able to keep your content while changing your design. But, some theme developers are not doing it this way, which is one reason for this plugin.



  2. There are only one “chun” that matters… making this the second “chun” that’s… well… acceptable i guess:


    1. I actually had a temporary name of “Chunk” for this theme because I had planned on using the Chunk Five font (my inspiration for the original design). I misspelled it, so the name “Chun” just kind of stuck.


  3. In a community of “mavericks”, I’m glad you’re there to be the standards sheriff. I appreciate your hard work in wrangling WordPress best practices.

    In five years from now, I hope we look back on the days when plugins were shoved into functions.php and laugh.


  4. I know this may seem like a dumb question, but what exactly do you mean by a “portfolio”? Could you describe it for us uninitiated? Thanks.


    1. A portfolio of work. This could be your Web site designs, photographs, artwork, or anything you create.

  5. vrob

    I like the portfolio plugin and impletmentation in chun, but I have to admit that I was hoping for a little jquery to load the different portfolio sections. Nav is a bit awkward as you have to wait for a page load if you want to browse the portfolio sections.


    1. Considering there’s potential to load 100s or even 1,000s of portfolio items, I’m not sure about using jQuery for something like that. I could see a potential Ajax solution for loading more posts, but if I done something like that, I’d do it for the entire theme.

      But, you’re not browsing “portfolio sections.” You’re browsing entirely separate portfolios.



  6. Hi there, You’ve done an incredible job. I’ll certainly digg it and personally suggest to my friends.
    I am sure they will be benefited from this site.


  7. I tried the theme and is surprised that one important feature is not mentioned in this post or theme description.

    The theme does not load jquery or major javascript except comment reply js.What I mean to say that it is fast.

    Great work.I am using it on my live site currently and want to thank you for creating this theme.

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