The year 2021 is rather young and many people tend to have new year resolutions. My new year resolution is – just kidding – these usually don’t work out anyway.
Nevertheless, I’ve used the last days to ship an update of e.nigma 2015 which mainly focused on optimizing the code base and providing small fixes. In addition I’ve ported the recently introduced sciolism 2019 theme from Hugo to WordPress. The theme is currently waiting for a theme review so I guess it will take a couple of weeks before it is available in the WordPress theme repository. For the impatient there is of course the change to fetch the theme from GitHub.
As recently promised I just pushed an update for the e.nigma 2015 theme. The release notes are rather short but contain two important improvements:
* Enhanced experience on mobile devices (theme is "mobile friendly" now)
* Improved compatibility with recent WordPress versions
Since the theme was not updated for roughly four years a couple of minor adjustment were necessary to guarantee compatibility with recent WordPress versions. However, more attention should be given to the improvements with respect to the mobile experience. I made several adjustments to improve the mobile experience of the theme. More ❤️ for 📱.
I won’t comment in detail on what happened in the meanwhile and no, this will not be another of these “but this time I will not give up” posts but let me put it this way: Other things occupied all of my attention. However, things have settled and finally I couldn’t resists to reboot one of my former favorite hobbies: “that web stuff”. Such a restart of your ambitions is a good chance to challenge the status of your projects and see if stuff projects can be sorted out.
A while ago I was asked what the theme is running on this WordPress instance. I answered that I made this theme a while ago to be used on this blog. My conversational partner continued: „Is this theme available for public?“. There it was, that awkward moment when somebody asks you for a piece of code but you think it is not good enough to be published. „Well… Not yet. But I think I should offer it to everybody“, I replied.
So I started rewriting and optimizing most of the code to finally reach a level that I think is worth to be published. I named the theme e.nigma 2015 to refer to its original purpose to serve as the layout I’m using for my blog. You can find more details on e.nigma 2015 in my Portfolio section. The theme is listed in the official WordPress.org repository and can also be grabbed on GitHub.