For my Master’s Capstone project, I chose to create my own WordPress theme. I started with the ultra minimalist theme: _tk. From there, I built up my site based on what I think a good quality WordPress site should consist of. The result is my theme: FarQuest. It’s responsive, with a static navigation bar, featured pages options, multiple page options, and easy to control Theme Options.

Basic Settings

Under the Basic Settings tab, you can add text to the Footer, and set your featured pages options. To do this, upload an image file and paste the corresponding URL.

Social Media Settings

In the Social Media tab, you can enter the links for your various social media accounts, which will be featured prominently in the Footer section

Page Options

‘Default Template’ is the traditional WordPress template with a content section and sidebar. ‘Home Page’ has the featured pages, 3 widget areas above the Footer, and no sidebar. ‘No Sidebar’ is a full width content area with no sidebar.

My theme is available for download on GitHub


FarQuest Basic Settings
FarQuest Social Media Settings
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What next?

I’m working on creating some more page templates to add to this theme so that there are even more options available. I’ll be updating the file as I add more content.


Header 1

Header 2

Header 3

Header 4

Header 5
Header 6

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Example image with caption