Blog by Liz Lorena

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Hey! I'm Liz Lorena. I'm a May 2019 ITI program graduate from Rutgers University who makes websites and aspires to be a game developer. This is my blog about art, programming, and working on the Web. I have a YouTube channel and also plans for a WordPress theme store and some small games. You can find more information about me here.

I started this blog and my YouTube channel because one of my creative outlets is writing, and I wanted my own little spot on the Web where I can share with others the things I have learned in web and game development and my thoughts on other topics. Posts and videos on this blog are not sponsored unless otherwise stated in the post or video. There are no ads on this site, but my YouTube channel may run ads at some point in the future. I'm transparent about my affiliate/referral codes and links.

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Savona Child Theme (ByLiz.org's Current Theme)

Published 22 November 2018 in themes


This is the theme page of this place's current theme where I will document the most recent changes to it. I have also provided the alterations I have made to the theme's CSS code on Github.

This is the theme page of this place's current theme where I will document the most recent changes to it. I have also provided the alterations I have made to the theme's CSS code on Github.

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The WordPress theme I chose was Savona by Optima Themes. Here is the preview image of the original theme I worked with:

I decided to combine my website into both a blog and portfolio. The home page is a static page with a gallery of my best projects. I've always wanted to make this cool modern gallery-type thing. Here's the home page as of November 22, 2018:

Mousing over an image shows the name of the project in a stylized tooltip. Clicking the image will either take you to a blog post about the project or the project itself if I haven't yet made a blog post about it.

I moved my blog posts from the home page to its own separate blog page. I changed the style of the display of the posts to a gallery as well, and I love the look of it.

Something I'm really proud of on this page is the way I made the information about the post display. When you mouse over an image, the image will decrease in opacity and display the category, title, and post date over the image. Then the post excerpt will appear under the post image, and the post images around the excerpt will move out of the way to make room for the excerpt. The effect looks super clean and modern.

In the near future, I hope to make a theme from scratch for my blog, but I will continue to add to this child theme and hopefully change it enough to the point where I can release it on the WordPress theme directory!

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Hey! I'm Liz Lorena. I'm an ITI major who makes websites and aspires to be a game developer. This is my blog about art, programming, and working on the Web. I have a YouTube channel and also plans for a WordPress theme store and some small games. You can find more information about me and this blog here, including how to contact me!


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The Blog by Liz Lorena has 26 posts. It was started on 28 July 2018, and the latest post was on 14 October 2019. The website was last updated 29 January 2020.

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About


Hey! I'm Liz Lorena. I'm a May 2019 ITI program graduate from Rutgers University who makes websites and aspires to be a game developer. This is my blog about art, programming, and working on the Web. I have a YouTube channel and also plans for a WordPress theme store and some small games. You can find more information about me here.

I started this blog and my YouTube channel because one of my creative outlets is writing, and I wanted my own little spot on the Web where I can share with others the things I have learned in web and game development and my thoughts on other topics. Posts and videos on this blog are not sponsored unless otherwise stated in the post or video. There are no ads on this site, but my YouTube channel may run ads at some point in the future. I'm transparent about my affiliate/referral codes and links.

Contact Me