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For fun I started working on a new WordPress/bbPress theme. The focus is bbPress but a side effect is the fact that it’s also a WordPress theme. Or, vice versa?

There’s a lot more to do. But, already you can now have a slightly better looking, responsive, blazing fast bbPress forum.

https://www.flutterum.com

P.S. I also personally have Flarum powered forums and I like Flarum more. But, bbPress is so easy to get up and running that I thought I’d play around with it.

Oh, and hello Admin Tech forum!
 
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> @010101 hello Admin Tech forum!

Welcome to Admin Tech 😎

bbPress that looks like Flarum ? I will take that anytime. ;)

> @010101 https://www.flutterum.com

I thought I would see some Flarum colours. Perhaps later ??



 
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> @Abhi I thought I would see some Flarum colours. Perhaps later ??

Maybe. I’m not sure if I’ll try to make it look even more like Flarum or let the more old school bbPress style shine. 🙂

I think the very next thing I’ll do is make the site's header better. And, I like the upvoting plugin I'm using. But, I don’t like where it is positioned when looking at a post.
 
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I love the name you have chosen. Any story behind it ?

Are you coding it from scratch ? There are so many frameworks these days to build a WordPress theme.

> @010101 let the more old school bbPress style shine.

That's generous 👍
 
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@Abhi I purchased the domain name "Flutterum" for something else. But, then decided to use it for this bbPress project instead. Flutter as in butterflies fluttering.

I just finished doing a few more tweaks. The header/menu is cleaner now.

I also decided that Flutterum will be the name of the overall project, not the theme. I might eventually create multiple themes. So, this first theme is called "Rain." And I have no idea why. Just a word that came to mind at the time. 😀

As far as how it was made, I started with WordPress' starter theme called underscore. Then started adding CSS and adjusting templates.

I just submitted it to the WordPress theme repository. But, it has to be approved first.

 
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> @010101 this first theme is called "Rain."

Nice name 😎

> @010101 I started with WordPress' starter theme called underscore

Nice to know

> @010101 it has to be approved first.

I am sure it will be

Nice logo by the way. Your creation ?

 
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> @010101 hello Admin Tech forum!

welcome :)

> @010101 already you can now have a slightly better looking, responsive, blazing fast bbPress forum.
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> [https://www.flutterum.com](https://www.flutterum.com/)

👏👏

 
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> @Abhi Nice logo by the way. Your creation ?

No, I purchased it fromhttps://thenounproject.com/.

You don’t have to purchase... I think the icons are free as long as you credit the author. But, by paying I’m supporting the person who made it, I don’t have to credit the author, plus at any moment I can go back to the noun project site and easily change the color of the icon (logo) or download a different format. You don’t get that feature if you download for free.
 
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@010101 Nice. It looks great

We have a [graphics support](https://admintech.flarum.cloud/t/graphics-and-design) section here. If you have any requirement, feel free to ask.
 
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100 % hand made ;)

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I refined it bit, so that the flapping is smooth. Not that the earlier one is bad, this one is smoother.
 
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No problem, as long as it flies ;)
 
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@Abhi Pretty cool, thanks! “Rain” by Flutterum is now available in the WordPress theme repository. It’s minimal, very fast, and modern. You can easily change various colors from the customizer. The menu is 100% accessible (tab browsing). And, it’s free!
 
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congrats @010101

You are doing great with this project. The good thing is there is enough adoption too.
 
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The Rain theme by Flutterum now has a footer widget layout powered by Flexbox. It is active on over 100 websites and counting. With the bbPress plugin you can have a nice (not as nice as Flarum), clean, super fast blog and forum. It may be faster than Flarum with a WordPress caching plugin. But, not as cool. 🙂

https://www.flutterum.com/forums/topic/rain-1-3-released/#post-195
 
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Bravo !!

Got 100 clients already ? 🛸
 
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