I’m happy to announce that the rewrite of my Cover theme, which is very originally named Cover2, is finally accepted to the WordPress.org theme directory. Check it out!
I first started working on Cover2 as a direct upgrade to Cover, inspired first by Chris Coyier’s article comparing SVG icons to icon fonts. Shortly before, I’d built a WordPress theme for my sister using SVG icons instead of Font Awesome, which I’d included in Cover from the very start. I liked it so much that I had to have it for my own theme, too.
As I worked on it, I realized there were things I wanted to do over — or undo completely — so Cover 2.0 became more of its own thing. I didn’t want to force current Cover users to change, so what started life as ReCover was born. When I initially submitted it, I discovered that the theme name “Recover” was already taken. “Cover2” was not, so I grudgingly updated the name.
In the time since I first submitted Cover2 to the theme directory, it’s gone through quite a few bug fixes and several feature additions. Some highlights include:
- Larger text and wider content column
- Built-in responsive grid
- SVG icons
- Header color picker
- Site logo
- Plugin support: Jetpack, Aesop Story Engine, Search by Algolia, Featured Video Plus, and Post Badges
Like the first version, Cover2 is completely open source and available on GitHub. I welcome critiques, encouragements, criticisms, bug reports, and all around general opinions.