WordPress developer and all-around web geek Joost de Valk has just graced the Internet with a highly useful infographic.

For a medium that leans toward the amusing, infographics can occasionally be enlightening or even helpful for later reference.

This one serves as a sort of “cheat sheet for how your blog works” and takes the reader through the basics of a normal WordPress theme.

It’s a posts-to-plugins look at the anatomy of a typical WordPress theme. Have a look, and let us know what you think in the comments.

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WordPress has just introduced Toolbox, a brand new theme that will let its users take advantage of some nifty HTML5 elements with the Custom CSS upgrade.

Toolbox is “a semantic, HTML5, canvas for CSS artists and an ultra-minimal set of super-clean templates for your own WordPress theme development.”

Designers can use the Toolbox markup to do “anything you want,” according to WordPress. You can also use Toolbox to build your own WordPress theme for a self-hosted site.

For those familiar with designing around WordPress themes, Toolbox might strike you as distinctively Sandbox-like — and you wouldn’t be wrong to think so.

WordPress themes shaman and web designer Ian Stewart wrote today on the official WordPress blog, “Much like the Sandbox theme, Toolbox provides all the markup you need to build your very own theme with CSS alone — with one difference.

“Toolbox uses some really exciting new HTML5 elements — like <article>, <header>, and <nav> — that better describe what your content is all about.”

To see Toolbox in action, check out this dummy site. Or, you can get started by downloading it from the WordPress themes directory.


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