The website you are looking at right now is using the WeaverII-Pro Theme. In order to show the contrasts and similarities between Suffusion and Weaver I made this site a facsimile of my website which is currently using Suffision (at least on April 22, 2012) while I am giving a presentation at the East Bay WordPress MeetUp. Click this link if you want to switch to the Suffusion version of this post. The other site will open in a new window so you can compare. You’ll see that the initial look is very similar. I didn’t strive to make the two sites identical, I just wanted them to have a similar look and feel.
Bruce Wampler, the author of Weaver, has spent 100s of hours documenting the theme. So instead of trying to replicate his work I will give you a guided tour of the Weaver Theme and show you what it can do. Well look as some of Bruce’s guides and demos, and what the admin interface looks like; and then we’ll look at some of the sites I’ve built using Weaver.
Feel free to come back and take your time using these links for a self-guided tour.
- Weaver II Theme | New Home of the Weaver II WordPress Theme
- Why Weaver? | Weaver II Theme 10 reasons to switch to Weaver II
- Weaver II Theme Demo | Weaver II In Action
- Embedded Media | Weaver II Theme Demo Embedded Media
- iframe | Weaver II Theme Demo iframe demo
- Two Column | Weaver II Theme Demo 2 column page demo
- Page with Posts (excerpts) | Weaver II Theme Demo Page with Posts excerpts demo (background color can vary on an individual post
- New Widget Areas | Weaver II Theme Demo custom widget areas in individual pages or posts
- Blog | Weaver II Theme
- Forum | Weaver Premium Content
- Help Document | Weaver II Theme
- Other Tools | Weaver II Theme Firebug tutorial to help with CSS
But wait there’s more! – Weaver II-Pro
$29.95 – Personal Version$49.95 – Professional
- Weaver Premium Content | Home of Weaver II Pro and Weaver Plus
- Weaver II Pro | Weaver Premium Content Over a dozen new major features
- Font Control | Weaver Premium Content
- Sliders | Weaver Premium Content
- Extra Menus | Weaver Premium Content
- Header Gadgets | Weaver Premium Content
- Shortcodes and Widgets | Weaver Premium Content
- More Options | Weaver Premium Content
Examples of the variety of Weaver sites that I’ve built
- Venture Valkyrie | What Would Lisa Suennen Say? (port from wordpress.com Twenty-Twelve theme)
- Trans Francisco (html home page with image map)
- Jim’s Thoughts and Adventures | Powered by Rhythm
- Sonja and Pieter’s Wedding | June 4, 2011 (good demo of responsive)
- www.hartsook.com (this website )
- Steve McQuarry (musician website: show/hide, audio players)
- The WerkStadt | Porsche Restoration (slideshow header and in post & demo of mobile simulation)
- Estuary Press (four separate WordPress sites, all using Weaver, with extensive use of Page-with-Posts feature for store items)
- Golden Gate Chapter of the American Society of Home Inspectors. Background image with translucent content areas. Uses Connections plugin for directory and All In One Calendar plugin for events. Uses Portfolio Slideshow plugin shortcode in Header widget area for rotating images in header.
- Funds for the Future styled to look like a non-WordPress companion site Tamura Insurance Services
- Illuminating Engineering Society Client wanted vertical menu in sidebar instead of horizontal navigation.
- Leslie Vallas MFT Simple site for a family therapist. Copied previous non-WordPress site design into Weaver.