finding the theme used by a website

You have seen a website with a great look and some neat features and you want to use that theme on your own website.

How do you find out what theme was used? Some people leave the theme name in the footer of the page so you can see it, however a lot of sites do not do that.

To determine the theme used, you can use a service such as  http://whatwpthemeisthat.com/     or   http://www.wpthemedetector.com/

These are easy to use, just type in the URL of the site and let it process the site and tell you the theme name.

or do it yourself by typing into your browser search bar:  view-source:http://www.productiveplaybook.com/

(replace productiveplaybook.com with the url you want to know about.

When you can see the source code, do a find (use Ctrl+F in google chrome) for these words: wp-content/themes

You will see this come up multiple times and in each case the word directly after the word ‘themes’ in the is the name of the theme.

In my case the theme is called mobile

Try it.

a new name for a new year (and more focus)

productiveplaybook.com    is the new name for the old  mystickyguides

It is not just the name that has changed, the focus has changed as well.

This site, and the resources we are developing, are all focused on the tools and the methods that can help you to be productive.

This will include:

  • news articles
  • in depth features
  • resources to download

Pseudocode and Use Cases

I am a  Business Analyst/Project Manager hybrid by day and often I have to write use cases for systems I am working on. Simply put, a use case describes a need and then how to go about fulfilling that need. It has structure and uses specific words to indicate what is happening to whom.

An example might be….

As a person, I get hungry regularly, I need to eat to satisfy that hunger as a result I can function well for another period of time.

Here are the key points highlighted:  As a person, I get hungry regularly, I need to eat to satisfy that hunger as a result I can function well for another period of time.

who (person), what (eat), result (function well)

There are some awful parts to that sentence that would cause problems if I left it at that. I work in software development with programmers and they would rightly challenge the language in that use case as imprecise.

We would need to define:  hungry, regularly, eat, satisfy, function, well and period of time.

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