The Client

ReD Ognita is a Filipino fine-art photographer based in Beijing who specializes in minimalist black and white photography. I helped him convert his static portfolio website to a WordPress CMS and merged a blog that was hosted in a separate installation with it.

WordPress Photography Theme

The client required that we stick to the original minimalist design. Using Whiteboard framework as base, I took the original static website html, rewrote the code using css layout and created a customized WordPress theme with a photo gallery section.


I used custom post type to group the galleries together in the admin backend and to separate them from the rest of the blog posts.

ReD requested that I stay clear of jquery lightboxes in building the gallery and to keep the photos on separate pages. I realized that this requests is simple enough to be managed by WordPress’ built-in attachment pages, so I simple allowed the built-in media attachment pages to handle the gallery display.

I also integrated cufon to meet ReD’s request that fonts "look nice" in menus and headings but still editable, without resorting to an image editing software to type the texts.

Finally, the client wanted to be able to edit the favicon and logos. To manage this, I added a custom theme options page in the admin where he can upload the image files to replace the ones seen in the frontend.

Custom Facebook Page

I created a custom Facebook Page tabs with content that can be edited from the WordPress admin.