Developing a WordPress Theme, especially for a client or public release, can be difficult when you use the default installation of WordPress. It only gives you one Post with a comment, and one Page to start with. Not much.
This used to be a problem for me when I start coding a new Theme. As I go, I had to create Posts and Pages, populate the comments, move publish dates around, just to have content fill up the site so I can inspect then code and style the design. I’m sure you know what I mean. So I then decided to take some time and create my own standard content that I could import and reuse, saving much more time in the future and share something with the WordPress community.
I managed to put together into an XML file, a seemingly full content site that you can import right into a new installation of WordPress. You can use it to develop your Theme or have it in a demo site to showcase your Theme’s visual styles. These are the descriptions of what you’ll get.
Posts and Pages
- 9 Pages including 5 Sub Pages (the “About” page renamed to avoid doubles)
- 14 Posts to ensure pagination
- Short and long Post titles
- Posts in single and multiple categories
- Posts with and without tags
- Password protected Post
- Heading 1 to 6
- Strong, emphasized, and striked through words
- Images with captions (floated and inline), emoticons
- Ordered and unordered lists two levels deep
- Code and preformatted text
- Superscripts and subscripts
- Tables and definition lists
- Big and small fonts
- Threaded comments for WordPress 2.7
- Comments from admin
- Pingback and trackback samples
- Post with comments closed (with and without comments prior to closing)
- Post with ping/trackbacks closed
- Post with both comments and ping/trackback closed
Categories and tags
- 11 categories, including 2 child categories to fill the list
- Category descriptions
- 29 tags with various post counts
- 14 months of archives to fill the list
How to use
- Download and extract the file to your computer
- Log into your Dashboard and go to Tools -> Import (or Manage -> Import for WordPress 2.6 and lower).
- Select WordPress at the bottom of the list
- Browse and select the XML file then hit the Upload button
- Paragraphs assigned with special classes: warning, update, viewdemo, and download
- Added Posts and Pages
Click to see the demo site.