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Archive for February, 2006

WordPress Theme: Whats-your-solution

A two column, light blue and white theme, Whats-your-solution aims to please more professional, and corporate WordPress users.

Whats-your-solution 1.0 is another corporate like theme for WordPress blogging system. For wordpress 1.5x – 2.0.1 . It is a eye friendly and clean layout. The orignal design is by Luka Cvrk, Solucija.com. And ported by me

Head over to GFXedit.com to view it and grab a download.

Categories: WordPress Themes

WordPress Theme: Resolution

A two column theme with a nice diagonal line background is what you get with Resolution, but don’t sell it short.

This theme is XHTML 1.0 Transitional valid and Css Valid. This theme is designed for wordpress 1.5+. This theme was designed using Adobe Photoshop cs and notepad.

Jump over to http://ikram-zidane.com/resolution/ to look at it, and give it a download.

Categories: WordPress Themes

WordPress Theme: Hemingway 0.12

A new version of Hemingway is out, and it has some interesting controls in the administration panel called “Blocks” which allows you to drag and drop where you want certain content to be from inside the admin. Also added is a style selector allowing you to change the look and feel of Hemingway with your own styles. Pretty cool.

Just upload a new css file to /wp-content/themes/hemingway/styles, and it’ll show up in the Hemingway options panel. After that you can select the style and it will appear on your blog.

Check it out at Warpspire.

Categories: WordPress Themes

WordPress Plugin: PodPress

Being able to use WordPress for Podcasting has become more and more popular, and will probably continue to increase in popularity thanks to PodPress.

WordPress is a fantastic Blogging software and it does have some Podcasting support, but its just not setup by default to have all the support a Podcaster would want.

I searched around and found iPodCatter which is is a good start, for getting the iTunes support, but its just not a fully featured Podcasters pluggin.
I then found a VERY nice Flash mp3 player that I really liked.

With these two pluggins a a basis for me to learn how to write a pluggin for WordPress and for the core functionality I wanted, I created PodPress which is intended to be a full blown Podcasters Plugin for WordPress.

Check it out at Mighty Seek

Categories: WordPress Plugins

WordPress Plugin: Expand Comments

AJAX is going to be a big thing for the web, and WordPress is not ignored, as people begin to create plugins to enhance blogs with AJAX. One such plugin is Expand Comments.

The Expand Comments Plugin provides WordPress with the abiblity to expand the comments of a post below to any point on a page using AJAX. What this means, is that a user can click the “Expand Comments” link, and have the comments be added to the page, no refresh required. The “flow” of the site is not changed (the user can stay on the main blog page) as well as provides a streamlined feel to the blog.

Read more about it.

Categories: WordPress Plugins

WordPress Theme: Hemingway Bright

One of my favorite things about WordPress themes, is that if you don’t like something, change it, and then if you feel really giving, release that change to the world, and that is what Hemingway Bright is.

Hemingway is a simple weblog theme by Kyle Neath aimed at giving bloggers a great platform on which to customize.

I was really impressed by this theme. This one really breaks the monotonous ‘bloggy look’ that all of us are quite used to by now. All of our themes have this header, a content area, a sidebar on the right (sometimes on the left), and a footer.

Hemingway, is the first of its kind, to bring a different look to a blog.

The version is too dark in color for me (I hope for many of you) and is kind of hard to read.
So I took the original version, and threw some light onto it.
Thats why I called it ‘HemingwayBright’ .

Jump on over to WP Themes.info to download it.

Categories: WordPress Themes

WordPress Theme: 2 Updates

Both Phoenixtheme, and WPAndreas07 have been bumped to version 0.2. Not too many changes on either one, but some things were added, especially to Phoenixtheme, that were asked for by the public. One thing that has been included now is the screenshot.png that makes it easy to see exactly what the theme will look like when you switch over to it, and since WordPress has just been bumped to 2.0.1, this took a while to impliment for something pretty simple to do. Hopefully, other changes and updates take far less time to be pushed out to the public.

Check out the details at Phoenixrealm.com for Phoenixtheme and WPAndreas07.

Categories: WordPress Themes

WordPress Theme: Pumpkin

A three column, orange theme. Not really my cup of tea, but it looks like it has some promise.

Newly updated! It’s a 3 column boxy orange for fall, with a nice shot of pumpkins to boot. Fixed-width sidebars go all the way to the top of the page, no header except on fluid center column. Two pictures are provided so you can have frost on your pumpkin. Photos by Andrea and pumpkins grown by Ron. Released into the wild under GNU.

Jump over to Atypical Themes to grab it.

Categories: WordPress Themes

WordPress Theme: Nexus

A two column theme with a striking design, in Nexus.

I’m proud to finally release the “Nexus” theme for wordpress. This theme, which is based on the current Subnixus.com layout, is XHTML and CSS compliant (It was tested on wordpress 1.5.2, but should work with 2.0).

Looks pretty good, so go grab it at Subnixus.com

Categories: WordPress Themes

WordPress 2.0.1 Released

It only took them four weeks to squash enough bugs that they wanted to release an updated version of WordPress.

They have closed 114 bugs for the 2.0.1 release, and come up with some nice fixes including:

  • You can now specify an upload directory, and whether to use date-based storage or not.
  • Caching has been fixed under certain PHP enviroments.
  • Permalinks have been fixed for weird enviroments as well.
  • XML-RPC uploading works.
  • Compatibility with older versions of PHP.
  • Several WYSIWYG fixes and cleanups.
  • Imports now use much less memory.
  • Now works with MySQL 5.0 in strict mode.

It should be interesting to see if the new release will mean that more people will adopt the new version over the older 1.5 as I know a few people clinging onto their older version not ready to jump to what they consider an immature release. There are also a few people that are still not happy even with the new bug fixes and feature enhancements, but I doubt there is anything that will please everyone.

Head on over to WordPress.org for the new version.

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