Posts Tagged ‘wordpress’

Sticked WordPress Theme, beta release.

Saturday, April 12th, 2008

After a lot of work I’m happy to say that Sticked is ready!

Sticked is a WordPress theme that i had in mind since too many time ago, and now, i am sharing it with you all :).


  • Customizable background and body textures. [Click here to see screenshot]
    You can select from a bunch of available textures for both your page background and your main body background, you can even create your own if you feel like.
  • Customizable colors for “Stickies”. [Click here to see screenshot]
    Sticked will add a new setting in your admin UI, there you can select an specific color for each post.
  • Compatible with most modern (and not so modern) browsers.
    Sticked has been tested with the following browsers: 

    • Internet Explorer 6: 80% – (Some minor image glitches due to the lack of support for PNG transparent images in this browser).
    • Internet Explorer 7 & Internet Explorer 8: 100%.
    • Safari for Mac and Windows: 100%.
    • Opera 9 for Mac and Windows: 100%.
    • Firefox for Mac and Windows: 100%.
  • Styled blockquotes:
    By using the <blockquote> tag, you can create specific boxes to highlight parts of your content, examples below: 

    This text is enclosed between <blockquote></blockquote> html tags.

    This text is enclosed between <blockquote class=”mac”></blockquote> html tags.

    This text is enclosed between <blockquote class=”warning”></blockquote> html tags.

  • Proportional fonts:
    Sticked uses proportional fonts, that means that the text size will be readable and consistent at any resolution, including big LCD screens.
  • Widgets Ready:
    Sticked is compatible with most WordPress sidebar widgets out there.

Theme Downloads and Tools

CLICK HERE to download the latest version (0.6) of Sticked for WordPress 2.5

CLICK HERE to download a PSD (Photoshop) file containing a blank header.

Installation is like with any other WordPress Theme, just upload the contents of the zip file inside your wp-content/themes/ directory and you are done.

If you have any question or suggestion, feel free to leave a comment here.

Stck’d, a new WordPress Theme for my blog.

Sunday, April 6th, 2008

Hi there, as you maybe noticed, I did a complete redesign of this blog and I am using for the first time a custom WordPress Theme that i have created from scratch.

This is my first ever WordPress Theme so i hope you like it :)

The idea for Stck’d was to create a theme with some smooth visual elements while maintaining an easy to the eyes¬†structure and focusing on the contents, instead of graphics.

It is on my plans to release this theme for free as soon as i finish fixing bugs, etc, so if you like it or you have any comment / suggestion, feel free to leave a comment in here, any feedback is appreciated.

April 7, some updates:

Per-post color selection:

It is now possible to select the post-it color on a per post basis, just add a custom field called “color” to your post, and it will automagically change the paper color for said item. Available colors are:

  • Cyan.
  • Green.
  • Pink.
  • Yellow.
  • Magenta.

Adding a custom color field for a post.

Stck’d is now compatible with the following browsers:

// Diego.

bbPress, an amazing platform for forums and message boards!

Saturday, April 5th, 2008

In the past days, i have been working on the design and development of a new “community like” website. Since the main purpose of this site is to inform fans of a rock band about tour dates, news, events, etc, WordPress was my CMS of choice for the backend (on top of that, i have been waiting a lot to have a chance to learn the WordPress Theme API), but the real problem showed up when i had to choose what forum software i was going to use.

At first, i started by using phpbb3, which is great, but even the fact that there are some WordPress integration solutions, etc, i had to hack a lot the integration code, and it wasn’t really working as tight as i wanted to… and then…. i found bbPress!.

bbPress is a fairly young forum software developed by the same guys in charge of the WordPress codebase, it is not only a pleasure to work with it, but it is also a pleasure to modify it to fit your needs. It uses a templating engine almost 100% identical to the one on WordPress, it integrates seamlessly with WordPress, and, on top of that, it is fast as hell, what more could you ask for ? :D

If you are curious enough, you can take a look at how things are looking so far, keep in mind that this is still work in progress :)

More changes to Illacrimo for WordPress

Thursday, October 4th, 2007

As you can see, i did several other changes to the Illacrimo theme for WordPress.
Between several minor fixes, you will notice that there is more space on the post column now, and I removed the original column for the post’s date too. Instead, the date is located now next to the post title.
I also replaced several images with CSS equivalents, so the site loads a little faster now and uses less bandwidth.
You can download the new version by clicking here.

If you have any questions or suggestions, you can leave a comment on this post.

Illacrimo WordPress theme: validated and fixed.

Wednesday, September 26th, 2007

As you maybe noticed, i am using the excellent Illacrimo theme for wordpress on this blog because, basically, i was lazy to code and design my own theme, but most importantly, because i just loved this one.

In any case, there were some minor problems about this really wonderful theme:

  1. It was not Valid XHTML
  2. It was not Valid CSS
  3. There were some minor discrepancies around different browsers (specially in the search box)

So i just fixed the whole HTML and CSS code to be 100% valid, and i also corrected the minor CSS related problems in regards to the search box.
I also did some other minor modifications regarding the line and letter spacing on the fonts to make it “easier to the eyes”.

Please note that this theme includes MY OWN ADSENSE code on it. In order to remove or replace the adsense block with your own, you MUST edit the files single.php and sidebar.php and replace the adsense block with your own. I added adsense directly inside the template to avoid the use of an extra plugin.

Also, in order to create the “info” box (like this one) or the “quote” box, you need to use a span with “info” or “quote” as the class name:
<span class=\"info\">the text for the info box goes here</span>

If you want, you can download the “fixed” version by clicking here.