I was selected to speak at WordCamp Europe in October. I’m very excited to head back to Europe for the first time since my Navy days, and this time for WordPress.
I love WordPress Post Formats. They have enable me to group similar content types together, and they have also enabled me to retain the content I share. I figure if I am going to share videos, quotes, etc. on social networks, why not share it from my site? The best thing about it is I am actually posting more, what a concept!
As you see here on dre.im and the CubicTwo website, we like to dabble with Genesis Framework 🙂 StudioPress, the company that built and manages Genesis just launched the StudioPress Marketplace which will house third-party child themes that you can purchase.
We had a great opportunity to build a theme for the marketplace launch. In keeping with my love of Post Formats, we went with a Tumblog-Style child theme that leverages the built-in WordPress Post Formats functionality.
With that said, I present you with the Blingless Child Theme for Genesis. We kept it very simple and clean, hence the name 🙂
About Blingless Child Theme
- Current version: 1.0
- Updated: 8/11/11
- Requires: WP 3.0
- Compatible to: WP 3.2.1
- 4 color styles
- 3 layout options
- Custom Background
- Custom header
- Fixed Width
- Theme Options
- Threaded Comments
- Post Formats
I hope you enjoy Blingless. Also check out some of the other cool themes in the marketplace, some very talented theme authors can be found there.
If you have questions or recommendations feel free to leave a comment. Also, if you have concepts you’d like to see become real themes, let me know below.
Blogs aren’t popular, are they?
Having your own blog, whether personal, or for business is important. Blogs provide the tools needed for free expression. So if you are talking about what your cat is doing, or building the next Twitter, expressing your thoughts and opinions is very important.
If you are looking for your very own, out of the box, hosted blog, there are great options like WordPress.com or Blogger.com. Although these solutions are simple to create and manage, what about for those who crave a bit more flexibility, and want to host their own website? I see the question all the time, should I use a hosted solution or build my own?
I have also heard many times, no way, it’s to expensive and I don’t have the technical skills to make it work. Let me tell you, it’s a lot easier than you think.
I spent a good portion of the weekend working on the Rank the Cloud theme for its upcoming launch. Most of Saturday was spent on creating aesthetically pleasing nested comments, I was aiming at something easy to understand and use.
With WP 2.7, the wp_list_comments function was introduced and although challenging to use at first, I found it to be a great way to style and configure your post comments.
Matt at Sivel.net composed a great article which I found to be the easiest way to get nested comments working in your themes as well as separating your trackbacks/pings from your comments. He also lists some other great resources to get you moving in the right direction.