WP Theme: GenkiTheme

A couple of people have expressed interest in my minimalistic blog theme. After cleaning up the code over the weekend, I’m delighted to present to you my very first theme designed by myself. What’s Genki? Genki means cheerfulness, vibrancy and vitality in japanese.

Features

  • 3 columns: Fluid-Fixed-Fixed
  • Sliding tabmenu on the left. Static when javascript is disabled.
  • Threaded & paged comments ready for WP 2.7
  • Gravatar support
  • Widget support
  • XHTML & CSS compliance

Changelog

Version 1.1

  • Allow longer titles in Pages navigation
  • XHTML & CSS Compliance
  • 404.php added

Version 1.2

  • Tag support for WP 2.3

Version 1.3

  • Gravatar support
  • New image and caption css class introduced in WP 2.6.1

Version 1.4

  • Threaded & paged comments ready for WP 2.7

Version 1.5

  • Added WP2.8 functions: body_class() and automatic_feed_links()

License

This theme is released under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license, hence please leave the footer links intact.

Preview

GenkiTheme Demo

Download

Name: GenkiTheme
Size: 47,96 kBytes
FileType: .zip-File
Downloads: 13450
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– Also Translated to Spanish by Galder

Customisation

  • For the sliding tabs, I’m using the Dagon Design Sitemap Generator for sitemap tab and WP-ContactForm [Akismet Edition] for contact tab. It’s not included in the theme pack, so you have to download them, use your own plugins or simply removed the tabs.
  • To edit the tab’s text, you can use the PSD (Photoshop) file in the psd folder
  • To add/remove a tab, edit line 9 in footer.php

Niche

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Tips & Tricks

How to add the sitemap and contact pages?
For Contact Page
1. Install and activate plugin: WP-ContactForm [Akismet Edition]
2. Go to Admin Panel > Write > Write Page
3. If using the Visual Editor, switch from “Visual” to “Code” view first
4. Insert <!–contact form–> into post
5. On the right menu, look for “Page Slug” and enter “contact”

For Sitemap Page
1. Install and activate plugin: Dagon Design Sitemap Generator
2. Go to Admin Panel > Write > Write Page
3. If using the Visual Editor, switch from “Visual” to “Code” view first
4. Insert <!– ddsitemapgen –> into post
5. On the right menu, look for “Page Slug” and enter “sitemap”

My title is too long. Can i show the title using a full sidebar?
Unfortunately no. You can try to reduce the font size (in style.css, edit #logo h3).
Or replace your title with a logo (width of 195px).

How to exclude the sitemap & contact from showing in the sidebar, under about me?
In line 17 of sidebar.php, add the exclude parameter to the wp_list_pages with your page ids. More details at WordPress Codex

Easter egg: How to make my blog title appear in 2 colors?
Some hardcoding required. In line 3 of sidebar.php, replace with following code and edit the title to your liking

<div id="logo"><h3><a href="<?php bloginfo('url') ?>/">Eric</a><a class="logoalt" href="<?php bloginfo('url') ?>/">ulous</a> </h3></div>

Need Help?

Much as I want to provide free support, there are only 24 hours a day.
So if you need a chunk of my time, I’m available for hire.


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