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Connections Reloaded (37 posts)

  1. Ajay
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Released a completely reloaded version of the highly popular, extremely beautiful Connections theme.

    Have called it Connections Reloaded.

    You can get it here

    Haven't changed the look, but I have restructured the files of the theme to make full use of the features of WordPress.
    A detailed list is at the link above.

  2. warrenleon
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hey, when I click on the "here" above, I get a message saying "topic not found."

    WHL

  3. Jinsan
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

  4. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Link is:

    http://ajaydsouza.com/wordpress/wpthemes/connections-reloaded/

    Not too hard to figure out....

  5. Jinsan
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    not too hard, but that's why you get paid the big bucks :)

  6. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Moi? I get paid nothing, my friend.... I retired, remember? *laughing*

  7. Ajay
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thanks vkaryl,
    I think I forgot to put the http:// while posting the link!

    Any comments?

  8. dmx
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Nice work! If i changed the orginal connections (style, wpindex, footer, header files), would i just need to change the same files wi sidebar?

  9. Ajay
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I haven't gotten your question completely.

    From what I understand, if you have editted the original connections theme, you will need to incorporate the same changes in this theme.

    If you changed the header and the footer, make the same changes in header.php and footer.php of this theme. Only thing easier is this time you will need to edit just one header.php file and not several files which contained the header information.

    Same as the other files.

    The Connections Reloaded theme is distributed in a universal state, i.e. not personalized for any site.

  10. sfong15
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I'm new to this, do I just paste all the codes from the theme editor, say for Links, and paste them all onto a new page titled "Links"? Generally how do I set up the top navigation menu?

  11. Ajay
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    To customize the top navigation menu, open up the header.php file
    There you will find <ul id="topnav">
    Within this tags is the top menu.

    As for your links section there is a seperate links page template. Create a new page in Wp-Admin and select the Links Template from the drop-down box. It will automatically add the links found in WP admin to that page.

  12. sfong15
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    AJay,

    Thanks, got it, done though not as simply as you put it. Care should be taken as to where your WP installation is, i.e. if it's under a subdirectory then the header.php file should be amended accordingly.

    I guess there should be a readme section built into WP to display message from authors of themes and plugins to explain simple things like that to new comers like me.

  13. sfong15
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Ajay,

    One other thing, I have domain pointing to one of my blog when I arrive there via the other domain name the <?php bloginfo('url'); ?> adds the relative url to all topnav links. This breaks all links at the topnav? I should be getting url as //base.com/links instead I got //fromelsewhere.com/links

    How to fix this?

  14. Ajay
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    well.. this isnt a theme related issue but actually because of permalinks.

    WP will probably throw 404 errors if you have two domains pointing to the same place.

    I can't confirm this because it's been a while since I had two domains pointing to the same place.

    Does your site work if you use the default wordpress theme?

  15. sfong15
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    yes Ajay, it works OK on its own if not redirected. I guess this is a matter of the php code within the theme, hence my question to you. I'm new to php. I guess there must be a way that the link is using the absolute path instead of the url which calling bloginfo('url')?

  16. Ajay
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    The tag bloginfo('url') is a wordpress theme tag which gives you the value of your wordpress url as seen in the Options > General.
    This is neither a bug in the theme nor in wordpress.

    Read http://codex.wordpress.org/Template_Tags/bloginfo

  17. sfong15
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Ajay,

    I think your site is down for some reasons hence I'm posting here. To close out the last issue about domain name redirection if anyone is in need of a workaround, check it out here http://me.sfong.net/2005/10/14/redirection-of-site/

    The 2nd issue is about commenting on a post using "connection reloaded". At first it is really theme specific as I found no problem after switching to other themes. I later noticed that it could be a server side problem caused by the permalinks setup in admin. The problem goes away if I use "/%year%/%monthnum%/Úy%/%postname%/" instead of "/archives/%post_id%". Don't know why but problem solved.

  18. sfong15
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Ajay,

    I have just added new sub and sub-sub categories "testing 1" and "testing 2" as you can see, this misplaced ">" is still there.

    A side issue, perhaps for you and for the "category-level" author, i.e. it would be nice if a plugin can turn-off display of categories in the sidebar until users are logged in?

  19. sfong15
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Ajax,

    Something strange happened. I have been using firefox but today when I tried IE6 to test http://www.sfong.net/emba I found the sidebar got shifted down? Also I have logged in before viewing the site but everytime I clicked the site name at the image in the header I got logged out automatically?

  20. Ajay
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I can only see the logging out as a cookie related issue, totally independent from this theme.

    How far down did the sidebar shift? If you have very long lines in your post this can happen.

  21. sfong15
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Ajay,

    I think this is IE specific, I like trying new browsers (Opera 8.5 even Flock is OK)none of them have this problem. I have just activated your theme now such that you could have a look at it. Note also the double lines at the end of each page and the sidebar pushed just below those double lines.

  22. healthgurl
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Ajay, I love your Connections Reloaded!!

    Do you mind if I ask: What is are the colors used to match google adsense on your home page? (border, text background?)

    Thanks, in advance!

  23. Ajay
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    google_color_border = "E1D6C6";
    google_color_bg = "F3F6ED";
    google_color_link = "8A3207";
    google_color_url = "473624";
    google_color_text = "000000";

    This is what my code says :)

  24. healthgurl
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Much appreciated, Ajay!!

  25. nieuws
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Pretty nice theme. Are the thumbnails next to the message automatically included per category?

  26. Ajay
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    which thumbnails are these?
    The one containing the date next to the title of each post?

  27. Ajay
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I just released v1.2 of Connections Reloaded. It comes with the following changes:

    1. I have added Links and Pages to the sidebar. Links displays only on the homepage while Pages displays all throughout. Currently only top level pages are displayed. You will need to edit the sidebar.php to display daughter level.
    2. Version info is not added to the footer. Easy for keeping track.
    3. Display of nested categories in the sidebar has been fixed
    4. Have added buttons under subscription for Feedster, Spurl, Furl, Newsburst, Rojo and Pluck. If anyone knows the button for adding to Google Reader, please let me know.
    5. All images used by the theme are now included in it, especially those used in the sidebar.

    The related post is http://ajaydsouza.wordpress.com/2005/11/07/connections-reloaded-12-released/

    The theme can be downloaded from http://www.ajaydsouza.com/wordpress/wpthemes/connections-reloaded/

  28. healthgurl
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

  29. Northpoint
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Uploaded and tweaked today. Very much enjoy! Ajay, couple of questions. I have added my parent site's nav button to top nav, but did not add an accesskeys (don't know how I feel yet about them - mostly, in terms of a standard for meta accesskeys, etc.), and did not add an id=".", etc.. Don't know if this is a problem.

    Secondly, can you tell me where to edit the "About this site" material along the right side, above the calendar? Looked in the templates and missed where to go...

    Finally, in my users profile page, along the bottom left, is a JS Sidebar link, "WordPress Sidebar." Can you tell me what this is? Clicking it leads to (some version of) my custom error page (buggy - trying to figure out why I get a messed up version of the error page - works on my parent site).

    Many thanks again.

    Paul

  30. eprofitnews
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hi Ajay. I'm another new fan of Connections Reloaded. A nice gift to us all, thanks.

    Tonight I just noticed that the right hand menu/etc column (which appears just fine in Firefox) has been pushed to the bottom of the page in IE (latest version). The whole column is entirely below the 2 horizontal rules at the bottom of the page. I notice that others have this same issue.

    I tried adding <DIV valign=top> and </DIV> at the top and bottom of sidebar.php but it didnt make any difference.

    In case you want to see it... http://www.eprofitnews.org is the instance.

    Gary

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