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New Theme: Musil (50 posts)

  1. leflo
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I created a new Theme for WordPress 2.0 called Musil. Musil is currently in beta but stable. Musil is called beta, because it does not have all the features it should have when it's ready. You can see it on http://leflo.de and get advanced information and the download link under http://leflo.de/2006/02/15/new-theme-musil/.

    Musil has following features:

    * Content Negotiation (i.e. multi language ready). Currently supported are English and German, but one can simply translate it using gettext

    * Easily extendable theme framework

    * Easy to understand and easy to customise

    * Optimised directory structure

    * Plugin-like functions (alphabetically ordered taglist in single post view, etc.)

    * The perfect 404 (from A List Apart) made in PHP

    It would be nice to get a bit feedback. Thanks.

  2. oseary
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Nice! I like the simplistic design! It looks great!!

    ~O

    http://www.pesosforpenguins.com

  3. romamor
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Very nice theme! Unfortunately, after activating it, it throws the following error:

    Fatal error: Cannot instantiate non-existent class: cachedfilereader in c:\..\wordpress2\wp-includes\wp-l10n.php on line 72

  4. leflo
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Please set WPLANG in wp-config.php to your language, WordPress includes some files only after doing this. I'm going to put a workaround in the next version.

  5. romamor
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thank you leflo for the ultra-fast response. I set WPLAN to 'en' and it fixed the error above, but now I have another one:

    Fatal error: Call to undefined function: get_scrobbler() in c:\...\wordpress2\wp-content\themes\Musil\include\blocks\scrobbler.php on line 2

    It looks like I might miss some plugin or other; if that is the case, could they be listed in a readme.txt file, or even better packaged and installed with the theme, like a few other thems do? I am very new to WordPress and just finding my way around.

    This is a very cool theme, unlike any other out there.

  6. romamor
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Ok, I found the wp-scrobbler plugin on the web
    from http://www.tedpearson.com/blog/?page_id=778 and installed it but I still get this new error:

    Warning: Missing argument 1 for get_scrobbler() in c:\...\wordpress2\wp-content\plugins\wp-scrobbler.php on line 154

  7. leflo
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Ahh yes, that is why it's called beta. You don't need that plugin (scrobbler) it is just used by default. That will change..

    To avoid it, please edit include/bottombar/default.php

    and replace

    <?php include (TEMPLATEPATH . '/include/blocks/scrobbler.php'); ?>

    with

    <?php include (TEMPLATEPATH . '/include/blocks/blogroll.php'); ?>

  8. romamor
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    One more problem: when I change the page from "Blog" to "About", the "About" page is partly in German... Neulich, Letzte Musik, etc.

  9. romamor
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    That was it, thank you!

  10. romamor
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    By the way, I think I can fix the German text in the template, I just mentioned it in case you are not aware.

  11. leflo
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    The German text should be in english, there was a problem with the content negotiation. I outsourced it and it should work like charm now (i.e. Musil 0.97 Beta).

    Btw: Musil now works without defined WPLANG.

    And for everyone who is wondering about which plugin get_scrobbler is: it's Scrobbler: http://leflo.de/projekte/scrobbler

  12. leflo
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Musil Beta 0.97.1 is out with two improvements:

    1. Sidenotes for Pages (see Musil project homepage) for an example.
    2. Menu with translucent background

    Get it here: Musil project homepage

  13. lontanodagliocchi
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    i've got this error message:

    Fatal error: Cannot instantiate non-existent class: slimtheme in /home/lontanod/public_html/wp-content/themes/Musil/home.php on line 2

    how can i fix?

  14. leflo
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    You're using WordPress 1.5.2, but the Musil theme only works with WordPress 2.0 only.

  15. bolonki
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hi Leflo, very intriguing theme. Could you comment on the different types of posts? How can you select what appears where?

  16. leflo
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    This is from the README, wich is not part of the current distribution. I wrote that last night and are going to release the next version 0.97.5 soon. You can downlad it on the project homepage: The Musil Theme

    CATEGORIES AND TAGS

    In my opinion categories and tags are the same, so if I talk about tags I mean categories. If you want to use categories the same way you would use tags you can use the Cat2Tag Plugin.

    The Musil Theme introduces a new concept called Hidden Tags to WordPress. Hidden Tags are invisible for the visitor and are used for several things (see THE FEATURED POST and SIDENOTES for examples). To add a Hidden Tag just prepend a dot to the tags name (e.g. .private would be a Hidden Tag).

    THE FEATURED POST

    The Musil Theme displays a leading post, the featured post, on the frontpage in full length, this post will catch the attention of the visitor. To add a new post to the frontpage tag it with .feature.

    SIDENOTES

    Sidenotes are a new invention in the blogosphere. They basicly are simple posts most smaller than real posts, like an informal information, and they show up in the sidebar. The Musil Theme supports sidenotes, you just have to tag them .sidebar, if you want them to appear on the frontpage, and .page-<pagename&gt;, if you want them to appear on the page called 'pagename' (e.g. a post taged .page-musil would appear on the page 'musil')

  17. leflo
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Musil 0.98 is out, featuring schemes. That makes it much easier to use Musil as a framework for a new theme.

    Get it here :The Musil Theme

  18. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Very nice, simple, easy to read/navigate theme.
    I love the K2 theme, but I will switch when I'm sure all the bugs are out. :>)

  19. leflo
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    It's not about bugs, it's about completness, I don't feel, that The Musil Theme is what it should be.

  20. jliddy_
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    i just decided to use this great theme...really cool btw...
    but anyways, since uploading onto my server it does not display the 'comments' section on the main blogging page...
    it displays fine on the 'about' tab but just never when clicking a specific post.
    therefore not allowing anyone to reply to any posts i make...

    when clicking a specific post, i get a blank white box on the left half, and this error on the right half---------

    Fatal error: Unknown function: related_posts() in /home/u1/loonitic/html/blog/wp-content/themes/Musil/include/blocks/post_related.php on line 3

    any thoughts? anyone else have this problem...
    thanks,

  21. leflo
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    ohh, sorry. I forgot to mention, that there is a plugin requirement: Related Posts, you can downlad it here: http://www.w-a-s-a-b-i.com/archives/2006/02/02/wordpress-related-entries-20/

    I will remove that dependency on the next version.

  22. jliddy_
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    oh cool...
    thanks.
    when can we expect the new version? just being curious :)

  23. leflo
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    just now. :)

  24. jliddy_
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    oh snap...
    sorry im at work now so i cant compare which one i have to the new one on ur site...
    is 0.98.5 the new one you just put up since my first post?
    if so, you are a quick dude and i thank you!

  25. jliddy_
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    how do i get the post i make to stop showing up twice above the grey navigation bar??...ill make a post and it will show up on the left, but then again on the right hand side as well (full length of the post) and it contourts my blog stupidly.
    is that normal?
    i would rather not have my post show at all on the right side of the blog, and keep my search slot in tact at the top...
    i notice yours are in perfect little boxes with a 'more' option...
    is there another plugin i need for that?
    i hope to atleast have that done, or to disable the showing of recent posts on the right totally.

  26. leflo
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Ok, if the category .sidenote does not exist, all posts are shown in the sidebar, just add the category and it will work fine. Same goes for .feature. see the README or here http://wordpress.org/support/topic/61605?replies=25#post-332502 for a more detailed desciption for .sidenote and .feature.

    That thing with the more link works by just adding '<!--more-->' to the post (i.e. click on more above the edit field) or by adding an excerpt.

    Btw: You can see which version you use in your backend under presentation. (and I am quick. :-)

  27. jliddy_
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    sorry, but that makes no sense to me...
    so basically if i post a new post, i have to go back and change the title of the one that was just on the main page to .sidenote???
    i read the entire "READ ME" file and am no better off in understanding this.
    what do u mean add .sidenote & .feature? where do i add those at? at the end of a file? actually create them as a legit catagory in admin? im totally lost.
    i would prefer to not have anything show in the side bar except the search option and the catagory list...
    can you guide me a tad more generically...obviously im new to the whole blog arena lol...
    apologize for my dumbness :(

  28. leflo
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    You can assign posts to categories in the post mode, just try it:

    Edit or add a new post and add the category .sidenote (you can do that in a box on the right side) to the post.

  29. jliddy_
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    so then everytime i make a new post i have to go back and change the older posts catagory from feature to sidenote?

  30. jliddy_
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    ok i see now...
    so the things are gone from my sidebar now so thanks for that...
    now that i have added these tho,
    if i make a new post, will it automatically replace the old feature? or do i have to go back and edit older pages.
    and also, how do i get the things in the sidenote (if i choose to use it) to only display the small box of info with the 'more' option, instead of the entire post?

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