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Photoblog themes for WP? Wishful thinking? (29 posts)

  1. dearcrissy
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    SO many pretty themes, but no one has made a photoblog theme yet? Yes, yes, I know--I could simply modify any existing theme to suit my one-a-day-photoblogging needs. I just wanted to see if anyone perhaps knew of a photoblog theme that I just haven't found yet.

    I'm looking for something that shows one entry per day, archives as thumbnails, you know the photoblog drill.

    Any out there that you know of?

    Thanks much.

  2. allotherplaces
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    What I would like to see is a PhotoBlog Theme Contest.

    Now, somebody go do that ok? :-)

    Crissy, did you see this?
    http://www.jowra.de/wp/2005/04/wordpress-theme-relaxation/

    It's not real integration, but kinda - folderblog is very nice and easy to set up

    You can see it in action at
    http://allotherplaces.org/photoblog/nokia3200/?menu=1

  3. dearcrissy
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Actually, I did! I even use that theme modified on my blog.

    I'd really like to use WP for the photoblog, though. And yeah... why all these creative genius-types aren't running out to make photoblog themes for me I don't know! I'll second the contest idea!

    I'm actually thinking of going to MT simply b/c there are a couple of good photoblog templates out there that I can modify. I'm not a total dummy, I can tweek to my liking, but I don't have the patience to try to design my own theme from scratch :(

  4. unveiled
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Hey, maybe I can help. I'm getting ready to setup a WP photoblog on one of my sites, I can lend you a hand if you like? Let me know. L.

  5. dearcrissy
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Definitely. I'm looking for a one-a-day type pblog with thumbnail archive. Lemme know if you decide to share your theme :D

  6. unveiled
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Ok, it took me long enough but the photoblog theme is ready. Here's the link to see it in action: http://themes.lfmdesigns.com/photoblog/ and you can download it here http://lfmdesigns.com/2005/06/01/shutterbug/

    There's a readme file in the zip and I'll probably do a write up on it tomorrow on my blog on how I got everything set up.

  7. dearcrissy
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    holy crap, you actually made one! it looks great! thanks so much!

  8. nmallory
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    What happens if you have more than 5 pics to show? It loaded slow and the pictures were incomplete on my IE. Will try Firefox when I get home.

  9. Lorelle
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Also, if you search the forum, or click on the tag for "photoblog" you will find that a LOT of people have been working on this. Many of them want "their own look" not just one prepackaged, but as interest evolves, I hope more people design photoblog Themes.

    Good on you all for insisting and coming through with some stuff.

    How about helping others who want to know how to do a photoblog by sharing what makes a photoblog "different" from a normal blog? How do you handle the tags and Loop for generating a photoblog? Obviously, it isn't as easy as "using any old Theme", so why isn't it?

    If anyone with experience in this would like to write an article for the Codex to help others who want to do photoblogs, then that would be great. If you all just want to put pointers here, I'll track the thread and turn it into a Codex article, if you want. But this is something obviously needed, so let's help each other.

  10. dearcrissy
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I think what makes this theme so great is that it gives me (and others) all of the pieces necessary to modify and make a custom photoblog. I don't intend to keep the colors and design just like that, but I can focus on changing the LOOKS of the photoblog and not trying to make myself sick in order to achieve things like thumbnailed archives.

    I COULD figure it out if I spent three weeks, but, luckily there are people out there who are way smarter/quicker than me. lol.

    yay.

  11. Lorelle
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    So what are the "pieces necessary" to have a photoblog?

    You mentioned one: thumbnailed archives. Any idea how that it done?

  12. dearcrissy
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    No, I have no idea how it's done, which is why I'm elated that someone has made this theme. lol.

  13. unveiled
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Lorelle, I'm planning on putting together something to help others create their own photoblog themes from scratch. It's going to take me a while just because of time constraints right now but it is on the way.

    nmallory - on the main page the thumbnails at the bottom are just the previous five, if you go to one of the categories or the archives page then you'll see that it's set up to show all for that particular category or archive.

  14. nmallory
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Interesting. I'm looking to start a photolog to be used both as a portfolio for my stained glass work and for my photography. No reason why my parents have to be the only ones subjected to it. ;)

    If I get a chance this weekend, I'll look into using your design. Thanks!

  15. Lorelle
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    unveiled: please let me know how I can help to get this into the Codex. Thanks for the effort. This is valuable information.

    You can also reach me via my User Page on the Codex.

  16. Lorelle
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Also, Podz posted this link for specific information related to photoblogs:

    http://www.photoblogs.org/photoblogs-discuss/

    Looks like a great resource.

  17. unveiled
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Lorelle: I'll get in touch with you in a couple of days about this. Thanks for your help.

  18. Michail
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Perhaps I can interest you all in my new plugin. I've written a Gallery Manager plugin for WordPress, and I'm going to release a Beta version very soon. Check it out at http://blogs.hiveworks.com/msa/downloads/
    My plugin integrates fully with WordPress and supports custom themes. I need Beta testers. Anybody wants to help?

  19. unveiled
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Michail: I'll take a look at your plugin later today and we'll see how it works with my theme.

  20. dutchtrumpet
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I'll be checking it out today too.

  21. dutchtrumpet
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I installed according to the readme and get this...

    "Parse error: parse error, unexpected T_STRING, expecting T_OLD_FUNCTION or T_FUNCTION or T_VAR or '}' in /www/h/hollandtrump/htdocs/wp-content/plugins/GalleryManager/include/class-galleries.php on line 25"

    when clicking activate in the plugin page.

  22. djgeeked
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    check out blueblurry.com he has a really nice photoblog and he has one that is available for download.

    some really great pictures too.

  23. siobhan1
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    allother places that photolog you have using folder blog is really great! Any chance of having it at a template? Or the information how to create it. I really like the way it goes from a full page of images to a single image with commentstake . Can the set up you have there recieve images via a mobile phone or email?

    The Blueburry photoblog is awesome too..for full size images on a page. Not sure if he has released version 3 yet though which he had developed.

  24. NorthernPassages
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I hacked together a photoblog using code inspired by blueblurry.com and a few other things from themes I've picked up along the way. WordPress is a little stiff to use for a photoblog, but it can be done. Still working out some minor details, but you can check it out at http://northernpassages.com - it used to be "This Is Not A Love Story", but has been rechristened "The Human Museum".

  25. siobhan1
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Looks very nice, clean and well designed... any chance ofhelp to create it ? A plugin? A template..

    Thanks

    I might be missing something but why does'nt this forum send emails when someone replies to my posts??/

  26. theMezz
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    With all the requests for a true professinal photo blog I can't beleive that I can't find one! I hate using blogger instead of wordpress. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

  27. Taly
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Well, I made five themes for photoblogs and four of them are available for download here:

    http://www.taly.com.ar/wp-themes/

    SimpleT, the last one, is still in tests and will be available soon.

    PS: sorry for my english, I speak spanish :)

  28. jivyb
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    These look great. Thanks for sharing

  29. Brajeshwar
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

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