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Theme: Semiologic theme and CMS (58 posts)

  1. Denis de Bernardy
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    http://www.semiologic.com/projects/sem-theme/

    v.2.1 of the Semiologic theme and CMS is now available

    Its built-in tiles makes WordPress easier than ever.

    Enjoy.

  2. Lorelle
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Denis, these are all great, but I'd love to see a little more information to inspire us to check out the link for more information.

    Does this come with plugins ready to go or we would need to activate it? How is it different from a normal theme? Things like that. Sounds wonderful, though.

  3. Jinsan
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    you could read the page; it will tell you EVERYTHING about what it does, has, and can do including installation and modification instructions.

  4. holyroller
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Denis:

    I'm in love with this theme. Just what I was looking for! I am redesigning one of my sites that is more CMS (I guess that's the term) than blog which means I'd like better control over pages than posts.

    I'd like to make the whole thing wider but I can't seem to find the right place. I like to use % rather than px.

    Assuming this is made under the canvas.css:
    To make the space where the posts/pages are placed, that is the tablecanvas?

    If so, then what is main and mainspacer?

  5. Denis de Bernardy
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    @Lorelle: I sort of agree with Jinsan... The linked page has all the information you are asking for. :)

    @Holyroller: #main is the main column. #mainspacer is a spacer I included at the bottom of the column because of the shameful way Firefox implements CSS. It is there for the sake of forcing the column's width. Likewise, you'll find a #sidebar spacer. You can safely remove the spacers, but you'll get mostly random columns widths if you do. Also note that you can redo the theme's design entirely using pure CSS if you want by modifying header.php and footer.php.

  6. Root
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Spacers? Gazooks :)

  7. Denis de Bernardy
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    yeah, firefox really sucks hard, sometimes, when it comes to rendering simple things.

    i think the worse is when you try to insert a textarea with width 100% into a div with non-zero padding. the browser goes wild.

    but then, I'm suppose a good designer will feel like making a couple of skins for the theme sooner or later. i'm no graphist or web designer; i just like to code the features.

  8. holyroller
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Yeah, I use Firefox too. I usually run the final version through Mozilla, IE, and Netscape. I also have a friend who runs them with her various sized screens.

    I set the sidebar to 20%, thinking that would mean % of the page. No, it meant 20% of the sidebar! I think I finally have it the size I need though. Thanks!

  9. Denis de Bernardy
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    v.2.2. is up. a tiny bit more serif. i prefer. maybe you will too.

  10. pavesina
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Denis,
    I don't seem to be able to change the font size for blockquote. It seems to default to the p size. Am I doing something wrong?

  11. Denis de Bernardy
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    try something like:

    blockquote p { font-size: 10pt; }

  12. Lorelle
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    As a matter of fact, yes, I have read the page. The point of my comment is that if you want coverage, attention, links, and people to KNOW what you are doing, since this forum is grabbed by Google and other search engines a LOT, extra words help guide people here, then eventually to your site. Just trying to help you help yourself.

    Keep up the good work.

  13. Denis de Bernardy
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    v.2.3 released. Change log

  14. theplayers
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    This is cool! i like the theme very much :D

  15. Denis de Bernardy
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I've added upgrade instructions on the page

  16. Denis de Bernardy
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    v.2.4 is now available.

    Just for the notice, this theme includes the following popular plugins as 1-click installs:

    - Theme switcher
    - Jerome's Keywords
    - Related Posts
    - Translator
    - Basic Bilingual
    - Blogtimes, with and without icons
    - Touched (might get a css fix in the next version)
    - Live Comment Preview
    - Countdown
    - Gravatars
    - WP-Hashcash
    - Intouch (fixed a css bug)
    - And I'm sure I forgot a couple :)

    The upcoming pro version further extends the list:

    - Flickr gallery integration
    - Rich links and archives templates
    - Newsletter manager

    Planned additions to the pro version include:

    - Survey Manager
    - Shopping Cart
    - Success Story/Testimonials Tile
    - Advertisement Tile

  17. Nicki Faulk
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I am currently running 3 "test" installations of Semiologic 2.2.1 (for 3 different hobby sites), and saw that you had a new version out and wanted to see how hard it would be to upgrade ... I LOL'd at the last option, as it was mine ... but I wouldn't say that I "know" what I'm doing! ;)

    But I have customized the dickens out of your theme and found it pretty easy to move around and change to my needs once I figured out where everything was and/or went.

    The only issue now is that when I make changes and/or upgrade, I'll need to start keeping a change log of my own! LOL!

    The only thing I can think of that I would like is to be able to call a tile inside a page. For instance, I like your "fuzzy" plugins (Recent comments, posts, etc.), but I would prefer to have these on a separate page rather than on the sidebar. Any tips? Or is this something that could be incorporated into a future release?

    Thanks!

  18. Denis de Bernardy
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    the theme is fairly stable in its current state, so I guess you can safely modify the theme's plugin. the next planned versions are as follows:

    - v.2.4.x upgrades will occur as users of the theme localize its caption file
    - v.2.5 is a planned code clean-up milestone that you'll likely want to skip entirely
    - v.3.0 will be xml based, and will work like the fuzzy recent plugins

    Regarding your fuzzy plugin question, simply copy or cut the appropriate call from sidebar.php and paste it in a page template as necessary. I've definitly plans for a nav menu manager plugin as well as for a sidebar manager plugin, but that would be for a version 4.0 at the very least. :)

  19. Nicki Faulk
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Thanks for the version list, I will keep an eye/ear out for those releases! :)

    Re: fuzzy plugin: I had already thought of that and tried copying the sidebar code and pasting in a new page, the result was the code being posted as if it were text, instead of executing it -- which I thought was REALLY weird because for whatever reason it kept putting a space after the less than sign at the start of the php code, before the question mark.

    I don't use the Markdown plugin, could this be why? (and if so, I'll need to download WordPress again and copy it to my server, LOL)

  20. Nicki Faulk
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    AH!! Found the answer surfing through the Wiki (not sure why I didn't see this before).

    There's a plugin for activating PHP code in a page called RunPHP, although it involves turning off the "WordPress should correct invalidly nested XHTML automatically" option in Options-Writing, which I guess I can live with. :D

  21. Nicki Faulk
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Ok, I spoke too soon ... apparently that plug is for posts only, because the test page I created is still treating the php code as regular text rather than executing it.

  22. Denis de Bernardy
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    try php exec

  23. Nicki Faulk
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Ok, I was able to get RunPHP working by changing a small bit of code. Although it helps to have the fuzzy plugins enabled too, LOL!

    It's working great now, thanks for your help Denis! :)

  24. Denis de Bernardy
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    The theme is now localized in spanish in addition to the default english.

  25. RosieMBanks
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    A beautiful theme, very clean and easy to read.

    I hope you don't mind my pointing this out, but it loses its centering in Explorer. I took the picture of the bottom of the page so you can see that the "Made with WordPress footer" IS centered, but the main content is not.

    It looks great in Safari and Mac Firefox, though.

  26. Denis de Bernardy
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    doh, thanks a lot for pointing that out. you mean IE for Mac, right? if so, could you take another quick glance to see if it's fixed?

  27. RosieMBanks
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Here it is after I restarted Explorer and cleared the cache. And sorry, yes, I did mean Mac Explorer 5!

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  28. Denis de Bernardy
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Semiologic theme is now v.2.5

    * Clean up version, before going xml
    * One-click install
    * Spanish localization by El Hipocratico
    * Strawberry Cream skin by Antonella Pavese
    * Tweaked the data that will get displayed via the print link plugin
    * Optimized the header and footer nav queries
    * Optimized the interaction with the sidebar tile plugin
    * Optimized sem_theme_init() � it now runs after all wp caching occurs

  29. Denis de Bernardy
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    the theme and CMS is now available in its pro version:

    http://www.semiologic.com/projects/sem-theme-pro/

  30. Denis de Bernardy
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    The Semiologic theme and CMS is more international than ever. You can now download both skins in English, French, Spanish and German. The newly added german localization is courtesy of Claus Moser.

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