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WP Theme: News Time (29 posts)

  1. jbbrwcky
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Hi all!

    Just finished up a 4-column theme for WP 1.5+ called News Time.

    It has 3 main columns where the posts go - you can select the order to be:
    -) left to right then repeat, or
    -) 3 categories, one for each column, or
    -) equally posted, first the left col, then middle, then right

    The fourth column on the right is for search, advertising, links and so on. There is a README.txt that comes with the release that explains it.

    You can see it in action on my test blog and a working copy here, and a relevant post found on my blog with the download link.

    Thank you,
    Jbbrwcky

  2. kaat
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Hey that's really cool ... like a true online newspaper.

  3. hbalagh
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Yea that is pretty cool... Don't think i would use it, but don't get it confused with me not liking it :)

    nice job

  4. allotherplaces
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    wow - very very cool - just the kind of theme i have been looking for for quite sometime.

    Thanks! I'll put it to use in some of my projects, im sure.

  5. kensav
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Great idea. Kinda like http://www.blogcritics.com

  6. jbbrwcky
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    An updated version of the theme zip file is available, some errors were found (thanks allotherplaces!) and corrected.
    Jbbrwcky

  7. deano6410
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    i love it, good work

  8. fishcakes
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    damn! you beat me to it. Here is my take on that same idea (still very very very much work in progress).

  9. jbbrwcky
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Update:

    The News Time Theme has been updated (now version 1.1) to include several alterations. Upon request by several people, there is now a "featured" post at the top of the theme, spanning all three columns. Search features are now integrated, as are pages (that appear like a single post).

    You can find it in action on my blog or my test blog. The News Time Theme page has been updated too, explaining the updates.

    Thanks to all those who commented and gave suggestions, some of those suggestions have been incorporated in this version. Keep them coming, I will keep the theme updated.

    Jbbrwcky

  10. lynndal
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Is there a way to change the justification from both to left in the columns and post headings?

  11. jbbrwcky
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Yes!

    Change line 202 in style.css to text-align:left;

  12. nmallory
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I don't suppose you could explain all of the files that start with "post-"? I can't figure out the formatting. When are they being used and by what?

    BTW, it's very nice.

    I'm going to use it here.

  13. ninjadoll
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Being completely new to css I have no idea where I should put a header image into this style. I love it, by the way!

  14. jbbrwcky
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hiya Ninjadoll!

    If you want a horizontal image, that you can control via css, change this in style.css, look for #headerspace (line 37). In there change the height, and add the image as a background image:
    #headerspace {
    height: 50px;
    background-image:url(images/YOURIMAGE.gif);
    background-repeat:no-repeat;
    background-position: top left;
    }

    And of course put the image in the images directory. Make sure the height matches. That should do you. Remember that in the release, the title (<h1> tags) is there and the searchbox as well.

  15. manon
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I just love this theme. I've been using it for a while and have just one question. Is there a way to make each entry show MORE text?? where is that specified, if at all in the files? Right now there is about 7 to 8 or so lines visible... is there a way to change this??

  16. jbbrwcky
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    You mean each entry on the front page with the columns? It is currently set to show the_excerpt(). You can change this in each one of the post-* files, look for this:

    <div class="post-middle">
    <?php if (is_home() || is_archive()) {
    the_excerpt();
    } else {
    the_content("Read the rest of " . the_title('', '', false) . " &raquo;");
    } ?>
    </div>

    Remove the if (is_home() || is_archive()) test so it looks like this:

    <div class="post-middle">
    the_content("Read the rest of " . the_title('', '', false) . " &raquo;");
    </div>

    That should work! Drop me a line or write here if it doesn't.

  17. manon
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    sorry I totally forgot I'd asked you something here... I changed the code - and this is what I changed it to:
    <div class="post-middle">
    <?php
    the_content("Read the rest of " . the_title('', '', false) . " »");
    ?>
    </div>

    and it worked just as I'd hoped... now I have to figure out if I prefer it that way... I think the original intent is better :)

  18. manon
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    alright so let me ask a different question... if I want my excerpts to be twice the length that they are in the original theme, where would I change that? thanks so much

  19. myst
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    How can I define the number of posts displayed in especific column?

    Ex: Column1: 1post, Column2: 1post, Column3: 4posts.

    Sorry, I'm not english...

    Thank's

  20. jbbrwcky
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Manon - the excerpt is defined as the first 120 words, this is the default (and only) return value for the_excerpt() As far as I know there isn't a way to change it, unless one of the WP gurus/coders here can tell you how to alter it.

    Myst - you cannot set the number of posts PER column, only the maximum amount of posts in any column ($column_max)

  21. chuckevans
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Great theme! I downloaded 1.1 but it is missing the stylesheet. Is there a different download area for you theme? The plugin manager said the stylesheet is missing I can see the style folder but apparently there is nothing inside it.

    Thanks,

    chuck

  22. sooeydoo
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thanks for this great theme!

    I have a minor suggestion: Why don't you include all the common stuff from index.php, post-single.php, category.php, page.php, searchform.php etc. into the header and footer files?

    These lines can go into the header.php from:
    <div id="rap">
    to:
    <div id="content" class="colone">

    And these lines can go into the footer.php from:
    </div> <!-- end #content, .colone -->
    to:
    <div class="spacer"> </div>

    This will make things very convenient for making changes to the Navigation links or including stuff in the header!

  23. sooeydoo
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    And...some questions!

    My titles are not displaying in full on the homepage or on the post page - how do I make the titles complete at both places?

    And, could you tell me how to put the search box in the header as it is on your site at balancednews?

  24. jbbrwcky
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hi Soeeydo, the next version will compile the separate pieces into one file, I realized by mistake on the last version and promised myself it would go into 1.2.

    I just took a look at your page, you seemed to have fixed the titles showing. I didn't know that was a problem (or that they were truncated). And you got the search box in too.

    Sorry for the delay, I haven't checked here for a while, been busy.

    Jbbrwcky

  25. JesseChina
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    hehe..
    Nice 4-column theme.

    ----
    http://jesse.blogs-china.com/

  26. oneandhalf
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I love 3 column theme, simply because it has more space to arrange my stuff.

    http://www.oneandhalf.com

    my current theme is 2 column, as you can see it is quite a mess there.

  27. lkomisar
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Does News Time 1.1 work on WordPress 2?

    I had installed News Time 1.0, but didn't use it precisely because I need a wide box for my lead article.

    Then I downloaded 1.1 and sent it to the theme folder, but it never appeared on my presentation page.

  28. xinfo
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    any one have this theme copy i am not able to access his website

  29. sam-i-am
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I found a copy of it here:
    http://www.theenglishguy.co.uk/news-time-theme/
    And a website using it here:
    http://www.balancednewsblog.com/

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