Anything is possible! Or is it? (3 posts)

  1. JoeBrooks
    Posted 11 years ago #

    I just want to preface this by saying I'm a complete amatuer when it comes to CSS and design! I know pretty much enough to get me by and probably not enough to get this project completed quickly.

    I create two designs in photoshop that I want to use for my WrestlingBlog.com page.


    Front.gif is how I want the index.php to look.


    Pages.gif is how I want the rest of the blog to look.

    What I have done so far

    I figured that getting the rest of the blog pages would be much easier because they are already in the traditional blog format. I decided to use Kubrick as my base. (edit: You can view a live preview here: WrestlingBlog.com

    My Question to the Community

    Any secrets on how to get the front.gif design into a reality? This is pretty much how I think it can be done...

    Step 1> Create a new footer.php (indexfooter.php ?), with the green block, recent comments, and tag cloud plugin.

    Step 2> Edit index.php to include only 1 entry, put a flickr gallery at the bottom of the loop.

    Step 3> create a new sidebar.php (indexsidebar.php).

    Feedback would be great! I'll consider releasing it as a theme when finished :)

  2. j0d
    Posted 11 years ago #

    i would say that thats possible, wouldnt know the wordpress code to put stuff but they layout is do-able. Nifty bit of CSS would do it.


  3. moshu
    Posted 11 years ago #

    1. You don't need to put that in the footer. I'd use the home.php template (which takes precedence over the index.php when displaying the main/front page of your blog) and add another div (green) with the proper tags to dispay whatever you need.
    2. Use a customized Loop to display only one post - you can even make it to be from a certain category.
    I am not using the flickr... but there must be a way to display those pics; I've seen done on many blogs.
    3. You can use a custom sidebar for the front.

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