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Chaos Theory Theme

  • Hi
    I’d like to use the Chaos theory theme available on wordpress.com on my wordpress.org installed on my server? Is there a way to download the theme? Can’t seem to find it anywhere!

    Thanks for the help!

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  • ChaosTheory, a dark new theme developed exclusively for WordPress.com.

    You can’t get it anywhere else.

    Moderator Jan Dembowski


    Brute Squad and Volunteer Moderator

    Well “You can’t get it anywhere else”-ish.

    If you have the subversion client then you can download it from Automattic’s SVN server like so:

    svn co http://svn.automattic.com/wpcom-themes/chaostheory/

    On a Linux/UNIX/*BSD system cd wp-content/themes and run that command. That will dump a copy in your themes directory and you’ll be able to select it.

    Well, I’m not on a linux system. Is there any other way?


    Moderator Jan Dembowski


    Brute Squad and Volunteer Moderator

    That’s not even trying.

    I just installed Tortoise SVN for Windows. I did not have to reboot, just log off and on again. I was able to download all the files to a sub-directory.

    If you are using a Mac then just do the same Google search but for Mac.


    Have a problem.

    WP standalone version 2.6.1
    Download theme from SVN repository and activate it.
    See blank page then try to see my blog pages.

    Any ideas?

    Thank you in advance!

    i have the same issue as above. I download using svn, upload into my host, activate theme… but only get a header and nav bar with the right pages. Rest of the page shows ampty, no blog posts or widgets. Any ideas on how to further customize this theme?

    Moderator Jan Dembowski


    Brute Squad and Volunteer Moderator

    The good news is that you are doing it right and getting a good SVN copy.

    The bad news is that that copy is seems to be broken. The line #8 in index.php reads

    <div id="post-<?php the_ID() ?>" class="<?php sandbox_post_class() ?>">

    For some reason that’s tossing a error.

    Try commenting out the sandbox_post_class:

    <div id="post-<?php the_ID() ?>" class="<?php // sandbox_post_class() ?>">

    Dunno what that will do CSS class-wise but it will get you past the error.

    Until it’s fixed it might be hard to view properly.

    Moderator Jan Dembowski


    Brute Squad and Volunteer Moderator

    To get the Chaos Theory displaying correctly in 2.6.1 edit the index.php and change line 8 from

    <div id="post-<?php the_ID() ?>" class="<?php sandbox_post_class() ?>">

    to now read

    <div id="post-<?php the_ID() ?>" class="post hentry">

    That should let the posts display correctly.

    Out of the box (via SVN) it looks good on the 2.7-hemorrhage svn version. I’m guessing that WordPress.COM is closer to 2.7.

    With this one line change, it looks like it will be fine for 2.6.

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