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  • I just grabbed the i3 Theme Classic (Right Edition) by Mickey Cheong over at I saw it was compatible with WP 2.3 and thought I’d give it a try.

    But, I can’t add a header graphic into the theme. I’ve tried changing the coding but my graphic never shows.

    Also, I can’t get the Site Admin link to show in the meta box in the sidebar.

    I posted on the theme creator’s forum but it looks sparsely attended. I’m not holding my breath for hope there.

    Is anyone either familiar with this theme or with the problems I’m having and capable of assisting me?

    My blog is located at CWF Game Cast

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  • I can’t help with the header issue, but here is how to get the site admin link to show up after you log in. Open the i3theme “functions.php” file and find this;

    <li class="login"><?php wp_loginout(); ?></li>

    Directly below the</ul>, add this;

    <ul class="login"><?php wp_register(); ?></ul>

    I did this on i3theme-1-5-right some time ago and it seemed to work fine.I don’t see why it shouldn’t work on version 1-6 as well. The login class puts the login icon right next to it.

    Good luck with the header.

    Clayton: Thanks for that. Any idea how to get an icon to appear to the left of that? I see icons for the other items (Entries, RSS, WordPress, Logout) and would love to have one show for the Site Admin. Right now it is a little circle because of the list.

    I see the following code near the bottom of the Stylesheet.

    /* meta */
    #meta .site_admin {
    	background: url(images/cog.gif) no-repeat;
    #meta .rss {
    	background: url(images/mini-rss.gif) no-repeat;
    #meta .login {
    	background: url(images/mini-user.gif) no-repeat;
    #meta .check {
    	background: url(images/mini-check.gif) no-repeat;
    #meta .wordpress {
    	background: url(images/mini-wp.gif) no-repeat;

    To me that means an icon should show. The cog.gif image exists on my server in the correct place cog.gif image.

    where are you trying to add the header graphic, and what are you using for code? its hard to help with no info.

    The header graphic problem was just resolved (and it is in action at my test blog). There’s a couple other problems though.

    What do I use if I want to put a link to the Post feature like the Site Admin setup shown in the post by ClaytonJames?

    Also, the Nav Menu has boxes for the Pages. How do I make more boxes? I have more pages than boxes. The pages are listed in a 2nd row but only the top row has boxes. I’d like boxes to show for the 2nd row and in an ideal world it’d do this automatically no matter how many pages I have (i.e. if there are 3 rows of pages it’d make boxes automatically for all 3 rows).

    Also, is it possible to remove Home from the Nav Menu boxes? It is redundant since the blog title in the header is a link back to the index of the blog.

    I know there are/will be other things but a few at a time is probably best.

    You can see my blog at CWF Game Cast

    Right now it is a little circle because of the list…
    …To me that means an icon should show.

    Just for giggles, I just installed the “i3Theme Classic 1.6 (Right Edition)” and made the modifications exactly as I suggested above. Icon worked correctly. But not the cog image that you mention.

    This is from the changelog:

    Version 1.6
    * Site Admin link available in Meta [with icon modified from famfamfam’s silk icons (

    OK. I found it in the css no problem, but it doesn’t show by default. Now I’m irritated. ‘Gotta make it work because I really like this theme.

    Here’s how. Undo everything I told you above.

    Do this; Open functions.php. Directly below this line;
    <li class="login"><?php wp_loginout(); ?></li>

    add this line;
    <ul class="site_admin"><?php wp_register(); ?></ul>

    -save the file.

    Now, open sidebar-right.php.

    Again, directly below this line;

    <li class="login"><?php wp_loginout(); ?></li>

    add this line;

    <ul class="site_admin"><?php wp_register(); ?></ul>

    I know, I know, it seems a bit odd, but using this modification, I currently have the “cog.gif” showing next to the Site-Admin link.

    Go figure.

    Hope it helps.



    I must admit, I like that cog better than I do repeating the “mini-user.gif”.

    About your page problem: Can you organize some topics into parent-child type listings? Worked well for me. Perhaps creatively re-structuring your pages into “Page” > “related-subpage” would free up some space for you. The row directly below that page listing works beautifully when listing child/sub-pages. (just my opinion).

    That is very odd but it works. Thanks! I agree about the cog. It is much better. I love most Fam Fam icons but the cog is quite nice.

    Any suggestions on the Nav Bar?

    yep…just edited while you were writing, look up. 🙂

    I just took a quick look at your site.. looks good.
    It looks like you have a ton of content.

    I hope you find all the mods you need to make the theme work for you.



    @ arickrol

    Just an update: I was curious about why the site-admin link would not work by default in the i3theme right version. It appears that it was probably just a simple omission on the part of the individual who updated the theme. The entries I added to the functions and side bar files;

    <ul class="site_admin"><?php wp_register(); ?></ul>

    Should in fact, according to the revision example in i3theme classic centered, be as follows:

    <?php wp_register('<li class="site_admin">','</li>'); ?>

    It seems to work just fine either way. Mystery solved.

    Thanks for your help. I’ve deleted some pages, and hidden others, plus made one a child page. It only shows when people are in the parent page, which is a downer. But at least everything fits on 1 line and looks neater.

    Here’s a query for you. When the DashBar plugin is used, the one that provides a bar at the top like on with quick links to the Admin Center and Writing a Post, the Search bar that comes with the theme by default is obscured.

    Any idea how to fix that? The problem is the dashboard shows at the top of the screen and the Search bar should be moved down a little.

    I have never used the plugin you speak of, but if you look
    in your style sheet you will find a reference to the search box beginning here;

    /* search form */
    #searchform {
    position: absolute;
    top: 0px;
    right: 0px;
    background: url(images/searchform-bg.png) no-repeat right bottom;
    height: 37px;
    width: 210px;

    You can start by changing “top: 0px;” to “top: 25px;” or 30, or 40 or whatever you need. This will move the search bar down on the page, but my gut tells me that may be just the start of your adjustments. Maybe not.

    Thanks for your help. I ended up removing the DashBar plugin. I don’t need it and my users tend to give me info for my to write for them instead of them posting for themselves.

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