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Questions About WP-Andreas09 (5 posts)

  1. IronMac
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I'm looking for a theme for my new weblog, preferably a 3-column one with a more corporate look, and came across WP-Andreas09 in the excellent Theme Viewer under WP 2.0-specific. I've got a couple of questions, though.

    First, is it possible to change the header's streaked to a white text on black or red background?
    Second, what makes it a 2.0-specific theme? Will this present a problem later on if I wanted to change my theme?

    Thanks!!!

  2. dss
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Yes, you can change literally everything about your theme.

    Read all about it here:
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Blog_Design_and_Layout#Themes_and_Templates

  3. IronMac
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Thanks dss! Would you also happen to know why it's called a WP 2.0-specific theme?

    P.S. I like the Connections theme so I may go with that...I've got a great picture of a Jordanian wadi that I could use for the header.

  4. dss
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    First, a theme written with 2.0 is going to be somewhat more forward compatible. My public themes were mainly written for WP 1.2.x and while I ported them to 1.5.x and they all work in 2.0, we're talking about some old code.

    Much has changed in WordPress since 1.2 and writing a theme specific to 2.0 assures the user that the template tags, and pages will usually have up to date code, and be more forward compatible than a single page theme originally written for 1.2 or earlier.

    Dig around in the codex and look for a changelog between 1.5.x and 2.0.x for the specifics.

    If you are new to the world of themes, my suggestion is to have a good read through the codex for general ideas and thoughts about what can be done. book mark it so that you can refer back to it. think of the codex as the user manual.

    Pick a theme you like, and have at it. destroy it. ruin the images, and mess up the code. Work your way back from there. In the end, not only will you most likely have a theme which is all your own (ok mostly,) but you'll have a fairly good working understanding of how themes work, and how to put them together.

    .002

  5. IronMac
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Thanks DSS for further clarifying the situation about 2.0-specificity! You make a very strong case for going with WP-Andreas09. While it's tempting to go ahead and design my own theme (control freak that I am) I've got too much on my plate at the moment. I will keep in mind your encouragement(?) and maybe roll my own someday.

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