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Finally, after many years, I’m getting this theme (Dog Blog) updated!

Talk about bringing it from the stone age, this was one of my first wordpress themes, so it’s a little old. It was for a site called The Snood Factory but now the blog section appears to have been removed. Not sure if Jan kept up with it or not.

Now updated for WP 3.0 it’s looking much better thankfully. Just finishing it up right now and it will get updated for a new download. You can see it by looking for the theme switcher near the bottom of the post and clicking on ‘Dog Blog’ – it sets the theme for 10 minutes (currently no way to override it except by changing the theme back to GlassFlare).

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Had a good mini presentation on my OpenAir Drupal theme just now.

This was basically a quick talk on the work I did porting the OpenAir WordPress theme to Drupal. Although this was my first theme with Drupal I think that I will be doing others, it’s a good system, easy to work with, and lots of resources (with ever-more coming online).

Thanks to Yuetsu for asking me, much appreciated.

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Several months ago I was approached to port one of my WordPress themes () to Drupal. Bear in mind I’d never played with Drupal whatsoever, but I said yes just to get some experience. It worked well, although there are some things that can’t be done, with my level of knowledge at this point, at least. I imagine I’ll learn more soon and catch up.

So this weekend, I was asked to give a chat on Skype on how I ported the WP theme to Drupal, so it will be this Saturday afternoon sometime. The Drupal camp is in Portland Oregon I believe. Should be interesting.

Getting in the spirit of things, I’m going to be porting another one of my WP themes to Drupal tomorrow to get ready for this, going over some of the things I’ve done so I know what I’m talking about. I’m thinking a fairly easy theme, like , or .

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So I’ve been burning the midnight oil for the past week or so on lots of work, but last night and tonight it’s been on a new Thesis child theme that I’ve been concentrating on. It’s a port of my OpenAir WordPress Theme to the Thesis framework. I mean, I’ve moved it over to Drupal, so why not to Thesis? You can see it in action on my test site for my Thesis themes.

Just one or two little things that are driving me up the wall, but if I do 30 minutes here, an hour there, I’ll get it ready. It should be up and running in the next day or two! I’ll post when it’s done.

In the meantime though, I’m already starting to think about the next one that will be ported over. Perhaps a Paypal Thesis theme? :)

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After working on one or two projects recently I have found time to update one of my old themes. This is a small two column theme with the sidebar on the right side.

The background is static (a car, hence the name) and it must have been the third or fourth theme I made. It is fairly straightforward, easy to use, no special post ordering, no theme options.

Oh and it’s called , of course.

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This is something I’ve been working on for some time now, and only in the past couple of week have I really had the time, and effort, to finish it up – the Natural Green WordPress Theme. So this is the debut so to speak, to iron out any kinks I, or you, may encounter. If you notice something please comment about it on this thread.

Just one or two more refinements and you’ll be able to get it, promise!

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I have had a request from someone to take my to Drupal and so over the past week I have been messing around with it. Although I think that Drupal is a bit more complex than WordPress for theming purposes, and I am far more comfortable with WP, I think I could get used to it and maybe port a few more themes over.

One of the things I’ve noticed is that the Drupal has the administration theme built in to the overall theme package, if you want it. Not a good thing though, from my perspective. The themes I’ve been examining to find out how they did it, have all the css mixed in and not in what I would call order. Picky I know, but I like the page structure to come first, then the bits and pieces like text, links etc.,

Should be finished soon anyway, and I’ve been testing it on testblog6.

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This has been something I’ve been working on for the past week or two on and off. After updating the theme to let it have a left or right sidebar with the options in the admin panel backend of WP, I decided to alter the News Print theme (version 2, not the version 3 yet). This was decidedly more complicated but all in all, just more coding more than anything.

So the release page – – has been updated with the new link, the WP Codex has been updated, and the WordPress forum thread updated too.

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Just had my Digitalis WordPress Theme listed on the WordPress extend list of themes (here). Been up there a week or so now, and finally got approved, so I’m quite happy about that.

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