Black-Letterhead 1.5

I’ve just released Black-Letterhead 1.5 which now includes gravatar support. The new theme will display gravatars or globally recognized avatars when visitors leave a comment on your blog. No more gravatar plugins needed.

I made some CSS style changes to fix the IE formatting issues in the comment section. IE and Firefox displays are now identical. I also updated the footer section to reflect the 2008 copyright.

I’ve decided to discontinue the use of Theme Toolkit in 1.5 to simplify maintenance of several versions of the code. If you still want to use the Theme Toolkit, it is still available for download in version 1.4.

The Black-Letterhead 1.5 is now available for download here.

For support, please visit the Support Forum.

29 thoughts on “Black-Letterhead 1.5

  1. hi!

    I love your template. I’m using it on my personal blog. Can you explain to me how I can make the text that is running over my face in the heading move higher so it’s not blocking my face?

    Carole Hicks

  2. i, too, sat up when i saw your template. i’m new at this and i’m wondering about replacing my site entirely with a blog. the site’s a pain to update. i’ve been browsing templates and usually underwhelmed, until yours.

    i’m an animation filmmaker so i’d need to link to lots of movies and to still art, and have bits of info. so less emphasis on writing than most blogs.

    any advice on tutorials, or other blogs that have similar aims?

    nice work,

  3. Charlie, If you need help with your blog setup, let me know. I’ve setup others using different themes. Your site can be easily be converted to a blog.

  4. thanks for the kind offer. let me know if it’s ok to pose a few questions to you here in the ‘comments’ or at another location. i first need a little overview to bring together what i’ve been learning online about blogs with the goals of my site.

    talk soon,

  5. Really like the theme, just wondering how I can add an image to the header? I just want to insert a logo to the left of the Header text

  6. AJB,

    Place your 760x200px header image in the theme folder. Edit style.css and place this code.

    #header {
    background: #000000 url(‘header.png’) no-repeat;

  7. Hello,
    Thank you very much for your black-letterhead wordpress theme.
    The best !
    Thanks also for the advice to handle picture in the header ๐Ÿ˜‰ save me a lot of time.

    Merci !

  8. Hello, i got a question about the ร‚ยฉ of the Black-LetterHead theme.

    I’m allowed to tweak it as much as i want to tune my blog without any problem ?
    (mostly fonts and fonts colors)

    For sure i dont remove the footer : Copyright ร‚ยฉ 2003-2008 Ulysses Ronquillo. All rights reserved.

    That’s ok ?


  9. Hi,

    First of all, I love this wordpress theme, it’s fantastic!

    I’m new to CSS (and wordpress), and I have a question. Is there a way to edit the CSS so only the excerpt of a post appears on the page, with a link to the rest of the post?

    Thanks again for the wonderful theme!


  10. Jamie,

    Yes, there is a way to display excerpts instead of whole post. You can read all about it from WordPress Codex. Here is the link. It’s about using the_excerpt() instead of the_content(). Hope that helps.

  11. Frenchuser,

    The theme is under GPL meaning you can do anything you want with it. Thanks for leaving a credit link back to my site. Cheers.

  12. i seriously cant figure out how to have an uploaded image (thumbnail) centered in the frontpage post.

  13. Hello,
    thank you very much for your black-letterhead theme.
    I’m a 110รƒยน beginner in blog editing and my questions might be a little “simple”…
    First, is this theme compatible with wp 2.6 version ?
    I couldn’t install a RSS widget : il it a limitation of the theme or a problem with my use of wp ?
    Thanks again,

  14. Thanks for your answer…
    Regarding your question.. Upsss… it seems that I haven’t investigated the RSS question enough.. . I have just tried to drop the RSS widget in the box… I will look at this question of plugin…
    May be your can help telling ma where to look at that ? (but I understand it has nothing to do with your theme !!!)
    Thanks again !

  15. I love your wordpress theme. I have been looking for a theme that speaks about “my blog”… and here it is. I tried 2 others and finally settled on this one. Thanks.

    PS: drop me a note and tell me what do you think….or better yet, anything I can improve on

  16. hello,
    I discover a little trouble with wordpress 2.6.1 and Black-Letterhead 1.5
    When you use the new ‘add media’ to insert a picture, and fill the field ‘caption’ the caption appear very light, almost the same color of background of the caption.

    I have to locate where to change this css.

    Sorry for my bad english.


  17. hello again,
    Sorry i got it :

    in the style.css of wordpress :
    .wp-caption p.wp-caption-text
    adding a color : #ff0000 ; do the trick.

    Many thanks again for your beautiful theme.


  18. Hi
    Great job ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’m running my site with version 1.3 and i’m now having a look at this new version. I can’t find anymore the iption windows where was possible to set the width, and other parameters like colors etc. Is there any way to remove the tags list?

    Thanks Giorgio

  19. Hello again ๐Ÿ™‚

    Sorry, to be more specific all i need is set 920px the width of the pae and i wouldn’t like the tags to be displayed. Can i do that editing the style.css file?



  20. I am trying to center pictures within my posts. The image information tells me that they are set to be centered, but when I update and go to the blog, they are not.

    I have searched the WordPress site for help and the two small changes in the style sheet they suggested did not work.

    1. Summer, Do you mind posting your question in the forum so that others can benefit as well. You can find the Forum link on the sidebar. Thanks.

  21. Hi, we have also used this template, and love it, but we are trying to find a way to get rid of the reply box on the pages.

    Can anyone help us out?


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