Welcome!

Posted in Theme on May 21st, 2005 by ulysses

Welcome to the Black-Letterhead page, a WordPress 2.1 theme based on Robin Hasting’s theme called Letterhead which in turn is based on Kubrick, the default theme for WordPress 1.5.

I modified the colors of Letterhead and called it Black-Letterhead because of its black background. The color scheme was inspired by the team colors of the San Francisco Giants, a Major League Baseball team.

I entered this theme in the WordPress 1.5 Theme Competition hosted by Alex King. Since then, numerous websites have popped up all over the world using the Black-Letterhead theme. Some have altered it even more by using different color schemes.

I created this page to provide support for current and future users of the Black-Letterhead WordPress Theme. You can download the latest changes from the download page.

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Black-Letterhead 1.7.1

Posted in Theme on September 18th, 2011 by ulysses

Black-Letterhead 1.7.1 is now available for download.

Version 1.7.1 essentially has the same features as 1.7, but it comes with a XSS vulnerability fix. I recommend that you upgrade to version 1.7.1 as soon as possible.

1.7.1 Features

  • Compatible with the latest WordPress 3.2.1
  • Automatic Feed Links
  • Post Thumbnal support
  • Custom Menus support
  • Custom Headers
  • Rotating Header Images
  • Custom Backgrounds
  • Theme Toolkit
  • Choose right or left sidebar
  • Two widths: 760px or 960px
  • Ability to remove Title or Tagline
  • Turn on/off Single Pages with Sidebar
  • Display Page border/No border
  • Ability to Customize Fonts
  • Ability to change Text Colors
  • XSS Search Fix

Download Black-Letterhead 1.7.1

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Black-Letterhead 1.7

Posted in Theme on August 9th, 2011 by ulysses

Black-Letterhead 1.7 is now available for download.

New Features

  • Compatible with the latest WordPress 3.2.1
  • Automatic Feed Links
  • Post Thumbnal support
  • Custom Menus support
  • Custom Headers
  • Rotating Header Images
  • Custom Backgrounds
  • Theme Toolkit
  • Choose right or left sidebar
  • Two widths: 760px or 960px
  • Ability to remove Title or Tagline
  • Turn on/off Single Pages with Sidebar
  • Display Page border/No border
  • Ability to Customize Fonts
  • Ability to change Text Colors

Download Black-Letterhead 1.7

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Black-Letterhead 1.6.2

Posted in Theme on December 17th, 2009 by ulysses

I just released Black-Letterhead version 1.6.2. This latest version supports WordPress 2.9 scheduled for release within a week. WordPress 2.9 has a new feature called post thumbnails. It allows a thumbnail or an image to be displayed in each post. Previously, blog owners have been using plugins to have this feature available on their blogs. You can download the latest Black-Letterhead theme from the download page.

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Black-Letterhead 1.6.1

Posted in Theme on December 30th, 2008 by ulysses

Black-Letterhead 1.6.1 fixes the footer bug found in Internet Explorer as well as the diminishing fine print within threaded comments. Please update your themes.

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Black-Letterhead 1.6

Posted in Theme on December 15th, 2008 by ulysses

Black-Letterhead 1.6 is now available. The latest version now supports WordPress 2.7 which comes with several enhancements. The bulk of the WordPress 2.7 enhancements is in the redesign of the administration page – the Dashboard. It sports a new vertical menu bar on the left side with lots of new features too numerous to mention here.

Download.

The new Black-Letterhead 1.6 theme have these new features:

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Support Forum

Posted in Theme on October 5th, 2008 by ulysses

If you have questions about the Black-Letterhead theme, please use the Support Forum. The Support Forum will serve as a single repository consolidating all support questions and solutions. It will also be a single point of entry for getting help.

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Black-Letterhead 1.5

Posted in Theme on June 16th, 2008 by ulysses

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.

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Black-Letterhead 1.4

Posted in Theme on January 4th, 2008 by ulysses

I just released Black-Letterhead 1.4. There are no major changes in the theme. I just cleaned up the code a little bit and added the much needed Tags, a feature since WordPress 2.3 was released. I’m making two versions available for download, one with the Theme Toolkit and the other without it.

What’s the difference?

The Theme Toolkit allows you to customize the Black-Letterhead Theme with ease. You can change theme colors, use two different widths either default or wide, switch sidebars from right to left, and add header images, or rotate multiple header images.

If you like to hack and modify the Black-Letterhead Theme, I suggest you download the default Black-Letterhead. The Theme Toolkit adds a level of complexity when customizing the theme.

As always, the theme can be downloaded from the Download Page.

Cheers

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Black-Letterhead Disclaimer

Posted in Theme on June 29th, 2007 by ulysses

If you have encountered websites using the WordPress Black-Letterhead theme, please be advised that I am not responsible for the content of such websites. The Black-Letterhead theme was originally released to the WordPress community for general and public use. I’m not in any way responsible for the content of such websites other than the websites that I own personally, namely ulyssesonline.com and the Black-Letterhead pages.

This is to inform all current and future Black-Letterhead Theme users that I have started to prohibit the use of the Black-Letterhead theme on any website that contains hate crime, racism or pornography. Any site using the aforementioned content above will need to remove my name and any links pointing to my websites. If my name and links are not removed, the person will be asked to stop using the Black-Letterhead theme all together.

Thanks for your understanding.

Ulysses

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Black-Letterhead 1.3

Posted in Theme on February 13th, 2007 by ulysses

Black-Letterhead 1.3 is now available for download. The latest version comes Widget ready just like the previous version. Version 1.3 uses the WordPress Theme Toolkit allowing authors to create Admin menus for customizing their themes. The latest features with version 1.3 include the ability to:

  1. Select sidebar location: left or right.
  2. Select between two page widths: narrow and wide.
  3. Select whether to use header images or no header images.
  4. Ability to support rotating or random headers.
  5. Ability to modify theme colors such as main text, links and titles.

All these features are available from the Theme’s Configuration Panel. Give it a try. Download the latest from here.

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