Black-Letterhead 1.7.1

Black-Letterhead has been upgraded to version 1.7.1.

Download Black-Letterhead 1.7.1 now!

Version 1.7.1 essentially has the same features as version 1.7, but it contains a XSS security 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 now!

Black-Letterhead 1.6.2

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.

Changes

Functions.php

To activate the post_thumbnail feature, the function has to be enabled in functions.php.

if (function_exists('add_theme_support')) add_theme_support('post-thumbnails');

Post.php

This entry is placed before the main content.

if (function_exists('the_post_thumbnail')) { the_post_thumbnail('post-thumbnail'); }

Single.php

This entry is the same as above, but in single page mode.

if (function_exists('the_post_thumbnail')) { the_post_thumbnail('post-thumbnail'); }

Index.php

Replaced navigation functions when viewing the home page.

 Footer.php

Edited copyright information to include year 2010. Users can modify footer.

Copyright © 2003-2010

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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.

BBPress Theme

I was playing around with bbPress the other day and I came up with a new bbPress Theme called Black-Letterhead. The theme is based on Kakumei, the default theme that comes with the latest bbPress download. For those of you who know, I have a WordPress Theme called the Black-Letterhead. So, this is the bbPress version of the theme.

Preview

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Black-Letterhead Disclaimer

Disclaimer

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.

Black-Letterhead 1.3

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 Tooklit Theme allowing authors to create Admin Menus for customizing their themes. The latest features 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.