Configuration

This theme comes with a small configuration file. This file was added for the sole purpose of making your life easier by allowing users a simplified method of tackling some common needs and to facilitate the implementation of the theme’s recommended plugins. The configuration file contains all sorts of security code and what not, but the part of the file the admin will be concerned with is shown below followed by an explanation of the variables.

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## EDITABLE VARIABLES #### WARNING: Do NOT include quote marks in variables ####
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 $blog_or_site=         "blog";                             # Or "site"

 $copyright_start_date= "2007";                             # 4-digit year
 $rights_reservation=   "All";                              # "Some" or "No"
 $make_copyright_link=  "no";                               # Or "yes"
 $copyright_link_url=   "http://creativecommons.org/???";   # If "yes" e.g. CC

 $show_author_name=     "yes";                              # Or "no"

 $the_blog_description= "The less than 300 character blog/site description";
 $the_blog_keywords=    "put, some, comma, separated, keywords, here";

 $bookmark_me=          "deactivated";                      # Or "activated"
 $related_posts=        "deactivated";                      # Or "activated"
 $contact_form=         "deactivated";                      # Or "activated"

 $feedburner_option=    "no";                               # Or "yes"
 $feedburner_link=      "http://feeds.feedburner.com/???";  # If "yes" add link

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## THERE SHOULD BE NO NEED TO EDIT BEYOND THIS POINT ###########################
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Important Note: Quote marks must not be inserted in any of these variables. Not just because quote marks would cause a PHP error (if not escaped with a backslash), but also because if inserted into a variable where one might put quote marks — namely the description and keyword variables — it would cause a validation error.

Explanation of Variables

Here’s what the variables do and what you might put in them:

$blog_or_site « New!
You probably use WordPress as a “Blog” or as web “Site” and this variable will help you update various headings and some link names to reflect your preferred usage. Example, on the Home Page navigation menu: You can have it say “Site Navigation” or Blog Navigation” depending on your preference. This variable has an entry limit of 4 characters.
$copyright_start_date
This will be the beginning copyright date of your content. You can choose a previous year or the current year (2017). If 2017 is entered, the copyright will be displayed as 2017. If a previous year is selected, say 2006, for example, the copyright will be displayed as 2006-2017. This is updated automatically. This variable has an entry limit of 4 characters — in the year 10,000 I will need to update the download ;) .
$rights_reservation
This is how you retain your content rights. The choices are All, Some, or None. If you want to fully protect your content, choose “All” rights reserved. If you want some rights retention on your work choose “Some” rights reserved — this is what you would probably want to enter if you have a Creative Commons license. If you don’t care and are fine with people copying and publishing your content without attribution, enter “No” rights reserved. This variable has an entry limit of 4 characters.
$make_copyright_link
If you want the word “Copyright” to be a link — to your Creative Commons license or Copyright statement, for example — enter “yes” in this variable. See next for more info. This variable has an entry limit of 3 characters.
$copyright_link_url
If you do enter “yes” in the “$make_copyright_link” variable above, then you need to enter the URL of the link. Otherwise ignore this line. This variable has an entry limit of 80 characters.
$show_author_name
If you don’t want your “Display Name” (see admin “Users” > “Your Profile”) to be displayed after the date on your posts — shown under the heading — simply enter “no” to the variable, otherwise the value is “yes” and the name is displayed. This variable has an entry limit of 3 characters.
$the_blog_description
Use this variable to enter an extended description of your blog. This is for the meta description in the head of your pages. Be concise and accurate as this can be important to SEO. This variable has an entry limit of 300 characters.
$the_blog_keywords
Use this variable to enter some comma-separated keywords relevant to your blog’s content. This is for the meta keywords in the head of your pages. Be concise and accurate as this can be somewhat important to SEO as some indexers still use keywords. This variable has an entry limit of 300 characters.
$bookmark_me » Removed. No longer necessary with build #B20070406.01 and newer
Enter “activated” in this variable if you have the Semilogic Bookmark Me Plugin installed and activated on your blog. This variable has an entry limit of 11 characters. — Get more information about the Bookmark Me Plugin.
$related_posts » Removed. No longer necessary with build #B20070406.01 and newer
Enter “activated” in this variable if you have the W-a-s-a-b-i Related Posts Plugin installed and activated on your blog. This variable has an entry limit of 11 characters. — Get more information about the Related Posts Plugin.
$contact_form » Removed. No longer necessary with build #B20070406.01 and newer
Enter “activated” in this variable if you have my Secure and Accessible Contact Form Plugin installed and activated on your blog. To use this plugin you will want to create a page called “Contact Us” or whatever you like and you will choose the “Contact” page template (see the sidebar of the “Write Page” form). This variable has an entry limit of 11 characters. — Get more information about the Contact Form Plugin.
$feedburner_option
If you want to use Feedburner to process and publish your blog’s RSS feed, enter “yes” in this variable. Doing so will activate a couple of different things on your blog. This variable has an entry limit of 3 characters.
$feedburner_link
If you do enter “yes” in the “$feedburner_option” variable above, then you need to enter the URL of that feed as provided by Feedburner. Otherwise leave the default link or leave the value null, $feedburner_link= "";. This variable has an entry limit of 80 characters.

Note: The character limits defined above are inclusive of spaces and punctuation.




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