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Contact Form Plugin Option

Posted by: Mike Cherim on October 25th, 2006

If you’d like to have another option regarding the contact form included now you can. Mike Jolley and I just created a nice Contact Form Plugin for WordPress (see the working demo with its “SeaBeast” theme) that you can apply as you would any other plugin instead of using the one I included with this theme. There are advantages to doing this (and no disadvantages that I can think of), as follows:

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Version 1.2 Available

Posted by: Mike Cherim on June 9th, 2006

Version 1.2 is now available after having made a few changes. This version is available three different ways, depending on your needs. Here’s an explanation of these upgrade options as well as an explanation of what was done and why:

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Modifying Your SeaBeast Theme

Posted by: Mike Cherim on June 9th, 2006

This theme was meant to be styled, but for those used to getting elbow deep in the style.css file, that’s not needed. I made it easy I hope. Modifying this theme can be done in three parts: Layout configuration, modifying styles, and changing the images. Between these three things, you can totally change this theme to suit your needs and give it the personality you want. Here are the details…

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Version 1.1 Available

Posted by: Mike Cherim on June 5th, 2006

Version 1.1 is now available after having made a few changes. This version is available three different ways, depending on your needs. Here’s an explanation of these upgrade options as well as an explanation of what was done and why:

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The Blogger’s Boxes

Posted by: Mike Cherim on May 26th, 2006

The “Blog Functions” box, the “Blogger’s SideBar,” the “Blogger’s FarBar.” These areas are for all those other “things” and any static content you might want to display. They are made for your needs. One of the common WordPress maladies I see a lot is people put stuff in their Sidebar files, which can be a bit difficult for some people to get their bearings in — and they end up having problems with validation and often even suffer presentational issues. The mark-up is not a place everyone wants to mess around in. Some people would rather just stay out. I make this possible by separating these content areas from the surrounding mark-up and scripting. To offer a safer environment in which to work.

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Search Engine Love

Posted by: Mike Cherim on May 26th, 2006

On the SeaBeast theme, matters of SEO have been addressed with the same passion that accessibility has. I want SeaBeast theme users to be found. If they are, it’s good for everyone. The user will have a greater number of visitors, and some of them might pay me a visit because of the footer credit links. A win-win situation. Here’s what I did with this theme to enhance your exposure.

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Blog Functions


Important: This theme requires configuration! Read Instructions.

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This file, USERS_FUNCTION, is yours for adding such blog add-ons as flickr, Skype, and other non-WP goodies. Do try to keep items added to this section at around 120 pixels or less in width to prevent the sidebar from slipping in IE on 800x600 resolution monitors. Need to add CSS styles for items in this box? Easy, use the USERS_CSS file to do so. Then validate!

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Blogger’s FarBar

This file, USERS_FARBAR, is yours for whatever you wish. Text in simple paragraphs, <p></p> lists, whatever. This is a liquid-width column. That said, you should to keep whatever — fixed-width item — below 120 pixels wide. Again, that concerns fixed-width items, self-forming, liquid items like text in paragraphs will adjust its own width. If you must place a slighter wider item, you can use the USERS_FUNCTION or USERS_SIDEBAR file to do so, but do note that that too should remain thin at only 162 pixels as it is a fixed-width column.

Added Headings!

You can also add headings in these user files. As many as you like. On and on she goes, where she stops. nobody knows! Do remember, though, in these file you have to use proper XHTML. Of course, this content can serve as example to you. Need even more help? Well, professional help is available.

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