Theme Features

This is a list of notable SeaBeast theme features. Hopefully I don’t miss any. They are presented in the order that I’m remembering them.

No-Edit System
It’s a No-Edit system. No need to enter any of the complicated script or markup files. Everything can be done by way of the simplified configuration files. There are three you really get into. One for the set-up and options, one for styles, and the last for contact information. See the Configuration Files page for more details.
Contact Form & Page
A fully integrated yet completely stand-alone Conatct Page with secure form. This will hopefully be a great addition to your blog. Unless you don’t want it, then you can enter “no” to turn the thing off.
Accessibility Addressed
Numerous features which favor web accessibility. To learn more, see the Theme Accessibility page devoted to the topic. It is an important part of this theme. It is good for your standings. The main heading and blog description are available under the graphical banner or masthead is one reason for this.
Multiple Style Sheets
I offer a style sheet for printing, and another for portable devices or those who are unable to use the default style sheet. If you browser is so equipped, you can switch the sheet for the page you’re on.
Standings Considered
To help users get found, the heading is available as mentioned, but the description is integrated into it for further impact. Moreover, facility has been made to add keywords and an extended static description in the head’s meta data.
Visitor Stats
Stats recording is available. It isn’t enabled by default, but is easily done so and some security precautions have been applied to the IP data file should you choose to make it so.
Corporate or Personal
Possessive identity configuration ability. You choose “pers” or “org” and the script does the rest. This is finely detailed too. Even the post meta data box under the entries on the post single pages changes from “my” to “our” and so do some of the scripted error messages.
Fine Tuning Options
You have management ability of certain features such as the “read” icons on the post headings. If you write long headings you’ll want/need to disable those. You can also stop the hover effect of the banner image if it bothers you or your visitors. (It can flicker with IE.)
Configurable Logo Box
This 160 pixel wide box’s length is configurable, and optional, just set it to zero if you want it to go away. Use it for your logo, an advertisement, or whatever you like. It does use a form of image replacement and require alt text, even though the image itself is a background.
Heading Control
Don’t like the Sidebar and Farbar headings? You can change them in the USER_CONFIG file? Choose name that fit your style… with out having to edit the Sidebar file. Fast and very convenient.
Blog Author
You can use this for show who you are or you can use it for your company. The image can be turned on and off with ease and you control the 50×65 pixel image file type. The text is configurable to allow for some internationalization, but it is an English-speakers blog by default.
About Page Ready
The name which will appear in the Blog Author box is a link ready to be pointed to an About Page, create the page within WordPress, then use my config file to point the link the right way.
Contact Box
Contact information configuration. You can chose to display it, or not, and you have choices regarding how much info you provide by how much info you enter into the configuration. It’s all simple, and you’ll even have heading and abbreviation control (you’ll see).
Sidebar Enhancements
Added user links for the Main Pages (or “Main Page” if the Contact page is disabled). Title attribute reveals the page on, in the most basic sense though. Another enhancement is highlighted text in the “Blog Guide” you’ll see when searching. On search page the sidebar search box is disabled to make the page valid with the Sidebar.
Blog Feeds
Adding a Custom Feed can be done in mere seconds, up to five of them. If you have none, you’ll do nothing and the default feed links will be all that’s shown. in the Blog Feeds box.
Blog Functions
Accessible scripts and modular plug-ins are available, like a Skype Box for instance. More will be made over time. I hope to make them as the need comes up for users, as a service, free in some cases, then use the work for a module for release. A user contribution in a round-a-bout way.
Blog Icons
I made a box you can use to support your blog icons. Adding Link Icons is easy and you can also Add Icon Lists with their headings, or you can turn the whole box off.
User Boxes
At the bottom of the each ‘bar there is an include file that you can use to say or add text, or more stuff, whatever you like, these files are for you and for your needs. They are static boxes that can’t be turned off, but they don’t have to have headings or content either if really not needed. Use them for ads if you want.
Copyright Control
You control the launch year and how you reserve your rights. If you opt for a Creative-Commons license, that is equal to “Some” rights reserved so you would use that setting. The link to it you’d put in it’s own link list or in Blog Meta.
Selectable Document Type
By default this blog has an XHTML strict document-type. By writing “trans” is the space given in the config file, though, you can change it to transitional.
Favicon Control
You are given a favorites icons or favicon in the SeaBeast theme images folder, but you can opt to not use it and instead use your own, or you can choose to use none at all. It’s in the configuration.
JavaScript Ready
This theme comes with an empty JavaScript file (sorry, it is not editable through the Theme Editor like the other files). Additionally it also has onload built into the body element, so all you do is load the function name in that element. Please advise if you encounter conflicts with the theme’s form field focus script for IE.
Instant Site Map
Create a page within WordPress using the “Links” template, name it Site Map or Site Map & Links and save the page, enter the page ID in the configuration file, and presto. You’ve just finished and have Created a Site Map that’ll maintain itself.
The Links Template
Aside from the three column template, there is also a full-width open-page that’ll great place for you to do whatever you like. It’s an open space with header, footer, a basic nav bar, and some validation links. You may end up getting a lot of use out of this if it’s your thing.
Styling Control
All theme colors are script-configurable. You edit the content of one plainly labeled file. Significant global changes can be made within mere seconds. Combine that with a *makeover of the default graphics package and literally thousands upon thousands of permutations can exists. It’s fun, too.


Coincidentally I make custom graphics packages. Contact Me if this interests you. It interests me! ;)

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Blog Functions

Important: This theme requires configuration! Read Instructions.

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SeaBeast theme has been downloaded 9638 times.

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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