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The Home Theme (15 posts)

  1. richardh37
    Inactive
    Posted 16 years ago #

    Am I right in thinking that the default 'home' theme has to be coded via an editor in order to add links and text etc?

    I assume too, that to get registered bloggers info on the home.php page such as 'latest members' 'top bloggers' 'latest blogs' etc.. this all has to be coded into the home.php?

    I ask now because I've been fiddling with the script and can see no place where such php code can be added via Main blogger admin.

    this is fine by me but i just wanted to make sure before coding the FrontPage (home.php) and then finding there is a part in admin that does it for ya!

    Also, whlile I think of it. In admin, if the home (default) site theme is marked as 'disabled' I assume rthat this means that the site admin can use this theme as the sites own look and the bloggers cannot use this theme?

    thanks for help

  2. techwench
    Inactive
    Posted 16 years ago #

    You are correct. It's basically another template/theme file, and has to be coded manually.

  3. blips
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    I found that the default theme is always used for anyone who signed up, have no clue how to change that.
    And if the main site has a different theme after someone signs up your main site flips back to the default theme.
    The home.php is the file you need to change and put in the default theme there you make all the changes.
    Anyone has a working scripts to show the blogs on your site?

    http://megaweblog.com

  4. richardh37
    Inactive
    Posted 16 years ago #

    yes, can someone explain why, when the 'home' theme is used for the main blog, when someone joins then the theme reverts to 'default'?

    I've just made some changes to home theme and them someone joined and when i visit the site next, it's back to the default?

    help any one?

  5. fimion
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    I'm experiencing the same problem at http://isthy.name

  6. jonimueller
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    The default and home theme are the same Kubrick Blue Blob, right? But if you customize your Home theme, as I did, then new users see the original Kubrick. At least that's what happens at http://petdiaries.net

    J

  7. richardh37
    Inactive
    Posted 16 years ago #

    So how to stop it happening? I mean how do you make sure the 'home' theme is the one that defaults when new users register?

    This script is good but it has some odd quirks!

  8. jonimueller
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    I misunderstood you. I thought you wanted the actual DEFAULT (Kubrick) theme to be the new users' default, NOT the Home theme. I would imagine most people would want a distinctive theme for their main site, separate and apart from what the users would have available to choose from. Hence the "Home" theme.

    However if you are wanting to have a "modified" Home theme as your users' default, then I'd go ahead and give it a completely different name and upload it as a new theme.

  9. jonimueller
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    Just for you Richard (well, not really, but it's a good time to experiment!), I started another WPMU site with the bare bones basics. I am going to make changes to the Home Theme and then sign up as a new user and see if I can duplicate your problem.

    BTW, I am using SurpassHosting as my web host. Who are you using? Maybe it's a hosting issue? Perhaps that's the common ground everyone shares who is having this problem?

  10. roger01
    Inactive
    Posted 16 years ago #

    it happens with me too after 25-11 upgrade

  11. bsdguru
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    I've posted my fix for the reverting of the main blog's theme to 'default' over here: http://mu.wordpress.org/forums/topic/662

  12. bsdguru
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    Commited in changeset #4 on my wordpressmu public subversion repository (http://wordpressmu.trac.powertrip.co.za/changeset/4)

  13. jonimueller
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    Richard, here's how my WPMU sites are set up:

    1. Work on Home theme (which will be unique to my WPMU site, no other user will be able to use it). Get it exactly as I want it.
    2. Go to Dashboard. Choose Presentations. Select my newly revised theme as the default for my WPMU site.
    3. Go to Site Admin. Choose Presentations. Be sure that all other styles are enabled (YES radio button); be sure that my personal Home theme is disabled (NO radio button).

    Before you disable a theme to the rest of your users, you have to apply it to your site. Then disable it. This just disables it for everyone else.

    Conversely, if you want to use it AND make it available to your users, just be sure all radio buttons are set to YES.

    Still, this does not answer why your blog reverts when a new user signs up UNLESS the other radio buttons are not checked "YES".

    Hope this helps you out a bit.

  14. bsdguru
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    jonimueller you can enable your disabled themes just for one blog btw. That's how I assigned 'home' theme to my 'first blog' on the system.

  15. jonimueller
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    Thanks, BSD! I'll check it out. Right now, they are behaving the way I want with one exception, which I'll post in a separate thread.

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