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How are you using Thematic?

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  • Started 11 years ago by CircleReader
  • Latest reply from fwunder
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  1. Hey Paul,

    That's a great start! Looking forward to seeing where you take it.

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  2. Paul, that's looking really cool.

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  3. Hi guys,
    It's me again :)

    Almost finished a web-page using Thematic and Wordpress as a CMS. It's not over by far but you can have a sneak peek here: .

    If you want to know more about this new theme please have a look here:

    PS: I know I'm shamelessly promoting my blog :) , so Ian, if you have any problem what so ever with my post please feel free to edit it!

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  4. Keep promoting. You're doing awesome work.

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  5. Ok so here is the website I am making for a Non-profit organization that's working to help Aid Orphans in Africa. I'm not done yet but I'm loving the below_header and above_footer, such a cool feature.

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  6. That looks great waseem. Really eye catching and very polished.

    I find the yellow on white on the Home page announcement difficult to read but apart from that I think the design works well with good colour choice. Looking forward to seeing it progress.

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  7. waseem, that's looking good. Glad you like the custom hooks.

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  8. @everyone... the whole concept of child themes is new to me but I love the possibilities I see in all of your examples.

    @Ian... I've just installed Thematic and am blown away by the power behind this. I'm sure you've heard this many times before but "thank you" !

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  9. Thanks, marti. You're welcome.

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  10. Just want to let everyone know that I've released the Child Theme I made to the public. Check it out at Can't wait to hear what you think!

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  11. I am using Thematic at
    This is my first serious attempt at blogging. I am using the blog as a way of using public involvement (i.e., comments, demand, shame) to help me write four books: "If You Can Read ...", "How to Be Green And Why: with Recipes", "Other People's Children" and "How to Throw a Wedding Without Breaking the Bank".
    peace out

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  12. I am pretty pleased with thematic! Thank you so much!

    here's what I've done so far, I'll keep tweaking it-- and not all of the plugins are activated.

    This theme is for a small writing group. They use the posts as a forum-- even though I offered them the bbpress forum-- and put their work into pages. My main object is to give them three columns, plenty of room for navigation on the front pages-- and, when a page gets chosen, the format switches to two columns, with a wider reading area for the content.

    I gave them a slightly swampy, reptilian, color scheme. :D

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  13. Just another thankyou for the Thematic theme...

    I'm so pleased with the default look I'm yet to apply any real customisation to it.
    I would really appreciate some feedback from you guys regarding layout and anything I can do to tighten it up.
    I've been soley focused on content at the moment so any optimisations usisng the default and fantastic Thematic theme would be a great help to my now failing eyesight, Cheers again and thank you.

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  14. Ben

    I'm doing somewhat of an experiment. I'm going to try to become a web celebrity/super artist/memetic engineer/personal development blogger and I have chose the simple and elegant thematic theme for my nexus

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  15. Hi guys!

    Just finished a new child theme based on thematic!

    It uses the rounded corners from css3(thank's to Pat Dryburgh for the idea) and it integrates nicely with the rest of the site! (the site is not built on wordpress)

    Let me know what you think!

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  16. That's two designs now that I would not have known were Thematic without the link in the footer. Wow. Really, really good.

    Was it hard to integrate into the existing site?

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  17. Glad you like it!

    In order make it look like the web-site I had to make some compromises, like the rounded CSS3 borders, the footer is somewhat different then on the site and I just couldn't make it look the same on IE and FF, some background images are 1 px off :-).

    Other then that the blog has it's own folder so it dosen't interfere with the site. The site shares the same database as the Wordpress installation so I can access any information from the blog directly from the database!

    In the end it came down to how much time I put in developing the css... There are some html limitations on thematic but as far child themes go one can do pretty much anything with it!

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  18. @sareiodata... excellent job, it's nice to see Thematic being used in such creative ways!

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  19. My name is Dan Milward from the WordPress e-Commerce Plugin team. We are using Thematic on one of our clients sites becuase I love Ian's work and I believe that Thematic + Child Themes are the future.

    The other thing I quite like about Thematic is the low bandwidth. It is just so damned elegant. I will be promoting thematic as much as I possibly can and I can't imagine using another framework now :)

    You can see an example of the new Thematic Powered website here:

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  20. Hey Ian... you definitely would not have known that was a Thematic site eh ;)

    We have not finished the footer. Once we have added the sponsor icons for the client (as this is a work in progres) I will ask if we can add our respective links.

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  21. I'm inspired by so many things that I have seen in these forums, perhaps there is some creativity in the combination of ideas "borrowed" from other pages :) this is my first real blog & child theme and I've found this process to be addictive. it's not yet complete but getting pretty close. . .

    @Smooth, what did you use to get the key terms to appear like that for each entry?

    thanks to all of you for sharing your knowledge and turning me on to childthemes

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  22. Hi De, I have used a plugin called 'Fancy Pullquotes', available at . Highly configurable and looks great.
    I love your site, slick as.

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  23. I'm still wrestling with it but I did manage to convert two one of my sites to Wordpress and a Thematic child theme. and my site

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  24. I made the swap over in the past few days. I've still got a few items to tweak and will be posting those up shortly. Take a look and let me know what I've missed. I'm absolutely knew to CSS, but I think I'm catching on. Thematic and these forums made producing a child theme pretty I've got to convert my wife's site over.

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  25. Hey everyone,

    It's been a while since I've visited the ThemeShaper forums. I just wanted to let you know that my blog is now in its third Thematic child theme. This one doesn't have a name, and won't be released publicly. However, I thought I'd share it in case anyone was interested. Check it out at

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  26. Hi Pat!

    You sure changed a lot of themes! :)
    I like the new look!
    Keep up the good work!


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  27. Hi!

    I'm about to release to the public my first free child theme based on thematic and I wanted to get feedback from the community regarding it's looks, ease of use, whatever you think it might work better then what is currently now!

    Here is the theme in action now:


    PS: the header will display a standard 724px x 90px ad.

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  28. Sareiodata, that's awesome.

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  29. Hi.

    Just finished setting up the byty theme.

    Please preview, download, leave a comment.


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  30. Here's my first Thematic child theme (and first WordPress site for that matter - Thematic made it so easy!)

    Happy to hear any suggestions anyone might have.


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