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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. wlanni

    Recently developed two sites for a massive arts initiative in Los Angeles for the J. Paul Getty Trust (The Getty Museum) in Los Angeles. HEAVY customization, especially in creating custom post types, and organizing a massive cross database of items using Thematic on WordPress:

    Posted 7 years ago #
  2. Hi wlanni, I like them.

    I really appreciate your effort in breaking the standard thematic mold. Typically you can point out residual design elements from thematic based themes. I catch myself in that a lot. And it takes a lot of work to break those elements.

    It's the same with a lot of framework themes. You can typically tell the framework a website is based on. Thesis is another that is very typical in that.

    Posted 7 years ago #
  3. I'll be releasing some brand new free and premium Thematic Child themes. Check out (site is still under construction, but just gonna unveil it now).

    Posted 7 years ago #
  4. I've been using Thematic for a while (a child theme of Power Blog). When the 2011 theme (Duster sorta) came out, I switched for a bit. Sure it's pretty, but there's nothing quite like the nice clean look of thematic - that and not having a heart attack every time I check for errors!

    So it's back to my old love for me :)

    Posted 7 years ago #
  5. Not using it yet, but hope to in the future. In the meantime just checking out how bbPress looks.

    Posted 7 years ago #
  6. New free child theme available here: .


    A simple, yet elegant design
    Theme options to change various css elements, including three different background patterns to choose from
    A better and cleaner default gallery
    HTML 5 support (note: still a work in progress)
    Pre-customized Twitter widget and Contact Form 7
    Yoast Breadcrumb support (must have plugin installed!)
    GPL License – free to use and abuse

    Note: Theme Options is still out of date and under construction. Removed some features that may be a security risk so it is safe to use now (pretty much only allows css changes).

    Posted 7 years ago #
  7. Hey nice work Jagst.

    Posted 7 years ago #
  8. Thanks. I updated it and the Theme Options are now fully functional. Will be releasing a new theme soon too.

    Posted 7 years ago #
  9. Hey guys, I'm using thematic again for the next in line for redesigns in the Megahair Salon's stable of brands, Zennkai Salons. Currently the site is hosted here:

    Each time I do this I learn something new and things get easier and more streamlined.

    Notable features this time are a more thorough use of hooks to add the extra nav and social links in the header and a more advanced hook to add an image before .entry-content on some pages. Here's what it looks like if anybody is interested in doing something similar:

    // add support for an image that appears before the main content area.
    // image in images folder named pg_$ID.gif will be put atop of page $ID
    function precontent_image() {
    	$imgloc = get_stylesheet_directory().'/images/pg_'.get_the_ID().'.gif';
    	$imgfile = get_bloginfo('stylesheet_directory').'/images/pg_'.get_the_ID().'.gif';
    	if (file_exists($imgloc)) { ?>
    		<div id="precontent-image"><img src="<?php echo $imgfile ?>"></div>
    	<?php }
    add_action('thematic_abovecontent', 'precontent_image');
    Posted 7 years ago #
  10. It's done! (and moved to

    Along with the images that are inserted at thematic_abovecontent I am now also using a function to add some social media feeds that show next to the image on the home page and next to the content on the blog page.

    I played around with using an if statement to only show the block of feeds on the home and blog page but I guess I'm not familiar enough with WPs functions and failed at that so I simply insert them on each page load with display:none in the div's style attribute and override where I want them to actually show.

    It was done this way mainly because I had the social feeds working on just the home page without issue but I was asked very late into the project to add them to the blog page and I just did not have the time to do it properly at that point.

    If anybody want's more information or would like to see my ugly code, I would love to share more info :)

    Posted 7 years ago #
  11. Hi All -

    Love seeing your work here. We just finished these sites based on thematic child themes:

    * Our new Agency site:
    * A site for an HVAC company:

    We will be adding some of the sites you post here (and at the new home for Thematic as it celebrates version 1.0 release) in the Thematic showcase here: (Webdirexion runs this companion Thematic site as a way to thank and feature the community and their good work with Thematic).

    - Scott

    Posted 7 years ago #
  12. fwunder

    Ye olde eclectic antique shop. A fun Thematic diversion:


    Posted 7 years ago #

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