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Old Feb 8, 2010, 05:21 AM
everyman
 
79 posts · Nov 2009
Philadelphia
Free Thesis theme lookalike, based on Atahualpa

Ok I promised I would do this a while back, based on the fact that I love Atahualpa theme (both the control it provides and the price) but I much prefer the styling (fonts and colors) of an “out of the box” Thesis theme.

So here goes:



Click-through to the original article for more info:


I deliberately left the banner image since I find, quite frankly, that the need to write custom CSS to put a banner image in Thesis is dumb.

If you like it, please comment to the original post and I will publish the database so you can use it on your own site.

I could also use a little help as I am still learning CSS – if you want to perfect this, please comment and I will give you access to the demo site. Several items still incomplete:
  • Page navigation bar isn’t quite right
  • I would like to put a custom widget area on top right to emulate Thesis image changer
  • Widget box padding not quite right

For the rest though, I think it’s 80% there.

Thanks,
Marc

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Old Feb 8, 2010, 01:38 PM
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lmilesw
 
10,047 posts · Jul 2009
Central New York State USA
I would love to add the one column over two for the side bar and tweak the menu for you.
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Old Feb 10, 2010, 04:30 AM
everyman
 
79 posts · Nov 2009
Philadelphia
Hey guys --

Larry (http://www.cnywebdesigns.net/) has done some VERY cool things with the Thesis look-a-like demo (http://warrior-coach.com/thesis/) which I wanted to share.

The goal was to create a custom widget area on the right top to emulate the Thesis rotating image, and then to put the two sidebars underneath.

What I learned is that you you can register a new widget area inside a widget area by using the Advanced Text (php code) widget!. This saves you modifying theme files. (Of course you can always register a new widget area in the usual places in Atahualpa as well -- Header area, Center column and Footer -- see Atahualpa Theme Option > Add New Widget area)

So in this case --

Add an Advanced Text widget to the right sidebar and code as follows:

PHP Code:
<?php bfa_widget_area('name=My new widget area'); ?>

<?php bfa_widget_area('name=sidebar_widget_area&cells=2&align=9&cellpadding=5&before_widget=<div id="%1$s" class="sidebar-widget %2$s">&after_widget=</div>'); ?>
And voila -- three new widget areas created to replace the (former) right sidebar.

Very cool, Larry.
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Old Feb 10, 2010, 06:12 AM
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lmilesw
 
10,047 posts · Jul 2009
Central New York State USA
And I want to say thanks to Flynn for Atahualpa and this forum forum for the info on how to do this. I can't remember who the member was that originally came up with the idea of putting the extra widget code in a text widget that accepts php but it seems like he opened our eyes so to speak and then Juggledad helped with tweaks to the code. This is the power of everyone working together.
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Old Feb 10, 2010, 09:39 AM
everyman
 
79 posts · Nov 2009
Philadelphia
Ok I have now finished with the menu bar and thanks to Larry we have a top right widget for rotating image, video or whatever!

Click here for instructions and the Atahualpa database extract.

If you like, please comment.

Enjoy!
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Old Feb 14, 2010, 08:54 PM
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Rashell
 
67 posts · May 2009
aaaaah Larry,

All women should feel slighted.

Quote:
I can't remember who the member was that originally came up with the idea of putting the extra widget code in a text widget that accepts php but it seems like he opened our eyes
Twas a she and... She is me!

Rashell
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Old Feb 15, 2010, 03:37 AM
Zed
 
23 posts · Sep 2009
this is amazing...just the thing i was looking for! hats off to you guys....and the best thing about this is that you can tweak it the way you want...for example instead of putting the code for all three widget areas inside 1 advance text widget, i put the code for rotating image widget inside 1 advance test and the code for 2 vertical widget areas inside other advance text and then positioned the two advance texts according to need and the results are just what i wanted to do but wasnot able to do due to lack of sufficient php knowledge!!!!!!
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Old Feb 16, 2010, 05:41 PM
horsemansarts
 
117 posts · Jul 2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by everyman
Hey guys --
What I learned is that you you can register a new widget area inside a widget area by using the Advanced Text (php code) widget!. This saves you modifying theme files. (Of course you can always register a new widget area in the usual places in Atahualpa as well -- Header area, Center column and Footer -- see Atahualpa Theme Option > Add New Widget area)
I THOUGHT I was 'getting' the idea here and tried it. But, I must be missing something as I did not get the result I expected. Hmmm.

I got the Advanced Text plugin. Placed it in the Right Sidebar. Placed the code as described in the text widget. And then..... nothing? Is there something else I need to do to make that work? I've created custom widget areas in other areas and that has all worked fine. so, I'm a little perplexed by this. But it seems like such a super cool idea I NEED to figure it out!!
Sharon
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Old Feb 16, 2010, 07:59 PM
everyman
 
79 posts · Nov 2009
Philadelphia
horsemansarts --

you may need to refresh a few times. I copied the code exactly from http://warrior-coach.com/thesis and you can see it working fine there..
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Old Feb 16, 2010, 08:13 PM
horsemansarts
 
117 posts · Jul 2009
I was going to say that I'd refreshed a bunch of times with no luck. It was true! What was also true is that I'd created some custom widget areas before and was having trouble deleting them. I found out that because I'd created the original custom widget areas in a previous version I needed to run the widgetfix program. That resolved THAT problem. And now lo and behold the new widget areas ARE now showing as I would expect. Yippee!

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