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#51 2014-05-17 08:39:16

dos
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Re: 2012 Textpattern Default Theme

Hello Textpattern-Community!

First of all I want to thank Phil Wareham for his hard work on the new TXP default theme. I have been a TXP user quite some years ago and now I checked back. I really like the new look and I even like the latest one (which is running on the demo site) more.

Because I want to start a new site with textpattern and I would prefer the look&feel (grey style, no yellow buttons, better readability…) of the latest theme, I am wondering what is the best way to achieve this.

- When I use a nightly build of TXP – will I have the latest theme? But probably not a good idea for a production site?!

- Installing the theme from the github repo on a TXP 4.5 install seems to be quite an effort. There is no way to just copy and paste?

- Toughest question :) Should I just wait for 4.6? Is there a release schedule?

Thanks a lot for any help and keep up the great work on TXP!

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#52 2014-05-17 09:50:02

gaekwad
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Re: 2012 Textpattern Default Theme

dos wrote #280872:

- Installing the theme from the github repo on a TXP 4.5 install seems to be quite an effort. There is no way to just copy and paste?

This. Copy and paste each form/page into each destination and you’re done.

You can get the whole thing to your computer as a .zip file by going here:

github.com/textpattern/textpattern-default-theme/archive/master.zip

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#53 2014-05-17 12:03:34

dos
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Re: 2012 Textpattern Default Theme

Thanks! So there is no need to compile or anything. And this is going to work with 4.5? No dependency with the unstable 4.6?

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#54 2014-05-17 12:48:17

gaekwad
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Re: 2012 Textpattern Default Theme

dos wrote #280878:

So there is no need to compile or anything. And this is going to work with 4.5? No dependency with the unstable 4.6?

Correct. The forms and pages directories have a bunch of text files in ‘em, each correspond to a form or page. Copy, paste, done. No compiling needed to use as-is.

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#55 2014-05-17 13:04:43

dos
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Re: 2012 Textpattern Default Theme

Got this. But i am not sure what to do with the SASS-Files. What do I have to paste into the style-section?

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#56 2014-05-17 13:10:05

gaekwad
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Re: 2012 Textpattern Default Theme

dos wrote #280880:

Got this. But i am not sure what to do with the SASS-Files. What do I have to paste into the style-section?

Sass files are essentially source code files that are compiled into the site CSS. Come to think of it, there is no compiled CSS file included in that package that I can see. I’ll raise a pull request to see if it’s viable to include one for folks who don’t have the build tools installed locally.

Edit: raised pull request – github.com/textpattern/textpattern-default-theme/issues/49

Last edited by gaekwad (2014-05-17 13:13:55)

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#57 2014-05-17 13:25:01

philwareham
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Re: 2012 Textpattern Default Theme

I’ll compile at beta build of the 4.6 public theme later today – follow @textpattern on Twitter and I’ll tweet when it’s available.

It should work absolutely fine in 4.5.x

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#58 2014-05-17 13:36:59

dos
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Re: 2012 Textpattern Default Theme

philwareham wrote #280882:

I’ll compile at beta build of the 4.6 public theme later today – follow @textpattern on Twitter and I’ll tweet when it’s available.

It should work absolutely fine in 4.5.x

Awesome. Tried to compile it but with no luck. Thanks a lot.

Another question: I noticed that there are Google Web Fonts included. I know this is quite common but I have some concerns about being dependent from Google. And I’m from Germany with quite strict privacy laws. Some people say that you have to inform your readers about having a connection to Google servers on your blog…. It might be a good idea to make this optional in the default theme?

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#59 2014-05-17 13:50:13

philwareham
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Re: 2012 Textpattern Default Theme

If you don’t want to use Google Web Fonts then just delete that line from the head. It’ll fallback to Georgia.

Although Google Web Fonts doesn’t have any privacy issues, it’s just a font repository and nothing more sinister.

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#60 2014-05-17 14:05:45

dos
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Re: 2012 Textpattern Default Theme

I just remember that there was quite a discussion when Wordpress 3.8 has been released. The backend uses OpenSans from Google Web Fonts. And it is obvious that Google can collect meta data like IP, Browser, OS, country…

It may sound paranoid but for me it makes sense to use it for some exotic fonts. But in the default template? Just saying, I will remove it on my install so all is good :)

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