Bolshevik – Free WordPress Theme
Today we have a grungy theme, originally designed by DemusDesign and ported to WordPress by myself. It is coded for WordPress 2.7 and above only. This theme has widgetized sidebar, a widgetized footer, a theme options page, as well as a few other features which will be gone over below.
And now onto the other features…
This is something that was styled in the original design, and I wanted to integrate it into the WordPress version. Subtitles in the Bolshevik theme are displayed directly below the title in red italic text. This is what they look like.
To add subtitles to your posts, simply type in the desired text in the meta box when you’re drafting a post or page.
That’s all there is to it, no fiddling around with custom fields. Remember, these subtitles are completely optional, so if you don’t want them on a specific post, or at all, just don’t fill anything out.
This should be pretty self explanatory, although here’s some more detailed descriptions of the three different options.
- Title: You could change this to something like “About Us” or “About This Blog,” whatever you think would be appropriate. The default is set to: “About Me”
- Image URL: If you have a small avatar-like image (around 42×42), simply put the full path to that image in this box. If you don’t have one, no problem. No image will be displayed in that case.
- Message: You can write a little about yourself and/or your blog in this box. Just a few sentences would be enough.
This theme has two widgetized areas, a sidebar and footer. Here’s a diagram to illustrate where exactly these are located.
Okay, I know of at least one of you following me on Twitter who would rather not have an image of Vladimir Lenin on their blog. If you’re wondering how to remove this, simply go in the stylesheet, scroll down to #foot_inner, and comment out the following line: background: url(‘images/lenin.jpg’) no-repeat top right;
You could also either remove the line completely, or replace it with another image.