sesam.hu

sesam is Péter Szilágyi, Engineering Manager at IBM Cloud, residing in Budapest, Hungary. This is his playground.

Template

SeSam.hu used to utilise the Make It Worn template originally designed by Bart-Jan Verhoef as part of a three-piece tutorial on how to create a worn look to websites. At one point I decided that it was the perfect look for SeSam.hu and a lot better than anything I could ever create myself. Therefore I set out to convert the one page example Bart-Jan shared to a full-fledged WordPress template. I no longer use the template myself but it is still available to download. It looks something like this:

make-it-worn-look

The template is licensed under a Creative Commons license, that allows you to share, edit and publish the work, as long as it is non-commercial and you make the license terms clear to others. You are free to use it with any non-commercial WordPress blog.

The template has been tested with Internet Explorer 7, Safari and Firefox. There are no plans to support IE 6 ever. I’m sorry, it’s just not worth the effort.

Please feel free to contact me or leave a comment should you have any questions or remarks about the template.

Installation Instructions

  • You can download the Make It Worn template here (RAR)
  • Uncompress the downloaded archive to a convenient location.
  • Upload the theme files to the wp-content/themes/ folder of your WordPress installation.
  • Choose the Make It Worn theme at the Design or Appearance page (depends on WP version) on your administration interface.
  • In order to use the predefined Archives page create an empty page titled “Archives” using the Archives page template.

Version History

  • 1.1 – 19 December 2008 (download)
    All pages now validate.
    404 page added with search.
    Logged in users now find a link to the administration page in the header.
    The footer shows the version of WP used.
    The theme now has a screenshot for the administration pages.
  • 1.0 – 12 December 2008 (download)
    Initial release.
    The code is checked and validated as XHTML 1.0 Transitional.
    Turns out some pages still pop errors in the validator.

Known Issues

  • There is no 404 page sporting the same design.
  • I couldn’t find a way to implement search to the index page yet.
  • The categories and tags are not shown.
  • There are no pingback or trackback links.
  • Archives browsing lacks appropriate location indicators.
  • Too many pages can break the header.
  • Language packs are not supported.
  • WP Sidebars are not supported.
  • Threaded comments are not supported.