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:
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.
- 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.
- 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)
The code is checked and validated as XHTML 1.0 Transitional.
Turns out some pages still pop errors in the validator.
- 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.