PrimePress Theme for WordPress Rotating Header Image

Theme Options in 1.3

Although not as soon as I wanted, PrimePress 1.3 is up with some pretty considerable changes.

Looking around for ways to make the theme more user friendly, I noticed some of you
- were unable to accommodate ads properly in the sidebars
- wanted to embed external objects like videos and photo galleries
- or just wanted to show some ‘About’ or ‘Intro’ text at the top spanning across two columns.

Also some of you wanted a wider content column,
- maybe to display bigger images
- or just to show more content above the fold.

The biggest change I’d like to tell you about in version 1.3 is the introduction of Theme Options page. Without overdoing the whole options thing, I’ve created the options which I thought were very essential.

Among all the options I consider the “Layout Options” to be the most important. By using a combination of the two “Layout Options” i.e ‘content width‘ and ‘no. of sidebars‘ in the “PrimePress Options” page you’ll be able to choose a set-up that should meet your needs.

Other options eliminate the need to hack up the theme template files and let you

  • enter your custom FeedBurner feed URL
  • type in your FeedBurner ID to activate email subscription link
  • give you some control over the main navigation tabs

77 Comments

  1. I just switched to your theme last night, it’s wonderful! Here’s a post I wrote about the switch:

    http://www.opticality.com/blog/2008/11/24/new-primepress-theme-installed/

    While everything is working the way I want it to, setting up the sidebars was a little of a headache. I had 2 already, and instead of you defaulting them to sidebar 1 and sidebar 2, they became “wide sidebar” and “sidebar 1″, which meant I had to delete every widget and start from scratch.

    Not the biggest headache, but perhaps something that you can trivially avoid.

    Finally, as you’ll see in my post, I decided to turn off the header images. While it was trivial to comment out the one line in header.php, that might be an “option” you add in a future version.

    Again, awesome theme, thanks for making it available to the rest of us!

    1. Insurance says:

      Its nice theme. I installed it on my blog today. Thanks.

  2. Mik says:

    Looks good so far and an easy upgrade now I have put all the tracking codes back and stuff.

  3. [...] using a theme called Primepress 1.3 and it’s pretty cool too. A header that rotates 4 different pictures every time the page is [...]

  4. I just made the changes too and looks great so far. Wanted to say thank you!

  5. Mark Tyson says:

    Thanks very much for creating this theme, so nice and clean looking, with rotating header images. I’ve been using the previous release on my blog Design Reviews and am going to upgrade to v1.3 tomorrow, probably. Cheers, Mark

  6. Evert says:

    Hmm, it appears that the random-image-on-top no longer works in 2.7RC2?

    (or did something else go wrong here…?)

  7. jokkel says:

    i like this theme, very good work, but it is compatible with wordpress 2.7?

    Jokkel

  8. Patrick says:

    Great theme, thanks a lot
    working in WP 2,7

  9. Ravi Varma says:

    Thanks a lot guys… everything works fine on WordPress 2.7. However, WP 2.7 has a couple of new features (threaded, paged comments and sticky posts) which have to be (and will be) implemented soon.

    @Hadar Pedhazur
    Thanks Hadar.
    I really didn’t have much control over the way widgets shifted. Also I’ll keep the header images thing in mind in the future.

  10. Todd White says:

    Thanks a lot!!
    but when i uprage wp to 2.7, and PrimePress to 1.3, my side can’t show the header image!what happend for this?

  11. CCRR says:

    We are using the primepress theme – since Relaxation 3-column appears to be defunct and our last edition does not play nice with WP2.6/7.

    At present the theme does not support the threaded/nested comment features of WPv2.7. Is this something you are addressing (or are planning to in the near future) or should I dive in and try to update the comments.php?

  12. Since you use bbPress in your support forums, I was wondering if anyone was creating a PrimePress theme for bbPress…?

    I currently use Simple:Press, but find it extremely messy.

  13. Hi,

    I’ve updated your PrimePress theme v1.3 to add internationalization and support the WP2.7 new comments features.

    You can download the archive here : http://www.duretz.net/primepress.zip

    Regards

  14. Ravi, could you please contact me via email asap. Somehow the RSS feed on our site has gone down and I can’t seem to get it to work correctly now. We were using feedburner but it stopped updating so I tried switching back to the theme default and can’t get it to work. Can you help please? Thanks. Also wanted to ask you some questions about the new theme.

    -jack

  15. Ravi.. Your theme is so awesome!!!111

    But I wonder, can I use it on WordPress MU too? Hmm…

  16. seo says:

    Thanks ypou for tht man!

  17. Danny Beard says:

    This theme is super slick. I just installed it on one of my blogs and I am liking it so much I might have to convert the my two other sites as well. Thanks for putting the effort into creating this theme. I’ll definitely post back and let you know what my readers think about it too. Thanks again! Danny.

      1. I just installed it on one of my blogs and I am liking it so much I might have to convert the my two other sites as well. Thanks for tht master.

  18. Thanks for your blog.Very cool stuff.

    1. acai says:

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  19. PrimePress – The name says it all! Great wordplay is sooo important in order to get a message across via a name, and this is a prime example (pun intended…heheheheh) of great wordplay. WordPress is awesome, and a prime WordPress offering will be up there with the best…..

  20. Brad Christopher says:

    I am trying to put an mp3 player on my site. I am using the Google Reader player and was wondering if it is possible to put multiple tracks on the player as well as the artist info and song name. Will this mp3 player work or do I have to use something different? I really would like to have multiple songs and have all the info about what is playing in the player. Could you explain how I can do this with my PrimePress theme? I would appreciate it so much! I just started using WordPress and I am absolutely loving PrimePress!!!! Thanks Ravi!!

  21. As i said before I am new to WordPress and this is another thing that I have to learn about, but I am up for the challenge, thanks for the post and I will be back again to see what new.

  22. Dee says:

    Hi, I’m new to wordpress, and a beginner, but I love this theme, and after browsing through all of them, feel this is the best for me and my blog…
    I’m having trouble with the headers though, when I change them, all is well on safari, but on IE and Firefox, they won’t display.
    Am I doing something wrong?

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  25. Oyun says:

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  26. Olan says:

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    I’m having trouble with the headers though, when I change them

  31. Ravi, could you please contact me via email asap. Somehow the RSS feed on our site has gone down and I can’t seem to get it to work correctly now. We were using feedburner but it stopped updating so I tried switching back to the theme default and can’t get it to work. Can you help please? Thanks. Also wanted to ask you some questions about the new theme.

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