Free Digg-like WordPress Theme

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diggtheme Free Digg like WordPress Theme
Free Digg-like

Description

This
theme
is based on the massive
social media site Digg, designed by VCARS. There are a range of awesome features, along with step-by-step instructions on how to install all the plugins. We’ve added bonus visual luxuries like Youtube integration, and a Flickr stream.

It’s perfect for any blogger who’s a Digg enthusiast, or for anyone who simply wants a professional looking blog. Download it now for FREE.

Follow the steps below to help you install this brilliant, free Digg-like
theme
.

preview:
http://www.vcars.co.uk/wordpress-themes/wordpress/?preview_theme=Digg-like-theme

Download:
http://www.vcars.co.uk/wordpress-themes/themes/digg-like/digg-like-theme-v.1.0.zip

Step 1: How to Install Digg-like theme

Installing the Digg-like
theme
is just like installing any other
theme
.


  • Action
    1:

    Unzip the the template file (digg-like-theme-v.1.0.zip) that you have downloaded.

  • Action
    2:
    Upload the
    theme
    to your
    theme
    directory, which can be found here:

    /wp-content/themes/
  • Action 3:Log into your
    WordPress
    admin panel and
    click
    on the
    Design tab, where you will have
    screenshots of the themes in your themes directory.

  • Action
    4:

    Click
    on the Digg-like

    theme
    to activate it

Step 2: Plugin Requirements

You’re required to download the following plugins to avoid any occurring errors while using our Digg-like
theme
.

recentcomments Free Digg like WordPress Theme
Get Recent comments

This plugin shows excerpts of the latest comments and/or trackbacks in your sidebar. You have comprehensive control about their appearance.

Download link

flickrss Free Digg like WordPress Theme

FlickRSS

This plugin allows you to easily display Flickr photos on your site. It supports user, set, favorite, group and community photostreams.
Download link

navigationicon Free Digg like WordPress Theme

WP-PageNavi

WP PageNavi adds a better paging navigation to your
WordPress
site. It looks like the paging bar used on Digg.

Download link

Step 3: Inserting a Video into your sidebar

In this section we’ll explain how to insert a video into your sidebar.


  • Action
    1:

    Go into your admin control panel and select Manage and then CategoriesCreate a category called Video

  • Action
    2:

    Select the Write tab at the top of the page and write a blog post in the Video category.
    Find the video you want to post from
    Youtube
    . Once you�ve found your video, you need to get the embed URL and copy/paste it into your post.
    Scroll down to the Custom Fields box and expand it.

    From the dropdown menu select Video

    In the Value box, insert the url of video you want to display from
    YouTube

    e.g http://www.
    youtube
    .com/v/KL1TDbll6ws.

    Note, you must end the address with a full-stop, as shown in the image below. And if the
    youtube
    url is like

    http://www.
    youtube
    .com/watch?v=fiMkQTru7z8
    , you need to modify it to http://www.
    youtube
    .com/v/fiMkQTru7z8
    . (replace watch?v= with watch/v/ )

    addcustomfield Free Digg like WordPress Theme

Step 4: Displaying a thumbnail next to your posts

In this section we’ll explain how to display a thumbnail next your blog posts, as shown in the image below:

  • thumbnail display

  • Action
    1:
    Upload the image into the upload folder, which can found wp-content/themes/digg-theme/images/uploads

  • Action
    2:
    Select the Write tab at the top of the page and
    write a blog
    post.Scroll down to the
    Custom Fields box and expand it.In the Key field write “Thumbnail.
    In the Value box, insert the name of the image you just uploaded e.g thumbnail1.jpg and press Add custom fieldAdd custom thumbnail image

Step 4: Creating Digg-Like Text Logo

In this section we’ll explain how to create your custom Digg-like text-logo.

  • Digg-like logo

  • Action
    1:
    In the
    theme
    directory you will find a folder called
    FFF_Forward (for digg
    theme
    ).zip
    .
    Unzip the folder.

  • Action
    2:

    In the extracted folder you will find a file called FFFFORWA.TTF. Copy it into your Fonts folder, which can be found in
    your Control Panel folder.

  • Action
    3:

    By using photo editing software like Adobe Photoshop, you should now be able to find the font in your font drop down menu as shown in the
    image below:
  • Select font

  • Action
    4:

    Select your font settings as the following: Regular | 20 pt | Strong | White

  • Action
    5:
    Open a page in your
    photo editing software
    sized 200 x 45 and use the new font to write your text-logo.

    Make sure the page is transparent, and has no background colour.

  • Action
    6:
    Save the image as a transparent gif and name it digg_like_logo.gif.

  • Action
    7:

    Upload the image into your images folder which you can find here: digg-like-theme-v.1.0/images/.
    It should replace the exiting file (if you have named it correctly).

Written by on Haziran 30, 2009 under Wordpress Theme .

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