Hello, I'm Chris Murphy — I specialize in creating engaging, user-centric interactive experiences.

FFF WordPress Theme v1.0 – Plugins and Version Support

It looks like I forgot to include some essentials with the theme – forgive me, this is my first stab at releasing a public theme. So here are some quick details that will help you get this thing working.

WordPress Version: 2.0.5 (untested with newer versions)
Plugins:
Contact Form ][  by: Chip Cuccio
The Excerpt Reloaded by: Kaf Oseo
Filosofo Old-Style Upload by: Austin Matzko
Get Recent Comments by: Krischan Jodies

Remember that the wp-includes-hacks folder I included with the Theme contains modified versions of some of the core-files necessary for the theme to work.

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Comments on This Post:

  1. Dustin
    Date: January 26, 2007
    Time: 12:21 pm

    Can you downgrade WordPress? If not, will you be able to update the theme to work in wordpress 2.1? Not right now at this moment, but in the near future?

  2. Chris
    Date: January 26, 2007
    Time: 1:01 pm

    I’ve tested the theme on my local server with the latest version of WordPress and it seems to work fine. Keep in ming that you are going to have install the plugins I’ve outlined in this post (and activate them) as well over-write some WordPress core files with modified versions that I provided in the wp-includes-hacks directory bundled in the Theme folder.

  3. Dustin
    Date: January 26, 2007
    Time: 2:16 pm

    Perfect! Amazing theme, thanks again for releasing it :)

  4. Dustin
    Date: January 26, 2007
    Time: 2:20 pm

    I forgot to ask if i could use the following code to gather my categories into a dropdown menu;


    " method="get">

  5. Tudor
    Date: January 26, 2007
    Time: 3:22 pm

    Hi Chris! This is a great theme and we thank you for it! I don’t know if I’m going to use it for my website but I know that it inspired me a lot into re-thinking my website structure.

    Now there is one thing that doesn’t work: I also installed your theme on my local server using WP 2.1 and it works fine, but the get_recent_comments function doesn’t display as it does on your website.

    I cannot give you an example link but I looked on Dustin’s website http://syngamer.com/blog/ and it seems that he encountered the same problem with his installation – his recent comments don’t display well.

    Can you help? Thanks!

  6. Dustin
    Date: January 26, 2007
    Time: 3:35 pm

    After viewing my site and then this site, the Recent Comments are not the same, nor are the categories. The number in () is showing up below the category name making for a lot of wasted space.

    Also, how would i put my blogroll under the bookmarks label? It would match the Categories and Pages and i like the image next to bookmarks on your site here :)

  7. Chris
    Date: January 26, 2007
    Time: 4:48 pm

    Hey folks, glad you all like the theme! In any case, ensure that you download and activate the plugins that I’ve mentioned in this post.

    Some of you might experience some display issues regarding the categories listing – this is a result of using WordPress’ default core functions. You will need to overwrite some of the core files (at your own risk, so please back them up before you overwrite), with the ones that I provided in the theme folder.

    The recent postings and recent postings are generated and controlled with the “Get Recent Comments” plugin I’ve mentioned in this posting.

    When I get more time next week I will put together a little FAQ or help file and perhaps some updates to the theme. Keep in touch and thank you for your comments!

  8. Phoebus Osun…
    Date: January 27, 2007
    Time: 12:17 am

    As for the Get Recent Comment Plugin, you have to edit the template and edit some proper tags in the option page of the plugin. But I just can’t display the excerpt of the recent posts. Thanks again for your amazing theme!

  9. QiaoBei &raq…
    Date: January 27, 2007
    Time: 6:37 am

    [...] 使用起来也挺麻烦的,几个插件要装,字体大小要改,图片和一些细节就更不要说了,所以对于我这种PS菜鸟来说PSD基本等于没用。=—=|| [...]

  10. Dustin
    Date: January 27, 2007
    Time: 12:39 pm

    @Phoebus

    I looked through the template and really have no clue what to do. So hopefully Chris will release a FAQ this coming week :)

  11. Phoebus Osun…
    Date: January 28, 2007
    Time: 12:30 am

    Change the template for Get Recent Comment plugin in the option page to
    %comment_author %comment_excerpt.
    But anyway, wait for the FAQ from Chris! :p

  12. Dustin
    Date: January 29, 2007
    Time: 5:26 pm

    @Phoebus Osuns

    That grouped everything together, but it is still missing the formatting (mouse over image and static format) like on Chris’s site here.

  13. Chris Murphy
    Date: January 29, 2007
    Time: 5:38 pm

    Hey folks, be sure to replace some of the WordPress Core files with the files included in the wp-includes-hacks directory. This should solve a number of formatting and display problems. The files you need to replace (back the originals up first) are as follows:

    template-functions-category.php
    template-functions-general.php
    template-functions-links.php
    template-functions-post.php
    functions-formatting.php
    functions-post.php
    links.php

    Also for things like “Blogroll” and other categories, you will need to export a custom heading image from the Photoshop template I provided in wp-psd called “right_col_headers.psd”.

    Still working on that FAQ – I’ll try to post it up before Friday.

  14. Rui Augusto
    Date: January 30, 2007
    Time: 8:37 pm

    I want to use this theme….it’s great, I just don’t have those files on wordpress 2.1. Chris are you going to test this them with all the features on the new verion of wordpress?

  15. fantastic902
    Date: February 8, 2007
    Time: 4:59 am

    Awesome and beautiful theme !!!
    thanks for releasing it :)

  16. Nay
    Date: February 9, 2007
    Time: 1:04 pm

    I love this theme!

    I would love the FAQ for the Recent Comments layout and on how to add more to the left sidebar.

    Thanks for this.

  17. Chris
    Date: April 17, 2007
    Time: 5:53 pm

    For those having problems with Recent Comments plugin:

    %comment_author%comment_excerpt

  18. borzack
    Date: April 28, 2007
    Time: 11:41 am

    I’m using your beautiful template as well for my Healthy Lifestyle Blogzine. But the comments is not working, so i exclude them :(

    thanks for the theme though.

    http://healthy-lifestyle.most-effective-solution.com

  19. Henry
    Date: April 28, 2007
    Time: 10:16 pm

    hello.i have a problem.i download the lastest version of wp 2.1.3
    i don’t see these files in wp-include folder:
    template-functions-category.php
    template-functions-general.php
    template-functions-links.php
    template-functions-post.php
    functions-formatting.php
    functions-post.php
    links.php

    so how to overwrite theme?
    can someone tell me?

  20. Henry
    Date: April 28, 2007
    Time: 10:27 pm

    where can i find the FAQ?

  21. poer
    Date: April 29, 2007
    Time: 6:32 am

    guys, i found the solution for the recent comments on WP2.1

    We need to use this template for the recent comments plugin:

    %comment_author %comment_excerpt

    I already use it in my blog, and its works well :D

  22. poer
    Date: April 30, 2007
    Time: 3:59 am

    sorry, this is the right code:

    <li><a href=”%comment_link” title=”%post_title, %post_date”><h3>%comment_author</h3> <p>%comment_excerpt</p></a></li>

  23. Henry
    Date: May 2, 2007
    Time: 3:37 am

    @poer
    your code still works but whenever i click a link in recent comment.it has error when displaying the link http://localhost/blog“http://localhost/blog…”

  24. Henry
    Date: May 2, 2007
    Time: 3:39 am

    i don’t know where to see the FAQ
    i found this theme has some errors.has someone fixed it completely?
    thanks,

  25. Knox
    Date: May 2, 2007
    Time: 9:38 am

    nice theme..
    but too bad it’s not compatible with sociable plugin..
    it will mess up the left sidebar

  26. blog-creativ…
    Date: May 5, 2007
    Time: 12:27 am

    new posts didnt show up.

    http://www.blog-creative.com , i add another post in wordpress category, you can see the new posts there, but in the center column, only showed one article.

    btw, mine is wp 2.1, and it works.

  27. blog-creativ…
    Date: May 5, 2007
    Time: 2:48 am

    bug found.

    hi, chris, not so sure its a bug or its there for a reason.

    this line is in the sidebar.php file and home.php file, it stops all posts showing up except those in that category. dont really understand why its there, but after i remove it my blog works.

    great job.

    http://www.themecreative.com

  28. blog-creativ…
    Date: May 5, 2007
    Time: 2:48 am

    bug found.

    hi, chris, not so sure its a bug or its there for a reason.

    this line is in the sidebar.php file and home.php file, it stops all posts showing up except those in that category. dont really understand why its there, but after i remove it my blog works.

    great job.

    http://www.blog-creative.com , live demo using fff and I am using wp v2.1

  29. Henry
    Date: May 7, 2007
    Time: 6:57 am

    how can i fix the number in category
    ……..
    (3)

    instead of
    …….(3)

  30. Henry
    Date: May 11, 2007
    Time: 2:06 am

    i really like this theme…someone kind enough plz help to fix the number in category
    ……..
    (3)

    instead of
    …….(3)
    thanks

  31. Long Do
    Date: May 15, 2007
    Time: 2:43 am

    maybe the blockquote doesn’t work

    test

  32. Ji31
    Date: June 1, 2007
    Time: 1:17 pm

    Hi, I have tried it on WP 2.0.10 and I don’t get the article in the front page. In the left sidebar I have:

    Fatal error: Call to undefined function the_excerpt_reloaded() in /home/ftpsite/wordstudio.cz/suomi/wp-content/themes/Lemon_Lime_v1.0.zip_FILES/sidebar.php on line 40

    And in the admin, if I want to write some article, I get the error:

    Fatal error: Call to undefined function attribute_escape() in /home/ftpsite/wordstudio.cz/suomi/wp-includes/functions.php on line 2378

    Why? I really wont to use this theme, but it’s not usable now on my site.. :-( please help me

  33. Giuliano
    Date: June 3, 2007
    Time: 1:31 am

    Please, where put this WordPress Core files (included in the wp-includes-hacks directory):

    template-functions-category.php
    template-functions-general.php
    template-functions-links.php
    template-functions-post.php
    functions-formatting.php
    functions-post.php
    links.php

    Henry, have you discovered?

    Thanks…

  34. Rob
    Date: June 4, 2007
    Time: 1:05 am

    I also cannot get the Excerpt from the sidebar’s recent posts and from the posts on the pages… only the latest post is displayed full

  35. Long Do
    Date: June 5, 2007
    Time: 3:30 am

    @Giuliano,@Ji31

    just download two plugin Get Recent Comments by: Krischan Jodies and The Excerpt Reloaded by: Kaf Oseo,active theme and the sidebar will work well.
    i don’t use any hack file

    @Rob
    open home.php,you have to change the tag is used with excerpt reload plugin.you can view the available tag in The Excerpt Reloaded by: Kaf Oseo page

    i had to modify many things in the source code of this theme because it has many problem..maybe the author has stopped to support for this…

    just one problem i can’t solve…the category number
    ……..
    (3)

    instead of
    …….(3)
    anyone has solved this plz inform me! thanks a lot

  36. Long Do
    Date: June 8, 2007
    Time: 6:43 am

    sorry to comment again
    just one problem i can’t solve…the category number
    ……..
    (3)

    instead of
    …….(3)
    anyone has solved this plz inform me! i’m very appreciate for any help

  37. Ed
    Date: June 15, 2007
    Time: 12:58 am

    How do you remove the “more” feature on posts. I want my full post to show and not use the more feature.

    Thanks,

    Ed

  38. linda
    Date: July 1, 2007
    Time: 6:15 am

    my theme is not working in mozilla. its looking cool in firefox. my prob is that the background image is not displayed. i have dowloaded all plugins

    can anyone help me?

  39. Ben
    Date: September 1, 2007
    Time: 8:15 am

    Awesome theme! Only one thing I’d like to do that I haven’t figured out.

    I like how it shows a full excerpt for the most recent post and then just lists the others down the page. However, I’d like to show the last TWO posts instead of just one.

    Anyone know how to do this?

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    Date: May 9, 2008
    Time: 6:55 pm

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