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The Emperor’s New Clothes
Posted By Marco On May 29, 2010 @ 22:11 In WordPress Stuff | No Comments
Finally, as of today, Marco Luthe Online! has a new face!
After altering Sadish Bala’s Mistylook theme  for a long, long time (it was the only theme i’ve been using up until now, and I stayed with version 1.0.1!), I have decided to give this website a whole new look.
Welcome the Cover WP Theme  by One Designs – which, of course, I also had to slightly alter.
Here are some of the adjustments I made:
I also tried to cut down on plugins and scripts. At this very moment that I am writing this post, I still have some trouble with the search page: it appears blank when the search term can’t be found. Maybe it is a plugin interference…. I still have to check on that.
Hope you like the new look & feel!
[Update from 2010-06-23]
In the containers Recently Updated and Popular on the start page, I got rid of the post excerpt, because a video that was embedded with the Kimili Flash Embed plugin  crashed the layout in combination with get_the_excerpt()  – probably because some tags are not being closed properly. Hmm… I could probably add a filter to the_excerpt that filters out any shortcuts used to embed videos with that plugin – but that means I’d probably need some regular expression… does anyone out there have an idea? The shortcode starts with “[ kml_flashembed ... ]” (without the space after the left bracket). Maybe I can take the regular expression directly from the plugin, since it uses one itself to filter out the shortcode… any suggestion would be appreciated.
[Update from 2010-07-08]
Stopped using the initial cap for the post view… see item #10 in the list above.
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URLs in this post:
 Mistylook theme: http://wpthemes.info/misty-look/
 Cover WP Theme: http://www.onedesigns.ro/designs/wordpress/cover-wp/
 PHP Speedy WP Plugin: http://aciddrop.com/php-speedy/
 wordpress guy: http://wpguy.com/articles/how-to-use-initial-caps-in-your-theme/
 Tweetmeme plugin: http://help.tweetmeme.com/2009/04/06/wordpress-plugin/
 DISQUS: http://disqus.com/
 built-in embed system: http://codex.wordpress.org/Embeds
 updated posts: http://www.saphod.net/?s=[Update+from
 Kimili Flash Embed plugin: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/kimili-flash-embed/
 get_the_excerpt(): http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/get_the_excerpt