Archive for the ‘Nice Wee Theme’ Category

Nice Wee Theme version 1.4

Saturday, January 9th, 2010

A new version of the Nice Wee Theme is now available for download. No huge changes, but it’s been tested in Wordpress 2.9, posts with more than one page (using the “more” tag) are now handled better on the main blog page and in the archives, and I finally got round to fixing the copyright date in the footer so that it will update automatically.

Coming soon – the Nice Wee Theme in a new colour…

Nice Wee Theme: 2000 downloads

Friday, April 17th, 2009

The Nice Wee Theme has passed 2000 downloads! To mark the occasion, here are ten implementations I’m aware of that I like, in no particular order. Some I like because of what they’ve done with the theme, others because of their contents.

1. I am ckTan, a Singaporean teacher with a cool logo and avatar:

2. The Sensitive Gourmet, “a blog about learning about and living with food allergies, reflux and asthma and the pursuit of safe and tasty eats”:


3. Annelise Johnsen, “73% geek, the rest is girly-bits” – a personal blog with recipes and book reviews:


4. Liberty Hall Writers, “where you can spit on the mat and call the cat a bastard” – a space for writers to take part in challenges and learn from each other:


5. ZimKnits, a blog about knitting and books. Sara is studying library science, like I did x years ago:

6. Time to Craft, a Spanish crafting blog. I have no idea what it says but it looks nice:


7. Silversprite, “the revolution will be catalogued. And knitted.” Another librarian:


8. Pinguinmafia. Again, no idea but looks nice and it’s black rather than the default brown:


9. Fat Woman With A Band, “one woman’s trials, tribulations, and triumphs living with a laparoscopic band” – a fairly standard installation of the theme but interesting topic:


10. And finally, which takes the theme and transforms it into something completely different:


Nice Wee Theme: automatically update the copyright year in your footer

Monday, April 13th, 2009

This is something I’ll include in future versions of the Nice Wee Theme, but in the meantime, to update the copyright year in the footer to 2009 – and to ensure that it updates automatically in future years, so you never have to touch it again – here’s what to do:

1. Dowload and open the theme’s footer.php file.
2. Replace this line:

<p>&copy; 2008 <?php bloginfo('name'); ?><br />

With this line:

<p>&copy; <?php echo date('Y'); ?> <?php bloginfo('name'); ?><br />

3. Save and upload.

The code

<?php echo date('Y'); ?>

will dynamically change the date at the start of each new year.

Widening the Nice Wee Theme

Monday, April 13th, 2009

I was recently asked how to increase the width of the Nice Wee Theme. By default the main (text) column is 450 pixels wide; this user wanted the main column to be 500 pixels so he could add wider images to his posts. This can be done by making six alterations to the theme’s style.css, including increasing the overall width of the theme from 730 to 780 pixels.

In case anyone else is in the same boat, here are the bits you need to alter (line numbers are indications only – yours may differ):

line 22
width: 500px;

line 303
width: 780px;

line 311
width: 500px;

line 331
width: 500px;

line 338
width: 500px;

line 643
margin-left: 565px;

Nice Wee Theme for Wordpress 2.7

Thursday, December 11th, 2008

Versions 1.1 and 1.2 of the Nice Wee Theme are compatible with Wordpress 2.7 but don’t take advantage of its threaded comments, so we’ve released a new version (Nice Wee Theme 1.3) that does. There will be a bit of a lag before it’s added to the theme database, but you can download it here and view the demo site, now running on 2.7. Version 1.3 of the theme is backwards-compatible with previous Wordpress versions.

Also in this version we’ve enabled comments for pages. Wordpress includes the comment form on pages by default, so if you’re upgrading from a previous version of the theme and suddenly have unwanted commenting, you can turn this off in the ‘Edit Pages’ bit in the admin panel. You’ll need to do this for each page.

Nice Wee Theme passes 1000 downloads

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008


Nice Wee Theme 1.2

Saturday, November 8th, 2008

An updated version (1.2) of the Nice Wee Theme is now available here. It looks the same but this time the avatar is included in the sidebar whether or not widgets are used (with the previous version, if you opted to use sidebar widgets, the avatar wasn’t included by default).

Nice Wee Theme

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

Nice Wee Sites is pleased to announce the launch of a new theme for Wordpress, the Nice Wee Theme. It’s a minimalist brown-on-white design, very much in the Nice Wee Sites style of things, and allows you to upload your own avatar and choose an appropriate header icon. Read more and download it here, or view the demo site.