Textpattern in Maroon is a Textpattern template based on a WordPress theme, “Fadtastic Theme by Andrew Faulkner”:http://fadtastic.net/theme. It has the liquid main column and fixed side columns. Tested successfully with Textpattern 4.0.3

textpattern in maroon

Download: [download#124]

How To Use This Theme:

IMPORTANT: Backup your current theme, because once they’re gone, they’re gone. I’m not responsible for lost design info or content. Or try this theme in localhost first before apply it to your real blog.

1. Download the theme and extract it.

2. Login to your Textpattern blog.

3. Open Presentation – Pages. Put all the files (txt files) in folder “pages” here. Make sure you click the red button at the bottom that says “Save”.

4. Now open Presentation – Forms.

I have used a specific naming convention to name the form template text files included here.

The names of the forms are in a “form name (type).txt” format. The first part is the name of the form itself, while the part inside the “()” is the form type.

Now just as you did with the page templates either overwrite any existing form templates or create new ones. Remembering to fill in the Form name and Form type boxes as well.

5. Do the same thing with Presentation – Style.

6. Open Presentation – Sections. Set the following settings:

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“about” section:
uses page = archive
selected by default = no
on front page = no
syndicate = no
include in site search = yes

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“archive” section:
uses page = archive_list
selected by default = no
on front page = no
syndicate = yes
include in site search = yes

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“article” section:
uses page = archive
selected by default = yes
on front page = yes
syndicate = yes
include in site search = yes

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“contact” section:
uses page = contact
selected by default = no
on front page = no
syndicate = no
include in site search = no

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“links” section:
uses page = links
selected by default = no
on front page = no
syndicate = yes
include in site search = yes

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Don’t forget to save every section you adjust.

7. Upload the files in folder “images” to the folder “images” in your Textpattern blog.

8. Upload the icon.ico file to the root of your Textpattern blog. For example, http://www.YourSiteName.com. (Don’t put this icon.ico file to folder “images”! It will not works!). This icon.ico is an icon image of your blog. It will appears in the left side of your blog address. See How To Create Your SIte Icon for detail. I have put the code to display this icon image in this theme. So, there is nothing you have to do, all you have to do is only change the icon image.

9. To make this theme works, you need to install the following plugins:

ako_nav by Adrian Kostrubiak
This plugin produces a dynamic navigation bar based on a few specified attributes.

ako_social by Adrian Kostrubiak
An easy way of letting people add your posts to various social bookmarking sites.

art_meta_description by Arthur Nowak
Adds “description” meta tag bulit from the first words of the content

glx_gravatar by Johan Nilsson

tru_tags by Nathan Arthur
Tagging support

zem_contact by Threshold State
Flexible email contact/feedback form.

I already put the codes for these plugins in this theme, so you don’t have to put additional code, except you want to modify the code.

10. Open Presentation – Pages – contact. Change the yourname@emailaddress.com with your real email address.

This is my first Textpattern theme that is available to download. Please tell me whether you can or having a trouble when installing this theme. Thanks!