Modern horrors; skinning wordpress

As you may see, I gave skinning this place another try. And as you can also see, I failed, as I now use a premade skin that I altered slightly. (Oh well.. at least I got this skin installed..)
If anybody knows what to add where so I have the x comments under a post on the index as Kudrik / K2 has (the default with the blue header), please leave a comment. 🙂

I would make my own theme if I could, but there are a few reasons why I won’t:

  • I suck at anything graphical, including skinning
  • the WordPress skinning system and I don’t seem to be able to get along
  • Premade things take less time and I’m lazy
  • I really really really can not make decent layouts and stuff anyway; I suck

Yea, that about it…

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Born in 1988, Software Engineer (BA), dutch. Will ad more later.
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3 Responses to Modern horrors; skinning wordpress

  1. Slack says:

    At least its different from the default theme =P

  2. Matthew says:

    Not sure why I didn’t comment on this earlier (yes, I do lurk around and read your blog through RSS :shifty:).

    If anybody knows what to add where so I have the x comments under a post on the index as Kudrik / K2 has (the default with the blue header), please leave a comment.

    Well, i’m not sure where exactly to put it, as it will differ depending on the theme, and I couldn’t looks at a copy of this theme to check (the site won’t load… same as many sites have been doing today :ermm:).
    But what you basically need put in is this code:

    <?php comments_number("No comments", "1 comment", "% comments"); ?>

    That’ll show something like ‘1 comment’ or ‘5 comments’ wherever it’s placed.

    And if you want to make that into a link to the comments, just use this:

    <a href="<?php comments_link(); ?>"><?php comments_number("No comments", "1 comment", "% comments"); ?></a>

    It should be obvious where that goes. It’s usually before the <?php endforeach; ?>, and after the <?php the_content(); ?>

    Hope that’s what you wanted. In case you need it in future, the WordPress Codex‘s Design and Layout section, particularly the Template tags bit, is excellent for stuff like this 🙂

    Nice theme BTW, it looks good. Nice and easy to read aswell 🙂

  3. Matthew says:

    Oh, forgot to mention:

    I must be a complete n00b at code/PHP etc. or something, because I find making layouts and designs for WordPress dead easy somehow. And yet, it seems that people that are good with code (not me :P) hate WP’s templating system. Seems strange :S

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