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ScreenShots of Hybrid Child Theme So far

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West Papua Launches New WordPress Themes

Papoo! wP WordPress Theme is based on both the famous and mostly used Hybrid and Sandbox WP Themes Frameworks.

  1. Sandbox Theme Framework:


Once upon a time, I was an actively developing themes and plugins for WordPress. No more. No, I have since moved on to other projects. And while this site is no longer updated, I want it to remain because when I was developing for WordPress, I found referencing other themes and plugins useful, even necessary.

But with the inclusion of the three functions that were the heart and soul of the Sandbox now in the WordPress core, my mark has been made, and there are new directions to go. Those functions, sandbox_body_class(), sandbox_post_class(), and sandbox_comment_class(), can be found in your recent WordPress download, simply renamed as body_class(), post_class(), and comment_class(), respectively. Mission accomplished.

So I hope what I did contribute once upon a time will continue to be of some use to the community. has become a single-page archive of what it was. Enjoy.

2. Hybrid Theme Framework:

It’s been a long, arduous journey these past four months or so, which is how long I’ve been developing this theme.

Hybrid is more than just a WordPress theme. It’s about pushing the limits with what WordPress can do. It’s a framework. Something you can use to build anything from the smallest family blog to a powerful site that handles thousands of visitors a day.

It’s why I created Theme Hybrid. It’s the reason I love working with WordPress.

If I could list all the benefits of this theme without taking up too much of your time, I would. I’ll just give you the short list instead, so you can go ahead and play with the theme:
Developed with child themes in mind, so you’ll never lose your customizations.
SEO optimized. No need for plugins to handle this anymore.
Theme options that are about content/information.
Templates for everything.
13 page templates.
Actively developed for WP 2.7 but backward compatible down to 2.5.
15+ plugins supported within the theme.
Attachment handling like you’ve never experienced.
Advanced breadcrumbs beyond any other theme.
Ability to run just about any type of site.
And over 20 tutorials to start.

Like I said, that’s the short list.

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A YUI Grids-based WordPress Theme — YUI Autogrid Minimal

Original Article at YUI Official Blog By Christian Heilmann, July 2nd, 2008.

Here what Christian Heilmann says:

As I had to upgrade my personal blog to the newest WordPress version (and my old theme had been hacked to death), I chose to start from scratch with a WordPress theme.

[You can download the new theme here.]

As I am a lazy person and I think blogging is first and foremost about content and availability, I wanted to re-use as much as possible the good stuff other people have done and then tweak it a bit to fit my needs.

Voilå! YUI autogrid minimal, a WordPress theme based heavily on YUI’s Grids CSS and Base CSS with a few changes to fit the HTML that WordPress creates for you.

To work around the issue of YUI Grids being optimized for a certain resolution, I used the autogrids trick blogged here previously.

This is what this WordPress theme gives you:

  • clean, simple markup
  • a grids layout that changes with the available browser space
  • a fixed right side menu for easy access of the search and pages
  • an hCard in the footer to download to Outlook or Mail
  • Nice, easy-to-read typography without any fancy distractions

What it does not give you (as I hadn’t had time to look into these):

  • Ajax that nobody really needs
  • the new WordPress enhancements like the dynamic sidebar
  • pop-up comments (come on, this is 2008!)

You can see a few messier, older versions of this theme at work on my personal blog and on Scripting Enabled, the event I am organising about accessibility hacking later this year.