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About Neutica+

Neutica+ is quite simply a ‘suped-up’ version of the original Neutica theme created over a year ago. Neutica+ is a much stronger theme both on the front-end and the back-end. The CSS for the front-end has been slimmed down to the bare minimum, which makes page loads much faster and editing easier. I also ported over the back-end to Thematic, one of the (if not the) strongest WordPress theming frameworks to date. That means Neutica+ and Thematic together make for a pretty slick theme design that can be used for almost any type of site. The Neutica+ theme options page also makes it a cinch to customize, while fixing a lot of the common issues/concerns that popped up in the previous version. Check out the demo, and if you like what you see, buy it now for only $1500.

Features

  • Supports WordPress 3.0 (Custom Menus, Custom Headers & Feature Images).
  • A strict grid based design mixed with clean typography heavily influenced by the work of Josef Müller-Brockmann
  • A theme options page for easy customization of colors, layout, post formating, etc
  • Optional Featured posts section which pulls random “sticky” posts
  • 3 widgetized sidebar areas
  • 5 additional & optional, in-post, ad-spaces for banners & widgets
  • Crispy clean and valid XHTML Markup with Microformats courtesy the of Thematic theme framework
  • Valid CSS that has been browser proofed for Firefox, Safari, & most Internet Explorer browsers (including the dreaded IE6!)

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Unfortunately, fthrwght cannot offer refunds on any purchases due to the nature of the product being sold. Please review the demo and information below carefully before you purchase this theme.

Licensing

Neutica+ is Copyright © 2009 by Allan Cole. It is released under the GNU General Public License, version 2.0 just like WordPress.

Documentation

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Installation Instructions ( WordPress 2.8 or higher )

  1. Download and extract the latest version of the Thematic Theme.
  2. Upload the resulting thematic folder to your WordPress wp-content/themes directory.
  3. Download and extract the Neutica+ Theme.
  4. Upload the resulting neuticaplus folder to your WordPress wp-content/themes directory.
    IMPORTANT! Only upload the neuticaplus folder to your WordPress wp-content/themes directory. Do NOT upload the neuticaplus_1.4.3 folder to the themes directory!
  5. Navigate to Appearance > Themes in the back-end and activate Neutica+.
  6. That’s it!

Usage

Neutica+ uses three images sizes that lock into the Neutica+ grid. These sizes are automatically set when you activate Neutica+. Please note that these settings only effect the images that you upload after you activate Neutica+. For your reference, here are the sizes:

  1. Thumbnail images have a max width of 185 and a max height of 185 (cropped).
  2. Medium images have a max width of 285 and a max height of 285.
  3. Large images have a max width of 585 and a max height of 585.

More info

Sidebars

There are three sidebars included with Neutica+. These sidebars can be edited at Appearance > Widgets. Here’s a list of the available sidebar.

  1. Leading Sidebar - This is the full width sidebar which also contains the main navigation.
  2. Primary Sidebar - This side bar is half the width of the full sidebar column and floats to the left side.
  3. Secondary Sidebar - This side bar is half the width of the full sidebar column and floats to the right side.

Note: When you activate Neutica+ for the first time, you will need to add the Neutica+ Page Menu to the top of the Leading Sidebar. (This will be done automatically in future versions)

There’s also an extra set of additional sidebars which can be activated on the Theme Options page.

Theme Options

Theme Options

There are a number of Theme Options that allow you to add a personal touch to Neutica+. These options can be found at Appearance > Neutica Options in the back-end.

  1. Background Color: Change the background and highlight colors by entering a HEX color number. (ie: FF6600)
  2. Foreground Color: Change the foreground links and border colors by entering a HEX color number. (ie: 003333)
  3. Text Color: Change the color of reading text by entering a HEX color number. (ie: 003333)
  4. Featured/Sticky Posts: Displays a static or sliding featured/sticky post section on the home page. Simply create 3 or more sticky posts and add a check to this option.
  5. Show Full Posts: Show full post content on home and archive pages.
  6. Centered layout: Centers the layout.
  7. Ad space widgets: Add more adspace/sidebar options to the widgets panel.
  8. The following has been replaced by the WordPress 3.0 Custom Header option. Usage instructions can be found here.
  9. Custom Header Image: Add a custom header image. The header image(s) should be placed in the neuticaplus/header-images folder. Add multiple images to that folder to achieve a rotating, random header image.
  10. Header Page Menu: Add a horizontal page menu just below the header.
  11. Custom Logo: Adds a logo to the header. Change the default logo by replacing the neuticaplus/img/logo.png file.
  12. Header Image Height: Adjusts the height of the header in pixels to match the header image. (ie: 200)

WordPress 3.0 Header Images

Usage instructions can be found here. The default header provided can be used to display a randomized image. The header image(s) should be placed in the neuticaplus/header-images folder. Add multiple images to this folder to achieve a rotating, random header image that changes with each page load.

Header Images

The header image(s) should be placed in the neuticaplus/header-images folder. Add multiple images to this folder to achieve a rotating, random header image that changes with each page load.

Custom Logo

The logo can be customized by replacing the neuticaplus/img/logo.png file (for IE6 you will have to also replace the neuticaplus/img/logo.gif file). Included with this theme is a Photoshop file that you can use as a basis for your own logo. As a suggestion, the font Alte Haas Grotesk really gels well with the typography in Neutica+.

Favorite Icon Image

Create a 16x16px favicon image using one of the many free services available on the web. Then replace the neuticaplus/img/favicon.ico file with the icon you created.

Caveats

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Changelog

Version 1.5.2 (02/22/2011)

  • Fixes IE7 sidebar layout bug.
  • Fixes IE6 Support.

Version 1.5.1 (10/22/2010)

  • Fixes sidebar hover color in text-widgets.
  • Fixes Thematic duplicate thumbnail issue.

Version 1.5 (10/21/2010)

  • Adds support for WordPress 3.0 (Custom Menus, Custom Headers & Feature Images).
  • Fixes Thematic 0.9.7.+ Page menu bug.
  • Adds a new Sliding featured content option.
  • Header Menu now works independantly (Options do not rely on Sidebar Menu).
  • Sidebar Menu is now a custom widget class.
  • Adds a separate stylesheet for colors and option based styling (See: colors-settings.php).
  • Adds hashtag.js for grid display.
  • Removed logo and header option (replaced with WP3.0 header function).

Version 1.4.3 (11/2/2009)

  • Fixes the Neutica+ Options page errors that some users were experiencing.
  • Fixes image URLs for posts without image attachments (no more broken thumbnail images).

Version 1.4 (10/12/2009)

  • Initial release.

Other Information

Developed using the Thematic Theme Framework by Ian Stewart of ThemeShaper.com.
All sample images in the demo were used with permission from Ouxu Cheng.
Automatic Image rotator by Automatic, Ltd.

Support

Neutica+ is distributed AS IS. fthrwght and Allan Cole will not be offering support or customization help. Please make sure that you have followed all of the instructions to the smallest detail and make sure that you are using the latest version of WordPress.

Recommended Support

WP Questions WPQuestions is a problem-solving community for WordPress, ideal for users seeking quick, succinct answers they can't find in any WordPress forums. I’d recommend running your most pressing Neutica+ questions by the experts at WPQuestions.com

The Themeshaper Support Forums is also a great place to find information about using and tweaking child themes within this framework. The WordPress Support Forums is another great resource for everything related to WP and theming — I am sure you will find answers to almost all of your questions using these three resources.

That said, here’s my email, if you’d like to get in touch with me. ;-)

Enjoy!