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Feature #2361

Add KingSize Theme

Added by Matt Gold over 8 years ago. Updated over 8 years ago.

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Resolved
Priority name:
Urgent
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Category name:
WordPress (misc)
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Start date:
2013-01-01
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This is a semi-urgent project-related request. Can you please add the Kingsize theme to the Commons as part of today's update (or tomorrow at the latest)? Apologies for the late notice. Theme files sent by email. Thank you.

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#1 Updated by Matt Gold over 8 years ago

Also, please do not network activate, as the license was for just one blog. Here is the theme homepage: http://themeforest.net/item/king-size-fullscreen-background-wordpress-theme/166299

#2 Updated by Boone Gorges over 8 years ago

  • Priority name changed from High to Urgent
  • Target version set to 1.4.15
  • Severity set to Low impact

#3 Updated by Boone Gorges over 8 years ago

  • Status changed from Assigned to Resolved

#4 Updated by Matt Gold over 8 years ago

Thanks so much, Boone. Much appreciated.

#5 Updated by Boone Gorges over 8 years ago

OK, the release is live. You can enable the theme for a site at Network Admin > Sites > [your site] > Edit > Themes.

#6 Updated by Matt Gold over 8 years ago

Awesome. Thank you.

#7 Updated by Matt Gold over 8 years ago

Jesus -- here are directions from the theme's backend:

Upload a global background, or specify the image address [ie., http://www.yoursite.com/yourimage.jpg]
Important Reminder: Set the following folder permissions to 777:
/wp-content/themes/kingsize/cache
/wp-content/themes/kingsize/images/upload
/wp-content/uploads

Forgetting this important step will result in images not properly displaying throughout your website.

I'll give it a try without changing folder permissions, but if there are problems, I guess we should just disable this crappy theme. I assume you agree with that.

#8 Updated by Boone Gorges over 8 years ago

if there are problems, I guess we should just disable this crappy theme. I assume you agree with that.

Yes, I agree with that, as long as your choice of this particular theme is negotiable.

#9 Updated by Matt Gold over 8 years ago

It sucks, because the theme is very much the style I was looking for, but what other choice do we have?

#10 Updated by Boone Gorges over 8 years ago

what other choice do we have?

To change the directory permissions as the message requests. I'm strongly against it, but you're the boss.

#11 Updated by Matt Gold over 8 years ago

Really? You'd let me do something that patently makes the entire project extremely vulnerable to hacks?

These permission settings seem like non-starters, unless it is somehow the case that the more localized folder permissions (wp-content/themes/kingsize/cache &
/wp-content/themes/kingsize/images/upload) wouldn't make the entire site vulnerable . . . .

#12 Updated by Boone Gorges over 8 years ago

unless it is somehow the case that the more localized folder permissions (wp-content/themes/kingsize/cache &

/wp-content/themes/kingsize/images/upload) wouldn't make the entire site vulnerable

In an application like WordPress, server security is made up of many small pieces. Making the directories in question world-writable increases the chance of a certain kind of security issue. In truth, the increased chance is probably very, very low. However, my own policy has been not to make any changes of this particular kind for the Commons. This policy is, of necessity, a bit arbitrary, and if you told me that you simply couldn't do your project without using this theme, I could make an exception or modify the policy. I don't want to do this, of course.

Another option is that I could rewrite the portions of the theme that force the 777 requirement. I'd have to do more research to see how viable it is, but my guess is that it'd take a few hours' work, not including any additional time that future upgrades to the theme would take (assuming that we ever actually upgrade these commercial themes).

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