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Support #2555

Find new theme for GSLIS720 site

Added by Dominic Giglio almost 6 years ago. Updated about 3 years ago.

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Resolved
Priority name:
Normal
Category name:
WordPress Themes
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Start date:
2013-04-30
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Description

The GSLIS720 site is currently running the Atahualpa theme. That theme is starting to show its age and is going to be eventually retired. This issue will discuss new alternatives as a replacement.

The top priority is to find a responsive theme that incorporates the latest enhancements to the WordPress core while also offering advanced CSS and layout customization.

gslis720-admin-themes.png (259 KB) gslis720-admin-themes.png Dominic Giglio, 2013-07-11 10:13 AM

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#1 Updated by Boone Gorges almost 6 years ago

  • Target version changed from 1.4.27 to 1.4.28

#2 Updated by Dominic Giglio over 5 years ago

  • Target version changed from 1.4.28 to 1.4.29

#3 Updated by Dominic Giglio over 5 years ago

Rowena,

I've looked through all of the themes currently installed on The Commons as well as quite a few that aren't installed.

I'd like to first recommend an existing theme. It's called Aware. It is a beautiful white, clean and minimalistic theme that I think will really give more focus to your content. Because it's already installed it'll be easier to enable and start the configuration.

In addition to the reasons I've just stated, I also think this theme serves an additional purpose. As a professor of web development, I believe your course site should display some of the more advanced features available to a web developer. This theme uses HTML5 and CSS3 to create a very clean example of what those newer technologies can offer. It makes use of CSS3's transitions and HTML5's advanced SEO functionality, just to name a few. It is also a responsive theme so your students can visit it just as easily from their phones and tablets as they can from their desktops and laptops.

If you would like me to enable the theme and start some of the configuration just let me know; I'd be more than happy to get the ball rolling for you. If you don't like this theme, I will continue my search and find something more appropriate. If this is the case, let me know why this theme doesn't work for you and more specifically what you're looking for.

You can see a demo of the theme in action here: http://themewich.com/themes/?theme=Aware(Responsive)

#4 Updated by Rowena Li over 5 years ago

Thank you so much, Dominic. I will take a look at the Aware theme and play around a bit. I will let you know. Thanks a lot.

#5 Updated by Boone Gorges over 5 years ago

  • Target version changed from 1.4.29 to 1.4.30

#6 Updated by Dominic Giglio over 5 years ago

  • Target version changed from 1.4.30 to Not tracked

Rowena,

I'm moving this issue to the "Not Tracked" target version while you look into new themes. There's no reason to keep bumping the release target three times a month while you're investigating. Once you've decided on a new theme we'll move this back into an appropriate release target and finish up the work.

I hope you're having a great summer so far and I look forward to hearing from you whenever you're ready to continue this.

#7 Updated by Rowena Li over 5 years ago

Thanks, Dominic. I am still working at another job. So I will take a look in July and talk to you. Thanks.

Rowena

#8 Updated by Dominic Giglio over 5 years ago

No rush, whenever you're ready I'll be here.

#9 Updated by Rowena Li over 5 years ago

Hi Dominic,

I am looking at the new theme Aware, but I cannot find it. Is it still listed?

Thanks.

Rowena

#10 Updated by Dominic Giglio over 5 years ago

I just double checked and Aware has been enabled for use with your site. You should be able to find and activate the theme by going to Appearance->Themes in your WP Admin left hand fly-out menu and then searching for Aware. If it helps, first log in to you Dashboard and then try going to this URL directly:

http://gslis720.commons.gc.cuny.edu/wp-admin/themes.php?s=aware

Please let me know if you still can't see it. I've attached a screenshot of your admin page where I've searched for and found Aware.

#11 Updated by Rowena Li over 5 years ago

Thanks, Dominic. I can see it now when I am in gslis720 dashboard. Could you please add this Aware theme to another blog of mine - Remix in tech and teaching? I would like to try it out before I use it on that teaching blog. Thanks.

Rowena

#12 Updated by Dominic Giglio over 5 years ago

Aware has been enabled on Remix in Tech and Teaching. Let me know how it goes or if you run into any problems.

#13 Updated by Boone Gorges about 3 years ago

  • Category name changed from WordPress (misc) to WordPress Themes
  • Status changed from New to Resolved

Closing this ticket, but please feel free to reach out if you need more help selecting or transitioning themes.

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