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Heartspotting WordPress theme by Elisa is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.

Heartspotting Theme is based on Monotone theme by Noel.
Monotone though is made for, so it doesn’t handle many issues that can arise when installing it on your own server. I think I fixed most of these + added some new features.

Features of Heartspotting Photoblogging Theme:

  • single-column photoblogging theme (as in Monotone)
  • the first image in the post is taken and made bigger on top (as in Monotone)
  • colors of page change according to the ones in the image (as in Monotone)
  • works with any permalink structure (better than Monotone)
  • links on image are automatically preserved
  • several background options to choose from (including plain color, black, white)
  • yearly archives
  • customized 404 page
  • no widgets (yet)
  • cross-browser compatible

New in 2.0:

  • full support for Mitcho’s Yarpp with built-in related posts template (tutorial coming soon)
  • major changes in image engine fix some bugs and incoherences
  • some funny stuff in CSS and coding has been fixed
  • only top level pages are displayed in menu (until I find a pretty way to display subpages…)

Next steps I hope to handle:

  • widgets!!! They won’t list my theme in WP directory until I don’t add widgets – still Monotone and the other one-column layouts don’t have widgets at all so far, so I have to find out a whole new way to do this by myself. Hard, but I’ll try!
  • pretty way to display subpages (see above)
  • better CSS and better typography (this comes before all the widget stuff, or everything will become a mess)

Comments, ideas and help requests are most welcome. Please post a link to your website for specific requests.

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9 Responses to “Features & Download”

  1. Hi Elisa!
    This theme that you have made is really awesome. I am thinking of coming up with a photoblog (though I am not a professional photographer) and using this theme. I can see you have put in a lot of effort improving it from the original monotone. I am not a tech savvy person but I’ll see if I can work around this to make this my theme for my upcoming photoblog.

    Thank you very much for providing this as a free theme. That is so generous of you. I wish you luck in all your endeavors.

    Warm regards from the southeast part of Asia :)

  2. Thank-you so much Nortehanon! I am really happy to know somebody downloaded and liked this theme. I’d like to work on it a lot more to improve it – I’ll let you know as soon as I have some news!
    Please drop me a line when you put it into use, so I can link to your blog too!

  3. Like Nortehannon, I am not a professional photographer, but I am thinking about putting up a photo site. I found this theme while searching for photo themes for WP. I really like how you adapted this theme (and the smiley face background makes me smile :)

  4. Thank-you Holly! The smiley face is my own design – I made these icons for the headers of my Cuorhome, but used it in a different way in this blog. The smiling camera background can be found in Heartspotting theme too!
    Let me know if you use it for your own blog!

  5. Thanks for creating this version of the theme. I wanted to make the about page follow the same color scheme as archives so I just changed line 21 in functions.php to:
    [ if(!is_archive() && !is_page('about') && !is_search()) : ?> ]

    minus the [] before and after the code.

  6. Thank-you Kevin for using Heartspotting + posting your tweak! Would you please post the URL of your website, so I can take a look, and link to you as well? Thx!

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