The Prologue Theme got a lot more attention that I expected (hit the top of TechMeme) and we’ve been getting a lot of feedback. So I’ve updated Prologue based on some this feedback and discussion with the the other folks at Automattic. Here’s what has changed:
- New template file for displaying Pages
- Change front page to be recent stream instead of one post per person
- Adjust tag and front page to not show an avatar if the previous post was by the same author
- Change default title for sidebar tag list to ‘Recent Tags’
- Provide a post title based on the beginning of the post content
I bumped the version listed in style.css to 1.2 when I made these changes. You can get it from the Prologue Subversion directory, and yes, I’m still looking to put together a zip file for those that prefer that method instead.
One other thing to note, I was making use of a method in Prologue that currently only exists in WordPress -trunk, this means people using WordPress 2.3.2 were getting errors (on the author pages). This has been fixed as well. Sorry about that.
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- Post new entries right at the top of the page (assuming you are logged in and are allowed to post new entries to the blog)
- Front page shows the most recent post from every user on the blog
- The tags on the sidebar are sorted by most recently used
- All the other stuff in a typical WordPress theme: tag, author and single post pages
For the sidebar there is also a widget for showing the most recently used tags, which allows you to set the title and how many tags you want to show. That will be handy for sites that have many tags, but only want to see the 10 or 15 most recent.
Prologue is completely self contained as a WordPress theme. It’s now available for use on WordPress.com and also works with self hosted WordPress.org installs. If you want to use it with your WordPress.org install you can get it from the public Subversion repository:
I’ve heard a few people request to have a single zip file to download instead of using Subversion. I’ll see what I can do to accommodate those folks, in the meantime I highly recommend learning Subversion for this sort of thing, it will make keeping up to date much easier.
On Saturday February 2nd we are having a Utah WordPress meetup lunch (noon) at Taj India Restaurant with Matt Mullenweg, founding developer of WordPress. Please RSVP at the Upcoming event for the meetup, this will help us ensure that we have reserved enough room.
Date: Saturday, February 2, 2008 Time: 12:00 PM (noon) RSVP: at Upcoming Event Page Place: Taj India Restaurant 3540 South State St Salt Lake City, Utah 84115
Everyone is invited, so come on out and enjoy. I believe they even have free WiFi at the restaurant.
UPDATE 2 Feb 2008 @ 10:10am : Looks like I might have put down the wrong address. Not sure if the State street address is an old one or what, but the new address I’m seeing for Taj India is:
4515 South 900 East Salt Lake City, UT 84117
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