We now have a whopping 137 Edublogs themes to choose from ranging from:
- Those that can’t be altered to themes that are “extremely customizable”
- Standard blog themes to very unique themes including photoblog, magazine, newspaper, twitter and Facebook themes.
Which is excellent!
Important Theme Changes
And we’ve made some important changes to the themes:
- Threaded comments – All themes now support threaded comments and any user can activate this feature.
- Custom Image Headers – almost all themes now allow you to upload your own custom image header.
- Comments on Pages – most themes now support comments on pages
- Full posts on Category page – most themes now display full posts on category pages for those users who are using their blogs as photoblogs
You activate the threaded comments feature as follows:
1. Go to Settings > Discussion.
2. Select Enable threaded (nested) comments
3. Scroll to bottom of page and click Save Changes
Please disable threaded comment plugin before enabling threaded comments via Settings > Discussion.
Categorizing the themes
Since you can spend considerable trying to find the “perfect theme” we’ve helped make your task easier we’ve categorizing the 137 themes based on:
- Layout – number of columns
- Color Scheme and how customizable the theme is
- Ability to upload custom image header – those that allow are shown as recommended header image dimensions, in pixels, to upload (written as width by height)
- Presence or absence of links to pages as navigation tabs at the top of the theme – as shown in page link column as Yes/No
- Presence or absence of tagline in blog header – as shown in display tagline column as Yes/No
ONE COLUMN THEMES
Single Column themes have a central post area with no sidebar.
These theme appeal to people who like to keep their theme simple by preventing the clutter often created by sidebar widgets.
All widgets are located at the bottom of the blog on one column themes.
TWO COLUMN THEMES WITH LEFT SIDEBAR
Two Column themes normally a wide column for content with a narrower sidebar.
These are the most common theme layout and location of the sidebar (left or right) is personal preference.
TWO COLUMN THEMES WITH RIGHT SIDEBAR
Two Column themes with right sidebar are the most common theme layout so we’ve separated these themes based on color scheme.
Themes with easily changed color scheme
THREE COLUMN THEMES WITH LEFT AND RIGHT SIDEBAR
Three column themes have either:
- Sidebars side-by-side on one side of the blog
- Sidebars on either side of the wider content column
THREE COLUMN THEMES WITH RIGHT SIDEBARS
The most appealing aspect of three column themes is the ability to place more widgets in the sidebar.
Sidebars side-by-side three column themes on one side of the blog allows you to use this aspect well.
FOUR COLUMN THEMES
Four column themes have one content column and three sidebars.
The content column is often the same width as the other columns. This type of layout tends to be cluttered looking and less suited to reading lengthy content.
VARIABLE COLUMN AND/OR SIDEBAR LOCATION THEMES
Some themes are extremely customisable providing the ability to change the number of columns and/or the location of their sidebars.
These are the specialist themes designed to suit features such as photoblogging, magazine blogs, newspaper blogs, research blogs, group discussions and custom homepages.
Themes like WPMU Dixi, WPMU Nelo and WPMU are the most customisable of all themes and well suited for a wide range of purposes.
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