15. November 2008 02:57
by Henrik Stenbæk
Today I have finished adapting Arthemia 2.0 theme by Michael Jubel for BlogEngine.NET. The theme is using cleocn's code for displaying the first image in summary view and Al Nyveldt's code for saving theme preferences.
I'm not sure this could be considered a valid BE 1.4.5 theme: it isn't supporting widgets.
Setup this theme
1. Add descriptions to categories
Go to the categories tab of the admin page and add descriptions to all categories.If you don't want category to show up in the list simply start the description with an :
Its not possible to have the categories sorted in a custom way.
2. Select categories for Headline and Featured
After logging in, go to the homepage and click the show/hide link next to the Theme Settings text. Select the category to use for the headline and featured section on the FrontPage.
The headline section will show the latest post in the headline category.
The featured section will show all posts in the featured category.
I think its a good idea to create a specific category for the featured items and then manually add/remove the posts you want to show in that section. Only this way you will be able to make sure that the same post will not show up more than one time on the FrontPage.
3. Recent comments
Go to the control section and set the number of recent comments to 4 - remember to scroll down and click the save settings button.
The problem is “a minor” bug in the theme ;-)
The Headline and feature will not show if the most resent blog post is not published – when you log-in you will se the unpublished items and the headline/featured will show up again. Until I have the time to fix this please use this workaround:
When writing blog posts that will remain unpublished for some time: set the blogpost date/time to 1/1/2000. Remember to set the date back to the current date when you decide to publish the post.
November 19, 2008
PostViewFull.ascx changed to use <asp:PlaceHolder ID="BodyContent" ... ></asp:PlaceHolder> and therefore now supporting [ UserControl: ~...]
Preview and download
* Preview the theme
* Download: arthemia.zip (50.48 kb)