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  1. kalcha kalcha January 22, 2009 at 2:38 pm |

    Hi Justin Tadlock,

    I am planning to start a few sites with a couple of them donning your themes. I have always been a huge fan of your extremely impressive work.

    For one of my sites, Hybrid is absolutely perfect with Old School as the child theme. Thanks for those wonderful themes.

    And for another, I am waiting with bated breath for the Magazine/News style theme. It would make my day as I am planning a substantially heavy content site.

    Once again, kudos to your efforts.

  2. thinkjayant thinkjayant January 22, 2009 at 10:00 pm |

    Thanks to get this version out on time. I had two projects due next week. will incoprate the new version on them.

    Have the problem with static frontpage and leviathan been solved yet?


  3. Eric Eric January 23, 2009 at 4:51 am |

    Thanks for the update and the dedicated work Justin! I’ve been customizing hybrid for my photoblog and its looking very good so far. One thing I noticed regarding widgets is that there was no widget to display a list of recent posts. I tend to show only a few posts on the main page due to having a lot of photos, are there plans to create such a widget for Hybrid?

    thanks again!

  4. suchtreasures suchtreasures January 23, 2009 at 10:25 am |

    Eric, I have asked that question before, too. You use the Archives widget and select `postbypost` as the type.

  5. Eric Eric January 23, 2009 at 6:57 pm |

    Thanks suchtreasures!

  6. Boris Schneider-Johne Boris Schneider-Johne January 24, 2009 at 8:15 pm |

    Hello and, first of all, THANK YOU. Having lots of fun building a small child theme for Hybrid right now.

    Foolishly I “upgraded” to 0.4 tonight and ran into the issue that the header displays differently on the home/index page to any other page. Been going through this with Firebug back and forth and can’t find the reason.

    Well, I’ll give it a good nights sleep.

  7. japani japani January 25, 2009 at 3:20 am |

    Hello Justin,
    Thanks for the new version. I’ve sent you translations a couple of days ago, and haven’t got any reply.

    Thanks again!

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  9. xodigoguy xodigoguy January 27, 2009 at 5:06 pm |

    Hybrid 4 is working fine, no probs to report.

    Still, I personally think that this “parent” “child” concept, not matter how logical, has a long way to go before the general WP public can bite.

    Example: on another site, I simply wanted a new look for 2009. A particular theme from a well-known group was just what I liked, looks wise. I downloaded it, clicked it, and boom. A new look, no work, 3 minutes, and it works! It really works, no forums, no hacks, no code, nothing else but a working site.

    I love Hybrid as I think it / the idea is state of the art, and Justin, the work and care you put into your themes and on your forums is amazing! But still, this is not easy for folk like me. I am very comfortable with html, CSS but have no idea about php nor do I have the time anymore to learn about WordPress “functions”, “hooks” nor even some of the new features of WordPress 2.7.

    Positive suggestions:

    1) Get some non (not-so) tech documentation. While WP explains concepts like Hooks and Functions and SEO and so forth, I think you can build even more trust by explaining these concepts on your site (or your personal blog – wish there was some easy linkage between the two). And if you want the “world” to understand, it has to be written for the world audience in my opinion.

    2) I personally think that after the initial “Hybrid” revolution, there will need to come a very easy-to-implement-hybrid-theme which Joe the plummer can simply download and click, just as I did with my above Example. Why? time, effort, learning curves and just plain life. I personally think people would gladly rush to you Justin … and stay the long term … if it were all just a fraction easier to implement and use Hybrid /child themes (I’m using Leviathan).

    I am just now a month or so into using Hybrid, had several other major tasks before me (typical of the new year time) and found I have put off some projects in order to learn even the basics of what you have here. I am SUPER amazed at your attitude in the forums and your hard-hard-hard work and efforts. I can’t remember the last time I saw so much effort from an individual. But still, I know in my heart I should not have spent so much time and effort to get a theme running, but I stick with Hybrid because I believe you are on the right track.

    So no critizism from me intended, please take these comments as hopefully constructive for you in the future.

    God Bless, Ron

  10. japani japani January 27, 2009 at 6:30 pm |


    I’ve thought exactly the same as you do, until I’ve started to play around with hooks and functions, and realized how powerful they can be. It’s surely takes time and effort to learn this, but you can get up and running very quickly.

    Anyway, this is completely not mandatory. I think that Justin put up a great theme that can work straight out of the box, and offers very powerful features. If that’s enough for you, then you are lucky. I’m sure that within time, more child themes will be offered by others, and than you will be able to enjoy the robustness of Hybrid with some freedom to chose the looks of the website.

  11. xodigoguy xodigoguy January 29, 2009 at 5:16 pm |

    Justin / Japani, thanks for your comments back. I found the “Ideas Forum” and have replied initially some of my thoughts about documentation.

    Re: Functions / Hooks: I am relatively unfamiliar with Hooks especially, and Functions I heard of but no, I never bothered to check it (I thought it was something built into WP themes that I shouldn’t touch.)

    I’ll carve out some time in the next few weeks BECAUSE I agree, the concepts Hybrid present seem awesome. (I don’t recall having seen “Hooks” before I found you / Hybrid some weeks ago.)

    Justin / world: just so you don’t mis-understand me. I am fascinated by what Hybrid does! Some of these ideas are really remarkable, and they work!

    My ref. re: PHP is about little things I learned to add to my WP sites over the last months. I simply Ctrl C’d code (from codex) and pasted it into things like pages.php / sidebar.php and so on. I can’t do that with a sophisticated sys. like Hybrid. So I am “stuck” to learn Functions and Hooks (hopefully not more).

    Lastly (Justin): I decided to put my original comment here because on the forums, I couldn’t spot a relevant place (I just today found both “general” and “Ideas”, perhaps those were the places, but hey, who has time to surf :-).

    Still, I am not sure where I could even begin to outline some ideas for documentation with you (Justin) since you are so busy. I think my ideas would help, but also the description or descriptive language needed might annoy some support forum experts, or? (I’ll try the Ideas Forum for now.)

    THANKS AGAIN FOR what you do JUSTIN! I love Hybrid, but still have a lot to learn, in my opinion. (Reason, ’cause I am sticking with you, I know you are on the right track!) THANKS JAPANI for clarity. Good post.


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