Okay, so the theme doesn’t look like that snazzy picture up there. I was just playing around in Photoshop for a bit.
As the title mentions, I’m releasing the Hybrid Theme Beta. What this means is that this should be a fully-functional theme, but there are still some things that need to be ironed out, mostly with stylesheets.
So, if you’re looking to test out a theme framework, now’s the time. Even though most of the testing has been done on WordPress 2.7 (trunk), it should work on versions 2.5 and up.
Right now, I’m looking to hear your thoughts on functionality. I still have to spruce of the design a bit, but I want to make sure this thing’s working first.
I think by now just about everyone knows I like to play around with theme settings and add loads of different options in the backend. Well, Hybrid is no different. However, this time, the focus is on content and relaying that information to readers and search engines in a way that helps your site grow without you doing a lot of code editing.
(Click on the image for a larger view of the theme settings page.)
I think you’ll enjoy some of the built-in options available. I wanted to make a theme that’s core purpose was about content.
Post and Page settings
What? Even more settings? Yep.
This theme will give you an extra meta box called Hybrid Settings when you’re writing a post or page. It’ll allow you to add important information, such as the title, description, and keywords (meta information). There’s also a place to input a thumbnail URL.
WordPress 2.7 compatibility
Since I’ve been building this theme entirely on 2.7, it works with all the new, cool, snazzy features like sticky posts, comment paging, and comment threading.
Also, the demo is running on WP 2.7, so you can try out the comment threading there.
There’s loads more
I won’t be able to even scratch the surface in this post when it comes to all the features of this theme.
I tried to cover some of it in the readme.html file, which is also included with the download. I’ll be sure to document all the neat features once the official release is out.
Download and demo
What I’m looking for is a little feedback on how the theme functions. So, please download, enjoy, and report back!
Note: This theme hasn’t been tested on any version of Internet Explorer yet. I’ve only ran it through Firefox and Opera.