Few months ago I switched my website to “Big Blue” theme created by Bob. Then did some changes to it:

  • WordPress tags are used instead of categories
  • Post author is shown
  • Doctype changed to XHTML 1.0 Strict
  • “Home” link removed
  • Archive/search/category views use full contents of posts instead of excerpts
  • removed default sidebar contents (use Presentation->Widgets to set them)
  • single post view does not show tags

Also CSS changes:

  • removed extra font-family settings – only body, pre & code has font family set
  • comment form is scaled to 80%
  • Calendar widget takes 100% width and has properly aligned Prev/Next links
  • blockquote is more visible
  • <q> quotes are italic
  • BSuite plugin highlighting of search entries
  • Author comments are marked

Download and enjoy.

Hrw Big Blue theme for WordPress 2.3

8 thoughts on “Hrw Big Blue theme for WordPress 2.3

  • 10th January 2008 at 16:16

    waidakmy: I am not too familiar with CSS hacking when it comes to MSIE bugs. All my machines runs Linux so I do not have a way to legally run MSIE for checking sites.

  • 10th January 2008 at 15:58


    i’m wondering why is it the theme you use is working fine in both IE & Firefox, but mine sucks in IE?

    FYI, i’ve downloaded already your version of this theme, but the same thing still happen.

    you can try to open my blog to see it.

    thanks πŸ™‚

  • 11th January 2008 at 12:03

    waidakmy: remove textwidget (the one with photo) and then check. It has broken content as div->li is not correct.

  • 11th January 2008 at 23:25

    Thanks for doing this. I have been running the bigblue theme for a few months now, and I like it, but I commented out one css line that was attempting load a non-existent gif, etc.

    I just changed my site to use your theme. Just an FYI that you hard-code WordPress MU in the footer.php file. My site isn’t running that, just plain old WP 2.3.2, so I changed it in the file. Not sure if the software can automatically determine what it’s running under or not.

    Thanks again!

  • 12th January 2008 at 10:30

    Hadar: It is possible to check WP <> WPMU and I will probably add something to footer.php if I will be making new release.

  • 22nd January 2008 at 17:05

    Marcin Juszkiewicz, thanks for the reply πŸ™‚ however, it’s much easier to just find another template without cracking my head to figure it out πŸ˜€

  • 10th July 2008 at 04:26

    Thanks for the post.

    β€œHome” link removed

    Archive/search/category views use full contents of posts instead of excerpts

    Which file do we need to edit to get those two things ?

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