WP themes updated with tags support and links page

I have updated my WordPress themes with tags support for WordPress 2.3. The themes will work just fine under older WordPress versions as well.

I have also added a links template as suggested by Carlo. So, if you have a huge number of ‘Blogroll’ links and want them to be displayed in a page instead of in the sidebar, this links template might be quite handy. Just create a page with an appropriate title like ‘Links’ and for the ‘Page Template’ option, select ‘Links’.

But the links page you find on my website doesn’t actually use the links template, I use a plugin of sorts to accomplish this. Here it is if you too want to go plugin way — srinis-links-page.zip. Unzip, upload and activate the plugin as you would do with any other plugin, and place the text {{links-page}} in the page you want your ‘Blogroll’ links to be appear. It’s just a small piece of code… feel free to develop the plugin further and make it a full fledged links page plugin, but there’s probably many other advanced links page plugins already available.

I’ve also made plenty of other improvements with the themes. So, head over to my themes page, choose a theme, download, use it in your blog, and have fun. 🙂

PS: Just for a record, 1.5 is the latest version number for all my themes.

11 thoughts on “WP themes updated with tags support and links page”

  1. Thanks Srinivasan for the reference to my comment and for your work… next time a pingback (instead of the link to the comment) would be really appreciated. 😉

  2. Hehe .. How did I not think of this… and why next time? I’ve already updated the post with a link to you 😉

    And once again, thanks for the ‘links page’ suggestion.

  3. OMG, thank you for sharing your awesome links page plugin! I hope you continue to improve upon it and make it compatible with future WordPress versions.

    I’ve been trying to find a replacement for the blogroll page plugin I was using (called “iMP Links 1.0”) which broke in WordPress 2.3 (the plugin author won’t be fixing it anytime soon). Your plugin is a work-saver! Works great! THANK YOU!

  4. “I’ve also made plenty of other improvements with the themes.”

    You can improve on them? How do you improve such great code? Seriously, though, I’d love to see the changes. Maybe, I could use them in the altered version of Evanescence that I use on my site. Thank you, once again, for such clean and readable code. Its just what a poor hack like me needs.

  5. Haha! the word ‘plenty’ can be misleading, nothing major, but I’ve made quite a few changes with the styling. Here are the changes for the Evanescence theme in addition to the links page and tags support for 2.3.

    — postmetadata for pages improved
    — anchor texts in posts and comments now have a border-bottom. I received complaints earlier that anchors don’t stand out from the normal text
    — archives page overhauled
    — and many other subtle, but not so important changes with the layout alignment, colours, font sizes, etc..

    Some of these changes based on my personal preferences… but I hope it has improved the theme a little bit and I think there are still many things that can be improved with the theme. And yes, you may want to apply these modifications to your hacked version, much appreciated. Thanks again, for using my work. 🙂

  6. The plugin sorts the blogroll links based on ratings. So, you can control the order by rating the links. Highly rated links appear higher up in the list.

  7. I’d also like to echo other people who said they like the links plugin.
    With srinis-links-page, is there a way to change the sort order, so that instead of ordering by the link’s rating, they are simply listed by name in alphabetical order?

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