This morning I posed an update to my Sandbox-SwimTeam theme. This update addresses a number of CSS bugs which primarily affected the login page.
After updating my Sandbox-SwimTeam theme, I turned to my Sandbox-LEGO theme. Like Sandbox-SwimTeam, Sandbox-LEGO is built on top of Sandbox and shares quite a bit of the same feature set and code. Once I updated Sandbox-SwimTeam, migrating the same changes over to Sandbox-LEGO was pretty straightforward.
If you have a LEGO web site, this a great theme for you! You can see this theme in action on my CarolinaTrainBuilders.com web site (although I don’t do much with LEGO any more). You can download the theme from the Sandbox-LEGO theme page.
Unlike the update to Sandbox-SwimTeam, this theme update will retain your settings even so you don’t have to re-enter them. I need to migrate this same logic back to Sandbox-SwimTeam too now that I’ve figured out a solution I am happy with.
It has been a while since I touched my Sandbox-SwimTeam theme but with Swim Team season gearing up, it was time I did some maintenance as I had put it off last season. A lot has changed in WordPress since I originally put this together almost four years ago.
I have just released v3.0.360 of the theme which you can download from the Sandbox-SwimTeam theme page. This update has a lot of bug fixes, most of which bring it update to date with WordPress 3.3. The big new feature is support for WordPress Navigation menus.
Important: You will need to re-enter your theme settings! The way theme settings are stored is different from the original implementation and there is much more checking done now. The theme now properly uses the WordPress Settings API.
I had wanted to build a new theme for our Swim Team this season but time to do so is elusive. I’ve decided to do a short term fix and update Sandbox-SwimTeam which will give me some breathing room to work on a new theme over the next few months without impacting the swim team adversely.
Sandbox Swim Team is a fluid layout which has several color schemes to choose from, supports custom headers, has a facility to modify the header with CSS and is widget ready. You can find Sandbox Swim Team with some other WordPress stuff I have done on my catch all site.
I have had a couple ask recently about a demo site for wp-SwimTeam so I think I am going to set one up that people can play with. The plugin is current live on the MacDolphins web site but since that is a real team and real data, it isn’t a suitable sandbox for people to explore.
If I can set up another instance of WordPress underneath this one to demonstrate the plugin, I will make it available for play with. I am not sure how to assign new users the necessary permission to admin the demo site since that would provide them a fair amount of control over the actual WordPress install itself. Hmmm … need to think that through before I turn it on!
I was following some WordPress links today and came to Brian Gardener’s theme pages and decided to load his Revolutions Blog Theme on this site. Needs a bit more color but I do like it better than the Silver Light theme I was using. I still think I’ll end doing something with SandBox or the WP Themer Kit at some point.