Verdict: still buggy. Avoid.
If you use their Webmaster Tools, Google will scan your WordPress install and tell you if there’s a new version available. And to do so, Google wants you to include your current WP version back. It’s safe, apparently, even though we’re used to be told that it’s safer to hide the version number.
Me, I’ll just stick with WordPress’ own upgrade notification.
Justin Tadlock explains how to add description to your widget area. Useful.
Sophia is an elegant, minimalistic child theme for Ian Stewart’s Thematic. It’s a two column theme (right sidebar) and is based on the latest version of Thematic (0.9.5.1 as of this post).
Wait. Are You Sure You Want to Install This Theme?
Note that there’s no fancy graphics to distract your readers. No big ugly Twitter/Subscribe/whatever buttons. No Web 2.0 gradients. No abstract, colorful backgrounds. No intricately drawn icons.
Sophia is all about your content.
It wraps your ideas in tasteful typography and minimal decorations, then it gets out of the way completely.
Choose Sophia if you believe in substance over style.
Choose Sophia if you need the least friction between your reader and your writings.
Choose Sophia if you want your writing to be the main showcase, the way it should be.
Demo and Download
- Download Thematic and upload it into your theme folder.
- Download Sophia theme above and upload it into your theme folder.
- Go into your WordPress Dashboard, select Appearance and activate Sophia.
If you don’t have any idea how to upload a new theme, here’s a tutorial for you.
A Work in Progress
Sophia is a work in progress, as there are some edge cases not yet covered (some obscure CSS stylings, among other things). Feel free to comment and share your ideas below.
Also, you might want to subscribe to wplover to get further updates about Sophia. To be truthful you will probably be deluged with many WordPress-related posts before you get that update, but it’s not like it’s a bad thing, no?