Salmon WordPress Theme
- Author: Justin Shattuck
- Description: A two to three columns, blue and pink theme.
The new theme is titled, â€œsalmon,â€ because of its pink and blue color tones. I have decided to leave most of the original design style in tact. Upon uploading and activating the theme, you will need to modify sidebar.php and place your Flickr ID as well as modify header.php to include the links to your various pages within the navigation.
Theme Comments by Small Potato
Salmon is based on JustinShattuck.com’s current blog design. Recently, there have been several JustShattuck.com-inspired themes released. I’m featuring Salmon because it’s the best looking version and it’s coming straight from JustinShattuck.com.
Needless to say, I like this theme. It’s clean, spacious, and has a nice color scheme. My favorite design feature of Salmon is its search form. Call me weird, but the search form is my favorite!
Code-wise, Salmon needs a bit of work. For starter, the header has three differently links, linking back to the home page; that’s too many links pointing to the same page.
Second, the Page template isn’t styled properly; font size on the Page template is 12px instead of the home-page 11px. Also, the Page template doesn’t call for the comments form.
Third, the Comments Template function is used within an if-else statement in the index.php file to display the comments form only on Single pages. However, the single.php file or template already uses the Comments Template function. Therefore, there’s no need to place the Comments Template function within an if-else statement in the index.php.
Fourth, the middle sidebar needs the Recent Comments plugin to display properly.