WP Themes: Umalas and Chipshot

Didats Triadi, an Indonesian designer, released a WordPress theme called Umalas. Great work Didats! When I visited his blog, I found a link to “another Umalas theme”. The new theme called ChipShot can be downloaded for free at blogging themes, a free blog template collection.
I downloaded the two templates. I am 10,000% sure that Umalas is originally created by Didats Triadi. When I tried to compare the stylesheet, images, I found that they are too similar, even the file names!
Well, you know who the original author of that theme. They are the same, only in different name… –sigh.

List pages in WordPress

WordPressWordPress as a great capability to handle non-blog posts. You can easily create a page, assign certain pages under parent page, and more. The next question: how to display list of pages easily?
The basic tag to produce list of pages created from your WordPress is like this:

<?php wp_list_pages(''); ?>

Using the simple code above your will have this:

<li class="pagenav">Pages
<ul>
<li class="page_item"><a href="#" title="Page name">Page name</a></li>
<li class="page_item"><a href="#" title="Page name">Page name</a></li>
<ul>
<li class="page_item"><a href="#" title="Sub page name">Sub page naem</a></li>
<li class="page_item"><a href="#" title="Sub page name">Sub page naem</a></li>
</ul>
</li>
<li class="page_item"><a href="#" title="Page name">Page name</a></li>
</ul>
</li>

How to install WordPress theme?

WordPress has a big collections of themes. And many of them are free! Isn’t it great? Of course. It is even more interesting because we can change the theme in few seconds.

Download themes

There are many sites that offer free WordPress theme. WordPress theme can be splitted into three major types: basic theme, advanced themes, and widget-friendly themes.

  • Basic themes — This is a standard theme. If you new to WordPress, you will find that the theme files are easy to understand. Learn from this type of themes.
  • Advanced themes — If you install this theme, you will have some additional settings for your spesific theme (when it is activated).
  • Widget-friendly themes — Using this theme, you can easily modify your theme, and attach some WordPress widgets

When your blog hosted at wordpress.com get suspended

I just read what Harry Sufehmi wrote on his blog. It is about Luthfi Assadad’s blog which was suspended. His blog is hosted by WordPress.com. It’s back now.
In his email, Lutfi found that he got his blog suspended. Then, he tried to login, but failed. After resetting the password (which worked fine), he could log in to his control panel. But, he did not see his blog again. In short, it has been suspended (and terminated).
WordPress.com account suspended
This is bad. Really bad situation. Lutfi had no idea about the reason(s) why he got this blog suspended. It is said that his blog broke the WordPress.com Terms of Service. But, which terms? I do not know Lutfi personally. So, I am not sure about what Lutfi wrote in his blog. And, if Lufti did break the WordPress.com TOS, then it is not WordPress.com’s fault. WordPress is famous for its features, easiness, and community supports. I am sure that they do this (suspending an account) for a reason. And, it must be a good reason.
I jumped into #wordpress IRC chat room. And I passed the situation there. Then I got a to WordPress.com FAQ: My blog has been suspended. It is said that:

Blogs are suspended if they are found to be in breach of the TOS.
We do not contact you first to ask that content be modified or removed.
You cannot have that blog name back.
You cannot have the blog content back.
We take the TOS very seriously and act on every feedback we get to check out possible breaches.
We want wordpress.com to be a pleasant and safe environment for all our users.

In short, if your blog hosted at WordPress is gone… it means gone.
Added later: There is a discussion thread over WordPress Support forum about this. You can try to search using “suspended” as the keyword for more threads.
Update: His blog is back. You can read his entry.

WordPress 2.1 Ella

WordPress 2.1 (release name: Ella) is ready for public. This release includes over 550 bug fixes. A week ago, 2.0.7 was released. Two weeks ago, 2.0.6. If you want to get the latest features (and WordPress technology), your WP should be upgraded.

WordPress 2.0.7

Last week, WordPress 2.0.6 was released. Now, if you have upgraded your WordPress to 2.0.6, it is recommended to upgrade to 2.0.7.

WordPress 2.0.6

If you’re WordPress users, you can now download the newest release: WordPress 2.0.6.

Laila for WordPress theme

If you’re using Laila Theme for WordPress, I have updated the theme. Some bugs have been fixed. The demo page is ready too.

WordPress 2.0.5

WordPress 2.0.5 has been released. Here are the changes. Okey, grab the latest version now.

WordPressExport

WordPressExport is a plugin written for Apple’s iPhoto which automates the process of getting your photos onto your WordPress blog.

WordPress Theming

Secrets of WordPress Theming

WordPress 1.2 goes to party

Here is the beef. Blame them for more features. Complete features can be found at WordPress Wiki.
Me? Yap, I just tried it. And I use it for my other weblog. I will let you now later :) Great job!

Migrating from b2 to WordPress 1.0.1

I tried to make a documentation about b2 Cafelog migration to WordPress 1.0.1.
First, do a standard pre-install actions. (Refer to WordPress Readme)

Now, this is what I did when migrating from b2 Cafelog to WordPress 1.0.1.