I originally started creating this theme for my own guild site, and I liked the way it looked so I decided to share it.
You MUST have Twenty Ten theme, the WordPress default theme installed to use this.
To install, any version 2.1 or newer, just upload through the admin interface, or upload with FTP.
There are two index files included, one with the RSS Feeds block, one without, look in the theme folder and you’ll find an index.php without the block, just replace the current one with that.
If you plan on using the Custom Avatars For Comments plugin, upload the commentavatars Comment Avatars (34) to yoursite.com/wp-content/
Grid style page template- This can be used as a static page to show all of your posts in a grid style format. Simply select “Grid Page” from the page template menu when creating a page. It can be set as a static front page for those that want a magazine style layout.
WoWHead Tooltips- to use these, simply create a link to any item in wowheads database in your post or mage. More info on detailed links can be found here http://www.wowhead.com/tooltips
Warcraft Blue Post styled quotes – To use the wow quotes feature, use [wowquote author="Author" title="Title" url="url"]Content Here[/wowquote] in any post or page.
Item level Tags -I’ve added special tags in the css you can use to color text in your post the same color as items in game. Tags are as follows: artifact, heirloom, legendary, epic, rare, uncommon, common, poor. You can use these by using the html editor and adding for example –
this will change the font color of the item to epic item level color.
Some Item Name
RSS Feed Block- I thought some might like this, it can be disabled easily though. There is no admin options for this feature.
To change the Left RSS feed in the block simply open index.php in your theme folder. and goto line 23 where it says
$rss = fetch_feed('http://www.wowarmory.com/character-feed.atom?r=feathermoon&cn=jae&locale=en_GB'); and change the url to your own RSS feed.
To change the RSS feed in the right block, goto line 47 and change
http://blue.mmo-champion.com/rss/category/3/cataclysm?language=en to your desired RSS feed.
To change the titles of these blocks, in the same file search for Cataclysm Feed and Character Feed and change them to whatever you like.
If you do not want the RSS feed block on your site, upload the included index.php (located in the “No-RSS-Index folder) to your theme folder overwriting the current one.
Included Headers- I’ve included 9 basic headers, goto admin>appearance>headers and select one. If the new header does not apply after first installing the theme, click “remove header image” save, then select one of the headers.
Plugins used and recomended
Extended recent comments- I choose to use this comment plugin because of how easy it was to style, and the layout of the recent comments was exactly what I was looking for. I’ve added styles for this plugin in the theme, just install and go.
Download here - http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/extended-recent-comments/
Custom Avatars For Comments- This allows users to select an avatar when they make a comment instead of using the defalt gravatars. I’ve included several avatars in the “commentavatars” folder. If you plan to use this plugin, simply upload the folder to yoursite/wp-content/ directory. The plugin should work with it’s default settings. If you experience an issues with only default avatars showing, switch to Twenty Ten theme, then back again, it should fix any issues.
Download here – http://www.nkuttler.de/wordpress/custom-avatars-for-comments/
AJAX Thumbnail Rebuild- If you experience any issues with featured images not displaying properly in the posts, or images too large etc, I recomend installing this and running it. After install goto tools>rebuild thumbnails and let it run, then view your site.
Download here- http://software.breiti.cc/wordpress/ajax-thumbnail-rebuild
Some functions.php code – http://aaron.jorb.in/blog/2010/04/introducing-thirty-ten/
Grid style page code mostly from – http://www.transformationpowertools.com
Header images are from – http://worldofwarcraft.com/.
Warcraft avatars by – http://www.banthar.com
WoW Blockquotes Feature – http://www.letsgoachieve.com
1.2 Beta changes.
Styled the menu navigation a bit, added dropdown color and opacity.
Cleaned up the block quotes background image.
Changed the RSS feed in the left block to read MMO Champion by default instead of my own wowarmory.
Changed the font size for better readability.
Added a small bottom margin to the sidebar for sites without alot of content which prevents the sidebar from running down into the footer.
Added a forum page template for use with the Vanilla Forum embed plugin and my new matching forum theme.
Jan 5 2011. 2.0 Changes.
Made style changes to the menu bar.
Fixed image alignment issues.
Added next and previous links to the Grid page and fixed nav links for all other pages and posts.
Added basic theme admin with 4 layout styles.
Added better Warcraft quote style, now with source link and author.
Fixed alignment issues with RSS block and content for all layouts.
Adjusted fonts throughout the theme.
Added color to comments off link.
Fixed footer background image in IE.
Added opacity to nav menu in IE.
Fixed H2 titles in RSS block in IE.
Fix a bunch of other small things throughout the theme no one will notice.
Jan 14 2011. 2.1 Changes
Optimized all images.
Changed zip directory structure, too many people were having issues installing.
Custom avatars and theme are now 2 separate downloads.
Added box shadow effect for more areas in IE.
Jan 16 2011 2.2 Changes
Updated missing wrapper and footer background image extensions.