PrimePress Theme

No, I’m not switching to the PrimePress theme for this blog, partly because PrimePress isn’t available at WordPress.com, mainly because I’m happy with Simpla and what I’ve done with it. But I have gone with PrimePress the last few times I’ve started a new blog.

The image is from the WordPress (.org) page for PrimePress. It’s large enough to show two of the things I like best about PrimePress. First, it’s clean and uncluttered.

Second, PrimePress has a custom header, but not one that hogs a lot of above the fold screen real estate. I like the images that come with the theme (PrimePress rotates header images), although I’ve replaced them for some blogs (e.g., Android Icon).

Then there are some things I don’t like, most of which I’ve addressed in order to use PrimePress at WanderNote (see, for example, my personal blog there). The one thing I really really don’t like is the way PrimePress uses a smaller font for links than for regular text. There’s only one thing I really don’t like: PrimePress makes link text smaller than other text. I fixed that by removing the “.entry-content” lines toward the end of the CSS.

Also in the CSS file was the specification of funny arrow bullets for certain list widgets (e.g., recent posts). I searched for “bullet” and found the lines to take out.

I don’t like the Subscribe box above the sidebars. I got rid of it by removing from sidebar.php the line that includes subscribe.php.

I wish that the header images could be managed from the WordPress Dashboard, rather than having to be managed as files. That might make PrimePress a stronger candidate for inclusion at WordPress.com.

Anyway, thanks to Ravi Varma for designing PrimePress and making it available under the GPL. I can see from the PrimePress post at his blog that the theme has many other fans.

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