Exc-el blogs – new WordPress themes available

Blue Moon screenshotExc-el bloggers now have more themes to choose from.

Choosing the blog theme is important to developing a sense of ownership, particularly among student bloggers. We’ve been on the lookout for some more themes that would be attractive to students, and these additions include some that will help, such as this one, Blue Moon, by Stephen Reinhardt.

Regulus in particular will probably be a popular choice.  As well as offering a choice of 8 header images, and 6 colour schemes, it permits bloggers to use their own header image. Even better, it includes instructions on how to make your image the right size.Regulus 2.2

The new themes added also include:

A theme pack from Farms is the basis of these additions. It contains a range of widget-friendly themes that have been modified to be suitable for WordPress Multi-User. Where a theme was already installed, no change has been made.

3 thoughts on “Exc-el blogs – new WordPress themes available”

  1. I’ve now tried Regulus and found it amazingly easy to make my own header picture. I’m not sure I like the background colours & the text is a bit pale, but maybe that’s just being picky. I also put on FlickrSpinner and had someone else’s photos (Tessa’s, I think) spinning around for a while until I found the Reload Photo Cache button.

  2. FlickrSpinnr stores copies of the images in a cache directory, and because it’s being shared across this multi-user WordPress system we’re getting an element of surprise in the photos that show up… no-one seems to mind too much, but it’s not ideal. Maybe I should see if I can come up with a better arrangment?

  3. Hi Dave I seem to have the flickr spinner working on my blog. At first it was showing guineapigmum’s photo’s.
    What I did was clear the cache then put in my own details, then saved the changes even though a message came up on the page saying the details had already been saved.

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