New theme OULIPO has no article introducing it

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  • #509041

    5700words
    Member

    I clicked to my Dashboard > Themes and noticed that there is ane theme called OULIPO……. yet there is no mention of it in the WordPress pages. There is the article on the new Coraline theme, but not the newer OULIPO. Is it coming soon? ~Peregrine

    The blog I need help with is peregrine5700.wordpress.com.

    #509142

    Sometimes announcements are behind the curve.

    There is however a new announcement on a twitter-tweet button.

    http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2010/08/12/new-tweet-button/

    #509146

    sl1k
    Member

    Sometime they release themes before they make the announcement I checkout the new them on my test blog and I am not liking what the theme has to offer…

    #509148

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    Apparently there will be shortly, because if you activate the theme, there is a link to a WP.com News entry about it, though it is not functioning currently.

    One thing I can say right now is that the navigation in the Gallery needs some love. The previous/next links are too far down the page.

    #509149

    sl1k
    Member

    Is that a new option where they link to the article about the theme because Inove has it to Screen Capture → http://screencast.com/t/MmIzZDYxZ

    #509150

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    I think the “recently added” themes each have a link to their respective WP.com News entry about them, but you only see it once you’ve activated the theme. Check it out. :)

    #509151

    mark
    Staff

    The announcement should be later today.

    We often launch shortly before the blog post. Why? We’ve done that since 2005 and it seems to work okay :)

    #509257

    5700words
    Member

    Ok. Call my faithless, but I love to try out the new themes as they are born here in WorePress. I also love clicking onto all those Tag links just to see how the themes look and how different people use them.

    I like the clean look of Ouilipo and I applied it to my test blog (unfortunately not the same content as my main blog so I cannot get an accurate comparison) and see that there are no instructions for a picture header. I uploaded a picture (horses) and it becomes part of the topmost post, rendering both the post text and the picture ruined.

    One other thing:

    I like having a background color, but keeping the text field/background white. That is one of the plusses of my present theme (Greyzed) in my main blog.

    ~Peregrine

    #509279

    5700words
    Member

    Slikbones, I clicked on the link you posted above, but got an “It isn’t there” message. :-) ~Peregrine

    #509282

    lance
    Staff

    You folks are wonderfully keen-eyed. I love it!

    Oulipo isn’t quite ready—we will launch it first thing next Monday.

    @justjennifer is correct, all themes that have a published blog post now have a link to the post. In this case we’ll hide that link until the theme is launched Monday.

    @lornakismet I’d suggest setting the horse picture as a custom header, not a custom background. Oulipo works best with solid color backgrounds since as you say the content area does not have a background color of its own.

    #509288

    5700words
    Member

    Lance, I did indeed set the picture of the horses in the HEADER link as opposed to the Background link. There was no info for header size limitations, only a chance to Browse and Upload that which was selected.

    Oulipo looks very smart. I see that having the blog name and tagline in the left sidebar renders the text column shorter than it normally would be. The upside is that the look is chic and cool. The downside is that it steals width from the text field.

    ~Peregrine

    #509289

    5700words
    Member

    MY BAD MY BAD MY VERY VERY BAD! Lance, I was in error when I told you that I uploaded via the Header link. I just went back to make sure and ha! the Header page had the picture dimensions that the blogger must use.

    So now I will fix my picture and see what happens.

    ~Peregrine

    #509311

    tudobeleza
    Member

    I wasn’t aware it was new but perhaps that’s because I took an absence from WP for a bit. That being said, I am using Oulipo for one of my blogs and a post from this afternoon is showing up like a sticky post of sorts rather than letting my next post take its place at the top. I wonder if this is because the theme is new…

    #509326

    tudobeleza
    Member

    Nevermind, although no sticky ever enabled, I decided to delete last two posts and repost them. Hopefully this glitch will be resolved in Oulipo/WP soon.

    #509332

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    @lance: the link to the published blog post doesn’t appear until after you enable the theme. We need a link beforehand in order to read and make intelligent choices. It may not be a big deal if you’re just starting your blog, but if you are transitioning from something else, it certainly would be helpful.

    And, BTW, is there really any point in enabling it for Pressrow? http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2006/09/09/new-theme-pressrow/ You know, just saying, although I had a wonderful trip down memory lane last night at 2am reading blog entries from 2006 when stats could still be counted in 5 and 6 digits. Maybe it would be entirely better not to offer people to begin using the theme now so there are fewer problems later. Just a thought.

    #509333

    @jennifer, Pressrow is no longer available to choose in your dashboard.

    #509340

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    Oh good! Must be a very recent thing because I enabled it on my test blog last night. :)

    #509342

    Yeah, hopefully they have a warning the comes up when people try and switch away from Pressrow to try something different telling them they won’t be able to switch back. That was one of my suggestions I offered to Automattic (Matt).

    #509343

    BTW, it was Panos that discovered it was no longer in the theme listings.

    Well now I have to wait for 30 seconds or so to post this. Seems the posting delay is back for me. Happens every time the tweak the forums.

    #509400

    lance
    Staff

    And… Oulipo is now live: http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2010/08/16/new-theme-oulipo/.

    @justjennifer Thanks for the feedback on where the post links appear. It’s really just a temporary measure until we get a full Themes listing here on the Support site that lists each theme, its features, and ideas for usage. Until then we’re using that extra link as a way give a little extra information for a just-activated theme.

    @thesacredpath Thanks for your feedback as always, Rich. We’ve learned a lot of lessons this week and we’ll be doing things much differently next time around.

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