Download: Pink October WordPress theme

11/05/06: The Pink October theme has been updated. Please see the October Special download page for a widgetized version including miscellaneous HTML/CSS tweaks. Comments are now closed.

Seeing as though my initial motivation to go “pink” for the month of October was brought about by the announcement of the Pink for October initiative, I thought it best to assist others in spreading awareness during the month of October [and beyond].

Pink October WordPress theme

At the end of the day, I decided that the good within each of us would do what felt right. Additionally, although the fight against Breast Cancer is a widely discussed topic, there are those that may not believe in supporting the cause.

For those that feel the urge to donate towards a worthy cause, check out the Susan G. Komen donation page. For those who would rather contribute towards further development of the theme, feel free to send donations securely via Paypal.

About & Legal

Although there are no monetary requirements in order to run the Pink October WordPress theme on your own hosted WordPress installation, I reserve the right to request that any credits concerning the originating source be retained and that any distributions of the theme be limited to 5thirtyone.com. I also request that for the month of October, the header introduction concerning Breast Cancer Awareness month and the Pink for October initiative remain intact through the end of the month.

Download

Pink October was created to be a lean, mean, database light WordPress theme with a considerable number of advertising placement opportunities. Consider reading through the included readme for any dependency issues or important notes concerning the use of the Pink October distribution.

5ThirtyOne Pink October
download package

  • 11/5/06: Updated theme release to October Special – available in multiple color schemes. Includes HTML/CSS tweaks. Visit the October Special download page.
  • 10/9/06: Updated the download header.php to include wp_head(); which fixes certain plugin issues.

Questions & Bugs

  • What about the included sponsor links, what am I to do with those? – The sponsor links are optional links included with the theme which serve as content placeholders. Feel free to remove links, the only link I ask users to retain is the footer link giving 5thirtyone.com credit for the theme.
  • What’s the leaflet in the footer, can I use it? – The leaflet signifies that this blog is a member of the 9rules network. Do not lift the leaflet graphic for your own use.

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Discuss - 72 Comments

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  3. Thank you very much for this theme. I love it.

    I do wonder how can I add a ‘More…’ link to each post, since people might not realize that they need to click on the post’s title to view the rest of the entry -just like I did-

    Again, thanks for the theme, and possible reply to this post.

  4. Derek says:

    Just one question for your pink october theme: Is it widgetready?

    At this time, the Pink October theme is not widget ready.

  5. Lea says:

    Hi Derek,

    I am always deeply impressed by your beautiful artwork! Thank you for your themes!

    Just one question for your pink october theme: Is it widgetready?

    Thanks in advance.

  6. Lea says:

    Hi Derek,

    okay, I think I don’t need it widget ready for it’s just an awsome theme nevertheless and offers all I need. As I am a very newbie in coding with php and not even better with my poor css-knowledge, I wanted to ask how exactly I could replace the pink october part with a header-image and if I had to consider a special size of the image, too.

    Your help will be really appreciated,
    thanx from Berlin!

  7. Lea says:

    Hi Derek,
    me again.. if you are interested to visit my site, I would be very happy. As you could see I figured out somehow how to put in a headergraph. But whatever I try in my css, I can’t get the image to be centered (even not with this background-postion: center; thing. What I want to realize is a headergraph over the whole width of the page but I just don’t know how to do it.

    Hope not to bother you with my asking for a little help. Thanx,
    Lea

  8. Sprons says:

    Hi Derek,
    me again.. if you are interested to visit my site, I would be very happy. As you could see I figured out somehow how to put in a headergraph. But whatever I try in my css, I can’t get the image to be centered (even not with this background-postion: center; thing. What I want to realize is a headergraph over the whole width of the page but I just don’t know how to do it.

    Hope not to bother you with my asking for a little help. Thanx,
    Lea

    Try margin: 0 auto; or background: #5f5f5f url(images/unke.jpg) center;

    Hope it helps.

  9. Lea says:

    Try margin: 0 auto; or background: #5f5f5f url(images/unke.jpg) center;

    Hope it helps.

    No, I tried both but it didn’t work. I guess I din’t realize yet which part of the header was equivalent to its part in the css. Need to try a little more around. Thx anyway for the try 🙂

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  11. Glenn Wolsey says:

    Hi Derek, how do I change the colour of the small arrow in the top of the design. I’ve found out how to change the colour of the larger space in the header, but not the smaller arrow.

    Glenn

  12. Derek says:

    [quote comment=”12685″]Hi Derek, how do I change the colour of the small arrow in the top of the design. I’ve found out how to change the colour of the larger space in the header, but not the smaller arrow.[/quote]

    You’ll have to recolor (adjusting hues in Photoshop) the content-wrapper.gif or recreate one to match. Look in the images folder. The graphic dimensions are 920×25. Technically you could just create the arrow and position it with CSS rather than recreating the 920px image.

  13. Glenn Wolsey says:

    Cheers Derek. One more thing, in your Possibly Related posts plug-in under the posts, how are you making the links appear on separate lines? They are all appearing together for me.

  14. Derek says:

    [quote comment=”12708″]Cheers Derek. One more thing, in your Possibly Related posts plug-in under the posts, how are you making the links appear on separate lines? They are all appearing together for me.[/quote]

    Not sure how you have your related posts setup on your site, but here’s my PHP & CSS:

    <div id="related_posts"><h3>Possibly Related</h3><ul id="related"><?php related_posts(); ?></ul></div>

    #related_posts {margin: 2em 0 0 0;}
    #related_posts h3 {border-bottom: 1px solid #ddd; padding: 5px 0 4px 0; border-top: 1px solid #aaa; text-align: right;}
    ul#related {margin: 0; list-style: none;}
    #related li {margin: 0; line-height: 2em; border-bottom: 1px solid #ddd;}

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