Welcome to the Caffeine WordPress Theme!
Download Caffeine 0.2 – The latest version of Caffeine will always be available here.
Caffeine Demo Page – Check out an unmodified demo of the current version of Caffeine.
WordPress Home – You probably already have this.
bsuite Home – Not required but a highly recommended stats package.
Quick Install Directions
- Download Caffeine from the link above
- Unzip the .zip file
- Copy the Caffeine folder into your WordPress themes directory (wordpress_directory/wp-content/themes)
- Go to the Presentation menu of the WordPress Admin page and select Caffeine to activate the theme
Welcome to the official homepage of the Caffeine WordPress Theme by Jon Emmons. I developed this theme for use on my own page, www.lifeaftercoffee.com but after hours of work making the code more easily modifiable, trimming the style sheet and simplifying the design I decided to distribute it so others can take advantage of some of my work.
The Caffeine theme is based on the default WordPress theme. I was also inspired by the popular Connections theme by Patricia Muller. What makes Caffeine different? I have spent countless hours removing archaic ‘endif’ statements, cleaning up loops and indenting code for easier readability.
- Optimized for 1024×768
- Content viewable at 800×600 (sidebar will require scrolling)
- Search box in header
- bsuite compatible
- Author listing for multi-author sites
- Links block shows links in all categories
- Minimal images for maximum flexibility
- Admin Block for logged in users (see image right)
bsuite is a great stats plugin for WordPress by Casey Bisson. Since I use bsuite I have included the bsuite calls in the Caffeine theme, but if you’re not using bsuite don’t worry, the stats will only show if bsuite is active. If you are using bsuite, you’ll automatically get your top 10 stories in the sidebar and the story pulse in the footer of single stories. Basically, get caffeine, get bsuite, enjoy.
The admin block seen above is something I added for the site administrators. If a user is logged in and has enough privs to edit posts they will see the Administration block in the right sidebar. From there they will have a direct link to the WordPress dashboard, write a post, manage posts, moderate comments, manage links, bsuite quickstats, and logout. The number of comments awaiting moderation and the number of bsuite hits today are also displayed. If the user is viewing a single post there will also be an edit post link.
Caffeine is distributed under the Gnu General Public License (GPL). Feel free to take it and use it as you wish. I only ask that if you find something awry please let me know (via email or a comment here) so I can fix it in my theme.
Current Version: Caffeine 0.2
Well, everything. This is the first version of Caffeine! (0.1 was just the development version)
I have tested Caffeine extensively with the following configuration:
- WordPress 2.0
- bsute b2v3
It should work with other versions but don’t be too surprised if you run into some issues. If you do have problems, feel free to let me know.
- Admin and author emails exposed.
- Resizing in IE causes sidebar blocks to misalign.
Work-around: Good spam filtering (thanks gmail).
Work-around: Refresh the page and everything is fine.