Large Footer Lust [en]

[fr] C'est décidé, je veux un large pied de page à remplir de widgets, comme ceux qu'on voit de plus en plus dans les thèmes WordPress.

It’s official. I want a large footer I can stuff full of [widgets](http://widgets.wordpress.com/), like the one I see over at [Ordered List](http://orderedlist.com/). Anybody added one to [K2](http://climbtothestars.org/archives/2006/09/09/k2/)?

Getting good at short posts, ain’t I?

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Blog Design: Big Footers [en]

[fr] Je commence à voir l'intérêt des immenses pieds de pages que l'on voit sur certains blogs, et qui servent en fait de sidebar secondaire. Je me demande s'il existe une modification du thème K2 qui offre ça (widgets à la clé, bien sûr).

Just a note to say I’m starting to see the interest of big footers with “secondary content” stuffed into them. Look at [this slightly extreme example](http://yeksoon.neusteps.com/?p=63).

Are there any K2 mods around with big bad-ass widgetised footers?

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K2 [en]

[fr] Essai d'habillage. K2 semble aussi être un bon point de départ, peut-être nécessitant moins de travail que Sandbox.

[Chris](http://factoryjoe.com/blog/) suggested that [I check out K2](http://climbtothestars.org/archives/2006/09/09/using-hatom/#comment-125799), which has been [hAtomised](http://getk2.com/2006/08/k2-plays-in-sandbox/). I have to say I like it! There might be less work starting from K2 than [from Sandbox](http://climbtothestars.org/archives/2006/09/09/the-hatomisation-of-ctts/). The only grudge I might have against K2 for the moment is that [they prefer UTW](http://getk2.com/about/) to my [Bunny Tags](http://dev.wp-plugins.org/wiki/BunnysTechnoratiTags). (Means I don’t have a lot else to complain about.)

Modifying the template for Bunny Tags and Basic Bilingual was quickly done. I quite like this Star Wars design, even though it’s not pink! Here’s a screenshot, because I guess it won’t last long…

CTTS Trying Out K2 Vader Clothing

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The hAtomisation of CTTS [en]

[fr] Un pas vers l'implémentation du microformat hAtom sur Climb to the Stars. J'ai commencé à adapter le thème WordPress Sandbox, qui est déjà tout plein de hAtom, pour que le résultat ressemble à ce que vous avez l'habitude de voir ici.

Par la même occasion, j'ai commencé à transformer ma sidebar en widgets -- c'est comme des petits blocs de construction qu'on peut ensuite assembler à sa guise, sans mettre les doigts dans le code.

Well, I’ve made good progress. Starting with the [Sandbox theme](http://www.plaintxt.org/themes/sandbox/), I imported and converted most of the CSS from my pink theme into a Sandbox skin. It’s not quite there yet.

I edited the function (provided with the theme) which generates navigation links so that it would show the few links I wanted instead of my huge list of pages. Then, there are a few things which are not in the right order in the Sandbox template for me to make them appear where I want. For example, I had to swap entry-title and entry-date so that the date of the post would float at the top right as it does here. Then, I had to add my own personal stuff: the lang attribute on the hentry div. The “other-excerpt” block, the technorati cosmos link, the tags, the trackback url at the bottom of the post. Phew.

I also installed the [widgets plugin](http://automattic.com/code/widgets/) and started converting my sidebar to [widgets](http://widgets.wordpress.com/). Great fun! But still not quite there yet either. The first difficulty was understanding that widgets are plugins and need to be activated before they appear in the widgets pool.

If you embark on a similar adventure, get the [Exec PHP widget](http://ottodestruct.com/blog/2006/04/09/fun-with-widgets/) first. You can literally paste your current sidebar into it. You’re allowed nine instances of it, once you find that you can select that number lower down on the widgets page. [Drop-down archive widget](http://tech.windsofstorm.net/wordpress/drop-archive-widget/) is nice. Sadly, [Show coComments](http://irgeek.net/projects/show-cocomments/) doesn’t seem to like apostrophes as a title, and there’s obviously something else wrong too — it worked briefly for me, but then stopped working. Didn’t manage to figure out why despite over half an hour of troubleshooting. Oh, and while I was at it, I uncovered a [small glitch in the coComment Enhancer plugin](http://www.andare.ch/blog/2006/05/cocomment-enhancer-wordpress-plugin-v12b/#comment-5817) — if your blog URL and wordpress install URLs are different, you might want to patch up your version (it’s really easy).

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