I am sorry that this took so long, and feel honored that some people were actually waiting for this.
Please note: It is entirely possible that this version 3.0 has errors. It is a complete rewrite. A version 3.1 may have to follow after I collected enough feedback/error reports etc.
Upgrading from Atahualpa 2 or other versions: Atahualpa 3’s directory name is “atahualpa3” and the option names start with “bfa_ata_”. That means that you can run your existing and this new version of Atahualpa simultaneously. Upload and activate Atahualpa 3 like another, new theme.
In the theme preview screen in the WP admin area Atahualpa 3 may look broken, it works fine “on air” though. I will fix this in 3.1.
At wp262.bytesforall.com and wp27b2.bytesforall.com you can preview the theme but I never intended to change too much on the outside. Use Atahualpa 3 and its 20+ admin pages as a base for your own theme creation.
I opened a forum, too and would like to take the theme discussions over there. Even with threading and paging the comments get confusing. Registration takes only about 20 seconds
Version 3.0 has several bugs. See current state. Feel free to download and preview the theme but a fixed version 3.1 is coming Dec 19th 2008
UPDATE: 3.1.7 released – CLICK HERE for the new version
Atahualpa 3 is a WordPress Theme Framework that mimics the look of Atahualpa 2.2 in its default configuration.
- Works (well) on all popular browsers with at least 0.5% market share, as of Nov 2008, Hitslink Browser Market Share
- FIXED width, FLUID width and HYBRID width (fluid width with min/max width boundaries)
- WP 2.7 ready: Fully working threaded and paged comments
- Drop down menus for pages and categories
- Localized frontend and backend. A atahualpa.pot file is included however no actual translations are included at this time.
- Turn each sidebar on/off based on page type (Home, Category, Page, Single, Archives…), page (ID) or category (ID).
- Works well for publishing CODE i.e. with WP Syntax. Code areas get a fluid width and will use all available space but not expand the layout, avoiding horizontal scrollbars as long as possible.
- Handles oversized content very well: Oversized images (oversized for the given growser viewport) get resized and unbreakable strings (extreme long words or other strings without any space) get wrapped – even in fluid layouts. (In Firefox 2 a long string will overflow, in Firefox 3 it’ll wrap if it contains a non-alphanumeric character.)
- 4 custom widgets included: Recent Comments, Popular Posts, Popular Posts In This Cat, Subscribe (NEW)
- Subscribe widget with integrated Feedburner “Subscribe by Email” form
- Over 100 configuration options: Build unique section headings, bylines and footers for posts and pages, configure the site footer, the \”read more\” tag, the next/previous navigation and many more.
- Style every area of the layout with borders, colors, fonts and spaces without ever caring about the not so funny layout related side of CSS.
- HTML/CSS Inserts: Insert code into the website, such as Google Analytics or your own CSS styles, without editing the theme.
- Styled tables, plus zebra stripes and hover effect for rows for all or individual tables.
- Styled form input fields and buttons, plus focus effect and pre-filled text for form fields.
- Header image(s) now optionally clickable, this will add an invisible clickable layer over the image
- All header image effects can be combined (Opacity, Overlayed Blog Title, Clickable)
- Plug & play for the plugins Subscribe to Comments, Paged Comments, LMB Box Comment Quicktags, WP-PageNavi, WP-Email, WP-Print, WP-PostViews and
Sociable. Tested with WP Super Cache, WP Cache 2 and WP-Syntax.
Fixed or improved:
- Menus in the sidebars had an inconsistent look across browsers depending on whether list elements had one link, one link with text or several links (recent comments).
- Almost all CSS styles in an external file now and not in header.php anymore
- Less files: No page.php, single.php, archives.php, archive.php, search.php, sidebar.php, sidebar2.php etc… Almost everything is in index.php now for easier maintenance.