Posts Tagged "Photo Frame"

Rotating Custom Header Image

Posted by on Sep 6, 2008 in About My Themes | 39 comments

Now you can customize your header image with just a few clicks of buttons! This is done with the use of the GD graphics technique. How does it work? First, I will decide which area of the header to allow custom image. Then I’ll program that section and assign a folder for you to upload your own images. How to make it work? Very simple. After you have unzipped the theme, you’ll find a folder named “custom” (for Photo Frame theme) or “photos” (for Postage Sydney theme). Simply upload your image(s) with the correct size to the folder and that image(s) will show up in the header. What is the file extension for the image? Your image should be in .jpg format. What if I upload more than 1 image? Your images will be rotated when you click refresh button a few times. As an example, look at our Photo Frame theme as shown below. As you can see, there are 3 photo frames in the header. I have programmed the theme such that you can change the image in the middle frame. I have uploaded these 2 images to the “custom” folder (for the Postage Sydney theme, upload your images to the “photos” folder) To show the second image, just click the refresh button a few times and the first image will be replaced by the second one. I even rotate and resize the uploaded images so that it fits in the middle frame nicely! What is the server requirement? To make this work, your web server should have GD Library supported. GD is an open source code library for the dynamic creation of images by programmers. To check if your server supports this feature, follow this simple instruction: Download this GD testing file Unzip the file and upload it to your server Open the file in any browser If your server supports GD, all the items should display “Yes” The server report for Templatelite can be seen here. What if my web server doesn’t support GD Library? The effect will not show up. Instead, the header image will show a default image. In the case of the Photo Frame theme, the default image is a butterfly as shown below: Themes that are currently using this effect: – Photo Frame (Recommended image size: 300×240 px and above) – Postage Sydney (Recommended image size: 180×200 px and...

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Special Font for Header Title

Posted by on Sep 5, 2008 in About My Themes | 23 comments

I have created yet another special effect for my WordPress themes! If you are tired of having the standard font style (like Arial, Verdana, Tahoma etc) for your header title, you can use my theme with special font. Take a look at my Photo Frame theme. The header title is not the standard font. Screenshot of the Photo Frame header Can I change the blog title in the WordPress admin? Definitely! In the WordPress admin, follow this process: Setting -> General. Then key in your blog title in the “Blog Title” field. What is the name of this font? Gabriel Weiss’ Friends Font. Can this font support non-english character? No. This font only supports english characters and some symbols. For the full list of characters and symbols this font can show, go to Gabriel Weiss’ Friends font detail page. Is this font copyrighted? No. I use fonts from Dafont.com. The fonts presented on Dafont.com are their authors’ property, and are either freeware, shareware, demo versions or public domain. Is it possible to change the font? Yes! To change the font, follow this instruction for changing font type: 1) Name the font of your choice to gabrwffr.ttf 2) Open /images/ folder 3) Replace gabrwffr.ttf with the font of your choice. To change the font style, open and edit this file: title-img.php Find imagettftext($im, ?size, ?degree, ?x-pos, ?y-pos, $white, $font, $text); Then replace the following value with numbers: ?size = font size ?degree = tilt degree ?x-pos = x position from the left ?y-pos = y position from the top The default value for the Photo Frame theme is: imagettftext($im, 22, 2, 20, 70, $white, $font, $text) What is the server requirement? To make this work, your web server should have GD Library supported. GD is an open source code library for the dynamic creation of images by programmers. To check if your server supports this feature, follow this simple instruction: Download this GD testing file Unzip the file and upload it to your server Open the file in any browser If your server supports GD, all the items should display “Yes” The server report for Templatelite can be seen here. What if my web server doesn’t support GD Library? The effect will not show up. Instead, the header title will show this default font: Arial, 32px Themes that are currently using this effect: – Photo...

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