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Old 06-05-2012, 18:24   #1
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Ideas for Wordpress Theme for a Blog?

Hi All,

We're just about to embark on the first part of our cruise and I am trying to set up a blog with Wordpress. Does anyone know of any good themes? Maybe with a map widget?

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Old 06-05-2012, 18:35   #2
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Re: Ideas for Wordpress Theme for a Blog?

We're using Wordpress. Using the adventure theme. Haven't found a good map widget yet. Still pretty new at it, but here's our site

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Old 06-05-2012, 19:24   #3
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Re: Ideas for Wordpress Theme for a Blog?

I'm also using wordpress. But I'm not at all artsy so I just use the plain jane theme. heck I don't even remember what they called it.

Have a look!

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Re: Ideas for Wordpress Theme for a Blog?

We use Wordpress and one of their boiler plate themes, although we modified it with a pic of our boat as the header

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We're using Wordpress. Using the adventure theme. Haven't found a good map widget yet. Still pretty new at it, but here's our site

s/v Full Monty | Keep up with us as we sail the world and its many remote places.

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Your "blue" photo goes well with the blue frame - overall, nice looking!
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Old 06-05-2012, 21:51   #6
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Your "blue" photo goes well with the blue frame - overall, nice looking!
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Old 07-05-2012, 05:28   #7
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Re: Ideas for Wordpress Theme for a Blog?

Well, I think I'll do the same and use one of the standard themes. I'll post it here when I get it up.

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I've been working on just this using Wordpress. I have played with a bunch of available map plugins and luck with Fleximap but have settled on 'WP Geo' for the moment. I'm messing about with layouts and stuff at the moment and I'm using the Responsive theme.

I've been working on a system so that I can post via email from Sailmail and so far so good.

Here is the link Tweed's World ignore most of the content I'm just messing around but if you click onto the position page you can see a map. Cheers Chris
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Hi Chris,

I ended up using the travelmap plugin. Working ok so far. I coundn't find a link to fleximaps plugin after googling.

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Re: Ideas for Wordpress Theme for a Blog?

We haven't found a good mapping program or widget

So we use Google Earth with past anchoring sites and the current position of the boat. Unfortunately you can't update it by Sailmail, so you have to wait for a good Wifi signal.

I then link it to the web site.

https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?clie...02213,0.006174
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Old 06-06-2012, 23:47   #11
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Regarding map plugins, perhaps you should consider Joomla instead of WordPress. The Joomla map plugins are generally far more advanced than that of WordPress.
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Regarding map plugins, perhaps you should consider Joomla instead of WordPress. The Joomla map plugins are generally far more advanced than that of WordPress.
Both Joomla and Drupal have a significantly higher learning curve than Wordpress does, and unless one has need for a sophisticated, multi-editor platform, Wordpress has more bells and whistles than most need.
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I ended up using twothousandeleven theme. I have been having some luck with the TravelMap plugin.

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Both Joomla and Drupal have a significantly higher learning curve than Wordpress does, and unless one has need for a sophisticated, multi-editor platform, Wordpress has more bells and whistles than most need.
Hmmmm - I'm not to sure about that.
Knowing nothing about Joomla, it took me 30 minutes to install Joomla and a whole lot of plugins. Three days later, I had a fully operational website (with content) and a seperate fully functional ecommerce website. But it obviously depends on experience/knowledge.

The Joomla map plugins can do so much more than that of WordPress.
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Re: Ideas for Wordpress Theme for a Blog?

there3 were many wordpress sites hacked --including mine--by some tunisian group of hakkers.:

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there are programmers working on the problem. i hope not many of you have experienced this problem. the site anti spy and antivirus etc program was compromised and isnot functional at present. good luck with your sites at this point.
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