Tag Archives: Themes

Vanilla Default Theme Updated

Say hello to the new Vanilla Default MEGA theme!

We know how much you love the default theme, so we decided to add a few, actually 6 new styles code named: Big City, Lemon Sea, Old Tyme, Poppy, Terminal, Grey, and of course the original Blue, to choose from.

I designed these new Vanilla Default themes around some colorful and creative color themes from Kuler, a really great site for exploring, creating, and sharing color themes.

The new Vanilla Default


Theme Options

The new Theme Options feature allows you to customize additional options like color styles. For example, when you apply the new Vanilla Default theme you will notice a link to the Theme Options page. You can also find the Vanilla Default Options link on the left Menu Panel under Appearance.

Once on the Theme Options page apply the style of your choice and click save. That’s it, simple and easy!

For more information on Theme Options see the tutorial.

New Theme: Minalla

I’m very happy to finally release this MEGA theme that includes 5 colour options. When I was designing Minalla Yellow, which has been available on VanillaForums.com since the re-launch about 2 weeks, I had intended it to be available in Red, Green, Blue, and Grey, but our theme options feature was not ready. Thanks to Todd’s hard work I can now release this theme and many more MEGA themes to come.

The new Minalla

Theme Options

The new Theme Options feature  allows you to customize additional options like color styles. For example, when you apply the new Minalla theme you will notice a link to the Theme Options page. You can also find the the Minalla Options link on the left Menu Panel under Appearance.

Once on the Theme Options page apply the style of your choice and click save. That’s it, simple and easy!

For more information on Theme Options see the tutorial.

How to use Theme Options

Some Vanilla themes can be customized with additional options if they have a Theme Options page. Theme Options can include: color styles, text areas, and images.

*This feature is available to all members.

What we will cover

Lets begin!

Locating Theme Options

There are 2 ways to locate the Theme Options within the dashboard.

  1. On the left Menu Panel under Appearance click on (Theme Name) Options. Or,
  2. Inside of Themes you will notice a ‘Theme Options’ link next to your Current Theme screenshot

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Inside of Theme Options

The Theme Options Page

Once inside of Theme Options you will be able to customize whatever options *this theme has. For example, the new Vanilla Default theme now has 7 color styles to choose from.

Other themes like rounder have customizable text areas

Enjoy your new options and keep checking the blog for new customizable themes to come!

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New Themes on VanillaForums.com

I’m very happy to announce the release of 5 new themes for VanillaForums.com users. If you have been a member for a while then you know how epic this is!

I’ve been hard at working designing themes and this is only the beginning of many more to come. I hope to release a handful more over the next few months.

What’s been added

iVanilla

The iVanilla theme is a Mac style theme inspired by Nick La’s WordPress theme ( www.ndesign-studio.com/demo/wordpress/ )

Light Grunge

The Light Grunge theme is a simple grungy theme that uses minimal textures.

Minalla Yellow

The Minalla Yellow theme is a minimalist theme , yellow is one of 5 (coming soon) colors.

Rounder

The Rounder theme is based on the devLAB Montreal site (http://www.devlabmtl.org ).

Simple

The Simple theme is, well, Simple :)

Please let me know what you think of these themes, if you are experiencing any problems with theme, or if you would like to suggest a theme.

You can also get a sneak peak at themes to come in our flickr pool.

Enjoy!