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Auld

Overview ↑ Back to Top

Auld is a revolutionary Tumblr-like WordPress theme that allows you to very easily publish snippets of content, whether they be images, videos, audio, articles, quotes or links.

After you have installed the theme you will have a custom coded Tumblog publishing form accessible right from your WordPress dashboard, allowing you to publish content much quicker than using the default WordPress post publishing pages.

Your posts will then be arranged and styled according to their type of content.

Important installation note ↑ Back to Top

Please note there is an important first step after installing the Auld theme. You need to navigate to Settings > Permalinks and click on the “Save Changes” button, even if you haven’t made any changes. This is to register the custom taxonomies used in the Auld theme.

Navigate to Settings > Permalinks. Click on "Save Changes" to register the custom post types.

Explaining the “Tumblog” taxonomy

Once you have installed the Auld theme it creates a new option in the WordPress backend under the “Posts” panel. You will now see “Tumblogs”. This is new functionality, thanks to WordPress 3.0 that allows you to create a new type of post.

Custom taxonomies are useful when developing/customizing themes as you can create custom templates for specific taxonomies, i.e. we could have a specific template for blog posts, and a specific template for tumblog posts.

Auld Tumblogs Taxonomy

As can be seen above the “Tumblogs” taxonomy is different to categories. You can now assign a post to certain taxonomies AND categories, so it can be very specifically filed away in the archives.

Using the Tumblog dashboard facility ↑ Back to Top

Once you have setup your categories, as documented above, you can now start using your Tumblog dashboard publishing facility to publish content.

The dashboard tumblog widget once Auld has been activated

Publishing content using this is quite self-explanatory. Click on the button of the type of content you are wanting to publish and then fill in the fields with the corresponding content. Once you hit the “Submit” button the post will be published to your website. Easy as that!

The advanced options of the Tumblog dashboard

When you click this an area will load below the editor which will allow you to set the Post Status, Post Date/Time, assign the post to multiple categories and to multiple tumblog taxonomies (it is by default assigned to the relevant tumblog type). This is great for using the Dashboard Tumblog widget to draft posts and post date them even.

The advanced options expanded.

The Tumblog Setup ↑ Back to Top

As mentioned above once the Auld theme has been activated most of the implementation of the custom taxonomy takes place behind the scenes. There is one theme option under the “Tumblog Setup” panel. With Auld you can replace the default WordPress RSS feed it creates for your blog posts with a custom RSS feed that shows all your tumblog posts, and their associated images, audio, video. It’s as easy as ticking a checkbox to set it up.

The Tumblog theme option

Custom Auld widgets ↑ Back to Top

This theme includes 1 widgetized sidebar and 5 custom widgets that you can add to any of them.

  • Woo – Flickr
  • Woo – Twitter Stream
  • Woo – Adspace Widget
  • Woo – Search
  • Woo – Blog Author Info
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