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    Wordpress K2 Scout Style

    I have decided to release the [URL="http://getk2.com/"]K2[/URL] style for Wordpress, as previously used on my District's website.

    This is not a complete Wordpress theme, you need to download [URL="http://getk2.com/"]K2[/URL] first.

    [B]Installing
    [/B][LIST=1][*][URL="http://getk2.com/"]Download and install K2[/URL], uploading the files into wp-content/themes as usual[*][URL="hhttp://matthewhiggins.org.uk/2009/10/wordpress-theme/archive/"]Download this style[/URL], unzip it, and upload the 'Scouting' folder to wp-content/themes/k2/styles/[*]In K2 Options, choose 'Scouting' from the list of 'Style'[*]That should be it, visit your site to see the style in action[/LIST]

    This is all in one CSS file and can be used without any modifications to code. There are images included, however it works fine without them.

    I strongly recommend;
    [LIST][*]Inserting the Scout Association logo, in the normal colours, as an HTML-based widget at the top of the sidebar[*]Using a photograph as the 'custom header image', which you can set from within the K2 configuration. If you don't, it appears in the corporate purple with the title in white.[/LIST]

    This will work with any number of columns set in K2 Options, and with all of the options K2 includes, including AJAX commenting, and advanced navigation.

    [B]You can download the style from [URL="http://matthewhiggins.org.uk/2009/10/wordpress-theme/archive/"]matthewhiggins.org.uk/2009/10/wordpress-theme/archive/[/URL], and K2 from [URL="http://getk2.com/"]getk2.com[/URL][/B]

    Any problems, please post in this support forum!
    Last edited by matt2501; 17-10-2009 at 06:05 PM.
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    Hi I have downloaded the K2 theme but cant see it on the available themes in the dashboard - Please Help.

    Cheers Chris

    My web address is [url]www.harrietshamandlenhamscouts.org.uk[/url]
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    [quote=Chris Doll;112359]Hi I have downloaded the K2 theme but cant see it on the available themes in the dashboard - Please Help.

    Cheers Chris

    My web address is [URL="http://www.harrietshamandlenhamscouts.org.uk"]www.harrietshamandlenhamscouts.org.uk [/URL][/quote]

    I've looked in your file structure, as your escouts hosted

    What did you do with your default theme?

    Currently your site is white.

    If you pm me a admin login I can have a look

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    Whilst its a new site

    The following site uses this theme:

    [url]http://www.gibraltar.sesscouts.org.uk/[/url]

    Thanks Matthew

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    [quote=Richard;112360]I've looked in your file structure, as your escouts hosted

    What did you do with your default theme?

    Currently your site is white.

    If you pm me a admin login I can have a look[/quote]

    Okay, fixed that one.

    DO NOT DELETE any default themes, Just add K2 and the Scouting element as described, activate and configure

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    Safemode

    Cheers for sorting that Richard

    Next minor issue is that I tried to upload an image to my new WP site and it tells me I cant as in safe mode - from what I can gather I need to ask you the host to change the permission in PHP?

    I am trying to download a gallery plug in and include images in my pages.

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    I will let someone else confirm this, but I think safe mode needs to be left alone for security reasons.

    May I suggest a different gallery plugin?
    Wordpress has support for galleries built in, so they are embedded as parts of posts or pages. This, combined with [URL="http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/cleaner-gallery/"]Cleaner Gallery[/URL] to make it look nicer is, in my opinion, all you need!
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    Safe mode disabled on the site.

    Safe mode in itself is becoming a bit long in the tooth and we have security else where.

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    sidebar

    I know this is going to sound really dum. But how does he get all of the sidebar to works. It's all nice and neet, but when i go to add a widget to the sidebar it wipes everything. Is there a special plugin that i should have?

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    I'm not sure about your specific case, however I would recommend that you install the [URL="http://kaytwo.googlecode.com/files/k2-sbm.zip"]K2 Sidebar Manager Plugin[/URL].

    This is slightly more powerful and easier to use than the one built in to Wordpress. It also allows you to specify which widgets appear on which pages.

    Have a go using that, and let me know if you are still stuck.
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    [QUOTE=matt2501;113046]I'm not sure about your specific case, however I would recommend that you install the [URL="http://kaytwo.googlecode.com/files/k2-sbm.zip"]K2 Sidebar Manager Plugin[/URL].
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    Ive already tried that but it comes up with the error message:
    Fatal error: Cannot redeclare class K2SBM in /home/content/u/c/3/uc3codes/html/hosting/blaydon/wp-content/themes/k2/app/classes/sbm.php on line 26

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    [QUOTE=Chopwell's yeti;113053]Ive already tried that but it comes up with the error message:
    Fatal error: Cannot redeclare class K2SBM in /home/content/u/c/3/uc3codes/html/hosting/blaydon/wp-content/themes/k2/app/classes/sbm.php on line 26[/QUOTE]

    ditto...


    this might be a safe mode thing...

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    Safe mode

    Personally i don't think it's a safe mode issue as i'm running the site on my personal website. [url]http://beta.blaydondistrict.org.uk[/url] but it's being hosted thanks to godaddy.

    This is just down to the fact that im running out of storage space on :escouts:

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    Hi,
    Does anyone still have a copy of this as i was hoping to use it for my Explorer website and the link appears to be dead.
    Thanks,
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    I do, PM me an e-mail address and I'll send it to you.

    I'll get it back up online too!
    Matthew

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