WordPress is a wonderful blogging platform. The only trouble with it is that it is a bit addictive, once you start tweaking it. Well, it got me hooked, and I ended up writing a few plugins and themes. Here they are, just in case you want to use them.
- Easy AdSenser: Take control of Google AdSense on your blog posts.
- Easy LaTeX: Display math in your posts by typing in LaTeX code.
- Theme Tweaker: Tweak your theme color scheme with no CSS/PHP editing.
My theme, Unreal Dark, is an astrophysical theme using a public domain NASA picture with cyan trimmings. I have a two variants of it as well: Unreal Light and Unreal Sepia. I also have another fun theme called Unreal Nebula.
- High level of SEO. The html header, metatags, description, title etc are optimized for high page ranking.
- Fully tested on IE6, IE7 and FireFox 3.
- Widgetized. You can easily manage the sidebar using a drag-and-drop interface.
- AttachPDF() function provided to show a link to a printed/pre-print/published version of your post.
- amazon() function provided for easy inclusion of Amazon Associate links. (Please edit scripts.js to ensure the right affiliate ID.)
- WP-EMail integrated (all posts have two email links).
- Please send me an email if you would like more information on the theme.
“Planetary Nebulas–Fast Winds from Dying Stars” is a public domain image from Chandra/NASA/STScI and is used with permission.
Credit: Xray: NASA/CXC/RIT/J. Kastner et al.
Optical/IR: BD +30 & Hen 3: NASA/STScI/Univ. MD/J. P. Harrington.
NGC 7027: NASA/STScI/Caltech/J. Westphal and W. Latter.
Mz 3: NASA/STScI/Univ. Washington/B. Balick.
Copyright statement: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/image_use.html
Feel free to download the Unreal Themes. [Includes Unreal Dark, Unreal Light and Unreal Sepia. Unreal Nebula will be available for download shortly.] You may want to edit single.php, header.php and scripts.js in the theme folder to customize.