Plain Box ” HowTo”

Download plainbox v1.0 :

down PlainBoxV1.0 a demo URL: modified : 26Dec2006)

Supported Plugins & Setting:

  • flickrRSS – Allows you to integrate the photos from a flickr rss feed into your site. By Dave Kellam.

  • Get Recent Comment – Display the most recent comments or trackbacks with your own formatting in the sidebar. Visit Options/Recent Comments after activation of the plugin. By Krischan Jodies.

  • Extended Live Archives – Implements a dynamic archive, inspired by Binary Bonsai and the original Super Archives by Jonas Rabbe. Visit the ELA option panel to initialize the plugin. By Arnaud Froment.

  • Gravatar – This plugin allows you to generate a gravatar URL complete with rating, size, default, and border options. See the documentation for syntax and usage. By Tom Werner.

  • Most Popular Posts – Popular posts By Nathan Moinvaziri.

  • Noteworthy – Mark posts as ‘noteworthy’. By Jamie Saunders.

  • Quoter – Allows commenters to quote other comments (dynamically or server side if they have Javascript disabled) and any other text in a page (Javascript only). By Daniele Mancino.

  • Related Posts – Returns a list of the related entries based on active/passive keyword matches. By Alexander Malov, Mike Lu & Jon Bourne.

  • Scrobbler – Displays AudioScrobbler / webservice information (e.g. recently played tracks), on your blog using AJAXrefreshing(tm) By Florian Kriener.

  • SparkStats – Generates a Sparkline bar graph of your site posts and comments statistics. By Sean McBride

  • Ultimate Tag Warrior – Ultimate Tag Warrior is a tagging plugin, that’s heavy on tag visualisation. I Like Pi!

  • Yahoo/MSN Style Smileys – Displays Yahoo Messenger or MSN Messenger style smileys. Please deactivate ‘Convert emoticons like :-) and 😛 to graphics on display’ under Writing Options menu when using this. By Priyadi Iman Nurcahyo.

Installing :

  • Make sure you are running WordPress 2.0+.
  • Download the latest version of plainbox above.
  • Upload the plainbox folder to wp-content/themes/ on your server.
  • In your WordPress administration, go to Presentation and activate plainbox.

That’s it. You’ll find the options panel as a tab called ‘K2 Options’ in the Presentation section of the WordPress administration. After you’re up and running with plainbox, you can plug in whatever extra functionality you might want.

  1. Dallas Peters
    Mar 08, 2007
    Couldn't find an answer about it working in WP 2.1. Does it? My sidenotes will not work, Blogroll will not work, and comments will not work? Have any clue why not?? Love the theme.
  2. dpms
    Mar 06, 2007
    Wonder, wonderfull Theme. Thank you very much for your time. Now I use your theme on my side: It is not easy to specialize your theme. But I like I a lot anyway!!! When ever you finished the documentary I my be would like to localize the theme to German language. So please let me know when you finished the documentary. Have fun dennis
  3. Toto
    Feb 26, 2007
    I have a problem. 'Looking for Something ?' button does not working. How am I doing? T.T. Plz help me.
  4. peter
    Feb 24, 2007
    i would like to know on how to make this theme to show only one post in the front page?
  5. Kyoko
    Feb 24, 2007
    It'd be great if there's a support forum or something =\ I am wondering why the links I added to my blogroll don't appear under Blogroll? And how can i have "Enjoying" opened by default? I am also unsure of what Noteworthy isn't appearing on the site.
  6. Kyoko
    Feb 22, 2007
    I love this theme. How do you get the images to show up under Listening? I think that's nice.
  7. Freeza
    Feb 21, 2007
    Yeah... please! A forum would be great, then we could all get our answers and make our contribution for you to improve and fix the bugs of this great template! :D
  8. Freeza
    Feb 21, 2007
    Hey, i love your theme, actually im using it! But i detected some bugs! 1- it doesnt work properlly on Internet Explorer! on firefox its ok! 2- The Blogroller doesnt work! i added links but they dont show up! i just detected these ones till now, but i really really love the theme and hope you to have a fully funcional version soon :D
  9. David
    Feb 20, 2007
    Just like Dan and Ingo I am getting an SQL error aswell when using wordpress 2.1 to access catagories Has anyone figured out where the problem lies?
  10. Xodus
    Feb 16, 2007
    Yes a forum would be very nice. I love the theme. I still haven't figured out how to have my link images and tittle to show up at the same time in my blog roll. Like on your links page.
  11. Dan
    Feb 12, 2007
    Does this work with Wordpress 2.1? I am getting the same database error as Ingo and I am also having a problem with my About page where the headers and footers seem to only expand to 1/3 the page - staying on the left hand side.
  12. legado
    Feb 12, 2007
    Why don't you create a forum for this theme... some sort of helping desk forum will really make this sweater...
  13. Ingo Vogelmann
    Feb 03, 2007
    Wicked theme man, but can you tell me what this means? ( To be seen here: ) :'( WordPress database error: [You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near 'GROUP BY year(post_date), month(post_date), dayofmonth(post_date)' at line 1] SELECT DISTINCT post_date FROM wp_posts LEFT JOIN wp_post2cat ON (wp_posts.ID = wp_post2cat.post_id) WHERE 1=1 AND ID NOT IN (1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9) AND (post_type = 'post' AND (post_status = 'publish' OR post_status = 'private')) GROUP BY wp_posts.ID GROUP BY year(post_date), month(post_date), dayofmonth(post_date) Not Found Oh no! You're looking for something which just isn't here! Fear not however, errors are to be expected, and luckily there are tools on the sidebar for you to use in your search for what you need.
  14. Jvstin
    Feb 03, 2007
    Jay, u r always so cool!
  15. Maverik
    Jan 31, 2007
    Hi, great theme ! I hope you can answer my question: does the theme work under Wordpress 2.1? Best regards
  16. Hakkki
    Jan 24, 2007
    First of all...An awesome theme !!! Congrats Now the questions: 1. I have the same problem like Leif...I want the sidenotes only appear in their content. Not on the top of all 2. Where can I edit the background color. Only white is not so cool :p...I want to have the header and the subcontent blue, the middle part (where the articels are) white, and the sidebar light grey... That's so far...Thank you for your support !
  17. Leif
    Jan 20, 2007
    One more thing: The "Cange" button dose noe worke: Leave a Reply Welcome back Leif (Change) Can some one helpe me?
  18. Leif
    Jan 20, 2007
    HELP! How do you get a articel yust inn sidenotes and not one the topp of all articels?
  19. dobata
    Jan 19, 2007
    hey man congrats on sharing another great WP theme (y) though I prefer the jsbata, tell us if there is gonna be a new ver of it or else I'll put plainbox on the blog ;:p
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