The Arthemia Free theme (View the live demo for wordpress here) has been ported to Drupal.

A note: This is NOT the Arthemia Premium theme as that is a commercial theme that is not available under the GPL. The Arthemia Free theme is available under the GPL and that is what I have ported, along with making some changes along the way.

Along the way of porting, many things have been changed, hopefully for the better.

Features

  • Two column design, but can be used as a single column site too
  • drop down menu for the primary links
  • 10 User configurable regions
  • Some of those regions can be combined to use the full width of the page.
  • Improved readability of the main content.
  • local.css - Dislike anything about the theme? Simply drop a local.css file into the theme folder to override any preset css settings.
  • Ability to list upto 5 categories/points in a horizontal ribbon.
  • All the standard Drupal goodness has been preserved allowing you to freely move blocks around, change the logo and much more.
  • Admin section is both useable and looks good - Too many other themes ignore such a vital part of the site expecting the admin to have a separate admin theme. That should be an option, not a necessity, so the admin section is themed well in this theme.

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First comment.

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A second comment, for display purposes.

Will there be also a drupal 7 theme release later this year?
I am asking because I like this theme a lot but I don't want to change themes too often. Thanks for reading.

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I do plan on supporting Drupal 7 with it.

Thank you for clarifying. :)

I have another question. Navigation links in the sidebar look different than in content bottom. I assume that the navigation css does not really work within the sidebar block.

See screenshot: http://i43.tinypic.com/2ih9ly8.png

Besides, do want bugs or feature requests to be posted here or at drupal.org?

Again, thank you for this great theme.

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Thanks for that link. Interesting problem - I will need to see what can be done.

As for place to file bug reports - where ever you are more comfortable. I plan to stay on top of things in both places, but things are easier to track in the issue queue so in some cases I will create the necessary issue queues myself if not created by others.

Thanks for the quick reply.

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I have committed a fix for this - not perfect but it does until a better solution is found.

in style.css, I have replaced .pager li with the following:

.pager li {
padding: 2px!important;
margin:10px 2px!important;
text-decoration: none;
border: 1px solid #C8DBEA!important;
color: #3c78a7;
background-color: #EDF3F8;
background-image:none!important;
}

/* Hack to show the pager properly in blocks - not perfect as it is no longer centered */
.block .pager li {
float:left;
}

The primary links dropdowns only seem to work if you are on the page the child menu items are linking to...

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They seem to work properly here (see the va va voom menu item up top).

Have you got the latest dev version of the theme?

Also, in the menu settings, make sure that the menu items with children have the expanded checkbox checked.

Very nice theme port...thank you for your time in doing it and releasing it to everyone....

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Thanks for the screenshots - both should now be fixed in the CVS with the next dev release in approx 12 hours picking them up.

The only obvious bug left is the drop down menus not working on IE6, after which I can consider making a 1.0 release. Any help with fixing it would be much appreciated.

Hello, sure I'm not understanding something since I'm pretty new with Drupal.
But how can I create a block to display the Headline post? Should I use a category, a content-type or what?

Thankyou for any help.

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There are many ways to accomplish what you want - The way I would to it is to use Views and either Nodequeue or flag - with nodequeue being the easier solution as you will not need to "unflag" content, just set the maximum allowed in the nodequeue.

With Nodequeue create a queue for featured items - make it contain one node. Then in views create a block for it and in the block admin page, move the block to the headline region.

A third option would be to have a taxonomy set up and use a keyword from there to let views pick a featured item.

Play around with them modules, and they are fairly powerful.

Two questions if I may.

1. How does one enable 5 categories/points in a horizontal ribbon you have in the middle block?

2. By default is the theme detecting external links (inserting extlink.png) or is that a module?

Thanks for your work. I've been trying out themes for weeks and this is by far the best for Drupal.

Cancel question #1. Just saw the other post from B van Leeuwen had his solutions for displaying ribbons in a block.

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The external links are detected via the extlink module.

How does the navigation look if we limit the # of nodes on the front page content feed?

Btw, great work with the theme. I'm leaning toward switching to this for my production site. Keep up the good work! (Do you have a donate button?)

-QN

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There should not be any problem with limiting the number of nodes - I have tested this on a test site with the nodequeue module limiting the number of nodes on the site's front page to 5.

I am considering adding some jquery to make sure the columns are of equal height, but no idea yet how that will work in practice.

As for a donate button, I have just added a donate block in the sidebar. Thanks for asking.

This theme worked brilliantly for me. Thank you so much.

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Wow, I like how you changed the colours to something much brighter! It looks good.

It seems that in the latest version of Firefox - the drop down menus are still showing sub-pages expanded as opposed to waiting for a mouse over.....

What a great theme, thanks so much for your hard work, appreciated! By the way, your donation button seems to work fine ;)

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Thank you - it is very much appreciated!

How come Tags/Taxonomy terms don't show up in teasers and in the nodes?

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It was a conscious decision - you can change this by modifying node.tpl.php - line 66 reads as:

<?php if ($terms && !$teaser): ?>

just modify that to

<?php if ($terms): ?>

and the tags will show.

Is there a way to have the node author's comments appear as a different color from all other comments? If not, how about users in group 'Admin' comments another color?

Anyone have an answer to #28?

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You will need to modify comment.tpl.php and compare the $comment->uid with the $node->uid to see if they match. (or put something in template.tpl.php to do this there).

as for roles, afaik, that is also loaded in the uyser load, so you simpyl need to print the roles in the css on line 30 on comment.tpl.php and then add the css to theme them appropriately.

EDIT - fixed post to take in suggestion from http://wesleybailey.com/articles/how-to-highlight-author-comments-drupal

Hi Michael,

Congratulation, this is by far the best theme I ever seen to Drupal. I'm trying to use it in a new website I'm develloping.

But I'm getting trouble to populate the headline like this example. I have used a view to create a block, ok. But it appears ugly, without the hover effect you have here.

How can I format a view to get the same output as you?

Thanks in advanced!

Best regards

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You might need to have a look at the css to decide how it should all be - the background and hover effects for the category ribbon are all in a separate css file in the theme directory.

PS I am NOT Michael - he is the original author of this theme for Wordpress - I ported it to drupal and made a few changes too.

I've created two Taxonomy's for Tags and Categories. When displayed, both are on the same line mixed in with one another. Is this common behavior of Drupal, or something that can be changed int the theme?

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It is common behaviour but it can also probably be altered to what you want through some theme functions. You will just need to investigate how.

Are breadcrumbs taken out of this theme?

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The theme still contains breadcrumbs, but they do not show if the navigation is only one element deep (meaning there will only be a home link).

That was a personal choice and if needs be I am willing to revert that customisation for the theme.

Understood. Most likely it is best that way. Thanks. :)

I'm trying to implement user badges (display an image based on roll in comments/forum posts). Comments do not show the image. Idealy it would be located under the "Last posted date". Are images stripped from the theme?

I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong with the module. http://drupal.org/project/user_badges

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Do the user badges work automatically in other themes?

Images are not stripped out, but there may be additional theming work needed to support them.

Looks like you're right. I'll have to post my question to the module project page. Thanks.

When you create aggregate a feed using the core Feed aggregator, it produces a block you can enable. This block is very basic and only shows the Title from a feed in a list. I know you can style the Feed aggregator node by editing aggregator-item.tpl.php, but unsure how to style the block.

I like the idea of a template. I've tried using what was found in the aggregator module, but the fields don't render. Any ideas how to theme the block?

Hi:

I appreciate if you could let me know how you resolved this.
Thanks.

Raj

realy nice theme

This is a great template. I have a question regarding its customization.

1. I wish for the content area to be only 500 in width, as currently is a littler wider, and I like to do this by making the whole width of the site narrower. Resulting in the content area to be 500, as I want the sidebars width to remain the same.

Where do I need to tweak, and most importantly will this change result in anything breaking?

2. I wish to place a 728x90 banner in the 'banner block.' Currently, even though my logo is small and there's space for the banner, the 728x90 banner still pushes the logo up. Where do I need to tweak to make the current banner space to accommodate a 728x90 size too?

Please release a arthemia for Drupal 7 too in the future. You've done a wonderful job here. Thanks.

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1. Have a look at the new 2.x-dev release and you may be ably to make some changes there, resize columns etc - you just need to override the correct css styles, and maybe resize a couple of images.

2. if your logo is tiny, you can make its region smaller by modifying the width of #logo - you can override it by adding a replacement in local.css.

3. That is a part of the plan, to update the theme for Drupal 7.

Some suggestions for improvement:

1. Add the word "Search" into the top search text field, have it disappear when clicked.
2. Different icons for expanded and collapsed sidebar menu items.
3. Themed maintenance mode page.
4. Remove sub.png from links on the poll block.
5. Wide content in the content top/bottom block that is larger than 590px gets hidden under the right sidebar. Perhaps use some z-indexing to fix this.

Hi: First of all let me tell you I love your theme.

I have two questions: The drop down menus does not work in my web page. I do not know why. They work only if I am in a child page.

How can I make smaller the spaces between primary links in the navigation bar? If you could take a look in my web page, the search form changes its position if users enter my web page referred from this page.

http://www.cybershare.utep.edu/resources.htm (click in any link)

Thank you very much.

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1. in the primary menu admin poage, you need to tick "expanded" next to all the items that have child links. that will allow the menus to remain functional on other pages.

2. You will need to add some css overrides to change the menu item padding etc - just add a local.css, and then from style.css copy any important css classes and then modify them.

3. The search button is dropping out of its place because it is not receiving enough space for it - this can be fixed too in #2.

Excellent theme design, thank you very much for contributing!

I finally got my Arthemia-themed site up: Flayrah

I love the style . . . though that didn't stop me adding Fivestar integration, tags on the right of the teasers, or icons linking to user profile links in comments. It works great with AJAX comments, too!

(And yes, you're in the credits. :-)

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