I’m delighted to be able to announce the re-release of Happy Go Try, a free typographic theme for WordPress.
I originally released a while ago but a) didn’t really tell anyone and b) quickly forgot about it. Today marks its resurrection. The design comes from SmashingMagazine – a design by Tyler Dawson. It’s called ‘Happy Go Try’ which is an anagram for Typography, which the theme is based around.
You can see what it looks like either in the demo (below) or in the sidebar (jump out of RSS!).
The whole point of the Theme House is that the themes are simple, but Happy Go Try does sport a number of (frankly, standard) features.
1. Thumbnails and images
Thumbnails are handled by the post thumbnail function built into WordPress so no resizing or custom fields necessary. Images in post also get a rather nifty background. Images should be 580px wide maximum in posts (although if they’re bigger it still looks fine).
There are four widget areas: the intro area, footer left and footer right widgets all only support text widgets, but these widgets mustn’t have a title. The sidebar widget area can be used as normal.
3. Theme options
There is a fairly simple options page built into Happy Go Try as the original release had one. It’s got space for things like Feedburner, ad codes, tracking codes, footer text and crucially, the title — the title must be set in the options page — I didn’t want to use the blog title as you’ve not actually got much room to fit in your title.
I did a quick overview screencast which just takes a quick look around what the theme does:
Licensing and so forth
That essentially means I’ll try and keep it updated but I’m not going to guarantee anything. If you want to commission customisation or new features, drop me an email.
Do, of course, let me know what you think by leaving a comment and enjoy!