A few nice WordPress themes

Browsing WordPress forum, I came across a few nice themes that I may consider using in the future. Tarski and Dkret3 will always be the themes of my choice. Both are well designed, with the former more suitable for serious topics and the later for more casual writing.

The first one in the ranking is dfblog . It’s clean but not plain.

Atahualpa from bytesforall is also nice. Its author also makes other themes.

Simplixity is an ‘everything is gray’ theme by a 22 old U.S. guy. The theme is mostly in gray color.

Other themes like Simplex and Cleanr are also on my list for consideration. Both are made by the same person. The latter is worth my especial attention because its designer says:

Cleanr focuses on typography. Big fonts lets your users find it easy to read even from a distance. Cleanr focuses on space. It always looks better when you have some space around you.

Big fonts and spaces are always the main reason for me to modify a stock theme.

Other themes to consider:

A promotional theme called Free WP Premium Theme. I am wary about these premium stuff, but this theme looks good.


Setting the global size limit of Postfix mail

Only one parameter and some basic math are required to set the size limit of an email message under Postfix.

To set the size limit of a message, edit /etc/postfix/ and set message_size_limit=. The unit should be the number of bytes.

Now do some math: to allow sending a message of no more than 10MB, the number should be 1024*1024*10 bytes, which equals 10485760. Just fill this number to the other side of the equation.


1KB = 1024Byte
1MB = 1024KB
10MB = 10240KB = 10*1024byte*1024byte

This is indeed confusing and I just showed how I suck at math. For detailed information, read this wikipage.


Modify the logo area in NCleanBlue Theme for CMSMS

Locate the code section that contains the following lines and comment it out:

{* ... the big star that holds the version number, you may remove it here and the style sheet where it is marked. *}

For information on how to comment out html codes, refer to this page on WordPress site.


How to install CMS Made Simple in Debian/Lenny

Installing CMSMS (cms made simple) involves usually steps of most PHP based programs. But on Debian/Lenny, php5-gd needs to be installed for a fully functional CMSMS.

In the installation self-test in step 2, I was prompted that GD libraries were missing. Search revealed that I need to install php5-gd for the GD library. The use of the package is described as follows:

This package provides a module for handling graphics directly from PHP scripts. It supports the PNG, JPEG, XPM formats as well as Freetype/ttf fonts.

So it’s clear that the package provides graphic support for PHP. Installing this package under Debian/Lenny will also install some truetype fonts, which isn’t necessary under shell environment. It is possible to remove the truetype fonts package by force, but that isn’t worthy of the hassle.