I’m releasing an update to the ThemeMeme Eos theme. This version is a quick fix for the problem of excerpts on single posts not displaying properly (they should be in a larger font, etc.), which could give the illusion that a short post was actually being displayed twice.

I’ve also changed the default font from Helvetica to Arial. I noticed that Firefox doesn’t go a good job of displaying Helvetica at smaller sizes. If you’re a font snob like me, it’s an unfortunate choice, but it will look better overall to the average user.

If you’re upgrading from 0.4 and you’ve already edited your theme files, the only file that has changed is style.css. And if you’ve edited style.css, you can just change the font for the tag and fix the excerpts by adding this:

.single .excerpt {
border-bottom:1px solid #eaeaea;
color:#777;
font-size:1.5em;
margin-bottom:28px;
}

Published by Charlie Livingston

I'm Charlie, I run aThemes as well as a couple of other web properties. I'm currently living in SE Asia but originally from the UK.

11 Comments

  1. I encountered this problem and thanks for fixing this!

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  2. No problem! Thanks to Mike Irene for bringing this to my attention.

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  3. Great naming coup, Robert.
    Rereading Gibson’s DIFFERENCE ENGINE, decided to grab
    FUTUROSITY…but you were there first.
    Congrats.
    Not to mention hot template aesthetics!

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  4. Thanks, orangina. I haven’t read Difference Engine. Do you recommend it?

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  5. Eos is very classy. Simple to customize and everything I’ve needed so far. Thank you so very much for your efforts.

    I hope to go a step further later when I have the time to figure out why my featured post is always my freshest post. I thought it would stay the same until I decided to add another post to my featured category? I don’t really have time or need to make images for every single random post I do right before I go crash :/ Any ideas?

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  6. Imokon, Eos is designed so the most recent post is always featured, but you don’t have to have an image attached to the post.

    If you want to have a featured post that doesn’t change with each new post, you’d have to have something like the featured post in ThemeMeme Vero, which displays the last post in the Featured category.

    I don’t have time to do it for you, but you can grab this code from the Vero home.php file and edit it for use in Eos:


    < ?php $feature_post = get_posts( 'category=23&numberposts=1' ); ?>
    < ?php if( $feature_post ) : ?>

    Featured

    < ?php foreach( $feature_post as $post ) : setup_postdata( $post ); ?>
    < ?php $feature_post_id = $post->ID; ?>
    < ?php if (function_exists('c2c_get_custom')) : ?>

    < ?php echo c2c_get_custom('post-image','<?php the_title(); ?>',''); ?>

    < ?php endif; ?>


    < ?php printf(__('%s', 'sandbox'), get_the_category_list(': ')) ?>

    < ?php the_title() ?>

    < ?php the_excerpt(); ?> < ?php unset($previousday); printf(__('%1$s', 'sandbox'), the_date('', '', '', false), get_the_time()) ?>
    < ?php comments_popup_link(__('Comment?', 'sandbox'), __('1 Comment', 'sandbox'), __('% Comments', 'sandbox')) ?>

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  7. Thank you so much for taking the time to extract that for me. Much appreciated! I’ll definately work with it sometime this weekend.

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  8. Hi Robert, ThemeMeme Eos is great theme. Thanks for release it.

    I was looking to do something what Imokon wants. I solved by using Asides and Customs Fields. You can see it in my blog.

    Now it looks pretty like a magazine. Thanks again!

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  9. Eduardo, I tried your site, but I get a blank page.

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  10. @Robert: Sorry, the site is up now. Please try again.

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