I like surfing the web for new themes. Whenever I find a WP theme that I like, I try to test it even though I won’t use it on my blog. One of the themes that I like is Redoable 1.1
Redoable is a 3 column, widget and module ready free WordPress theme created by Dean J. Robinson. Redoable was built using the code of the popular WordPress theme K2 with a lot of modifications making it a totally different theme on it’s own. This theme’s sidebar is widget and module ready with over 20 different available modules to choose from. A default installation would display the calendar, categories, tags, blogroll and listen & watch modules as long as the necessary plugins are installed. You can add more modules or widgets to your liking.
Redoable has a feature called Sidenotes which is based on Matt’s Asides technique used in K2. You can set the category and number of sidenotes that you want to display from the Redoable options panel. Sidenotes are displayed in the homepage. Like in K2, you can setup the Extended Live Archives from the Redoable options pane and an option to add the Archives page. Redoable also supports Alex King’s Articles plugin.
Redoable is compatible for both WordPress 2.0.x and WordPress 2.1 installations.
The following plugins are supported by Redoable “out-of-the-box”. Just download them, add them to your plugins folder, activate and your good to go.
- Alex King’s Articles v1.1
- Brian’s Latest Comments v1.5.10
- Extended Live Archives v0.10beta-r18
- Semiologic’s Google Analytics Plugin v1.9
- Gregarious v1.5.2 and v2 beta
- Noteworthy v1.0
- Random Quotes v1.3
- Rechuked Buttons v1.0 (Based on Sawchuck Buttons) Not WP2.1 compatible
- Related Posts v2.04
- Share This v1.4
- Ultimate Tag Warrior v3.1415926
- Ultimate Category Cloud v2.0 (Based on Weighted Categories plugin)
- Word Count v0.01
- WP-PostRatings v1.04
- WP-PostViews v1.1
- iMP Download Manager v1.2
- Quoter v1.1
- Subscribe to Comments v2.0.8
- Spam Karma 2
- wp-recent-links v2.0
- Some people are experiencing a problem where the comments and the permalinks are all referring to the incorrect posts. As yet I have been unable to replicate this problem, and it doesn’t seem to happen on everyones blog. It could be related to the use of different permalink structures, but as yet I don’t have a solution for it.
- Sidebar overlap issue. This hasn’t been completely fixed but the sidebar will now overlap on top of the footer instead of disappearing behind it when there is only a small amount of page contents.
- LiveSearch doesn’t seem to work with custom permalinks. This has also been reported by other users of K2 (which Redoable is based on), but as yet no-one has had a good answer.
I like this theme inspite of it’s issues. Redoable has a simple and neat layout. It offers a lot of functionality and customization with widgets and it’s ready-to-use modules. Redoable also supports a lot of the commonly used plugins. The color scheme is okay but not appealing to some users. What I want to see is the Redoable theme to be available in a different color scheme or to have the option to change color schemes from the Redoable Options panel.
To know more or to download a copy, visit the Redoable homepage.