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Bad Johnny

A follow on from last weeks post, I gather the rough info I need from my theme mashing, and update Bad Johnny to 1.0.3. I make a few changes through the Child Theme, even allowing Bad Johnny a bit of extra width (that’s what she said! Fnar fnar!), and decide I like the new look a lil better. The images are larger and clearer and I have room for more menu options on the to bar.

I think it goes well until I find the sidebar missing on all single posts. Doh! Apparently thats a thing with some WordPress themes. Oh dear now I want my sidebar there all the time! After much flapping and plug in searching (none of which do the job without faff) I find and remove the text in the CSS that gives me my sidebar back. Awesome! I can go to bed happy.

When I wake up the next day theres a new update from WordPress. Bad Johnny 1.0.4 is waiting for me. DOH!




Child Themes

Screenshot from 2016-10-13 22-29-02

Piss, bugger, bum, fart.

I start quite a few posts like that don’t I?

OK, a reminder to everyone why child themes are awesome. A child theme is your own personal CSS that is added on to, and over rules, the theme you are using. If you change part of a theme, next time you update the theme, you lose your changes. Your child theme however remains the same until you change it.

So the smart man adds a child theme to change the page dimensions, element shapes, font families and visual style of a theme. The blithering idiot makes changes direct to the theme.

Guess what blithering idiot is now in a quandary after making dozens of changes to the theme 10 months ago, without a child theme, or noting what they all were, to now see theres a new update waiting for his theme.


Installing new Windows Themes in XFCE

To install an window theme in Xubuntu you need to move the folder with the theme in to your systems theme folder. In our beloved Xubuntu that happens to be /usr/share/themes. Ill tell you the GUI way and the Terminal way. In both examples im going to assume you theme is un-tarred and is just a folder sitting on your Desktop.

The GUI Way

Open up Terminal and type:

sudo thunar

Your presented with a Thunar window. Navigate to your desktop, right click your new themes folder and hit Copy. Now go to the Themes folder, to get there click File System on the left side of the window. Open the following path of folders.


Paste your Theme folder into your Themes folder, close thunar, and your done. Open the Theme menu on XFCE settings and you should see your new Theme.

The Terminal Way

Below is the command needed to move an folder from your Desktop to your Theme folder. Obviously replace Theme_folder with the name of your new themes folder.

sudo mv /Desktop/theme_folder /usr/share/themes

Open the Themes menu on XFCE settings and you should see your new theme.

For some XFCE themes have a look at : http://xfce-look.org/index.php?xcontentmode=15x100x420&PHPSESSID=3341e02fa147eda09aa95849e2cd7f52

Hope somebody finds this usefull ^^