The Erudite 2.7.7 Released

At long last: a new release of The Eru­dite that isn’t only avail­able on my site, but also on the theme direc­tory. As I pre­vi­ously wrote, this has been a mas­sive pain in the ass due to the new theme require­ments. 2.7.7 intro­duces an option for page com­ments, which are on by default in WP, but off by default in my theme because pages should not have them. It also added a Span­ish trans­la­tion thanks to Juanjo.

If you only upgrade through the WP admin panel, you can check the changelog on the project page to see what’s changed since 2.7.2 (the last release approved on the theme directory).


  1. Posted November 4, 2010 at 1:00 pm | Permalink

    Well, I would agree with you that page shouldn’t need (have) a com­ment form (for what?).

    I’d really love to trans­late the new theme, I wish I can do it after fin­ish­ing some offline task from faculty :).

  2. Toast
    Posted November 11, 2010 at 12:36 pm | Permalink

    I love your theme! Thank you so much for all your hard work on it! I Agree with you about not hav­ing com­ments on pages, too.

    I do have a ques­tion though. I can’t fig­ure out how to prop­erly for­mat a tra­di­tional clos­ing such as:


    There’s an auto­matic [indent and line space] applied to each stroke of the “Return” key on my key­board. This is great for writ­ing with long para­graphs, but it also forces “Sin­cerely” to be indented when it shouldn’t be.

    Any sug­ges­tions? Thanks!

  3. Posted November 20, 2010 at 5:06 pm | Permalink

    Hi Matt,

    Totally love this theme :) It’s really lovely.

    I’ve been asked to cus­tomize it for use by a pub­lish­ing house — here’s the test site:

    I was won­der­ing if it was pos­si­ble to cus­tomize it to do the following:

    1) Add a side­bar at the side — I’m sure lots of peo­ple have asked you about this and it’s a total pain, but I’m ask­ing about it any­way. What I’d like to do is have the post cat­e­gories at the top lead­ing to var­i­ous arti­cles (like it’s set up at the minute) and then use a side­bar for infor­ma­tion about the business.

    2) I’d love to be able to use cat­e­gories to decide which posts appear on the front page (then I could have have a posts page for the first page, as opposed to a sta­tic page). So the big post on the front page could be a fea­tured post and the oth­ers could be pulled from other categories.

    Am I think­ing too ami­bi­tiously? I sus­pect I am. If you could let me know if you think I could cus­tomize it to do these things then I’ll keep work­ing on it. Or is there an easy way to do it?


  4. Posted November 21, 2010 at 2:26 pm | Permalink

    I’ve just started to use the Eru­dite theme (in the Dutch trans­la­tion) but it doesn’t show up prop­erly in the Mozilla Fire­fox browser, which is used by some 30 % of the Dutch. It shows the header and footer when it shouldn’t and v.v. It says Toon menu (show menu) when the bar is already vis­i­ble and Ver­berg menu (hide menu) when it’s hid­den and both header and footer are vis­i­ble at the start.
    Such a shame, because it is a very beau­ti­ful theme. In the Explorer browser it works well.

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