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Grain Theme for WordPress

The project page can be found here or by clicking on the "Project" link above. You can grab your copy of Grain on the Download page. See a list of the features and changes here.

About Grain - What Grain is

Grain is a fixed-width photoblog theme for WordPress 2.3+. To use it you have to additionally install the Yapb plugin; Recommended versions are 1.9 or newer.
Grain comes with an administrative backend and relies heavily on CSS for it’s styling. It uses a mosaic style overview page, has archives, can display exif data, browse to random photos etc. Additional information about a photo will be shown on a comment popup or an "extended" info page. You can see some screenshots here, or you may have a look at Grain running on my photoblog (you'll see the latest development version).

What Grain is not

Grain is designed to be a "classic" photoblog theme: One photo is shown per entry, and that's it. (You can, of course, add more photos within the description text - you are using a
WordPress engine after all) Grain is also not designed to show text without an image (although an option for that will be included in a future release).


To get Grain working you’ll need the Yet Another PhotoBlog Plugin up and running in your wordpress installation. I decided not to provide bundles of Grain and YaPB anymore since there may be issues (images not showing, etc.) that can be easily avoided by reading what Johannes, the author of Yapb, has to say on his own blog. Please also read the FAQ here first if you encounter problems, then contact me. (i.e. via Tracker or in the Forums) Please understand that I’m working on Grain in my spare time, and spare time is always rare - I guess you do know that. I’ll try to do my best to help you out if you are really stuck in a problem, though.


If you don't think Grain is right for you or if you are just not sure, have a look at the article Starting Your Own Photoblog on photoblogs.org. You may also want have a look at communities like Flickr, Zooomr and so on.

Want to participate?

If you want to participate and understand PHP, CSS or JavaScript, have an eye for design or think you can contribute in any other way, feel free to contact me and join the project, or check the translations page if your want to translate Grain to your language. This wiki is also open for discussion.

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