TheLucid WP Theme Release

Posted by Thomas Sat, 12 Apr 2008 11:34:32 +0000

So this is my first post (likely the first of many) about the release of my port of TheLucid Typo theme to WordPress. Please note that this is the what I recall being the original release of TheLucid theme from the SonicIQ guys, and not their 1.1 release of the theme. There were a couple of comments in my original post requesting it. I have no excuses for not posting this sooner, and I really, really, really, really feel badly that it’s taken me this long to get around to it. Half of me was hoping to update it to the newer upstream version, but that never happened. And I was hoping to maybe add gravatar support, and that never happened. And I couldn’t really remember exactly what you’d need to get it installed, and so weeks and months went by. :(

Anyway, so I think all that you need to do is untar lucid into your themes directory, untar my patched version of addicted to live search into your plugins directory, for non-2.5 WP installs, install the Gravatar plugin, and then enable them all. In addition, (as was pointed out in the comments) you’ll have to edit “javascript/lucid.js” to point it to the right location. I’ve tried to add some versioning into the names, as inevitably there will be bugs that need to be addressed. And, as a disclaimer, this is only for WordPress 2.2, so I make no guarantees about it working with later WordPress versions (or even working at all :) ).

Please let me know if you guys have any issues with it.

Update: I edited this post some, updating the link to the current version, mentioning the Gravatar plugin, and that you’ll have to edit lucid.js to get search to work properly for you.

Posted in General, Technology | 8 Comments


  1. Thomas said on April 12, 2008 @ 11:56 am:

    Thank you :-) I will install it later

  2. Thomas said on April 12, 2008 @ 12:24 pm:

    Sorry, I have to tell you, that the theme does not work on my blog. I use WordPress 2.5. After installing and activating it, the 3 buttons on the upper right are gray boxes and the images of the post-subject and the calendar are missing too. If I search something, a new instance of the page openes under the live-search box.

  3. Thomas said on April 12, 2008 @ 2:51 pm:

    20080412-2 posted to address the hard coded references to the images in the css.

  4. Thomas said on April 13, 2008 @ 4:23 am:

    In the file lucid.js of the theme is another hard coded reference to ‘/blog/wp-content(…)’. Just replace it by ‘wp-content(…)’ without ‘/blog/’

  5. wafaul said on April 13, 2008 @ 8:20 am:

    good jobs, awesome themes…

  6. Thomas said on April 13, 2008 @ 3:30 pm:

    20080413-1 is now the current version, with gravatar support. It looks like everyone will have to just edit lucid.js, because having a non-absolute reference will break search on pages that aren’t the home page (e.g. individual post pages, etc).

  7. ryan said on May 27, 2008 @ 9:55 am:

    Awesome theme!

    I’ve got it set up on my wordpress blog, but have noticed a glitch on the comments page of a post. On the home page of the blog, and a post with no comments, the “No Comments” Button works just fine, it takes you to that page and displays the post and the sidebar and the comment input area.
    However, when there are comments, and you click “X Comments,” it takes you to a page that displays only the comments and doesn’t display the post. Also, the sidebar doesn’t have anything in it and the image is off. Is this changeable?

    One more thing, the theme doesn’t support widgets, is that on purpose?


  8. Thomas said on May 31, 2008 @ 5:57 pm:

    So, for better or worse, the behavior of starting the comment at the top of the page without showing the body of the actual entry is the same in my theme as it is on where the theme originated:

    So, the behavior is “working as intended” as far as I can tell.

    As far as widgets, I haven’t played with them at all, so I haven’t had any need and thus can’t comment on whether the theme supports it (I trust that it doesn’t since you say so) nor what it would take for it to support it.

    I doubt those were the answers you were looking for… I really need to take their updates from upstream and update my theme, but as always, other things seem to take priority…

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