Theme Switcher Allows Users to Change VibeTalk
May 25, 2006 § 2 Comments
Looking for Beta Testers
Higher-level / beta testers will see more theme options than casual users. For the technically-minded, I have modified theme switcher and each published theme to have levels which match the user levels set with the User Levels plugin. Beta themes will show in the list for anyone who is level 2 or greater.
If you are interested in helping test new themes, please send an email to email@example.com requesting access.
Currently, the setting for your preference is stored on our server as a “cookie”. Until we switch the code to store preferences by username, you will need to set this value on a per-machine basis. That means multiple users on the same machine will get the same theme…
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About Theme Differences
While we have spent many hours standardizing theme functions, you may notice subtle (and some not-so-subtle) differences in themes as you work. Some themes have detailed information or do a better job at hiding the presence of articles you cannot see (due to permissions level), etc.
For example, some themes show a complete count of articles in category or archive listings, even though your user permissions do not allow you to see those posts. When clicking the ‘Testing’ category link, a level 0 user would receive a note that says the article cannot be found.
As we add themes, we will work to normalize their behavior so that they are more consistent. Please let us know if you have a problem or request at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Browser Differences
Many of the features of this site rely on the latest in browser and web technology. You will hear terms like “Web 2.0”, “Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)”, “CSS2”, “AJAX” and more. Today, not all browsers behave the same and with our more advanced features, you may find… some quirkiness.
Please report any issues to and we will work quickly to fix them!
Keep an eye out (hint: subscribe to “VibeTalk” and/or “Education” categories) for helpful tutorials and changes to the site.