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Grey Press Template

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Here’s a new template based off the original Cutline WordPress theme which is a sophisticated and very functional Blogger template. The best part is it’s extremely flexible and can be used for any type of blog. It allows you to switch out the header image which means the type of theme you can have is unlimited. It also comes with an integrated search box, rss feed icon, and 3 columns for adding any widgets you like.

Here are 10 cool header images the original author has provided for you but like I said, you can swap out and use any image you already have. Just make sure the image you use is 900px in width by 200px otherwise it will look funny. The default image is the blue clock.
books.jpgpedestrians.jpgtime.jpgpanorama.jpg
oops.jpgmeisjes.jpgdorienspringt.jpgbubbles02.jpg
churchill.jpgdeuce_stream.jpg

How to add a different header image

So if you want to either use one of the other header images above or insert your own 900px in width by 200px image, you’ll need to follow these steps.

Edit the header page element and select “Image from the web” and NOT “From your computer” otherwise the header image will come out funny.

header-config.gif

Next enter the actual image url you want to use (it needs to be on the web already like one of the 10 images above). If you decide to use one of the image above, just click on it to enlarge and copy the url from your browsers’ address bar. It will look something like this : http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh92/eblogtemplates/greypress/pedestrians.jpg

header-config2.gif

Paste that into the “image from the web” text box and then hit save. The new image should be loaded up and you’re good to go!

Thanks to Dan S for converting this cool WordPress theme into a new Blogger xml template! Also many thanks to Pearsonified for creating the original design!

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29 Responses to “Grey Press”




   
Miriam on Feb 28, 2008, 3:31 pm  

Hi, I’ve just downloaded Grey Press, however how do I delete the existing widgets that come with the download?

Look forward to your reply.

Thank you

Miriam


   
David on Feb 28, 2008, 8:03 pm  

Hi Miriam, once you install the template you can delete the existing widgets from the page elements screen. Just click edit on the widget you want to delete and then click “remove page element”.


   
Miriam on Feb 28, 2008, 9:49 pm  

Hi David,

Thank you for your quick reply, however that’s the problem the particular widget I want to remove is not showing up on the page element screen. I’ve used both Firefox and Safari to view and it doesn’t show up. Is there someway I can delete it from the html template itself? and if so what can I delete? I want to remove the Feed It Widget.

Thank you and look forward to your reply.


   
David on Feb 29, 2008, 9:36 pm  

@Miriam, Blogger has a bug so the scroll bar at the bottom of the “edit html” page no longer appears. That’s why you can’t see the widget “edit” link. Before you edit the code, make sure you check the “Expand Widget Templates” checkbox which will reveal all the code in the textbox window. Then make sure to backup your template before trying the following change. Search for the phrase “Feed It!” within the code. Once you find that section, you’ll want to delete the entire section from the “FeedIt” tag to “end FeedIt”. Save and look at your Blogger site.


   
Beau on Mar 1, 2008, 11:02 am  

David,
I downloaded and installed the theme and love it. The one problem that I am running into is that I have a team blog and I can’t get the name of the team member who wrote the post to appear. I’ve tried pasting in XML from other templates, adding it in the Blog Posts Page Element, moving it above the post, and so on, but I can’t get it to work. No matter what I put in besides number of comments and labels, it won’t change (and if I delete comments and labels, it doesn’t take those away either. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks!


   
David on Mar 2, 2008, 9:01 am  

@Beau, you need to add this bit of code into the template to show the author information:

b:if cond=’data:top.showAuthor’
data:top.authorLabel/
data:post.author/
/b:if

Make sure to add the “< " and ">” at the beginning and end of each line.
If you deleted some blog post page elements and things still showed up, you probably deleted the wrong section. πŸ˜‰


   
Beau on Mar 3, 2008, 9:37 am  

David, thanks for the code, it worked like a charm!


   
Miriam on Mar 6, 2008, 8:26 pm  

David you’re a star πŸ™‚ I got rid of the feed it box.

One more question πŸ˜• how do I change the font size of the headers in the boxes? can’t seem to change it through ‘layout’ fonts & sizes section?

Look forward to your reply.

Cheers :mrgreen:


   
David on Mar 7, 2008, 4:37 am  

@Miriam, If you edit the template code you can change the font size. You’ll want to search the template for “h1.title” and then right above that is “h1”. Change the “h1” font-size: 4.0em to 3.5em or something to make it smaller.


   
Miriam on Mar 7, 2008, 3:30 pm  

thank you David for all your help πŸ˜€


   
Lisa on Mar 11, 2008, 6:36 am  

David,

I am using blogger to point to my site and I don’t want the nav bar at the top. Can I get rid of this?

This is such a lovely template!


   
David on Mar 11, 2008, 6:57 pm  

Lisa, yes you can remove the nav bar. Read this post about how to remove the blogger nav bar.


   
Miriam on Mar 11, 2008, 10:03 pm  

thanks David πŸ˜€ I too have removed the NavBar πŸ˜†


   
Miriam on Mar 13, 2008, 1:39 pm  

Hi David, I’ve noticed when adding logos etc via html element that it doesn’t center the logo within the box? I probably haven’t explained it right but if you go to the website you’ll know what I mean.

Thank you


   
Miriam on Mar 13, 2008, 1:40 pm  

also David, re your comment previously regarding changing header size of the boxes – I have followed your instructions re H1 to no change – is there something else I need to do, at the moment the heading are huge. Thank you kindly


   
Marie on Apr 16, 2008, 5:16 pm  

hello David. This is the template that I liked the most cos its simple. It’s actually running online for now but my problem is the time I wrote the post and the quick edit option is not visible when in fact I checked those when editing my Blog Posts. Those didn’t show up despite being checked. Hope you can help me with this. Thanks and more power


   
David on Apr 17, 2008, 9:13 am  

@Marie, the quick edit link code must not be included in the template. Sometimes some of the templates submitted to our site leave it out on purpose or just forget to add it in. You’ll need to edit the template code and add it. I don’t know where off hand so I won’t be of much help. πŸ™


   
Graham on Aug 17, 2008, 3:12 am  

Hi David, This is great work, totally love it, I just need one little bit of guidance, like Beau I want to use this for a Team blog and want to display the Authors name, I see you comment re

b:if cond=’data:top.showAuthor’
data:top.authorLabel/
data:post.author/
/b:if

but try as a I might I can’t figure out where to insert this code, could you expand on your advice?

Thanks, G


   
Bob on Sep 12, 2008, 10:23 pm  

I like this one David, nice and simple. But the sub-heading is a bit too small to read. That’s the text under the black line across the top.


   
Bob on Sep 12, 2008, 11:10 pm  

No worries, a friend fixed it for me. Anyone else that has this problem just substitute this line:

.description {float:right; color:hex (#999999); font-size:14px;}

in the section that starts:

#header-wrapper …


   
pedro on Nov 2, 2008, 4:33 am  

david, great template.
however i can’t seem to reduce the font size and style of my widgets!
if u could help with this and with getting a 3 collumn widgetized footer like yours, i’d love that!


   
Ela on Nov 17, 2008, 5:05 am  

Hi David, I’d love to install your template on my blogger site because it looks brilliant!!

but it seems that all of my already existing polls and surveys will be lost, is that right?

I’m using a blogger template just now.

Cheers,

Ela


   
Chris on Nov 29, 2008, 6:51 am  

Great template, but one question: how do I make the widget titles on the sidebars smaller–I mean “About Me” “Search” and so forth. That font seems kind of big to me.

thanks


   
Cro on Jan 9, 2009, 7:36 pm  

Hi i love this template but i have a question. I want to change the font of this (i took a capture to explain well)
http://img512.imageshack.us/my.php?image=capture5zy0.jpg
Thanks.


   
sillylittleboy on Feb 17, 2009, 9:28 am  

Hi, I just loved this template, but when I try to install i receive this message
bX-bliced
and then i cannot install it.
what should i do then?


   
Katy on Jul 24, 2009, 2:40 pm  

I like this template, but for some reason the comments don’t work on my blog now. πŸ™ I’m pretty new to blogging, so I’m going to have to switch to something else.


   
Aaron on Aug 12, 2009, 2:24 pm  

Why do comments not work with this template??


   
Amber on Oct 12, 2009, 7:52 pm  

Hello David,

Not sure if you check this but… I can’t seem to make my comments work either. Does anyone know how to fix this problem? Also, my links on the side-bar went away when I switched back to this template. Any help would be awesome!

Best,

Amber


   
damospace on Feb 26, 2010, 3:09 pm  

Hi there,

a visitor of my blog (that uses the Grey Press template) has told me that the download link contains a trojan. Apparently this supposed trojan has been detected by Avast. Could you please check this with Avast?




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