C64 fans will like this theme

If you’re a fan of that strikingly handsome and powerful computer, the Commodore 64, you will no doubt be itching to try this Commodore theme for WordPress. It turns your blog into what every C64 owner saw when they powered on the computer. I’m disappointed it doesn’t retain the 40 character line but I guess some exceptions had to be made “in the name of progress”. We didn’t have Youtube back then either but if we did you can be sure it would be full of dodgy VHS copies of Glenroe and Cheers.

Of much more interest to a certain demographic would be a WordPress theme that embeds blog posts in an Amiga intro or C64 intro using HTML5? Someone will read a DYCP version of this post, right?

(Thanks Ian for the link!)

The best way to test new WordPress themes

  1. Download the Theme Tester plugin for WordPress, install and activate it.
  2. Download themes from http://themes.wordpress.net/ (or maybe not, see Adam’s comment below!) and try them out without annoying your visitors by changing themes on them.

My new Theme Tester plugin allows you to change themes and view the results without the visitors to your blog seeing any changes.
There is one cavaet. Your visitors may notice some changes if your current theme uses blog options that a new theme overwrites. This could happen if for example you’re testing a newer version of your current theme or testing a theme based on the same engine as your current theme. The K2 theme springs to mind here because it’s the base for several other themes but YMMV.

I used the plugin already when I trawled the themes sites and the archives at Weblog Tools Collection for a new theme for this place. As you can guess if you’re a regular visitor, I haven’t changed theme yet, but I found a couple of very pretty designs that may make an appearance here eventually.