It’s been over 2 years since Headline was released, and I’m thankful to the 9,000+ users who have installed it. A big mahalo to all of you (especially you Rolling Stone)!
Things sure have changed over that time, yet Headline has remained the same. As a result, some of the documentation and features have become outdated. For example, the Twitter API integration uses @Anywhere, which is scheduled to sunset in March of this year. Boo. Archive links no longer work as documented. Boo. Un-responsive design!? What decade do you think this is?!
That being said, I’m thinking about completely rebuilding the theme from scratch. Think of it as Headline 2.0. I have some ideas, but now is your chance to share yours. What do you like about the current theme? What sucks? What features should be added? Instagram anyone?
Post your thoughts, comments, feedback, and love letters in the Disqus thread below or fire away at @ckalima on Twitter. I start building tomorrow.
Tumblr Search #Losing
During the last 12 months, we’ve received a number of emails regarding Headline’s search box. Many users are experiencing an issue where searching for a known keyword, one that obviously exists on the Tumblr blog, returns 0 results. As far as we know, this is a known issue at Tumblr, and not directly related to any theme code, but rather a result of Tumblr search indexing lag.
As Tumblr continues to grow (explosively), the search indexing issue seems to be growing with it. Search also seems to be relatively low on the priority list (it’s been a known issue for quite some time), as Tumblr focuses its efforts on maintaining system uptime, rather than improving indexing. After all, at least the system is telling you there are 0 results, instead of showing you this all day long.
If you’ve got the zero result blues, we recommend voicing your concerns on Tumblr’s Get Satisfaction page to let them know search is important to you. If enough people speak up, maybe they’ll start to listen.
Love the theme. Here's my site.
I'm a total newbie on all things blog related. But I noticed here on your site the 3rd column on the right has a "Share" heading and then the Twitter, Facebook, Digg icons and links. I really want that to be on my site as well. How do I go about doing that? Sorry if this is a basic question. Thanks again for the theme.