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6:41 pm - Fri, Jan 11, 2013
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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 As a result, some of the documentation and features have become outdated.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 on Twitter. I start building tomorrow.

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11:52 am - Tue, Sep 14, 2010

Headline Updated to v1.6.1

A new update to the Headline theme has been approved by Tumblr and should now be live on all standard installations.

v1.6.1 fixes a bug with the background image CSS style that would cause background images to repeat, even when the Tile Background Image toggle button was not selected in the Appearance panel. Thanks to Mark for the heads up!

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9:24 am - Wed, Sep 8, 2010
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Q: Any chance you can add support for Clicky analytics as an alternative to Google Analytics? http://getclicky.com. Scientific, double-blind studies and 4 out of 5 dentists agree that Clicky is up to 20 times better than Google Analytics, and it only contains half the calories, too.

I use your theme across a network of tech sites (http://finerthingsin.com), but I have to use Custom HTML to add Clicky, which breaks my ability to get theme updates easily. If you require a small child or a goat for this work, we can talk.
chartier

Chartier, we’re pleased to announce that we’ve submitted an update to Tumblr that includes Clicky Analytics integration. No more custom HTML required!

To enable Clicky (you’ll need an account) simply find your Site ID in your Clicky site preferences page (typically a six-digit number). Copy and paste this number into the new “Clicky Site ID” text field in your Tumblr Appearance panel. Save your settings and voila! Real-time statistics via Clicky!

This is part of a v1.6 update that also fixed our fix to those pesky Twitter/Facebook/Digg icons. Doh! Maybe we should fire our monkeys and hire your goat.

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9:22 am - Mon, Aug 16, 2010
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Q: When a post is tagged with #facebook, #twitter, or #digg, the Facebook/Twitter/Digg icons that are used for the "Share" links show up next to every link in the post. Is this how the theme is supposed to work, or is this just a bug?
jcob

This is a bug and we’ve submitted a revision to the Tumblr Theme Garden that should address the issue.

The issue was caused by the use of user tags as class names for individual post “div” blocks. When using the social media names Facebook, Twitter and Digg as post tags, the theme would insert those class names, triggering the default CSS styles which display the service icons.

We’ve remedied this bug by adding a “tagged-” prefix to these class names. If you’ve implemented custom CSS to style individual posts using tags, you’ll need to update your classes accordingly.

All users who have not customized their HTML will be updated to v1.5 once the revision is approved by Tumblr. If this post has a Digg thumbnail icon on its links, then that has not happened yet.

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9:11 am - Mon, May 10, 2010

v1.2 Bug Fixes & The Headline Showcase

Thanks to everyone who has provided initial feedback on Headline. We just submitted a revised version of the theme (v1.2) to the Theme Garden this morning, and those updates will automatically roll-out once approved.

A changelog page has been created and contains specific fixes for each version. The current version number of your installation is embedded in an HTML comment, available by viewing your site’s source code. If that previous sentence has you saying “Huh?”, just know that Tumblr will automatically update your installation to the latest version.

Finally, we really enjoy seeing what users are able to create using our customizable themes. Unfortunately, while Tumblr provides the number of people who have installed a theme, it doesn’t say who those people are, or provide any links to their sites. Privacy is great, but we want to showcase some nice examples of Headline out in the wild. So today we have begun accepting submissions for the Headline showcase, a collection of user-customized installations.

We’re looking for distinct colorways, solid use of typography, unique background imagery, and maybe even a little custom CSS. If you think you’re customization is the baddest, submit a link and tell us why, and be sure to include which custom features you used. We’ll be posting the best submissions to our showcase.

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9:58 pm - Thu, May 6, 2010
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Headline is a free, three-column Tumblr theme with a host of features that may be customized directly within the Appearance pane. No code required!
Features include: Customizable colors and fonts, customizable background and header images, distinct index, permalink and page layouts, as well as support for all current content types, including ask and likes.
A full feature list is available on the theme features page. It provides an overview of both basic and advanced options, including monetization via VigLink and Amazon Associates.
If you notice any bugs, we ask that you please post a comment via Disqus below. We’ll do our best to respond in a timely manner to any defects. If you should require additional assistance, we are available for hire.
Enjoy!

Headline is a free, three-column Tumblr theme with a host of features that may be customized directly within the Appearance pane. No code required!

Features include: Customizable colors and fonts, customizable background and header images, distinct index, permalink and page layouts, as well as support for all current content types, including ask and likes.

A full feature list is available on the theme features page. It provides an overview of both basic and advanced options, including monetization via VigLink and Amazon Associates.

If you notice any bugs, we ask that you please post a comment via Disqus below. We’ll do our best to respond in a timely manner to any defects. If you should require additional assistance, we are available for hire.

Enjoy!

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