WordPress theme round-up.
The theme I initially settled for was "Silver is the New Black 1.0 by Gregory Auld". The problem I had with it is that categories are displayed flat with no hierarchy. WordPress.com installed some new themes this week (1, 2).
What I'm looking for is
- hierarchical categories
- doesn't have "empty categories*" bug
- uses a good amount of horizontal space (not fixed width)
What would also be nice
- looks good
- displays the number of posts in each category
* The "empty categories" bug is that if a parent category is empty then the child categories are not displayed.
Here are the candidates:
|Dusk 1.1 by Becca Wei||Flat (looks good though)||Doesn't support hierarchy|
|Blix 0.9.1 by Sebastian Schmieg||Hierarchy||Fixed width, does not display categories on the posts|
|Connections 1.0 by Patricia Muller||Hierarchy (with posts/category)||Empty categories|
|Emire 1.0 by Phu Ly||Flat (looks good though)||Doesn't support hierarchy|
|Fresh Bananas by Jeff Wheeler||Hierarchy||Empty categories|
|Supposedly Clean 1.0 by Alvin Woon||Hierarchy (if sidebar is on right)||Fixed width|
|Sweet Blossoms 1.01 by TalkXHTML.com||Hierarchy||Fixed width, pink with little hearts|
The show down on features is between Blix and Supposedly Clean and Blix wins. Even though they are both fixed width, Blix is wider. Also Supposedly Clean does not respect widgets properly (it shows "About Author" and "Links" even though I have those widgets removed).
It looks like Blix is the winner on technical merit, although I'm not a big fan of the colours.