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MistyLook with 2 sidebars

Tadaaam! My first serious modification of theme released for downloads :tongue_tb: .
On my sites I use themes created by Sadish Bala because.. they are just great. I have played with them long enough to feel comfortable with (almost) all kind of modifications. Hence I decided not only create MistyLook (I guess the most famous from all) with two sidebars but also make it available for downloads.
screenshot.JPGI didn’t change much apart from adding extra sidebar and creating new header and profile images. I also changed the way particular elements of the list in sidebar are being displayed – the background is constant, no sidebox for each part of the list. I think it looks better when you have to sidebars side by side.
This version has all features regular MistyLook has such as Page Template for archives, contact and links pages [to use them you need to create new page and assign appropriate template to it ] and co-operation with widget plugins and the newest version of WordPress (2.3).
I will appreciate all kinds of opinion and information on how it works for you and if you have encountered any problems (although I do hope you won’t have any :wink_tb: ).
You can download it here or on official MistyLook site. Have fun!
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Random image in NextGEN but without widget ;)

My favorite plugin for images is NextGEN ( I have already written about it). There was only one small item missing – possibility of displaying random images in the sidebar. Actually such option is offered by plugin author but as a widget and I don’t use them. What to do then?
I have had a closer look at both nggwidget.php (to find out how it works) and nggfunctions.php (to check out how functions are created). Hmm… that looked pretty clean and clear so I decided to give it a try.
From nggwidget.php I’ve copied all lines responsible for display and insert of random and recent images (lines 171 to 272) and pasted them to nggfunctions.php file just above // Global function.
Then in the sidebar I’ve put in the chosen place following function
<?php nggDisplayRandomImages(x,y,z);?>
where x is number of images to display, y = width of thumbnail, z = height of thumb. I had to also change a little nggallery.css (part commented as /* –Sidebar widget–*/ ) to have random images the same style as others and… that’s all.
Works like a charm – I have random image in the sidebar without widget :thumbup_tb: .
UPDATE: Sometimes I do too much ;). Accidently I’ve discovered you can just activate random images widget under plugin tab in your admin panel and then put in the sidebar code I’ve written above…