Date modified: 2009-07-12

This version of Blix has been modified to support widgets and tags, and work with WordPress 2.1 and above. I have added style sheets for a flexible width layout.

The original readme with updated instructions is below.

dancer @ Letters & Science

Blix 0.9.1 / Help

Hey, thanks for downloading Blix, you're definitely one of the cool kids!
I've had some trouble lately so do me one favour: Please use Blix for projects that don't offend anybody. You musn't use it for pornographic websites or something similar! I'd appreciate if you'd just use it for your personal blog. Really.
But nonetheless: Enjoy!

Sebastian Schmieg


Blix is licensed under a GPL license, which basically means that you can modify it in any way you like. However if you choose to re-release it, the license has to stay the same and you've to credit all authors that have worked on the theme before.


That's simple, just upload the Blix folder to your themes folder which probably is wordpress/wp-content/themes/.

How to Set Up Pages Using the WordPress Admin Panel

If you're not familiar with WordPress pages I highly recommend reading this introduction.

Note that each of the following pages is voluntary. Blix will still work properly without them.


  1. Select Pages > Add New
  2. Fill in Page Title
  3. Select archives as Page Template
  4. Select archives as Page slug
  5. Click Publish


  1. Select Pages > Add New
  2. Fill in Page Title
  3. Select about as Page slug
  4. Fill in Page Content
  5. Click Publish

About 'Shorty'

  1. Select Pages > Add New
  2. Fill in Page Title
  3. Select about_short as Page slug
  4. Fill in Page Content
  5. Click Publish

The About Shorty will be displayed on the front page and will be automatically linked to your About page in case you've set up one.


  1. Select Write > Write Page
  2. Fill in Page Title
  3. Fill in Page Content. This will be displayed above the contact form.
  4. Select contact as Page Template
  5. Select contact as Page slug
  6. Click Publish

The contact form's target e-mail address is the one you've specified in WordPress as your admin e-mail address.

Additional Pages

You can set up as many pages as you like. All pages will be automatically added to the navigation.

Secondary Navigation

In case you've got more pages than fit into the main navigation Blix offers a secondary navigation in the sidebar.

Mini Entries

  1. Before saving your post scroll down to Custom Fields
  2. add BX_post_type as name and mini as value
  3. Click Add Custom Field
  4. Publish your post


Blix supports Gravatars.

Customizing the Design

Banner Image

Just drop your own banner called header_bg.jpg into images/spring_flavour/ and you're done. Dimensions should be at least 690px x 150px.

If your custom banner already include's your blog's name, open layout.css, go to line 139 and remove the comments (/* ... */). That's it.

Modifying the CSS


A big "thank you!" goes to Kevin Potts for allowing me to use his excellent blog icons for this theme.