Plasma “best of your blog” WordPress theme
This a successful attempt to make a WordPress theme that duplicates the http://ProBlogger.net front page information architecture.
Key features for the front page are:
- A feature post on top
- Recent posts stream on the left
- A central tabbed block with links to important content on the blog
This way the important content of your blog – and not just the last posts – are leveraged.
It also has a translation subsystem so you can deliver category names, tags and other content atoms in the user's browser language, not the site default language. Maybe there is a WordPress extension that does this nowadays, but was a completely innovative idea when I wrote this theme.
This is 2008 code that I gave up maintaining. But my blog – http://Avi.Alkalay.net – used it for a while and it was the best theme I've ever used. I'm releasing it to the public to see if someone want to contribute, modernize and improve it.