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<h1>My Life WordPress theme</h1>

<p class="first"><em>My Life</em> is a parent theme for WordPress.  It was created to be one of the best blogging themes in existence.  It's purpose is to accentuate your content and making writing fun again.</p>

<p class="second">This theme is a parent theme.  What this means is that to customize it, you should be creating a child theme.  <em>Is it a theme framework?</em>  Some people might call it that.  All you need to know is that it's a solid, yet flexible, starting point for any blog.</p>


<p><em>My Life</em> is built from the rock-solid <a href="http://themehybrid.com/hybrid-core" title="Hybrid Core theme framework">Hybrid Core</a> theme framework, so it provides a great starting point with many useful features.</p>

	<li>Per-post layouts that allow you to quickly change the layout of your site.</li>
	<li>Post setting that allows you to add a custom stylesheet for individual posts.</li>
	<li>A smart breadcrumb menu that handles tons of permalink setups.</li>
	<li>Built-in pagination for your home, archive, and search pages.</li>
	<li>Post thumbnails that work with WordPress' featured image functionality and provide extra features.</li>
	<li>Multiple sidebars that you can customize however you like.</li>
	<li>Dynamic global, post, and comment <acronym title="Cascading Style Sheets">CSS</acronym> classes.</li>
	<li>Fully internationalized, so you can run the theme in any language.</li>
	<li>Uses the built-in WordPress menu system. No need to hack your navigation into place.</li>
	<li>Context-aware action and filter hooks, so you don't have to learn WordPress conditional tags.</li>
	<li>Some of the most-used filter hooks are shortcode-ready and have accompanying shortcodes.</li>
	<li>Theme settings page that allows you to add custom meta boxes and settings.</li>
	<li>Ability to create custom templates for any post type in multiple ways.</li>
	<li>Highly-configurable widgets that give you full control over their display.</li>
	<li>Widget areas are content-aware, meaning that they only appear if they contain active widgets.</li>
	<li>And much, much more!</li>

<h2>Child themes</h2>

<p>Since <em>My Life</em> is a parent theme, you'll want to create a child theme if you plan on making any customizations.  <em>Don't know how to make a child theme?</em>  It's relatively simple.  Just follow the below steps.</p>

	<li>Create a theme folder in your <code>/wp-content/themes</code> directory called <code>my-life-child</code>.</li>
	<li>Then, create a <code>style.css</code> file within your theme folder.</li>
	<li>At the top of your <code>style.css</code> file, add the below information.</li>

 * Theme Name: My Life Child
 * Theme URI: http://link-to-your-site.com
 * Description: Describe what your theme should be like.
 * Version: 0.1
 * Author: Your Name
 * Author URI: http://link-to-your-site.com
 * Tags: Add, Whatever, Tags, You, Want
 * Template: my-life

<p>This will give you a blank design.  If you want to import the <em>My Life</em> parent theme style, simply append this code after the above information:</p>

<pre><code>@import url( '../my-life/style.css' );

/* Custom code goes below here. */</code></pre>

<p>Note that child themes are now the officially-supported way of modifying themes in WordPress.</p>


<p>This theme has a very specific header design.  The site title, description, and Secondary nav menu have limited widths.  Because it's impossible to know everyone's title, description, and menu items, you'll have to configure these items based on your unique needs.  Some people may not be able to use as many menu items in the Secondary nav menu as others because their title and description are too long.</p>

<h2>Theme support</h2>

<p>Support for the <em>My Life</em> theme is not offered on the WordPress support forums.  There is a community called <a href="http://themehybrid.com" title="Theme Hybrid">Theme Hybrid</a> where support is offered for this theme.  You are encouraged to sign up to the site to use its support forums and become a part of the community.</p>

<h2>Copyright &amp; license</h2>

<p><em>My Life</em> is licensed under the <a href="http://www.gnu.org/licenses/old-licenses/gpl-2.0.html" title="GNU GPL">GNU General Public License</a>, version 2 (<acronym title="GNU General Public License">GPL</acronym>).</p>

<p>This theme is copyrighted to <a href="http://justintadlock.com" title="Justin Tadlock">Justin Tadlock</a>.</p>

<p>2011&thinsp;&ndash;&thinsp;2013 &copy; Justin Tadlock.</p>