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<h1>Trending WordPress theme</h1>
<p class="first"><em>Trending</em> is a parent theme for bloggers that uses multiple nav menus, several sidebars, and custom post layouts. It has a pixel-perfect design that's great for any blogger who wants a new look for their site.</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>Trending</em> is built from the rock-solid <a href="" 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>Trending</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>trending-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: Trending Child
* Theme URI:
* Description: Describe what your theme should be like.
* Version: 0.1
* Author: Your Name
* Author URI:
* Tags: Add, Whatever, Tags, You, Want
* Template: trending
<p>This will give you a blank design. If you want to import the <em>Trending</em> parent theme style, simply append this code after the above information:</p>
<pre><code>@import url( '../trending/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>The "Header" sidebar (widget area) was created to house a 468px by 80px ad or image. You can, of course, add anything to this sidebar you want. However, anything that overflows the header sidebar area will be hidden from view.</p>
<h2>Theme support</h2>
<p>Support for the <em>Trending</em> theme is not offered on the WordPress support forums. There is a community called <a href="" 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>Trending</em> is licensed under the <a href="" 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="" title="Justin Tadlock">Justin Tadlock</a>.</p>
<p>2011&thinsp;&ndash;&thinsp;2012 &copy; Justin Tadlock.</p>
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