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Monday, April 2, 2001
This is a test of Kristine's Graphics Sets - Hearts Antique.

Instructions for easy blog-template installation:

*Set up Greymatter as described by the installation.htm file included with the download.
*Download a Blog/Journal Template from one of the many available. For links to these, check out the upcoming webring of template designs or the listing at wedblog's other sites.
*Open the template file and copy all of the info before the body text (IE, where your date header, post, and footer credits will appear).
*Log into Greymatter. Click Templates. Click Edit Header, Footer & Sidebar Templates. Paste this data into the Header Template.
*Go back to the template file and copy all of the info after the where the body text would appear(Not including the body codes, if appliciable)
*Paste this data into the Footer Template.
*Save your changes.
*Click Edit Main Index-Related Templates. In the Main Index Template, paste the following bit of code (without periods between the curly brackets - used as placeholders)
{{header.}}
{{logbody.}}
{{footer.}}

Voila, you are done!
Posted by kristine @ 05:47 PM CST [linkette] [Karma: 0 (+/-)] [No Comments]
Just so you can see the entire process, I also finished up this setup with a teeny bit of tweaking.

  • Archives also needed tweaking. I always forget this the first time! The main change that needs to be made so that the archive template can be seen properly (at Sample Blog Archives) is to make all of your image and style sheet links absolute - by adding http://www.love-productions.com/plates/gm/ in front of all of the image and style sheet references in the Header and Footer templates.
  • This specific set had some styles used in the post itself. For a little more advanced fun, lets dig a little deeper into the templates for the post.
    • If you look at the hablog template file, you can see that there are blogheader div tags, blogbody div tags, and blogfoot div tags. You can use these in the GM templates.
    • Go back to the templates. Click on Main Index-related Templates. Scroll down to Date Grouping Template.
    • Paste in the following code (without the dots - they are placeholders):

      <.div class="blogdatehead">{{.weekday}}, {{.monthword}} {{.day}}, {{.yearyear}}

    • Now scroll back up right above to the Index Entry Template: Standard Entries
    • Paste in the following code:

      <.div class="blogbody">
      {{.entrymainbody}}<./div>
      <.div class="blogfoot">Posted by {{.authorsmartlink}} @ {{.hourhour}}:{{.minuteminute}} {{.ampm}} {{.timezone}} [<.A HREF="{{.pagelink}}" onMouseOver="window.status='{{.monthmonth}}/{{.dayday}}/{{.year}}: {{.entrysubject}}';return true" onMouseOut="window.status='';return true"><.img src="hadot.gif" name="heart" border=0 alt="linkette"><./A>]{{.karmalink}}{{.commentslink}}
      <./div>

    • Click Save Template Changes at the bottom of the page


Besides that, every other template (yes, there are a lot of them) are standard to Greymatter. I left all of the original info and as they were in the template, but they are easily editable in the Footer Section of the Template: Edit Header, Footer, & Sidebar Templates.
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