Hey, since I’m going to have a couple of weeks off work, I’m going to take a few hours or days to make updates to the Pragmatist theme. I have a short list of things I want to do to it, but am entertaining requests too. Here’s my list:
Okay so that’s my list. If there’s something you’d like to see on there, let me know here.
I really like this theme, and appreciate the clean approach! This may be there and Im just not seeing it (long time blogger & web-head, new to Tumblr), but is there a way to tile the page background image vertically, but not horizontally? Thanks a million!
Hi, and thanks!
I don’t have support for vertical or horizontal vs. bi-directional background image tiling built into the theme right now. It’s not out of the realm of possibility that I could add it, though, as long as I can make it easy to understand for my users within the constraints of Tumblr’s “customize” screen controls. Let me chew on it, and if I can work that out relatively quickly/easily, I’ll update it and post back here when I do.
Just submitted an update to Tumblr. Here are the highlights:
Keep your eyes peeled for the changes to become available in your theme
sometime in the next couple of days RIGHT NOW, BECAUSE IT’S ALREADY LIVE and, as always, let me know if you see any Gremlins. And one more thing. Thanks again for using this sucker.
Awaiting Tumblr push.
They’ve been great about pushing updates when I let them know it’s urgent, so fingers crossed that this one goes through soon.
Update: this fix is live. Issue closed.
The current version of The Pragmatist introduces a bug whereby, well, various things are just off. The only additions to this version were options to control the footer styling. It was a minor update, and I tested before releasing and there weren’t issues. In fact, right now, if you install the code manually, there’s no issue. It’s only the auto-updating version that exhibits the bug.
Due to severe scheduling constraints, I’m not going to be able to get to this until Wednesday or Thursday at the earliest. I don’t want to ask Tumblr to roll back to the previous version, because then I’ll never find the bug. And I want to find the bug. So please sit tight for a couple of days and I’ll troubleshoot and fix this by week’s end.
On Friday, I submitted an update (1.14) that fixes the most annoying aspect of The Pragmatist, as far as I’m concerned.
It used to be that, if you saved a piece to Instapaper, Instapaper saved it using your blog name as the title. If you were to save this post, for instance, it would appear like so in your Instagram list:
And that’s just ridiculous. It drove me nuts when I’d save something someone using my theme had written, then I’d come back later to read it and my Instapaper list was full of blog titles instead of article titles. SO.
As of whenever Tumblr approves the update, Instapaper will save the article title and the blog name instead of just the blog name. Instead of what nonsense above, it will soon be this:
Hello and how about an update — The Pragmatist
Hi, I saw your theme. Very great theme indeed. If you can include "twitter" or "facebook" buttons so that people can easily share post, then it's gonna be super duper great !
I’ve so far avoided adding share buttons to posts, because they impact performance negatively and pretty much everyone knows how to share shit on the internet… BUT! I also added support for fartscroll.js and a hide/show by post-type option - both of which slow things down - so maybe I’m a hypocrite for continuing to think of share buttons as performance problems.
Okay I’ll think about it.
Hey.. I feel dumb, but I don't understand the "restrict posts by type" feature..,
It just lets you keep certain posts (by type - photo, text, video, answer, etc) OFF of your blog’s front end. Say you want to share naughty photos out from under a parent’s watchful eye, or you want to keep your rants about your employer out of google search results, etc, maybe you like this. Of course, anyone who follows you can reblog your post, and then so much for this layer of privacy, but that’s a risk no different than with group text-messaging: privacy is protected by the trust of the people with whom you share.
It’s not for everyone, but maybe it’s for someone.