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  1. @Ben It sounds even more promising than before. Having a robust framework with a lifecycle leave us with focus on the Child Theme on top. Easy upgrades and maintenance makes the administration minimal and thus leaves more time for content.

    Thumbs up so far!

    1. Hi Reinar – thanks for the comments 🙂

      Your thoughts match mine. The better the framework the less work the themes that live on top of it have to do. Hopefully it will give us lots of scope to do cool new things.

  2. Looks nice! The last month or so I’ve jumped on the framework bandwagon too and having just releasing Biblioteca, I’m even more on the bandwagon. Elemental looks to be the framework plugging the gap between developer’s framework and designer’s framework which the community really needs!

    1. Hey Alex – I saw Biblioteca pop up in my feed reader just now actually. I’m going to have to download it and see if there are any juicy parts I can “borrow” 🙂

      1. Don’t look too closely 😛 if there’s an inefficient way of doing something, I’m doing it! The in-post options are pretty awesome (ie here, tut this).

  3. Looks great Ben, and thanks for sharing the WPMU code for thumbnails. I’m presuming it’s a fix to timthumb.php right?

    1. Hey Magnus – thanks for the comment 🙂

      The fix for WPMU is actually changing the embed url so that it points to the correct place. WPMU using rewrite rules to hide the file path makes it next to impossible for TimThumb to find the files. I am still testing to make sure it works but I hope to publish my findings in the next week or two.

    1. Same here – in IE8. The header container right, but the second level of the page navigation folds out around the Cat navigation. The sidebars are pushed below the content.

      But! It looks grrreat Ben. I’m ready to invest…

    2. Yeah – there were some issues with IE8, so we took it off sale again 🙂

      Fortunately the extra time has given us some other things to polish so it’s looking better than ever now! Should be ready again soon (today with any luck)

  4. Hi Ben, this one sounds good, i love the “SEO optimized” and “Automated post thumbnails” features. Btw, is this free or premium theme?

  5. Ben, if I look at the Twitpic http://twitpic.com/e5a88 from Darren I see some functionalities like featured content, community tweet widgets etc. Is this allready incorporated? The use of multiple columns on the frontpage is also something I can’t figure out.

    1. Hi Marc – the screenshot you linked too is actually for what will be the first Elemental Child Theme, and is not for Elemental itself. The theme you linked is called The Local and is a hyper local theme for WordPress. It will include about half a dozen additional widgets.

  6. Got it! Practicing on reinar-svendsen.dk and look forward to some inspirational “child themes” along the lines with Mimbo Pro.

    The options are fantastic and enables absolute flexibility – Elemental seems to be in a league of its own!

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  8. I downloaded the elemental theme for our blog, but can’t forget how to change the header. We have some images with our title that we want to use, but how do you change the header?

    1. It’s great that you’re still interested in it 🙂 Looks like we missed the last deadline (which is why we don’t do deadlines). I’m not going to promise anything but it’s coming really really soon!

  9. Nice theme I’m gonna use it on my next site. I loved the layout and design of the site. Share it to each other is my current website and I am constantly conscious of it’s design factor.

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