Elbee Elgee 1.3.2 Approved; 1.3.3 Incoming

I’ve released Elbee Elgee version 1.3.2 to the WordPress.org themes repository. The update got a clean bill of health and should be showing up in your WordPress Updates screens as soon as the Powers That Be mark it for “sync”.

This is a small update that addresses the menu issues some folks were seeing involving mutli-level menus. The quick fix was to make sure you specified a custom menu for the Primary menu location but 1.3.2 should fix it from the back-end side of things.

Additionally, I’m cobbling together a 1.3.3 release for WordPress 3.3 support (keep tabs on its status in the Theme Repository here. The change is minor — WP3.3 changed the way CSS stylesheets were included (see here and here for details) and so some of the Elbee Elgee styling has started to “bleed” over into the WP administration interface.

Ain’t that the way of things — I release a bugfix and then have to follow it up with another one, short-order? *grin*


  1. Hello – thank you for this theme. One question (for now…) – how can I make the shaded box go away in the header area? I just simply want my header image there only. Thank you!

      1. Krista:
        Thanks, I’m sorry that I didn’t get to your comments prior to this — I’ve had family in town for the week and have been running basically disconnected.

        Glad you found the solution!

      1. Hi Doug! Sorry for my English translation machine. Elbee Elgee 1.3.3 topic, poorly-active menu colors of one color with a font menu, when you switch to other pages in the menu is not selected. Please go to my site and take a look at http://steampunk-artel.ru/. To press for a variety of menu!!!
        Thank you.

  2. Hi, when i updated elbee elgee recently there was a change to the dynamic highlighting of the menu. When i go to a page, I cannot see the foreground text of the menu tab. e.g when i go to the ‘home’ page, I can see that the home tab is highlighted but I can’t see the actual text because its the same colour as the highlight.

    I’d very much appreciate some help in how I can correct this so that the text can be seen.


    1. Salvatore:
      Here’s the solution (and it will make it into the next release which I’ll be releasing to the theme repo ASAP):

      1. Open includes/functions/hooks.php in your text editor of choice.
      2. Add the following lines around line 92:
        #header div#titledesc {
        	display: none;
      3. Save your work.
      4. Profit!

      Your file should go from looking like this to looking like this when all is said and done.

      Let me know if you run into any problems. Thanks!

    1. Mitka:
      I haven’t been doing translations of my theme as of yet. Would you be willing to provide translations for a future version of the theme, were I to implement internationalization?

      The string you’re looking for resides in includes/functions/hooks.php in the function lblg_post_info() (line 131 through line 143, if I recall correctly).

  3. My Hooks.php does not look anything like the pictures you added.. around line 92 this is what i have

    // Output the blog title. Hook-able via lblg_print_title() action hook.
    function lblg_title(){
    if(is_home()) { ?>
    <a href="”>

    <a href="”>

    any suggestions?

    thanks again.

  4. I’m a newbie to building a site using a theme like this.
    Please help with info on:
    Accessing hooks for removing unneeded sidebars
    Possible to center-justify text in the sidebars?
    Changing the font size within a sidebar
    Insert line spaces in parts of the sidebar text?

    Have not found the magic button for setting up subpages.

    Thanks for your work on the theme

  5. I am a very newbie and I am interested in using Elbee Elgee for a website, not a blog. I like this site and have done some initial setting up. However, I cannot find how to do sub pages either. Also, since I want to use this for a web page content, and don’t want to blog, how do I get rid of all the blog stuff and just have pages for all my information? Maybe I need a different template. I do like the look of this one. My organization does have a site but I want to redo the whole thing.

        1. Thanks for the quick response, but I did manage to get what I wanted. Editing the sidebar.php and footer.php and simply removing the guts of the functions worked for me, as per http://wordpress.org/support/topic/using-wordpress-but-without-blogs

          The end result is a homepage that looks like this (until I can finish the site!) I did insert the search function into the main side bar. http://www.internationalsewingonline.com

          ps – iknow the link to you is not up at the moment but I will be putting it in there once I clean up a bit! Thanks!

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