Stevish Theme Center

The post “Holy Bedtime Batman” Has been moved. Click the title if you came for the post and not for the themes…

Welcome to the new Stevish Theme post! Why did I change it? All the links to the Stevish theme point here instead of any newer posts that I make, so I just gave up and decided to put everything here. You can check back here for any updates.

Note: Most (or all) of these links are broken. I am no longer updating these themes. To download the themes, you can go to the WordPress Theme Repository, or just google the theme name. Sorry for the inconvenience.

My newest theme, Nine Shades of Green has just hit the market as of Feb 5, 2006. Designed to be quick-loading and easy on the eyes, this theme uses a total of two image files and a CSS popout menu. No JavaScript or backround images are used, and the programming has been streamlined to eliminate unused code. Check out the screenshot, or just look at my site. At the time of this post, I am using Nine Shades of Green.

The “Nine Shades of Green” links have all been updated to version 1.0.1. There was a bug I had to fix. The buttons now work splendidly in Internet Explorer.

Here are the older versions of the theme. 2.1 is using valid XHTML Transitional, but 2.0 is not.

Thanks to and Mr. Green for ideas and help with programming for Stevish 2. I couldn’t have done it without them.

Please note: these themes are for WordPress 1.5 and 2.0 only.

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26 Responses to “Stevish Theme Center”

  1. Queen Green Says:

    Stevish 2.0 Theme is awesome! I highly recommend it.

  2. Emily from How to Blog Says:

    Nice theme! Thanks for making it freely available to the WordPress community! I’ve added it to my comprehensive list of 130+ WordPress 1.5 Themes at

  3. Steve Says:

    Okay… how the heck do you make those transparent .png files?

    (And by the way, just out of curiosity, which comment validation plugin are you using?)


    — Steve

  4. Stevish Says:

    I made the transparent PNG files using a program called Gimp. It’s an open source image editing program and can be downloaded for free at The images I use are usually 1 pixel by 1 pixel, and between 60% and 80% opacity.

    But Internet Explorer doesn’t recognize transparent png images, so you have to do some interesting hacks to get it to work right. See my post on IE png transparency for more details or just search for it on Google.

    And the plugin I use for comment validation is called “authimage” and I think it can be downloaded from

  5. Srinath Says:

    Thx for it sir 🙂

  6. owen Says:

    why are my comments white. I can’t see them. Where do I change it?
    awesome theme.

  7. John Says:

    I should have dropped you a note sometime before now to let you know that for some time now I’ve been using your Stevish Got Class theme.

    I’ve done a few minor customizations, but I think it is a great theme, and I appreciate your making it available. It has served me well.

  8. Paul Says:

    I have a short question. I really liked your Theme so I just it for my site. I worked on it this afternoon for some hours, changed the colors and so on. But then I tried to make a different banner and by accident I delited something and now the whole site is not working anymore. Can you please help me out.

    I was writting by Heather:
    ” />

    ” type=”text/css” media=”screen” />

    Between the () after =”

  9. Paul Says:


  10. Leo Says:

    I am starting a blog and I love your “9 Shades Of Green” theme. This is the theme I like the most, after searching through a couple of hundred themes.

    I am having a problem when the theme displays the Archives, Catagories and Search Results pages. It displays code like:

    color: #440066;
    font-size: 12px; font-weight: bold; font-style: italic; text-decoration:underline;

    background-attachment: fixed;
    background-color: white;
    border: 0.1em dashed black;
    font-family: “Verdana”, Arial, Sans-Serif;
    font-size: 75%;
    margin: 0px;
    padding: 0.7em;
    position: absolute;

    instead of the proper results. Do you know what the problem my be?

  11. Ron Says:

    I am starting a blog and like the simplicity and clarity of your 9 Shades of Green. The problem is that I don’t know anything about code and can’t figure out how to put an image in the sidebar. Can you give some clues. Thanks

  12. Stevish Says:

    Alright. The picture is a piece of cake, once you know where to look. Go into the “Theme Editor” in your admin panel. Select Nine Shades of Green to make sure you’re editing the right files. Then on the right side, click on “Sidebar.” This will open up sidebar.php. Look for thie line:

    Your Image Here

    Then simply change the url (…) to the url of the picture (ie. It’s also recommended to change the “alt” to a simple description of the picture (ie. “Me at work”).

    After you change those two things, click on update file. Then you should be all set. Go back to your main page and take a look to make sure the picture looks right. If it doesn’t show up at all, try refreshing the page (F5).

    Let me know if you have any more problems.

  13. Jeff Says:

    I, too, have been having a lot of fun with the 9 Shades of green theme. I’ve made some color scheme changes, but I love the general design of the theme. Especially the pop-outs! But I have learned that on IE7 the searchbar gets messed up. Basically, the border shrinks and some of the text wraps down into the individual post section. Do you have any idea why this may be happening, and if there is a relatively simple fix for it?


  14. Stevish Says:

    A relatively simple fix would be to add yet another stylesheet called ie7.css, and then in the header, add this right after the ie.css code (It looks almost identical to this):

    <!--[if gte IE 7]>
    <style type="text/css" media="screen">
    <?php include('ie7.css'); ?>
    body { behavior:url("<?php bloginfo('stylesheet_directory'); ?>/"); }

    Then you can copy some stuff over from ie.css or stylesheet.css in order to play around with it until it looks good in IE7.

    And since I’m rather busy lately, I’d like to ask a favor of you. When you get it looking right, could you send me a copy of the ie7.css file you used? I would like to update my theme zip file.


  15. Joel Says:

    Hey There Stevish:

    I too am one of those blathering idiots who would like to thank you profusely for your Green Theme. Thank You. Thank You. Thank You. Your hard work is very much appreciated by myself and many others. I have made a few changes to the basic color scheme and would like to invite you over for a look see. Let me know what you think.

    I do however; feel a little guilt about having a question for you about the PopOut menu. Hope you can tell me how to change the background colors. I have found where they are in the code but unfortunately I can only get them to change to a grey color. I have tried many times but have not made the Eureka! discovery yet. Any help here would be much appreciated.

    Back to business…I have perused your site and will definately be a regular visitor in the future. Again thank you for your theme. Soon.


  16. Stevish Says:

    Hey Joel,

    Well, it has been quite a while since I’ve messed with the code for that menu, and I’m not sure I want to stir up those memories quite yet. But the good news is, I think I know a site that will help. It’s the site that I got the code from originally. Here it is:

    That will probably have the answer you’re looking for. If not, you can always try me again and maybe I’ll be in the mood to dig through the code again. I haven’t been in the mood for much with all the “me burning down the kitchen” going on around here.


  17. delfina Says:

    Sorry to ask what may be a dumb question. I have WordPress 2.1, does that mean this theme won’t work? I really like it.

  18. Stevish Says:

    No, it should work fine in WP 2.1

  19. Dustin Says:

    Hey Steve. You helped me design “Lonely Road” for my blog waaay back to WP 1.x.

    I was hoping if you could help me overhaul it now that WordPress 2.2 is out.

  20. Somewhat Stevish Myself Says:

    Nine Shades of Green is fifteen shades of cool — thanks for a terrific theme.

    One problem, though: Strange things happen on the comments page if the title of the post is more than one line long.


    — Steve G.

  21. Stevish Says:


    Ok, I’ve looked at your site and come up with a simple fix. Just go in to the theme editor and click on the “Stylesheet” link. Scroll down in the code until you find this:

    .post h2, .post h2 a, .post h2 a:visited, .post h2 a:hover {
    color: #000;

    Right after “color: #000;” add a new line that says “line-height: 1em;”

    And that should do it! That section should now look like this:

    .post h2, .post h2 a, .post h2 a:visited, .post h2 a:hover {
    color: #000;
    line-height: 1em;


    ps. If you want to make the space between the lines larger or smaller, you can change the number to whatever suits your fancy (like 0.8, 1.2, 1.4, 2, etc…)

  22. Devra Hall Says:

    I love 9Green!!! But I too am having an IE7 problem. I see a January comment above and am wondering wheather or not a fix was made and you updated your template. I just installed last week so am assuming I’ve got the latest greatest… Using wordpress 2.2
    My problem is here:
    What happened was I commented out the Meta Section in the sidebar and Firefox was fine but IE7 lost the content/text and the footers were wrecked too — sidebar was fine and meta gone as desired. When I went back and reinstated Meta section, Firefox was fine but IE7 remained unchanged, still messed up. (Yes I cleared my cache, and even rebooted my cable modem in case the provider was caching)–I even visited the page on another computer that had never visited the site before.
    Any thoughts or advice?

  23. Devra Hall Says:

    Oops! Hope you’ll forgive my stupidity. I used the instead and all is well in the IE world.

  24. Devra Hall Says:

    Okay, now I feel really stupid seeing that the characters I typed in last message were interpreted as code and so do not appear in the message and so you’re wondering what is she talking about. I had used the “

  25. KateM Says:

    Hi Steve,

    Thanks for the cool theme!! I am a total novice to wp and no almost nothing about how to customize my blog but I’m trying to learn. I’m trying to add a CC license to my footer. This is how I have mangled it:

    work is licensed under a

    Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 Canada License
    Powered by WordPress
    Theme Created by Stevish
    <a href=”feed:”>Entries (RSS)
    and <a href=”feed:”>Comments (RSS).
    <!– num_queries; ?> queries. seconds. –>

    And you can see (if you check my site) what it looks like. Not good. I would simply revert to the original but in my brilliance I neglected to save that code. Can you help?

  26. Bruce Says:

    Hey Stevish, I got a 404 not found on every screen shot link on the above post. I am using firefox on a dell and have not had this trouble else where. I was trying to find out how to put a pick in the upper left on nine shades of green and to see if it would accept podpress so I could upload mp3 files and video content.


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