Highlands by Design

Tulip Time Theme

This theme was originally the new design for our Southern Highlands site, but then something happened! Yes, it seemed a site had just popped up that used a similar colour scheme, and tulips for their header image. That site has since disappeared (or at least we can’t find it), but rather than waste a template we did think looked kinda fun, we converted it to a WordPress theme. It was our introduction to creating WordPress themes, and it was kinda cool watching people turn the template into their own!

Tulip Time Theme

Tulip Time Theme Features

  • 3 column fluid/liquid layout
  • Fun and bright
  • Valid XHTML 1.0 Strict
  • Valid CSS
  • Widget Ready
  • digg, reddit, delicious buttons on posts
  • Search Engine friendly code

Download the Theme

You can download the WordPress Tulip Time theme here.

You can also view it in action here.

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  1. 1 On May 4th, 2007, Chris said:

    whoa whoa whoa – this theme is amazing! great job…

  2. 2 On May 24th, 2007, Site Design Complete » said:

    […] were difficult. To give credit where credit is due. Highlands By Design created the template Tulip Time, which I picked out of hundreds of templates I had looked […]

  3. 3 On June 6th, 2007, Pete said:

    Thanks for very powerfull design. I hav some trouble with the Adsense areas. The adds are consistent in themes but aren’t relevant to my site. Exept for the ”Om” page. Seems like Google aren’t reading from the pages but from somewhere ?

    So what can I do about this?

    Thanks !

  4. 4 On June 8th, 2007, Pete said:

    I try one more time. This is the right blogURL…

  5. 5 On June 12th, 2007, ichbinjenny said:

    Love the skin, but want to know if there is a (simple) way to rid the sidebars of bullets. Thanks!

  6. 6 On June 13th, 2007, Highlands by Design said:

    Hi Pete,

    Hmm, I’m pretty sure the Adsense bot would be taking the content from the page, and returning whatever relevant ads it could find. You could confirm it by checking the server logs (if you have access to them), and check to see if you are visited by Mediapartners-google. You could also wrap the content (navigation, sidebars, etc) you don’t want included when Google determines which ads to present with

    <!– google_ad_section_start(weight=ignore) –>

    Stuff you don’t want included here

    <!– google_ad_section_end –>

    The above apparently can increase the relevancy of the ads. Hopefully that’ll help a bit.

    Hey ichbinjenny,

    To get rid of the sidebar bullets, you’ll need to edit the style.css file. If you go down towards the bottom of the file, and look for the Portlet section, it’ll be in that block.

    The 2 lines you should change are

    #column2 ul li, #column3 ul li {lotsa styles are in here}
    #column2 ul li a, #column3 ul li a {lotsa styles are also in here}

    If you change them to

    #column2 ul li, #column3 ul li {margin: 0; padding: 0.5em; background: #fffae0;}

    #column2 ul li a, #column3 ul li a {display: block; border-bottom: 1px dashed #fc6;}

    it should remove the sun bullet, as well as the padding that shifts the bit over a bit. Hopefully that should do the trick.

    Thanks :)

  7. 7 On July 10th, 2007, whoisbaby said:

    thank you for sharing your beautiful and bright template. i love it very much. but i do want to change the fluid width to a fixed width, will that be possible? i tried to look for the code and changed a few times, it didn’t work. any help will be great. many thanks again.

  8. 8 On August 11th, 2007, yosyama said:

    hi, great design indeed

    i also mailed you privately nevertheless i wish to also ask how could “Just another WordPress weblog” be replaces or removed from the header. I looked and found no way to do so.


  9. 9 On August 19th, 2007, Maija said:

    Hi, thank you for the template and its energetic colour scheme! Love the bullets :) I just downloaded it for my webpage, and it appears to function fine. There are some problems with the upper bar, but that seems to be a general WordPress problem. I solved it by using less child pages. The only thing I’m still thinking of changing are the tulips… They suit springtime better. A sunrise or such would be nice.

  10. 10 On August 20th, 2007, Maija said:

    Oh, and my pages were updated to the latest WordPress vs, the sun bullets show an extra bullet above the titles. It appears as if it read my pages, posts, and links as childpages to a non-existing parent. How can I solve this? Thanks!

  11. 11 On September 11th, 2007, John Connell said:

    Hi – thanks for a great design. I hope you don’t mind that I have amended it in terms of colour scheme etc, quite a bit, in fact. I wonder if you can advise me on a couple of things

    – many plugins seem to have no effect – they are activated but do not seem to implement at all

    – I want to add a list of recently commented to the sidebar – is there a ay to do this using your existing code?

    – is there a way to place an image within the ‘listheader’ portlets in the sidebars?

  12. 12 On October 4th, 2007, Kath Kozel said:

    Love your tulip time theme which I am using for my blog. A couple of questions… When you view a post, the tagline in the header changes to post title. Is there a way to change this?
    Also, The background image on centre column at top overlaps right hand column when screen is not at it’s largest. Is there a way to take this image out altogether?