P2: The New Prologue – a perfect default theme for BuddyPress
Heather at Automattic has announced the release of P2: The New Prologue, a WordPress.com theme that, building upon last year’s release of the Prologue theme, presents the user’s blog in a form similar to Twitter, but without Twitter limits such as 240 characters.
My initial impression is that this heavily ajaxified format would encourage the blog owner to post more frequently and also encourage visitors to leave more comments. This would be a good default theme to apply to users’ blogs when they first sign up because it would get them going and would add to the overall stream of activity through the BuddyPress site.
Heather says that a self-hosted WordPress version will appear in the Themes Directory over the coming week.
Does anyone else agree that this theme would be a good match for BuddyPress and should, perhaps, be considered as the default theme for users’ blogs?
P2: The New Prologue – http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2009/03/11/p2-the-new-prologue/
Last year around this time, we introduced Prologue, a short-form blog theme that works like Twitter for a group. This year we bring you P2, the cooler, faster, sleeker, 2009 version of Prologue:
Hereâ€™s whatâ€™s new:
In-line editing for posts and comments.
Real-time notifications when a new comment or update is posted. (If you have a Mac, you know what we mean when we say itâ€™s Growl-like.)
Keyboard shortcuts: c to compose a new post; j to go to the next item; k to go to the previous item; r to reply; e to edit; o to show and hide comments; t to go to the top; esc to cancel.
Helvetica Neue for you modern font lovers.
Plus more to come! Keep an eye on the news blog for updates.
Just like other themes, you can find Prologue under Appearance > Themes in your dashboard. Those who are into the self-hosted version of WordPress can keep an eye out for P2 in the Themes Directory in the coming week.
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