Multiple Streams Themes 5

Update: The sale for Multiple Streams Theme 5 is now running priced at $27.00.

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Apart from the beautiful and well thought out design, the theme itself includes the following WordPress 3.x features.

o Custom Headers
o Custom Backgrounds including colour picker
o Custom Menus

We’ve also included a set of options with this theme.

Just go to “Appearance >> MST Options” and there you’ll see you can do things like globally hide or display sections of your site just by checking and unchecking boxes. So you have global control of the header, top boxes, and top and bottom ads. This is very useful when you’re building a site and trying to decide which appearance you want it all to have.

On the options page, you can also easily add footer text such as menu and copyright content, and also any site analytics code in the footer if you don’t already own the Scripts Manager plugin.

You can even change the appearance of your blog posts as we’ve included an alternative “single.php” file which is the bit of code responsible for displaying single blog posts. Just swap the original one out and replace it with the alternative to alter the look and feel of your blog posts.

Next up is the appearance of pages. We’ve included 4 page templates rather than just the one that most themes supply.

#1 – Default Template.
#2 – One column page, no sidebar.
#3 – One column page, no sidebar, no three top boxes.
#4 – No top widgets.

So now when you create a new page on your site, you can decide which of the above formats (on a case by case basis) you want it to appear as.

And speaking of pages, we’ve also included the 5 squeeze page templates plugin that we released with the last theme. This plugin enables you to easily add autoresponder “squeeze pages” to your blog to assist you in building your mailing lists.

Other plugins included are the Ads Manager and Redirection plugins to help you place ads on your site, and redirect pages (via your affiliate links if you wish) respectively.

Finally (?) we’ve included blank PNGs and JPEGs of all the ad graphics, banners and header used in the theme, as well as Adobe Photoshop PSDs.

This means that if you don’t have Adobe PhotoShop, you can still use the blanks and a free program like The GIMP to edit the banners etc to your own needs.

I hope you’ll think this carefully thought out bundle is well worth the discounted price we’re offering for the first people to purchase today.

The pricing will work like this…

1-50 = $10.00
51-75 = $12.50
76-100 = $15.00
100+ = $27.00 until offical launch of the Multiple Streams Themes site.

Offering these low prices to you is my way of saying thank you for being a subscriber.

You can see an installation of the theme on the link below.

http://mst005.multiplestreamsthemes.com/

-Frank Haywood


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25 Comments

  1. Olaf says:

    Hey Frank,

    boo, nice, i like your templates very mutch, i have now 3,4 and now i will take the 5 also, i hope this are also so good like all other,
    i am waiting for the sale,
    best regards

    Olaf

    ps. when we can have the plugin what you have tell in some post´s who will fix all problems?

    • Frank Haywood says:

      @Olaf:

      Umm, not sure what you mean by that last bit? :roll: Would you like to try again? I can only speak English so I’m always impressed by people who can do more than their native language.

      :-)

      -Frank

      • Olaf says:

        @Frank Haywood:
        Yes no problem Frank,
        i want ask you about the new plugin where you have tell from in some other post ( end-of-year-bonus ), because you say there will be fix all the problems what was in some other versions,
        and will this version of the Multiple Stream Themes 005 Squeeze Page Templates Plugin (bonus) no toogther withe the page template plugin, because there was some problems inside, that you can not use booth of this, but your support have fix it for me, greet thanks for edesa ;-)

        i think now you now what i have mean ;-)

        olaf

        • Frank Haywood says:

          @Olaf:

          Ah, I understand! ;-)

          The Page Template Plugin (PTP) developer is making some changes to the Clone and Backup plugin (3-5 working days from today) and will then be working on the PTP until it’s done, I estimate another 5-8 days or so. Then there’ll be a slug of work to convert the released templates to the new format which will probably take another 2-3 days.

          After that we’ll release free updates to the plugin on the new site we’re setting up for it, and over time we’ll probably add new page template types. And from that point any new page templates we release will be in the new format.

          Although the plugin is free, we’ll also be adding it to the affiliate scheme, so you can promote the free product and then we’ll move any prospects you send towards our other paid for products and you’ll earn commission. :-)

          -Frank

  2. James Dunn says:

    Got it. Thanks Frank.

  3. Jim says:

    Hi Frank,

    I really like this theme. I’ve been converting many of my older sites (some over 10-years old) over to WordPress. It makes life a lot easier. The graphics look great with this template. Good job.

    Jim
    (from Sunny Florida)

    • Frank Haywood says:

      @Jim:

      I agree and I’m going to flip this blog over to the new theme as I like it so much.

      And yeah some time in the last couple of years or so I got to a point where I thought “Why the heck am I killing myself trying to get these sites to work?” and it was at that point that I decided to flip them over to WordPress where possible. Still a lot of work to do though.

      -Frank

  4. Olaf says:

    Hello Frank,

    sorry but when i use your new theme there will be come a lot of errors like this
    Warning: Cannot modify header information – headers already sent by (output started at /mnt/web8/12/81/51776481/htdocs/uesde/wp-content/themes/mst005/functions.php:3) in /mnt/web8/12/81/51776481/htdocs/uesde/wp-login.php on line 337

    Warning: Cannot modify header information – headers already sent by (output started at /mnt/web8/12/81/51776481/htdocs/uesde/wp-content/themes/mst005/functions.php:3) in /mnt/web8/12/81/51776481/htdocs/uesde/wp-login.php on line 349

    and this is not only the one also in the MST options will come some errors when you chance some parts in the footer box, i think you must check this parts one time more,
    i will send it also to your support

    Olaf

  5. Danie says:

    Hi Frank,

    I want to buy at $12.50 price, but Paypal asks for my CVV2 on my credit card.

    I have been able to buy other stuff also through Paypal with same card, without the need to enter CVV2 (3 digit code).

    I have also tried to edit my card (input the number), but still getting the same result.

    Please advise.

    Thanks
    Danie

    • Frank Haywood says:

      @Danie:

      Strange, I thought I’d answered this by email, but I can’t find which address I sent it from…

      :roll:

      PayPal do regular updates and it means some strange things happen sometimes. And of course we have no control over them.

      It might be an idea to open up a PayPal account?

      -Frank

  6. G’day Frank,

    Just got your email about marked as spam by askimet. I am left shaking my head as the email used here runs my askimet account and one thing I am not is a spammer. More amazing is this email account is a 100% a google account that I run as a google network partner on my domain. Just on that 1 reason google monitors me closely to make sure I am doing the right thing. Maybe I upset someone with my Aussie manner. I will now be keeping an eye on this and thanks for bringing to my attention.

    Just got the latest release sight unseen then I looked this one looks the dullest of the lot. I am sure I will be able to tweak and liven it up and with the new extras available inside the theme. Also I will be watching what you do with it when you change over here.
    The idea of having check boxes to turn things off and on though not new sounds like a bonus and should make things more simpler.
    I also like the idea of having a parent theme and then we add the children so to say if this is in the pipeline to do I for one will be keeping an eye out for it seems to make a lot of sense.

    In regards to the affiliate program I hope it is not far off as it is something that has been missing here all along. I have a site I am building using MST004 to accommodate my PLAHH content and the affiliate program should tie in nicely with it. http://wordpress-plugins-themes.com/

    Hope you are over your illness I would hate to think what I would do without your inspiration. Your products and ideas have for sure given me a new lease on life on the internet.

    Righto of to have a play with this latest release and see what I come up with.

    Regards and good health to you.

    Rob P. Cruisin

    P.S. Big thanks for the extra email was appreciated. 8-)

    • Frank Haywood says:

      @Rob P. Cruisin:

      Yeah the whole spammer thing is weird isn’t it? I think some people are a little trigger happy sometimes (I’m trying to be polite there) and mark comments as spam when they’re not. And then I see regularly updated blogs where clearly the admin isn’t manually approving comments and they aren’t using Akismet either so there’s all kinds of junk comments.

      You should be okay now that I’ve marked you as not a spammer as I believe my blog network with Akismet has some “pull”. I’m only guessing and going by what I’ve seen…

      As for your “dullest of the lot” comment. Ahem. I really like this new one and I’m going to use it on a few sites including this one when I get some idle time (I like to check that everything still looks okay). And as you’ve said there are plenty of really cool looking banners supplied with it that have plenty of colour in them to lift it. But yeah I can see how from a first glance it might look a little dull. In my experience, designers see these things but us mere mortals miss them. ;-)

      Thanks for the kind words, I reckon today is the first day since the 15th December that I’ve actually felt anything like normal. My voice is nearly back and the cough has almost gone now. It wasn’t fun at all.

      I’m spending most of this week working on the affiliate program, and I should have the first product on line tonight (Clone and Backup), then I’ll have to do a bit of testing etc and will add at least a product a day to it. It’s going to take time because I have to write the sales copy etc.

      But I just checked my email and I’m now being chased by a buddy who’s got a big mailing list, so I better pull my finger out and get on it. ;-)

      -Frank

  7. Gage says:

    Hello Frank

    What is a difference from Multiple Streams Themes 4 and Multiple Streams Themes 5 if any?
    I’m very surprise you don’t giving a free upgrades!

    Thank you so much, very good job.

    • Frank Haywood says:

      @Gage:

      The design. :-)

      We’ve also done a few minor base code changes I believe, but nothing earth shattering.

      As I said to someone the other day (can’t find where I said it now), the core concept behind WordPress is that themes are all about design, and plugins are all about functionality. Some theme creators build a lot of functionality into their theme which in most cases is just plain *wrong*.

      You get used to relying on the functionality of the theme and end up being locked into a single design and can’t do anything about it. Sure, sometimes there are colour variants and alternative skins within a theme, but really you’re stuck.

      So themes we release are mainly about design, plus we do also add a few bits and pieces of functionality based on the themes appearance where appropriate, but that’s it. (And of course we do add lots of sidebars as it makes things a whole lot more flexible.)

      Essentially when you buy a theme from us, you’re buying a design.

      The plugins we sell or give away with a theme add the functionality.

      -Frank

  8. Brian says:

    Hi – I have the Multiple streams 4 and would like 5 BUT – Are there any video tutorials for these – For the life of me I cannot construct the website to be similar to your example – Its very uninformed with written instructions. Or do you have the theme already layed out as the sales page example – It has taken me hours to trial and error as you suggest to try to produce the website as your demo = Brian

    • Frank Haywood says:

      @Brian:

      I *had* intended to do some videos to go with this theme, but when I tried my first attempt my croaky voice was so bad I’ve had to postpone it. There’s a decent sized readme included in the zip (which took a long time to write) and that pretty much explains most of it.

      A couple of videos would be the icing on the cake sure, and when my voice is completely normal again (can’t be far off), I’ll do them.

      -Frank

  9. Lim says:

    Hi Frank, I just purchased the mst 4, but after installation, it does not look anywhere
    near the one at http://mst004.multiplestreamsthemes.com/2010/12/07/hello-world/ with the recent posts, meta, recent comments at the bottom of the blog.

    Please kindly tell how I may fix that before buying mst5.
    Thank you

    • Frank Haywood says:

      @Lim:

      Easily fixed with about 15-30 minutes work. :-)

      I strongly feel that wherever possible we should stay true to the WordPress core functionality and not add stuff that’s outside that. So…

      Our themes are constructed with LOTS of sidebars so as to give you plenty of flexibility of appearance. When you first activate the theme, it’s likely that most of the sidebars are empty and so you need to fill them up with widgets in the WordPress admin panel (Appearance>>Widgets).

      For example, there are four sidebars at the bottom of the blog called “First Footer Widget Area “, “Second Footer Widget Area”, etc. Just drag and drop the widgets for Recent Posts, Meta and Recent Comments to each of the sidebars. You don’t have to use those, you can choose your own widgets including Ads Manager widgets (plugin supplied in the zip).

      Then it’s just a matter of adding your own content.

      There’s a very good explanation of how to do all of this in the zip in a text file called mst004-readme.txt, which includes detail on how to add ads to your sidebars with Ads Manager.

      If I told you what to do here, all I would be doing is repeating what’s already been written in that file, which I’ve done a little of already. ;-)

      -Frank

  10. Frank,

    Well I did say this one was a bit dull to me.

    So I have done a work over of it.
    I’m sue you will know where I got my inspiration from for the colours and some of the graphics.

    http://wordpress-plugins-themes.com/examples-plugins/

    Bit of fine tuning to do but I like it. You might not recognise it now as MST 005

    Let me know what you think. You might hate it.

    Regards

    Rob Paris Cruisin 8-)

  11. HI, Frank

    I was just wondering if MST5 can be installed over the top of previous releases as i have a site set up with MST3 and want to either use MST4 or MST5 on there without having to redo all the widgets, posts etc.

    Could you tell me if this is possible or not.

    Many thanks

    Vince

    • Frank Haywood says:

      @Vince Andrews:

      I believe that from MST003 onwards you can select MST004 or MST005 and have it retain all your widgets and vice-versa. I also believe that you can safely try this out, and if it doesn’t work, then flipping back to the original theme will restore everything.

      It’s worked for me, but who knows what peculiarity might be present on your site?

      I’ve also noticed that with the latest versions of WP (3.x) if you change themes and sidebars disappear, your widgets move to the “Inactive Widgets” section where you can move them back.

      My best advice is to use Clone and Backup to clone your site to a sub-domain and then experiment there. ;-)

      -Frank

  12. Hi Frank,

    i will ask you about your post from 24 January 2011,
    is this PTP still in work? or can we become soon the update for this?

    Olaf

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