I’ve finally gotten around to creating a new theme for this blog. I’ve been feeling a bit of pressure after Al did an absolutely stunning remake of his blog a couple of months ago.

With each theme I do for BlogEngine.NET, I can’t help but be more and more impressed with how easy it is.

Al also has some great tips for BlogEngine.NET theme designers. Have a a look at his creating themes webcast and some tips here and here.

Michael Whalen has graciously allowed me to port his Elixir theme to BlogEngine.NET. This previously WordPress only theme is now available for your BlogEngine.NET enjoyment.

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Michael originally released the theme in 5 different colours. I've gone a little bit further and added the ability to dynamically change the colour. So you now have 7 colours to choose from, or you can set it to automatically change colour every day. One for every day of the week! I've also added the ability to dynamically swap between the left and right layout.

To install the theme you simply extract the contents of the zip file into the BlogEngine.NET Themes folder. Then select Elixir as your theme from the settings page.

Click here to preview the theme.

Download: Elixir.zip (625.81 kb)

Let me know in the comments how the theme pans out for you.


I am a software developer / architect currently interested in combining .NET technologies with open-source operating systems. 

I am a member of the open-source BlogEngine.NET development team and focus mainly on ensuring Mono compatibility for the project.

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