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Theme: Classic Blog Theme Pack v1.0.8

By Dan Wolfgang
Posted July 7, 2011, in Theme: Personal site.


This is a theme pack for Movable Type and Melody based on the old default “Classic Blog” design, and is also a complete reference example for the Theme Manager plugin.

Four themes are included in the theme pack:

  • Classic Blog, Cityscape, references many cities (Austin, Boston, Chicago, DC, Houston, Kiev, LA, London, Miami, Nashville, NYC, Philadelphia, Portland, Seattle, SF, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto, and Vegas).
  • Classic Blog, Hills, in four colors (dusk, green, midnight, and pink).
  • Classic Blog, Minimalist, in several colors (blue, brown, green, grey, light blue, light green, pink, purple, red, and white).
  • Classic Blog, Unity, in four variations (blue, green, purple, and tricolor).


This plugin is installed just like any other Movable Type Plugin.

Next, use one of the included themes on a blog. There are three ways to do so:

  • Create a new blog, and choose one of the theme template sets.
  • Go to Design > Templates and choose to Refresh Blog Templates, and choose one of the theme template sets.
  • Go to Design > Theme Dashboard and select “Apply a new Theme,” where you can select one of the themes.


  • Movable Type 4.1 or higher
  • Config Assistant 1.8 or higher
  • Theme Manager 0.9.4 or higher
  • AutoPrefs 0.4 or higher
  • Custom CSS 0.96 or higher


Movable Type versions: 4.3 Verified


Dan Wolfgang

Dan is an engineering creative and uses his vast knowledge of the web to solve unique client problems with specialized solutions. Complex or straightforward, his focus is to find the most efficient, functional, elegant, and stable solutions for each project. 10 years in web engineering and 14 more in the print publishing industry give him a special insight to the needs, restrictions, and workflows of content publishers, both traditional and new media. Dan is an active Movable Type community member who has written and contributed to countless plugins including some of the most popular: More Custom Fields, Poll Position, and Asset Image Quality.

Twitter: @danwolfgang