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December 7, 2010 4:00 PM   Subscribe

Good genealogy themes for a Wordpress blog?

I am getting ready to set up a genealogy blog in the next few days and have everything but the theme. Because this has been important to my family for a while, I have a lot of detailed information.

I don't mind paying for a theme, but it needs to be coded specifically for genealogy and have lots of functionality for details, details, and more details!

If I had my way, it would be easy to cross-reference people between lines and family groups as well as themes that seem to run through various lines.

Ideas?
posted by Tchad to Computers & Internet (3 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
 
Although themes can have a lot of programmatic functionality built into them, you generally don't see specific functionality for something as narrow as genealogy, and indeed, there are no themes at wordpress.org with "genealogy" as a keyword. There are a few plugins for genealogy, however.
posted by adamrice at 5:26 PM on December 7, 2010


You might have a hard time finding one that handles all that.

May I suggest using a piece of software that generates HTML? I use GRAMPS when I need to push genealogy stuff to the web -- it's free and it has a lot of useful report formats built in, which might make it easier to push complex data in HTML format, even if it's by copying and pasting.
posted by zvs at 12:51 AM on December 8, 2010 [1 favorite]


Thanks so much, guys. I was aware of the plugins, but thought that there may have been an LDS coder who would have thrown a genealogy site together and have it out floating around for others.

I did not know about GRAMPS, so I will look into that. I may end up having to code a theme myself, we will see what happens.

Thanks again!
posted by Tchad at 6:33 AM on December 8, 2010


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