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“Notepad Chaos” Version 1.5 WordPress theme now available

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An interim update of the popular “Notepad Chaos” WordPress theme is available. I’m still planning a major 2.0 release, but have been slammed by other work as of late to get to it. Sincere apologies for taking this long just to get this update done.

The theme has been cleaned up and updated to the latest version of wordpress. I’ve added in Gravatar support, custom category page and dynamic sidebars to include all the widget you want (can’t guarantee they’ll all look good though).

The next release will have threaded comments, an updated design, and whatever else I can squeeze in.

You can download the theme here.

Download the photoshop files generated for the theme here. Enjoy!

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““Notepad Chaos” Version 1.5 WordPress theme now available”

  1. Avatar August 9th, 2009 at 4:16 am Iwan Junifanto Says:

    It’s such a wonderful theme !,
    Great Job Evan, thank you.


  2. Avatar August 14th, 2009 at 11:47 am Leanne Says:

    I love this theme so much! I just downloaded it – can’t wait to try it out.
    Fantastic job :) Thank you very much!


  3. Avatar August 15th, 2009 at 12:03 pm Connie Cox Says:

    Love this design. Am anxiously awaiting update to v2


  4. Avatar August 19th, 2009 at 10:12 am Evan Says:

    Thanks everyone! I still have big plans for version 2.0. I’ll probably do all of the testing at this URL, so if you see the theme start changing again, that means I’m hard at work on it.

    You’ll get to see the theme developed live in a way.


  5. Avatar August 20th, 2009 at 11:22 pm Nixie Says:

    Wow, this is so cool.. Looks like a real notepad.. Allow me to use it on my site..


  6. Avatar August 26th, 2009 at 10:33 pm Maximilian Says:

    Hi Evan… great Theme.. but got an Problem.

    I got a fresh wordpress installation Version – 2.8.4.

    Everytime i try to install the new Version 1.5 he says “The new file could not be moved”

    If i try to install 1.0 there is no Problem??? You know what this is? :(


  7. Avatar August 27th, 2009 at 11:24 am Mirko Gosch Says:

    Hey Evan,

    I think this is just a wonderful theme. As I am just beginning to set up my first blog via wordpress I am still fighting with the most easiest things at times. Whilst I managed to install the notpad-chaos original version as a theme to wordpress I did´nt figure out how to do that with the new version 1.5. The file-size of 5mb always leads to an error message. Could you please help me out with this??

    Thanks so much in advance

    Mirko


  8. Avatar August 29th, 2009 at 1:31 am Drew Says:

    Let me congratulate you for a wonderful piece of creativity. I tried your theme, and got great compliments from friends and followers.
    Just one suggestion for your next release.
    Can the “HOME|ABOUT|ARCHIVE” buttons be made dynamics too according to the pages a person adds. May be repeat single image for each of them instead of hardcoding the buttons in background big image.
    ~ Thanks again !!


  9. Avatar September 1st, 2009 at 4:36 pm Gabriella Says:

    When I try to download it, it downloads in separate files and then it doesn’t put them in order. Can someone tell me the specific way to do it because I am failing.


  10. Avatar September 2nd, 2009 at 10:29 pm Sommer C. Says:

    I customized the graphics and uploaded the theme, but I’m not getting the pushpin note for “Categories”, the “Friends & Links” or the “Misc.” graphics on the side for some reason… am I missing something here? :)


  11. Avatar September 6th, 2009 at 1:52 am Katie Says:

    I have the same problem as Maxmilian – I get an error when trying to upload this theme, but 1.0 works fine. I really want to use this theme! The error is that the upload can’t be moved to my user folder, but I have experimented with other themes and they upload with no problems. What’s causing this?


  12. Avatar September 8th, 2009 at 1:14 am mememe Says:

    how 2 use dis tingy, i’m new wif wordpress…


  13. Avatar September 21st, 2009 at 10:02 am Gina Says:

    Great theme! Quick question: How do you modify the text in the bottom gray area, which says “What is this place?”


  14. Avatar September 21st, 2009 at 7:42 pm Kari Fern Says:

    I’m enjoying the new look of my site with this template, but I’m having a little trouble manipulating the template. Like Sommer C., the graphics for the sidebar didn’t upload properly. When I tried to adjust the sidebar, they disappeared completely. I’ve been trying to reload the theme to restore it to the original, but it says there’s an error every time I try. Any suggestions for help??

    Evan, I love the design. Thanks for sharing it for those of us not as tech savy to develop such sites ourselves.


  15. Avatar September 22nd, 2009 at 5:36 am Eva Sherperd Says:

    Hi Evan,

    Thanks a lot for sharing this amazing theme.
    I have a question, I would like to change the blue background color #3F808A with a jpg texture of paper. Is this possible? Do I have to add another line to CSS?

    Thanks for your time and patience! we love you!

    Thanks a million,

    Eva


  16. Avatar September 26th, 2009 at 8:19 am ana Says:

    Olá, alguém poderia me ajudar a baixar esse template, já tentei de tudo e não consigo. Gostaria do passo a passo.

    Grata

    Ana


  17. Avatar September 29th, 2009 at 8:53 pm Terry Says:

    Fantastic Theme !!! really really good job Evan…


  18. Avatar October 4th, 2009 at 6:42 am Peter Says:

    Hi, I really like that theme too and hardly can’t wait to see 2.0.
    There’s one thing though I couldn’t handle yet: there’s a 1mm shift to the right of the white Page after about 1cm of height. On Opera 10 this is the case. On IE8 you only have an 1mm indent on the left side not on the right. Until today I wasn’t able to find the cause…
    Any Ideas?

    Greetings
    Peter


  19. Avatar October 11th, 2009 at 10:16 pm Cloud5trike Says:

    I love this theme :D
    And very enthusiatic for the notepad chaos 2.0 :D


  20. Avatar October 11th, 2009 at 10:28 pm Cloud5trike Says:

    I’ve just updated to Notepad Chaos 1.5, nice sidebar and gravatar, but something I don’t like. It is: when I add widget to sidebar. The background cathegories, Friends and Link, meta…(a piece of paper background) dissapear. Hope the incoming NC 2.0 fix it(not really a bug, but I prefer the background piece a paper ). :)


  21. Avatar October 14th, 2009 at 5:00 am itnerd Says:

    Thanks a mill.


  22. Avatar October 20th, 2009 at 4:24 pm LkSvn Says:

    Wonderfull template!


  23. Avatar October 23rd, 2009 at 3:12 pm Jan Says:

    This is a beautiful theme. Can’t wait to use it.


  24. Avatar October 26th, 2009 at 8:29 am womencosmo Says:

    gud,,great,,an excellent job…
    keep rolling..^^


  25. Avatar November 9th, 2009 at 12:41 pm Nancy Says:

    Its very beatiful and Im sorry for asking but — How do you apply it to your wordpress page? email me or comment thanks, Nancy


  26. Avatar November 13th, 2009 at 12:52 pm Cynthia Santos Says:

    Beautiful template, but doesn’t work properly and messed up with my widgtes… I had to reorganize them after deactivate notepad chaos. The name fits qith it, it’s a chaos!


  27. Avatar November 13th, 2009 at 1:03 pm admin Says:

    Which widgets? I’ve tested most of the wordpress default ones…


  28. Avatar November 13th, 2009 at 5:49 pm Cynthia Santos Says:

    all of them… specially text widgets, I have a marquee scrolling in three widgtes, the code doesn’t work, it shows all the images inside the marquee and freezes them. And when I deactivate notepad, my widgets got deactivated too… That’s sad, i just loved this theme!


  29. Avatar November 13th, 2009 at 7:14 pm admin Says:

    That sounds like an issue with the widgets itself. I’ve left all of the default WordPress code as is, so it shouldn’t interact with them.


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  31. Avatar November 21st, 2009 at 7:59 pm Tim Thornton Says:

    Love it. But am trying to apply the new version to my new blog, but I’m getting this issue after wordpress tells me the install is successful:

    Warning: file(–locationremoved–) [function.file]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in –locationremoved–/wp-includes/theme.php on line 180

    Warning: implode() [function.implode]: Invalid arguments passed in –locationremoved–/wp-includes/theme.php on line 180

    If I activate anyway, wordpress tells me the theme is broken. Any help would be appreciated.

    Tim


  32. Avatar December 1st, 2009 at 9:50 pm Emerald Says:

    I love it! I’m using it in my blog. Thank you!
    Using your own handwriting is very creative. :)


  33. Avatar January 8th, 2010 at 9:58 pm sweska Says:

    Hi! Many thanks for this wonderful theme :)
    Is it possible to have the font used for this theme?


  34. Avatar January 12th, 2010 at 6:10 am yza Says:

    nice!!!:D will use this!


  35. Avatar February 16th, 2010 at 5:37 am Rachel Says:

    Love it – simple stunning and stylish


  36. Avatar February 16th, 2010 at 7:19 am oscar Says:

    Nice theme but is there a way to make it 2 column like version 1.0? Too many notes make it look cluttered.


  37. Avatar February 17th, 2010 at 10:15 am Thiago Paz Says:

    grat job!


  38. Avatar February 19th, 2010 at 8:17 am graphico Says:

    Awesome…!!!


  39. Avatar February 27th, 2010 at 5:24 pm bai Says:

    I have just installed your template on my blog – I really love the design, the text is clean and simple and the rest of the site is exciting. Thank you very much for this!

    I just have one problem, in the date-labels in the margin, I get “undefined – undefined”. I have tried to change the format of the date, but it doesn’t help. Have you got any suggestions to how to get the date right?
    I do use blogspot, might that be the problem? If so, can i delete a code, to remove the labels?


  40. Avatar February 28th, 2010 at 3:01 am bai Says:

    I did find the answer to the date-question in the comments to the post where you specified that you didn’t design for blogger. I am sorry for posting before reading properly.


  41. Avatar March 17th, 2010 at 9:21 am Beth Says:

    Love the design…my question is the same as other post:

    I just have one problem, in the date-labels in the margin, I get “undefined – undefined”. I have tried to change the format of the date, but it doesn’t help. Have you got any suggestions to how to get the date right?


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  43. Avatar June 25th, 2010 at 6:37 am Payton Says:

    Awesome…!!!


  44. Avatar June 26th, 2010 at 8:03 pm rene estrada Says:

    hey wats up how r u doin


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  46. Avatar August 10th, 2010 at 3:41 am Althea Says:

    This is the best theme I saw! This is really great, I’m just flabbergasted! Yahoo! I’m really using this theme for my blogs and websites….

    -Thea


  47. Avatar September 9th, 2010 at 1:31 am wowwww Says:

    efgwaegThe bg repeat is worrying


  48. Avatar September 26th, 2010 at 7:42 am Robert Says:

    Created link categories, but new links keep piling on to the long list under Friends & Links. Can I remove Friends & Links? I’m working on Edublogs/Wordpress. Thanks!


  49. Avatar December 2nd, 2010 at 8:42 pm Debbie Says:

    Is this theme widget-ready?

    Thanks!


  50. Avatar December 14th, 2010 at 3:50 am sid Says:

    looks awesome.. great work!


  51. Avatar January 6th, 2011 at 5:18 pm soham Says:

    How can I put a header image in this theme? Tht’s ht eonly show-stopper for me currently !!


  52. Avatar January 6th, 2011 at 5:22 pm soham Says:

    How can I put a header image in this theme? Tht’s the only showstopper for me !!


  53. Avatar January 6th, 2011 at 5:23 pm Soham Says:

    Does it hv threaded comments?


  54. Avatar January 13th, 2011 at 3:46 pm skyler Says:

    hey people


  55. Avatar January 13th, 2011 at 3:48 pm skyler Says:

    !!!


  56. Avatar January 13th, 2011 at 3:49 pm skyler Says:

    hey people!!!!!!*****


  57. Avatar January 20th, 2011 at 1:54 pm StaSik Says:

    Спасибо большое за то что вы есть!!! Увидев эту тему я решил сделать сайт для своего класса!


  58. Avatar February 7th, 2011 at 9:08 am Beth Says:

    Hi, love the theme. How can I move my Aweber opt-in form up to the top of the page on the right side (on the sidebar) – or can I? Thanks so much!


  59. Avatar February 7th, 2011 at 5:12 pm Lorena Says:

    Não consigo baixar o tema, me ajudeeeeeeee


  60. Avatar February 12th, 2011 at 3:49 am Tina Says:

    Brilliant theme! Thank you :)


  61. Avatar March 1st, 2011 at 12:19 am short poems Says:

    Beautiful theme!


  62. Avatar March 8th, 2011 at 8:14 am Laura Mesa Says:

    Hi everybody!
    I’m using this template, but I’m having several problems. My facebook buttons doesn’t appear, although I choose this option. I don`t know why it doesn’t work and when I publish something new, it’s the same problem with my name. It doesn’t appear. How can I solve it?
    Thanks


  63. Avatar March 19th, 2011 at 10:58 am Patrizia Says:

    Been using this theme for a few months now because I thought it was awesome, but then suddenly today it went all weird & now I don’t know how to fix it. Please can you help?


  64. Avatar March 27th, 2011 at 12:48 pm Kati Korosi Says:

    This is the best theme, I love it!

    Thanks!


  65. Avatar April 20th, 2011 at 2:27 am Tori Says:

    G’Day from Tori


  66. Avatar April 21st, 2011 at 2:31 am Gryziolki Says:

    It’s the best theme I ever seen. I’m using it since I started my blog. I was looking for good theme very long and then I found this. It’s great!


  67. Avatar April 27th, 2011 at 7:26 am blah Says:

    Testing


  68. Avatar April 27th, 2011 at 7:30 am Sam Says:

    Is there anyway to copy the script?


  69. Avatar May 1st, 2011 at 8:58 am Hugo Says:

    Thanks for sharing, is a really nice theme, I’m using it in my blog.

    Regards!


  70. Avatar May 16th, 2011 at 7:07 pm lool Says:

    Hello, i’m french and i have personalised the design of this nice theme on Dotclear.
    Thanks for this theme, and if you want see us site… of climbers ;-)


  71. Avatar June 22nd, 2011 at 7:24 pm Bobbi Says:

    I’m new to WordPress and I’m having an issue with your theme.

    The page has styles defined in the head:
    /**/

    How can I get rid of this?


  72. Avatar June 22nd, 2011 at 7:54 pm Bobbi Says:

    I figured it out. Nevermind.


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  75. Avatar August 20th, 2011 at 8:24 am joanna Says:

    Hello,

    I’m just starting a blog for my son who’s a type 1 diabetic. I LOVE this theme!!! I just uploaded the vs 1 but then saw the 1.5 vs. I can’t seem to get it to work. I don’t see the XML document that it asks for to change the template. Can you please help : )

    Thanks,

    Joanna


  76. Avatar October 19th, 2011 at 11:23 am Roelof Wobben Says:

    Hello,

    Can I have instead of the categories section, the widget section so I can put there my archive widget ?


  77. Avatar October 25th, 2011 at 10:40 am Lara Says:

    Hello, I really like your template and I just downloaded it for my blog but I have a kind of green band at the top which I didn’t have on blogger and that you don’t have on this website. What can I do to get rid of it ?
    Thank you for your work


  78. Avatar November 14th, 2011 at 10:35 am best pharmacy Says:

    i’ve just updated to Notepad Chaos 1.5, nice sidebar and gravatar, but something I don’t like. It is: when I add widget to sidebar. The background cathegories, Friends and Link, meta…(a piece of paper background) dissapear. Hope the incoming NC 2.0 fix it(not really a bug, but I prefer the background piece a paper ). :)


  79. Avatar November 25th, 2011 at 11:32 am Nina Says:

    Hi Evan,

    Thank you for creating such a wonderful theme. I do have one question. How do you access or create information for the “What is this place” Sidebar? I can’t seem to find it anywhere on the wordpress dashboard or widgets. Would you be able to send me a quick answer to how to edit this or how to remove the heading if possible?

    Thanks so much!
    Nina


  80. Avatar November 30th, 2011 at 5:44 pm ali Says:

    Hello, I really like your template and I just downloaded it for my blog but I have a kind of green band at the top which I didn’t have on blogger and that you don’t have on this website. What can I do to get rid of it ?


  81. Avatar December 7th, 2011 at 10:12 am Ben Says:

    Hello, thank you for this great work. I’ll try this.


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  83. Avatar December 7th, 2011 at 11:15 pm Notepad Chaos: A Free WordPress Theme « Campur Aduk.com Says:

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  84. Avatar January 7th, 2012 at 8:06 am ihavenothing Says:

    i use blogspot, this theme unavailable :(


  85. Avatar January 17th, 2012 at 4:35 am jack cabida Says:

    Brilliant!


  86. Avatar June 27th, 2012 at 5:15 pm charles Says:

    Excellent :)


  87. Avatar July 11th, 2012 at 6:01 am Bartek Smykowski Says:

    I found your theme at some site. Wanted some travel WP theme and when I couldn’t find any suitable and beautiful, I’ve found Notepad Chaos and Desktop Chaos. I must say WOOOOWWW. This designs are so inique and cute. It will go for my blog and stay there forever. Thank you.


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  90. Avatar October 12th, 2012 at 5:13 am Rajesh Says:

    i like your design


  91. Avatar October 18th, 2012 at 9:25 am nico Says:

    Wonderful theme, thx. I use it on my blog and on one or two clients websites.


  92. Avatar November 17th, 2012 at 7:05 am Max Says:

    Great theme


  93. Avatar November 19th, 2012 at 8:07 am Charles Says:

    I love your design, how can i download it ?


  94. Avatar December 11th, 2012 at 4:24 pm Doodle Jump Deluxe Says:

    Is it possible to download your theme ?


  95. Avatar December 11th, 2012 at 4:25 pm Marc Says:

    I found this theme too but how to get it ?


  96. Avatar April 4th, 2013 at 7:18 pm Junior Says:

    This is an amazing theme and I also loved it. I guess this is a good example to study the codes and learn something else.


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