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Backburner Version 1.1.5

Minor update that fixes a bug related to YouTube playlists within a text post.


Frequently asked customization options using Custom CSS and the Description

Quite frequently people ask how to make minor adjustments to the appearance of their site and often the easiest way is to use the Custom CSS field in Customize > Advanced and the Description in Customize > Info.  The advantage of making tweaks through these two fields is you will still automatically get updates to Backburner as they are submitted.  Below are several snippets that are frequently requested to get you going in the right direction.

Center content in the browser

#overall {
  margin: 10px auto 40px auto;
}

Change the background

body{
  background: url(http://PATH_TO_YOUR_UPLOADED_IMAGE) !important;
}

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Backburner Update 1.1.2

Added Facebook Like Button & Fixes

This morning I submitted version 1.1.2 of Backburner for approval.  If you have already purchased Backburner everything should automatically upgrade for you; although if you changed the theme with Custom HTML you will need to manually upgrade or reinstall the theme to get 1.1.2.

Version 1.1.2 primarily changes the share options from Facebook “share” to the new Facebook like button.  Check out all of the changes on the Theme Versions page.

Again, thank you for all the feedback and feature requests!  Keep them coming.


With the release of Backburner 1.1.2 I changed the Facebook share functionality to the new Like button that lets visitors share any Tumblr post to their friends on Facebook with one click. The $19 premium theme, Backburner comes with support for Facebook Like and Twitter retweet (through TweetMeme) as well as additional updates down the road.

If you’re looking to add the like button into your own custom theme the process is pretty straight forward.

Customize Your Button

Go to Facebook’s Developers site and customize the appearance and functionality options for the Like button.

  • URL to Like - This is the URL of you post’s permalink.  Tumblr recently added variable that returns the URL encode version of the permalink - {URLEncodedPermalink}
  • Layout Style - Backburner uses the button count style because of the limited space in the share this overlay, but if your theme has the room you can use the standard style that shows additional information.
  • Show Faces - This option shows several of the profile pictures of the other people who liked this post.
  • Width - If you’re using the button count style you can get away with a width in the 75-100px range.
  • Verb to display: Give you the option to label the Like button as “like" or "recommend”.
  • Font - Allows you to select the font you want to use for the Like button.
  • Color Scheme - Depending where the button will be placed you can choose a light or dark scheme that better suits your design.

For reference here’s Backburner’s Like button HTML code:

<iframe src="http://www.facebook.com/plugins/like.php?href=
{URLEncodedPermalink}&amp;layout=button_count&amp;
show_faces=false&amp;width=98&amp;action=like&amp;
colorscheme=light" scrolling="no" frameborder="0"
allowTransparency="true" style="border:none;
overflow:hidden; width:98px; height:px"></iframe>

Insert IFrame Into Your Theme

After you have your customized HTML code for the Like button you will just need to place the code within Tumblr’s Post loop.  For example…

{block:Post}
...
<!-- Insert HTML code from Facebook -->
{/block:Posts} 

When you are adding in the HTML code make sure you place it outside of the Text, Photo, Audio, etc post blocks so that you only have to add it once for it to show up on the index page as well as the permalink pages.


New Share This Functionality
Backburner 1.1 was just submitted this morning for approval that is full of improvements, new features, and changes.  One new feature is the Share This tool below each post.  If you roll over the button you can copy the short URL, retweet using TweetMeme or share on Facebook.
In the upcoming Backburner 1.1.1 release I will be adding in support for Bit.ly which allows you to use their URL shortener and even roll your own shortener domain name with Bit.ly Pro.

New Share This Functionality

Backburner 1.1 was just submitted this morning for approval that is full of improvements, new features, and changes.  One new feature is the Share This tool below each post.  If you roll over the button you can copy the short URL, retweet using TweetMeme or share on Facebook.

In the upcoming Backburner 1.1.1 release I will be adding in support for Bit.ly which allows you to use their URL shortener and even roll your own shortener domain name with Bit.ly Pro.


Upcoming Backburner Release
This evening I&#8217;m working changes for version 1.0.2.  Thank you for all the feedback, suggestions and requests for Backburner.  After each new update is approved you should see the changes instantly on your site.  If you have made changes to the HTML you can refer to the Theme Versions page to see exactly what has changed so that you can update as well.
Make sure you Follow Backburner so know about changes and new features as they&#8217;re announced.

Upcoming Backburner Release

This evening I’m working changes for version 1.0.2.  Thank you for all the feedback, suggestions and requests for Backburner.  After each new update is approved you should see the changes instantly on your site.  If you have made changes to the HTML you can refer to the Theme Versions page to see exactly what has changed so that you can update as well.

Make sure you Follow Backburner so know about changes and new features as they’re announced.


Install Backburner Premium Theme

Version 1.0.1

The first version of the premium Tumblr theme Backburner is now available to purchase for $19. Future releases are planned to incorporate feedback, new Tumblr features, and additional styles.

See what has changed in the latest version.


Ash Style Charcoal Style Royal Style

Three Unique Backburner Styles

Backburner comes with options to select three unique styles in the Appearance menu.  Click the links in the list below to preview the styles.



Posts I Liked on Tumblr