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Use sans serif fonts everywhere on Cutline

June 9th, 2011 · How To

We’ll be publishing some of the more popular questions that have been posted/sent in to our Cutline support desk. If you have any concerns, don’t hesitate to contact us.

The Cutline Theme is designed with serif fonts (Georgia, Times New Roman) as body text, and sans serif fonts (Helvetica, Arial) as header text. Not everyone is a fan of this combination, however, as we’ve received this question from several of you. The key is in finding all instances of font family declaration in the stylesheet.

  1. Open your style.css file.
  2. Everywhere you find

    Georgia, "Times New Roman", Times, serif

    replace it with

    Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif

    The key is in the serif vs. sans-serif declaration.

One user wanted to use Geneva instead of Helvetica, so this is the font stack we recommended:

Geneva, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif

Which means we also advised the addition of Geneva, Tahoma to existing sans-serif declarations as well.

If you want to customize the way your Cutline theme looks by changing fonts, here are some recommended resources to peruse:

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Cutline Support Forums temporarily undergoing maintenance

May 18th, 2011 · Site Updates

First of all, we’d like to thank everyone who continues to support the Cutline theme. The support forums are currently down for some maintenance and security checks, but we can continue to help you out as best as we can. If you’re interested in availing of premium support, don’t hesitate to contact us and we’ll shoot back an email about it.

We’ll also be sharing the tips, hacks, fixes that were posted in the forums over at this blog over the next few weeks, plus stay tuned for announcements about updates to the theme.

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Cutline Support Forums now at Performancing Hive

June 25th, 2010 · Site Updates

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: The Cutline Support Forums have moved to Peformancing Hive. Please CLICK HERE and update your bookmarks!

Your accounts should be still intact, but since we’re still moving things around, some links may no longer work. But as of today, premium support via the Forums can now resume. Other support services continue, as listed here.

Again, visit the Cutline Forums at Performancing Hive here. Thank you for your continued support!

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Cutline Forums Tips & Tricks: unique header images, fix tags list, dropdown menus

June 25th, 2009 · How To

A lot of you are still asking questions via the comment form, which is not too easy to keep track of compared to the Support Forums. And it just so happens that the questions you’ve been asking have been answered over there! Let’s go over them, shall we?

Head over to the Forums for more!

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Cutline Forums Tips & Tricks: column widths, AdSense, custom link lists and categories

May 6th, 2009 · How To

We’ve had a good amount of questions answered at our new Cutline Support Forums (join now!) so if you have a burning question about using the Cutline theme you might want to check out these helpful mods and fixes:

Want more? Head on over to the forums and make some new friends!

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New Cutline Forums Online

February 27th, 2009 · Site Updates

It took quite some time, as we had to wrack our brains to see how we can better organize the new forums. And so the new Cutline support forum is online. This includes two new main areas: the community support forum and the premium support forum.

The community support forum will, like before, let Cutline users exchange ideas, tips, mods, and fixes. Anyone is free to post and respond here (and we do encourage everyone to do so).

The premium support area is basically the paid version of the community support. This will not only include discussions among community mebmers, though. The folks who currently maintain Cutline (meaning Splashpress Media) will also directly respond to inquiries here. We know we’ve been a bit busy with replying elsewhere, but now that the forum is part of our business plan (meaning we get a small return in exchange for our time and effort in responding), we will definitely have a faster turnaround.
Monthly subscription is $3.99 per month, charged annually.

If you have more urgent concerns, we would be happy to help you if you can get in touch with us directly. Simple fixes would, of course, be free (or you can send us beer, tea or espresso), but more complicated ones would have to be charged the usual rate.

The old forum is archived here, as we know there is still a treasure chest of knowledge (and discussion) stored there.

We hope to see you at the new forum!

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We’re Installing New Forum Software

February 2nd, 2009 · Site Updates

Folks, the Cutline forum is currently offline. Well, at least the one found over at is. We’re currently installing new forum software, with a new design and with some new features that I’ve previously discussed (particularly the premium support).

I’ve moved the old forum to another directory. If you need to refer to information stored on the old forum, please head on to We’re keeping the old content archived.

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Cutline versions 2.2 and 1.4 3-Column Released

January 12th, 2009 · Release Notes

We are pleased to inform everyone that the following versions of Cutline have been released:

As I’ve written previously, the upgrade is for compatibility with the new features of WordPress 2.7. A summary of fixes in these editions:

  1. Gravatar support (which replaces the comment numbering)
  2. Threaded comment support (if activated within WordPress settings)
  3. Post classes (you can differentiate the look of sticky and other posts)
  4. Image class support (compatible with the classes used by WordPress image uploader)
  5. Some under-the-hood tweaks

I’m currently working on setting up a preview site for all four versions. If you’re upgrading your theme, be sure to upload the entire thing, as many of the files have been edited. Don’t forget to backup.

Enjoy Cutline!

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Cutline Version 1.4 Released

January 10th, 2009 · Release Notes

As we earlier noted, the present versions of Cutline will not work perfectly with the recently released WordPress 2.7. Well, Cutline will not exactly break your site; the theme will still work with WP 2.7, although some of the new features, like threaded comments, post classes, and the like will not be present.

And so we are pleased to announce the release of Cutline 1.4, which is an upgrade of Cutline 1.3 (two-column, right sidebar). This stems from the original Cutline release, in contrast to version 2.1 and the three-column versions, which are newer variants.

We consider this new release to be a major one, but users might not notice the difference from the outside. Much of the improvements we did are under the hood. Cutline 1.4 was an update by our resident designer, Sophia Lucero, who has also done several other designs in Splashpress Media’s blog network.


The following editions have also been updated. Same basic release notes apply.

What’s in this Release

1. Threaded comments

WordPress 2.7 allows up to 10 nested levels, but in this case, we recommend only a few (up to 5 perhaps), especially because of the width of the main column, which might not accommodate more.

We replaced comment numbering with gravatars. The comment permalinks can be accessed through the comment time stamp.

2. Post classes

Each post in The Loop is now wrapped with its own DIV. Sticky posts have the corresponding CSS classes. These are unstyled as of now, but the update gives you the option of changing the styling of sticky posts.

3. Image CSS classes

Cutline 1.4 now supports WordPress’ built in image classes (.alignnone, .alignleft, .aligncenter, .alignright), image captions, and image galleries.

4. Minor tweaks to several other theme files.

5. wp_page_menu() was not used.

Why? It’s just a wrapper around wp_list_pages and adds extra code that we don’t need for the top menu.


Note that you should only use Cutline 1.4 with WordPress 2.7 up. Cutline 1.4 is not compatible with older versions of WP.

If you are upgrading from an older Cutline version, we recommend that you replace all your existing theme files with this one (be sure to make a backup, if you made some customizations). While you might not notice many changes from viewing your blog, much of the work we did here were under the hood.

Also, we wanted to release all the updates in one go, but since we’re still working on the other editions, we will just update this post with incremental releases.

You can download Cutline 1.4 here.

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Yes, We Will Upgrade.

December 11th, 2008 · Release Notes, Site Updates

WordPress 2.7 has been released, and the big question by some Cutline users (we’ve received a few emails) is whether we will be updating Cutline to support the requirements of the new version. This is in the works. At the very least, we will be updating the existing releases (if you wish to retain the same look and feel) to make them compatible with WordPress 2.7. But the bigger news would be that plan to come up with an upgrade once we have the underlying structure (i.e., compatibility with WP 2.7) in place.

This might take some time, though, but we’ll do our best to come up with the updates before the year ends.

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