We had some issues with the Atahualpa Theme after the Commons upgrade to WordPress 3.0, and these have now been resolved. Thanks go to Boone Gorges for getting it up and running again, and to the Commons community for reporting the issues. Atahualpa is one of our most popular themes.
To recap: When we upgraded to 3.0, users of the theme lost access to Atahualpa’s theme control panel. Turns out our old version of the theme was incompatible with WP 3.0 – so we installed the newest , beta version of Atahualpa (3.5.3), which has a slew of new features, and a couple little bugs that needed fixing.
Rotating Header Image:
If you want a rotating header image, you need to upload your media files (in Dashboard: Media>>Add New) using the naming convention “atahualpa_header_1”, “atahualpa_header_2,” “atahualpa_header_3,” etc.
File types can be jpg, png, or gif. These images will override the default, floral images which come with the theme. Note: once you do this, you cannot go back to the default images.
Static Header Image:
There are a number of ways to put a static image in the header, including just adding one image to the upload folder called “atahualpa_header_1.” But I would suggest setting your image height to 0 (or just remove %image and substitute with %logo), and instead use the logo area and set your image as the background of this area. Seems to work consistently for me, and you don’t need to mess with the complications of the rotator.
Two Horizontal Bars in the Background:
The new version of Atahualpa comes with a background image that has two horizontal bars (one beige and one black) that run across the whole width. To get rid of these (they are not that attractive), you need to go to the theme’s control panel and delete the url. See below:
Also see Atahualpa in the Commons Codex.
Thanks again to Aaron Kendall, Shawn M. , Rowena Li, Daisy Dominquez and especially to Boone!
And let us know if you encounter any other issues with this versatile (and complicated) theme.
During the Spanish conquest of the Inca Empire, the Spaniard Francisco Pizarro captured Atahualpa and used him to control the Inca empire. Eventually, the Spanish executed Atahualpa by garrote, ending the Inca Empire (although several successors claimed the title of Sapa Inca (“unique Inca”) and led a resistance against the invading Spaniards). After Atahualpa died, the Incan Empire began to fall apart. (Wikipedia)