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I’m preparing to port my blog to Subtext from old (t)rusty .Text. For practice I ported Cogitation skin for .Text by Mark Wagner. I hope Mark doesn’t mind. That’s the skin I modified a bit and I’m currently using of Byte my bites.


So here it is: Cogitation for Subtext 1.9.3

Installation instructions:

  • Extract the contents of the “Cogitation-SubText193.zi”p file into a folder named "SubtextTextWeb/Skins/Cogitation".
  • Add the following line of code to the Skins.config file located in the "SubtextWeb/Admin" folder.

    <SkinTemplate Name="Cogitation" TemplateFolder="Cogitation">
        <Style href="print.css" media="print" />

Please drop a comment if you end up using this skin!

I have tested Subtext on separate installation and I like the progress Phil and Guys have made from .Text. Skins seem to be the weakest like so I guess every new skin will be appreciated.

Why I chose Subtext in favor of WordPress that I recommend for everyone else? I just don’t feel like leaving all links to my blog posts to result in error and certainly I’m not going to write custom redirector so they stay alive. With Subtext I keep both the design and current links. And of course – I can modify it to my needs, since it’s C# and open source. Why not Community Server? Because it’s big and it seems clumsy – and I don’t need forums and galleries and other features… I just need to run my blog.

Posted on Tuesday, December 26, 2006 2:18 AM | Filed under: Software Blogging |


# re: Cogitation skin for Subtext 12/27/2006 2:06 AM Mark Wagner
Hi Bite,

No problem regarding the use of my .Text skin for your new Subtext blog skin. Thanks for the open and honest acknowledgement. Looks nice. I will have to look into the Subtext blog solution for myself.

Mark Wagner

# re: Cogitation skin for Subtext 12/27/2006 6:56 PM Haacked
You should consider uploading the skin to the 3rd party skin gallery at

# re: Cogitation skin for Subtext 12/27/2006 10:46 PM David
Done that, Haacked.

# re: Cogitation skin for Subtext 4/23/2007 1:44 PM Michael Freidgeim
I have not found your Cogitation skin on
Anyway I found it as the best from those available for users.

Ideally I prefer a few modifications to be done:
1.Could menu be moved to the right side of the page?
2. Have Print button visible.
3 Categories to be shown (as in Naked skin).
4.For author to show Edit icon not only on HomePage, but on individual post view.

# re: Cogitation skin for Subtext 4/30/2007 11:38 PM Michael Freidgeim
Could you upload to the modified version with implemented some of the things I mentioned.
BTW, I found Cogitation skin on, it was just on the second page, but search doesn't workon their site.


# re: Cogitation skin for Subtext 5/1/2007 11:58 PM David
My skin is modified in many ways, some of which are for me specifically, so I don't have a version I could upload.

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