Deep Blue WordPress Theme Released

By Daniel Scocco

I am glad to finally release the first free WordPress theme by Daily Blog Tips. The plan is to release a new one every couple of months. All themes will be functional and optimized, since I know what bloggers are looking for when they download a theme for their site.


Deep Blue is an elegant theme created by Nathan Rice. The theme was specifically designed to include a 336×280 Adsense unit on top of the sidebar. Google confirms that this is the best performing Adsense format, so the layout should enable bloggers to monetize their site efficiently without compromising the user experience.

Nathan did an outstanding job creating many useful features for the theme, including:

  • Easy Adsense Integration: The theme comes with a ad.php file where you just need to paste your Adsense code and it will be displayed on the sidebar automatically
  • Search Engine Optimization: The meta and title tags are already optimized for search engines.
  • Easy Feedburner Integration: The “Theme Options” section inside the WordPress control panel enables the blogger to insert his Feedburner URL, which will be used all over the theme.
  • Customizable Sidebar: The sidebar already comes with a pretty “Popular Posts” section, and it splits automatically into two sidebars below it.
  • Expandable Menu Tabs: The tabs will automatically resize to match the size of the links on the menu.
  • Comments Styling: Author comments have a different style.

Update: Due to popular demand we have also included a theme version designed to display 6 125×125 ad blocks on the right sidebar. This version comes with an “Ads” folder inside the “Images” folder. You just need to place your banners there and update the ad.php file with their name. Below you will find a screenshot with the 125×125 ads.


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258 Responses to “Deep Blue WordPress Theme Released”

  • Vikram Kinkar

    Its a good theme Daniel! Very Clean and minimalist!
    And its great that you gave an option of selecting the option to go for either the right or left sidebar. Thats quite innovative!

  • Daniel

    I think that the right sidebar looks nicer, but a left one with a adsense unit on top should perform quite well on the monetization aspect.

  • Dave Davis

    This theme is awesome. VERY adaptable. Been playing around with the CSS and due the the simplistic nature it is very easy to change and make look different. I think something like this should be included by default with WP.

  • Michael

    That theme looks absolutely awesome. The adsense integration looks neat and tidy, the styling looks polished and web 2.0-esque.

    It sounds crazy, but the dedication you guys put into the community is astounding. I wish that I would someday have the time to contribute like you guys do.

    Great theme, even though I’ll stick to my current one at the moment, I’ll be using it in the near future.

    Thank you so much.

  • Wayne Liew

    A simple and great theme.

    What I like about it is the white background for the main contents which will open the compatibility of the theme with pictures and widgets of any colors.

    A third column option will be a great add-on to this theme.

  • Kevin Muldoon

    Very nice theme. Good work 🙂

  • bmunch

    Great choice of colors. Especially the red button on the search bar.

    Is it possible to change the adsense integration to 125×125 banner block?

  • Daniel

    bmunch, I had thought of that, it is coming!

  • bmunch

    That’s great….

    Wow, that was a fast reply.

  • bakkouz

    I can’t say its “awesome”, to be quite honest. there are very few WordPress themes that I can call awesome, like K2 and its derivatives, now That, is a truly awesome theme. this theme is nice and all, but its pretty standard, nothing really spectacular about it. and its too minimalistic for my taste.
    Sorry, had to be honest 🙂

  • Daniel

    Bakkouz, no worries, it is a matter of taste.

    I really like the design, and will probably even use it on some of my smaller blogs.

    Other people seem to like as well, cause there are quite a few downloads already.

  • Chris Jacobson

    I like that theme a lot. I may use it for one of my other sites.

  • bakkouz

    Don’t get me wrong Daniel, I’m not saying it’s not a good theme, it is a very good and practical theme, And I’m pretty sure it would load fast too, which is excellent. You’ve done a great, and much appreciated Job by the community 🙂

  • Tejvan Pettinger

    Looks very good. I may use one of those in the near future.

  • Dave Starr — ROI Guy

    very much appreciated. I’ve been using one of Nathan Rice’s other offerings. Elegant Blue for about two minths now and have enjoyed both its looks and performance … this one is certainly a step up … thaks to you, Daniel and Nathan for making such an execellent package available for free.

  • CaribWebDev

    I like it! Will definitely consider using it on a current or future project…looking forward to future themes

  • Young

    there are something wrong when you click the category and archives in the sidebar, the content do not meet it should be, you can see that in your See a Live Demo .

    I would like to know whether you are going to improve that. Tks!

  • Todd Morris

    I like this theme. I’m currently using one of Nathan Rice’s themes on my site. And before that, one of Cory Millers. One day while surfing, I came across … and became hooked on their style. I did vow to myself that I wouldn’t change themes again for at least 6 months. But, I’ll keep this one bookmarked just in case. 🙂

  • Daniel

    Young, what is wrong with that? The only thing I see is that you get a header there specifying the category or archive, that is why the content gets shifted down slightly.

  • Duane

    Being new to WordPress, I’ve been looking for something simple, clean, and manageable. This is so easy to use even for a newbie such as myself. Many Thanks!

  • Sharon Hurley Hall

    Great theme! I’ve just switched my site to it and my readers are loving it!

  • Nancy Hendrickson

    Love the clean lines and color combos. I just installed on a new site and am wondering what do I have to do to remove all of the date functions? This particular site needs to have all posts without any dates. Anyone know how I can do this?

  • Daniel

    Nancy, you just need to log into the WordPress control panel, then Presentation, then Theme editor.

    Once there you will need to open the index.php file and remove the following line:

    <div class=”date”><span><?php the_time(‘F j, Y’); ?></span></div>

    After that do the same thing with single.php and archive.php.

  • Richie

    That’s a nice theme,thanks!

  • Youbeatme

    I like the theme,thanks very much!

  • Rali

    It’s just great theme.

  • skarld

    This series of posts promises to be a big hit, especially with theme releases like DeepBlue.

  • Jomark

    A really nice professional looking theme. Thanks. I’m using it now on one of my sites.

  • Bala Krishna

    Excellent 125*125 column theme.. good to add sponsor links and more content in side bad..

  • Young

    Danie, I really love the design, so that I have to say that you did not get the point I mentioned. Take the post “Internet Retailer Names DelightfulDeliveries Hot 100 Website” on the demo for example, you can see the defference between and The real form can not be shown at . That is all, I wont say any more about this.

  • doniek

    Very nice theme, good job bro 🙂

  • Kenneth Elliott

    I run this theme on a number of my website already and I am very happy with the results. I am glad you gave an option for 125 X 125 Ad blocks. I am going to run this one on my website.

    Kenneth Elliott

  • charles

    wow this theme is clean and pro looking. i will be using this soon. 🙂 thank you for this free wp theme.

  • milet

    nice template.

    i’m using it now.

    but can you teach me how to change the header. i wanted a different color. maybe light green or light pink 😉

  • Jasark

    When adding the adsense code into the ad.php I get the following error. Can someone please help?

    Parse error: parse error, unexpected ‘

  • Daniel

    Jasark, you need to add the code below the lines that are already there. That is, do not remove or change them.

    Let me know if this solves the problem.

  • Jasark


    PERFECT!! I was adding the code in between the php tags. It worked! Thank you for the incredibly fast answer!

  • BestDesi


    I am using your theme in my website. But i am getting this one error which Firebug (in firefox) shows up

    missing ; before

    hover.js (line 1)

    What does the hover.js do? how do i fix that error as it is effecting the thickbox.js which is used by my images.


  • Nikki

    I love this theme!!! Thank you for creating it, I was searching for a theme like this for about 1 week, and I stumbled upon this by way of google. So here is my problem, I am new to this so excuse my ignorance. But when I click on the rss chicklet it gaves me a page filled with codes, how do I get this to go to my rss feed instead?

    One more question this is what is in the ad.php

    Thanks : )

  • Nikki

    sorry my message was cut off, can you give a screen shot of exactly where to put the adsense code in ad.php

    Thank you

  • Daniel

    Nikki, just put the adsense code below the text that is already there.

    The codes you see when you click on the RSS feed are the lines of your raw xml file I suppose. Inside the WordPress control panel go into “Presentation”, then “current theme options”. Paste your Feedburner URL there and you should fix this.

  • Daniel

    BestDesi, this is something related to the hover effect of the tabs. The theme was tested on different browsers so I am not sure why the error is there. If you find any visualization problems let me know, but there shouldn’t be any.

  • Houndico

    Love this theme, and I am now using it myself.

  • marco

    Very nice theme – clean and straight forward. Excellent Ad placement.

  • Not John

    Nice theme, I too would like to see a third column. I am learning how to blog and have been mucking around with wordpress. Each of these wp files seem a little complex to me and I have messed a few up at times. Having people like you that offer up better choices for themes is greatly appreciated.


    Not John Chow

  • Chess360

    Hi, if I re-arrange the widgets from Presentation -> Widgets, the popular articles only show the latest 5 posts regardless of my choice of category as popular. And the resent posts only show 5 posts exactly the same as the popular posts.
    Am I doing anything wrong? Or is it a bug of the theme?

  • Speedy

    This is a good blog theme, clean and beautiful

  • Nikki

    Thank you I was able to correct it and it now works perfectly.

  • Ahilosu

    Great looking theme but I’m having a few problems w/ it. If I’m using firefox to open the site, there are no margins to any page elements and the background is blue. If I’m using IE to open it, it appears to be working great, but in IE the second sidebar begins where the first one ends. what am I doing wrong?

  • Daniel

    Ahilosu, might be problems specific to your PC cause the theme was tested on different browsers and is working fine.

  • luukmuu

    thank for awesome design
    Merry Christmas and Happy new year ……..God bless you

  • Ahilosu

    I have made no modifications to the theme, so being my fault is kinda like out of the question…however, I have re-uploaded the files but the situation is similar.

  • Ahilosu

    ok, I’ve managed to solve the problem. the theme looks great but is there any possiblity to remove the “popular acrticles” widget?

  • Lino

    First of all thank you for this theme, it is very beautiful.

    i have a question, i want insert a new menu tab, “contac me”.
    How can I do?

    thanks for all.

  • Daniel

    @Ahilosu, yeah you just need to delete this section from the sidebar.

    @Lino, you need to create another “Page” inside the WordPress control panel, then this menu tab will be added automatically.

  • max

    i ve been using this one , and i like it , but i cant seem
    to get the ad unit to work ,
    maybe im getting it wrong ..
    how should the ad.php look like after i put the code?
    should i put all the code ? or just the number id ?

  • Daniel

    max, are you using the adsense version or the 125×125 blocks one?

  • max

    im using the adsense version

  • max

    my doubt is how the ad.php should stay .
    like this?

    or should i put the full code ?
    and remove the

  • Daniel

    Max, dont alter the lines that are already just, just add the Adsense code right below them.

  • max

    i get this error when i put the code just below the lines .
    Parse error: syntax error, unexpected ‘

  • cindy

    daniel: I want to add cj 125X125 ads in the given blocks, how do i do that? with their html or javascript code, their image is already there… or where should I host the image for say for other affiliates eg: seo book?

  • Daniel

    @max, looks like a local problem them, cause pasting the Adsense code below the lines that are already there should work smoothly.

    @cindy, the banner images should be placed on the “ads” folder that you find inside the theme.

    If you are going to use another method (javascript, for instance) you can put that code directly on the ads.php file.

    You might need to rework some of the margins and alignments though.

  • GP

    great themes, i will use deep blue with 125 x 125 ads in my new blog, thanks for sharing bro

  • Billy Dennis

    I love your theme, but I am having a booger of a time trying to figure out where to place the call for a gravatar icon in the comments. I’d like it to be within the body of the comment, but I can’t seem to find the exact location.

  • Elizabeth

    Check out how awesome your theme looks in action!

  • Elizabeth

    Well, except it looks fine in Firefox but not in IE7. The bottom two ad blocks are off-center. Any suggestions?

    Also, I’d like to add a Technorati button at the top next to the RSS feed button. I found the RSS feed section of the stylesheet, would I need to make a similar section for technorati?

  • neo

    Very nice theme. This is exactly the layout I have been looking for.


  • Henry

    How would I change the main title at top left with a graphic? I have no trouble matching the background color, just would like to get my logo there.

  • Daniel

    @Billy, I think you might need to customize the CSS a bit to insert gravatars.

    @Elizabeth, let me know if you manage to solve the alignment issue. You will also need to play with the CSS a bit to insert the technorati button and put it in the desired location. (my advice: technorati is getting useless).

    @Henry, you will need to open the header.php file and remove the call for the blog title.

    Here is the line you looking for:

    <div class="title"><a href="<?php echo get_settings('home'); ?>" title="<?php bloginfo('name'); ?>"><?php bloginfo('name'); ?></a></div>

    Delete this line:
    <?php bloginfo(‘name’); ?>

    And put the call for your logo there.

  • D.A.


    I’ve got this theme for my brand new dental blog. I’m trying to figure out exactly how to put 125×125 ads in those boxes, but I don’t understand how.

    Could you give a detailed explanation perhaps for us wordpress dummies trying desperately to learn? 🙂

  • Daniel

    D.A., first of all you need to upload the banners via FTP to the ads folder.

    You will find these one on /wp-content/themes/deepblue/images/ads

    After that log into WordPress control panel, go to “Presentation”, then “Theme Editor”, then open the ads.php file.

    There you will put the name of the banners (e.g., company1.gif) on the lines that are already there, you just need to modify them.

  • MoneyDummy

    When I install the theme, the home page is blank and the bottom sidebar bears this message: Fatal error: Call to undefined function: wp_list_categories() in /home/.gestalt/moneydummy/ on line 18

    Am I don’t something wrong?

  • Daniel

    Somehow your WordPress install is not recognizing the php call to the sidebar.

    Eliminate that line on the sidebar.php and make manual links to the categories, this should fix the problem.

  • MoneyDummy

    Thanks so much for taking the time to reply!

  • Bong (JB)

    I was impressive by the new look of a fave blog of mine so I followed the link here. Nice theme. I’m thinking which of my blogs should use it…

    Thanks. 😀

  • Jordi Planas Manzano

    Very nice theme.

    What is the OK size for a logo image?

    Thank you in advance.

  • Daniel

    Jordi, different sizes could work depending on what you are aiming for. Just play with them.

  • jawwad

    whenever i try to put a comment with a smiley in this theme it appears above the actual text (not aligned with the text on the line)that looks very weird. How I can correct it.

  • Daniel

    jaywad, I will take a look into the smileys.

  • Jawwad

    Daniel: I am waiting for your response. Please do help if you have a solution. Because it will be an overwhelming task to opt for a different theme for me now as I have moded it heavily to my needs and just stuck on this smileys issue.

  • Daniel

    Jawwad, here is the fix, add these lines of code to the stylesheet (style.css) file.

    #content img.wp-smiley {

    float: none;

    border: none;

    padding: 0px;

    margin: 0px;


    #content img.wp-wink {

    float: none;

    border: none;

    padding: 0px;

    margin: 0px;


  • Jawwad

    Thanks for the help Daniel.

  • sheva381142

    I already uploaded all data in the folder, it works and still has error :

    “Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /home/ekuta/public_html/blog/wp-content/themes/new/ on line 3”

    What should I Do? Need a bit detailed explanation. I am newbie in wp.

    Thanks in advance.


  • oci

    Thanks Daniel, you are indeed God sent.
    I am on my way to resurrecting this blog and this theme is the best thing to have happened to it thus far.

    I owe you one, mate.

  • Nancy

    Would someone be willing to share how they set up the 125×125 ad file and the google ad file? I’ve tried but nothing is working – and I think I just don’t have the code in correctly. I would love to see samples of these two files, using fake code – just so somone without a lot of coding ability can figure out the convention used.


  • Коолекционер бизнес-идей

    Nice theme. I’ll recommend it for my friend. Her blog will be about success and this theme matches the success very mach.

  • Manish

    I saw that this template uses get_links() and this function has been deprecated. This shud be replaced with wp_list_bookmarks()

  • Blog Oh Joe

    Would be nice if someone could port this theme to Drupal. 😉

  • Steve

    Could not sort the Browse page. Tried to add the archive.php by selecting custom fields and choosing _wp_page_templae but it did not take. Anyone able to do this? Didn’t see Page Template as a choice on the right hand side under Page Parent.

    Anyway, ended up using the Dagon Design sitemap plugin. Worked well.

    Nice theme overall. Thanks for the effort.


  • Motarile

    Hi there,

    I found this theme is fantastic. The only problem is that cannot be internationalized easily. So I’ve modified all your sources to use the _e function for every screen output.

    here you can find the modified sources and the traslation to spanish.

    Thanks for this theme.

    Regards from Barcelona

  • Joyce

    I love this theme and really want to keep it, but can’t seem to get the Adsense code to work.
    I know you said to put it directly under the two sentences that are there, but when I look at the site, there is just a blank spot where the adsense should be.


  • Joyce

    Ignore previous post, I got it working.


  • Charles Hamel

    you will need to open the header.php file and remove the call for the blog title.

    Here is the line you looking for:

    ” title=””>

    Delete this line:

    And put the call for your logo there.

    I am CSS ignorant, but follow directions well. How do I add a call for my logo to achieve a graphical header on the Deep Blue Theme with the 125X125 ads version

    Thanks so much in advance

  • marcelo araujo

    hi daniel. im testing the nice deepblue theme. i setup in options/reader to make a page “Smile.. you are here” to be the initial page. but the default page “home” is showing the “Smile” content too. i need to “home” continue to show the posts… and the “smile” is the default home-page, when the site is access. what i must do to setup to do it? what file i must change? and what tag i must edit? im not a programmer… thanks a lot. sorry for my english (im from brazil)

  • Daniel Scocco

    Marcelo, I don’t think that has anything to do with the theme, these are WordPress settings that you need to solve.

    Try to search on the WordPress forums. Remember the homepage/static page deal is related to your WP version also.

  • marcelo araujo

    hi daniel. thanks. im using the newer version of WP (2.3). and i search a lot on the foruns and in the wp codex, but i havent sucess. the page ‘home’ shows the same content of my static page, that i setup in options > read.. and not the posts, how i need…

  • marcelo araujo

    hi. the error persists… if anybody can help me… i thanks a lot…
    ” i setup in options/reader to make a page “Welcome” to be the initial page. but the default page “home” is showing the “Welcome” content too. i need to “home” continue to show the posts… in Options dont have the “home” page to setup as the posts page…
    help me please!!!

  • Marketing en Internet

    Absolutely great WordPress theme !

  • David Jacques-Louis

    Very fine one

  • Paradigmatico

    This is an excelente theme, I started using it some months ago and I find it terrific.

  • Ahilosu

    Hello there. I’m using the right sidebared version of deep blue. what would be the way for me to add an extra sidebar on the left side?

  • HotJoint

    I have this theme running on my WP 2.5 installation and is just great but i want to know if it takes advantage of the new stuff that came with the new WP.

    If not i will still using it, but, do u guys are planning to create any actualization to make this theme fully compatible with WP 2.5??


  • Sean P. Aune

    Would there be any way to cut the 125×125 down to just two spots (I already successfully did that) and replace the other 4 with Google Ads? I tried it, but it screwed up the alignment. I am trying this on a new blog, and so it may be quite awhile before I can sell the spots, but I want them in place.

    Anyone have any ideas?

  • Sean P. Aune

    Okay, no matter what I do I am getting this problem, I took a screenshot of it and you can see it at I have NOT inserted anything into the sidebar such as extra ads. Anytime I put Google AdSense code in to the ads.php, this is what happens. I don’t get it, and it’s annoying the heck out of me. It does however let me keep two of the 125×125 spots with Google Ads below them… so yay for that!

  • Chris

    Thanks for another great theme! I featured it on my site, Themes that don’t suck!

  • Tom Colvin

    I’m currently using the Spotlight theme, but like your’s even better as the blog posts are even less cluttered.

    However, in testing your theme with Theme Test Drive, I’m uncovering problems in the sidebar. I would like to move 2-3 of my widgets up into the box that stretches across the entire sidebar — my poll, for example, and a couple other high-feature items on my blog. I haven’t discovered how to move the widgets into that section. In fact, is it even possible to move everything in my sidebar there, rather than splitting into the columns?

    Second question: is it possible to move the 125×125 boxes to the bottom of the sidebar?

    And how did HotJoint get the “envelop” into the header, along with the RSS feed icon?



  • Free Website Content

    Sir how do i download this them. Plz prrovide a download link i wan to use this. plz

  • Krishna

    Hi Daniel,

    Thanks for the free template. I have started using it with minor tweaking to my blog. May I request your help for the following:
    I want to change the search functionality to be performed by Google Custom Search Engine. Can you please advise me on the changes for enabling so.


  • SEO Genius

    Hmm with a couple of modifications to suite my own tastes that would be quite a nice template 🙂

  • marcelo araujo

    hi daniel. 3 questions:

    1) when i access the blog, sometimes, the box with popular posts disappear (this boxes stay above recents posts)… this occurs in all pages… but if i put or step the cursor/mouse over the box in rows of posts, they show up. looks like a bug. you know something about this? if there is the correct way?

    2) i put a logo in the place of the title and subtitle of blog.
    i remove the code that you say to remove
    <a href=”” title=””>
    … but the ‘visit site’ button link is over the ‘write’ link. how i can fix this bug?

    3) what is mean “”?
    thanks a lot

  • marcelo araujo

    i think the bug in the box in the popular posts (disappear) are being with the use of a logo… if i put the cursor over the logo the box disappear too…
    i want to write “what is mean … How ya like THAT for SEO” ?

  • abbie

    Hi Daniel,

    I’m using Deep Blue Theme for my blog. It looks nice and clean. I also have been trying to modify several things to suit my need. But since I was new in this blogging world, it really takes my time to learn.

    Great job!! Thanks a lot man… 😉

  • abbie

    Hi Daniel,

    Following my previous comment, I’ve been trying to change some font sizes in CSS, but it’s not working. I know somebody up there in the earlier comment was able to play around with this CSS.
    Could you pls tell me why?

    I found no problem when adding ads on sidebar, header, footer and also when modifying text. Thanks in advance..

  • Anthony Ried

    This theme is great. It can be easily optimized. VERY adaptable. I found no problem while adding different categories or ads while i am using this theme. Awesome work!. I think word press should include something like this.

  • problemas de memoria

    Hi, I put in my blog (Blogger) Deep Blue Theme.
    But orange tabs not appear. How I put tabs in the code?

  • ryan

    I saw that this template uses get_links() and this function has been deprecated. This is very nice….

  • May

    I like it Nathan! Professional yet stylish and simple

  • Christian

    Love this theme! Got it runnig on
    – BUT me problem is that the pictures in the posts are not floating. They just to float right (I just put them in ia the media library). But now all pictures are aligned above the text.
    Any solution for this?

    Thanks a lot!

  • Christian

    (problemas de memoria > you really need to have some static pages (not just blog posts) to make tabs appear on top.)

  • Christian

    New problem: As seen on some of the posts on the front page show up with BOLD text. I have no idea why, since they are not written with bold in the editor – and when clicked they show up with the real text without the bolding..

    Can you help, please?

  • Christian

    (UPS! Please delete my latest comment from August 1st – that was my bad – stupid formatting. 🙂
    Would love to get some help on the image alignment / flot/clear thing though. THANKS! 🙂 )

  • Christian Brix

    Erhm.. yes… it’s me again.. sorry to keep shouting in an emtpy rooom.. But I would just like to let you all know, that there is a solution to the problem with the images that will not float correctly. 🙂

    You just need to add the following to you css-file:

    img.alignleft, div.alignleft {
    margin:0 0.5em 0.5em 0;
    img.alignright, div.alignright {
    margin:0 0 0.5em 0.5em;
    img.aligncentered, div.aligncentered {
    margin:0 auto;

    Read for yourself on

  • Busti

    I like the themes! Will definitely sure using it on my next project…looking forward to future themes, thx for all!

  • Mayur

    It’s an Awesome theme with no load 😀
    Applied to my blog also :p
    Thanks Gr8 work.

  • faizal kamal

    Wow v. . . . . thats amazing info,
    I like it! Will definitely consider using it on a current or future project…looking forward to future themes

    Good Work . . Sir


  • Janet

    I LOVE this them but have one little problem – when I try to make any changes to “archive.php” I get “Whoops! That Page Isn’t Here. If you are looking for a specific post, please use the search bar at the top of the page.”

    I even tried editing the file in my text editor and uploading it but it has no effect.

  • kuncoro

    that is awesome thems

  • Jack

    i really like this template but there is no chance to get the widget ready in the future?

  • rounak

    how to use this theme … pleez help … 🙂
    thanx …
    rock on … !!

  • Mads

    Wonderful theme. Only thing I wonder about is why lists have a bigger font than the post text (see the link below)

    Is it possible to change that somehow, so lists use the same font size as the post text? I have tried looking in style.css, but I can’t find it anywhere.

    Thanks, Mads

    (Have moved your footer link to my about page ( Hope that is ok?)

  • Eddy

    Well, this theme very nice and wonderful.
    I like this Deep Blue theme.

  • American

    Excelente Theme…
    But I have a question I need to know how to add a Widget, not in Siderbar 1, not in Sidebar 2, but yes in sidebar, just over the popular articles…

    Any clue you know how to make that zone of the Theme appear in the widgets options…

    (Sorry my english, I am from Argentina)

  • Multilingual search engine marketing

    Indeed a great wordpress theme, I’ll try in my new blog. Congrats!

  • Kim

    Nice wordpress theme. Im gonna use it on a site.

  • Vitali Komarov

    The simplicity is essentials of beauty. Unfortunately a great deal have a complicated and involved idea. Thank you for your article.

    Vitali Komarov, artist of simplicity

  • JananGull

    Nice theme, just saw it on a blog and now preparing to apply it on my blog

  • Aliansyah

    Awesome themes. . .
    i will realize this tips at my blog, but i think i have some problem to find some themes for optimize SEO n theme with full aplication like thit themes.
    WOW. . . Thanks a lot

  • Jason

    Hey Daniel,

    I like the template! Simple and professional. I installed it on my site, but the orange color around the tabs does not show up?!?

    Does anyone know how I can fix this?


  • Mike

    Hi, GREAT theme!

    Nathan or anyone, is there a way to localize this theme? I’d like the “search on this blog” piece of text or “popular articles” to be displayed in a language other than English but it seems that can’t be achived in the dashboard…

    thanks for any help!

  • ismail

    great themes,the one with 125×125 ad blocks what exactly I was looking for.Thanks a lot.

  • brightond

    Can anyone explain how to add the affiliate ads to the 125×125 blocks on the side?

    I read the paragraph above explaining how to add the banners to the ad folder but i only see a ad.gif file in the add folder.

    I also don’t understand the update the ad.php folder.

    Is there anyone who could try and explain to me how this works or could you point me in the right direction. I really want to learn how to do this.

    Great theme by the way!


  • figaro

    I like this theme, but I am having one problem in Firefox 3. The white background in the container (the area defined for posts/pages and the sidebars) does not show in FF 3, the blue background shows over the entire page. It shows fine in IE.

    Any suggestions?

  • Paul

    Hi Daniel,

    First of all, thanks for the contribution. I downloaded the theme before stumbling upon this page. I’ve been just beginning to play around with it and am even happier with all your resources here. I will definitely benefit from your blog expertise. Some questions:

    1. I tried changing the “Search on this blog…” text within the searchform.php to some other text such as “search this site…” but was unsuccessful.

    2. I created a child page, “About Paul” whose parent page is the default “About” page. I can call it up by url/full path but the page doesn’t show up on the site otherwise.

    3. general CSS questions (extreme newbie here):
    -which line in the style sheet control’s the title’s font?
    -which line for the color of green block for the post titles
    -I may want to change the orange tab color but not the hover color

    Sorry for the overload of questions. I appreciate any help! -Paul

  • Craig

    Hi everyone,

    I’m new to this theme and wondered if anyone could perhaps give me an idea of the command to call a logo in my header. I saw the post (29 feb) and can see the code within header.php to be replaced but am unsure of what ‘a call for an image’ is and what css I should write in it’s place.

    Any help would be appreciated!

    Great theme by the way!


  • Jafri

    Nice clean, simple and professional. I will install it on my site.


  • Task Manager Disabled

    Awesome theme… looks very professional… congrats for the great job done…

  • LÃ¥nPenge

    Nice theme – I am actually looking for a new theme for one of my sites – don’t know much about wordpress yet, but guess I should look into it.

  • William S.


    Safari question:

    In Safari, when choosing the “category” listing, (in which many blog titles in an individual category are listed down the page, showing only the test up to the ‘more’ html), the green background that is the background for h1 and h3, fill the entire text area, so that all of the background for every entry listed is green, and is harder to read.

    In firefox, only the header background is green. The text is on a white field, and readable. But not in Safari.

    If you have insight into why the ‘category’ view in Safari is gumming up, I would be grateful to hear it.

    Thank you..

  • Harvey

    Brilliant theme, but i have a problem!
    Whenever i add my adsense code to the ad.php file, i get a syntax error and only the layout comes up on the blog, no sidebar or content.
    Anyone know how to fix this?

  • Scott

    I wondered what it would take to put an additional widget block above the 125×125 ads that is full width like the ads, then another widget block below the l & R sidebars that was full width?

  • LÃ¥n penge

    Thanks for the nice themes, they will definitely add some sparkle to my wordpress site. I prefer 336×280 ads.

  • Harvey

    Don’t worry i have found out what the problem was with AdSense. I had too many ads on the page!

  • Annika, sista minuten resor

    The theme looks great.. But when I try to put in the adsense code in its rightful place, it doesn’t come out. I should take a look again after a few hours, maybe Google hasn’t put the ads yet.

  • Menol

    Great work!

    I’ve already installed your theme!

    Appreciate your generosity to give away such a great theme for free!


  • Pouladun

    Its a wonderful template, 🙂


  • Matt in SF

    This is a pretty slick theme. Thanks for making this available.

    I am having the same issue as BestDesi. In IE7, IE8, and Firefox 3, there is an error with hover.js:

    missing ; before statement
    Line 1

    This does not result in any visualization errors, but visitors with IE have to confirm that they want to continue in spite of this error. Any idea how to fix this?

  • fr0st33

    kool,i hav been looking for this for my blog

  • Web Hosting

    This theme is popular…A wonderful template.

  • ArmPauloFerreira

    This template is really wonderful.
    But today there is a problem with the resources of this templates. All images have desapeared and started displaing an error… i’ve change it from the location of your demo…

  • Trixi

    The theme looks like very professional. Great work – thanks!

  • Trixi

    Blue is a serious color, the Page looks like more professional!

  • Craig

    Is anyone else having issues with the Google Sitemap Generator Plugin by Arne Brachhold not working correctly?

    It adding extra trailing slashes after my domain name in the xml file.

  • jones

    This is absolute one of the best WP themes!

  • Shannon Aronin

    So I’m using Deep Blue and I love it. But I can’t figure out how to put my blog logo in the upper left corner of the header. HELP please!

  • lÃ¥n

    Hello. I’m looking for sites where there is a lending guide. I found this, but there must be others in Denmark.

  • helse

    Great Theme. I will test it for one of my WP blogs aws!

  • bingo

    This theme is popular…A wonderful template.

  • Alex

    Is this theme licensed?

  • netspiren helse

    Great Theme. I will test it for one of my WP blogs awsome!

  • Lana

    Excellent theme – simple and functional =)
    Good luck!

  • Michael Erik

    I really like this theme and am using it for two blogs right now. Thanks so much for making this available for free. That’s a huge benefit to so many of us.

    I do have one problem though. Notice on my homepage my sticky post is also showing up on the right (below the Google ads) in the “Popular Articles” section.

    Yet on my individual pages my “Popular Articles” are listed on top and my sticky post does not show (the way I want “Popular Articles” to look on my home page!)

    Will this go away when I post more articles? If not, is there any way that I can modify something somewhere? I’ve tried to no avail, but suppose it’s something easy and quick. Do I have a choice to mod it so I can still keep “Popular Articles” and if not how do I remove it? Previous advice on how to remove it didn’t work. Thanks!

    – Michael Erik

  • bisnis internet

    I like this theme, i will use it. thanks.

  • dendi

    simple and goodlooking theme, I realy like it. I want to apply on my blog, n get fresh new look. I wonder my visitor will like my new theme with these deepblue sea.

  • Austin Estate Planning

    Really nice theme. I like it a lot. I like the added features like seo optimized, adsense ready, etc. These are good features. Thanks for putting this out.

  • Michael J Ottman

    Hi, this is a great theme. I do graphic design and have a client that needs a header graphic added to this theme. Could you let me know how to add a header graphic to this theme please.

    He already has the theme installed and I’m ready to add the header graphic for him if you let me know how.

    This is kind of urgent so please get back to me soon. Thanks for your help.

    Michael J Ottman

  • Steve

    Perfect for my needs, but how do I enable user registration and login?

    Also would like to allow comments added for all pages. I checked the boxes, but no possibility for comments. Thank you for any help. I need it.

  • jim

    I’m having the same problems as Marcelo. I want my default page to be a “Welcome” page that I created. I want my blog page to be a “Blog” page that I created and assigned as the blog from the dashboard. The “home” tab will take me to the “welcome” page but what I really want is to delete it. The “home” page is not available on the dashboard like the other pages. I would make the “home” page the blog but I still want the static page “welcome” to be the default. If I make “home” page the blog but “welcome” the default it won’t access the home page (redirects to the “welcome” page). How can I delete the “home” page altogether? I’m very excited to use this theme for an upcoming campaign. Great design!

  • Alex

    I am having a hard time pasting code from adsense into the top box.

    Where exactly do I place the code?

  • Idrees Patel

    Hi Daniel, I use your theme on my Writers Treasure site and love it. I have one question: how do I put a logo in my header? Right now I’ve just changed the typeface in style.css, but I want to change the entire header. Any tips?

  • Laan Penge

    Man this theme is great. very versatile and adaptable. I’ve been playing around with the CSS and due the the simple nature it’s easy to change the look and layout. This would make a great standard template for WP.

  • isino

    show this comment instead of isino on August 22nd, 2010 11:22 pm

    Hi Daniel, I love this theme very well.
    But Archived Posts don’t display correctly in chrome browser.
    I found there are something wrong in archive.php file.
    you should change archive.php file as follow.

    <!–post title as a link–>
    <h3 id=”post-<?php the_ID(); ?>”>” rel=”bookmark” title=”Permanent Link to <?php the_title(); ?>”><?php the_title(); ?></h3>

    in the default file, close tag is </h2>, so it should be changed to </h3> tag.

    • Elvis


      I tried to change this code, but then there is still a small error. The design is with your change back again (in chrome), but the title is not displayed correctly (looks like php code & it isn’t clickable).

      Could you take a look at your change? Is this 100% correct?

      Thank you very much!

      • isino

        Just change last </h2> tag to </h3>tag.

        My post html text is broken.
        Because this shows in browser,HTML tag is not shown in this board as I thought.
        I try to post again using characters codes of HTML tag.

        <!–post title as a link–>
        <h3 id="post-<?php the_ID(); ?>"><a href="<?php the_permalink() ?>" rel="bookmark" title="Permanent Link to <?php the_title(); ?>"><?php the_title(); ?></a></h3>


  • isino

    Just change last </h2> tag to </h3>tag.

    My post html text is broken.
    Because this shows in browser,HTML tag is not shown in this board as I thought.
    I try to post again using characters codes of HTML tag.

    <!–post title as a link–>
    <h3 id="post-<?php the_ID(); ?>"><a href="<?php the_permalink() ?>" rel="bookmark" title="Permanent Link to <?php the_title(); ?>"><?php the_title(); ?></a></h3>

  • isino

    I also found there are something wrong in search.php file.
    <-post title as a link-> of Search.php file should be changed </h2> to </h3> tag.

  • isino

    I have a question to Daniel. Please help me.

    I’m using your default Popular Posts.

    Popular Posts counts only when "general" category.
    If I set to Post as other category, Popular Posts never count it.

    Is there any solution?

    • isino

      I’m sorry.
      The category that I mentioned above post is "Uncategorized", Not "general".

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