DarkZen WordPress Theme Released

By Daniel Scocco - 0 minute read

Most of our previous WordPress themes used light or vivid colors, so I thought that a darker design was needed on the portfolio. DarkZen comes with a dark header and a gray background, packed on a clean and minimalist design.

darkzen wordpress theme

Here is a complete list of the features of the theme:

  • Advertising Ready: The theme comes with a 468×60 banner spot on the header, as well as six 125×125 ad blocks on the sidebar. The blogger should also be able to insert other AdSense units without problems.
  • Widget Ready: The theme supports widgets. Just drop the ones you use and you are ready to go.
  • Social Bookmarking Icons: Both the Homepage and single post pages already come with social bookmarking icons integrated. You can also remove or add new ones at will.
  • Customizable Sidebar: The sidebar can hold full width and split sections, so that you can customize your fields easily.
  • Search Engine Optimizated: As usual the title tags and internal pages are already optimized for search engines.

If you have any suggestion or question about this theme, just drop a comment below and we will address it.

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126 Responses to “DarkZen WordPress Theme Released”

  • mark

    Hi Daniel,

    Thanks for the great theme, I’m using it on veggieopolis.com

    I just wanted to know the best way to add a text rollover color change to the blog title in the header to hilite that it is a link back to the home page when on a post/page.

    …and on single-post pages the “previous” and “next” links aren’t displayed – even though the code seems to be in the single.php, any ideas?

    I’m running WordPress 2.8.

    Thanks again for the theme,

    Mark

  • Leonie

    The nextpage quicktag doesn’t seem to be supported (for splitting long posts). Can anyone say how to add it to the template?

  • Francisco

    How do you manage the ad spaces? or it manually? Thank you. Love the theme!

  • Pedro

    awesome template, thank you.

  • Chris

    Will use it in my blog. But I will be customizing the sidebar.

  • R.G.

    This theme is the best! Thanks guys… I currently use it on my site (http://www.BargainsMakeCents.com). DBT is a great site, I tune in daily… Keep up the good work.

  • semmy @ Minisite Design Service

    I think I want to used this theme. It’s clear and legit. thanks for sharing!

  • Ray

    When I click on one of the categories no posts show up. I’ve tried in IE & FireFox. What am I missing?

  • cikale

    awesome theme mate
    downloading rite now…..
    good job

  • John

    Hi,

    I love Dark Zen and am just getting set up with it. I would like to publish a page but not add that page to the navigation. I can’t seem to figure it out. Even when I configure the page to a sub-page of a main page, i keeps showing it in the nav. Is there anyway around this with you theme. Is there a plug-in that allows drop down menus? I’m not even concerned with drop down menus, I just want to be able to build pages (not posts) that do not appear in the nav.

    Any light anyone could shed would be great. Thanks, J

  • David

    I like the looks of this theme so much that I’m testing it out on a new blog. So far it is very easy to use.

  • Frank Davenport

    Hi Everyone,
    Does anyone know why the previous page button isn’t working?
    I just get a “file not found” page.

    Thanks,

    Frank

  • Luis

    First of all thanks Daniel for this great theme.

    I want to use DZ for my blog in Spanish and I find that Spanish words with special chars like á, é, etc. are showed badly (for example in sidebar1 h2).
    I have wp2.7 in Spanish

    Any clue?

    Thanks in advance

  • Rick

    If i use the search field to search for a phrase that isnt on the blog, then i will get a error messages telling me that says “[function.include]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory”

    Is this an error in the template?

    Regards
    Rick

  • darren

    Love the theme – just downloaded it last night and haven’t stopped tweaking it since – looks awesome so far!

    @ KR – good question, I don’t know how to either

    Another question, as I haven’t been able to find a straight answer above (or at least one I have been able to implement easily) – how do you change the hyperlinks from light grey to blue (so people can actually see them)?

  • KR (a newbie)

    I’m baffled. How do I get the code for my Google banner ad into the space for the 468×60 banner spot on the header?

  • Seo Wordsmith

    Great template, thanks. Using it. Wondering why bullet points are not fully indented, how to maybe fix it. Minor, but it’s there. You can see it on this page:

    http://www.seowordsmith.com/for-hire/

    The second line is not flush with the first.

  • Hot Tub Chemicals

    This is one hell of a template. Absolutely stunning. Thanks for sharing. I already bookmarked it.

  • Citizen A

    Hello ~

    Could someone tell me how to change the comment color on the template?
    It’s very light grey

    and…

    How do I change the link colors?
    Mine are too light.

    Thanks much.

  • Dan

    Hi,

    I tested it in firefox and the header seems to break at the edges. Is there a fix in the stylesheet?

  • Dan

    Hi,

    I love this theme, however when I did the demo in Firefox, the header image breaks. Is there a fix is the stylesheet I can add?

  • TopThemes

    Very nice simply themes for WordPress. Thank you

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Frank, just upload the photo to your server, and then open the header.php file and change the img src=”http://… address.

  • Frank Davenport

    Hi Daniel,
    I am new to word press templates and building a blog for the first time.
    How do I swap out the 468×60 advertisement in the header for a photo?

    Thank you.

    Frank

  • I Wordpress Themes

    Think its an exciting Idea

  • MacTeP

    Very nice theme I will use it.
    Thanks a lot!

  • yofre

    esta interesante este theme pero tengo un problema
    como pongo un anuncio de adsense en la parte advertise here como modifico el sidebar para que me salga en anuncio

  • suwaiz

    if you type in a search that doesn’t exist on the blog, you get this error:

    No such file or directory in /home/dailyblo/public_html/demos/wp-content/themes/DarkZen/search.php on line 36

    to correct this

    open the > wp-content\themes\DarkZen Folder

    create an empty anyname.php file

    open search.php in wp-content\themes\DarkZen folder

    go to line 36 that say

    php include (TEMPLATEPATH . ‘/searchform.php’); ?

    replace the it with

    php include (anyname.php’);

    Done.

    Note: if you want you can type anything to show in the anyname.php file to show if the search does not returned anything

  • suwaiz

    if you type in a search that doesn’t exist on the blog, you get this error:

    No such file or directory in /home/dailyblo/public_html/demos/wp-content/themes/DarkZen/search.php on line 36

    to correct this

    open the > wp-content\themes\DarkZen Folder

    create an empty anyname.php file

    open search.php in wp-content\themes\DarkZen folder

    go to line 36 that say

    replace the it with

    Done.

    Note: if you want you can type anything to show in the anyname.php file to show if the search does not returned anything

  • blacksnoopy

    I think that it will be cooler if there is one sidebar left and one sidebar – right 🙂
    And in the middle – content.

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