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SimpleWP – Free WordPress Theme

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Today we have a simple, but nice looking WordPress theme – designed by Ceneb, and ported by myself. This theme has all the normal features of a blog theme here at Theme Lab, including Gravatar support for comments, a widget-ready sidebar, and native WordPress tag support. This theme also 125×125 ad ready, which can be edited through the sidebar.php file.

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  • ArtHack

    This theme reasonably well

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  • Kyle Eslick

    LOVE this new theme Leland!

  • mayooresan

    Wow… awesome!!!
    It must have been a premium theme!

  • Leland

    Great! Glad you all seem to like it. :D

    @Kyle: Thanks for the mentions on Hack WordPress!

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  • freesky

    good theme i download an try it!

  • Bcarter

    I’ve been using this theme for the last month now and absolutely love it. Hopefully, I’ll be able to customize the header soon, but other than that, I’m not going to change a thing.

    • Peter Brown

      Glad you like the theme. This may be a little late but let me know if you need any help customizing the header, I’ll be happy to help.

      My email is

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  • JenniferA

    That’s a lovely theme. I’m going to download it if it’s OK and try it. I’m starting a new blog and this will give me a very professional look. :)

  • Lennot

    Nice theme! However, my theme did show only the latest post on each category-page. Don’t know why.. Anyone having the same issue / ideas how to fix it?

  • Jhonny

    Great Writeup. I am using an autoblog for making my own personalized rss reader. Much easier to get information this way. I was using radgeaks plugin and it works great.

    I am now using and I am really happy with it. I was wondered if it would be worth it and it really has. I am able to much more and the main thing is to be able to modify the template for the produced feeds.

    Your site is great. I wonder if places like templateworld etc would want to get their templates transfered to WP?

  • kathleen

    I love the theme and I am just starting to tweek it. Do you know of a way to make drop downs of sub categories show when you hover over the category tabs?


  • Lisa

    I love this theme. I have it installed and tweeked. The only problem is I can’t figure out how to add a header. I want to add a custom header to really make this theme pop! Can someone let me know how to add a header and what size the header should be. I just want to add the header between the 2 black sections on the header.


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  • Chris

    Quickie! Can you install this theme on or you need separate hosting? Thanks

    - Chris

  • Mayooresan

    No you can’t use this in unless you pay some money to, which is expensive compare to hosting a self hosted wordpress installation :D

    you can use it in self hosted wordpress :D

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  • jeremy young

    I really like this theme, but is there any way of adding a header image across the top Instead of having the blank white color?

    • Keith Beucler

      FIrst thing to do is to make a copy of your style.css file. Before modifying any file I like to make a copy in case I do something stupid. This way you can just restore the original file and start over. Next create a graphic that is 93 px high and no more than 916 px wide. Name the image “header” and upload the image to the image folder in your SimpleWP theme folder. Next open your style.css file. I prefer to open it in cPanel but you can also open it under Editor in Appearance in your WordPress dashboard. Find the line that reads #header{height:93px;width:916px;background:#FFF;color:#000;}
      Replace that line with
      #header{height:93px;width:916px;background:#FFF url(images/header.jpg) no-repeat;color:#000;}
      If you don’t want your Blog Title and Tagline in your general settings to be displayed on top of your graphic you’ll have to make some additional adjustments to your style.css file. Find the line that reads #header h1{margin:0px;font-size:30px;} and replace it with
      #header h1 {
      font-size: 0;
      text-indent: -1000px; }
      This will hide your Blog Title. To hide your Tagline, find the line that reads
      #header h2{margin:0px;font-size:14px;}
      and replace it with
      #header h2{display:none; margin:0px;font-size:14px;}
      You could use the negative indent used for the header but it will move your search box down a bit. NOTE: You will lose the “Looking for something” text over the search box using this method but I think everyone recognizes a search box. Hope this helps and yes it is a great theme.

  • David

    This is definitely a great theme to have, and I’m now trying to make some minor tweaks to it.

    Anyone has the idea on how to replace the title with my own logo?

    Thanks for you help in advance :-)

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  • Gaben86

    Kick ass theme! Just perfect, I really love it.

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