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PrimePress Theme for WordPress

Looking for a perfect WordPress Theme? well.. there isn’t one. In a quest to find an all-out WordPress theme, I’ve come across very few themes that are (not perfect but) close to “having ‘em all”. Mostly the case is – themes with great designs lack an optimized code structure and those that do have good structure have somewhat loose or incomplete designs that leave us wanting more.

A WordPress theme with thorough coding and Design that is close to “having ‘em all” while still leaving room for cutomizability was the main goal here.

Behind the Scenes

All the WordPress bloggers out there, by using a well coded theme and writing well structured blog posts that are accessible and standards compliant, you make the web a better place. And for that you are rewarded with search engines indexing your posts more accurately and that results in a better visibility in web searches.

PrimePress has been developed taking all these things into consideration and features a strong code architecture that is valid, simple and efficient with maximum internal SEO. It is high on accessibility and features a rich semantic markup achieved by implementing microformats.

What you See

A killer architecture isn’t worth much without a good design. You wouldn’t even be here if you weren’t looking for a good one. Well… In this case, painful attention to details & obsessive tweaking have resulted in a final overall design that is pleasing & well-balanced while still being content centric. Every care has been taken not to leave any element un-styled.

We all heard the mantra “Content is King”. As trite as it may sound, it still holds true. And one aspect that can solely make the content come across loud and clear is… good Typography. More often than not typography takes a backseat in many design projects and doesn’t get the attention it deserves. With each element styled with uttermost care, typography in PrimePress has been setup to follow a certain rhythm so as to enhance the screen readability to its best.


  1. patricia says:

    How can I upload this theme to our webpage?

  2. RV says:

    I’m currently working on the tutorials & instructions and they will be up soon. Until then… the basic instructions on WordPress Codex work well to get PrimePress up and running.

  3. IndiaAsks says:

    Hi Ravi,
    Thank you for this fantastic theme. I am using this on a site that I am currently building and it rocks.

    Could you help me with one small thing. How can I make the comments link bold and red?

    I want to see, “10 comments” in bold and in red color, but in the same postition as before. What do I have to edit/add?

    Thanks again.

  4. RV says:

    Thanks a lot for your interest in the theme.

    The class for coments link in the byline is .comments-link
    paste this bit of code into your custom.css file and alter it to your liking.

    .custom a.comments-link {
    	font-weight: bold;
    	color: #ff0000;
  5. IndiaAsks says:

    Hi Ravi,
    That was much simpler than I expected. Thanks for the help and thanks for making a theme that looks so good and is so easy to modify :D

  6. william says:

    great theme, I’m planning to use the theme,
    thanks a lot, do we have to leave the author in the footer or can it go in comments in the code or in a credits page, I mean I don’t know under what license are you giving away this great theme

    thanks again

  7. Vince says:

    First off I would like to thank you for putting all the long hours into this theme for people like me that do not share your brain power on this type of thing. I have been playing with it and have four questions.

    1. The header images, where can I change these? It sounds like in the custom css. Is this correct? I’m thinking it might be just as easy to replace the current ones with custom.

    2. The tag line for the blog gets covered up by the links up top if I have more than three words. How would I move the blog title and tag line up a little?

    3. On the links by the blog title up top, they are currently categories. Can these be changed to links outside the blog?

    4. Where is you donate button? You should be getting something out of it :)

    I know you are working on instructions and if these will be covered I can wait until you release them. Thanks again for all the hard work, you rock!

  8. Ravi Varma says:

    Thanks William,
    I’d be much happier if you keep the credit links intact. It’s just a little something I expect in return. something to motivate me… to do more…
    its up to you to make me happy.

    Thank u vince. happy to help.
    1. Theme has been updated to version 1.2 & it should be up soon. From v1.2 and on, all you have to do is to upload the images to the ‘headers’ folder inside the ‘primepress’ directory. you don’t have to edit any theme files or rename your images, all images in ‘headers’ folder will automatically be read & displayed.

    2. paste this code into your custom.css, change the 30px value to your requirement.

    body.custom .description {
    	padding-bottom: 30px;

    3. It can be done. you’d have to edit the template file main-menu.php – open it up in your WordPress theme editor and add the link at the end, wrapped in <li></li>

    <li><a href="">WordPress</a></li>

    above example links to don’t forget these changes whenever you update the theme.

    4. Haven’t really thought about it yet. I’m a little flattered right now ;)

  9. IndiaAsks says:

    Hi Ravi,
    You should also be including a nice favicon too. That is the only thing that is missing ;)

  10. Vince says:

    Thanks for the help Ravi. I wwill give the links a shot when I get hoke later this week! Just an FYI, I did update the header image and have gotten many compliments n the theme. Thanks again!

  11. Michael says:

    I’m using your theme on my blog! ( But when I add the RSS Feed widget, it can’t find the feed at:

    which is a live, active feed. The RSS widget has worked with every theme…except this one. Anyone else having this issue? ; ;

  12. Michael says:

    Ignore my comment above. I am an idiot.

    I put the title in the URL box and the URL in the title box. Took me 30 minutes to realize that.

    Great work on the theme…it really is snazzy looking! I prefer the content in the middle, with sidebars on either, well, side, because double-sidebars tend to get cluttered very quickly. This is not so with your theme…it really is slick.

    Put up that donate button. =P

  13. scubafish says:

    Hi there,

    I would like to make new sidebars that load with each main page template.

    I have created e.g. sidebarhistory.php

    I have created a new page template page-history.php and changed the call to get the sidebar to:

    When I try to load the new page – I receive the following error message: Fatal error: Call to undefined function get_sidebarhistory() in

    Any ideas how to solve this problem?
    Any help gratefully received – thanks

  14. scubafish says:

    sorry i missed putting some info in the last post! – the call to get the new sidebar is:

  15. Ravi Varma says:

    thanx for the suggestion. I’ll make and include one in the next release.

    glad to help Vince.

    thanks michael & it happens all the time.

    call the sidebar like this in your page-history.php

    <?php include (TEMPLATEPATH . '/sidebarhistory.php'); ?>
  16. Wes Kenney says:

    I love this theme; thanks for putting it out.

    I have one question, however. I’d like to move the comment link to the bottom of the post next to the categories so that it is right there when someone finishes reading the post. How do I do this?


  17. I was looking for a new theme to replace the one I’d been using, which had always seemed a bit cluttered. PrimePress really fit the bill. With a few customizations, I’ve got it doing pretty much everything I want and need. Thanks so much.

  18. Ravi Varma says:

    Thank you very much Mark.

    @Wes Kenney
    Thank you Wes,
    moving the comment link requires editing a template file. Open the index.php to edit, find and cut this line (line no.16).

    <?php comments_popup_link('No comments yet', '1 comment', '% comments', 'comments-link', 'Comments are off for this post'); ?>

    about 10 lines down, find and paste it after entry-categories (line no.26) This is how your code should look like after pasting it.

    <p class="entry-meta"><span class="entry-categories"><?php _e('Posted in: '); ?><?php the_category(', '); ?>.</span>
    			<?php comments_popup_link('No comments yet', '1 comment', '% comments', 'comments-link', 'Comments are off for this post'); ?><br />

    in case you want the comments link on a new line, paste it after the <br /> tag. don’t forget to preserve these changes whenever you update the theme.

  19. Wes Kenney says:

    That did the trick; thanks. And thanks again for the theme. I really like it.

  20. Hi Ravi,

    First of all, thank you so much for the great theme. It’s a pleasure to look at and really serves the content, which I love.

    I’m pretty new to this WordPress thing and extremely new to dealing with any kind of code, and I’m wondering how difficult it would be to change the color of all the links — i.e., the post titles and all the information under them, subscribe to feed, recent post links, categories links, calendar dates, tags, etc.

    I guess when you get down to it, I’m curious about changing the color of pretty much everything. Am I correct in thinking I’ll find the definition of each item in the stylesheet, and then can add a modifier that follows the format of the information you provided above (how to change the comment link color) in the custom sheet?

    Thanks so much for your help, and your patience with my ignorance in this stuff.

  21. Aha. I see that you have, in fact, answered my question already, with the very next post. My bad.

    Thanks again!

  22. Matt says:

    Thanks for the Theme – I looks great.

    I have a problem assigning the ‘Home’ page, though. How do I assign content to it?

  23. Ravi Varma says:

    @Wes Kenney
    you’re most welcome Wes.

    @Carolyn Norton
    really glad you like it Carolyn.

    Thanks Matt. In PrimePress, your blog posts are the home page content.

  24. Dana says:


    I love this theme, and you’ve made it so easy to customize. I’m re-building my wife’s entire real estate website and it looks so good!

    When I use the sitemap page (and one or two others others I’ve created) the page jumps to the right when it loads from another page(about 10px?). That doesn’t happen with any of the other pages in the template. Simple fix, I’m sure. Any guidance?


  25. Ravi Varma says:

    Thanks Dana. Can you give me a link to that page so i can check it out.

  26. Dana says:

    Ravi: Simple (stupid) error. I’m using FF and the sitemap page was long enough to required scroll bars. Page jumped 17px or so to the left when the scroll bars were displayed. I never noticed the bars (!) I just noticed the shift. It was driving me nuts until…

    I’ll send the link when the site goes public. Hope I make you proud!


  27. Jeff says:


    I was struggling with Chris Pearson’s themes and decided to go look for something better and found your theme! Much better and much easier to use!

    A couple of questions, though:

    How would I change the background of the content area of the blog? I changed the background of the web page to a warm tan color (instead of the dark gray that you selected), but I’d like to change the background of the content area to a very pale tan/yellow – black and white is a tad harsh.

    This, from a blogging newbie, will probably be seen as stupid: I made my “Links” category favorite websites — is there a way to create a new category for favorite blogs?

    Thanks for a great theme and do post that “donate” link!

  28. Ravi Varma says:

    Dana, I’m already happy – you chose this theme.

    Now, I’m really flattered. Thanks you very much Jeff, really glad you like it.

    paste this in your custom.css and type in the color of your choice.

    body.custom #container {
    	background: #efe7c2;}

    The sidebar widgets have a cream-ish background by default. In case you wanna change or remove the color, here’s how you target them.

    body.custom .widget {
    	background: none;}

    Sure… In your WordPress admin panel, go to Manage > Link Categories
    scroll down and you’ll find a section titled Add Category. type in the new category name ‘favorite blogs’ and click the “Add Category” button. Now, just select this category whenever you add the relevent links.

  29. Jeff says:


    Beautiful! Just beautiful – worked like a charm. As the Beatles sang, “gettin’ better all the time” ….


  30. Jeff M. says:


    Love your Theme! I implemented a few changes, like the ones listed here, and got a look & feel that’s very professional.

    Check out my site!

    This site is so easy to work with and I can’t believe you provide it for FREE!

    Do put up a donation button.

    I’ve worked with several free and a few paid themes, but none were as easy to customize as this.

    Thanks again,
    Jeff M.

  31. Jeff says:


    For other raw beginners out there — when adding categories, they don’t appear on your site until you add some links to them! WordPress Codex was very muddy on this topic and I just kept plugging along until I discovered this. I hope this helps other newbies!

    Last question – I promise! What would I add to custom.css to change the color of the Category fonts, as well as the tab for “Home”, the “Search Box” and the “Subscribe to Feed” box? With a cream content background, the default gray looks a little out of place!

    I’m going to recommend this theme to anyone who asks – as Jeff M. said, I’ve not seen any that are easier to customize than this. I particularly love the fact that you can have more than 5 rotating images. Nicely done!

    Thanks so much!

  32. Sperwer says:

    Are any special tweaks needed to get the theme to deploy properly in M Internet Explorer. It looks fine in Firefox, but my site’s sidebars have gone walkabout in IE and even the main column is truncated two posts short of the end.

  33. Ravi Varma says:

    Thanks again Jeff.
    here’s the code for the the “search” and “feed” box

    body.custom #pp-search {
    	background-color: #BFAF83;}
    body.custom #pp-feed {
    	background-color: #BFAF83;}

    Styling the links is a bit trickier compared to the rest of the elements. Here’s how you target the top level menu tabs.

    body.custom li a {
    	background-color: #BFAF83;}
    body.custom li a:hover {
    	background-color: #FFC45F;}
    body.custom li.current_page_item a, li.current_page_item a:hover {
    	background-color: #ffffff;}

    1st is for color of all the tabs.
    2nd one for the color when hovered.
    3rd is for the current page you are on.

    code to change the category font color in the posts:

    body.custom .entry-categories a {
    	color: #AF730A;}

    I’ve chosen some random colors in the above code samples. change them according to your color scheme.

    @Jeff M.
    great work Jeff! and thank you. If you can – try the codes above to change the menu tab colors to go with your scheme. It’ll look even more professional.

    This is not a problem with the theme. This kind of thing usually happens if you paste the content from Ms Office (Ms Word) and the like. Instead, find and use the “paste from word” option in you WordPress post editor.

  34. Sperwer says:

    Thanks for the tip Ravi. I’ve gone back and deleted the entries I had made cutting and pasting straight from WordPress and. following your suggestion, reentered them using the paste from Word function in the WordPress editor. That cleaned up some funky typeface appearance probelmw in the Firefox rendition of the blog, but still didn’t solve the IE problem, which persists. ANy other thoughts?

  35. Mik says:

    Ravi, great theme and am still tweaking and adding widgets, for some reason I cannot get the feed to work. Getting error messages and I want to use the feedburner widget but it cannot access any feed.

    Sure I am missing something simple.

    If I click on feed icon I get the following message:

    XML Parsing Error: XML or text declaration not at start of entity
    Line Number 2, Column 1:

  36. Tanaka says:

    Hi Ravi, among the various theme provided, I choose yours because I like the rotating banner. I understand your theme is structured to display 2 columns and I wonder if it is possible to squeeze both into 1 column? Thanks for the theme.

  37. Jeff says:

    Hi Ravi,

    By the time you get finished answering all these questions, you’ll have your “tweaking” guide already written!

    I wasn’t clear in my post about Category colors – I was referring to the category titles in the 2 sidebars — i.e., ARCHIVES, RECENT COMMENTS, and so on. You can take a look at what I’ve achieved so far!

    Thanks so much for the help!


  38. Matt says:

    Does anyone know how to adjust the amount of each post that is shown on the blog pages?

    i.e. As of now, my entire posts are shown on the pages. I would like adjust it so only the first paragraph or two shows before they click on the [...] link.

  39. Mik says:

    My RSS issue seems to have been from blank lines in plugins, specifically Yahoo plugins, everything seems to be working.

  40. Ravi Varma says:

    I guess ‘paste from word’ option didn’t work here. Ms Office’s tags are still hangin around in 4 of your posts. these are the posts that aren’t working in IE and they all have Ms office’s internal tags in them – the-korean-sideshow, the-iron-game, once-more-unto-the-breach, hello-boys-im-baaaaacck. you have to find another way (to get rid of these) of re-posting them – like cutting and pasting them onto a txt file and pasting them back again.

    Thanks Mik. glad you’ve sorted it out. I’ve had quite a few issues myself when I was hosted on yahoo some time back.

    Thanks Tanaka. But there’s no simple & efficient way to do that right now. I was planning on making it an option in a future version.

    great jeff! looking neat… :lol: … I really need to put up a tweaking guide, that’d make things a lot more easier for me and the users.
    here’s code to change the color of the widget titles.

    body.custom .widget h2 {

    Use the more tag found in the WordPress post editor or you can use an excerpts plugin for more control.

  41. Jeff says:


    If, perchance, you are using a MacIntosh, do yourself a favor and buy MarsEdit. It makes using WordPress so, so much easier. What you want to do is do-able in MarsEdit – there is an option to write a portion as a “body” and then more as “extended”. I don’t know of an equivalent Windows program, but there must be one out there. Try Googling “off-line blog editor”. These programs enable you to escape the clutches of the WordPress admin panel and do everything off-line. When you are ready, you click on the “Publish” button and the post, with pictures and embedded URLs, appears on your blog. Very, very nice! Highly recommended. And no, I have no connection to MarsEdit other than as a very satisfied user.

    Thank you, Ravi, for providing such a wonderful place to learn about modifying your theme. You still haven’t put up that “donate” button!!



  42. Sperwers says:

    Thanks Ravi. Guess I’ll reinvent the wheel ;) . Anyway, great theme!

  43. Ravi Varma says:

    Thank u Jeff for helping out the other users. I can’t ask for more right now :grin: . I want to put up the donate button when the web host starts complaining.
    Oh and WLW is a good choice if anybody’s looking for an offline blog editor for Windows.

    Hi Sperwer, I’ve recreated your situation on my experimental blog. The txt file routine solved the issue. Cutting & pasting the content of each post onto a .txt file stripped all the tags. The only problem when pasting the content back was, the paragraph formatting was also lost – which btw can be done in just a couple mins more.

  44. Frank says:

    Hi Ravi,

    veeery cool theme! Problem: I am a newbee having to jumpstart my site quite quickly – would you assist me in customizing? IF so, what would/could be the deal?

    Please send message to my em!


  45. Simon Harris says:

    Hi, I am experiencing a weird problem with primepress and I am hoping you might be able to help me solve it? basically the sidebars are appearing UNDERNEATH the main column instead of to the right of it. I have tried tweaking just about every setting back and forth and the problem seems to be intermittent and random, right when I think it is fixed and the sidebars are appearing at the side, I come back to the site a short time later and they have dropped all the way to the bottom of the page. Please take a look at the site and if you could email me with any possible solution I would very much appreciate it. Many Thanks Simon

  46. Michelle says:

    Hi Ravi,

    Wonderful theme! I’m relatively new to WordPress and after stumbling through several other things, I’m finding yours easiest to work with. A couple of questions….

    I already have my site name included in the image I uploaded to the header, so I’m wondering how to remove the Blog Title and Tagline from the top of the site, while retaining some white space between the top of the browser window and the gray tabs on the right.

    Also, I’m having trouble getting the plugin WP-Email to function with PrimePress. I’ve uploaded the plugin and it appears in my admin area, but does not appear on the site. Any suggestions? I’m just looking for a simple, clean way for readers to e-mail a post. I’d like to find a similar button to put below each post on the home page for comments as well. Any suggestions would be great.

    Lastly, is it possible to readjust the columns so that there is one column on either side of the main bar instead of both columns being to the right?

    Thanks much,

  47. Ravi Varma says:

    @Simon Harris
    right now, I see the theme showing up as it’s supposed to. I’m guessing you’ve got it working. I’ll check again later and mail you if I see a problem. Thanks.

    Thank you Michelle,
    Changing the color of any text to that of it’s background is not advisable. Instead, add this code to your custom.css to turn off the site-title and tag-line without losing the white space.

    body.custom #branding  {
    	visibility: hidden; }

    The plugin WP-EMail needs you to edit the theme files. For some reason, I couldn’t get it to work even after doing as told (might have to spend more time). I’d suggest using the ShareThis plugin which is much easier to setup and customize.

    Getting the sidebars on either side needs some considerable changes to the current setup, not just to the stylesheet but also in the theme template files as well. There’s no easy way right now, but I’m planning to do it in a future release.

  48. Lexi says:

    Hi Ravi,

    I love your theme. However, I can’t seen to get Platinum SEO Pack to work. I can use it with other themes but not this one. I also can’t seem to get the custom fields to work. Is there something missing that I might have erroneously removed? I’m using WP 2.6.


  49. Michelle says:


    Thanks so much for all the info. Your suggestion worked perfectly for getting rid of the blog title and tagline.

    Also, for anyone who’s interested, I figured out how to get WP-Email working. Just go into index. php and look for:

    <?php while (have_posts()) : the_post(); ?>

    Add Anywhere Below It:

    <?php if(function_exists('wp_email')) { email_link(); } ?>
  50. Michelle says:

    Not sure why those links didn’t post, but I can include them again Ravi, if you tell me how.

    Also, one more questions… My RSS Feed has stopped working and I don’t have any idea why. I’m using the feed widget that was included in the sidebar coding on PrimePress. I hadn’t ever inputed a URL or anything and it was creating a Feed, but it has stopped for some reason. Anyone have any ideas why or how to fix? Thanks.

  51. Ravi Varma says:

    Thank you Lexi,
    I installed the Platinum SEO plugin and it’s working fine here. Both of your problems might be related as most of the SEO plugins make use of custom fields. Also many people found a few problems with custom fields in WordPress 2.6

    Thank you Michelle. There.. I’ve included them.
    This feed problem occurs when unwanted spaces or blank lines are present in any of these files. wp-rss2.php, wp-config.php, functions.php. Refer to these for some troubleshooting help.

  52. Steve says:

    Many thanks for your nice work and support!
    One question, it is possible to use this theme with only one sidebar on the right side (…so we have more place for post content)?

    Thanks for your answer or tip.
    Nice Day

  53. i need help with two issues. first i want to know how to add more pages to my site and secondly i cant figure out how to activate comments on my home page which is the blog.

    thanks in advance.

    i did read other post and i followed the instructions but it only enabled comments for the about page which wasnt what i wanted and i accidentally deleted that page.

    help please.

  54. Ravi Varma says:

    Thank you Steve,
    sorry to say but there’s no easy way to convert the theme to a single sidebar right now. Too many things have to be changed and adjusted. I’m planning to make it an option in a future release.

    @Tobias Lewsadder
    Here’s how to create Pages in WordPress. Comments are allowed only on single posts and Pages. They don’t work on the blog homepage.

  55. do people cant comment on my posts? isnt that a main part of a blog? i like your design and appreciate your effort and dont want to switch to another template. can you give me some suggestions please?!?!

  56. carol says:

    Hi, I’m new to PHP and I wondered if you would tell me, I’ve been all over the header and index and other pages in your code, and I can’t figure out where PHP calls the header images. I am so used to plain html…Would you explain to me, what file it’s in and what code?

  57. Jeff says:


    I’d like to add “Hosted by DrakNet” in the space between “Powered by WordPress” and “PrimePress theme by Ravi Varma”. Is that possible or would giving instructions open up a can of worms by telling folks how to modify the footer?



  58. Ravi Varma says:

    @Tobias Lewsadder
    The home page shows the no. of comments that have been posted. But to leave a comment, a reader has to click on the post or the comments link (just under your post title) and go to the post page itself.

    Two template files govern the header images. rotating.php is the actual script that handles the images and header-images.php calls the rotating script.

    Hey Jeff, no problem. open footer.php and add your link right after <p class="right"> on the 4th line.

  59. Dana says:

    Hi Ravi: As promised, here’s a link to our site. Your theme looks great!

    At least it does as long as you open it in FF. When I open it in IE, I only get one side bar, with everything in sidebar#1, instead of 2 sidebars.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks, Dana

  60. Ravi Varma says:

    Hi Dana,
    I just saw your site and I couldn’t see the problem. both the sidebars were showing up in Internet Explorer. Do you still see the problem? if so, in which version of IE?

  61. Ryan says:


    I absolutely love this theme. Thanks for creating it!
    I have a question regarding the sidebars. I get the ‘recent posts’ to show up no problem. However, the rest like the calender, etc are no where to be found… I have included categories but nothing appears.

    Here is my page:

    Thanks in advance.

  62. Ravi Varma says:

    Thank you Ryan,
    The problem is you are using a very old version of WordPress which doesn’t recognize some of the code used in PrimePress. PrimePress has been tested on WordPress 2.3 to 2.6.x. The solution here is to update your WordPress version.

  63. Ryan says:

    Thank you! It is usually the obvious isn’t it. : )


  64. Eyerex says:

    hello thanks for sorting my last problem but have a new one as when site is viewed in firefox and chrome the top navigation is fine but when viewed with ie7 the page links are out of alignment and overlap page text
    see link below

  65. Ravi Varma says:

    shucks! didn’t see that coming… I need to spend some time on this. will get back to you soon..

  66. Ravi: Is Primepress considered a Parent/Child theme?

    I’ve just learned what they are, and as best I can tell, the Parent Theme is your release, whereas the Child theme in this case would be the custom.css file. Whenever one upgrades the Parent Theme (i.e. Primepress 1.2.1 to 1.2.2) as long as you preserve the custom.css (child theme) you’re good to go. In this case, of course the /headers folder too.

    Is there a forum for this theme?
    Hope I made sense, and thanks!

  67. Petra Weiss says:

    Hi Ravi,
    I am considering using Primepress, I really like it. At the moment I have a Google AdSense optimized website. Would that be a problem if I upload your theme, or would the Adsense ads simply disappear?

  68. Petra Weiss says:

    Oooops, didn’t read properly, I suppose I should head over to “forums” with my question… (red face)

  69. Ravi Varma says:

    Thank you Petra,
    You have the ads hard-coded into your theme and that means they’ll disappear when you change the theme. You’d have put them in again or you could use an ad management plugin to make them theme independent.

  70. Chuckypita says:

    It’s quite the impressive theme. I’ve seen a few of these templates around – popular!

    Congratulations on your hard work paying dividends.

  71. nicebiz says:

    nice theme. good job.

  72. I am putting up another site for myself. This one is going to be probably the most important one I have, since I’ll be marketing my new original album through it and really looking to build a fan following. I searched high and low and looked through so many themes. I sampled a few. But in the end, nothing really did it for me. Then I thought, you know, maybe PrimePress will do for this new site, too, in addition to my other site that I’d used it for. I’m in only the very early stages right now of site development, but PrimePress is looking to be a great foundation. So thanks so much once again, this time doubly so since I’m using it now at two sites!

  73. Joanne says:

    1. I would like to upgrade to the lastest version of PrimePress. How would I do this?
    2. In setting up a new blog through wordpress, PrimePress does not seem to be an available theme. Is there anyway I can use the latest version in my new blog?

  74. Ravi Varma says:

    save any changes you’ve made to the theme and follow the instructions here

  75. Nikki says:

    Primepress looks great in Foxfire but the formatting is off in IE7: There is no right margin in IE7, the white body of the main content just runs off the page and I have a scroll bar, so it isn’t all fitting on my screen whereas it does on Firefox. Looks messy in IE 7

  76. Sean Purcell says:


    Thanks for a great site. I am COMPLETELY new to php, css and so forth and fear I’ve already messed up my template. I wanted to remove (actually move) the Subscribe to RSS button from the top of the column to the bottom somewhere. I was looking in the Header php and removed a line of instructions that not only did not remove the button but made the button not work as well.

    Is there anywhere I can copy and paste those instructions back into my theme?
    Is it possible to move the Subscribe button?
    Finally, on a completely different matter, can the header picture be broken into 3 or 4 photos? I’d like to make one (my logo) permanent and have the rest change randomly and independently. Thanks for all your help.

  77. Jeff says:


    Ahem!! If you go the “simple” route and save the custom.css file, please note that upgrading *will* wipe out the headers folder!! I didn’t save all of my header images, so I now have to re-create some of them. Sigh. It would also be helpful to post instructions on how to restore the widgets to the way they were before. Primepress 1.3 defaults to Sidebar Wide and I had two sidebars. I changed to 2 sidebars in Primepress Options, but my widgets aren’t there and I can’t get rid of Meta and Calendar. They appear on my blog, but according to the widget list, they are not installed. Installing them and then deleting them does nothing.

    Better instructions would help immensely! I’m sure I can figure it out, but this is not what I had planned to do tonight!

  78. Tim says:

    How would I make changes to support the tag that has been introduced by google, yahoo and microsoft?

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  80. baja247 says:

    Template looks clean. Although, same to the other people, I already have messed up my stylesheet. Thank you!

  81. martymankins says:


    Great template. I’ve made some changes and modifications and they have worked very well.

    Since upgrading to WP 2.8 this weekend, I’ve run into one issue: the comments are listed twice on each one of my posts. It appears it’s using both the comments.php and the comments-legacy.php. Is there a way to resolve this?

    I have tired editing the functions.php file to edit out the comments-legacy, but that does not work.

    Any help would be appreciated.

  82. martymankins says:


    As an update, I have fixed the double listing of comments by removing all of the following code from the functions.php file:

    Previously, I was only removing just the lines with legacy_comments.

  83. thanks for the good theme.

  84. dünya says:

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  87. Grit says:

    I love your theme! I just can’t get the two smaller sidebars to appear next to each other.

  88. Aaron Wall says:

    Great helpful information, Thanks for this nice post, just subscribed your feed, hope you will update new post soon.
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  90. Mike says:

    Hi Ravi,

    Thanks for this theme it looks great and works really well my website is . I hope you can help though i cant seem to display comments permanantly at the bottom of my posts, searched high an low and find confusing information. Please help??


  91. seyret says:

    Thank you very much for the theme

  92. Kevin says:

    This is a really good looking theme and I am going to install it on my new website.

  93. nilgun says:


    Thanks for the theme. I am new to building a website, so I hope you can help me. I would like to write posts in different pages but all posts are listed in the main page. How can I change this? I appreciate any help, thanks!!

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  101. Smith says:

    This is best theme for me and i use it on my new blog.

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  103. Cate says:

    I just cam across this theme and am very happy with it. It’s nice and clean which is what I like. Thanks for making it available.

  104. Drew says:

    I absolutely love this theme! I have customised the life out of it by changing images and css and adding lots of cool stuff.

    I’m wondering if you might be working on a new release, and if so, will it have support for the new post image feature?

    I’m looking to add images to my rss feed more than anything atm, but the thumbnails would also be cool.

    Thanks for a great theme.

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  108. Suzanne says:

    I just finished a website for our church but needed one for our pastor – your theme worked like a charm. Thank you!

  109. Gavin says:

    Hi Ravi!

    In my sidebar by defaut there’s an RRS feed button to subscribe to the blog. How can I change this to point to my PODCAST feed?

    Thanks for your great work! I’d like to donate!


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  111. Maverick says:

    I really love this theme. So nice, so clean and so fast. Not over designed, just perfect.

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  113. Emin says:

    I’m planning to use the theme…

  114. Ravi,

    I just wanted to offer some thanks to you – I played around with several themes, and I’ve stuck with yours. I love how clean things look with this theme.

    Anything I want to adjust with the theme, I can figure it out. My tech person has said it looks easily customizable which is great.

    At some point I would like to move the subscribe-to-RSS section but as I am providing very right-brained services through my site, I don’t feel like adjusting the code :) I mention this in case you want to make the subscribe-to an option in future releases.

    But after seeing all the above comments, I actually just wanted to thank you for an awesome theme – and extra thanks for offering it for free!

  115. Erkan says:

    I’m planning to use the theme…

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  117. Hi, just wanted to say thanks for a great theme! I’ve used it in my company’s new site and have customised it a lot. Thought you might want to take a look!

    Any feedback is greatly received also. Regards, Drew.

  118. Pete says:


    Your theme PrimePress is great and I like to use it for my blog with wordpress 3.0. But the “custom menu” widget is not working. Do you have plans to include it into Primepress? And if so when do you expect this will be done?

    Thank you

  119. Oranda says:

    Hi Ravi ,

    Same question here. How to add it manually in the PHP file ?

    thank you,

    great theme !

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  122. Just wondering if there are any plans for a wordpress 3 upgrade? This theme is great but I am worried about upgrading to 3.0!

    1. Patrick says:

      Yes, you should be careful. I looks like WordPress 3.0.3 broke my layout…sidebars are not long on the side…

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  130. Lirik Lagu says:

    ……great theme, I’m planning to use the theme, thanks a lot, do we have to leave the author in the footer or can it go in comments in the code or in a credits page,,…. Amazing :D

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  133. Matbaa says:

    Very nice theme, thank you, very nice blog

  134. Yetah says:

    Great theme, thank you! Just one question…how do I remove the post date, author and ‘comments are off for this post’ message from under the post title?
    Not sure which php file to edit.

  135. Tofik Online says:

    Amazing theme!
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  139. Steve says:

    Where is info on 1.4.1?
    Nothing here or on the WP site
    WP 3.0.1 compatible?
    What are the changes? Additions?

    1. Steve says:

      In the old version in Main Menu Settings I was able to hide pages from the navigation menu tabs at the top of the blog. How can I do this now?

  140. Jane says:

    1.4.1 has moved my tabbed pages to a list of pages on the far left side of the header, and in very tiny print. I’m not happy about that. How can I find a copy of the earlier version? I want to revert to it!

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  145. JordanS says:

    Is this compatible with WordPress 3.0.3 ?

  146. Gitte says:

    Dear Ravi,

    thank you for this great theme. I was so lucky to stumble upon a blog who used it: it is perfect. I love, love, love my new website.

    Thank you & merry christmas

    @JordanS: yes, I am using WordPress 3.0.3.

  147. izletabi says:

    Thank you begin to use the theme that I liked

  148. Bill says:

    Dear Ravi -

    I love the template, but I can’t figure out how to add a navigation tab linking to the homepage. The blog will be on the homepage and the URL will simply be (no “-Home”).

    I keep looking for a way to hard code it before the dynamically generated tab code for the other pages, but I can’t find where to do it in your template files

    Also, it does seem odd that comments aren’t enabled for the homepage, when so many sites put their blog there

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  159. Christina says:

    Hi, I’d like to see if anyone here can help me adapt this theme to my site. I’m looking to have a comments section, different galleries and embedded videos. Can pay for this help, though not a fortune. :-) Thanks!

  160. Sebastian says:

    Are any special tweaks needed to get the theme to deploy properly in M Internet Explorer. It looks fine in Firefox, but my site’s sidebars have gone walkabout in IE and even the main column is truncated two posts short of the end. Sebastian Mode

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  162. Fabio says:

    Dear Ravi, sorry for my English.
    I had charged the image 150*920 in headlers folder but headler don’t start.
    I Use version 1.4.1 whith WP3.1
    The hedler start if I identify page ID + image
    this is thew cote, that I had copy and Paste and costomize from your site
    Thank You for helping

  163. Fabio says:

    the code… :D

    <img src="/headers/banner_2.jpg” width=”920″ alt=” header image” />

    <img src="/headers/banner_3.jpg” width=”920″ alt=” header image” />

    <img src="/headers/banner_4.jpg” width=”920″ alt=” header image” />

    <img src="/headers/banner_5.jpg” width=”920″ alt=” header image” />

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    <img src="/headers/banner_3.jpg” width=”920″ alt=” header image” />

    <img src="/headers/banner_1.jpg” width=”920″ alt=” header image” />

    <img src="/rotating.php?image=” width=”920″ alt=” Rotating Header Image” title=” Random Header Image” />

  164. This is a GREAT theme. Fits my needs perfectly. Thx a bunch!

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