WordPress Theme – Excellence

Published On February 16, 2009
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“Excellence is not a skill. Its an attitude.” So, give your blog some attitude by applying our all new WordPress theme – Excellence. This is a green-colored theme that comes with validated CSS/XHTML code, 125×125 banner space, Sidebar Tabs, Widgetized sidebars and a cute navigation menu. The theme is free of cost and comes under a Creative Commons License (that allows you to make changes and use this theme for personal use, without removing the footer copyright link).

Excellence has been tested with Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox and Opera browsers without any problems. The theme is also compatible with WP 2.7 and above.

How to Install?

The theme does not use any plugins so its pretty much plug and play. Just download and extract the zip file to your desktop. Upload the theme folder (excellence) to your wordpress directory under wp-content/themes and apply the theme by going to the Appearance section of the Wp-admin.

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Your feedback on the theme will be appreciated and it will help me in future theme designs.

185 replies on “WordPress Theme – Excellence”

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Hey just wanted to give you a quick heads up and let you know
a few of the images aren’t loading properly. I’m not sure why but I think its a linking issue.
I’ve tried it in two different browsers and both show the same outcome.

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Mark Reply

I would be ***extremely*** grateful if you could please provide instructions as to how we can implement the new WordPress menu feature on this theme, which is very outdated (but very awesome, still), please please help!

retirement investing Reply

For the “letter to the editor,” can one send his/her blog post to the editor. The instructions say: “Letters to the editor should only be sent to The Times, and not to other publications. We do not publish open letters or third-party letters.”. . Does that mean blog posts, too?. . Thanks a lot..

asad khan Reply

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Alabama SEO Reply

Excellence is my favorite WordPress theme I have found. Great job, I love the greens in the color scheme, I cant wait to try it out on my sites

Katrina Reply

Hi there – is there any way to do the following:

1) Make it so the post on the front page is more than 3 sentences long?

2) Make it so that the “about author” only shows up on the front page, and not every single page?

3) Make the advertising boxes so they go 3 across like in your example, instead of 2 across and then one down?

4) Not have the advertising boxes on each page, bus specify which pages to put them on?

Thank you!

OC Home Renters Reply

Very nice theme, I’ve been looking for an eco “Green” theme for another real estate site that I will be designing . I’ll give yours a try. Thanks

Nasanieru Reply

Nice theme. Thanks for the inspiration. I’m using it in my blog Coding Whiz. I made some modifications though, but the theme provided the basis.


Hirule Reply

Thank you, i just download and use it.

I have few questions :
1. how to edit the the pre-widget (Advertisment,recent post/comment/text,about author) ? (When I click edit in Design, it shows nothing and any changes i made in it, nothing change.)

Please help
Thank you

Thanks to the developer too

MaryAnn Reply

Love the look of “Exellence,” but am having trouble finding where to modify the text for the “About Author” section and how that possibly coordinates with posts. Also can’t find where to modify the advertisement banners, or possibly change the word “Advertisements” to “Testimonies.” Also, when I try designating child pages to a parent page, there’s no drop down selection from the parent page choice – is that not an inherent feature? Lastly, my green menu box is split, and was that way before I ever changed anything – is that a glitch in my download?

I’m not code-proficient – pretty clueless actually, but these seem to be things that I should be able to just edit (I’m using Page.ly hosting). Please help, or I’ll have to start from scratch with something else!

Thank you,

Peter Brecka Reply

Hay there Jai,

Awesome theme! I have modified this theme and it is “exactly” what I needed for my website Featuredbox.com

Thank you for releasing this amazing theme for free!


Renee Reply

A friend helped to set up the excellence theme for me for our website and I love it. The colours are great, I love the combination of green and orange. I’d like to use these colours for borders on images to continue the colour theme through our website but don’t know the name of the colours or the html code. Can anyone help? Thanks

Tina Reply


Love Your Theme! I have been using it for quit some time now. Any chance of offering more options in the future?


Nacho Reply

I liked very much Excellence theme. I’m considering using it in my new website, but with some modifications. I’ll leave a “do-follow” link as it is in the footer. Will let you know as soon as I finish the mods!.

Thanks for such a great theme!.

andi Reply

How are you making the first post “featured”? I don’t see any admin tools for this theme to select a featured category.

Dorian Reply

Why does the template automatically add tags before my input tags in my pages! AHH Worst then the raquo that was set to the li’s!!! HELP!! Whats causing these tags!?!

Anne Gentle Reply

I left a trackback but also wanted to say thanks for this great theme. I found a way to use some hand-drawn icons to social sites rather than the adspace so I really appreciate the ease-of-use with this theme. Nicely done.

Geo Reply

I think I know what the issue is. I am trying to get the page tab to link with a catagory and or particular post. Does anyone know how to do this ? Thanks.

Geo Reply

Can anyone help me. I have 5 catagories implemented in my admin panel which have a multitude of posts, however, only 3 are showing on my home page. Any help and/or guidence is greatly appreciated.

Petra Weiss Reply

This looks like a really clean, nice theme. I would like to see whether anybody has used it for their blog, and what it looks like. Anybody?

Yourofl10 Reply

I really like this theme but is there a way to make the posts to show the whole post not the like half of the post? What file to I edit or what? If you have the solution please e-mail me at: [email protected]


chris Reply

How can edit comment.php so that avatar will show on comments?I have enabled the avatar from discussion but it doesn’t work.. Thank you

Tanner Reply

Hello. I really really like this theme! I have little to no code experience and I am trying shrink the sidebar on the right to about half of the size but cant find it anywhere in the stylesheet. I would really appreciate it if you could help me out on this one.


1wtBlog Reply

Using it & loving every bit of it!
I agree with mnmdesigns – if you can add a few color varieties with this theme, it’s da bomb!

Anywho, quality theme & thanks so much for making it available! 😀

mnmdesigns Reply

Beautiful theme!

Great choice of colors 🙂

If there is ever a variation of this theme, I think an orange color scheme to replace the green would work quite well with the dark grey background.

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Nacho Reply

Hello again!

I like this theme everyday more!

I think that you dont answer the questions but I try to ask you.

I have changed the background color but some part dont change, I tried to find to change this part of background color but I couldnt find.

Please could you help me? I like to change all background in white color.

Please help me! Thanks so much!

Nacho Reply

I like this theme a lot, is so good!!! I like a lot for my blog.

I have only one question, How to change the width for the post and for the sidebar? I prefer to do more small the side bar and it have more place for the posts.

I have tried to change the width of the navigation bar but when I changed it all things have moved to a bad position.

I have seen that the other users asked to you about that, but you dont answer. Maybe is difficult? a lot of things to change?

I will be greateful if you can say something.

So sorry for my english Im spanish!

citraglobal Reply

hi jai….
how can i change avatar (ABOUT THE AUTHOR) with my picture?
pls give me instruction….

Mor-Lee Reply

I love the theme and plan to use it on my blog! 🙂 Thank you for making it Jai!
I have 2 questions:
1. I have a rather long Blog name and it ruins the entire design cause it takes 2 lines. Can anyone tell me where I can change the size of the Blog’s name or “allow” it more space so it won’t be divided into 2 lines?
2. I want to make the posts area wider. How can I do that?
Thanks a lot!

CMS Themes Reply

Nice looking theme mate, I just listed the theme on http://www.cmstheme.net/theme/wordpress/excellence.html

Thanks for creating this beautiful theme.

t7b.com Reply

I love this theme and wanted to use it on my site, but there seems to be issues with it and FF. Please take a look and let me know if I screwed something up or its a bug. Thanks

real estate Reply

This is without a doubt one of the cleanest and classiest of the free templates I have ever seen.

Just like a few previous visitors who posted here I would prefer that the first post in the template was full size and didn’t require an additional click i.e at present it says “read more ”

One of the earlier posts described how to amend that but it would be worth hard coding it in your download as that will top off an awesome template….and therefore get you tons of backlinks. Well done . Andrew from Australia

By the way I’m using the template at www.glasgowducks.com

Ian Daves Reply

Hi Jai

I absolutely LOVE this theme.

If the blog title and description can be replaced by a logo it will be PERFECT for me!

Is it possible to insert a logo?

Great work!!

Skidrock Reply

Hi Jai
I am your readers and usually visiting your blog to get information and tips. One thing that I am really intersted in is your category arrangement in sub-menu. I do not know whether you are using plugin make it happen or it is the default function of your current theme. If you are using plugin to make it, please share with me. Many thanks and hope to get your prompt response on this.
Best regards, Skidrock

Callum Reply

@Shashank:- you have to install a plugin called ‘redirectify’ then when you create a new page, in the advanced menu section the custom name should be ‘redirect’ and the value should be the link the the specific category page 🙂

Ning Reply

It is a great theme, and I used it on my new blog.
Everything works fine, except for the recent post tab. No new post is displayed here. Would you please help me out?
Many thanks.

Wil Reply

I love this theme and wanted to use it on my site, but there seems to be issues with it and FF. Please take a look and let me know if I screwed something up or its a bug. Thanks!

Words 2 Press Reply

You’ve done it again Jai, another great theme. Nicely designed and very well coded. Keep up the fantastic work!

Louis Reply

About Ordered List, it’s seem not working. Any one have a solution to put bullets or ordered list? Thank a lot and very nice theme!

Rene Simonsen Reply

Can anybody please tell me how to change the look/layout of the userinterface/dashboard, so it looks like the rest of the Theme?

Best to all of you

René Simonsen

ioffersearch001 Reply


Superb, what a nice color combination and the entire design everything is great. Thanks a lot for making this wordpress as a good looking.

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Willian Reply

Excellent Thema, very good. Nossa eu gostei muito do tema que vocês disponibilizaram, eu estava procurando faz alguns dias um tema bonito, hoje orei a Deus e consegui achar esse tema lindo. Obrigado

Rene F. Simonsen Reply

Hi really like you new theme, actualy i use it on my own site, only one question to you Sir, how can I change the width of a specific page, have a look here on my site i think you know what i man, when you see it: www.fyrster.dk/debatforum

Hope you will be so kind to reply ;o)

Best to you

EinbauStrahler Reply

I love clean templates, nice colors pickup, it looks effective. I hope to see more themes like this one.
Going to try it on my new blog.
Thanks you.

Evan Reply

Okay figured out how to get full posts on the main page. For this you’ll need to access the theme’s index.php file. You’re looking for:

<a href="" rel="bookmark" title="Permanent Link to ">Read More »

That number 40 seems to be the amount of words that appear before getting the “Read more” link. For full posts just make that number really big. If you also want to get rid of the “Read more” link you can delete or comment-out:

<a href="" rel="bookmark" title="Permanent Link to ">Read More »

That should do it.

There still seems to be a major bug in this theme though: links within posts do not render. I can make a link in either the WYSIWYG or HTML post editors and it doesn’t come through on the published post. It that supposed to be some kind of feature?

Suneel Reply

Awesome Jai.

One more awesome theme from your end which surpasses many of the free themes around here.

The color combination and the placement of everything is more than what a free theme is expected to be.

Thanks for sharing and making it free.

Shashank Reply

great theme. But had 2 questions.

1) how do I make the categories appear on the horizontal bar with about etc.

2) Any other suggestions for similar layout themes

Dion Reply

Great theme I just installed it on my blog
on the home page for each post how do you make it full text? instead of showing the read more link I rather it show the full post?

Thaya Kareeson Reply

Beautiful WordPress theme. I’m looking to do a redesign of my site. I will add this one to the list of themes to start as a base :).

Deps Reply

Great job, i’ve translated it in french here :

This theme french-translated here :

Eddie Gear Reply

Wow! Neat. I’m impressed with this team style.

However, my suggestions would be to have more space for posts. I was thinking kinda 70 / 30 propotion. I just might do some testing of my own.

Eddie Gear

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