WordPress Theme – Nublu

Published On February 14, 2011
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All right guys! I am back again (still alive and kicking). This time, I bring for my lovely readers a brand new WordPress theme called “Nublu“.

Nublu WordPress Theme

This is a sleek blue colored theme that comes with a configurable slider, drop-down menus and Cufon-enabled headlines. The theme also sports a twitter bird that will sing out your latest tweet from your Twitter.com account. Nublu has automatic thumbnail generation, as long as you have a picture uploaded with your post. WordPress 3.0+ menu system is integrated into this theme for easy customization of your navigation menu.

Nublu Theme is totally free to download and has been tested with all the major browsers.


The theme is mostly plug and play. You can configure your slider and the social icons from the Appearance -> Nublu options in the admin section of WordPress. For the 125×125 ads, just open up the file called sidebar.php and edit the code.

For the logo image, just replace the logo.png in the images folder with one of your own. Make sure that its a transparent PNG image.

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And if you like the theme or have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment!

228 replies on “WordPress Theme – Nublu”

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Maragaret Ashland Reply

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I just checked the Demo of your Nublu Theme. Really Impressive, but I have a question, why are you giving away such a beautiful WordPress theme for free?

BTW, Thanks for such a beautiful gift!
Cheers! 🙂

I was searching for a suitable wordpress theme for my next website but i think my search is now over. I like your theme really very much and i am going to use it. thanks for creating such a nice template.

I do believe all of the ideas you’ve introduced for your post.
They’re really convincing and will definitely work. Still, the posts are very quick
for starters. May just you please lengthen them a little from
next time? Thanks for the post.

We are using the Nublu theme for our school website and the menu was delete, trying to recreate it but will not add back. Is code missing. Any help would be appreciated? Thanks!

On the admin edit screen we go to appearance then menu. The add an item feature is not working. All we can do is select a page already created and add those. Also will not let us drop and drag to change the order. All this stopped working when we updated WordPress. Thanks

farhan Reply

This is very educational content and written well for a change. It’s nice to see that some people still understand how to write a quality post.!

Oh my goodness! Incredible article dude! Thank you so much, However I am having difficulties with your RSS. I don? know the reason why I cannot subscribe to it. Is there anybody getting the same RSS problems? Anyone that knows the solution will you kindly respond? Thanks!!

Wow. This is a most excellent, and well thought out, designed and developed theme. I’ve been using another theme but it is not nearly as easy to use as Impero. Your documentation is so clear, and all the elements work as they should.

SBZ Reply

The theme is really cool. Thanks.
Just one question, the twitter bird aint singing no more and the only work around I found is what guys suggested here to comment out the /image/loader.gif which stopped the spinning. Thanks guys.

Anyone else with a workaround the make the bird sing again?

Love the theme, but the non-working twitter feed is disappointing. I commented out the images/loader.gif in the header.php just so I could stop looking at the spinning icon.

Are there any ideas on how to fix this issue? I’m assuming twitter changed something the broke the code…


Hi there, I really like this templete, However I cant get the twitter colum to work, its just blank with this ico spining and it wont stop.

Even on your preview of the templete its doing the same thing?

Can anyone help me with this issue please. Thanks 🙂

I run into the same problem, where I get a continuous spinner loader in the Twitter feed cloud regardless of having the Twitter ID field populated in the NuBlue Options. Can this function be successfully removed from the header.php?

The twitter worked with me first well, since a few weeks it will not work anymore. Anyone who uses this theme experiencing these problems. I have created a support ticket on this website, but have had no response.

sorry for my bad english, I’m a Dutchman;)

Love this theme. Only problem is I don#t have a photo in every post so lots of posts on the main page have a horrible “no image” icon beside them. is there an uncomplicated way to turn off the automatic thumbnail generation so that there are no thumbnails on the main page even if a post contains an image?

Thanks for the great looking theme – I have just started building a new site, and I think it will look great with only a few modifications. I have only spent 10 minutes looking at the code to change things like the slider speed, cufon calls, etc – and the code is very nicely laid out and easy to find what you want.

Nice Job!!

Love the template, but can’t get the slider to automatically slide through recent posts on the front page; you have to manually click on the numbers. Any suggestions?

I’m curious to find out what blog system you happen to be utilizing? I’m experiencing some small security issues with my latest website and I’d like to find something more safeguarded. Do you have any suggestions?

I cannot find the logo.png file within the image folder. I found a logo.gif but it is not the image of “Nublu Theme’ in the top left corner. Any help on finding this file so I can change out the image?

Thanks in advance

Paul Whittem Reply

Fantastic theme. I almost changed to a different theme as I was having problems customising the logo. Not sure if anybody will be interested in how to increase the height to accommodate a larger logo but it was more complex than i expected.

I increased the header and logo heights in the css file but this did not resolve my issue with the my logo. It turns out I also had to amend the top.png file and increase the canvas size at the top to allow the extra height to accommodate my logo.

Once you’ve done this, however, you will notice that your twitter feed text is no longer centred in the twitter cloud and appears well above it. Just increase your tweet top height in the css file so that the text is shifted down until you get it aligned correctly in the cloud.

Hope this might help someone who wishes to fit a larger logo into this theme.


I have a question.
¿can I remove or modify the credits from the theme?
I have researched if it is legal to modify the credits and I found that it is legal, because WordPress is under a GPL license and the themes are running in wordpress, but I want to know if you as the creator of the theme allow me to modify the credits.

I want to know it, because I must translate the theme to use it and I don’t want to waste the time

Hello there. Very pretty theme. I’ve tried to install it and it seems to work. However when I activate the theme, WP keeps hanging on a blanc screen. Any suggestions to make it work? Thanks.

Installed this theme, but having hard times configuring and set it.
I can’t see my featured post picture and also post picture? where should i save the picture and what name?

I really liked the look of this theme, but in the end found it very troublesome…….
1) no support at least showing on the public side
2) in the Linked In Id section, it would not allow me to place my id and keep it there after publishing
3) Kept opening up bloohblog facebook page………

SUGGESTION….those fields should be BLANK ….only allowing personal entries

4) Could not place my blog title where NUBLU header was…

so delete theme and start again…unless the bugs are worked out…I won’t be back

I have problem with the theme. i used this theme but the image in posts and thumb image not displayed. There is only noimage.gif appear.. i set image. but its not working.. i am using the latest version of wordpress.. please can anybody help me…

Thanks in Advance…

Chris Reply

Everything works except for the blog title. I can’t seem to get cufon to to work. It just remains as NuBlu. I’ve installed WP-Cufon but still can’t get it to work. Is there something I need to do inparticular?

Justin Reply

I cannot get the twitter thing to work at the top right of the page in IE. The spinner loader just sits there. Works great in Chrome. Any one else having these issues? If so how did you fix it?

Danny OCal Reply

For anyone getting the script error themes/nublu/js/jquery-1.4.1.js:449 that appears on forefox & now i notice ie9.

I have found possibly where the issue lies. If you open slidshow.php and remove this script from the top:

foreach ($options as $value) {
if (get_settings( $value[‘id’] ) === FALSE) { $$value[‘id’] = $value[‘std’]; } else { $$value[‘id’] = get_settings( $value[‘id’] ); } }

The error stops, so i suspect there is an error with one of the values.

I am now trying to find what the error is. If anyone can help me on this it would appreciate it.

Danny OCal Reply

Update: If you drop the code back in:

foreach ($options as $value) {
if (get_settings( $value[‘id’] ) === FALSE) { $$value[‘id’] = $value[‘std’]; } else { $$value[‘id’] = get_settings( $value[‘id’] ); } }

and keep the feature catergory as Uncatergorized the error does not show. It is only whne you add a catergory name that the error shows.

Walter Reply

So, has the jquery problem been solved yet? I also created new categories and now my site won’t even show at all in Chrome due to the jquery error.

Please advise! Thanks.

I had the problem that the page hung when loading, and thanks to Danny OCal I think I’ve tracked it down to the Slideshow Category setting. This has to be valid, but has to be the category slug, not the category name. And the original problem was that it defaults to Uncategorized, a category that I don’t have.

I love this website! Thank you very much for providing it.

I do have a few questions, though.

It seems that I have to resize my images to fit properly in the post area. I had an image that was 300px wide and the text was overlapping on top of the picture. I edited the theme so that the image would stay 300px and the text would go on to the next line, but was wondering if there was a way that the theme could automatically resize my image to 155px wide (which was the original setting).

I also wonder if there is specific instructions for this theme. I’ve been using wordpress for a while but I always get into trouble with the more complex themes. I have only basic understanding of code. But this theme is so great that I really want to understand its dynamics so that I can use it and make it look good.


very nice one,
unfortunately i tried to use it but it doesnt work properly.
especially the slide section.
All things are messed around.
pity cause i really like it.

Awesome theme. I am a few other people are experiencing crashes when loading in chrome/firefox. i think its themes/nublu/js/jquery-1.4.1.js:449. Thanks

hi, how can i add thumnails to it? and why does it freeze on googlechrome and the spiner on the twitter update freezes? thanks great theme!

Hey, is anyone else facing an issue where the twitter loading wheel just keeps spinning to infinity? I loaded the demo site here and I faced the same issue! Is there an update for this .js i am missing or is it something else?

farhan Reply

I admit, I have not been on this web page in a long time… however it was another joy to see It is such an important topic and ignored by so many, even professionals. professionals. I thank you to help making people more aware of possible issues.

renato Reply

hello. i have one question:
how to remove “Subscribe to Newsletter”and “Partners” from header and put my own text?
do i need to remove it “manually” direct in code? or?

thank you for your answer 🙂

Since last couple of months I have visited your site numerous times hoping to see an update and today when I saw this beautiful update, I was mesmerized! This is such a wonderful looking WordPress theme!!

I really can’t imagine giving out such a gorgeous theme for free, thank you a ton!

Just one question: The titles aren’t text, they are images. Is there a way to edit/change them back to text?

Thanks for this free premium wordpress theme, this has to be one of the best free themes of 2011!


This is such a nice theme! I’m planning on using it for my personal resume website.

However, I have a problem. I’m a Frenchman and my website will be written in French. The problem is that the accents (eg. in ‘Catégories’) won’t display (the accented character simply won’t appear, ‘Catégories’ become ‘Catgories’). I suppose the problem come from a PHP function.

Can somebody please help me ?

If I succeed in implementing it on my website, I’ll donate to the author.


I solve the problem. I didn’t have a default category, this was the problem. I config a category in the Slideshow Category and the problem was solved. Thanks for this theme, is very beatiful.

Love the Theme but had to install my old template because of the same problem, the slider just crashes the whole blog, Anyway! too bad!! nice template if it didnt have this bug.

I really like this template and have set it up locally and it’s looking great. The place I need to host it is set up as a multi-site wordpress install. So the thumbs/timthumb page isn’t working. I’ve seen several solutions for getting timthumb to work with a multisite install, but I’m not sure how to edit the theme since it searches for the images in the posts.

Any ideas?

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