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.

Demo & Download

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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Jan Reply

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!

Jan Reply

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

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Amit Sharma Reply

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.

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Nublu is very nice wordpress theme! I have downloaded and installed the theme on my blog. Thanks to Author for this creative effort.

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?

Jack Reply

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…


Healthy Body Reply

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 🙂

Stephan Reply


I love this theme. Since the branding of my logo is red I just wander if there is a way to change the color theme?



Sean Lang Reply


I am having the same issue with the tweets on a client website. Does anyone have a solution yet? I assume its down to the new system twitter are bringing in?


gbartley Reply

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?

Sebastiaan Reply

Great theme, but I got the same loader.gif spinner problem, no tweets are shown. They did show a few weeks back, but somehow they stopped working. Any ideas guys?

Martien van DIjk Reply

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;)

Shannon S. Reply

I’m running into the same problem. My twitter feed now just has a spinning wheel waiting for twitter to load. Would love a fix!

Eric B Reply

Very nice template. I have a couple of questions as I am a newbie to word press. How can I remove the newsletter and Partners section on the bottom of the home page?

mohan @ technodriller Reply

This theme looks great for wordpress user and very user friendly theme ever i used. thanks for sharing.

telecharger dvdrip Reply

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?

Jenna Reply

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?

Sammy Reply

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!!

Ginger Reply

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?

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Thanks for sharing your professional wordpress theme! Really love it! I also recommend a Google + button on your website!

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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?

Cody Reply

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.


pablo Reply

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

Alex Lu Reply

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.

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I finally found this one…. Great theme that it matches exactly with the current color combination I’m using… Will be using this for sure!


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EddyYeoh Reply

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?

Greg Reply

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

Ravinder Reply

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…

Nishant kapoor Reply

Hey buddy nice sharing, these theme seems to be good, but want to ask that there is an option of 125 x 125 but if I want to place 160×600 in sidebar, then will it be possible

D. Artisteer Reply

Nice WordPress Theme, I really like the colours and the 3 Tab Layout. Twitter integration is a must today and it works great. Thanks for this free template!

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.

Noel Reply

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.

Leslie Reply

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.


Marco Reply

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.

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Hey nice theme, but I want to ask can I Place 160X600 advertisement in Right Sidebar, is there any problem?

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elroy heesbeen Reply

help me sos…..the slider fixed, but the postpictures doenst appears..so what did i wrong? let me know soon……..great theme!

floombus Reply

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

leo Reply

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!

Jade Reply

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?

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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 🙂

Jason A Clark Reply

I have the same question. I’m guessing we’ll have to edit the code to take it out. I’m not sure what to replace it with, though…

Avinash Reply

The comments section is broken on my site … Its showing the latest comment on all posts which have no comments …as well

Matt Reply

The Featured item only shows the title of the image and the story but doesn’t show an actual image. How can I change this, is it a permission issue?

Erik Olsson Reply

I have the same problem. Any solution? Uploaded images will show in post list but not in the slideshow, maybe the thumb-marker isnt working!?

Dev Duff Reply

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!

Akufnx Reply


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.


Luismi Reply

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.

spinvin Reply

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.

Adam Reply

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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