WordPress Theme – Pop Blue

Published On July 12, 2007
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Wordpress Theme - Pop Blue

Pop Blue is a 2 columns and widget ready theme. Clean, simple and lightweight theme. I love to hear of my work being used :). This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License. This means you may use it for any purpose, and make any changes you like. Just leave my Bob link under your footer πŸ™‚

Logo.psd included /* Images folder */

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/* Updates */
For regular index
For regular header without logo
download the items and replace it all.

69 replies on “WordPress Theme – Pop Blue”

Erich Chown Reply

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SSS Online Reply

I am planning to use this theme but I found out that it is not yet updated to the latest installation 2.7. I really want this light weight theme and would like to ask when will you bu updating this. Thanks. – Ana

M Reply

I’ve been using this theme since April. Since then WP 2.7 has been released. Do you plan on updating the theme to work with WP 2.7? I really hope so…

David Middlecamp Reply

I love the pop blue theme. It is elegant and easy to read.
One of our web gurus tweaked it to make it more photo blog friendly.
Not being a guru myself, is there an easy way to import multiple photos and keep the photos to the right and the text on the left? I sometimes have more photos than text and when I design in Firefox sometimes get a jumble in IE.

Rebecca Z Reply

I’m trying the theme out, but am having trouble removing the banner ad for text-link-ads.com. Could you tell me where in the code to find it?

I feel like I’ve looked everywhere! Thanks πŸ™‚

Trev Reply


I use this theme on my website and love it.

But I am having trouble nesting pages. The pages are listed across the top – I’d like to have sub pages under certain pages – when I chose page parent I’d expect the new page to be placed as a sub heading on that page but it includes it on the main page as a new main heading.

Hope that makes sense? Anyone have a clue how to fix this – I’m not PHP savy, so really on templates and tickboxes.

xwing Reply

how can i add the RSS widget to the sidebar? I tried to add it from design->widgets but it doesnt works. Some help is apreciated πŸ˜€

Ben Reply

Really great theme! Although I think it would be much cooler with an easier way to change the Blog Title graphic and support for Gravatars. Thanks!

Mel Reply

How do I get the theme to just show my blog name and description instead of the popblue logo? I tried uploading a different pic and changing the css to point to it – didn’t work. I don’t see anywhere in the main index or header.php to make such change. Help! Thanks!

Andrew Stephens Reply

I love the look of this theme – very clean. I am running a modified version on my blog and just wanted to leave a note thanking you for your good work.

PH Reply

hi there, love this theme as well. i have one issue though – IMAGES and TEXT MODIFICATIONS (like colors or bold, etc) are not showing up in the posts. They are fine in the wordpress HTML editor though. Any idea why this is happening?!

Ann Reply

Hello’. In the first time, compliments for this theme, it’s very nice and useful. Second, i’m sorry for my english.
I have the problem: when i look the page in the archive section, the links it’s inactives. Why? I’m beginner and don’t know the php code o the css code. Do you help me?

Jai Reply

For all the people who want to show the full posts on the homepage instead of the small excerpts, just open the index.php file and replace the following text


darrell Reply

by the way, do i chmod all the wp-admin, wp-content, and wp-includes 777? i also wasn’t able to edit in wordpress previously. thanks again.

darrell Reply

hi – i really like this theme and was using it (working just fine) but wanted to have my image to show so i followed the instructions above, but now i’m getting a fatal error. i’ve tried to manually make corrections and that didn’t work, so i tried the download of the index.php and that didn’t work either. my site is darrellmankin.org/blog

thanks for any help.

Genghis Khent Reply

I want to be able to show my first few posts in full and the remainder in excerpts. I tried the Homepage Excerpts plug-in at http://www.dailyblogtips.com/homepage-excerpts-wordpress-plugin/but it doesn’t seem to work with the Pop Blue theme. How can I achieve this functionality?

Jay Reply

Hello, I’m really liking this layout but I still have a problem with displaying the whole entry and image rather than a summary. I’m still tweaking it but whenever I use the code to display it as above, the layout shifts to the far left. Even when I undo the action, it’s still in the far left and I have to replace the entire page with the original. What can I do? Thank you.

belial Reply

i was wondering which are the fonts used to make the logo. I tried opening the logo.psd but photoshop says that i don’t have the fonts.
if you please it would be awesome to give us a link with the fonts.
thanks, great theme πŸ˜‰

Kai Reply

Hello, How do you get the home link in the navigation to stay active when you’re on the home page? I can see “Home” is manually added in the header file as an …does some code need to be added there?


Matt Reply

I love this theme. Has anyone had luck using the easytube plugin with it. The rest of Bob’s themes work with it, but in Pop Blue, the easytube code [youtube:http://www.foo.com] shows up as actual text and not an embedded youtube clip.

Any help?

Dav(id Hubner) Reply

Hey there, Bob. Saw/found your ‘Pop Blue’ theme within the collection of WordPress themes. And, I really, really liked it from the start. (I even ‘remixed’ it for my very own blog. Code named ‘Pop Back In Black’. πŸ˜‰ Thank you.

Daniel Reply


Love your WordPress themes! Thank you!
I want to use the POP BLUE 2 column theme but want to change the bluish colors. I am not too familiar with CSS editting. Is there a simple way for me to revise the colors? Mainly just looking to change the blue title background and footer.

ignacio Reply

hey nice theme i loved it! i need to know what to do so i can show the images i have in any post in the home


i have a probelem in my admin , i says i dont have permissions from admin php or something cant ad categories!

Michael Reply

Bob, I was wondering if it was possible to make the links in the summaries clickable. As of right now you have to click on the story to see a hyperlinked url and it is just in plaintext in the summary.

Thanks in advance!

sarah Reply

feel free to ignore my question above. i figured it out a few minutes after posting, of course!

and again, awesome theme. love it.

sarah Reply

hello. great theme!

one question: any idea why i’m getting this error and/or how to fix it?
Parse error: syntax error, unexpected $end in /home/chocolc1/public_html/wp-content/themes/popblue/single.php on line 23

i’m sure it’s something stupidly simple that i’m just not realizing… any help would be appreciated!

admin Reply

ok.. will be done. before to release 3 columns. i need to know if there should be double sidebar or single sidebar like left, content and right?

Kathiroly Raj Reply

Hi. I downloaded the header and style file and that’s exactly how i want it to be. Thanks a lot for it. Now the theme looks perfect for me πŸ™‚

admin Reply

Kathiroly Raj@ https://blogohblog.com/request/headerstyle.zip
download and replace the header.php and style.css

Ren@ i cannot get you. may i know details?

Kathiroly Raj Reply

Bob, Thanks for the wonderful theme. I am already using it on my site. There’s one more problem though. It will be nicer if there can be a short description of the blog appearing just below the site title logo. Can you tell me how to do this? I am not familiar with this codes etc. Thanks. Highly appreciated.

Ren Reply

I’ve been desperately trying to get this layout to work, however when I do try, all I get is the header graphic and the top set of links, followed by blank underneath. Not sure what’s going on or how to fix it.

Kathiroly Raj Reply

Hi Bob,
I like this theme. Can you tell me how to make the content display as usual not like the current version showing only title and summary? Thanks.

admin Reply

Hi cq. look like the files not upload in completed. may i know where you download the pop blue theme? on my local or from theme.wordpress.net

cq Reply

i have this error:

main(/home/…../public_html/wp-content/themes/popblue/searchform.php) [function.main]: failed to open stream:No such file or directory in………header.php line 23.
but when i delete header.php, the error msgs on the blog disappear. but the columns became wider. ie. the content move more towards the left while the side widget move towards the right. leaving one blank column in between.

please advise.


Tina Silva Reply

Hi Bob. I love this theme. I’m using it on my site BabyBeads.net and changed the colour scheme.

I was just coming to ask about the images not displaying on the front page, but found the answer from your reply. Thanks!!

Izumino Reply

Hi. I love thsi theme–it’s very clean and elegant I’d love to use it on my Blog. However, I have one problem–I usually put a little picture with each entry on my blog, and thsis theme “summarizes” each entry on the main page. Is there a setting I can change to do this?

Thanksfor your helpa nd all your hard work on this super-cool theme.

Jigga Reply

BOB What theme are you using for this website and how can I get it so because it is basically what I have been looking for to use on my site. I’d really appreciate if you can let us know.

P.S: Your blog has proved to be a very valuable resource for me. Love it!

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