Try the updated WP-Andreas01 theme

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I am currently making the last touches on the updated WP-Andreas01 theme for WordPress in order to submit the theme to the theme directory. Changes include widening the theme for 1024px screens, adding correct image alignment classes and support for newer WordPress features such as custom menu and attachments, removal of the right-side subpages box and numerous minor changes and fixes.

There are still a few glitches to sort out for the theme to match the rules for inclusion in the official theme directory, but the theme should still work well for most users as it is now. I’m making the theme available for download here for those of you who want to try it out. I would appreciate bug reports if you encounter any problems, as well as general feedback about the theme. As with the previous version, it is a basic theme without any advanced features, quite faithful to the [andreas01 template->andreas01] which it was originally based on. Blog pages still use a 3-column layout with a widget-enabled sidebar to the right, while content pages use a 2-column layout where widgets can be placed in the left sidebar below the main menu. Give it a try if you want to:

Download the WP-Andreas01 theme for WordPress

(Note: I am still considering rebuilding the theme as a child theme to the default WordPress theme (twentyten), as it would add a lot of useful features for those who want to use the theme and make future updates easier to manage. That would, however, make the theme more difficult for many users to customize. Still undecided, comments and opinions would be appreciated.)

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This article was written by Andreas Viklund

Web designer, writer and the creative engine behind this website. Author of most of the free website templates, along with some of the WordPress themes.


XAQUITOOctober 8, 2010 at 19:16Reply

This will appeal to our friend Steve…

IdaOctober 9, 2010 at 19:45Reply

I love the WP-Andreas01 theme and I’ve been using a slightly modified version of it on my blog ( for a good few years. I’ve been thinking of making the theme wider for a while, but haven’t had the time to. But it seems I won’t have to now :)

I’ve downloaded it and I’ll install it and will definitely give it a try. :)
Might play around with it a bit to change the colour scheme (something I’ve been thinking of doing with my website (which also uses one of your templates slightly modified).

IdaOctober 9, 2010 at 20:57Reply

Oh, I noticed something when trying out the new theme. After activating it I got this error message:
Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_STRING in /home2/charmsda/public_html/blog/wp-content/themes/wp-andreas01-v3.0b/wp-andreas01/functions.php on line 1

Turns out there was just a space missing after the <?php tag at the beginning of the functions.php file.

Andreas ViklundOctober 9, 2010 at 21:26Reply

Disqus doesn’t show the full comment, posting php code in a comment appears to break it. But I did get the rest in an e-mail notification, and I have updated functions.php and added the missing space. I didn’t get any error myself when testing the theme, but I can see why it could appear on some servers…

So close no matter how far.. » Things.. and stuff..October 14, 2010 at 00:42Reply

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henriOctober 15, 2010 at 21:23Reply

Nice template andreas! I just release my first template to the wordpress community : it will be a pleasure to have your feedback on it

MutuiOctober 27, 2010 at 14:25Reply

It’s nice template.
I would be nice to have a version with 2 columns for blog posts

rosieApril 3, 2011 at 02:30Reply

Hello, how could I replace the site title and tag line in this theme with an image (logo). I’m being searching online for tutorials but not luck

I’ll appreciate your help, thank you!

NeonyAugust 15, 2011 at 00:51Reply

Nice template.