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1 Blog Theme

1 Blog Theme WordPress theme

The most advanced WordPress theme ever, with a neverending list of features and customization options.

Free theme
You must keep the attribution line ("1 Blog Theme by...") intact. No technical support is provided.
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Single site license
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Control panel

Manage all the theme features without editing a single line of code thanks to the WordPress Theme Toolkit. Go to Appearance » Configure theme and simply choose from the number of options available.

Countless layout/color combinations
  • Body alignment: left or center.
  • Body width: any value, fixed or percentage.
  • Sidebar alignment: left or right.
  • Sidebar width: any value, fixed or percentage.
  • Sidebar columns width: any value, fixed or percentage.
  • Header and footer color: choose through a graphical color picker.
  • Header image: choose any image.
  • Links color: choose through a graphical color picker.
  • Background: white or light gray.
  • Menu: horizontal on the header or regular on the sidebar.

The 3 parts of the sidebar and the 3 columns of the footer are widgetizable. Widgets included:

  • Archives
  • Bloggers
  • Calendar
  • Categories
  • Control panel (if you are registered and logged-in)
  • Favorite sites
  • Latest comments
  • Latest posts
  • Log-in (if users can register)
  • Most commented posts
  • Search
  • Subscribe (RSS)
  • Tags
  • Theme switcher (if Theme Switcher is installed)
Post content management

Choose whether to display full text, or first X words (or excerpt if available) or first X paragraphs on the homepage and/or archive pages (categories, dates, tags...).

Tag support

The theme is compatible with Simple Tagging Plugin, Ultimate Tag Warrior and WordPress 2.3+ tagging system. If any of those plugins is active or you have WordPress 2.3+, the theme displays the appropriate tags for every post returned and a list with the most used tags. It also displays tag feed links (something the plugins lack).

Related posts

The theme displays related posts in single post view, based on tags (with WordPress 2.3+ or Simple Tagging Plugin/Ultimate Tag Warrior) and categories.

Feed subscription and social bookmarking buttons

The theme displays feed subscription and social bookmarking buttons in a one-click expandable list.

  • Choose amongst these feed subscription options: Bloglines, Feedster, Google Reader, Live, MyAOL, MyYahoo, Netvibes, Newsgator, Rojo.
  • Choose amongst these social bookmarking options: Barrapunto, BlinkList, BlogMemes, CoRank, CoRank Español, Delicious, Digg, Enchílame, Facebook, Fark, Fresqui Actualidad, Fresqui Ocio, Fresqui Tecnología, Furl, Google Bookmarks, Live Favorites, Magnolia, Menéame, Neodiario, Netscape, Newsvine, Reddit, Rojo, Slashdot, Spurl, Stumbleupon, Technorati Favorites, Twitter, Yahoo! Buzz and Yahoo MyWeb.
Email subscription form

If you specify a FeedBurner or FeedBlitz ID, the theme will display a one-click expandable email subscription form, so your visitors can receive your posts by email.

Post submission form

The theme will display a one-click expandable post submission form, so your visitors can recommend any post to their friends.

Contact form

If you create a page (Pages » Add New) titled �Contact� or whatever translation/phrasing you are using in theme-translation.php, the theme will display automatically a contact form at the end of that post that will send an email to the author. The form is spam-protected by Akismet (if the plugin is active with a valid key).

Comment notification

The theme will display a comment notification checkbox after the comment form, so your visitors can receive the comments to a given post via email.

One-click comment moderation

Always you are logged-in as administrator the theme will display comment moderation links (edit, approve/unapprove, delete, spam) for each comment, allowing one-click management.

Anti-spam filter

Comments and contact forms include an invisible filter that will reject most of the automated spam with no interaction required from you or your visitors. This filter uses an expirable timestamp and a hash and doesn't involve any HTTP connection or database query, so this kind of spam won't affect your server load.

Advanced feed management
  • Enable or disable feeds by content: Posts, comments, comments for each post, categories, tags or bloggers.
  • Enable or disable feeds by type: RSS 2.0, RSS, Atom or RDF.
  • Specify alternate feed urls for posts and comments. If you enter a FeedBurner url, the feeds will be automatically redirected.
  • Add related posts, categories, tags, social bookmarkers and/or attribution links to the feed content.

If you disable all feeds except for posts and comments, and you specify a FeedBurner url for both, you will ensure that all your subscribers are accessing only your FeedBurner feeds.

Search engine friendly
  • Improved title and meta tags using all the information available: post title before blog name, post excerpt as description, tags or categories as keywords...
  • Option to add a "noindex, nofollow" robots meta tag on archive pages (categories, searches, tags...) in order to avoid duplications that may harm your search engine positioning.
Ad system

Include ads (or any other type of content) into the theme by copying any given code into any of the files within the ads/ directory, depending on where you want them to show up (file names are self-explanatory on this matter, i.e. after-header-title.php, before-sidebar-left.php...). Check the ads/ad-targeting.txt file for more info and some samples.

Easily translatable

Easily translate (or change the phrasing of) the theme into any language by editing the theme-translation.php file. No need for mo/po files, the theme will be completely translated even for texts most themes won't take care of (i.e. title attributes).

Comments pagination

Specify the number of comments per page and the order (newest first or oldest first).

Numbered pagination

Digg-like pagination links. No more useless Next/Previous navigation.

Separated comments and trackbacks

Comments and trackbacks are separated and treated distinctly not only in single post view but all along the blog.

And much more!
  • Editable about.php file to display any information about you on the home page.
  • Comments from the author of the post are automatically highlighted.
  • WordPress MU compatible.
  • Standards-compliant: valid XHTML (4.01 Transitional) and valid CSS.
  • Specify your desired max width for thumbnails when uploading images.
  • Size attributes (width and height) automatically added for images when those are not set (improved page load).
  • Margins added for images aligned left or right (through CSS on normal pages and through tables on feeds).
  • Improved slugs with no rare characters.
  • Fixed WordPress odd behaviour with quotes.
  • <code> tag formatting.
  • Printer-friendly pages.
  • Optimized for Google AdSense (section targeting).


Version 1.4
  • Added support for image galleries and captions.
  • Added some social bookmarking buttons: Facebook, Twitter and Yahoo! Buzz.
  • Added support for new Feedburner email subscription forms.
  • Added more styled elements in CSS.
  • Fixed a bug that caused an error with the CSS in some servers when percentage widths were specified.
  • Fixed a bug that caused wrong related posts via categories.
  • Changed some default theme options.
Version 1.3
  • Fixed Gravatars (default avatar and rating now work correctly).
  • Added tagline to header.
  • Added post CSS classes.
  • Fixed comment subscription issue (subscription box checked when commenter is subcribed).
  • Changed some default theme options.
  • Now the theme is sponsorized.
Version 1.2.1
  • Added WordPress MU compatibility.
  • Fixed Google Reader subscription link.
  • Fixed some minor bugs.
Version 1.2
  • Added option to display dark-toned header (more contrast).
  • Added option to display light grey background (in order to differentiate better content and navigation elements).
  • Added option to display the pages menu on the sidebar.
  • Now related posts are only displayed with full posts.
  • Fixed some minor bugs.
Version 1.1.1
  • Added automatically (via JavaScript) CSS classes indicating the user browser width to the body tag: lt800 (less than 800 pixels width), lt1024, lt1280, lt1400, lt1600, mt1600 (more than 1600 pixels), mt1400, mt1280, mt1024 and/or mt800. So now it's easy altering elements with CSS depending on that resolution. For instance the theme displays only one sidebar column if the browser width is lower than 1024 and the sidebar width is set as a percentage (try resizing the window).
  • Moved comments just below the main content. Moved comments form right before or after (depending on the comments order).
  • Fixed some minor bugs.
Version 1.1
  • Added compatibility with Ultimate Tag Warrior.
  • Added redirection from old tag urls to new urls in WordPress 2.3 in order to avoid traffic loss or content duplication problems.
  • Added support for [tag ][/tag], [tags ][/tags] and [taglink ][/taglink] when writing a post in WordPress 2.3.
  • Now related posts are based on categories when there are not enough posts based on tags.
  • Added option to include the site name at the beginning or at the end of the titles.
  • Added option to include a "noindex, nofollow" robots meta tag on archive pages (categories, searches, tags...) except for the first page.
  • Added rel="nofollow" attribute on links to feeds in order to make them difficult to be indexed by search engines.
  • Added rel="tag" attribute on category and tag links for each entry in order to include Technorati tags compatibility.
  • Improved titles and descriptions by using returned post titles and tags/categories in order to avoid them from being too short.
  • Fixed some minor bugs.


The theme is WordPress 1.5+ compatible (tested in 1.5, 2.0, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 3.0, 3.1, 3.2 and 3.3) and WordPress MU compatible.

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