May 17 2011

Freebie: Blog-O-Folio WordPress Theme Version 1.0


Blog-O-Folio is a free 2 column WordPress Theme suitable for any and all of your corporate, portfolio or personal blog needs. With a wide variety of tunable theme options and functionality to merge your portfolio with the blog, it is now ultra easy to maintain your blog and portfolio at the same time.

Blog-O-Folio Theme was coded and designed by MOin, supported by SloDive and featured by SmashingMagazine.

Download the Theme for Free!

The theme is released under GPL. You can use it for all your projects for free and without any restrictions. Please link to this article if you want to spread the word. You may modify the theme as you wish.


Here are some of the features of the theme:

  • Simple, elegant & modern look
  • Fast loading structure
  • Supports comments threading and paging
  • Fixed width
  • 2 Columns
  • Many tunable options
  • Portfolio Integration
  • Custom write panels
  • 125 x 125 Sidebar Ads section
  • Social icons integrated
  • Email subscription form
  • Qtips for subscribe icons
  • Twitter integrated
  • Theme Requirements: WordPress 2.9.1+

Blog-O-Folio Main Page


In order to make Portfolio work like it should you need to rename two files in your Blog-O-Folio theme directory. Don’t worry its dead simple!

  • First find your portfolio category ID. (Visit this link if you don’t know: Link.)
  • After finding out your Portfolio category ID replace 00 in category-00.php & single-00.php files with your category ID.

What Can You Adjust From Admin Theme Options?

  • Sidebar 125 x 125 ads: You can tune sidebar ads from inside your theme options just enter banner URLs and enter link for them.
  • Sidebar buttons settings : Adjust RSS feed link, Twitter name and your Facebook profile/fan page/group link.
  • Header logo settings: Tune your header image, enter image link and select either show image only, text only or both.
  • Welcome Message Setting: Adjust welcome box from this menu, you can edit text to show in welcome box enter image link to show in welcome box.
  • Google Analytics setting: Enter your Google Analytics code to track visitors.
  • Misc Settings: From this menu you can tune variety of options such as Favicon, Portfolio category, Amount of portfolio entries to show, Exclude pages from navigation, Show or hide social media icons on posts.

Blog-O-Folio Admin Settings Page

Where Can You Adjust E-mail Subscription Form:

Blog-O-Folio comes with a built-in jQuery-powered email subscription form that will work with your FeedBurner account. Follow these simple instructions to set it up:

  • Get your feed burner Feed Name e.g here / Noupe is what you need.
  • In Blog-O-Folio theme directory look for subscribe.html and edit it with any text editor.
  • On line 4 & 6 put your feed name where it says FeedName.
  • You are done, make sure you enabled Email Feeds from your feedburner dashboard.

Blog-O-Folio Email Form


About the Author

Bhanu Ahluwalia is a graduate in Computer Science and a social media enthusiast from India. He specializes in web design by qualification and photography by passion. He is an avid blogger, running TutZone and co-authoring DesignUnder and SloDive. You can reach him via Twitter.


Comments and Discussions
  • kylescousin, 17 May 2011

    Clean, professional team (y)

  • web design dubai, 17 May 2011

    very useful website

  • Gagan Chhatwal, 17 May 2011

    Lol, just checked and its validating as well. Will try it for sure, thanks for providing it folks.

  • Irene, 17 May 2011

    very nice design! but how can i change or insert a thumbnail (i inserted add_theme_support( ‘post-thumbnails’ ); ) into the functions.php file, but doesn’t seem to work… thanks

    • Alan, 14 July 2011

      You have to change the post that you want to add the thumbnail for

  • Debra Weiss, 18 May 2011

    I like Blog-O-Folio but I think it would be absolutely stunning with a silver skin!

  • Madan Patil, 18 May 2011

    Thank you Bhanuji,
    I like the theme.

  • Stacey, 18 May 2011

    Lovely theme

  • Nina, 18 May 2011

    Great looking theme!

  • Ali Qayyum, 18 May 2011

    Bhanu , this is cool, thanks for sharing

  • appsease, 18 May 2011

    i like this theme , superb collection

  • Monika, 18 May 2011

    Thanks a lot for this awesome theme!

  • Su Hall, 18 May 2011

    This is very nice! Those two features, blog and portfolio, are just what I need! Thank you!

  • WeSiRe, 18 May 2011

    very nice and professional theme

    Thank you very much!

  • Puneet, 18 May 2011

    This theme looks nice for a niche blog. Will give it a try on my blog.

  • wallpapers, 18 May 2011

    Nice themes, really!

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  • Alex, 24 May 2011

    Hello very nice theme, I added it to a new post in my blog. Cheers, Alex.

  • Alan, 14 July 2011

    The twitter integration isn’t posting my tweets…

    • Paul, 12 August 2011

      Same here. Posting some other tweets even though i changed the twitter username :/

  • Helio, 23 July 2011

    I have this theme installed on my wordpres site and it worked great. BUT when I updated my wordpress version to the latest release 3.2.1 the post image thumb and the larger image when u view the post dont show up. Any Help would be great.

  • Julio, 17 August 2011

    How can i show my tweets???

  • mocte, 04 September 2011

    Hello, i got this great template, but how i can change the thumbnail picture content and latest portfolio in the footer.

  • SWTOR, 14 September 2011

    Man, this is a great theme! I am going to give it a try. Thank you for bringing us something this professional looking for free!

  • david, 14 September 2011

    First find your portfolio category ID. (Visit this link if you don’t know: Link.)

    How do I find my portfolio category – the link does not work

  • TERESA ROTHOVE, 16 September 2011

    Im about to launch a new blog and this looks great. thanks

  • Morten, 29 October 2011

    Hi, this look graet, but I´m having the same problem as David. How do I rename the categoryID?

  • Ben, 02 November 2011

    Can anyone help with broken thumbnail pictures? Also, how can I make the welcome image into a link?

    this is where my temporary page is


  • DRG, 11 November 2011

    Superb Theme..i loved it….!

  • adi saputra, 01 December 2011

    ohhhh.,.,very nice…

  • Imraan, 27 December 2011

    very nice template. I am surely going to use this. Thank you.

  • Michael, 29 December 2011

    Tried three times to install 3 times it failed :(

  • CptNerd, 09 February 2012

    Missing style.css file. I assume need to pay for this?

  • Kumaran, 01 March 2012

    The package could not be installed. The theme is missing the style.css stylesheet.

    any fix?

  • Pam, 04 March 2012

    When I tried to install, it said no style.css stylesheet. When I checked the link to install my 00 spot, that page was an error page, so it wasn.t useful.

    Please help.

  • Jordan, 02 May 2012

    Great theme! I’ve been tinkering with it for the last few days. But I’d really like to remove the portfolio aspect of it. How can I edit the code to do that?

  • Graveshow, 03 May 2012

    Having the same issue as the people above me. Cannot install due to missing style.css.

  • Graveshow, 03 May 2012

    To those above me who had the style.css issue (and anyone in future who downloads this)….I’ve figured it out. You cannot just download the zip and then upload into your themes. You must unzip first, because the zip you download from here contains the theme AND documentation.

    The style.css is there…just buried deeper.

    Going to start playing with this theme now.

  • salena, 05 May 2012

    hello..Great theme! I’ve been tinkering with it for the last few days. But I’d really like to remove the portfolio aspect of it. How can I edit the code to do that?

  • Jordan, 09 May 2012

    The Twitter won’t work.

  • Miro Hristov, 04 June 2012

    Looks good!
    FYI, the Live demo link is down (
    Thank you

  • Asad, 11 June 2012

    great, thanks for sharing

  • marko, 18 June 2012

    Why thumbs are not shown? Is problem with timthumb.php?

  • Luis, 21 July 2012

    thumbnails do not display help, to do?

  • cesar, 27 July 2012

    if they show thumbnails timthumb.php 1.11 if you create images,

    last update 2.8.10 does not show thumbnails timthumb.php not create images

    how to fix need help?

  • andrew, 08 August 2012

    nice themes, thanks

  • free vector swirls, 19 May 2013

    Thank you, nice theme. I will use it for my next blog.

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