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Freebie: Blog-O-Folio WordPress Theme Version 1.0

May 17th, 2011

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.

Features

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

Installation:

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 http://feeds.feedburner.com/Noupe 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

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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.

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47 comments for „Freebie: Blog-O-Folio WordPress Theme Version 1.0
  1. kylescousin on May 17th, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    Clean, professional team (y)

  2. web design dubai on May 17th, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    very useful website

  3. Gagan Chhatwal on May 17th, 2011 at 6:00 pm

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

  4. Irene on May 17th, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    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 on July 14th, 2011 at 6:28 am

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

  5. Debra Weiss on May 18th, 2011 at 1:24 am

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

  6. Madan Patil on May 18th, 2011 at 6:24 am

    Thank you Bhanuji,
    I like the theme.

  7. Stacey on May 18th, 2011 at 7:19 am

    Lovely theme

  8. Nina on May 18th, 2011 at 8:10 am

    Great looking theme!

  9. Ali Qayyum on May 18th, 2011 at 9:36 am

    Bhanu , this is cool, thanks for sharing

  10. appsease on May 18th, 2011 at 9:37 am

    i like this theme , superb collection

  11. Monika on May 18th, 2011 at 10:07 am

    Thanks a lot for this awesome theme!

  12. Su Hall on May 18th, 2011 at 5:47 pm

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

  13. WeSiRe on May 18th, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    very nice and professional theme

    Thank you very much!

  14. Puneet on May 18th, 2011 at 9:38 pm

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

  15. wallpapers on May 18th, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    Nice themes, really!

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  17. Alex on May 24th, 2011 at 8:29 pm

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

  18. Alan on July 14th, 2011 at 6:31 am

    The twitter integration isn’t posting my tweets…

    • Paul on August 12th, 2011 at 11:13 pm

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

  19. Helio on July 23rd, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    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.

  20. Julio on August 17th, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    How can i show my tweets???

  21. mocte on September 4th, 2011 at 7:51 am

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

  22. SWTOR on September 14th, 2011 at 11:25 am

    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!

  23. david on September 14th, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    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

  24. TERESA ROTHOVE on September 16th, 2011 at 12:10 am

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

  25. Morten on October 29th, 2011 at 2:50 pm

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

  26. Ben on November 2nd, 2011 at 8:36 am

    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 http://www.wisc-co.com/wordpress

    thanks,
    Ben

  27. DRG on November 11th, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    Superb Theme..i loved it….!

  28. adi saputra on December 1st, 2011 at 11:53 am

    ohhhh.,.,very nice…

  29. Imraan on December 27th, 2011 at 5:43 pm

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

  30. Michael on December 29th, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    Tried three times to install 3 times it failed :(

  31. CptNerd on February 9th, 2012 at 6:00 am

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

  32. Kumaran on March 1st, 2012 at 2:58 pm

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

    any fix?

  33. Pam on March 4th, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    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.

  34. Jordan on May 2nd, 2012 at 4:58 am

    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?

  35. Graveshow on May 3rd, 2012 at 4:37 pm

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

  36. Graveshow on May 3rd, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    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.

  37. salena on May 5th, 2012 at 8:03 am

    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?

  38. Jordan on May 9th, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    The Twitter won’t work.

  39. Miro Hristov on June 4th, 2012 at 3:33 am

    Looks good!
    FYI, the Live demo link is down (http://socialshouts.com/demo/blog-o-folio/)
    Thank you

  40. Asad on June 11th, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    great, thanks for sharing

  41. marko on June 18th, 2012 at 11:27 am

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

  42. Luis on July 21st, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    thumbnails do not display help, to do?

  43. cesar on July 27th, 2012 at 7:00 am

    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?

  44. andrew on August 8th, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    nice themes, thanks

  45. free vector swirls on May 19th, 2013 at 7:31 pm

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