WordPress Theme – Statement

Statement WordPress Theme

Are you ready to make a statement with your blog ? Well, the new free WordPress theme from Blog Oh! Blog lets you do just that and more :)

I am happy to release a new WordPress theme for all you hardcore bloggers called the “Statement”. The theme features a nice and clean look with two sidebars on the right and a tabbed section (available in many premium themes nowadays) for recent posts, comments and archives. I am sure that this theme will appeal to people running professional services on their blog and catering to well-educated audience, like authors, education services, book blogs, science blogs, publishers etc. I am also providing the PSD for the logo (in the theme zip) which you can use to change the logo image for the theme. The theme is WordPress 2.5 compatible and is also widget-ready.

EDIT : I have included the image.php file in this theme as per request and also fixed the WordPress 2.5 Gallery functionality. Now, when you upload your gallery posts or pages, everything gets aligned in the right place.

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  13. Mike says:

    I have tried to change the title and tagline in general settings but, the “statement” template name still appears…

  14. Telecharger says:

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  23. Well says:

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  24. Arjen says:

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  25. Very nice! Thanks ! Great theme, thanks!

  26. This is a beautiful theme, Jai, ahead of its time visually…just wondering if it has been updated lately to be compatible with the latest version of WP?



  27. Mark says:

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  28. Musteroid says:

    Hi Jai,

    I love your theme. I am trying to use it, but since I am a beginner with wordpress, I can’t seem to work it out the way I want (the simple change of the title “Statement” for example). Since I don’t want to be bothering with basic petty questions, would you happen to have a Q&A or technical support forum on your theme?

  29. sexshop says:

    Where have you guys been when I was looking for a theme like this couple weeks ago :) Gosh, it would have saved me so much time…

  30. Edward Scott says:

    I have been clicking on a lot of topics but nothing is happening. I am getting the same screen with all the different catagories on it but I cannnot advance beyond that page. Can someone give me some enlightment.

  31. Dani says:

    I’m looking to show excerpts on the home page instead of full posts. The excerpt code isnt working. Can someone help? Thanks!

  32. I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed

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  34. Thanks for sharing and fixing the problem. I followed the link from a live site out there. Very nicely put together

  35. Hi. Would someone please advise how do u insert the link for the RSS Feed link on the home page? I can’t figure it out. Beautiful theme! Thank you Jai.

  36. Steve says:

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  37. Thank alot. Great theme. Keep the good work up.

    1. Ed Harvey says:

      Thank you for providing a great theme for free, thanks for all of your hard work, I appreciate it!

  38. Andy says:

    Great theme! Really what I’ve been searching for. Question: any code to create drop down page menu’s on the top nav? I’ve been searching but nothing found yet that I trust to not screw up the theme. Is there a plugin to do this?

  39. Vincent says:

    Hi, thank you for this theme, I like it very much.

    Thank you for your work !


  40. Anil says:

    i downloaded the theme looks nice, but inside post the link “share this” doesn’t work on IE 8, plz. check it and clear.

  41. Kevin says:

    I just downloaded and love this theme. One quick note. I saw a few people had the same issue I did and I didn’t see if it got answered. Couldn’t see the numbers in my numbered list. Here’s what I did to fix it. I added “list-style: decimal” into the style.css. Now reads:

    .entry ol li { list-style: decimal; background:#fafafa; }

  42. greg says:

    How do I customize the 404 page with this theme?

  43. Dani says:

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  44. danjiw says:

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  46. jay says:

    Great theme – simple, clean and easy to tweak. Thanks for making it freely available!

  47. WP Redux says:

    Wow, this theme is awesome. Keep up the great work, I am a big fan of the site.

  48. Poofy says:

    Awesome template man.
    Clean and useful


  49. newsblog says:

    How you can make Gallery to work !? You don’t mention anything about instalation, or set up of the Gallery. Can you please help?

  50. Vinu says:

    Nice theme ..

    trying to installing

  51. Aadilah says:

    Very nice theme !!!

  52. Harry says:

    Very nice theme. It really rocks dude!

  53. Hey there,

    I’m not sure if you are the correct contact for my quesion.

    I’ve had no problems while using “Statement” until I included some ads to this page. Now the page is loading very slowly and the ads are not positioned as programmed.

    Pls have a look at the bottom of my page (www.henning-uhle.eu) for an impression. All ads should be located in , but see what happens with the first line of ads.

    For any ideas pls contact me via email.


  54. VISHAL says:

    Hello dear,

    I am using this theme from last 1+ year. I love this theme.

    I have 1 question that I want to show the link on the homepage in the post brief…. How to do this ???

    Please reply on ma mail if possible

  55. shoaib says:

    cool theme,its real clean ,m gonna use this bare bones theme once i get a new domain.

  56. Jaime says:

    @Craig:- Take a look to my blog. Use that option.

  57. Craig says:

    I’m trying to insert adsense ads between blog posts in this theme and having no luck. Anyone have a tutorial that works?

  58. Matt says:

    Thanks for sharing this!

  59. zamaan says:

    Hai folks,

    Todays top post only half of the day. next have it says “no post viewed today yet”.
    early it was working well. what could be the reason?

  60. Vlad says:

    Realy, cool themes! ;)

  61. Devin Walker says:

    Very cool theme, me gusta!

  62. Good theme, simple and cool and free :)

    Thanks guys,

  63. Andreas says:

    Thank you for this very good template.

    best regards Andreas

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    Your themes look really nice. I appreciate it very much.


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  67. max says:

    I installed this layout on my blog but now my strikethrough text doesn’t work…any idea why that might be? i use it a lot!

  68. Mark says:

    nice themes, thanks

  69. Denny says:

    Hi nice theme!

    I installed it but none of my links show up on my links page. any idea why ?

  70. bisnis pulsa says:

    Thanks for share. i like themes simple

  71. ravi says:

    Nice and simple theme. Thanks

  72. Nice and simple theme. Thanks

  73. Sometimes, the older themes are the best – especially in this case. Statement worked out great on The Phantom Bloggers Thanks for sharing it!

  74. tugas akhir says:

    The design is unique, i am very like it. Thanks for it.

  75. Nicole says:


    I’m new to blogging and have no idea how to that, LOL. Can you please give my details on how and where to replace the image.

  76. Jai says:

    @Nicole:- Its an image. Just replace it with one of your own in the images folder.

  77. Nicole says:

    Hello, I like the theme however I cannot change the statement logo can you please let me know how to change it? Thanks!

  78. Brian says:

    @Jai:- Thank you, thank you, thank you! It would have taken me a year to figure that out. Problem fixed! :)

  79. Jai says:

    @Brian:- I checked your style.css and found something. Open it up and find this line :-

    #nav ul li.current_page_item a { background:url(images/navbg-acho.gif) repeat-x; color:#fff; }

    Remove this part

    background:url(images/navbg-acho.gif) repeat-x;

  80. Brian says:

    I’ve goofed something up on my blog and am not sure how to fix it — if you pull up my site, see how just above the “Home” link in the upper right (and at the very bottom of the page) has a white space above it? Then if you mouse over it, it disappears. What the heck did I do to cause that, and how can I fix it? I’ve been trying to hunt this down for a while but I can’t find it — I’m sure it’s something simple if you know what you’re looking for….

  81. Bayrak says:

    nice and simple wordpress theme, thanks!!

  82. joe says:

    nice and simple wordpress theme, thanks!!

  83. Pookie says:

    Excellent product,love it 5 out of 5 stars!

  84. sivas says:

    very good, thank you

  85. Pookie says:

    One of my all time favorite templates

  86. Hey really great statement, I love word press and its features. Thanks for sharing

  87. wirabumi says:

    wow i think its very simple to apply, i like it
    thx bro

  88. absolutely perfect. thanks.

  89. Forum says:

    thank you very match

  90. izzet says:

    thank you for sharing. its good template

  91. ryan says:


    Lol -i’m an idiot. installed the plugin in the wrong place. all good now.


  92. ryan says:

    Hello. Great blog theme. Just have one issue… my breadcrumbs along the top are not showing up. Any idea why?

    thanks, Ryan

  93. If we don’t have photo shop, how do we get the Statetment Logo out and replace it with the name of the blog?

  94. ??? says:

    very good themes!….

  95. @Karsten Jensen:-

    Solved……. Seems like it does not include the latest post – but only from the second latest post.

    Would have been nice knowing….. *S*

  96. @Karsten Jensen:-

    No one who can can help me with my recent post that don’t get updated. what is wrong?

    Blog can be seen on http://www.karstenjensen.dk/blog

  97. Brian says:

    Oh, one other quick question. In all the plugin upgrading I’ve done I noticed tat the breadcrumb plugin included w/ this theme is long dead . This one has replaced it. Is it safe to remove the old one and install this new plugin, or would that break the breadcrumbs in this theme?

  98. Brian says:

    I’ve made some changes to my blog in the last couple days (including adding Facebook Connect via Disqus, upgrading from 2.7.1 to 2.8.1, numerous plugin upgrades, etc.) and just noticed that somewhere along the way I’ve introduced a problem.

    If you visit my blog you’ll see just above the link to the HOME page (top right of the blog, and in the footer) there is a white space. When you mouse over it, it disappears…

    I suspect it’s not very difficult to fix, but I’ve hunted all around and can’t figure out what’s causing it or how to fix it. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

  99. Love this one – have just replaced firebug with this one – but I have a kind of error – My recent post don’t get updated. what is wrong?

  100. Can you provide some more information for me on this?

  101. Magdalena says:

    @Brian:- Brian, I’ve upgraded several days ago and haven’t had any theme-related issues at all. I’m very happy!

  102. Magdalena says:

    I absolutely love this theme and am ever so grateful! Thanks a million for being fantastic, guys :) xo

  103. Brian says:

    any issues w/ using this theme on WordPress 2.8? I’m thinking about upgrading but wanted to do a little homework this time around – I’ve heard of people having issues…

  104. Maggie says:

    Great theme. This looks very alive! Thanks for sharing.

  105. Looking forward to updates to this outstanding theme.

  106. i just love how u arrange the structure of your theme. keep up the good work

  107. Very nice theme. I will surely apply it on my blog soon. Thanks for sharing

  108. ngan hang says:

    Theme is nice. Thanks

  109. Marco says:

    What is the password for this zip file?

    The theme looks very smooth and clean.

  110. really nice collor, and simple.

  111. Anika says:

    I love te colours and lay out of your blog, i really want to get hold of this theme, what are you using?

  112. jumps bond says:

    i just love any themes from blog oh blog..these guys are geniuses

  113. This is a damn hot wordpress theme

  114. alberto says:

    find it hard to change the header – can you pls help a beginner ? thanks, alberto

  115. Hey Jai,

    I just downloaded this theme and there’s no PSD file among the theme files. Can you help me with this?

  116. naukal says:

    how to change the header statement? thanks

  117. Jenn says:

    I’m having trouble with the numbered list – no numbers. Does anyone have a workaround to tweak the ?


  118. Zafer says:


    Thanks for this template. I modify it and I use it on my blog but my blog can not be displayed on internet explorer. Some guys say that it is because of an additional “;” on the span tag but I could not find it.

    And, on the Header RSS section, I want to do it with an image instead of text. And also I want to add my social site links with “image on click” on the header.php . Is it possible to add these?

  119. RaiulBaztepo says:

    Very Interesting post! Thank you for such interesting resource!
    PS: Sorry for my bad english, I’v just started to learn this language ;)
    See you!
    Your, Raiul Baztepo

  120. qubix says:

    This design is superb! I’ve been toying with setting up a blog for ages and this design has encouraged me to pull my finger out and set one up.

    Thanks so much – downloading……. now!

  121. Shashank says:

    Thanks for the amazing theme. I was looking for something for my personal blog and I believe this is exactly what I want.
    It took me over an hour to find your website because I forgot to bookmark it the last time I was here. Error rectified!!


  122. @Narek Gabrielyan:- Don’t worry about the breadcrumbs plugin – I fixed it.

    Let me know what do you think about the rest of my comment.

    Thank you

  123. Hi Jai,

    I like the theme, nice one :-)

    The only thing that I am concerned with
    is the breadcrumbs plugin… how do I
    install it?

    I think it is already included in the theme,
    but how do I activate it?

    Another thing. Would you be willing to
    make some small changes to it for a fee?

    For example, I would like to have a comments
    box on the top right of each post showing how
    many people have commented…

    Thank you,


  124. sivas says:

    Very good theme , thanks

  125. This is an excellent theme. Clean and customizable. My affiliates will like. Thanks.

  126. ndthuan says:

    It’s really an excellent theme.

    Thanks a lot!

    This is what I’ve been looking for :)

  127. Andy says:

    Hey, does this template cope with sub page navigation?

  128. Kadimi says:

    Hey Jai,

    After days of researches (googling… lol), I finally found an excellent theme that suits my modest personality, I will use your theme, please visit my blog and unleash your comments.

  129. Minh Trung says:

    Very nice & simple theme for wordpress.
    Thank you!

  130. Dennis says:


    You can make it wider. Just make sure to change the WIDTH in the style.css to match your new “logo.gif”, like so:

    #logo { float: left; width: 325px; padding-top:30px; padding-left:10px; }

  131. Dennis says:

    This theme is absolutely PERFECT. Slight alterations to the stylesheet for captioned photos made it a winner in my book. I’ve searched for weeks … glad I found it. Check it out at my site.

  132. Dennis says:


    Seems to be working just fine with IE6. What’s your version?

  133. Gilank says:

    wEw, this is a great theme that i’ve ever search for this!! :)

    Thank’s jai! i’ll be visited here often :)

  134. I’m sorry, but don’t work with Internet Explorer, why?

  135. Mac says:

    is there any way to get a bigger header image here? please help guys! thanks

  136. coringe says:

    Nice, clean and simple theme. I luv it

  137. dude says:

    Hi, i have a problem with the theme.

    Look at this post: http://www.thorner.de/matthias/blog2/?p=700

    1. Why is there a big space under the :P smiley? How can i remove it?
    2. I put a banner on top of the rest of the sidebar, but it will move to the right when a post (like the one above) has too many categories assigned to it.

    I really would appreciate any help i can get!

  138. Ajay says:

    @Tony Bianco:-
    Were you able to get numbers in the ordered list?

  139. thai song says:

    Great theme.
    I love it

  140. mubera says:

    What a FABULOUS theme……if I knew how to use it I would WOW!…

    Guys, you do make great themes, but is there any way to add some kind of how to: make those little thumbnails showing actual picture…or how to add something in that black box on the right side, or how exactly to input my logo.

    How about donation=guide? I would donate $10 for guide….

    Any thoughts!

    My test site for this theme is here:


  141. George says:

    How do I add a banner/logo to this theme? I have tried everything with the CSS.

    I even used the logo.gif path and I still can’t get it to work.

    Please help

  142. oaken says:

    Nice and simple theme. Thanks Jai.

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  145. Brian says:

    I just noticed that when I view my blog in IE, the font adjustment feature I’ve added, and the “subscribe to RSS” are partially hidden by the tabber.

    Any idea how I can correct this? I’m not sure how long it’s been like this; I very rarely use IE… (unfortunately most of the people that follow my blog do)

  146. Eelco says:

    What do I need to change in the css To make the sticky post (wp 2.7) look diffirent?

  147. Rahul says:

    @chuckg:- I can’t but agree more with you.

  148. VB says:

    Great theme…WOW! How do i get tabbers in the sidebar. Is there a plugin for that?

  149. Money Ideas says:

    I love this theme! It’s so simple and clean.

    (I hope it will be easy to add a couple of ads on the sidebar)

  150. JHAYG says:

    Yet simple but amazing theme! Check out mine – Clicky

  151. headknocker says:

    Trying to determine how to show only a summary of a post in the archive page.

    Anyone else figured out how to do that?

  152. headknocker says:

    @Brian:- Brian,
    You can change ‘Recent Post’ in sidebar.php and correct the ‘Subcribe’ typo in header.php

  153. Swetha says:

    Could you please let me know how to change the text in the logo.I opened the logo.psd file but i couldnt understand anything

  154. blueice says:

    how did you manage to do that to your tabs can you give the code for me to do it that way


  155. Hudson says:

    I have just installed this fantastic theme
    or should I say I have updated from the Daily Press theme.

    My only problem is that when I have a lot of tages with a post the tags spill over from the content into
    the comment area I have included a link so you can see what I mean http://www.ibduk.com/crohns-disease-surgery-go-for-it-if-necessary.html

    How is it possible to correct this

    Thanks anyways for some great templates/themes

  156. ngonchan says:

    Thanks so much! I’ve looked for a theme as simple and clean as this so many times.
    Love you so much, Jai :D

  157. Brandon Cox says:

    Dude, very nice! Clean. Puts some premium themes to shame!

  158. daiLyFeed says:

    i got this one! very nice theme

  159. blueice says:


    how do i use the imgae.php file


  160. dev says:

    can i delete the link at the foot and the blogohblog icon and put the desined by blogohblog link at my conteact page only?

  161. Mike says:

    Really like this theme, I did a little work to the header and removed the image so I could use my Blog title. I also added a second tagger section in the rh sidebar

    but one of the best themes I found out there, well done guys

  162. thanks fanari for those 2 lines of code. :)

  163. Jhay says:

    The theme is cool! I want one!

  164. Sensix says:

    How do you edit this theme? For instance I’m trying to change the logo but my gif-files won’t work (and their size is 0 kb???)

    Isn’t their a header.jpg or .psd somewhere to edit?

  165. Chris says:

    Used theme in one of my blogs (linked here). You however forgot tags.php and categories.php. I also convert your tabs code to jQuery. You also forgot the wp_footer() function in the footer.

    E-mail me if you want me to share the code, because that’s what we do around here :)

  166. seo says:

    It’s great, I like Black/white color theme.

  167. I use this theme on my golf blog http://www.golfblogger.dk – thanks.

  168. santanu says:

    I wnat to put the ad part of Daily press into the statement.

    How do I do that

  169. Mike Russell says:

    Absolutely wonderful, professional theme. Will there be additional revisions or upgrades to the 1.0 version?

  170. Reenata says:

    Very nice! Thanks ! Great theme, thanks!

  171. Malay says:

    Great theme. Thanks for you time. You rock mate!

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  173. Veramente bello e funzionale. Complimenti e grazie.

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  175. kimji says:

    very nice theme! i’m using it now… thank you.

  176. dahice says:

    great theme, thanks

  177. Andrea says:

    Hi guys. Above all, I’m sorry for my bad English. I’ll try to write in the better way. Statement is a very cool theme, but, like every other theme with the gallery template, it doesn’t integrate lightvie-plus. I’ve installed light-view-plus on my blog, but it works only with single posted image. It doesn’t work with the [gallery]. How can I post an article with an entrire gallery that works fine with lightview-plus?

    Thank you.

  178. Peder J says:

    HI, I just upgraded to the latest version of WP 2.6.2, and then installed Statement. But the crucial “For each article show summary” does not seem to work in your template. Is that a Statement issue, or a problem with WP2.6.2. If it’s statement, which template do you have that does not have this problem that looks similar?


  179. Evoroth says:

    Cracking theme, will be using this on my new site I think.

  180. Neowster says:

    Hi, great theme and design. I made some hacks and am using it for my personal site at Neowster.com.

  181. Phil says:

    This theme is over the top. I love the clean look and still has an appealing attraction. My problem here is minor. One is the top right, the search bar doesn’t show the transparent bg and the image of the mag. class and half of the bg color isn’t white. heres a look. http://www.visionhow.com/blog

  182. alex says:

    @Mark Evans:- Mark, the comment stripped the stats code you need to put in the footer. Any chance of resending?


  183. alex says:


    hi there. on stats, are you saying that all that needs to be put in the footer is wp_footer() within the php call function, or is there something that also needs to go within the brackets? I’m having the same stats problem and not sure if I’m following your instructions properly.

  184. Joff says:

    To get stats to work, you need to add the “wp_footer();” call to footer.php.

    This needs to be within php tags – I can’t show an example here as the code gets stripped out of the comments, but it’s in the same format as other function calls within the same page such as wp_list_pages.

  185. Joff says:

    I like this theme so much I’m now using it on another blog! Thanks again Jai!

  186. Ian O'Neill says:

    @oddie:- It worked great for my site (www.astroengine.com) :)

  187. oddie says:

    Can this theme install to WP 2.6?

    I like this theme very much, pls tell me where can I download this theme for wp2.6 or the lastet wp version?

  188. Ian O'Neill says:

    Hi there Jai,

    You did an awesome job on this template, I love it. So much so, I’ve used it as the basis for my website. A very professional look. I’ve had wonderful feedback too, but the concept is totally down to you.

    Thank you for sharing your work!


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  190. andif says:

    hallo jai,
    how i move down litle bit for smile on this theme? please see my attach http://www.ziddu.com/download/2067608/statement.JPG.html

  191. mertcan says:

    good theme you are my favorite thanks

  192. mankoff says:

    Small bug: Categories with children display wrong in the widget. There is an extra blank line after the last child in a sub-category. See my blog for example.

    Regardless, it is a wonderful theme. Thank you!

  193. fornetti says:

    I do not believe this

  194. Artvin says:

    Very good theme thanks.

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  196. Guitarized says:

    Nice and clean theme!

  197. Fizfaz says:

    Nice theme.. thanks. I used it in my blog..

  198. ?ahin says:

    thanks for themes

  199. Les says:

    Hi Jai — For some reason I cannot get WP Stats or Google Analytics to work with the this Theme. When I use another theme they both work. The Plugins seem to be okay. Has anyone asked about this before?

  200. Michael says:

    How would I put a silver colored “Search” text in the Search Box of the Statement theme so that it is evident to the end-user what the box is and also, how to make it disappear when the user clicks in the box to search?

    Thank You.

    p.s. how do you get your pictures/avatars here?

  201. Michael says:

    @PleX:- Like a rocket – thanks for the code there Plex – you Da Man!

  202. Michael says:

    How would I get my static page posts to look like a regular post. my site is http://hpcoupons.com

    I want the posts on the “HP Coupons” page (and others) to look like the nicely bordered posts on the default posts page “HP Savings”

    I get that I have to make a template for that but, should I just make up my own Div ID# and place it in the stylesheet or, is there somewhere I can grab that default post div and use it for the static page on my hpcoupons.com site?

    Thank you.

  203. Michael says:

    @Álvaro Degives-Más:- Why would Jai include all the other layers inside this .psd file? I see them there but, weirdly enough I can’t get to them… not that there’s enough hours a day to go there anyways!

  204. Haikus says:

    Nice Theme ;)

  205. One problem I’m having with this in 2.6 is that it seems to be clashing with the new image and caption functions. How can I fix this?

  206. kpss cd says:

    very nice themes.

  207. Eelco says:

    I have a question about the psd… What Font have you used for the Statement logo?

  208. juler says:

    Nice job this theme is neat and clean… Really good keep it up.

  209. sdf says:

    hello, sorry for post for a second time the same question…
    I want to change in the tabber “last comment” by ” last interviews” I know how to change the name , but I would like that the last posts of one specific category appears. I dont know PHP very well, but I want call the function “category id lastinterviews ” in the tabber ,someone could help me please? thank you in advance.
    website : http://www.huertasesoria.com/*
    this template is very very nice and easy to practice.

  210. jecoso says:

    I finally found the plugin in the download file, thank you Jai.
    Howerver, after I installed the plugin you provided and updated it as the WP hint,the heder navigation bar displayed unnormally.

    Perhaps you can update the code for displaying.
    Thank you

  211. jecoso says:

    Yes, I have fixed it by installing a plugin called “breadcrumb-navxt”, you can download it here:

    Additionally, I followed the guid here: http://mtekk.weblogs.us/code/breadcrumb-navxt/#advanced

  212. sdf says:

    I went to your website and it looks fine…did you have fix the problem?

  213. jecoso says:

    I have installed WP2.6,and used this theme.
    It’s a perfect theme,thank you!

    But the top navigation can not display normally,as this image shows:

    can you help to let it display normally?
    thank you very much

  214. cher says:

    Hi Jai,
    Love your themes.

    I’ve just downloaded WP 2.6 and want to use your free ‘Statement’ theme.

    Hope Statement 2.5 will be OK for WP 2.6


  215. Kid says:

    It’s very good !

  216. sdf says:

    So thank you for this theme again!

    I want to change in the tabber “last comment” by ” last news” I know how to change the name , but I would like that the last posts of one specific category appears. I dont know PHP so I dont know how to do that, thank for your answer .;-)

  217. sdf says:

    @Jai:- hello,
    I use your very nice template and my home page=a static page, so I need to see the last entrie in the tabber, so I edited the file sidebar.php and on this line :
    $myposts = get_posts(‘numberposts=10&offset=1′);
    I did that :
    $myposts = get_posts(‘numberposts=10′);
    and now you can see the last last post ;-)

  218. Laura says:

    Hi Jai,
    Thanks for this great theme! I had been looking for weeks for an easily customizable 3-column theme until I finally found you. I gave you a plug in a blog post, in addition to your links in the footer. You can see it here: http://lifeonq.com/2008/07/22/does-my-blog-look-fat-in-this-template
    I changed the colors, added text and bookmark buttons to the top sidebar, and re-arranged the order of tags, categories and comment links. I have a couple of questions/issues for you. In the sidebar, the widgets are terribly close together. How can I add a few pixels of space between them? Also, how can I add the author’s name to the posts? Thank you!

  219. agung says:

    Great theme! thank’s a lot, keep up the good work :)

  220. Squawk says:

    Hello Jai
    I am a php/CSS newbie. I have successfully got WP with your theme working with WAMP on my laptop. That was fun.

    Anyway, before I go live I am getting the theme, pages and sidebars the way that I want them. So far I have added the author acknowledgement to the posts, changed my logo and a few other little tweaks. Not too bad for a broken down old retired trucker.

    Would you please tell me how to number the comments? Where and what to insert would be great.

    You have done excellent work here.


  221. Brian says:

    @PleX:- sweet, thanks! I thought I’d done exactly as you said before, but it worked this time. Thanks!! (changes were made on what will be blog.thelifeofbrian.info, not the “old”/current http://www.thelifeofbrian.info/blog URL)

  222. dude says:

    Very nice Theme! When did you last upload the newest version? Just making sure that i have the latest version.

  223. PleX says:


    oops, forgot a pre tag, here you go..

    Then In SideBar.php:

    Right After The Closing tag for the main tabber div

    (look for <div class="tabber"> and find the </div> that closes it)

    , add the following:

  224. PleX says:


    Posting the code here is f’ing it all up, if this doesn’t show up properly, email me at youhavefouryears@gmail.com and I’ll send it to you…

    Great Theme!

    One thing you should do is manually load the tabber, and it will eliminate the delay with the tabber showing up:

    In Header.php:


    <script type="text/javascript">
    document.write('<style type="text/css">.tabber{display:none;}<\/style>');


    <script type="text/javascript">
    document.write('<style type="text/css">.tabber{display:none;}<\/style>');
    var tabberOptions = {manualStartup:true};

    And Move:

    <script type=”text/javascript” src=”/tabber.js”>

    To Below The ManualStartup Script Block

    So All The Script For The Tabber In Header.php looks like:

    <script type="text/javascript">
    document.write('<style type="text/css">.tabber{display:none;}<\/style>');
    var tabberOptions = {manualStartup:true};
    <script type="text/javascript" src="<?php bloginfo('template_directory'); ?>/tabber.js"></script>

    Then In SideBar.php:

    Right After The Closing tag for the main tabber div (look for and find the that closes it), add the following:

    <script type="text/javascript">

    Save And Upload Both Files And You Will Notice That The Tabber Loads Alot Faster.

  225. Brian says:

    @PleX:- I’d love to have this load faster, but I must be doing something wrong. I made the changes in header.php, but when I put the change in sidebar.php where I think you’re talking about, instead of the tabber I get that line of code showing in it’s place.

    Any chance you could spell this out a little more clearly? :)

  226. PleX says:

    Great Theme!

    One thing you should do is manually load the tabber, and it will eliminate the delay with the tabber showing up:

    In Header.php:




    var tabberOptions = {manualStartup:true};

    And Move:

    <script type=”text/javascript” src=”/tabber.js”>

    To Below The ManualStartup Script Block

    So All The Script For The Tabber In Header.php looks like:

    var tabberOptions = {manualStartup:true};

    <script type=”text/javascript” src=”/tabber.js”>

    Then In SideBar.php:

    Right After The Closing tag for the main tabber div, add the following:


    Save And Upload Both Files And You Will Notice That The Tabber Loads Alot Faster.

  227. Justin Scott says:

    I installed 2.6.3 tonight and am loving the captions… I guess I just never knew that was there haha. But I noticed something sad, and it is probably something like a theme problem but I’d love to know how to fix it.

    In the edit pane, it looks fabulous, caption is centered below the image which has a nice frame with shadow around it.

    Click here to view edit pane

    However, once I post the entry, that beautiful formatting disappears.

    Click here to view posted entry

    Does anyone know how to fix this?

  228. This is indeed a great theme. There is just one small tweak I would like to add if I can figure out how. The author does not show up on the posts.

    Usually this would be just below a post’s title. Anyone have any ideas how to make this happen?

  229. Rarst says:

    I am considering starting blog and was browsing around for themes and other stuff (complete wordpress newbie :) ).

    This theme is absolutely great, very nice layout very clean looks. Couldn’t toy with it properly while hosting is in test mode (inserts annoying “this is test” in pages and ruins a lot of stuff) but really looking forward to using it. :)

    I have one question so far – I visited home page of included breadcrumbs plugin and 1.8.0 version of it is unmaintained with newer 2.1.3 avaible. Are there some specific reasons for using 1.8 version or I should try to upgrade it (if I even manage to :) )?

  230. James says:

    Hmmmm… I’m probably going to be marked as a spammer. I’d rather you just delete my comments :-)

    Anyway, I found the issue: It’s an incompatible plugin (WP Admin Bar which you can find here: http://www.viper007bond.com/wordpress-plugins/wordpress-admin-bar/)

    Sorry for the comments

  231. James says:

    Ok, this is strange. It seems to work in WP2.6 if I view the site in IE6, but not FF3…

    Would you be able to take a look and see (if you’re curious)…

  232. James says:


    I don’t know if it’s something wrong with the theme, or the fact that it’s not compatible with WP2.6

    Just thought I’d share, in case you have an idea… It’s a great looking theme, so it’s a pity it’s not working 100% for me.

  233. Andrew says:

    Wow, your themes are awesome! Thanks

  234. Babe Pussy says:

    Thanks for this. Article who your writen was so important for me. Thanks again :)

  235. Brian says:

    Is it possible to hyperlink the RSS image in the upper right corner, beside “Subscribe via RSS”? It looks like a background image, but I found a possible solution to make it clickable here, I’m just not sure how to integrate that into this theme…

  236. Brian says:

    @Brian:- fwiw I got a workaround in place. See this link

  237. Tarun says:

    Ok..I think indexing is working good as well. For instance, I wrote an article on Diabolo 3 release and if you search for it on Google, my link [www.techbanyan.com] is ranked quite high.


    I would say this is a very successful theme.

    Good job Jai!

  238. Tarun says:

    I think indexing is ok…but I will wait for some more time to see confirm it.

    Another issue is, if the Post Topic is long, the side bar widgets might actually fall under the comments box. This is in FF3

    To avoid this, keep the topic length reasonable.

  239. Tarun says:

    My blog is not getting indexed by Google any more after using this theme.

    Is it because I changed the theme or is it because of specifically this theme.



  240. Brian says:

    @Jai:- not directly, no. But as I’ve stated before, the built-in “Recent Posts” widget in WP works fine. So there is clearly a difference in the SQL queries. How can we chang the query being used by the theme to match that of the built-in widget? (where to make the change, what to change, etc.)

  241. Jai says:

    @Brian:- Well, then its not a problem with the theme.

  242. Brian says:

    @Jai:- when all plugins are disabled the problem is still there. Somebody else has posted a comment on my blog with the same issue: http://www.thelifeofbrian.info/blog/2008/06/24/tech-problems-update/. It appears that MySQL for some reason is returning the FIRST 10 posts, instead of the LAST 10.

  243. Jai says:

    @Brian:- I think you should try disabling all your plugins and then check them one by one.

  244. Brian says:

    is anybody else having the problem with mysql I described above, affecting the Recent Posts section? My hosting service just keeps telling me it’s a MySQL problem and they’re waiting on a fix; in the meantime my Recent Posts are showing posts from when I first started my blog (2006ish). Does anybody know of a workaround?

  245. Tarun says:

    Using your theme at my site. Very good theme. Thank you.

  246. Very nice template! Keep up the fine fine work! Thanks, I look forward to keeping track of your future templates.


  247. Brian says:

    @nv1962 – I have no caching plugins on my blog, have cleared the browser cache, and have found nothing that looks like a cache in any of my WP directories. I found the plugin you were talking about last night, but how would I get that to work with this theme? (i.e. the box on the top right – recent posts, recent comments, archive)

  248. nv1962 says:

    Hi Brian – not necessarily. E.g. caching (server or client side, i.e. clear your browser’s too!) could be in the way of a proper diagnosis. You can find the get recent comments plugin either by following the link on Krischan’s page (see link) or, of course, the WP plugin repository here.

  249. Brian says:

    @nv1962 – Thanks for the response. if it’s a plugin issue, then it should work correctly when I deactivate all plugins, right? It doesn’t. Also, where would I get a “fresh” copy of the recent comments script?

  250. nv1962 says:

    Brian, it doesn’t really “smell” like a theme issue; more like a plugin conflict. It’s always a good idea to ensure first there’s no entanglement with other plugins. Deactivate all plugins, start by enabling the recent comment ones, see if it works, and go activate other plugins one by one, checking to see if one breaks it. Odds are that’s the path to the culprit; you’ll have to see which one exactly is the problem, as the last one you add (and seemingly busts up) needn’t be the source, as it may also be a weirdo incompatibility interplay with others. In other words, one you have one, figure out if there’s another that causes a conflict. Again, that’s the recommended route – assuming you’ve made sure that uploading a “fresh” copy of the recent comments script won’t solve it (don’t be surprised if it does, though).

    Also, if you have a caching plugin (WP Cache or WP Super Cache) make very sure you have its settings exactly right – as it is tremendously finicky.

    If all fails to resolve, try another “last comment” plugin – I would recommend using Krischan Jodies’ plugin, ‘cuz it works like a charm for me.

    All the best.

  251. Brian says:

    @Brian – Just confirmed it’s the ‘recent posts’ build into this theme (in the box top right). When I add WordPress’s regular “Recent Posts” item to the sidebar it correctly shows recent posts. Please help!

  252. Brian says:

    not sure why I’m bothering to post since all my previous questions have gone unanswered… but as of last night I started getting old posts showing up in my “Recent Posts” section (as well as my RSS feed). Even tonight, I posted two new items, but the Recent Posts section is still showing old (I’m talking ancient) stuff. I posted in the WP forum (http://wordpress.org/support/topic/184433?replies=3#post-789134) but haven’t gotten any help there… Any suggestions?

  253. elbarbon says:

    Hi Jai, nice theme, I have a really anoying problem with IE6-7, all the categories in the sidebar are centered but only in the homepage, in a single post or a page looks normal. I allready tried to desactivate all the plugins. Pleasee Help Me!

    Here´s an screenshot

    Thanks in advance!

  254. nv1962 says:

    Someone here has adopted Statement for Blogger, and offers a script to apply personalized tweaks on the fly.

  255. Tam Cao says:

    Impressive! thanks for sharing this great template.

  256. Brian says:


  257. Queens says:

    yeah good the theme very simple, and how I can change the background colors of theme, sometimes some people need fresh color for background, sorry if the question repeat again in here ;)

  258. nv1962 says:

    I’m stumped by a reference in style.css to a background image that isn’t included in the images folder:
    #nav ul li.current_page_item a { background:url(images/navbg-acho.gif) repeat-x; color:#fff; }

  259. Brian says:

    whew. Found the “Subcribe” typo – you can correct it in wp-content/themes/statement/header.php

  260. Brian says:

    aha, found where “Recent Post” lives – corrected it in /wp-content/themes/statement/sidebar.php

    Almost ready to drop my blogspot blog, only a few tweaks away… :)

  261. Brian says:

    Still looking for answers to my previous questions (spacing of sidebar items, and putting them in their own boxes). I’ve been able to build space between some sidebar widgets (where I can add html), but not for built-in items like “Categories”, etc.

    New questions:
    How can I correct the typo “Subcribe” via RSS? And where can I correct “Recent Post” to “Recent Posts” (plural)?


  262. Jai says:

    @jane : Try disabling all your plugins and check again.

  263. jane says:


    need help with the sidebar fonts, mine is showing italic bold letter links, how can we change it to what is displayed in the screenshot?

  264. Ken says:

    Thanks for giving us such a nicely designed theme, as Statement. I use it on my own site and really loves it.

    However, is there a way to switch the tab section and replace it with an ad or something else?

  265. hi, I am not familiar with Photoshop. How do I change the header image to reflect my blog’s name without changing the .psd file etc? Is there a way to edit it in the header.php file?

  266. jane says:

    Jai, I love this one – very clean and understated!

  267. Evan Rummel says:

    Beautiful theme! Love it!!

  268. Brian says:

    Brand new to WP and this is the theme that made me happiest. I know I’ve got a lot of tweaking ahead of me – but right now I’m trying to figure out how to keep the sidebar items from running so close together. See my blog for an example (e.g. categories right on top of blogroll).

    On a related note – how can I put sidebar items in their own separate boxes?

    Thanks for a great theme, I love it so far!

  269. so many excellent free themes you’ve made. Makes it hard for me to choose one. heheh

  270. nv1962 says:

    Snowboarder, I’ve been using pb-embedFlash but didn’t have the issue you mention. FYI, I’m now using XHTML Video Embed, and as you can see (if you check the link of my blog) it works just fine, along with a host of other plugins (see the “Acerca de” page for a full list of active plugins).

    Just make sure you have an otherwise squeaky clean WP 2.5.1 install, with as few hand-coded hacks to the code as possible (i.e., beyond generally known good plugins and widgets).

  271. snowboarder04 says:

    Hi Jai,

    Great theme, thanks so much for making this available to the community for free! Unfortunately the plugin pb-embedFlash breaks the tabs (meaning it completely removes them). Would you have any ideas why?

    Thanks again for the great template!

  272. Eric P says:

    Check out my site http://menoob.com


  273. Great theme Jai

    Using it now!

  274. mumu says:

    Hi it’s a GREAT template. Just have a question here – my navigator is not showing properly as yours in test run; I can only see half of the folder icon, and the navigator of path (like Browse > Home) doesn’t show at all. If you know how to adjust it, would you please let me know. Thanks.

  275. nv1962 says:

    What do I need to do to make the background of the search field in the header a bit lighter? It’s near-invisible on CRTs and on LCDs it’s not exactly easy to see, either… It should be in the CSS but I can’t figure out a way to specify a light gray for just that box! TIA

  276. emir says:

    aww nice. thanks a lot! it s perfect now. but i need to find another contact form.

  277. Jai says:

    @emir: One of your plugins is interfering with the tabs. Try disabling all of them and then activate them one by one checking for the tabs.

  278. emir says:

    tabber didnt work on ie and opera. as i saw the demo works perfect in firefox, opera and ie. and for the other blogs it works fine. and i really like this theme. what can i do now ? it is not working good for me. the tabber is missing in ie or opera or some versions of firefox. help me. thanks …

    (i tried it on wp 2.3, after i saw that it didnt work i upgraded wp to 2.5, and disabled other scripts(ads, shoutbox etc…) but it didnt work anyway)

  279. Janis says:

    Hi there, I’m using this theme for my blog. :) I love it. It’s simple and it’s just the way I like it.

  280. Deniz says:

    What about validation ?
    Failed validation, 9 Errors ?

  281. Jennifer says:

    Jai, thank you so much for your help! I’m starting to use your blog now and I hope I can keep it as long as possible. Please update as well. I owe you a wonderful drink~~

  282. KIRKSMAN says:

    I just want to thank you for this wonderful template.
    Much appreciated.

  283. alex says:

    It is very nice template, and it is free, Thanks you!

  284. nico says:

    Currently running on my blog, thanks a lot for providint this template, it’s a wicked job you did ;-)


  285. GettyCash says:

    Wicked! I love this theme.

  286. Bryan says:

    How would I go about making the first paragraph of a post or page have a drop cap?

    I was thinking something like this… but it doesn’t work for me. Any suggestions?

    .entry p:first-child:first-letter

  287. Scott says:

    Very nice, this one stick’s…fast loading,and very clean!


  288. ErrorLog says:

    Good Theme ! =)

  289. Chelle says:

    I am on the quest for a new theme, this one with a bit of tweaking just might be the thing! Will let you guys know if I decide to use it!

  290. Levia says:

    hi, Jai~~~~~~ you are always the best! Sorry for my stupid question. Yes, it works perfect now!

    But I’m still frustrated with the logo.gif. My logo is much longer like 600. After I uploaded, the search box moved to downside outside of the black area. I know it must be somewhere on top in the body tag of the style.css file, just couldn’t get it right. :(

  291. Mushin says:

    Hi! It’s a marvellous theme! What abut the license? Can I use and modify it even if I’ve a “commercial” (I earn money from) blog?

  292. Jai says:

    @Levia: Please install the breadcrumbs plugin included with the theme. Then you will see that feature.

    @Jennifer: The author name functionality is already there in the theme but has been commented out. If you open the index.php , try to find this code

    Now remove these parts :-

    This will uncomment that part and let you display the author name for each post.

    For a list of authors on your sidebar, you can use this code in your template :-

    < ?php wp_list_authors('show_fullname=1&optioncount=1'); ?>

    1. Aaron says:

      Hi Jai,
      I was just looking for how to add in the author name, and I found this post but it looks like the 2 snippets of code are missing. Can you let me know how to display my name as the author? Currently its not working.

  293. Jennifer says:

    hi, it’s so beautiful! can you teach me how to show the author name under each post’s title?

    Also, I want to add all the author name with number of posts on the sidebar. Is it possible?

    Many thanks!

  294. Levia says:

    hi Jai, I love you so much!

    A quick question: when using demo, it has a folder icon below headline with “Browse > Home”, but after I installed on my web, this part couldn’t show up in IE 7, IE 6 as well as FF.

    Is that because I’m using 2.5.1?? If this is case, could u check the compatibility? Big thanks!

  295. dcw says:

    Thanks again for a quick response. Worked perfectly.
    Now on to other tinkering. Really great Design.

  296. Jai says:

    @dcw : If you open the style.css file, you will find #logo which has the width and #logo h1 a which has the height for your logo. You can increase it according to your image. Also the color of the top is through an image which is tiled along the x-axis on top in the body tag of the style.css file.

  297. Sinéad C says:

    This is a great theme. I’m just playing around with it now. Great work!!!

    1. completely agree, great work!

  298. dcw says:

    Thanks so much for your help.
    I edited the logo.psd and overwrote that file. But it didn’t work and I realized I had to save as a GIF and overwrite that one too. Then it WORKED. I guess that’s why both files are there, right? PSD for editing and the GIF for the site to use.
    Anyway, very satisfying.
    BUT, now I have a new problem I can’t solve.
    My tag line is longer than the original, and the end doesn’t show up. (I made the psd, and gif, file wider to accomodate this). I don’t understand enough about how the files flow together in WP to know why this is. And I can’t even find what makes the Header background color. It’s not an image. I found H1 in CSS to use the logo.gif file, but nothing I can decipher that makes the background color.


    This is probably something simple and I just don’t know CC and PHP well enough (i.e. less than barely for the latter.) Can I make the logo.gif big enough to be the whole header? or does that interfere with the elements in the top right?
    Thanks again in advance!

  299. Claudine says:

    Excellent theme. I love it.

    I really want to change the color of the header and I’m not sure how to do that from looking at header.php. Can you point me to part I should look at/change?

    Thanks. After I lighten up the color a bit I want to layer my logo on top. But it seems like a box keeps the logo area very small.

  300. Larry says:

    Hi Jai,
    Uploaded theme but it doesn’t show my title or subtitle. What am missing? Larry

  301. Jai says:

    @finid : The slideshow that you see on blogohblog for the free themes is a news plugin for the jQuery library.

  302. Jai says:

    @dcw: No need to go through all these troubles. Just modify the logo.psd file already given with the theme. You can edit it by using Adobe Photoshop software.

  303. finid says:

    The theme looks very good. Aside from the theme, I like the slideshow at the top of this page. What plugin did you use for that?

  304. fanari says:

    the <del> tag isn’t work…and now already fixed:
    open stylesheet, find:

    code {font-family: “Courier New”, Courier, monospace;font-size:1.0em;color: #333333;}

    just add the following line below:

    strike {text-decoration: line-through;}
    del {text-decoration: line-through;}


  305. dcw says:

    Loved the structure of this theme. So…1
    I got it going. I finally found out here how to change the name in the header from “Statement etc” to my own name. It was image not text.
    I found I couldn’t edit the original logo.gif in PS CS. No layers and PS wouldn’t let me edit. So I created a new file of same size (actually made it wider since my tag line is longer) and created my site name with black background. The black looked different from your black, but figured I try it and then deal with that later. But I didn’t get that far. I replaced the orignal logo.gif in the images folder with my logo.gif. I thought this would work but it didn’t. The header is just solid black where my logo should be. Can you help real newbie with this? And if there is an answer to the black selection question that would be great too. Or if there is a trick to modifying the original in PS, let me know that. Whatever works.

  306. Well OK, since you insist: you’re a lost cause. ;-)

    More seriously, one major advantage of having the PSD file is the ability to modify the text, while keeping the subtle gradient worked into the background image. So, the most straightforward use for it would be to dive in with Photoshop or the Gimp, use the text tool to select the layer with the title (and subtitle, in a separate layer) and change it to your liking. Of course if you want to change to color scheme, you’ll have to do much more – but I think that’s beyond the scope of what can be explained here, in a comment.

  307. jonathan says:

    Well, right, that’s what I’m using.

    I love the theme, but I know nothing of photoshopping (or gimping, as it were). Is there an easy way to do this, or is it something I’d have to know how to do? What tools in the gimp would you use?

    Feel free tell me if I’m just a lost cause.


  308. Chris P. says:

    jonathan, I would suggest infraview for opening, and changing the file type to jpg: http://www.irfanview.com/ and Paint.Net for Photoshop-like functionality to change the jpg to what you’d like: http://www.getpaint.net/

  309. jonathan says:

    Any hint on how to use the psd file, for those of us who don’t photoshop?

  310. XIII says:

    Crispy, I like.

  311. Chris, you’re a lifesaver! Thank you so much for pointing to Firebug – I was going bonkers chasing the modifiers around… Much easier with Firebug, as it highlights all pertinent bits in CSS as you mouse around over the page.

    If there are others with a similar desire… this is what I modified in the CSS file named style.css – it’s done in the “ENTRY” block.

    It takes modifications in TWO places within the “entry” section. The first place is the part where you ensure that post titles remain without underlining dots; the second place is where you indicate that the dotted underlines should appear under each link when you “mouse over” them (so, the dotted underline is not shown “normally” when you don’t have the cursor over them).

    I’ll paste ONLY THE FIRST HALF of the entry block as that’s where changes are made; you can copy that and paste it over the pertinent first half segment of the ENTRY section in the style.css file. Please make sure you leave the rest (the second half) of that section as-is!

    /*+++++++ ENTRY +++++++*/
    #left { float: left; width: 570px; }
    .entry { width: 540px; padding:10px; background:#fff; border:1px solid #dadada; margin-bottom:10px; line-height:140%; }
    .entry h2 { font: bold 22px/28px “Myriad Pro”,”Myriad Set”,”Myriad Apple”,Myriad,Helvetica Nueue,Arial,Verdana,Sans-serif;letter-spacing: -1px;margin-bottom:10px;}
    .entry h2 a { text-decoration: none; color:#222222; border: 0px; }
    .entry h2 a:hover { text-decoration: none; color:#999999; border: 0px; }
    .entry p { padding-bottom:10px;}
    html>body .entry ul { padding: 0 0 0 30px; padding-left: 10px; }
    html>body .entry li { margin: 7px 0 8px 10px; }
    .entry a:link { color: #006666; text-decoration: none; background-color: transparent; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; }
    .entry a:active { color: #006666; text-decoration: none; background-color: transparent; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; }
    .entry a:visited { color :#006666; text-decoration: none; background-color: transparent; border: 0px;}
    .entry a:hover { color:#333333; background-color: transparent; border-color: #006666; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-left-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-style: dotted; text-decoration: none; }
    .entry a:focus { outline: none; }

    With this, you only get dotted underlines within the posts, not affecting other places on the page (title links, sidebars, etc.)

    Here’s a “structured” example of what I did:


    Hopefully that’s helpful!

  312. Chris P. says:

    Álvaro, the best advice I can give you is to get a copy of the Friefox add-on Firebug.


    This add-on allows you to inspect the HTML and CSS files of any webpage. When you hover your mouse over an element on a page, it will dynamically show you the code that creates that effect. You can change it in the Firebug pane, and it will show in the main Firefox window how your changes affect the page you are viewing.

    With this, you should be able to find the line in the style.css file that creates the link style elements, and then change the font attributes as you like.

  313. Still haven’t found a good way to make the links inside a post a bit more visible (preferably with a thin underline, see my earlier comment – help would be much appreciated!) but I *did* find out that WP Stats ceased to work in this theme – something which can be solved with a very simple edit in the file footer.php (inside the statement theme folder) by adding, just before the tag, the following (new) line:

    And if you’d like to hide that smilie, you can do that by adding the following (new) line to the style.css file:

    It’s also documented in the WP Stats plugin FAQ, here:

  314. finid says:

    The screenshot looks good, but the demo points to the wrong theme

  315. fanari says:

    Jai, why my tabber doesn’t appear on opera web browser(but work on FF), after I customize the CSS. check my blog.
    thanks before.. :)

    ps: sorry for my b4d english.

  316. anliu says:

    i will take it! it’s so clean and fast!

  317. Love it! Great design: clean, fast, informative, and pretty. One question: what’s the best way to set links (within posts) a little bit apart, e.g. with a (thin) dotted underline, to make them a bit more visible? I know as little as that it takes editing CSS, but that’s about it… Thanks in advance for the help, and thanks again for the great theme!

  318. Chris P. says:

    Thanks, Julien! I do believe that is part of the problem, because my most recent post DOES have embedded flash video. However, I think I found the bigger problem in my case. It appears to be a plugin called Flickr Manager v. 2.0.1 by Trent Gardner. I deactivated all my plug-ins and activated each one at a time, reloading my blog in IE each time.

    Though there is still some problems loading that video, I no longer get the “Operation Aborted” message.

  319. Julien says:

    Yes Chris P.>

    I had the same problem: just pull out the flash embedded videos of your posts.

    If you try with pages without flash video embedded, it works…

  320. Chris P. says:

    I just had a visitor report to me that when lodaing my site in IE they get the following message:

    “Internet Explorer cannot open the internet site http://www.chrispommier.vom/blog. Operation aborted.”

    I tried it myself with IE 7.0.5730.11 and it looks like this happens as it’s loading the javascript for the recent posts, etc. I love this theme, but can’t use it if viewers with IE can’t access it. Any ideas?

  321. Mark Evans says:

    This theme is terrific but if you’re using the WordPress stats plug-in, the stats may not work unless you add this: to your footer.php.


  322. Justin says:

    I’m trying to get Woopra to work but no go. They said that if my theme isn’t “standards compliant” that the Woopra plugin would not function properly. Is this beautiful theme standards compliant?

  323. kuproverto says:

    In response to my last comment, I’ve figured out how to make the last post also show in the recent posts list in the tabber.

    Open sidebar.php, find this: $myposts = get_posts(‘numberposts=10&offset=1′); and change offset to 0.

  324. Tony Bianco says:

    Just a heads up I can tell that this theme has CSS bugs and has not been tested for IE 6 and Firefox or else you would see several things wrong.

    1. The ordered list does not show up with it’s numbers

    2. Unordered lists with the .entry class does not show ordered lists or bulleted lists.

    3. In IE 6 there is a folder icon that sort of shows at the top of the dotted line.

    4. the ordered lists have zero margin on them making them have no buffer between the paragraphs below them or the side to the left.

    5. The logo area should have been made much wider and the search area to have a lower width either that or use z-indexing in an element that is positioned absolute within a positioned relative layer (you’ll need to email me for me to show you an example)

    6. You should get in the habit of using conditional comments to provide for CSS for both IE 6 and IE 7

    I’m sure I’ll think of other things. I’m in the process of fixing and modifying things right now.

  325. kuproverto says:

    Great theme, thanks!

    One question: Instead of all but the last post showing in the tabber, can all the posts show?

    I use a static page as my home not blog posts. See filiigi.com

  326. B C says:

    This theme is great, wanted to say thanks

  327. Joff says:

    Statement was the PERFECT starting point for my Dodo Juice blog (http://www.dodojuice.net).

    I’ve made a few changes to the style of the theme with lots more content to come.

    Keep up the great work!

  328. pao says:

    Hello! I like this theme very much, however after using it on my blog, it’s not being indexed by search engines anymore. Is there any way to remedy this? Thank you.

  329. Mark Evans says:

    Really nice theme. I just installed it here: fourreasonswhy.com. One question: is there a way to change the default for the top right widget so that it shows most recent comments rather than most recent posts?

  330. MoiN says:

    OH, okay =)

    Thanks, nice work!

  331. Jai says:

    @MoiN : The recent comments on the right box are meant to show all your posts minus your latest one as it shows on your frontpage already. :) I hope that clears the confusion for you and all other who think their latest post is not showing in the recent posts section on the right side.

  332. MoiN says:

    Great theme, using it on http://www.anewmorning.com right now!

    one thing I wanted to ask that on “Recent posts” on the tab it’s not showing the last post I made but it is showing it in the widget under it?

  333. Hammad says:

    awesome theme m8
    but i wanted to ask 1 thing that its showing in header “Statement
    Are You Ready To make one? ”

    rather then my site’s name
    how do i get that

  334. ErrorLog says:

    Thank You ! Good Theme

  335. Naseer says:

    Thanks you Jai. Great theme. Clean and stylish. I especially like the modification and configuration posiblities.

  336. pLuTo says:

    I Like statement theme

  337. alberto says:

    Jai great work. I have translated it to Spanish in my blog but I don’t know what happen because now my statistics do not work. Anyway I prefer use your theme because is amazing

  338. btyop says:

    wow, a simple-looks theme, i like it very much. Nice work :)

  339. Jai says:

    @Frank: Good find Frank! That really looks similar. It always amazes me how two minds can think alike! You are really good at finding stuff :)

  340. Frank says:

    Sorry but your theme looks like a copy of this one:


  341. Marinos says:

    Nice theme there Jai! Simple and clean

  342. Julien says:

    Okay… that’s was an embedded video who was the problem.

    Thank’s for all ;)

  343. Andy says:


    Just edit the foobg.gif file and remove a dot in the white area below the top header and that line will be gone.
    I enabled the breadcrumb and that small half-folder turned to a proper folder icon with ofcourse, showing the breadcrumb.
    There is another way outta this, edit the theme from admin section. Play around with breadcrumb.php or with the main theme files. I’m sure you will find your answers :)
    Just trying to help!

  344. Andy says:

    The BEST theme I have seen in ages.
    I searched a lot of themes at wordpress.org and many other places. This is the BEST find!
    Perfect color combination and easy to read content. I have already installed it on my blog. I wish I could personally come and thank you for this beauty ;)

  345. Julien says:

    I forgot: the embedded videos don’t work too, if it cans help you…

    (with FF, no problems…)

  346. Julien says:


    Here you can see what it happens (screenshot):

    I haven’t set up the breadcrumbs plugin (cause I would like no displaying it), do you think it could be the reason why it doesn’t work for me on IE 7 ?

    I don’t understand cause you’ve got no problem to display my theme, but me and some mates of mine can’t.

  347. Jai says:

    @Julien : What are you talking about? The tabs work absolutely fine with Internet Explorer.

  348. Julien says:

    Hi, thank you for this theme, I like it very much.

    I’m currently working on and I am really disappointed, the tab (recent comment, recent post, archives) doesn’t work with I.E !

    I was so happy when I found it… :-(

    Thank you again for your work,


  349. Gosu says:





  350. Katherine says:

    There is a typo in the header. “Subscribe via RSS” is spelt as “Subcribe via RSS” (the second ‘s’ in ‘Subscribe’ is missing).

    Otherwise, love it!

  351. getfreeware says:

    one suggestion: put a note in this post of the breadcrumbs plugin.

    anyway, great work!

  352. Jarod says:

    This is a masterpiece! Clean, simple and professional.

  353. 365hope.com says:

    Jai, I tell you, most of my classmates love your blog, because you can friendly release many wonderful themes, which satisfy us!

  354. liby says:

    absolutely it is good I collect it!

  355. Anah says:

    Great job with this theme Jai! Awesome!

  356. Jai says:

    @Chris : WordPress 2.5 has an inbuilt gravatar feature. To use it in the theme, just edit the comments.php file and find this :-

    < ?php comment_text() ?>

    and before this line, put this

    < ? echo get_avatar( get_comment_author_email(), '60' ) ?>

    This command will get the gravatar photo of size 60 as per the author’s email addresses.

  357. PT says:


    Excellent theme. I’m thinking of moving from BOBv2 to this one.

    Is there a way to add popular posts instead of recent comments?



  358. Enjoyed setting up Statment last night (though stayed up too late, thank you!)

    Another couple question: how about gravatars/avatars? I would love to add them to comments somehow. Advice?

    Finally, the recent post tab doesn’t seem to have my most recent post. Suggestions on how to troubleshoot that?

    Thanks again!

  359. elf_fu says:

    Absolutely gorgeous, Jai. Another kick-ass theme!

  360. jai, i’d download this theme. thanks a lot jai for hardworking.

    anyway, can you add a little more tutorial on how to add box ‘125×125′ on the sidebar? to put our sponsor or ads.

    i really newbie in css and any type of coding.

    thanks in advance jai. ;)
    -baloot from malaysia.

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  362. MY-Hou says:

    Good Theme! Thank you, Jai

  363. Siddharth says:

    hi jai, i have subscribed in bolgohblog.com and now on your every new post you will find my one comment always.

  364. Jai says:

    @Chris Pommier : Here are your answers :-

    1. The image looks better than standard text :) In order to customize the logo, I have included the logo.psd file in the images folder, Edit it and replace the logo.gif in the images folder.
    2. You have the newest version with all bug fixes because that’s what I have uploaded last. So, you should download it again, if any doubts arise.

  365. Great theme with a classic, uncluttered feel that places the visual emphasis on the content. Nice!

    Two questions: Why did you decide to use an image for the logo, instead of styling text?

    And, how can I tell I have the newest version with current bug fixes?

    Thanks! Really appreciate your time.

  366. The Dude says:

    Great theme. i will be uploading it tonight.

  367. Richard H says:

    Very nice, professional looking theme. Seems like it’s easily customized as well.

    Having changed themes just this week, I’ll be putting this one in the archives for consideration on another blog.

    Thanks Jai.

  368. Mike says:

    Plugin! Oops. Yeah, that would help… Got it. Thanks.

  369. the.abyzz says:

    Oh this message wasn’t for me :)

  370. the.abyzz says:

    Yep I installed this plugin too.

  371. Jai says:

    @aleX : Did you install the breadcrumbs plugin included with the theme ?

  372. the.abyzz says:

    Ooops so did I. I’m using WP2.5 Final, too.

  373. aleX says:

    Forget to say: I use wordpress 2.5

  374. aleX says:

    Nice work Jai! Really nice!
    Only one thing I can not fix by myself: the Browse line on the topleft cannot display. Both in Firefox2 and IE7 I meet the same problem. Somebody has already mentioned above. Please fix it.
    Thank you again Jai! You gave us another wonderful theme.

  375. the.abyzz says:

    I like your theme but I got one problem with it. The “Recent Posts” function in the tabber isn’t working. It shows me the first posts I made to the blog but not the recently added posts.

    How can I fix this problem?

  376. reject says:

    nice one theme again :)

  377. alex says:

    it’s the second or third time in less than half an year that i find here great themes i use on my blog, so thanks for providing them :)

    ps: i’m using ff2 too and no problems with alignment.

  378. It seems that sidebar blocks do not align nice. The first (big) block and the ones that go under do not line-up.

    Using FF2.

  379. Jeff Utecht says:

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  380. Jai says:

    @Mike: Looks OK to me.

    Also, now this theme is compatible with the Gallery function of WordPress 2.5

  381. Mike says:

    Great! Is it me…or is the file tree under the logo (top left) not displaying properly (IE7)?

  382. Jai says:

    @Mike : Yes, its easy to add a sponsor block. You will have to edit the css and place the box in the sidebar.

    @Chris : The bug is fixed now :)

  383. betchay says:

    love this! really nice and clean, exactly what i’m looking for! thank you so much!

  384. @ Chris,

    Yep, I see that too. Looks like it has something to do with the margin and padding of the “post style declarations.

  385. Chris says:

    There seems to be a render issue on the search pages. I searched for “a” and its all mangled. Tested in Firefox.

  386. Mike says:

    Is it easy to add a “sponsor block” for banner ads on top of the “recent post block” (top right section)


  387. blacktulip says:

    amazing, it’s like a theme specially made for me :)

  388. @ouni says:

    man it’s incredible! You did a great job. I liked it very much.

  389. Mat says:

    Great job it is a very nice and smart theme!

  390. kahpeng says:

    Wow, I’m sure you’re fast at releasing free wordpress themes :D good job Jai

  391. Your themes are really good Jai. And I am sure this theme will give a further boost to the already impressive collection of B.O.B Themes. Keep Going !

  392. You’re quite welcome, and I’m sure your users will appreciate the quick fix. Now that’s service!

    Take care:)

  393. Jai says:

    @WordPress Modder : Thanks for noticing that. Already fixed :)

  394. iRonnie says:

    im saving this one for my next theme make-over. :D great job jai.

  395. This is a super nice and clean theme. However, I do see a couple simple things that seemed to be over looked.

    Blockquote styling. No Indent. No background color.

    Image styling. No vertical and horizontal space around the image.

    As I said, a super nice and clean theme, but those are the two areas that immediately struck me as needing tweaking.

  396. Where have you guys been when I was looking for a theme like this couple weeks ago :) Gosh, it would have saved me so much time…

  397. chuckg says:

    Very nice! It’s simple and clean, and easy to find everything. Nicely done…

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