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It’s been almost two months since my last blog post. To make up for it, I am hereby releasing a brand new free WordPress theme called “Dictum”.

Dictum - Free WordPress Theme

This is a WordPress 3.0 + compatible theme with a professional slideshow that you can use to display or highlight any of your categories’ posts. This theme also comes with a social sharing bar in the single post view that will help your users easily bookmark the useful articles from your blog. The widgetized sidebar comes with ready to configure feedburner, twitter and facebook icons that can be setup in the theme’s admin options. The thumbnails are auto-generated and use the default thumbnail size that wordpress generates when you upload an image with a post.
Dictum is a totally free WordPress theme and you can use it however you want as long as you keep the footer credits intact. It has been tested with Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari and Chrome browsers without any problems whatsoever.

Instructions for the slideshow

When you apply this theme to your WordPress, you should go to Appearance -> Dictum Options and configure the slideshow category from where the posts will be pulled up. For the labels below each slide, a custom field has to be set up with each post. The custom field should be called “label”.

Demo & Download

If you decide to use this theme or even if you just want to leave feedback, please feel free to write a comment as this will help me improvise on my work ahead.

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  2. GEN-TIM BILGISAYAR SISTEMLERI left a comment on December 8, 2014 at 8:01 am |

    wow it looks very attractive. i am downloading it.

  3. sherry left a comment on December 24, 2013 at 10:45 pm |

    Thank You for this awesome theme. It is exactly what I was looking for, even the shade of green! Merry Christmas & Happy New Year 2014!

  4. Dheeraj Kumar left a comment on February 16, 2013 at 4:56 am |

    can I have slideshow scrolling for Dictum Theme. If yes how to do it?
    Also I want to see categories listed in my slide show

  5. Shashank Bhattarai left a comment on October 12, 2012 at 9:56 am |

    Great word press themes…how do you make those themes buddy…i am always trying to design my own word press themes.but i always failed…buddy you are the best..i have always been using your themes

  6. Josh left a comment on August 10, 2012 at 12:54 pm |

    Can you point me toward the style.css items that should be changed if I wanted to resize the main column and right hand sidebar? I prefer 640 main column width and smaller sidebar width. Thanks!

  7. Dvdrip left a comment on June 20, 2012 at 7:14 pm |

    That is so good website for web designer.i like this type theme.thank you for sharing.

  8. Cosmy left a comment on June 14, 2012 at 1:28 pm |

    The “read more” function is not working on the theme.

    It doesnt show read more link. How do I make it work?

  9. decorat left a comment on June 11, 2012 at 12:15 pm |


  10. Telecharger dvdrip left a comment on June 3, 2012 at 6:35 am |

    I like it because it is a clear theme I love the grey color which the sidebar is

    Thanks !

  11. EFG left a comment on June 1, 2012 at 2:33 am |

    What can i say. Your themes rocks. I usually just use FireBird theme, but now i will try this one too.

  12. Antoni left a comment on May 28, 2012 at 11:46 am |

    Clean, nice ans easy theme, i love it!

  13. Eve left a comment on April 23, 2012 at 3:36 am |

    Wow, marvelous blog layout! How lengthy have you been running a blog for? you made blogging glance easy. The total look of your website is great, as neatly as the content material!

  14. wordpress hosting left a comment on February 14, 2012 at 8:45 am |

    The theme demo is down?

  15. Dana left a comment on February 5, 2012 at 1:14 pm |

    Thanks so much! This is a great theme. I’m still learning the code and hope to edit the career and contact us fields soon.

  16. naruto left a comment on February 1, 2012 at 10:13 pm |

    nice and good tema i like

  17. practice test left a comment on January 12, 2012 at 5:30 pm |

    I like the comments link on the graphic but could not figure out if the Category pages were sticky or changed with the new posts.

    I have been going nuts trying to find WP themes with that feature (that are not impossible to learn).


  18. Natural SEO left a comment on December 24, 2011 at 10:18 pm |

    really nice theme.i like it.i will use it on my blog as soon as possible.thanks for sharing.

  19. semanticblogger left a comment on December 2, 2011 at 11:50 am |

    It is good one to as well it is free theme, I like it.

  20. bluestar left a comment on November 28, 2011 at 11:32 pm |

    very clear style,i like it! thank you for sharing!!!

  21. Martin left a comment on October 13, 2011 at 6:11 am |

    Nice clean looking theme, thanks for putting this up.

  22. Beth left a comment on September 28, 2011 at 7:12 pm |

    Absolutely love this theme. Just one question, how can I apply a third tier menu?

  23. SUPERMOMMYJEM left a comment on August 9, 2011 at 12:47 am |

    I will try this theme in one of my new blogs… THanks for sharing!

  24. sabi left a comment on June 15, 2011 at 8:07 am |

    hi, can i remove part of slideshow? i love the theme but dont know how to deal with the slideshow

  25. Benjamin left a comment on June 1, 2011 at 2:39 pm |

    Probably a stupid question, I am trying to edit the slideshow with my 3 latest blog posts (one for each category I post about). How do I edit the tabs in the slideshow? I dont know much about php.

    • Benjamin left a comment on June 2, 2011 at 6:20 am |

      Actually I figured out how to put posts into the slideshow, but now I have to figure out how to put text into the tabs. For some reason it only shows posts in the slideshow that is labeled uncategorized.

  26. Shawn left a comment on May 24, 2011 at 10:37 am |

    I know the IE 8 isnt the latest version, but I am not seeing the slide section of Dictum in it, it puts the lettering under the slides

  27. Tim left a comment on February 15, 2011 at 1:16 am |

    Very cool theme but slideshow is not working on wordpress 3.05. what could be the problem?

  28. Omar Tariq left a comment on February 12, 2011 at 11:35 pm |

    Nice small theme. Good for blogging niche.

    wait a second! whats this … er … sharing buttons are not perfectly left aligned. They are floating over the post.

  29. Trucchi left a comment on January 19, 2011 at 8:44 pm |

    Its the very Nice theme!

  30. macchrissli left a comment on January 18, 2011 at 3:36 am |

    Great theme!

    In your Testversion the Articles have a thumbnail image without having that image in the article itself.

    I would love to have that as well. Do I need to use a custom field to set that up?

  31. Tonatiuh Cordero left a comment on December 18, 2010 at 8:14 pm |

    How can I add the wordpress thread comment in all pages? I’m using the Dictum them but I don’t know how to edit it complety. When I add posts the thread comment is ok but when in pages isn’t possible. Why? Please, can you help me?

    • Josh left a comment on August 11, 2012 at 9:54 am |

      Yes, why are comments not available on Pages when this is an option in WordPress? Better question: How can I add comments to Pages in this template? Thanks!

  32. Rainor left a comment on November 28, 2010 at 4:42 am |

    Hi!! First of all thank you very much for sharing with all of us such a fantastic theme!!

    I´m trying to use it in my website but I´m finding some problems. The comments and the button of “Older entries” always appear at the end of de rigth column (the one with the widgets, the last comments, etc.)leaving a big blank space between the text and the comments or between the last post and the button “Older entries”.

    How can I modify it?

    Thank you again!! And sorry for my english, it´s not my first language.

  33. Jimmy left a comment on November 26, 2010 at 1:55 am |

    nice theme! Thanks

  34. Navy checks left a comment on November 25, 2010 at 8:18 pm |

    VERY nice theme Jai, very nice. Loved the color combination you’ve used.
    I’d rate it 5/5.

  35. Antonio Carlos left a comment on November 10, 2010 at 3:27 pm |

    How add image Slideshow

    • Jai left a comment on November 10, 2010 at 9:49 pm |

      It has been explained in the post Antonio.

      • Antonio Carlos left a comment on November 11, 2010 at 3:12 pm |

        I’m sorry Jai I can’t find it, I have difficulty with the English language.

        Can you help me again or give me de link to do it.

        A big hug.

        Antonio Carlos
        from Brazil

        • chris left a comment on January 9, 2011 at 4:17 am |

          ” The thumbnails are auto-generated and use the default thumbnail size that wordpress generates when you upload an image with a post.”

  36. Mike left a comment on November 10, 2010 at 9:31 am |

    Neat theme, but is there a simple way to make the content area on the left (where the posts are) wider?

  37. giglman left a comment on November 10, 2010 at 7:38 am |

    Supports the theme localization?

  38. Brad left a comment on November 9, 2010 at 10:49 pm |

    I’m trying to use this template and I’m also trying to figure out if I can make the pages not be included in the main nav bar. Any suggestions?

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