Widget Ready Blogging Pro Theme

If you are a fan of WordPress Widgets from Automattic, and were disappointed that we didn’t include Widget support for the Blogging Pro theme, you are in luck, as we have decided to release a Widget Ready version.

We have made it so both sidebars, and the footer area are enabled so that you can add widgets all over the place.

We have already had more than 1500 downloads of the Blogging Pro theme from the great readers and supporters of Blogging Pro and it has been less than 48 hours since it was released.

The addition of Widgets was also in hopes to appease the WordPress.com administrators, as we are hoping to see our theme added to their ranks, but it will take WordPress.com users requesting this theme for it to be added.

Reading up on how to get a theme added to WordPress.com, I found out that you have to ask for it in their Ideas forum, and so we have created a thread there in hopes that you’ll leave a comment showing your support for the addition of this theme to WordPress.com.

Download Blogging Pro Theme Widget Ready Version

Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License.

Author: David Peralty

Comment with Your Facebook Account


  1. Great.I was looking forward for this.

  2. great job!~ thx for sharing this, but here i got another problem after using this amzing theme

    everything looks perfect in the first page of my website (main page, the index.htm), but when i click ” Previous Entries ” to enter the second page ( for example, http://xxx/page/2/ ), all the html codes went out, the contents of every post stick together, the color of the words, the images, the url link… everything is gone

    is there any chances or ways to fix it? thx~


  3. Wow, a widgetized version. Great, thanks!

    I need help though. How do I use put my own custom graphic logo under the main menu instead of the text of my blog’s title and description?

  4. Hie there…

    Thanks for this great release…i hav already started using your theme for one of my blog network…now i’ll hav to update that:)


  5. Hi, I just installed the new BP theme that is WR and there are a couple of issues. One I don’t see any new widgets in my admin panel, shouldn’t they show up in presentation sublinks?

    Also, the footer doesn’t seem to be working properly. It’s not displaying any of the recent comments or posts or anything.

    Is it just me?

  6. James – Do you have the WordPress Widgets plugin uploaded and activated?

  7. I am now using Bosco, but this author is lazy and will not support me or answer my questions! I saw this blogging pro theme and I wanted to use if for myself! Is there any possibility that I can use exactly like the one that I see in this blogging pro homepage? I am not expert in html! Atleast please tell me the code for 728×90 ads and RSS area! Thanks.

  8. Thanks David, I will check that. Would that also be the issue with the footer not showing the recent entries, recent comments and most commented?

    and one more thing, not to sound too greedy but what are the chances you will be releasing the PSD’s for this theme? That would be a great way to give me a nice layout but with the ability to customize the look a little more.

  9. James – If you want the version with the footer stuff and no widgets, we do have a plugin required version and the plugins needed file you can download and get running, but Widgets should allow you to do recent posts and whatnot in the footer.

    As for the PSD. I don’t think that’s likely, sorry.

    D4W50N – If you view – source Blogging Pro, you will see the code for the 728×90 ad area and RSS area. It’s pretty easy to find. (Others already have as well…lol.)

  10. Fantastic theme, thanks very much for sharing! I have implemented it for my site with a few minor tweaks to make it a little more B&W:


    I also switched the search function to use google’s coop engine.

    Again, great stuff, thanks!

  11. Thanks David! Actually I did view the source and copied them, but it`s alignment is not in the center, and it looked weird, I will still try my best, anyway. Also I am looking for the logo for my blog! After I have created the logo, I will finally use your theme! Thanks again.

  12. fluxsoap says:

    how about IE and FF search button hack??? how to deal in auto mode? 🙁

  13. Pavarolar says:

    Thank you for creating this awesome looking yet light theme.
    I was working on my blog using a another theme but blogging pro theme cateched my eye and now I’m using it for my site.

    I want to find out something about your theme. What is the modification that I need to do to get the Category page to list out all of the posts under the category (just like how http://www.bloggingpro.com does it.)?

    Currently, on my site (using bloggingpro theme) the category page only list out one post with the link to previous or next post at the bottom. I would appreciate your help.

    Thank you for a wonderful theme,

  14. Richard says:

    footer.php have missing . That’s why some plugin like snap preview did not work.

  15. Richard says:

    php wp_footer();

  16. This looks sensational!

  17. Having in the header.php and in the footer.php can make many plugins work.

  18. when I installed the theme I noticed that it doesn’t display the “previous entry” link at all… I checked my page source and the php that generates it seems to disappear! can somebody help me with this?!

  19. Hi Adam, you should be able to re-download the theme and re-upload it to get back that feature or take a look at:

  20. David/Adam,

    I found the same thing with my installation of the theme. I’ve tried all three different (latest) versions of the theme with nothing getting that stinking Previous/Next link set to show up. I really don’t want to dig into and debug the core code, because I can’t imagine that being the problem…

    Maybe a plugin is hijacking it… I’ll report back if I find anything, but I’d appreciate the same from anyone else who finds the problem.


  21. thnx for this awesome theme

  22. Is it possible to allow comments to page with the Blogging Pro theme?


  23. hi
    i am using your theme but i want to use this theme with widgets so i downloaded new theme but i did not do this.
    what will i do ?

    before the downloaded must i downloaded widgets plugin and i must active this plugins ? or only i must downloaded Download Blogging Pro Theme Widget Ready Version ,

    secondly i try to this one , i downloaded new theme and widgets plugins and i actived them but when i use the widgets ” wp_deregister_script( ‘scriptaculous-root’ ); ” this linw is seeing error.

    what can i do . thanks.

  24. Anyone know the easiest way to change the colors of the theme? I’m guessing you have to play around with the .php files a bit. Thanks in advance.

  25. Actually Chris, you’ll need an image editor, and to understand CSS. 🙂

  26. thanks for nice theme, now i’m use it in my web

  27. Thanks for releasing your theme to everyone, its nice theme and I have started using it at http://www.devdebate.com

  28. Hello, I’ve installed this theme and it works perfectly. Many thanks for sharing. One question though. I’ve noticed that the nav bar along the top of the page is missing the rollover javascript as seen on your site. Was this intentional? Can you give me any pointers for reinstating it? Thanks again.

  29. Bulent, yeah, we decided not to include the images, and javascript for the header navigation because we didn’t want to limit people to using just “our” pages.

  30. albin says:

    great theme but download link don’t work… can you help me?

  31. Jack says:

    yes, link don’t work 🙁

  32. For some weird reason, I cannot get the download to work. It keeps sending me back to a page on the site. Any help?

  33. I couldn’t download, the widget ready theme, download link doesn’t look its working, is there a problem, or is there a problem with my browsers?

  34. Yea true download link for widget ready theme not working, url keeps redirecting. Another thing how do you get the plugins for recent comments etc to work within the footer. Some proper instructions on how to use this theme would be nice.

  35. Fixed guys. As for the plugins, you can find details about them on the plugin authors page.

  36. I found the search feature is a bit flawed. Entering a search term produces a list of posts with the “previous entries” link at the bottom of the page. Clicking this link does not take to more results of the search, but to the page 2 of the latest posts. Can this be corrected?

  37. Thanks for releasing your theme to everyone keep is up and make more..

  38. Would you please give me your version of BloggingPro, the one with adsense and RSS-feeds buttons. Or show how to built-in the adsense in the available template..

    Thanks a lot!

  39. ツ NiceFace says:

    me encanta el theme

    i luv the theme!!

  40. Hi David,
    I installed the latest widget ready blogging pro theme for my one of the blogs and it looks great!
    I have one issue that the ‘Search’ option seems to be not working for my blog. Can you please figure out what could be the possible reason?

  41. I love this theme and use it for about 3 months, but I wanted to use main column in the center and now I am using my own modified theme. Thanks for the amazing them for about 3 months.

  42. Just found this theme, looks really really good. Very professional. Plan to use it for my new blog.

  43. Hello, I’m an italian blogger. I’ve installed this theme and I’ve added the time of the post. It works… thanks

  44. Hi

    Love your theme, thanks.

    I had the widgets dragging and dropping but they have suddenly stopped. I have reinstalled the theme but still having issues. (also tried on different browsers and different machines but still same issue)

    Appreciate if someone could point me in the right direction



  45. ilove your theme, thank yo for the .wr!

  46. I was just now wanting to add mybloglog widget and was bummed that I couldn’t but I see you’ve already updated the theme while I wasn’t looking.

    Great job!

  47. why does this code appears in my webpage… i can’t use this theme because of it…

    Project-Id-Version: WordPress 2.3 es POT-Creation-Date: 2005-10-05 22:49 0200 PO-Revision-Date: 2007-09-13 22:32-0400 Last-Translator: Alex Language-Team: AlexSEO MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=utf-8 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit X-Poedit-SourceCharset: utf-8 X-Poedit-KeywordsList: __;_e;__ngettext:1,2 X-Poedit-Basepath: c:\\repo\\wordpress\\trunk X-Poedit-Language: Spanish X-Poedit-Country: VENEZUELA Plural-Forms: nplurals=2; plural=n !=1; X-Poedit-SearchPath-0: .

  48. Love the theme, but I would like to change the blue color of the bar across the top that encases the search box. Can you give me a clue. I don’t mind getting into the css. Or is it an image? How do I go about changing that?



  49. Liski says:

    How can I incorprate my logo on the header?

  50. Nice theme! Can we have this one update for WordPress 2.3? Thanks!

  51. Ricard:

    php wp_footer(); not works dor me :/

  52. many thanks for this awesome theme, it took me only half an hour to configure it to my needs. thank you very much.

  53. zaidimai, explain more what is wrong

  54. emeff says:


    very nice theme but same situation as in comment #71:

    The theme shows this code:
    Project-Id-Version: WordPress (de_DE) POT-Creation-Date: 2006-01-03 09:54 0200 PO-Revision-Date: 2007-10-30 13:23 0100 Last-Translator: Olaf A. Schmmitz Language-Team: Olaf A. Schmitz MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit Plural-Forms: nplurals=2; plural=n != 1; X-Poedit-Language: German X-Poedit-Country: GERMANY X-Poedit-SourceCharset: utf-8 X-Poedit-KeywordsList: __;_e X-Poedit-Basepath: C:\Stuff\Webwork\wordpress-deutschland.org\—Sprachdatei\wordpress-svn X-Poedit-SearchPath-0: .

    … if the de_DE.mo language file is available. Is there a way to suppress this code WITHOUT deleting the language file? I can’t find a hint in the header.php, please help.


  55. The “Project-Id-Version: WordPress (de_DE) POT-Creation-Date…” error is due to traduction file for wordpresss.

    Only you have to return the default configuration in “wp-config.php” I mean…

    define (‘WPLANG’, ‘xx_XX’);

    You have to change it to

    define (‘WPLANG’, ”);

    I hope this help you.

    Please sorry for my english.

  56. Love this theme, definitely going on my list of top 100 free themes.

  57. Same prob as in comment 10: the footer doesn’t show the commentators, latest entries…

    I am running WP 2.3.1 so the WordPress Widget plugin shouldn’t be installed by me, should it?

  58. I am glad you decided to make it widget ready. I looked at this a while back and now I am going to download. Thanks!

  59. I have installed ur widget based theme. It is great but posts having images it displays code instead of image. It shows correctly in single page view but not of main page. Please solve.

  60. hi, Do you have the wordpress widgets plugin uploaded and activated ?

  61. To use the widget ready version, yes… but there is a non-widget version as well.

  62. tq for the great and lovely template theme….

  63. the day i saw this template it just made me crazy but i am unable to use this template. i am getting the error

    Parse error: parse error, unexpected $end in E:\php\wamp\www\wordpress\wp-content\themes\bloggingpro_wr\header.php on line 49

    please help me if someone faced and solved this error

  64. no response for anyone. 🙁

    David Peralty, where r you man?

  65. Just tried the theme out, and didn’t get the same error.

    Did you edit the header file in some way? Or are you using some plugins that use wp_head()?

  66. i am not using any plugin on it. it is wordpress 2.5 completely fresh with out plugins

  67. I will be spending the second half of this month updating all the themes that Splashpress Media manages to make sure they are 100% with WordPress 2.5 (if that is the issue).

    Keep an eye out on Blogging Pro for an update.

  68. Thanks You.

  69. Really thank you for the theme 🙂
    A blog from France

  70. Hi I tested blogging pro theme with wamp server and I had the same problem with the header. I hope that the new version will solve this problem! are there any news about updates?

  71. Parse error: parse error, unexpected $end in E:\php\wamp\www\wordpress\wp-content\themes\bloggingpro_wr\header.php on line 49

    please help me if someone faced and solved this error

    please help me

  72. Hmm thank you. travesti

  73. thank you for the Nice theme

  74. thanks.

  75. Stefan says:

    Cant see the “recent entries” boxes in the footer in the widget ready Version. Plugins are all activated. Why?

  76. Thanks.
    Good job.s

  77. danang says:


  78. About the “E:\php\wamp\www\wordpress\wp-content\themes\bloggingpro_wr\header.php on line 49” error, here is a fix:

    Goto theme editor and open header.php.

    Replace … with this:

    That would do the trick!

  79. Oops, the code didn’t show. Ill try again…

    Goto theme editor and open header.php.

    Replace everthing beteween the title tags [sourcecode language=’html’]…[/sourcecode] with this:

    [sourcecode language=’php’][/sourcecode]

    That would do the trick!

  80. I may have accidentally deleted some code on my single post (single.php). Now my single posts are all messed up. Can you tell me what the code should look like so i can set it back to normal?


  81. Downloaded it, will try now, looks clean and easy, thanks!

  82. Heather says:

    Can you please tell me how to add the Adsense and subscription buttons back at the top of the page? That was one of the things that I liked best about this theme, but I see that you have removed it.

  83. guzel paylaşım harbiden

  84. @ joel I didn’t find your code between the title tags . in the header php I have : ” ” ?php if ( is_home() ) { ?>  by <? bloginfo(‘name’); } ?” inside

  85. Thanks for this!

  86. Hello,

    I just installed the theme here, localy, but I have an error at the top links (pages). Look:

    # Project-Id-Version: WordPress 2.6.2 Report-Msgid-Bugs-To: wp-polyglots@lists.automattic.com POT-Creation-Date: 2008-03-29 18:27 0200 PO-Revision-Date: 2008-09-09 09:57-0300 Last-Translator: Cátia Kitahara Language-Team: WordPress-BR MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=utf-8 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit Plural-Forms: nplurals=2; plural=n != 1; X-Poedit-Language: Portuguese X-Poedit-Country: BRAZIL X-Poedit-SourceCharset: utf-8

    Can you help me, please? What does it means? How can I fix that? I’m using the last wordpress brazilian portuguese

  87. wow thats an amazing theme

    i just loved it

    i would surely be adding it to my collection of themes

  88. I hope it will work after I translate it for my blog:

  89. Jane, it will have a look at my blog:

  90. thnk

  91. thnkss

  92. Help Please !!
    FYI I’m using this theme now.
    Could you help me on how to add
    code to make RSS 3 button up there + adsense code ads at the left..??

    I headache to find this info. Your help is highly appreciate!!

    Thanks in advance

  93. OK Now I know how to do and adding this thing..case close!!

  94. Theme works, I have tried it before

  95. thank’s

  96. Thanks for the widget ready version David 🙂

  97. 4 gb kalem kamera, kalem kamera, kalem kamera fiyat, en ucuz kalem kamera, kalem kamera 4gb, kalem kameralar, 4gb kalem gizli kamera, kalem gizli kamera

  98. Very nice one

  99. chris says:

    Too bad this isn’t WP 2.7 ready 🙁

  100. Very nice one

  101. Thanks
    Nice work
    Good thread

  102. when will this theme be compliant with wordpress 3?

  103. Hi but I find the links you provided are no follow while the previous version of theme which is not widget ready has do follow links. Kindly help me how to make them do follow,

  104. Hey there! Thanks for the great theme. I’ll be bookmarking this page and passing it onto my friends too. Keep writing, cheers!

  105. Hi, it has been for more than 3 years since you share this theme on March 23rd, 2007. But, it’s still great work even though with WP 2.9.1 that I am using now. I’ve installed it on http://www.thefloridagallery.com/.
    I am very happy with it. Thanks a lot. See You 🙂

  106. Stunning theme! I’ll be bookmarking this page for my friends too! Thanks for sharing.

  107. Thank you. good blog nice theme

  108. Love this theme!! I am going to let me friends and twitter followers know.

  109. This is a few years old but just what I am looking for. Cheers Sandy

  110. Spot on, exactly what I needed. Cheers

  111. an oldie but a goodie!

  112. It’s against the law of robbery of apparel from the store, but when the streets have been knee water, you can not be too nervous.

  113. Notice that this example is a little different. Because the MTInclude tag is inside the MTComments container, which is repeated for every comment, we can’t use the same cache key for every comment.Thanks

  114. Notice that this example is a little different. Because the MTInclude tag is inside the MTComments container, which is repeated for every comment, we can’t use the same cache key for every comment.thnks

  115. I wish I had used this theme. Can anyone comment, if I hit ‘change theme’ button, is it likely that it will transfer smoothly?

  116. Hi Debbie – can’t say. It will depend what plug in’s you have and their compatibility. All I can say, is back up!

  117. This is exactly i will be attempting to find. This is what I ask high quality. The details provided in this article is usually to the most. I would like say you will require put in some time in making every one of these content material collectively. These are relevant to your theme. I will suggest these to everyone and then to every single piece of my friends. I will return here to try out the quantity of give good results. Appreciation for generating these happen.

  118. Does your blog have a contact page? I’m having trouble locating it but, I’d like to send you an e-mail. I’ve got some ideas for your blog you might be interested in hearing. Either way, great blog and I look forward to seeing it expand over time.

  119. Love this theme…bookmarking for sure.

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

  121. thanks 🙂

  122. good info ::)

  123. Rent a car please

  124. Travesti Thank you.

  125. Hi Guys, when we install the plugins we get a 404 error on the page. We host with HostGator and they say it’s a plugin issue but I am not convinced – can you link me up to any support pages or where we can get some more info?

  126. Well, wordpress is undoubtedly a very much prominent platform around the world and the role of themes and plugins is also vital. The post shares good information about a nice plugin. I will surely try this once.

  127. thanks admin nice post archives

  128. thanks admin nice post good

  129. thanks admin nice shared

  130. thanks admin nice shared

  131. A very well written article!

  132. thihs good nice post shared

  133. g

  134. really good sharing

  135. download. Thanks!

  136. thanks admin nice posh shared good

Leave a Reply to Jack Cancel reply


Please prove you're human *