Checkerize WordPress Theme – A Free Premium Theme

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Posted in Free Themes , Wordpress Themes on 13 September 2009 31 comments


Checkerize is a free wordpress theme with premium features such as animated gallery, post thumbnail, flickr photos, latest tweets, social bookmark, popular posts and more. View the list of features below.

Type : Semi Magazine (uses excerpt at blog index)
Functionality : Blog


  • Grey + black + some blue as main colours
  • Fixed width, widget-ready and gravatar-ready
  • Tested on Chrome, FireFox, IE6, IE8, Opera, Safari.
  • Tested and working properly up to WordPress 3.5
  • Beautify your blog using Post Thumbnail and Post Image
  • Featured Posts displayed using animated slideshow
  • Tabbed Menu available
  • Ready for Google Analytics, Adsense and Webmaster Tools
  • Twitter Integration, display latest tweets at sidebar
  • Flickr Integration, share photos easily (needs flickrRSS plugin)
  • Feedburner Integration (including showing off your feedcount)
  • Built-in plugins such as page navigation and related posts.
  • Built-in social bookmark buttons to let your reader share your post easily
  • Auto determine and display popular posts at footer
  • Four ads spots in sidebar
  • Commented CSS files for easy editing
  • Custom Theme Options at Admin Panel


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Checkerize Wordpress Theme 1.2
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Check back soon, an important update (wordpress thumbnail feature and version checker) is rolling out to all Zenverse themes, starting from the latest theme.

Recommendations for User

Manual Excerpt

To make your blog looks better, you need to include a manual excerpt for every post (like my blog). You can add that while editing or adding new post. You can, however, leave your excerpt empty and wordpress will automatically make an excerpt for you, but all HTML tags would be auto removed.

Post Image & Thumbnails

Post Thumbnail is a square image of size 125 x 125 pixels, shown at blog index, related posts and search.
Post Image is an image of size 550 x 190 pixels, shown at single post page, below the post title.
To beautify your blog, try to include post thumbnails for every post (if possible).

Featured Category

In most cases, not all your featured posts are in the same category. You can create a new category (let’s say I called it : Featured) and choose it as the “Featured Category” at the theme option page.
Step-by-step guide to activate Featured Gallery

WP-PageNavi Plugin Conflict

Some users reported that WP-PageNavi plugin causes the sidebar and footer to be missing. If you have WP-PageNavi plugin installed, you should either deactivate the plugin or remove the built-in WP-PageNavi plugin to avoid conflict.


Version 1.2
- Fixed the possible problem: site become blank after loading

Version 1.1.1
- xHTML validation passed
- Better page title in terms of SEO
- Added link to theme support forum in theme option page
- Added template name for archives.php
- Simplified simple_recent_comments.php and wp-pagenavi.php

Version 1.1
- Started to record changelog


1. You need to install flickrRSS plugin to show your flickr photos at footer.

Theme Support / Edit / Add Features

Free theme support service has been stopped. If you need some tweaking or want to add features, please contact me. *Depending on the matter, you might need to buy me a cup of coffee or 3

Like this theme? Donate via Paypal

I spent a lot of time making themes and plugins. If you like this theme and would like to support my works, you can donate via PayPal using the button below.

Thank you.


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Web-Betty says:

You have some nice themes. You need to consider branching out with your color schemes, however. All of your themes I viewed have the exact same palette.

Dmitry says:

there’s no built-in pagenavi option in the theme control panel. where i can disable it ?

zen says:

@Dmitry, you have to remove it manually.

Open index.php, look for:

if (function_exists(‘wp_pagenavi’)) { wp_pagenavi(); }

Make it comments like below or remove it

//if (function_exists(‘wp_pagenavi’)) { wp_pagenavi(); }

Dmitry says:

oh, thanks! i think it would be better to include this in the “recomendations for users”

zen says:

@Dmitry, you’re welcomed.

Its my fault because I mentioned above that you could deactivae the built-in pagenavi but in fact you couldn’t.

Anyway, you could just deactivate the pagenavi you installed and use the one built-in.

Dmitry says:

and how i can make tag to work again? all my posts automatically cuts with this theme.

zen says:

@Dmitry, tags are not theme-dependent. Anyway, what did you mean by cuts? I can only comment if I know the situation.

Dmitry says:

oops. it seems that html tag disappeared.
i mean “MORE” tag.

zen says:

@Dmitry, did you mean “read more” tag at blog index (when you insert <!–more–>)?

This theme uses excerpt so the “read more” is not being shown here.

Dmitry says:

yes, i mean that tag.
can i control those excerpts?

sorry for my english =)

zen says:

@Dmitry, not for excerpt. If full post is shown, you can. But that feature is not available for this theme. You can edit it yourself though.

arm says:

hi… i just wanna ask about your theme..
can i index your theme to my wp theme directory..
i promise not to change any code or links in the theme..
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zen says:

@arm, what do you mean by index?

What do you mean by “i promise not to change any code or links in the theme..”? Did you mean you are going to host my theme on your site for people to download?

Also, let me know your site URL.

Bazzy says:

the layout looks lovely. i just don’t know how to put the links to column 2

zen says:

@Bazzy, hi, just login into admin panel > Link > Add New

elsicariolapizita says:

how can i customize background i try to replace de img dint work

zen says:

@elsicariolapizita, which file did you replaced?

The correct file should be images/headerbg.jpg

Sandeep says:

That’s what i am looking. SEXY SKIN.

I want to know the thumbnail. I already have soo many images with different size, so now that mean i have to resize those images into 125*125 ? But this will take too much time. I like thumbail so there is any way without resizing image was automatically created a thumbail . Please help

zen says:

@Sandeep, try this plugin :

See the “installation” tab to learn more.

FreeDreamer says:

Good night, I wanted to know, how can I take away footer external links?

jaya says:

How i can add my link in footer?
There are encrypt code? I won’t removed your code

Pushkar says:

i want to replace the text for my logo and want to add a image logo over there. Please tell me how can i do that

Pushkar says:

There are 2 recent posts widget one is with Tabbler form and another is in sidebar. I want to remove the sidebar recent posts widget and want tabble form widget like this :

Recent Posts, Comments, Categories

Please help

guru says:

I am using this theme and i tried to add code for my blog stat but its not working. Can you please look at this problem. Please check it and let me know how to solve this Matter?

Please help..!!!

Jorbyn says:

i will download it…great job

fangzehao says:

“Featured Posts displayed using animated slideshow”

its really cool.But i dont know how to realize it.


darkforest says:

great work:) says:

very very nice..!

Atif says:

Nice Theme but I would like to suggest you to add timthumb for post image because it is quite irritating to put image link in the field. If you will add the feature of timthumb then it will become easy to get post image without pasting the image link in the field and it will also zoom+crop+resize the image. I hope you will consider this request.


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