CrossBlock WordPress Theme – A Free Premium Theme

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Posted in Featured , Free Themes , Wordpress Themes on 7 September 2009 85 comments


CrossBlock is a free grey-white 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


  • White + 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


Preview CrossBlock (102197)


CrossBlock 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.


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


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

Version 1.1.2
- xHTML validation passed
- Simplified simple_recent_comments.php and wp-pagenavi.php

Version 1.1.1
- Some HTML tags fixed
- Added link to support forum at theme options
- Fixed a small bug for select box in theme options page

Version 1.1
- Started to record changelog

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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Linda says:

Hi this is cool, two columns but very wide, more things to put, also no feeling of empty at left or right side, hehe… Thanks for the theme! :)

Francis Men says:

Congratulations. Great Work !!!!!!

I can’t seem to find the license. Is it GPL or Creative Commons ? I could use the themes with the link the designer, but not with the hosting ads :(

zen says:

@Francis Men, sorry I can’t remove that. :( Probably you should look for other free themes out there or buy a theme.

Francis Men says:

@Francis Men, No Problem. Your work is excellent. Are you considering developing premium themes for sale ?

zen says:

@Francis Men, definitely yes in the future. I need to build up the site’s popularity first, but at the same time I need to earn some bucks, thats why the links were there. Sorry.

I have plenty of work to do before releasing paid themes, the first thing would be re-design this website.

Thank you for understanding.

Makaveli says:

Firstly my English sucks sorry for that.

You got realy ability and you are doing good templates.How do you learned to do design like that?

Lessons(which one)? Books? Web?

zen says:

@Makaveli, I learn myself and sometimes through the internet. Cheers.

tobiCOM says:

WOW! i like all your Themes! Mostly the Lunated Theme! thx

oguzhan says:

can we have a different footer. I dont mean the spot where the twitter/photos are, I mean WAY below. I dont want reverse phone or web hosting there. any ideas?

Ahan says:

Super awesome theme!

reebok says:

i like very much

Oguzhan Yaglidere says:

Not sure if im the only one who saw this or if this is part of the them but if you demo this theme (crossblock) and view the header image, there are diagonal lines behind it. Can that be fixed (assuming its not supposed to be like that.

Image related to this concern can be found on this link

zen says:

@Oguzhan Yaglidere, that is part of the theme. If you want to remove it, open header.php

look for :



replace with :


Oguzhan Yaglidere says:

@Oguzhan Yaglidere,
Thanks for the fast reply. it didnt seem to make a difference.
Maybe we are not talking about the same thing.
here is a closer image of my question
I doesn’t seem to be part of the theme because it ruins the borders on the whole post. up to you

zen says:

@Oguzhan Yaglidere, You said “header” in previous comment. This is not header. lol.

Anyway, to fix it, open style.css, look for:

[code].post_image {

replace with:

[code].post_image {

Oguzhan Yaglidere says:

@Oguzhan Yaglidere,
oops. haha
Thank you so Much.
Amazing stuff you got

Deepak says:

Amazing work guys….:)

Claes B says:

Amazing work! Is it possible to get rid of the last part of the footer?

Best regards

Kikel@? says:

I’m french guy who’s blogging a little uder an old dotclear platform and i’ve been looking for more than one year for a great free theme to migrate to wordpress. And spickyboy show you.
Great work. Can I use crossblock theme with modifying CSS and colors and keeping links in the footer.
Thanks so much. I swear i will use Paypal.

zen says:

Sure, as long as you keep the links. Cheers.

umair says:

hey my website .. has your theme .. great work guys but the problem is one that when i click on subscribe to feed through email .. feed burner says feed does not allow subscription by email .. although they do but only when using the theme button they wont .. other then that a bigger more serious problem is the related posts under every post they are not showing the thubnails of the post rather they are showing huge images as they were before being adjusted :O

zen says:

Did you refer to other theme? Crossblock does not have a feedburner subscribe form, if I am not mistaken. Also, please post this topic at the forums, it’s easier for me to provide a fix there.

shuyinz says:

Hey ! ( i’m french so, sorry.. my english sucks ! )

I’ve take the CrossBlock template.
The problem is : when i activate the “featured content” slideshow, my “home” page is totally white ! All my website disappear !

Do you know what’s the problem ?

zen says:

No user has reported this problem. I tested the latest version of crossblock and its fine for me.

Did you edit any file?

nel says:

Crossblock do not function with wordpress 2.9
White page blank appears !

zen says:

Tested and it works. Most likely your plugin is causing the problem. Do you have WP Page-navi plugin?

Try deactivating the plugin one by one.

Adem says:

I have it working on 2.9 and I initially had the blank page problem and found that it was the Google Analyticator plugin. Once that was disabled then it all worked fine.

p.s. The Theme is brilliant

Chat says:

thank you admin.

Amazing work! Is it possible to get rid of the last part of the footer?

Best regards

Gretll says:

How can i make the logo more than 107 px height without changing all the futures and layout coding?

Schnäppchenblog &Gratis Prämien says:

i like the zen-themes! thank you very much! great job!

Website design chennai says:

Very super!!!and very useful themes u are shared in this article in detailed manner..CrossBlock is a free grey-white wordpress theme i like it..Thumbs up

Carlos says:

Hello. First of all congratulations for this templete! is awesome. I have a few questions. I´m testing for my blog. You can see the test on this link

I would like to ask you this things:

1) How I can remove the part “Follor our updates” on the sidebar? I want to start with the ads directly.

2) I want to put a logo in the header with my logotype.

3) I would like to know how I can use pagenavi on this blog

Thanks! I´m waiting your anwer my friend!

AlexArs says:

Hi! Sorry,my english is bad.
In CrossBlock theme demo I can see in footer only link to the designer. But really there are + three links. For other themes too?
It is important (this links) ?
Also could I remove in footer very bold line under (c) WordPress ? It have floral.gif background. I cant find how to hide\remove this line.
This themes really great and wonderful :)

frank says:

great theme dude. i will use with my new blog
thanks for share

new wp themes says:

It is really great to see so many usefull wp themes at one place. Love to find more great templates here.

John says:

Hey Zen,
This templete is awesome. I have a problem with the header though.
The header logo is in form of images, this is not SEO friendly
can you please provide header code so logo (crossblock) is in text and osme similar style..

wptips says:

Thank you very much, enjoy blogging.

how to get rich easily says:

lovely wordpress theme thanks

Nagarajan says:

Nice work done… thanks a lot…

compylab says:

this is amazing . thank you.

DomainRegistration says:

I really love them. As a Blogger, it is useful to all


I am Really like your service.thank you very much….

iPhone Gratis says:

This theme (crossblock) rocks. I love the featured content. A+.


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