Polka Dot – Free Premium Magazine WordPress Theme

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Posted in Free Themes , Wordpress Themes on 25 March 2010 34 comments


Polka Dot is a free wordpress magazine theme with premium features such as animated gallery, post thumbnail, featured video, latest tweets, social bookmark, popular posts and more. View the list of features below.

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


  • Red/White/Black 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 with 3 tabs at sidebar
  • About Us Menu at sidebar
  • Featured Video at sidebar
  • Ready for Google Analytics, Adsense and Webmaster Tools
  • Twitter Integration, display latest tweets at header
  • 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 PolkaDot (51238)


Polka Dot Wordpress Theme 1.1
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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.

License: Free to use must keep footer intact AS IS

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 deactivate the plugin.


Version 1.0.1
- Fixed the RSS link at sidebar
- Changed file: sidebar.php

Version 1.0
- First version

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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problogger says:

wow its amazing theme. thanks for this great theme. Two thumb for you

Cliniversity says:

Trust me, I have become a great fan of yours. I was using delighted black. Now, I am shifting to Polka dot.. This theme just is out of the world which I should say is a premium category theme.

Many thanks for sharing. Sincerely,

bodysummit says:

I love the theme. I am actually using it. However, why is the side par menu going down? How can I correct this?


Jorbyn Network says:

new design from top designer..i love it

Chloe says:

How can i just igonore the manual excerpt for all articles? The manual excerpt is diffrect from article to article. If i used it, it will make the index look messy….Could you help me with this?

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Daisy says:

I have problems using this theme:

1. My ‘Loading Twitters…’ Part do not work. Should I enter ‘@’ or not when I set my Twitter account?

2. I have entered my feedburner ID correctly, but the subscription by email function failed.

3. Maybe the comments.php somewhat conflicts with the original codes in wordpress 2.9, so that I cannot set the latest post comments in the first page.

zen says:

Sorry for the late reply. I was busy. I will reply straight to the point.

1. You don’t have to

2. Please refer to this post and check that if you have entered the value correctly.

sambit says:

can u add drop down category menu in headed section???or tell us how to add it

Kat says:

I’d be interested in a drop down menu (of subpages) too

Christy says:

How do I change the year in the copyright on the footer? Mine needs to reflect 2002 – 2010, not 2008. I cannot find the file where that information is located in order to change it.

Bogdan says:

Hey Zen,

I wanted to make the featured gallery (the big blue box on our website) stand out so I wanted to make it wider than the webpage. I can do that but I can’t seem to be able to have it be centered. Every time I do it, it aligns to the left. Do you have any ideas?

PS. Thank you for a great theme! If your idea takes off, we will be making a donation for sure!

Bogdan says:

Our website is collegebrink.com

zen says:

I guess you fixed it =)

Foto Galeri says:

Great theme. Thanks very much.

DKJ says:

Hey it’s really a great theme.
But I have a problem.
How to make the menu as dropdown? Or how can we create a drop down menu with Pok Dot theme?

Requisitos legais says:

Sou do Brazil gostei muito dos temas das dicas de wordpress.


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