WordPress Theme: Berkeliumist

Berkeliumist WordPress Theme is a feature-rich magazine WordPress theme with a featured content section, featured categories section, tabbed widgets, Facebook Like box, advertisements placeholder and more!

Like our previous theme release, Berkeliumist WordPress theme is also tried and tested to work in a multisite environment. Berkeliumist is WordPress MU compatible theme.

Berkeliumist WordPress theme has a robust admin options panel which accommodates the General Settings, Page Tracker, Slideshow, Social Networking, Page Navigation, and Advertisements. A clean and well-structured .pot file is also included so that you can translate the theme to your preferred languages with ease. It also has a stylish jQuery Featured Content slider which has multiple transition options to choose from.

This WordPress theme comes with the latest WordPress 3.0 goodness, crisp custom typography, custom menu and a lot more!

Berkeliumist WP theme is an awesome WordPress theme which is great for any blogger who wants to impress their readers with their contents and a premium quality design blog at no cost!

Check out Berkeliumist WordPress theme features:

  • Magazine theme
  • Featured Content Slider
  • Advertisement Blocks Ready
  • Facebook Like Box
  • Tabbed Widgets
  • 4 Front Page Categories Sections
  • Custom Font Integration
  • WordPress MU Compatible
  • Spread the articles via Social bookmarks (TweetMeme, Delicious, Digg, Newsvine, RSS, Stumbleupon, Technorati, Twitter)
  • Separation of Comments and Trackbacks
  • SEO optimized
  • Automatic Thumbnail Resizer (without using a custom field)
  • Compatible with WordPress version 3.3+
  • RSS, Twitter and Facebook subscription
  • Google Analytics code integration
  • Built-in Page Navigation
  • Gravatar Enabled

Berkeliumist WordPress theme

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  1. Install berkeliumist folder at /wp-content/themes/
  2. Activate Berkeliumist Theme 1.0 by Padd Solutions (Note: Don’t worry if it might look disoriented at first, you need to activate the required plugins to fully utilize the theme.)

Activate the Required Plugins:

Initial Settings:

  • Regenerate Thumbnails (skip this step if you are on a fresh install):
    1. Tools > Regen. Thumbnails
    2. Click Regenerate All Thumbnails
    3. Wait for 100% to regenerate all thumbnails.
  • Setting the Menus:
    1. Go to Appearance > Menus.
    2. Drag and drop the menus you want to appear in header navigation menu at the “Main Menu” and hit “Save Menu” button.
    3. At the Theme Locations box, choose “Main Menu” from the dropdown choices and hit “Save”.

Customizing Berkeliumist Theme:

  • Setting the Slider Image:
    1. Go Appearance > Slideshow
    2. Designate a category for the slideshow
    3. Number of Slides
    4. Choose a Slideshow effect
    5. Choose a Slide Duration
    6. Choose a Slide Scroll Speed
    7. Save Settings.
  • Setting the Featured Categories in the Homepage:
    1. Go Appearance > General
    2. Click and pick multiple categories you want to feature in the homepage
    3. Save Settings.
  • Setting the Post Thumbnail:
    1. Go Post > All Posts > Choose the post to edit
    2. From the post section, find the “Featured Image” box found at the lower right most part of the screen
    3. Set Featured Image (recommended image size: 640×401)
    4. Publish / Update Post.


  • WordPress 3.3+
  • Host server with PHP5+


Thank you:

Thanks to Viper007Bond and Héctor for the useful plugins.

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