WordPress Theme: Iridiumous

Iridiumous WordPress theme transforms your basic WordPress blog into a functional business or portfolio website.

It has a customizable three front page widgets, horizontal jQuery Accordion image slider, magazine layout content area and custom typography for an added professional touch. You may customize the settings easily via the Admin Options area.

Like our previous theme release, Iridiumous is also tried and tested to work in a multisite environment. Iridiumous is WordPress MU compatible theme. It comes with a built-in Facebook Like Box for your Facebook Fan pages and an advertisement spot.

Because it has a clean and well-structed .pot file, you can translate the theme to your preferred languages with ease. Iridiumous WP theme comes with the latest WordPress 3.0 goodness, custom menu and a lot more!

Iridiumous is easy to customize via the backend admin panel. This freemium WordPress theme is packed with an upgraded framework and a robust admin options panel to accommodate the General Settings, Slideshow Settings, Page Tracker, Social Networking, Page Navigation and Custom Ads Settings.

Iridiumous 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 the other theme features:

  • Business / Portfolio theme
  • Custom Front Page Widgets
  • WordPress MU Compatible
  • Facebook Like Box
  • Custom Font Integration
  • Most Popular Posts
  • 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 3.0+
  • RSS, Twitter, Facebook and Flickr subscription
  • Google Analytics code integration
  • Built-in Page Navigation
  • Advertisement Blocks Ready
  • Gravatar Enabled

Iridiumous Screenshot

Iridiumous | Demo | Download Iridiumous (4421)


  1. Install iridiumous folder at /wp-content/themes/
  2. Activate Iridiumous 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 DropDown 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 footer area with the “Footer Menu” and hit “Save Menu” button.
    3. At the Theme Locations box, choose “Main Menu” and “Footer Menu” from the dropdown choices and hit “Save”.

Customizing Iridiumous Theme:

  • Setting the Slideshow:
    1. Go Appearance > Iridiumous Options > Slideshow
    2. Enable Slideshow
    3. Designated Slideshow Category – choose the category from the dropdown options
    4. Select the number of slides, effect, duration and scroll speed
    5. 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: 269×253)
    4. Publish / Update Post
  • Setting the Homepage Widgets:
    1. Go Appearance > Iridiumous Options > General
    2. First Column Page – choose the page from the dropdown options
    3. Second Column Page – choose the page from the dropdown options
    4. Third Column Page – choose the page from the dropdown options
    5. Fourth Column Page – choose the page from the dropdown options
    6. Save Settings.


  • WordPress 3.0+
  • Host server with PHP5+

Thank you:

Thanks to Viper007Bond and Héctor for the useful plugins.

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  1. nice template, thanks a lot for the sharing!

  2. Chris 12.14.2011 Reply

    Hello there!
    I’m trying to set up your skin on my blog and the slideshow isn’t working.

    In the skin options I have enabled it but still nothing works. I took out the images in case there was a size issue blocking the slideshow but there again nothing happens.
    I have the arrows under the slideshow but clicking on them doesn’t make anything move.

    Also on this page, you say:
    Setting the Slideshow:

    Go Appearance > Iridiumous Options > Slideshow
    Enable Slideshow
    Designated Slideshow Category – choose the category from the dropdown options
    Select the number of slides, effect, duration and scroll speed
    Save Settings.

    I don’t have the options for choosing the effect, duration and scroll speed. All the plugins mentionned have been installed on my blog.

    Am I doing something wrong?

    Thanks for your help and thanks for this great skin!


    • Randy 12.19.2011 Reply

      Hi Chris,

      The Iridiumous Theme does not have the usual slideshow most of our themes do. It actually has a carousel acting as a slideshow. If you have set the options correctly (Designated Slideshow Category which should have at least 4 posts, Number of slides which should also be at least 4 slides, and the enable slideshow checkbox checked), there should be no problem.


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