WordPress Theme: Maalaga

Maalaga is a featured-packed and multi-colored free WordPress theme with TweetMeme retweet button. It has 3 columns, with an easy Options page for customization. Loaded with Social Bookmarks button, Twitter Account integration, Automatic Thumbnail Resizer without using a plugin or custom field, Adsense ready with lots of advertising blocks.

Theme features:

  • Grunge design
  • Five colors to choose from
  • TweetMeme retweet button
  • Option Page for Easy Customization
  • Compatible with WordPress version 2.8+
  • Social Bookmarks (Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Digg, Stumbleupon, Delicious, Technorati)
  • Twitter Account Integration
  • Google Analytics code integration
  • Automatic Thumbnail Resizer
  • Adsense Ready
  • 4 Advertisement Blocks
  • Built-in Page Navigation
  • Gravatar Enabled
  • Threaded Comments

Maalaga Screenshot

Maalaga | Demo | Download Maalaga (3890)
Maalaga – Blue | Demo | Download Maalaga – Blue (2011)
Maalaga – Green | Demo | Download Maalaga – Green (1878)
Maalaga – Orange | Demo | Download Maalaga – Orange (1909)
Maalaga – Violet | Demo | Download Maalaga – Violet (1896)

Required Plugins:

  • FlickrRSS
  • TweetMeme
  • WP-PageNavi


  1. Upload the flickr-rss, tweetmeme and wp-pagenavi folders in the /wp-content/plugins directory.
  2. Activate the plugins.

Customizing Maalaga Options:

  1. Go to Appearance > Maalaga Options
    • General Settings
    • Googe Adsense Settings
    • Custom Advertisement Settings
  2. Then Save Settings.

Additional Customization:

  • Changing the Logo:
    1. Use the sitename.psd found at the /images folder.
    2. Edit it using your favorite graphics application.
    3. Save as sitename.png and upload it at the /wp-content/themes/maalaga/images folder.
  • Using TweetMeme:
    1. Go to Settings > TweetMeme
    2. Position should be set to “Manually call the retweet button“. The rest of the settings can be left as is.
    3. Save changes.

Thank you :
Lester, Dave and TweetMeme for making the WordPress plugins available, and Spoongraphics for the funky Social Bookmarks icon set.

Note :

  • Once you install the theme, activate first all the required plugins to work.
  • Set the number of blog pages to activate the built in pagination via Settings > Reading Settings > Blog pages show at most.

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