WordPress Theme: Manganescent

Looking for a sleek free premium quality WordPress theme? Check out our latest Manganescent WordPress theme.

This awesome blog theme is great for corporate blogs, personal blogs, design blogs and other related blog niches. The integrated custom font added an elegant detail to the design.

This freemium WordPress theme is WordPress 3.0 compliant which is packed with a robust framework for easier backend customization.

Manganescent WordPress theme comes with a built-in Facebook Share button, Twitter Tweet button, featured content section, dropdown menu, subscription buttons (Twitter, Google, Facebook and RSS), automatic thumbnail resizer, popular posts, featured posts and a lot more!

Built by Padd Solutions, Manganescent WP theme 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:

  • Custom Font integration
  • Facebook Share Button
  • Twitter Tweet Button
  • Compatible with WordPress version 3.0+
  • Featured Content
  • Dropdown Categories Menu
  • Spread the articles via Social bookmarks (Delicious, Digg, Newsvine, RSS, Stumbleupon, Technorati, Twitter)
  • Related Posts
  • Better Comment System
  • Separation of Comments and Trackbacks
  • SEO optimized
  • Automatic Thumbnail Resizer (without using a custom field)
  • Popular Posts
  • Featured Photos
  • Google Analytics code integration
  • Built-in Page Navigation
  • Advertisement Blocks Ready
  • Gravatar Enabled

Manganescent Screenshot

Manganescent | Demo | Download Manganescent (10281)


  1. Install Manganescent folder at /wp-content/themes/
  2. Activate Manganescent 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

Customizing Manganescent Options:

  1. Go to Appearance > Manganescent Options
    • General Settings
    • Page Tracker Settings
    • Social Networking Settings
    • Related Posts Settings
    • Page Navigation Settings
    • Custom Ads Settings
  2. Then Save Settings.

Additional Customization:

  • Changing the Logo and Icon:
    1. Use the site-name.psd found at the /images folder.
    2. Edit it using your favorite graphics application.
    3. Save as site-name.png and upload it at the /wp-content/themes/manganescent/images folder.
  • Setting the Featured Thumbnail:
    1. Go to the post
    2. At the bottom right part of the post page (below “Post Tags”) set the “Featured Image” (with at least width: 400px and height: 260px)
    3. Save or Update Post.
  • Setting the DropDown Menus:
    1. Go to Appearance > Menus
    2. Drag and drop the menus you want to appear in the main menu
    3. Save Menu.
  • Using FlickRSS:
    1. Go to FlickRSS settings
    2. Display: “6 – user”
    3. User ID: Manual.
    4. Save Settings.


  • WordPress 3.0+
  • Host server with PHP5+

Thank you:

Thanks to Eightface, Viper007Bond and Héctor for the useful plugins and the cute icons from their respective owners.

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  1. Brett Widmann 01.24.2011 Reply

    This is a very nice theme. The blues are magnificent.

  2. lift web design 04.30.2011 Reply

    I love this theme, its gorgeous! As someone else said, the blue works really well. Clean and web 2.0 thanks for making this free!

  3. zainab 06.06.2011 Reply

    I have used this theme on my blog its totally awesome. I am unable to understand the featured thing on the main page. Unless a post is categorized as “Uncategorized” it does not appear on the featured list. Why is this so? =(

    • James 06.08.2011 Reply

      Unless you set the Featured Category in the Manganescent Options under Appearance, the said Featured Category stays “Uncategorized”.

  4. Fallon 06.07.2011 Reply

    Love this theme! It’s so clean and the color scheme is fantastic.

    One question: How do I disable the featured posts section at the top?

    • James 06.08.2011 Reply

      There’s no way to disable the featured post section in the Manganescent Options. You need to hack the code at index.php to disable it.

  5. Wiloooo 02.06.2013 Reply

    this template is very beautilf, i download thank’s you sorry for my english i’m french :)

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