WordPress Theme: Neonsential

Neonsential WordPress theme brings out the grungy yet elegant look to your blog. This premium quality free WordPress theme has a fancy custom homepage slider which highlights your featured posts. It is WordPress 3.0 compliant which is packed with a robust framework for easier backend customization.

Neonsential WordPress comes with a featured content section, subscription buttons (Twitter, Facebook and RSS), automatic thumbnail resizer, popular posts, featured posts, featured video and a lot more!

Built by Padd Solutions, Neonsential 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:

  • 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
  • Featured Video
  • Google Analytics code integration
  • Built-in Page Navigation
  • Advertisement Blocks Ready
  • Gravatar Enabled

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  1. Install neonsential folder at /wp-content/themes/
  2. Activate Neonsential 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 Neonsential Options:

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

Additional Customization:

  • 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: 420px and height: 170px)
    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.
  • Changing the Logo:
    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/neonsential/images folder.
  • 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 .

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  1. Liz Hover 08.15.2010 Reply

    LOVE this theme. Thanks for posting it. One problem – I can’t get any images to show up on the home page. The default ‘news’ image is showing. I have installed and activated all the plugins. Can you help?

    • Dulce 08.17.2010 Reply

      Kindly follow the instructions below the post on how to set the Featured Thumbnail.

  2. Earl 08.18.2010 Reply

    As always, lovely.

  3. JN 09.05.2010 Reply

    Ive just installed your theme and it gave me this : Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_STRING, expecting T_OLD_FUNCTION or T_FUNCTION or T_VAR or ‘}’ in /xxxx/xxx/xxxx/wp-content/themes/neonsential/functions/classes/socialnetwork.php on line 5

    Do you know why ?

  4. JN 09.06.2010 Reply

    ive just resolved the issue by adding this line in my .htaccess file : SetEnv PHP_VER 5

    See u

    Very nice your theme !

  5. nobles 10.02.2010 Reply

    having that same Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_STRING, expecting T_OLD_FUNCTION or T_FUNCTION or T_VAR or ‘}’ in /xxxx/xxx/xxxx/wp-content/themes/neonsential/functions/classes/socialnetwork.php on line 5

    can’t edit the .htaccess file. any tips?

    • Dulce 10.16.2010 Reply

      To avoid this problem, make sure your server is running PHP 5.0.

  6. Suz 10.05.2010 Reply

    Hi, I downloaded your Masugid theme but received the same error.

    Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_STRING, expecting T_OLD_FUNCTION or T_FUNCTION or T_VAR or ‘}’ in /homepages/xx/xxxxx/xxxxx/xxxxx/xxxxx/wp-content/themes/masugid/functions/classes/socialnetwork.php on line 5

    Let me know how I can create my own .htaccess file or what steps I need to take.


    • Dulce 10.16.2010 Reply

      Make sure your server is running PHP 5.0 to avoid this error.

  7. Pykman 11.14.2010 Reply

    Hi there! Great Theme. How can I shorten the excerpts at the front page, say to only 3 sentences?

  8. Mark Haller 07.17.2011 Reply

    Hi there!

    This theme is LOVELY, thank you. I’ll let you know when a charity-based site I’m just putting together for my pal is done, so you can see :-)

    Can I ask – how do I set the featured video?


    • James 07.28.2011 Reply

      Unfortunately you can’t. The image is taken from Featured Image field.

  9. Penny 08.11.2011 Reply

    Can I use this theme on WordPress.com or only on .org?

    • Randy 08.26.2011 Reply

      Hi Penny,
      The themes we offer are for .org use only. WordPress.com has this to say.

  10. This theme is free, but looks like premium, or even better, big THX for doing that :) )

  11. swagger 05.02.2012 Reply

    The reload version is so great. I love it.

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