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IKA Theme

IKA screenshot of customizer
IKA Theme’s cutomizer options.

I finally feel confident releasing a version of my current WordPress theme for download. It may be downloaded here but I’ll likely have more up-to-date releases on Github as I continue the process of working through any bugs and fine tuning things.

IKA Theme is built off of bootstrap, HTML5 and CSS3. A responsive and fully customizable theme for WordPress, altered via WordPress’ customizer screen, IKA has the following custom options:

Page Display

Choose between 3 page layouts including single column with top navigation, double column with sidebar hover-over navigation and double column with sidebar slide-down navigation. Page may be aligned to the left, right or center of the browser window. Page width may be fixed or full-width.

Theme Options

Custom header image or text. Backgrounds settings including background image, position, repeat and attachment. Options for image slider including choice of navigation images, slide animation, auto-scroll and slider speed. Most all color options on IKA may be changed including text, text shadow, secondary colors for link hovers and highlights, container colors etc. Customization of the footer including background gradient color and background image accent.


IKA includes 6 custom widgets for 6 widgetized areas. These areas include the main/index page content, sidebar (when applicable) and 4 different footer areas. Widgets included are a main blog feed widget, a featured category blog feed, featured portfolio feed, image slider and copyright display. Some widgets are meant for very specific areas on the theme and will be indicated in the widget title.

Post Types

IKA has 2 custom post types. A portfolio post type with custom category taxonomy and an image slider to be used in combination with the image slider widget.


IKA theme was built with bootstrap and will automatically respond to changes in browser window size. Note that some aspects of the theme, though responsive, may not cooperate well with mobile browser sizes if user content extends beyond the designated area, mainly concerning the image slider and portfolio image-hover displays.

IKA Theme Screenshot
IKA Theme screen shot in the customizer.

IKA Theme 1.0

IKA theme preview

Wanting to start my own portfolio site, I found myself delving back into the world of wordpress themes. With all the CMS options available I still find wordpress to be a dynamic, customizable and well documented open source choice for building user friendly sites.

Its been a few years since I’ve made a theme from scratch and I was pleasantly surprised with all the new features added over the years, particularly with the customizer. WordPress’ 4.0 update added more emphasis on coding themes to take advantage of the customizer for changing a site’s appearance and functionality, getting rid of the need to build a custom theme settings page. This leaves the site admin free to change practically anything about their site, even re-design it in real time, without having to touch a single line of code.

With that said, I give you IKA theme version 1.0! I plan on releasing a public version for download soon. I feel there are still a few more features I’d like to add before then.

IKA Theme 1.0 Features

Built using bootstrap, HTML5 and CSS3; IKA features a full assortment of theme settings including text and background colors, font families and sizes, site widths and layouts, navigation and menu styles. Arrange your page the way you want with custom widgets to control content on the main page. Has two built in custom post types for creating a portfolio gallery ( with separate category/tag taxonomy ) and building a slider. IKA Theme is automatically responsive to a variety of browser sizes for tablets and mobile phones.

I look forward to posting more details once it’s ready for download!