Star Blog: A Free WordPress 3.0+ Theme

Premium WordPress is happy to present the Star Bog WordPress Theme. Star Blog is a flexible and versatile blog style theme that is WordPress 3.0 ready and supports 3 navigation menus, custom backgrounds and post thumbnails. The theme comes with 4 colours schemes and includes a theme options panel to easy add analytic scripts, manage banner advertisements etc. The best feature is the price – totally free and ready for download below.

Star Blog Theme
star blog wordpress theme
(pictured with optional dynamic content gallery)


  • WordPress 3.0+ Feature Support
  • 3 Custom Navigation Menu Locations (Main, Header and Footer)
  • Custom Background Option
  • Automatic Post Thumbnails
  • Optional Featured Content Slider on the Homepage (configured for the Dynamic Content Gallery plugin)
  • Theme Options Panel – to manage analytic scripts, advertising etc)
  • 4 Colour Scheme Options
  • Integrated Advertising Placements
  • Custom Page Templates (full width, archives)
  • Author Profile Section

WordPress 3.0+ is required to use this theme

Set Up & Usage Instructions
See the README file included in the theme.

Usage Agreement
You can use the theme for private and commercial projects for free without any restrictions. You are free to modify the theme as you wish.

Price: FREE (you could say thanks with a ‘Like’, ‘Tweet’ or ‘+1’ on the left)

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70 replies to Star Blog: A Free WordPress 3.0+ Theme

  1. Thank you, I like it very much.

  2. Thanks for the share. Simple and clean personal blog theme!

  3. Great theme! But I have a question. How can I change the nav menu to show categories instead of showing pages?

  4. @Cláudia you can manage the navigation menus in the Appearance > Menus panel

  5. It looks great. Does this theme support WP’s own threaded comments?

  6. How do I change the big Star Blog headline into something I want?

  7. wow, I like it.
    Hmm, I have a question too
    Does this theme use timthumb? It’s important to me.
    Thank you 🙂

  8. @ Maroon – see the Readme file included with the theme.
    @ Joey – the theme uses the WordPress Post Thumbnails, not timthumb

  9. My categories have child categories, so they should drop down like in the demo, but instead, they show as a parent category with no drop downs. Any thoughts?

  10. @ Stefanie – you need to build your complete menu structure in the Appearance > Menus panel. Child categories or pages will not show automatically – you will need to add them under the parent category when creating your menu.

  11. Thanks! This is my first time using the WordPress menus option, I’m used to building it from scratch. This theme is beautiful by the way, love how versatile it is.

  12. Very nice, thanks! Looks good and easy to customise.

  13. How do I get the auto thumbnails to create when add an image to the posts? It seems as though each time I do a post I only see text on the homepage

  14. ah I see the directions in the readme file. Perfect. Thank you! Great theme!

  15. Hi,

    I’ve set Dynamic Content Gallery to work in but in IE the link from image to post is not working.

    using Chrome i can click in the image and it sendo me to my post, but using IE the image has no hyperlink when i use the mouse.

    My current key Settings for Dynamic Content Gallery :

    Image Management: full URL
    Carousel Thumbnails: legacy
    Gallery Method: one-category | Default Images folder is: not defined
    Descriptions: auto
    Javascript Options: jquery
    Load Scripts: Home Page
    Tools – Error Message options: on

    I also tried to deactivate all plgins but DCG ti check for any incompatibilities but it still has the same problem,…

    Can you help me?



  16. not only better a best customisable theme, thanks a lot. 🙂

  17. Hey Guys,

    In the Starblog theme, you guys have a number of Navigation Tabs in your header section, which also include dropdown options in a few of them as well. After attempting to figure this out for the past 3 days, I’m pretty much at my wits in on getting this dialed in! I’ve tried numerous plugins to see if it would work, but I don’t know if it’s my novice experience in css or if something just isn’t plugging in properly with the them.

    So nonetheless, if you could please provide a step-by-step (boom! boom! boom!) guide to duplicate what you guys did to implement your navigation bar, it would be GREATLY appreciated!



  18. Might I add that in the Appearance –> Menus section, it says that “Your theme supports 3 menus. Select which menu appears in each location.” It allows us to put one menu in the “Main Menu,” “Top Menu,” and “Footer.” So if I choose ABC Page to be inserted in the Main Menu, then that’s the only thing I can put into the Main Menu, which makes no sense, but it is what it is as far as I can tell.

    Thanks again!

    .: Mikal

  19. Hello there,

    any tips on how to set up a static front page with this great theme? I’m struggling with since three days and it can’t work. Need help. Did anyone experience the same with it? Thanks

  20. I really loved this theme and I want to use it on my first wordpress site.

    So I have some doubts:

    – How can I remove the READ MORE and make it optional, to use only in the posts I want?

    – Is there a way to make it 3-Column?

    I would like to make this template looks exactly like this (the one I use in my current blog):

    Thanks for the atention!

  21. I like this word press and think it’s what I have been looking of, but I am news to all of this and need help in downloading it. I download the temp, but it is not showing to look like the template, extract I think and don’t see it. Please help me.

  22. I would like to know how to set up the “post teaser” on all of my pages just like the Star Blog Theme has on its website. I have it set up on my HOME page but I would like for it to show up that way on all of my pages. My site is so you can view my home page and see that is exactly how I want all of my pages. Do you know how I can set that up?

  23. How do I view the ReadMe file?

  24. @ Ashley For the ReadMe File, go to the Star Blog file you downloaded and there it is. You open it with a program like TextEdit for Mac or Notepad for PC. I checked your site and i’m wondering how you set the whole thing because that’s exactly what i’m trying to do since days but i can never get the gallery to show on my HOME link. Any tips please?

  25. Hey Ashley, i would advise you just go the DCG settings in Gallery CSS and change the width of the gallery to something like 590. Then you won’t have that white space on the right of your gallery. Unless it’s done on purpose.

  26. is there a way to expand the “read-more_ option. I would like to be able to feature longer articles on the home page thx!

  27. Nice theme.Star blog always be star,perfect work.

    Thanks for sharing!

  28. Hey guys.

    love the theme….it would be perfect if I could remove the “Blogroll” category from the sidebar, but I have no idea how to do it.

    Can anyone please let me know if the Blogroll column can be removed, and if yes, then how to remove the Blogroll option?

    Any help would be appreciated.


  29. When I try to activate my theme, I get the following error message in WP:

    Fatal error: Call to undefined function add_custom_background() in /home/content/t/h/e/thefabgiver/html/wordpress/wp-content/themes/starblog/functions.php on line 26

    Once I open the functions file, this is what I find on line 26:


    Anyone know what the issue could be? Thanks a bunch!


  30. thank you so much for the theme!! 🙂

    can i display more than the 4 posts on the front?? i couldn’t find that option.

    also, i do not want a little preview next to the “featured” article but cannot get it to fill out the space.

    any suggestions? thanks!

  31. i just want you to know that i got the 2nd question fixed on my first post.

    i do have another question – how do i get the thumbnail to show up on the secondary posts?

    i have not been able to figure it out yet. thanks!

  32. hi, i want to install your template but in the preview i have this:

    Fatal error: Call to undefined function add_custom_background() in /home/sipc/public_html/ on line 26

    can you say me what happen?
    i have my blog with another template and i want to change it for yours.


  33. You will get a Fatal error: Call to undefined function add_custom_background() if you are using an older version of WP. You need to have WordPress 3.0+ to use this theme as explained the requirements above.

  34. How do I change the avatar that is displayed in the Author Profile Section?

    Thanks. Awesom, awesome theme.

  35. I’ve tried downloading the Star blog template, after downloading, the were a series of folders in my computer. How can I see the template itself so i can add content, photos, etc and since I have hosting, how can i have this blog on my hosting. Please help, thank you,

  36. nice & clean theme.
    2 question only. how to edit about admin description next to gravatar?

    another question, how to adjust the size of post thumbnail. It kinda too big for my blog.

  37. how do I change the font colour to white?

    I could change everything except the font colour kinda sucks 🙁

  38. I love this theme. But I have some Youtube videos on posts and on would like them to be displayed without having to push read more. Does anyone know how to do that?

  39. the listing directory themes/starblog is empty, why??
    i can’t change the logo

  40. How to make the comments info save? So the visitor won’t need to re-type all their information again when they want to leave another comment?!

    I read some about it and it says it’s all about cookies. But how can I make it work on this layout? How I active it?

  41. Just like here, in premiumwp, my name, e-mail and website… everything is saved, so I can comment it again without having to copy and paste everything.

  42. hello, i have this template and i need to know how can i do for see only the posts that i want in the home. Is there any way to do it?

  43. How do I change the header? I managed to put one in, now I cant find the place to replace it?

  44. hello, i use this template for my blog. But i don´t know why in the single.php the ads an all of the sidebar is broken and appear under the post. can you tell me why? or what can i change to fix it. tks. sorry for my bad english.

  45. there is need some plugin for the thumbnails for the index page? I cant do that, I followed the instructions on readme file (used the Set featured image) but the thumbnails don’t show just in the post page.

    Thanks in advance 😉

  46. Great Theme! Having an issue with the dynamic content gallery. It doesn’t stretch across the whole column on the home page. Any idea how to resize?


  47. Thanks a lot,

    I might give it a try.

    It looks like pretty clean indeed.


  48. Great theme! Thanks!

    I just have a problem: when I active this theme, it changes the default language of my WordPress. Does it work only with English language? How can I fix it? Thank you!

  49. hello !

    please help me !!

    I downloaded the STAR BLOG theme and try te customize it !
    But I have a big problem : I don’t konw how to get rid of the STAR BLOG logo in the header.
    I have read the “read me” file and replaced the STAR BLOG logo by the one I would like to put instead BUT when I update the home page of my blog, I still see the STAR BLOG logo in the header.
    What can I do ? What are the different steps I should follow to change the logo ?

    Many thanks for your help

  50. Nice and clean theme, thanks for sharing ill give it a try 🙂

  51. Can someone please walk m through how to change the star blog logo?? Im stuck! I read the read me file but i still dont understand!!

  52. Hello.
    Please help me.
    I downloaded this theme.

    i have mini problem, i can’t activate jquery slider. How add posts to slide? How make a fueatured articles? Thank you for answer!

  53. Thank you for your share this theme.

    It’s usefull, i’m love it.



  55. Lovely Theme!! I’m definitely going to use this <3

  56. When I try to change the logo as said in the README file, it does not work.
    I removed the logo.png and replaced it with my own design. But it did not work.
    Please help

  57. Hey.. i like this theam, so now i using

  58. thank you for this theme

  59. Thanks
    Is it similar with the stars theme ?

  60. thank you for sharing it .

  61. I love the theme. It is so easy to handle and to adapt to almost anything! BUt like other people I have but one simple question (and this is because I have already tried many options with no sucess) ehe.

    Please, how can I simply “center” the “main navigation menu”? They are (as default), left aligned. I have tried editing in different places, but I am doing something wrong because all my attempts had different and ‘non sucessfull’ displays on different screen sizes.

    Anywaym thank you so much for the excellent work on it. 🙂

  62. I like this theme, but I’d like to know if it has a mobile version? It is very important to me. Most of my target audience are in countries where the only access to the internet is through mobile.

  63. @John – This theme is no longer available.

  64. i cant download this theme because you dont allow ?Please ,do you give me a download link?

  65. @Mehmet As stated above the theme is no longer available

  66. Bro i cant find the download link of this theme…. please give me the download link of this star blog theme ……..

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