WPElegance 2 Column WordPress Theme

WPElegance2Col is a free 2-column theme, with premium features. Like any of my other themes, WPElegance2Col is a neat, professional, elegant theme and highly customizable.. The Footers, Featured Posts section and Thumbnails can be easily disabled or enable through the Theme Options Page.

Thumbnails in Home and other archive pages are created using the first image uploaded for a post. Hence, make sure that you first upload the appropriate image for every post. But don’t worry, in case you uploaded the wrong image first.Simply delete all the uploaded images for a post and upload them in the right order.

There are also options to specify the URLs of thumbnail and Featured Image hosted on any other external platform or service, for every post, through a widget in wordpress Add New Post Panel (See picture below).

WPElegance2Col Theme

WPElegance2Col WordPress Theme:

WPElegance2Col WordPress Theme

WPElegance2Col is SEO-optimized, ad-ready, WordPress 2.7 compatible with widgetized sidebars and footer.

Features of WPElegance2Col WordPress Theme:

  • 2-column Theme
  • Sliding Featured Posts Section
  • Multi level sliding menus
  • Automatic thumbnails of first uploaded image of Posts, in Home page and other archives
  • SEO optimized CSS layout
  • Gravatar Ready Theme
  • Social Media integration
  • Compatible with most WordPress plugins
  • Compatible with WordPress 2.7 and earlier versions
  • Easily spiderable, structured navigation
  • W3C XHTML and CSS Validated theme
  • support for threaded comments and seggregation of comments and pingbacks/trackbacks
WPElegance2Col Theme Options


You can find these in the theme’s ReadMe.txt as well.

Where can I find the Theme Options Page?

You can find the Theme Options Page under Appearance folder on your WordPress Admin Menu Bar. It will have the title “WPElegance2Col Options”.

How to mark posts as Featured Posts?

Create a category by title “Featured”. Add every Post to an appropriate category and if you want to display it under Featured Posts Section,add it to “Featured” Category as well. Once it is done, all the latest Featured Posts will be displayed under “Featured” section in the Home Page.

How many posts can be displayed as Featured Posts?

In the Theme Options Page, you can set the number of Posts to be shown as Featured Posts. But decide on an optimal number (taking performance into consideration).

How to display medium sized images in Featured Posts?

Go to Settings –> Media and set Max width for Medium size as 300. Then, in the Theme Options Page (“WPElegance2Col options”), check the option “Display medium sized image for Featured Posts”.

How to display thumbnail images or medium sized images hosted elsewhere?

In the Post Write Panel, you will find a “WP Elegance Theme” widget.You may specify the the Thumbnail URL and the Featured image URL here.If these are specified then they will be used.

How to Change the Top Header Banner?

You can easily change top header banner by replacing banner.jpg file under Images folder (in the theme) with your own banner. But name your banner as banner.jpg
go to the stylesheet (style.css) in the theme folder, search for #head-bottom section and replace banner.jpg under background property with your banner name.

I do not want the header banner.How to get rid of it?

Hiding the header banner is easy in this elegant theme.Go to the Theme Options Page and check “Disable Header Banner”

How to add categories to the Category Bar at the top?

Open header.php file and search for “wp_list_categories”. The category ids to be included in the Category bar are specified as arguments to this function.You may specify the category ids for the categories that you want to be included in the category bar.But make sure that there are only as many category ids as may fit within the category bar.

I do not want the Category bar at the top.How to get rid of it?

Hiding the header banner is easy in this elegant theme.Go to the Theme Options Page and check “Disable Category Bar”

How to modify tab content in the sidebar tabbed widget?

It is very simple.Take a backup of sidebar.php. Open sidebar.php and check how the existing tabs like category, recent, popular and videos have been added to #sidebar-tabs div. Add your tab content and title it in a similar fashion. Note that the video tab has been commented out, to serve as a guide.

I do not want the sidebar tab widget.How to get rid of it?

Hiding the header banner is easy in this elegant theme.Go to the Theme Options Page and check “Disable Sidebar Tab Widget”

How to add submenus?

Simply create pages and specify the hierarchy (Parent Page) via WordPress admin interface. WP Elegance2Col takes care of creating the sub menus. WP Elegance2Col can support even 4 levels of sub menus.

How to add my own videos to the video tab?

The video tab is commented out in the code (sidebar.php). First uncomment the code. If you want to embed your own videos , make sure its width is not more than 300px and set the height correspondingly, in your embed code. Replace the current embed code. You can always remove video tab, if your niche does not require it.

How to place my ads on the sidebars?

Open sidebar.php and there are provisions for a 300×250 ad and a 120×600 ad in the form of images.Replace them with your corresponding ad scripts.

What happens if I disable Footer?

If footer is disabled, then the widgetized footer section will not displayed. However the theme is smart enough to retain your blog’s Copyright section.

Released under GPL license:

WPElegance2Col is a premium theme released under GPL license. You can modify or customize the design further, maintaining the original author’s copyright.

Enjoy free WPElegance2Col WordPress Theme .

13 comments on “WPElegance 2 Column WordPress Theme

  1. Nice looking theme, the featured content section combination looks a bit out of sync. You could have given the grey color for complete width of the featured and included the 2 arrows inside it. This is just my suggestion, over all great theme.

  2. Thanks Nirmal…Your suggestion is noted and yes it could be changed easily…

  3. Nice theme – I see they have mentioned it on weblogtoolscollection.com.

    Congrats on a well designed theme 🙂

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  5. great theme…

  6. Awesome theme! Special Thanks techbliss..


  7. There is an issue on my website:

    Fatal error: Only variables can be passed by reference in /www/users/net160.com.cn/wordpress/wp-content/themes/wpelegance2col/functions.php on line 416

    Would you tell us how to solve it?



  8. @linda

    Replace line 416 in functions.php of the theme i.e.
    $comments_by_type = &separate_comments(get_comments(’post_id=’ . $id));

    with these two lines and save:

    $comments_for_post = get_comments(’post_id=’ . $id);
    $comments_by_type = &separate_comments($comments_for_post);

    I checked for the error: “Only variables can be passed by reference php error” in google and i found a lot of articles on this. for eg:

    Interesting post and not sure why it does not happen on all versions as it seems to work fine on my php versions.

  9. Great theme, thank you! I installed this theme for a friend, and she loves it as well. However, the feature post section isn’t working as expected. Instead of appearing in the featured box, the first feature post is in the box and the rest of the posts are posted below it over top of the regular blog entries. Basically they aren’t working within the box and they don’t slide when you press the arrows. We haven’t touched any of the files at all, simply installed the theme and set two test posts to feature. It’s a brand new install, so there are no additional frills yet. Any ideas on how to fix this?

    Thanks for your time.

  10. Do you use any other javascript based plugins?

  11. I am having the same problem as Toni above. I have two posts listed as “featured” and they are being displayed vertically, instead of horizontally, with the 2nd post running into the main page. I just installed your theme yesterday and a few made few simple changes in the sidebar. Thanks in advance for your help!

  12. I have exactly the same problem as Toni. The only plugin I use is Akismet, so no Javascript as far as I can see…

  13. The problem is with the Jquery included in wordpress 2.8. Will soon release an update to the theme by including the latest Jquery files and ignoring the ones in WordPress Core, as i am not sure when WordPress 2.8.1 will be released or whether this will be corrected there.

  14. We just installed the theme on our group blog at the language center at UC Berkeley, and really like the clean design. But I’m wondering how I can pull a certain category of posts (say, the most recent 10) as one tab of the tabbed sidebar. I’ve tried enabling code for this but my PHP skills are limited. Any suggestions would be very much appreciated! Thank you.

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