The Box: a Responsive Free WordPress Theme

The Box is a simple, clean and responsive WordPress Theme. It’s free.
Current version: 1.3.5

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Responsive Web Design

The Box has a responsive web design, to provide an optimal viewing experience on mobile devices.

Custom header, colors & background

You can easily change the primary color of the theme (default is blue), the header image and background, to have a completely new look.

Theme Options

The Box Theme options page offers you to add your Social Network links and share your content.

Cross Browser Compatible

The Box supports all current browsers (Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Opera, IE 8+)

Translation Ready

The Box is ready to be translated into other languages.

License and Changelog

The Box is published under the GNU General Public License.

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Child Theme

Is now available The Box child theme. You can use it to edit and customize your own theme,  without losing your customizations when you update the theme.
Download The Box child theme

About child themes: http://codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes

Why use a child theme: Always use a child theme

 

Donation

If you enjoy my theme, please consider making a secure donation using the PayPal button. Anything is appreciated!

66 thoughts on “The Box: a Responsive Free WordPress Theme

  1. Hi,

    I really like this theme and am hoping to use it for my new blog I’m setting up, however I can’t work out how to get the Facebook, twitter icons etc… you have in your original screenshot for the homepage of this theme, (top right hand corner) – I can only see the RSS icon when I activate this theme on my url – any advice please?

    Thank you – otherwise perfecto!

  2. How to add a custom logo above the nav menu? not the header below navigation.
    Help to remove the text header and tagline and to add a logo image at the top.
    Thanks.

  3. Principio Tudisco says:

    Volevo chiederti, come posso inserire un articolo in una pagina qualsiasi del sito web ??
    Ho provato con alcune guide su wordpress, ma non ci sono riuscito, io sto utilizzando il tuo template thebox , è molto soddisfacente, vi farò sicuramente una donazione.
    Mi saprebbe per favore indicare anche un buon plugin per la creazione di una semplice guida o vademecum.

  4. Mike says:

    Thanks, I like the theme.
    However, no matter what width I make my header image it doesn’t go across the entire page.
    It goes across the content area and just half of the side bar. I’ve tried 960px,1200px,1600px but it never goes all the way across like your example does.

  5. FS says:

    Hi Great Theme! One question is whether the Author name and or gravatar can be add to the Post between the Post Title and circular date icon, If so, how? Thanks!

    • FS says:

      Actually figured out adding the Author and it works awesome! One other question is if there is the ability to add more social media icon option besides FB, Twitter, G+ and Instagram. Some examples, youtube, soundcloud and ustream.

      Really like the clean and responsive setup in this theme

  6. Hello :)
    I really like your theme, and i want to use it for my page. But as a beginner i dont have enough skills to customize it the way i want. Maybe you can help?

    I want to:
    – Remove the right side bar completly
    – Expand the post section to be as wide as the header (expand to take up sidebar space)
    – Move the search field to the right part of the header menu.

  7. Hi,

    Thanks for all you hard work on this theme! I have one question though. By default, each post in my feed has a preview of the first few lines of text, and then a “Read More…” link. Is there a way to turn this off, so that each post is shown in full (already expanded)?

    Best,

    Ian

  8. franks says:

    Hi,

    rly like your clean theme.

    But how to get rid of the “Read more” buttonor atleast howto set it´s limitatons of words mch higher !?

    It cuts of so much and I want to use / display the full content ofmy news.

    I know / think I know it is set in the functions.php:


    function thebox_excerpt($num) {
    global $post;
    $limit = $num+1;
    $excerpt = explode(‘ ‘, get_the_excerpt(), $limit);
    array_pop($excerpt);
    $excerpt = implode(” “,$excerpt).”… ID) .” ‘>”.__(‘Read more’, ‘thebox’).” »“;
    echo $excerpt;
    }

    But what and how tochange this !?

    THX and cYa

    • hi,
      download the child theme,
      copy the file content.php from “thebox” folder to the child theme folder (“thebox-child” folder).
      after edit the new copy of content.php, line 38.

      replace :
      < ?php thebox_excerpt(40); ?>

      with:
      < ?php the_content( ); ?>

      • franks says:

        Hi,

        just did that, but it doesn´t change anything :-(

        do need ot install the thebox-child theme to wordpress ?!
        Ijust unzipped the downloaded file to the themes folder of wordpress.

        oh and the theme folder is called: the-box
        the childfolder is calledm thebox-child

        Please let me knowonce morehow to do this.. I´d really like to have this to work :-)

        As said before, really nice theme !

        • Ian says:

          … although I should add, that I created a child theme using the separate “One-Click Child Theme” WP plugin rather than using your download, as like “franks” I was a bit confused by the exact name of your child theme.

      • Hi, the child theme is broken – it wouldn’t even install until I changed the Template line to read the-box (you had it as thebox).

        Activating the child theme doesn’t inherit the styles from the parent theme, so the whole site looks broken! I’m having a look at it and i’ll post an update if I find it, but I have very little experience with PHP!

        Cheers
        John.

      • Yay! fixed it!

        I made two changes to the style.css contained in the child theme:
        changed the Template reference to “the-box”
        changed the stylesheet link to “../the-box/style.css”

        I’ve created a version with these files changed and a modified version of the content.php file that removes the ‘read more’ link, too (it can always be turned back on in wordpress by writing an excerpt or using the read more option for each post).

        This updated version is stored here on my development server: http://www.jjldev.co.uk/files/thebox-child.zip

        Cheers
        John.

  9. The Box theme support two menus. But only one navigation menu (Primary ) is visible . how to enable the secondary menu and where it will be positioned in the website?

  10. In this theme, I found everything I wanted in a theme! Thank you!

    Would you ever consider adding ‘Status’ as a post format?

  11. franks says:

    Yes would be nice to release the theme with the second menu working + maybe as wll withou the “read more” feature ?!

  12. franks says:

    Hello again,

    may I add that the CSS design is gone when using IE 8,
    I don´t know about the later IE versions though.

    Best regards

  13. Ivan says:

    ciao Fabio,
    il tema è davvero ottimo e funzionale, merita di sicuro una donazione :)

    due domande:

    1. è possibile fare in modo che le immagini in evidenza dei post pubblicati siano linkate in automatico all’articolo stesso?

    2. è possibile impostare in automatico l’immagine in evidenza come prima immagine del post?

    grazie per l’aiuto!

  14. Hi Fabio,

    This is a great theme and Im using it for one of my website. May I ask if how to show the posts in the home page as full text?

    Looking forward to hear from you.

    Thanks

  15. Andreas says:

    Dear Fabio:

    I have recently installed the Box theme for a blog which I am about to start in september. But I have a question and maybe it seems stupid but I do not know how to insert a large foto like in the example. I could not find an option to do this. How can I manage this?

    Thanks in advance
    Andreas

  16. Hello!

    I’m using your them for my wordpress site, I just have a question: How could I translate this them to spanish? Is there any guide that can help me do that? Would appreciate your reply, thanks, and keep it up!

  17. Hi,

    Really lovely theme. I’m setting up a blog but am very new to it all. Would really appreciate any advice on how one can put a logo on the text header above the navigation line? I know this has been asked before, but would appreciate any pointers on how to fix myself.

  18. plus says:

    Hi there,

    glad you are back from your holidays !
    May I ask when you will publish an updated version with all bugfixes of this theme !?

    Please let us now, THX !

  19. Juan says:

    Hi, can somebody tell me how to translate it to spanish? where I must put the .po file?, please help…

  20. Karl says:

    Great work Fabio! I appreciate all the work you put into this theme, I love it.

    Could you point me to where I can customize the menu as described below? I’m not sure which page has the controls for these things.

    Any chance a feature could be added to customize the menu bar more? If I could choose when the menu icon shows up (width setting), choose which side of the navigation bar it goes to (it’s currently on the right), and maybe an option to put a search widget or logo next to it, and leave the color of the navigation bar the same as when the page is on desktop size.

    Thanks again!

  21. Karl says:

    Thanks for all of the great work on this theme! I hope you continue to support it!

    Where can I find the settings to edit the responsive navigation bar? I want to choose when the menu icon shows up on mobile and maybe add a logo to the navigation bar in mobile mode/size.

    Thanks again!

  22. jess says:

    I have downloaded the box theme but would like to change the color of the footer and remove the rss icon in the top? Any tips? thanks!

  23. Tom says:

    Hi, I have translate this theme to Chinese, but I found thebox.pot does not have fully strings, how can I get it, and can you put my translate to theme?

  24. Hi! Love the theme. I’m just having a problem with it being responsive to mobile phones. On phones the social icons display over the top of the tagline. Is there a way to fix this please? Thanks!

  25. Rus says:

    Hi, I downloading One-Click Child Theme plugin and created the the box-child theme. But I got problem with the post length. Original the box theme shows very limit amount of words and the box-child shows full post. I would like to customise post length myself by editing button “more” in specific post area, but the box-child theme ignoring my command/wish. I even after replacing with: still the same.
    Any suggestions how I can customise post length myself?

    P.S. although the box is fantastic theme, thank you for sharing with us.

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