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Mesocolumn – Responsive Free WordPress BuddyPress Theme

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Mesocolumn is a blog, magazine, community and eCommerce free WordPress theme. You can choose a blog style layout or featured category magazine grid layout for homepage. The Theme is built with semantic HTML5 and CSS3 for modern browser. With the responsive layout, it will look good in any mobile device such as android phone, iphone or ipad. On top of that, the theme also support popular community WordPress plugin, BuddyPress and popular ecommerce WordPress plugin, WooCommerce. Need to setup forums? No worry, the theme also support WordPress Forums plugin, BBPress.

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Excellent Free WordPress Theme for Multisite

With the built-in theme options to control logo, favorite icon, colors, headers, background and many more features, it is a best compatible and suited theme for anyone running a WordPress Multisite. You can let your network users choose their own colors, fonts, headers and backgrounds according to their choice to customize their site.

With over 600+ Google web fonts to choose from and unlimited color schemes to play with. User can brand their own site with the logo and favorite icon uploads in theme options.

Want to built a Community?

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With the built in support for BuddyPress, you can setup instant community website using this free WordPress theme, no tweak or customize to template needed.

Want to sell your own products?

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The theme also support WooCommerce and JigoShop WordPress Ecommerce Plugin. With a customize grid based product layout with distinct short description, get those orders running in no time!

Using Adsense and Advertisement Banner

If you need to monetize your site, this free WordPress theme comes with built-in advertisement placement options such as 728×90 or 468×60 leader-board banner in top header, medium and large rectangle banner in right sidebar, single post top and bottom.

Each Category with own colors

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The theme had built in category color options which you can setup each category own unique colors. Let each of your category had it own distinct colors.

v1.6+, color options is in wp-admin->posts->categories->your category->edit category->select color. same goes for tag etc. for page, when create or edit page, there’s a add color metabox in right top side.

Built for Mobile and Desktop

Truly one of the best responsive free WordPress theme today. With its responsive mobile friendly design, its compatible with devices like Desktop, Tablet, small phone, i-Pad, iPhone, and Android Phones too. Try resizing your browsers to see different layout option.

People Love this Free WordPress Theme

I’m using Mesocolumn for designing my website as a delivery system of my lessons. Thank you, Richie KS, for creating this theme for us. You help not only me but also my students. I’ve also appreciated your quick response and great support.

Huriken

User at WordPress.org

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The best theme there is if you need a theme that works well with BuddyPress. Especially if you need widgets exclusively for the BP-pages. Highly recommended.

Janebletz

User at WordPress.org

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I’ve used this theme for a Faq site. Perfect. An now on a new Forum website underco. with bbPress. No problem, no troubles. We’ve done some work in php for our needs, and the child-theme works.
OK with any new version of WordPress, and so with the theme.
So, 5 star 🙂

Alessandrarossi

User at WordPress.org

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Themes looks very nice and also responsive (no need to worry on mobile optimization!). There are a lot of features worth using as well. Thanks!

Motionape

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I have always loved the freedom to choose what I do with my theme without all the coding complications and payments. This Theme is by far the best!

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For more testimonial and reviews, go to the theme’s WordPress.org reviews page.

Here’s the theme full list Features

– BuddyPress, BBPress, Jigoshop and WooCommerce Ready.
– Page Templates for blog with excerpt, blog with full content, full width, sitemap and links.
– Logo and Favorite icon WordPress core built-in.
– 700+ Google Web Fonts with Font Previews to choose from.
– Color Options for each Category.
– Unlimited Color Choices for navigation, sidebar, footer and links.
– Featured Category Grid or Blog Layout in homepage.
– Unlimited Sidebar Featured Category Widgets.
– Google or any embed advertisement code in header, sidebar, post loop and single post top and bottom.
– WordPress Built-in Custom Header, Background and Menu Supported.
– Schema markup support *can be disable or enable.
– Custom widgets such as Featured category, Most Commented and Recent Comments.
– Localization Ready ( mo and po file inside language folder ).

Schema markup, addthis social sharing, social counter, twitter and flickr feed widgets are now under Social Jet WordPress Plugin

Don’t believe me?, check out the live demo in top right.

Mesocolumn How to (FAQ)

1. Using script code without shortcoder
For security reason, script type code is disable in theme options. to enable it read faq.txt
2. How to add Left Sidebar?
Download this zip and upload to wp-content/, if you already had meso-custom-functions.php in wp-content/, just copy paste the code into it.
3. Replace mobile menu with 2 dropdown mobile menu from previous version?
update to latest mesocolumn v1.6.5.1 via themes. download this zip
http://cdn.dezzain.com/1/2016/11/meso-dropdown-mobile.zip
and unzipped it, and upload the ‘meso-custom-functions.php’ into ../wp-content/
*if meso-custom-functions.php already exist, copy paste the code into it.
the double dropdown mobile menu should showed instead of mobile menu. clear cache etc first.

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1.6.5.1
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Version 1.6.5.1

- update to same version on wordpress reposity trac

Version 1.6.5

- tested with WordPress 4.4.1
- tested with PHP7 and reconstruct custom functions
- customizer now fully supported
- updated Google web fonts listing
- remove theme options. now using customizer api setting
- remove category color options. now on posts->category or taxonomy->edit category color
- remove page color options. now on edit page->page color option
- remove get_theme_option(), using faster setting query with get_theme_mod()
- remove 'sidebar banner setting' in new customizer setting
- remove dropdown mobile menu and added new mobile custom menu
- fixed image alt did not follow image alt text options in media setting
- fixed post author link with space in url
- fixed homepage featured category messed up if slider did not show up
- fixed top header advertisement shortcode issue
- new option for text count in homepage featured category
- new option to enable and disable first image grab for featured thumbnails
- new option separating article and breadcrumb schema options
- new custom post type multi widget
- new faq.txt

Version 1.6.4.1

- fixed woocommerce function error after updated to woocommerce v2.3.2

Version 1.6.4

- replace TEMPLATE_DOMAIN language string to theme slug 'mesocolumn' for theme submit guideline
- separate responsive css with style css
- fixed margin error for left and right in larger browser size
- add ins background transparent style to remove yellow background
- featured slider with post ID now support all custom post type
- cache categoy color for query optimization
- updated superfish js and css to latest version
- added font weight for font options
- added thumbnail, medium or large featured image option for blog and archive list
- added default blog or magazine style for blog post
- added image size option for featured category homepage
- added options to enable or disable built-in schema.org markup
- added options to enable or disable responsiveness

Version 1.6.3

- added microformat for Google snippet test passed
- fixed ads right widget shortcodes issue

Version 1.6.2

- Tested compatible with WordPress 3.8 and latest BBPress, BuddyPress, Woocommerce and Jigoshop
- added thumbnail and medium choice for featured category widgets
- added rtl style support
- added featured slider height options
- fixed buddypress random group function error bug
- fixed theme options->general reset bug
- fixed comment_template inside child theme issue
- validate HTML5
- update fontawesome to latest version and remove from theme. use netdna cdn source instead
- fix spelling error for advertisment.php file
- Right advertisement block and sidebar tab are now sortable via widget
- remove custom-functions.php in theme and moved to wp-content. read faq.txt

Version 1.6.1

- added tabbed for theme options
- optimize database save options into array with register_setting() for lesser db query *need to re-save all options
- replace h1 with h2 in archive/index page for seo purpose.
- logo and fav icon upload disable, now use full path url save instead.
- Remove/disable script insertion in theme options for security reason. Read FAQ #11 how to use script with shortcodes
- skip version 1.5.8 - 1.6 for theme review revision

Version 1.5.7

- Tested compatible with WordPress 3.7 and latest BBPress, BuddyPress, Woocommerce and Jigoshop
- Fixed language string not working in theme options
- Edit featured category option using category id to fix none-english and latin greek character slug bug
*you may need to resave the featured category in theme options
- Fixed missing BBpress login widget in Firefox
- Added support for jigoshop ecommerce plugin
- new option: disable or enable shop custom grid style
- Added 4 more Homepage Featured Category to total of 10
- Added category color support for woocommerce or jigoshop category
- removed front-page.php
- moved custom.css to wp-admin->appereance->custom css

Version 1.5.6

- remove remaining schema.org markup for header,sidebar and footer
- fixed homepage featured category with '&' in category name
*you may need to resave the featured category in theme options
- re-edit theme footer credits

Version 1.5.5

- moved custom.css to theme root for easier editor edits
- redefine functions prefix
- new option: control excerpt word count
- new option: editable read more text
- new option: hide and show comment close notice
- new option: related post count
- new option: enable or disable archives header

Version 1.5.4

- removed none gpl subtle background image *did not have any use in theme btw
- change theme footer credits link
- home featured category count now controlable via theme options

Version 1.5.3

- skipped version *ignore

Version 1.5.2

- removed addons folder and schema.php *both are now plugin dependable
- added 2 more featured category for homepage
- change featured image alt for better seo purpose

Version 1.5.1

- tested compatible with latest BuddyPress 1.8.1
- add compatibility with WordPress MU Sitewide Tag Imported Featured Images
- replace get_the_title with the_title_attribute in title html for images and links

Version 1.5

- starting from v1.5, addons folder will be in separate download to meet the requirement of theme submission in wordpress.org theme reposity.
- a simple download and drop the addons folder into theme will activate all the extra features

Version 1.4.4

- fixed missing google analystic in theme options
- fixed minor navigation css error

Version 1.4.3

- tested with WordPress 3.6+ and 3.7 bleed
- templating changes *clean install required - you need to delete previous theme and replace with the version (do not copy paste into current theme version)
- all extra component and features are now under addons folder *to pass theme guideline submission
- added addthis publisher id options
- update google web font list to latest

Version 1.4

- tested compatible with latest WordPress 3.5.2 and BuddyPress 1.8
- moved wp_enqueue_script() call to footer
- added option to enable WordPress breadcrumbs
- update twitter api functions
- added option to disable built-in Facebook Open Graph
- added 'page color options' similiar to 'category color options'
- fixed ie8 featured grid error
- update fancybox to latest version

Version 1.3

- update twitter widget and social counter with twitter api v1.1
- add global twitter dev api key and token setting in theme options
- remove lightbox rel in comment text

Version 1.2

- use category id string to store category color options
- fixed reset in category color options

Version 1.1

- follow Theme Unit Test Guideline
- fix buddypress sidebar
- theme check passed
- add child theme support

Version 1.0

- new release

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  1. Hello, I installed this theme and I really like it.
    But it seems like it does not include responsive.css and mine won’t be mobile layout.
    Is responsive version optional?

    Public CommentUserHello, I installed this theme and I really like it. But it seems like it does not include responsive.css and mine won't be mobile layout. Is responsive version optional?
    • please take the time to check wp-admin->customizer, there’s option in misc to enable to disable responsive.

      Member of DEZZAIN.COMAdministratorplease take the time to check wp-admin->customizer, there's option in misc to enable to disable responsive.
  2. one of the best themes at wordpress

    Public CommentUserone of the best themes at wordpress
    • thanks manish, if you got time, you can rate them in theme wp repo.

      Member of DEZZAIN.COMAdministratorthanks manish, if you got time, you can rate them in theme wp repo.
  3. I have a problem, when I add an entry and that entry I want to appear on the main page, appears, but the brief description, not just the image and title. Why is this happening? Where can I fix the problem?

    Public CommentUserI have a problem, when I add an entry and that entry I want to appear on the main page, appears, but the brief description, not just the image and title. Why is this happening? Where can I fix the problem?
    • you need to resave customizer->homepage featured category->design and layout->excerpt count->edit this to any number and saved so it ger refresh.

      Member of DEZZAIN.COMAdministratoryou need to resave customizer->homepage featured category->design and layout->excerpt count->edit this to any number and saved so it ger refresh.
      • Yes, I did, and if they appear to me, but only the image and the title, the short description and the more read I appear

        Public CommentUserYes, I did, and if they appear to me, but only the image and the title, the short description and the more read I appear
      • Hey, thanks, I just had to raise the number.
        Another question, how can I add a slider in the home as it is in the template?

        Public CommentUserHey, thanks, I just had to raise the number. Another question, how can I add a slider in the home as it is in the template?
        • its also can be set in customizer.

          Member of DEZZAIN.COMAdministratorits also can be set in customizer.
          • Thanks for ur help!!

            So, how i can active the Related Posts?

            Public CommentUserThanks for ur help!! So, how i can active the Related Posts?
          • customizer->general->posts->related post->enable it

            Member of DEZZAIN.COMAdministratorcustomizer->general->posts->related post->enable it
  4. Hi, thank you for this theme but a have a problem.

    I am setting a featured image, its zooming in homepage slider. I don’t want this. How can ? fix this?

    Thank you again.

    Public CommentUserHi, thank you for this theme but a have a problem. I am setting a featured image, its zooming in homepage slider. I don't want this. How can ? fix this? Thank you again.
    • add this to customizer->general->custom css

      #custom .jdGallery .slideElement {-webkit-background-size: auto; -moz-background-size: auto; -o-background-size: auto; background-size: auto;}  
      Member of DEZZAIN.COMAdministratoradd this to customizer->general->custom css
      • Thank you,

        I fix this with your help but I changed with;

        #custom .jdGallery .slideElement {-webkit-background-size: 100% 100%; -moz-background-size: 100% 100%; -o-background-size: 100% 100%; background-size: 100% 100%;}
        

        🙂

        Public CommentUserThank you, I fix this with your help but I changed with; :)
  5. Hi Richie,
    I am happy to apply your theme to my website. By the way, how to change thumbnail of related post, so it would not be zoomed in?

    Public CommentUserHi Richie, I am happy to apply your theme to my website. By the way, how to change thumbnail of related post, so it would not be zoomed in?
    • open lib/templates/related.php edit this code, there’s one on top and one at bottom

      <?php echo dez_get_featured_post_image($thepostlink, "</a>", 250, 250, "aligncenter", "thumbnail",dez_get_image_alt_text(),the_title_attribute('echo=0'), false); ?>

      edit thumbnail to medium

      Member of DEZZAIN.COMAdministratoropen lib/templates/related.php edit this code, there's one on top and one at bottom edit thumbnail to medium
  6. hello! thank you for responding! The notification went to my spam folder 🙁 lol…but I tried the code and it didn’t work…please the theme is so beautiful and works perfectly for my site but the font everywhere is too small and I nave no idea what to do…when a person replies to a comment it is so tiny…if it were any smaller, it wouldn’t be there…

    sorry, i was trying to get back to my original post but the thing was yelling at me…I am trying to increase the font size for the menus and the pages in general I guess…

    this is the code you gave me:

    #custom .sf-menu a { font-size:1.2em;}

    Thank you so much

    Public CommentUserhello! thank you for responding! The notification went to my spam folder :( lol...but I tried the code and it didn't work...please the theme is so beautiful and works perfectly for my site but the font everywhere is too small and I nave no idea what to do...when a person replies to a comment it is so tiny...if it were any smaller, it wouldn't be there... sorry, i was trying to get back to my original post but the thing was yelling at me...I am trying to increase the font size for the menus and the pages in general I guess... this is the code you gave me: Thank you so much
    • so just kidding! i removed the {[css] things and it worked…sort of..It increased the overall menu font but not the um…slide down menu font…:/….not really sure what to do with that…also I am attempting to adjust the css for the members page for buddypress following these directions

      https://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/how-to-create-a-custom-buddypress-members-directory/?mksi=b&utm_expid=3606929-94.SWGkQ9hyQQGxJNtgEiBgWA.1&utm_referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2F

      if you have better directions i am completely okay with that…these worked but only partially and I have no idea where to go from there and so i am attempting to trouble shoot…I can’t get the member directory to align to 3 to a row. I also want to remove the member update text as its just in the way taking up space…
      please ;)….

      Public CommentUserso just kidding! i removed the { things and it worked...sort of..It increased the overall menu font but not the um...slide down menu font...:/....not really sure what to do with that...also I am attempting to adjust the css for the members page for buddypress following these directions https://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/how-to-create-a-custom-buddypress-members-directory/?mksi=b&utm_expid=3606929-94.SWGkQ9hyQQGxJNtgEiBgWA.1&utm_referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2F if you have better directions i am completely okay with that...these worked but only partially and I have no idea where to go from there and so i am attempting to trouble shoot...I can't get the member directory to align to 3 to a row. I also want to remove the member update text as its just in the way taking up space... please ;)....
      • afraid this a customization question, the theme itself did not have this ready. the dev tutorial should have this cover, however when adding their css try add #custom before like their css sample

        #custom #members-dir-list img.avatar {
        -webkit-border-radius: 50%;
        -moz-border-radius: 50%;
        -ms-border-radius: 50%;
        -o-border-radius: 50%;
        border-radius: 50%;
        -webkit-box-shadow: 0 1px 0 #fff;
        -moz-box-shadow: 0 1px 0 #fff;
        box-shadow: 0 1px 0 #fff;
        }
        Member of DEZZAIN.COMAdministratorafraid this a customization question, the theme itself did not have this ready. the dev tutorial should have this cover, however when adding their css try add <strong>#custom</strong> before like their css sample
    • if its for sub menu try this

      #custom .sf-menu li li a { font-size: 11px !important; }

      you’ll need to adjust the size yourself.

      Member of DEZZAIN.COMAdministratorif its for sub menu try this you'll need to adjust the size yourself.
  7. Where can we find faq.txt to see how to enable script as I want to use google ads on that.

    Public CommentUserWhere can we find faq.txt to see how to enable script as I want to use google ads on that.
    • in wp-content/themes/mesocolumn/faq.txt

      Member of DEZZAIN.COMAdministratorin wp-content/themes/mesocolumn/faq.txt
  8. Hi Richie,

    Could you advise on how to insert the advert banner on the right sidebar? Is my site eligible to insert them? If yes, the default size banner in the theme option does not seem to fit right. What would be the recommended size to insert?

    I have been trying many ways/ size of banner but it just does not shows up except for those seen currently on the site. Thank you.

    Public CommentUserHi Richie, Could you advise on how to insert the advert banner on the right sidebar? Is my site eligible to insert them? If yes, the default size banner in the theme option does not seem to fit right. What would be the recommended size to insert? I have been trying many ways/ size of banner but it just does not shows up except for those seen currently on the site. Thank you.
    • best fit 300px width banner, it can be 300×250 or 300×600, the ad placement did not support script, please read the faq.txt on using plugin for scripts or added functions.php extra code.

      Member of DEZZAIN.COMAdministratorbest fit 300px width banner, it can be 300x250 or 300x600, the ad placement did not support script, please read the faq.txt on using plugin for scripts or added functions.php extra code.
  9. I’m setting up our new community forum using your MesoColumn theme with bbPress plugin.

    As you can see on our home page (http://faq.newfrontiersvillage.org), there are no right or left margins, and in some cases the text flows outside of the screen view. I would like to add margins so that the forum, subforum, topics, etc. all have space between the text and the edge of the view.

    Any help will be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks!

    Public CommentUserI'm setting up our new community forum using your MesoColumn theme with bbPress plugin. As you can see on our home page (http://faq.newfrontiersvillage.org), there are no right or left margins, and in some cases the text flows outside of the screen view. I would like to add margins so that the forum, subforum, topics, etc. all have space between the text and the edge of the view. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
    • looks fine to me, i’m on 1280px screen. can’t do anything if you’re on 1024px screen, the container will not resize unless it mobile 768px, something in between is not really optimize.

      Member of DEZZAIN.COMAdministratorlooks fine to me, i'm on 1280px screen. can't do anything if you're on 1024px screen, the container will not resize unless it mobile 768px, something in between is not really optimize. <img src="http://cdn.dezzain.com/1/2016/12/screenshot-faq.newfrontiersvillage.org_.png" alt="" />
      • Thanks Richie KS. I am on an older monitor but mistakenly assumed ‘responsive’ would have accounted for that. I understand about the 1024px screen.

        Thanks for checking right away and for your quick response.

        So far, I’m enjoying the ease with which I am able to set up and customize the forum on this theme.

        Cheers!

        Public CommentUserThanks Richie KS. I am on an older monitor but mistakenly assumed 'responsive' would have accounted for that. I understand about the 1024px screen. Thanks for checking right away and for your quick response. So far, I'm enjoying the ease with which I am able to set up and customize the forum on this theme. Cheers!
  10. Hi Ritchie,

    I’m encountering a problem with the right sidebar.

    On the home page, it shows just fine with the widgets.

    But on the forums (bbpress) and topics pages, it’s not showing.

    What am I doing wrong?

    Thanks!
    Cate

    Public CommentUserHi Ritchie, I'm encountering a problem with the right sidebar. On the home page, it shows just fine with the widgets. But on the forums (bbpress) and topics pages, it's not showing. What am I doing wrong? Thanks! Cate
    • bbpress had different set of widget. did you set widget item in wp-admin->appeareance->widgets->forum sidebar widget?

      Member of DEZZAIN.COMAdministratorbbpress had different set of widget. did you set widget item in wp-admin->appeareance->widgets->forum sidebar widget?
      • That worked! Thank you so much.

        Happy New Year ;-}

        Public CommentUserThat worked! Thank you so much. Happy New Year ;-}
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