Mesocolumn – Responsive Free WordPress Theme for Community
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Mesocolumn is a blog, magazine, community, and eCommerce free WordPress site theme. You can choose a blog-style layout or featured category magazine grid layout for the homepage. The Theme is built with semantic HTML5 and CSS3 for modern browsers. With the responsive layout, it will look good on any mobile device such as an android phone, iPhone, or iPad. On top of that, the theme also supports popular community WordPress plugin, BuddyPress, and popular eCommerce WordPress plugin, WooCommerce. Need to setup forums? No worry, the theme also supports WordPress Forums plugin, BBPress.
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 build a Community?
With the built-in support for BuddyPress, you can set up an instant community website using this free WordPress theme, no tweak or customization to template needed.
Want to sell your own products?
The theme also supports WooCommerce and JigoShop WordPress Ecommerce Plugin. With a customize grid-based product layout with a 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 the top header, medium and large rectangle banner in the right sidebar, single post top, and bottom.
Each Category with its own colors
The theme had built-in category color options which you can set up each category’s own unique colors. Let each of your categories had it own distinct colors.
[notice type=”alert”]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.[/notice]
Built for Mobile and Desktop
Truly one of the best responsive free WordPress themes today. With its responsive mobile-friendly design, it’s compatible with devices like Desktop, Tablet, small phone, i-Pad, iPhone, and Android Phones too. Try resizing your browsers to see different layout options.
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.
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.
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 🙂
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!
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!
User at WordPress.org
For more testimonials and reviews, go to the theme’s WordPress.org reviews page.
Here are the theme full list of Features
– BuddyPress, BBPress, Jigoshop, and WooCommerce Ready.
– Page Templates for A blog with an excerpt, a 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 on the homepage.
– Unlimited Sidebar Featured Category Widgets.
– Google or any embed advertisement code in the header, sidebar, post loop, and single post top and bottom.
– WordPress Built-in Custom Header, Background, and Menu Supported.
– Schema markup support *can be disabled or enable.
– Custom widgets such as Featured category, Most Commented, and Recent Comments.
– Localization Ready ( mo and po file inside language folder ).
[notice type=”error”]Schema markup, AddThis social sharing, social counter, Twitter, and Flickr feed widgets are now under Social Jet WordPress Plugin[/notice]
Don’t believe me? check out the live demo in the top right.
Mesocolumn How to (FAQ)
[accordian_list title=”1. Using script code without shortcoder”]
For security reason, script type code is disable in theme options. to enable it read faq.txt
[accordian_list title=”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.
[accordian_list title=”3. Replace mobile menu with 2 dropdown mobile menu from previous version?”]
update to latest mesocolumn v18.104.22.168 via themes. download this 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.
- update to same version on wordpress reposity trac
- 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
- fixed woocommerce function error after updated to woocommerce v2.3.2
- 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
- added microformat for Google snippet test passed
- fixed ads right widget shortcodes issue
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- skipped version *ignore
- 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
- 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
- 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
- fixed missing google analystic in theme options
- fixed minor navigation css error
- 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
- 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
- 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
- use category id string to store category color options
- fixed reset in category color options
- follow Theme Unit Test Guideline
- fix buddypress sidebar
- theme check passed
- add child theme support
- new release