Kontrast

v 1.0.0

A solid responsive high resolution magazine & blog theme. With slide-toggle sidebars you are in for a great viewing experience on any device.

Free
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Downloads so far: 5050

Toggle fixed-width sidebars

The primary sidebar is always kept at a neat 300px. The secondary is 220px. Both are always rendered after the content in the code, no matter layout.

Related posts & post nav

Motivate your readers to explore more articles on your website with related posts and links to previous and next article.

Featured story or slider

Show your most recent post in large size on the frontpage, or select a featured category to pick stories from. 0-10 featured articles can be shown.

Boxed layout

Want a boxed layout style instead of full-width? It’s one click away in the styling options.

Footer & header ads

Prepared footer and header widget areas for leaderboard ads can be enabled.

Standard post style

Don’t want the 2-posts per row style? Enable the standard list style instead.

More Features

But wait, there is more!

100% High resolution

Awesome sharpness on retina screens and other high resolution devices. No compromise anywhere.

Ultra responsive

This theme will scale down beautifully from a full hd resolution down to a low resolution mobile phone.

Extensive styling options

Set any of unlimited accent colors for the theme and other specified areas in seconds.

Post formats

Easily show video, audio, image and gallery sliders with the most used post formats available.

Almost zero images

With Font Awesome, CSS and a modern flat look this theme manages to load only a few images total for the whole layout, depending on layout choice.

Unlimited widget areas

There is no limit to how many widget sidebars you can create. Each widget area can be assigned to a unique page, post or standard WP sections.

0-4 Footer widget columns

Use anything from no footer widgets all the way up to 4 columns. A personal favourite is 3 columns for good space on all devices.

Set the website max-width

You choose how wide you want your website to be via the admin panel. With a neat numeric slider, it’s one click away.

Social links

Easily add your own social links to your header and footer. Use any of 605 icons. Set a unique color for each if you want.

Font selection

Choose from a list of some good-looking fonts supplied via Google Fonts. Latin Extended and Cyrillic options included.

Flexible layout options

Set sidebars to the left or right on any post or page. You can also specify for home, single, archive, category, search and error 404 pages.

Integrated share counts

Sharrre is inlcuded which gives you high-res share buttons and counts for each article. Not a fan of social media? Just disable them.

Backend theme options

Great customization ability directly from the theme options panel without having to touch any code at all.

Good SEO

The markup is search engine optimized to allow the best possible result for your website.

Straightforward code

A WordPress theme code structure that is easy to work with. No layer upon layer with bloated code.

Custom built widgets

Includes widgets to display responsive video, tabbed content, post lists and other neat features.

Custom logo upload

Upload your own custom logo with a few simple clicks. No logo yet? Use the standard plain-text option.

Custom page templates

Page templates for things such as a childpage menus are included. The layout options are many.

Cross-browser support

Compatible with the latest versions of modern browsers - Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera and IE8 or 9+.

Localisation support

Translate into any language you wish using the included .po/.mo files. Everything you need to get started.

OptionTree framework

Fully integrated OptionTree, a fantastic theme options framework that is easy to work with. Created by Derek Herman.

Full child theme support

The theme has been built with child themes in mind. All functions and files are pluggable and easy to work with.

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91 Responses

  1. Al says:

    Awesomely different theme, thanks!

    Questions:
    how to set the gray text as ‘What’s New?’ on the sample above the feed?
    how to set the ‘editors pick’ and ‘what’s hot’ in the sidebars as in the sample? Is this an extra widgets pack?

    I can’t find both of them here.

    Have a great time!,
    A

    • Alexander says:

      1) Theme Options > Blog > Subheading
      2) For What’s Hot, use AlxPosts widget with most commented posts. For editor’s pick, create a featured category and set it to show in the AlxPosts widget.

      • Al says:

        Many thanks, great!

        Actually I planned to buy Magaziner theme today, but discovered Kontrast, and will use this for the startup period with not so many posts, then move to Magaziner because I love it’s premium look.

        Still by far the best themes on the market, cheers!

        ps, ALX Tabs and Single-Scrollable Share Bar both have a minor issue, the tabs of the ALX tabs are invisible, and the social icons of the share bar disappeared only the number of shared are shown, see my site. What can this be? Already tried reinstalling etc.

      • Darius says:

        I just wonder how-come featured category name is not displayed in your demo example next to the editor’s pick?..

  2. Al says:

    Question, where can I find some explanation about Theme Options > Social Links eg. Title, Icon name fa- and icon URL etc. are this links to my social accounts, and how to connect them? Honestly I understand nothing of this. Are this the icons that appear in the right side of the header?

    Thanks, Have a sweet weekend!
    Al

    • Alexander says:

      It’s the links that appear in the right side of the header and footer, correct.

      • Al says:

        Aha I see, unfortunately this section of the theme options is totally unclear and still no idea how to set this up.

        Best regards,

  3. Hello Alexander! It’s an amazing theme, thanks!

    I’m currently editing a site that will open soon with this theme and I’m just having a little trouble:

    I use and like a lot of the Plugin “Magee Shortcodes” it had a great result in others sites and themes.
    In “Kontrast” (and Typecore too) there are no problems on posts or anything, but the pages are something like compressed even at its maximum width. When I disable the plugin, the page returns to normal width (max).

    I know that there is some incompatibility problem but don’t know where to move. I really liked your themes, so I didn’t want to change.

    Thank you!

  4. Sharad says:

    I am facing an issue while using kontrast theme.
    When i activate kontrast theme , i got 5, 6 warnings above the header.

    I like kontrast theme and don’t want ti switch to any other theme. Is there any way to sort it out .

    You can check the problem live at bestpowerbankreview.com

  5. Artur says:

    Hi Alex, your themes are superb. Quick question, do you know how can I remove Featured slider and add bar\menu below header with ?

    thanks

  6. Tomek says:

    I need your help 🙁
    I can’t create social links.
    Notice: Array to string conversion in /home/…/…/…/wp-content/themes/kontrast-master/functions.php on line 304

  7. Marco says:

    Beautiful! How can i use the social links bottom?

  8. SJ says:

    Warning: Illegal string offset ‘background-color’ in /home/totorofire/public_html/wp-content/themes/kontrast-master/functions/dynamic-styles.php on line 230

    Do you know why this pops up at the top? I switched over to your other template temporarily

  9. Artur says:

    How can I make featured slider size as you have in your theme ? When I enable featured slides, it is extremely high. At least 3x higher than yours in the example.

  10. Shabu Anower says:

    Excelent theme. Though your all themes are awesome!
    Thanks for making them free, Alex.

  11. Mayanktaker says:

    Why this theme is not on WordPress.org ? I will have to update it manually when new update arrives. 🙁

  12. Chris says:

    Hey great theme!
    Which font are you using for the Kontrast logo? Is it available on the web?
    Thanks
    Chris

  13. Darius says:

    Hi, Alex.
    First, your themes are just awesome! Actually I have found Hueman and thought I will use it, but now I also consider Kontrast, as well as the Premium ones.
    One question though — is there a possibility to change the date format in the post list displayed by AlxPosts or AlxTabs? As far as I scrolled the code, it is hardcoded… I just would like to use some other format there without doing any modifications…
    Thanks.

    • Tammo says:

      Hi Alex,
      same problem here: I would like to change the overall date format to a “German” one (d. M Y instead of d M,Y). The theme overrides the WordPress settings. Is there a fix or workaround for that?
      Thanks.
      BTW: Your theme is awesome!

  14. Aggelos says:

    Hi! Your theme is great, and i’m trying to configure it enough to meet my needs. I just can see how i can show post from a custom post type in the main page. Can you help me?

  15. LosAn says:

    Hi, Alex. Beautiful theme!
    I got a question: is it possible to show featured image in post content? How to do it? I set featured image for post and it didn’t show up in post page…

    Thanks in advance.
    Best regards!

    • Alexander says:

      Thanks! On the right side when editing the post, select “Format: Image” and the featured image will show up on the single post.

      • LosAn says:

        Thanks for your reply! Is it possible to show featured image for post with “Format:Standard”? Maybe changes in code (in content.php)? With change for “Format: Image” I have to edit all my posts to do it.
        I hope this is possible, because this theme is so wanderfull, that I can’t imagine using other…

        Thanks in advance.
        Best regards!

  16. Rio says:

    Hey Alex,

    How do I fix structured data for the Kontrast Theme. Which area of code do I need to edit so it doesn’t come up as error in Google?

    Thanks!

  17. Hello! I just love your layouts. As i am in the second layout in my blog, and both were from you. Do you have any donation way, as I use freethemes, i’d like to give you some. =) -> My blog is: http://www.demonstre.com

  18. Artur says:

    Hi Alex,
    Quick question, On my old post (created in previous theme) when I click on picture it does pop up and enlarge in new tab. On post created or updated in your theme, when I click on the picture, nothing is happening. Any idea how to fix it or it is by design? See link below as an example.(updated post -some of the pictures enlarge, one which was recently added does not.
    http://vmwaremine.com/2014/09/19/nutanix-network-port-diagram/

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