Color Paper: A Free WordPress Theme

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Today, we are glad to release Color Paper: a free professional WordPress theme, created by the DreamTemplate team. This theme aims to combine visual appeal with clean typography and vivid design elements. It was created especially for Smashing Magazine and its readers.

Download the theme for free!

The theme is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License (details of the license). You can use the theme freely for all of your projects, without any restrictions. However, it’s forbidden to sell or redistribute the theme without both the designer’s and Smashing Magazine’s permission. Please link to this article if you would like to spread the word. You may modify the theme as you wish, but if you are planning to release your modification, please ask our permission first.

Showcase of the theme

Here are some detailed screenshots of the theme:


Feature block at the top of the layout, with a style switcher on the left-hand side


List of articles on the front page


Comments styling


Sidebar styling (upper part)


Sidebar styling (bottom part)

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  1. 1

    Nice theme!
    Soon I let my free wordpress template dissolve you.

    Gerwin
    Stedio.nl

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  2. 2

    Thanks for the theme.

    I do have a question though. I’m trying to teach myself css and i really want to pick this bad boy apart. Is there a way to view these php files in dreamweaver from my computer. I don’t really want to put them on my server I just want to see any changes I make to it.

    Great post. Didn’t mean to highjack it :S

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  3. 4

    Sweet theme. I think I might use this one in the future.
    Thanks!

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  4. 5

    Hello, a really really beautiful theme there.

    Anyway I can obtain the PSD source for this?

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  5. 6

    @yeah: Your best option would be to install WAMP (or MAMP on OS X) and then install WordPress on localhost, then install your theme on that. Then you could just go to http://localhost/ on your machine to test it out without uploading it.

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  6. 7

    Vitaly Friedman & Sven Lennartz

    October 30, 2008 3:57 pm

    @Adam: we just sent an e-mail to the designers. We hope they’ll share the PSD with us.

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  7. 8

    Very cute.

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  8. 9

    Hi, nice theme, thank you.

    How do I get the “read more” function to work? If I have a long post at the top it overflows into the lower sections and messes up the layout.

    Thanks

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  9. 10

    hot, i was going to do the torn paper thing on my upcoming blog though.. now I don’t want to look like a copy cat

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  10. 11

    @Adam – You control that through your normal WordPress admin. There is a “read more” button you can click to insert a read more tag in your Post controls when you’re writing a post.

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  11. 12

    I concur with Adam the first! Lovely theme, and a PSD would make me squee. I’d be so grateful for the chance to peek under the hood of a nice theme.

    Well, staring at the php is technically “under the hood” but not quite as immediately visual as seeing some nice layers. :)

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  12. 13

    awesome thanks so much guys, this is a little ripper

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  13. 14

    its awesome.

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  14. 15

    Nice theme.

    But why a “Share-alike” license, if I am “forbidden to sell or redistribute the theme without both the designer’s and Smashing Magazine’s permission” and to release a modification, I need ask your permission first?

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  15. 16

    this theme is really beautiful especially the background but fell weird that we can only change * Home * About * Contact * Extras color .

    http://Www.iHaCK.ASIA

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  16. 17

    @yeah – maybe you can install Apache like XAMPP and test ride it before loading up your server – Cheers http://www.haobam.com

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  17. 18

    As usual, another great free wordpress.
    The .PSD would be great.

    Great work guys.

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  18. 19

    This theme has a great look but when I installed it on my blog, it breaks the how blog look. The featured post breaks how my latest post look and it breaks the whole view and consistency of my blog(Image 1). I have a sideblog widget in my blog, this theme also breaks it(image 2). Also RSS button is at the bottom of the side bar. I think that’s not a good practice when you want more subscribers to your blog. There are some other formatting problems. I think it’s better someone can put the fixes to those problem. It’ll help new users to tweak there blog to work with this nice looking theme.

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  19. 20

    WOW! Amazing Theme!!!!!

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    superb! what will be in the future? smashing magazine & designers are rocking!!!

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  22. 23

    Excellent theme. Can’t wait to use it.

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  23. 24

    I’m definitely going to use it!! thanks for sharing!!

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  24. 25

    nice theme…. thanks

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  25. 26

    I tried this on 1900×1200 res and it looks great! THANKS!

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  27. 28

    Awesome! I like the date tabs at the end of every posts.

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  28. 29

    all those great themes in the past are very stylish and are really outstanding. as a daily visitor of sm i have to say im very thankfull and happy to get such great designwork for free.

    what i miss, on nearly every theme that was released in the past is – a great archive page.
    all designers were concentrated in the layout and the look of the first page. i think a perfect view in a archiv ( archive-page ) is needed too. what do you think?

    my english isn´t the best, please excuse me :)

    i would rather use a nice styled archive page then a flickr plugin in the mainpage. i would rather use a lifestream plugin then twitter alone….

    but this work is smocking hot and i really really love it. aggregado is still the best. thx you ftl and thx sm

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  29. 30

    Nice theme ! Looks very good.

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  30. 31

    I like it! Nice idea & fresh inspiration – thanks!

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  31. 32

    That’s good lookin’!
    But boy, is it huge: almost 1.5 MB to load for all the stuff. Maybe you can try to shrink the images a bit more.

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  32. 33

    I thought all WordPress themes are released under GPL license – WordPress authors didn’t make a license exception for themes or plugins. There was a long discussion about this on several blogs and conclusion was that you can create and use a theme without having to release it under GPL (because GPL applies only on distribution) but if you want to sell or release a theme, you need to stick to that license. Of cource, this doesn’t apply to design/artwork.

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  33. 34

    mantab gan!!!

    good job! i love this one!

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  34. 35

    This is beautiful! Thank you!

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  35. 36

    I like it, especially the “featured block” with the color changer. What irritates me a little bit is the large blue block/stripe in the background… Just an opinion, don´t hit me! ;-)

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  36. 37

    Superb. I can see a lot of influences over here… and the combination is, like I said, Superb!

    in 2 weeks half of the blogs will be dressed with this theme.

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  37. 38

    @Danillo Nunes

    Why should you be able to sell a theme someone has kindly offered for free?

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  38. 39

    Katherine Navarro

    October 31, 2008 5:59 am

    I installed the theme but I’m getting this error -
    Call to undefined function the_title_attribute() – referring to line 6 on index.php

    Can anyone help? I’d really like to get the theme to work on my blog. Thanks.

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  39. 40

    wow… thank you.

    It really helps checking out the code and see at how cleanly pros develop themes.

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  40. 41

    Whoa – great looking theme! Good job!

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  41. 42

    well put together and a great theme…thank you very much for this!

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  42. 43

    beautiful,
    News about psd file?

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  43. 44

    PSD file is being uploaded as we speak :)

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  44. 45

    Thats a good thing isn’t it ;) The featured Item isn’t really a featured item – its the latest item. The size for that is a little too small, since most blogers use a few images on the top – makes things look nice.

    Please try to increase the height of the feature post div.

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  45. 46

    Skylor Matthew Werden

    October 31, 2008 12:03 pm

    I wish I knew how to turn this into a tumblr theme!

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  46. 47

    I love Smashing Magazine :) Perfect Theme. Thanks

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  47. 48

    Fantastic Theme! I’m wondering if anyone else has had issues with the following: 1) Search Results – My search results page has a broken layout and major validation errors. 2) Archives Page – I don’t see any post titles or links to read the full posts. Only some of the content is shown. Are these my issues, or can anyone weigh in? The demo link produces the same result for me. I’m using WordPress version 2.63.

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  48. 49

    Agreeing to Dan

    Really love this design. But things need major lookups.

    Search page is.. a mess
    Category Archives posts does not have Post Title

    Have no tried to validate either pages, can someone add ?

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  49. 50

    Ehab you have a point. Where is the Search form this theme? But theme is very nice :)

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  50. 51

    Ok, I just had to put the theme down (very bad of me)

    Too buggy to put in the main blog. I tweak a fix for the “Category Archives posts does not have Post Title”

    Add after line 31 ( div class=”post” ):

    <h3 id="post-"><a href="" rel="bookmark" title="Permanent Link to ">

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  51. 52

    @Ehab – Thanks for verifying that the problem is not isolated.

    The theme isn’t really usable “as is” with its broken search and archives templates. However, I think the design and layout is superb. The theme’s options are a bit clunky as well; I would use widgets instead, but the CSS styles for widgets need some attention (don’t try to insert a search widget, or use a list item that wraps to the next line). IE6 fares surprisingly well with this theme, though there are issues with transparency.

    My wish list would also include a search form and an RSS feed icon at the top right. This is a potentially high-quality theme. I hope it turns into one!

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  52. 53

    potentially high-quality – You bet !

    I love the design – big time. But as you mentioned, a few fixes are needed here and there. And then we come in, adding more glue to it.

    By the way, the png images are quite bulky. Is that normal ?

    I will stop thinkng of ie6 issues. IE6 users does not deserve to see good looking websites !

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  53. 54

    I love this theme very nicely made!! Thanks

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  54. 55

    It’s a shame, really, that most wordpress themes are so bland and uninventive. Design-wise, I mean. They are basically all the same, with a few good exceptions but that’s it. It’s practically impossible to find something to work upon outside premium themes.

    Still, SM manages to provide us with dozens of extremely good and incredible themes from the hundreds covered here :P This is not the case, IMHO…

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  55. 56

    This is another great looking theme. Probably the best one so far along with the Dilectio theme.

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  56. 57

    Mmm, are the problems going to be fixed or should I go about trying to do it myself :) ?

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  57. 58

    Great WP theme very superb.

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  58. 59

    I like the way you do it guys there. I believe that you must have a pretty much of nice template submissions :)

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  59. 60

    Hello, great looking theme, but the “Tabs” are not properly working, when I choose “Comments” or “Featured” nothing happens. How can I fix this bug?

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  60. 61

    @Rob

    I’m not want to sell this theme, but, according to this post, apparently I can’t redistribute it free and I can’t launch a modified version of it without first talking to the author. So they disabled totally the “share-alike” part of the license. This can be confusing for some. Would be easier to choose a “no derivative works” license.

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  61. 62

    thank a lot

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  62. 63

    wow, really nice theme, lovely design, I’ll definitely try it out.

    Thank you very much for this.

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  63. 64

    @liam “PSD file is being uploaded as we speak :)”

    Where can we get it?

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  64. 65

    I am not going to worry about the licensing part. This is a pure work of art (on the UI part..) and if I designed it I would not want people to make a few “changed” and distribute it.

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  65. 66

    Very very nice!!! This is one cool theme.

    My ajax tabs did not work like one of the posters said above but after I upgraded to wordpress 2.6.2+ it worked without issues for me. And they look pretty cool ;)

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  66. 67

    yeahhh! great theme

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  67. 68

    Is the psd file uploaded yet?
    I can’t find a link to it.

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  68. 69

    cooool design!!! :|o|

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  69. 70

    Any chance we can get that PSD? Would love to play around and see if I can’t get the style switcher to change the background in a couple other places as well. :-) In particular the blue stripe across the back – part of main-back.gif

    Thanks for the style though!

    Cheers!

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  70. 71

    fantastic!

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  71. 72

    Cool theme!
    Thanks SM so much! :x

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  72. 73

    thanks for this theme…..

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  73. 74

    FreeThemeLayouts.com

    November 3, 2008 5:02 am

    * Search page & archive page bugs fixed.
    * Inbuilt Search & Archives section added to sidebar
    * You can re-download the wp theme to get the most updated version

    * PSD files now available for download. (See above)

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  74. 75

    Thank you very much guys at FreeThemeLayouts and SmashingMagazine!
    I can now play and edit with the PSD source.

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  75. 76

    Wow.. this is just.. awesome..

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  76. 77

    Really .. this is a great design….

    I’ll try to convert this into Joomla template.

    Thank you so much!!!!!!

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  77. 78

    I am currently using the design and LOVE it. Currently, though, I’m using the Archives function as its own page. How do I go about removing Archives from the sidebar?

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  78. 79

    An awesome theme! Its really nice to see some great professional freebies out there. Great for learning and seeing what is possible.

    @Chris
    Was wondering how to test out WordPress locally on my Windows machine. Didn’t expect to see a solution so readily available here, but I’m glad I did. Thanks!

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  79. 80

    Great theme but bugs persist. I have search and archives showing up twice in my widget bar (or show up once on the main site when I REMOVE them completely from the widget bar under WP Design settings)!! The first post still overflows when too much content is added. I hope this theme is still actively developed since it can’t be used with all the bugs….

    Very creative though.

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  80. 81

    Not working on WordPress 2.7 beta 1
    Fatal error: Cannot redeclare get_comments() (previously declared in /home/bodek/public_html/test/wp-includes/comment.php:178) in /home/bodek/public_html/test/wp-content/themes/colorpaper/functions.php on line 37 :(

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  81. 82

    Really .. Nice theme…

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  82. 83

    @Matt – The PSD is now in the original post, just below the live demo link. Thanks.

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  83. 84

    I love this great theme, but it does’nt work correctly on my site… It can’t show the sidebar correctly by archive or search (hope i’m clear because i don’t speak a good english)… Sidebar disapears in the bottom of the blog !! I have tried a lot of solutions : nothing works !!!

    Hope you’ll have a solution… Thanks and kisses from France !

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  84. 85

    The problem can be “Evermore” Plugin…???

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  85. 86

    This is a wonderful theme, but I have a few problems with it. :-(

    I am running WP 2.6.3 and I also changed the sidebar.php as advised in the readme.

    But still the ajax-Box titles only link to # and another thing is that the featured post on top of the page is too long for the div. It does show and so do the tabs in the source code but the links on the title of the tabx only point to # :-(

    What do I have to change to have the two problems solved?

    Thanks a lot for your help and of course thanks for this really great looking theme :-)

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  86. 87

    I’m also having the issue “BoDeK” covered in comment 81, I’m running 2.7-beta2-9571 (which as of the time I write this comment, is the latest nightly build of the 2.7 Beta.)

    Any ideas as to what is causing this issue? This is my favourite theme as of now, but not being able to use it is… a downside.

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    I’m currently using this great theme right now at my blog (www.lylesantos.com). Overall, I am very happy with it except for one thing.

    I tried adding a Google Analytics code and a Technorati code (to claim my blog)… the code was successfully added but can’t be crawled (detected) by Google and Technorati.

    I tried inserting the code in the header, footer, main index, sidebar… still unsuccessful. Anyone here had the same experience?

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  89. 90

    I really like this theme, it’s creative and different from the usual themes you see. I am just beginning a new blog, so I installed WordPress then installed this theme. It does not work with IE6…the sidebar gets pushed down, the content does not stay at the top. The more posts you have the worse it moves the content down.

    Although it does work ok in Firefox, because the entire right sidebar disappears to the bottom of the page after a few posts in IE6, I cannot use it. I may try to tweak it myself, but I wanted something quick and easy to allow me to spend more time on the content.

    Very nice looking theme…but could have used more browser testing before release…IMHO.

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  90. 91

    Alright, I worked through the IE6 issues…just wondering, has anyone been able to get the style switcher to work?

    I really love the look of this theme! If I could fix the style switcher it would be perfect for me! :)

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  91. 92

    It’s awesome! But I have the same problem with the sidebar, it just gets push down. Any solution? Thanks for sharing :D

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  92. 93

    Hi! I’ve fix the ‘featured post’ area in this colorpaper theme. You may found the ‘featured post’ area have problem with long post. Check the solution here; http://aizuikmal.com/2008/11/wordpress-theme-colorpaper-fixed-version/

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  93. 94

    Hi thank you,

    As LiviaCH

    I am running WP 2.6.3 and I also changed the sidebar.php as advised in the readme.

    But still the ajax-Box titles only link to # and another thing is that the featured post on top of the page is too long for the div. It does show and so do the tabs in the source code but the links on the title of the tabx only point to # :-(

    I have the same problem, please help!

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  94. 95

    I’ve tried what Aizu made to fix the featured post, but it doesn’t work for me. So I’ve made a trick. I’ve added this line
    php echo strip_tags(get_the_excerpt()
    instead of the content () in the index.php file and it works fine. You can see it at my blog Miss Lunatic

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  95. 96

    I’ve tried what Aizu made to fix the featured post, but it doesn’t work for me. So I’ve made a trick. I’ve added this line
    php echo strip_tags(get_the_excerpt());
    instead of the content () in the index.php file and it works fine. You can see it at my blog Miss Lunatic (www.misslunatic.es)

    I forget to say that there’s still the problem with the sidebar for IE6 users. Any help?

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  96. 97

    I had by-passed the problems i met !! And i’m now using (See it here ) this great theme with a lot of pleasure !! Want to thank the authors for that good job !!

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  97. 98

    buen theme, me gusta mucho, gracias por tdodo

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  98. 99

    Hi there,

    I wish to release a Drupal version of Color Paper.

    You can use the theme freely for all of your projects, without any restrictions. However, it’s forbidden to sell or redistribute the theme without both the designer’s and Smashing Magazine’s permission.

    However, I’ve tried e-mailing the authors and Smashing Magazine, but I have not received any reply from them.

    Whats the point of stating this when they don’t reply to e-mails?

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    Didou, what did you do to solve the problems?

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  101. 102

    In IE7, the link bar across the top of the page extends right across the main-top.gif image. But in Firefox it does not.

    Can someone tell me how to make the link bar only extend to the width of the link??

    Example: view http://www.thestub.ca in both IE7 and Firefox and look at the Home/About menu bar.

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  102. 103

    This theme is now available for Drupal.
    Visit my blog at http://kahthong.com/color-paper-theme-for-drupal

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  103. 104

    Super fly theme!

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  104. 105

    This theme doesn’t work with wordpress 2.7 RC1, it appears this:

    Fatal error: Cannot redeclare get_comments() (previously declared in /home/andandos/public_html/wp-includes/comment.php:180) in /home/andandos/public_html/wp-content/themes/colorpaper/functions.php on line 37

    Anyone knows how to make work this theme?

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  105. 106

    so… is there a fix for IE7? It doesn’t seem to render correctly…

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  106. 107

    Marco, for WP 2.7 :

    Open the file colorpaper/functions.php and delete (or comment) lines 23 to 37


    function get_comments($limit = 7, $stops = 65) {
    global $wpdb;

    $getcomments = $wpdb->get_results("SELECT * FROM $wpdb->comments WHERE comment_approved = '1' ORDER BY comment_date DESC LIMIT 0,".$limit);

    foreach($getcomments as $thecomments) {
    if ( strlen ( $thecomments->comment_content ) comment_content;
    } else {
    $comment = substr($thecomments->comment_content, 0, strrpos(substr($thecomments->comment_content, 0, $stops), ' ')) . '...';
    }

    echo 'comment_post_ID).'">'.$thecomments->comment_author.' said '.$comment.'';
    }
    }

    Nice theme !

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  107. 108

    Thanks Matthieu !!!

    Color Paper Is a great theme!

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  108. 109

    Matthieu:

    Thanks, now the color paper theme works fine in wordpress 2.7.

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  109. 110

    Hello, despite fix from Marco, i still get an error for WP 2.7

    unexpected T_STRING in /home/n0c0d3/public_html/blog/wp-content/themes/colorpaper/colorpaper/functions.php on line 29

    Could You please help ? It’s a wonderful theme !!

    Thx
    Mau

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    I just created a new wordpress 2.7 “coltrane” using mysql5 database. Uploaded Color Paper theme all in the correct directory. When I go to activate the theme in worpress console I get this error;

    Fatal error: Cannot redeclare get_comments() (previously declared in /homepages/20/d151840617/htdocs/baku/wp-includes/comment.php:180) in /homepages/20/d151840617/htdocs/baku/wp-content/themes/colorpaper/functions.php on line 23

    Can anyone please help me resolve this issue?
    Thanks so much!!!

    Nevermind,

    Thanks to Matthieu, IT WORKED!!!

    Renat

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  112. 113

    Great!

    Thank’s Matthieu, now everything works fine with Colorpaper.

    a.

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  113. 114

    Coud someone post the 2.7 fix to pastebin? It seems to have been corrupted in the comments of this blog.

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  114. 115

    To fix this theme for WordPress 2.7, just wipe out lines 23-37 in the function.php file. See a full description at My Blog. Good Luck.

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  115. 116

    Thank you mercutiom

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  116. 117

    Hi all,
    despite the problems most of you are experiencing, when i upgraded to 2.7, my site simply show a white page both external side and administration side. Correcting as mercurtion and other before suggested will resolve this issue?

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  117. 118

    Thanks for the 2.7 fix, works great now. :D

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  118. 119

    I have the same problem as Sconfinare. When I click on a theme in the admin panel, it shows the blank (white) preview. And when I activate the theme, only white pages, both admin and front, are shown. Any tips for solving this?

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  119. 120

    If you are having issues with the blank white screen when previewing the theme, or you have activated the theme and are left with a blank site, the problem is likely that you have uploaded a theme with a nested directory. For example, you may have unzipped then uploaded the entire contents of the colorpaper download. But note that the colorpaper directory contains a readme file, a screenshot and ANOTHER nested colorpaper directory which is the folder that actually contains the theme files. You need to make sure that this nested colorpaper directory is the one that is placed at the root level of the themes directory, it cannot be nested.

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  120. 122

    My client ozge.issiz.org started using it. Thanks guys.

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  121. 123

    is there still no fix for ie7? please help

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  122. 124

    I’m a little confused with what you guys say on this page and what I read in the CC license page, so could you please clarify? I see this template has been ported to blogger already, but I wouldn’t wanna use it on my blog if it’s not ok. The links back to Smashing Mag and the author of the template were both kept in the footer, so this is how I found you guys. So, as long as I keep these links on my footer, crediting both Smashing and the original designer, is it ok for me to use this template on my blog, even thought it’s not a WordPress blog? OMG, please say it’s ok! I’ll credit both, GLADLY, in bold type. Thank you!

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  123. 125

    god job :) i like the way it’;s a bit messy :)

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  124. 126

    Amazing for a free theme.Thanks for sharing

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  125. 127

    Vitaly Friedman & Sven Lennartz

    January 17, 2009 9:32 am

    @Lucy (#126): the theme is free and you can certainly use the ported version of Blogger for your site.

    @all: the theme was updated, now it’s compatible with WordPress 2.7.

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  126. 128

    Great theme, but there is a big issue with IE6!!!

    As said before, in IE6 the sidebar is pushed down… under the end of the content!

    Some people said that they founf the solution to that!
    Can someone share it, please?

    Thanks

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  127. 129

    Can anyone help in getting the Flickr Photostream to show up? Do I need to add a widget or something? I can’t seem to get it to work …. PLEASE!!!

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  128. 130

    i have the same problem with flickr. it doesn’t show up!

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  129. 131

    god job :) i like the way it’;s a bit messy :)

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  130. 132

    Excellent! Eξαιρετικό (in Greek Language)! Can somebody tell me if it’s compatible with WordPress 2.7 ???

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    Ok sorry, i didn’t see the upper post.

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    i think the theme is great overall but I’m having trouble customizing it.

    The Archives, the Search Box and the RSS Feed button are all “always on” by default. I can’t switch them off and they don’t show up as active widgets (activating any of them makes them double up). This isn’t a massive problem with Search or RSS but the Archives are going to really stretch the pages out once I’ve imported all my Blogger data. How can I get rid of them without messing things up?

    Also, the Color Switcher is a nice touch but how do I change a colour? Alter the default colour? Or, better yet, just disable the Switcher?

    Using WP 2.7 by the way.

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    @Johh: I don’t understand your problem, but I guess you can modified the sidebar. And related to the switcher, it only changes the buttons, don’t worry about that :)

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    Hi guys,

    Does anyone have a solution to the IE6 style issue? my right menu seems to go all the way down.

    Thanks!
    AJ

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    I wondering why the Ajax Tabs doesn’t work..
    I’m using the WordPress Coltrane 2.7, the ajax tabs has shown but it doesn’t work.

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    Wow! Thanks a lot!

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    The theme is not working correctly in IE6. The sidebar goes all the way down. Can anyone suggest a solution?

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    WOW thanks so much for this design. I have been searching everywhere for just the perfect one and I LOVE THIS! Check it out on my school blog :) thanks again

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    Matthieu you rock! thanks for the solution!

    check here for the working solution

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    I’m using wordpress 2.7.1 and most everything seems to work fine. However, its seems that I’m also getting the sidebar pushed down the page when viewed in IE6. Any solutions for this?

    Also, anyone trying to use a sticky post with the color paper theme? It’s not displaying correctly for me. Any help is appreciated!

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    I’m not sure exactly what the author intended, but I put together a quick blog post outlining how to fix the sidebar “ajax” tabs. It’s simply a matter of including a bit of javascript to fix the color press ajax tabs.

    Enjoy!

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    The problem of the right sidebare being pushed down is created by the button you have to insert. When you insert it, the sidebare gets pushed down, when you don’t insert it the text of the first post is running over the text of the second post. etc..

    anyone got a solution for this?

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    This theme is great。i like it

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    I just translate this theme in French, you can download here => http://www.wpthemes.ch/2009/04/07/color-paper-theme-original-avec-un-magnifique-design/

    Thanks a lot for this theme, it’s very nice !

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    I can’t get how to display the AJAX tabs, the theme did not display them by default and there is no option either to display them in the panel too. I am using WP 2.7.1
    I know this sounds noobish, but a little help would really be appreciated.
    Thanks.

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    Beautiful theme, but is there a German translation out there?
    Thanks a lot!

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    I too cannot get the Ajax tabs working, nor the built in flickr feed thing. I am using WordPress 2.7.1. Can someone please post a solution to this? Cheers.

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    Can’t get the flickr stream to show and ajax tabs won’t work either.

    WP 2.7.1 …. any help?

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      hello,i used this theme for my blog, and think that it’s looks great !but i want to show full post on a Main page can u help me with it ? What kind of code change to do this ?

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    Thanks alot man

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    I love this template! I uploaded it to my current Blogger blog-www.eatliveshop.com- the other night and it shows up as shown above when I’m signed into Blogger but looks very different on other people’s computers. Most of the time my readers are seeing just a beige/grey background and there are no layers or wood background. Please HELP!!!

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    I have modified this theme and completed it with complete personalization of colors. Header, footer all buttons and pretty much everything changes colors accordingly. Besides that I modified fonts, added tag cloud to the sidebar and things like that.

    I’d like to know if I can let users download the modified version of the theme from my blog. I have the below text in the footer with a link to this website (Design based on: colorpaper by smsahing magazine)

    Please let me know.

    Thanks,
    Ramesh

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    Very Beautiful!

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    First of all, many thanks for the great-looking theme.

    To echo some of the issues highlighted above, when a content “overlaps” another on the main page – just edit index.php, and change the_content(”) into the_excerpt(”)

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    Hi, the live demo is pointing to a different layout

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    I have never read something like this :)

    I am going to bookmark this article for future use.Thanks for this.I used to go to this Rapidshare Search Engine for downloading games, music, movies, softwares, songs before :D

    How did you get this information friend ??I dint read it anywhere else LOL

    Thanks.

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    Nice theme. Unfortunately it does not work under WP 2.8 …

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    Hi there I installed this theme and customized the graphics. The one thing that doesnt seem to work for me though is displaying posts as summaries. It shows them as full posts and part of the blog post gets cut off in the footer. But when you click on the post link, it displays correct. Is there a place in the code I can fix this?

    Here in the site.
    http://www.capturelifeworkshop.com

    Thanks and this theme is awesome.

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    Anthony Hernandez

    December 25, 2009 7:19 am

    Did anybody ever find a fix for the featured content?

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    The download link doesn’t work.

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    Yeah – the download link is broken… PLEASE FIX IT!!! :(

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    this may be a dumb question, but i can’t seem to sign in now that i’ve signed out. what am i missing here? my blog is mediachopsuey.blogspot.com

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    the link to ‘download the theme’ doesn’t work :(

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    For anyone having problems with Flickr Photostream widget:
    In Color Paper Options, you have to write your flickr ID not nickname. For me, not “koubic10″, but “53050837%40N05″. I know one way how to get it, maybe there’re more ways: Go on http://www.flickr.com/badge.gne and get a Photostream HTML code. You’ll see your real Flickr ID in the part with <script src=”…user=XXX…”>

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    the download link is not working

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    Many are nice ones but some are outdated.

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    the link to ‘download the theme’ doesn’t work :(

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    It would be really great from your part if you would add a valid download link and a valid live preview for this theme, because it looks pretty nice.

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    I wondering why the Ajax Tabs doesn’t work..
    I’m using the WordPress Coltrane 2.7, the ajax tabs has shown but it doesn’t work.

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    Links don’t seem to work, I want to try it, looks awesome!

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    Anybody have psd file????

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    The links for download seems all dead. Please re-up for us!

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    Thanks for free theme

    Chempro

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    I am unable the source file, please give proper link.

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    I cannot add plugins with this theme… Is there a way to do it since there is no “Add New” button on the plugin menu?

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    Amazing template of wordpress. And special thanks to admin for the theme.
    Expecting to get more and more theme for the new word press content management system.
    Again Thanks

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