Free WordPress Theme: Paper Wall


Today we are glad to release the Paper Wall WordPress Theme, an original, beautiful, high-quality WordPress theme, designed by Adrian Lazariuc from Indeziner.com1 exclusively for Smashing Magazine and its readers. The theme has a unique, colorful design that will perfectly fit for your personal blogs and, if customized, can be a perfect fit for a unique magazine-style-blog.

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Download and use the theme for free!

You can use the theme for all of your projects for free and without any restrictions. You can freely use it for both your private and commercial projects, including software, online services, templates and themes. The theme may not be resold, sublicensed or rented. Please link to this article if you want to spread the word.

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Fancy navigation menu:

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“Paper”-effect for the search

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Paper board style for menu sections

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Behind the design

As always, here are some insights from the designer herself:

Paper Wall is the first wordpress theme released by Indeziner and it was created especially for Smashing Magazine. We created this theme as a challenge for us to see if it will be accepted for these great guys and in this way to receive a reputation.

We have created the Paper Wall theme as an alternative to any classic wordpress theme from before. The idea for the design was our daily working desk. As designers we always put things on paper. We draw elements and organize our activities mostly on a simple piece of paper. A designer’s desk is full of writing instruments and sketches and this is why we tried to bring the same layout online.

We wanted to provide you with the possibility to be able to simply activate this theme in WordPress and everything should work just fine. This is why we did not build a lot of features or personalized this theme too much in the idea to be simple to use. This is why it is very flexible and will work with all standard plugins that you may install in the future. All elements can be changed easily and you can personalize your theme as you want.

The header menu is updated automatically with pages you create from WordPress admin area and so is the footer. We used a plugin WP-PageNavi12 for the pagination. Using it is optional and replaces simple WordPress pagination. We were inspired by WebdesignerDepot and WebdesignerWall’s design style.

Thank you very much, guys! We really appreciate your efforts!

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  1. 1

    Thx, Nice Them.

  2. 52

    Hi, since i have use this theme, my wordpress stats not run.
    I don’t see the smile image in my blog page.
    It’s my problem or other people have too?

    p.s. Sorry for my english

  3. 103

    it’s a great looking theme but it’s code it’s wasted. has a lot of errors. you have to code it again :)

  4. 154

    Can you help me for add WordPress Stats?
    Only this not run. Other plugin are ok.

  5. 205

    @ilFrittomisto : did you add the code for the stats in the footer code? Because by changing the theme the code isn’t there anymore. Try to redo all the steps you took when you first installed the stats code.

  6. 256

    @Rox: I use WordPress Stats Plugin. But with this template it not run. I deactivate and activate many times, but don’t run.
    What function use this plugin to add code in page footer?

  7. 307

    It says in the plugin Faq that “your theme must have a call to at the very bottom right before the tag.” Check if that is present, and if it isn’t add it.

  8. 358

    Amazing !.. it’s will be ok if I translate it to hebrew ?

  9. 409

    awesome, thanks

  10. 460

    @Rox: i have found the problem. Thanks for answers!

  11. 511

    Thanks alot.

  12. 562

    super useful. great to have all these wonderful tools under one roof!

  13. 613

    Hey guys, after I applied the theme to my blog, the search box doesn’t work anymore (can’t click or type anything in the search box), is anyone else having this trouble?

    It seems like the wordpress default search box still works if I add it to the widget sidebar, but the one from the theme doesn’t work, can anybody help me with this problem?


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    @Rox: Thanks a lot. I did the same to resolve that.

  15. 715

    Fantastic design, really like it. Thumbs up from me.

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    everytime i add a picture to my posts (more than 5 paragraphs) the text flows round the picture, no matter if left or right, but after one paragraph the content stops for a while until the picture’s height is over and then continues under the picture. how come and how to fix that? see:

    in addition if i set a picture on top of the post there will be no text around the picture at all :/

    can u please help me? thx so much!

  17. 817

    Really nice looking theme. Thanks. :)

  18. 868

    I have this theme working here
    This is the one of the coolest and wonderful theme I have ever seen and used. Many thanks to the creators.

    I just wish that changing the word INDEZINER with tag line (in logo) could be easy than editing it in photoshop, which seems bit difficult for a novice user.

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    I have the same problem with Stefan. I’m using this theme template for my church missions site. Every time when I add a picture to my posts, the text flows round the picture, no matter if left or right, but after one paragraph the content stops for a while until the picture’s height is over and then continues under the picture. How come and how to fix that? Please see: for a clearer picture.

    Can someone please help?


  20. 970

    Is anyone else having a problem downloading the PSD from ? Every time I get to 4.6Mb (out of 11Mb) and then the download dies… Is there an alternate link?

    Thanks, love the theme…

  21. 1021

    there’s still something wrong with my widget, bg images won’t load. what to do? LINK

  22. 1072

    Great Thank you

  23. 1123

    Loved your work I become really a fan.

  24. 1174

    Lovely theme design, thanks for share it

  25. 1225

    fantastic theme

  26. 1276

    Thanks for the theme, i use it on my new Blog :D
    See it on Action on

    I <3 smashing mag

  27. 1327

    Did anyone else get a fatal error when trying to use this theme?

    Fatal error: Call to undefined function: automatic_feed_links() in … /wp-content/themes/indezinerpaperwall/functions.php on line 7

    If anyone knows how to get this working please let me know.


  28. 1378

    Oh, no need – turns out it was user error. WordPress needed to be updated!

  29. 1429

    Great theme! question: Will this work in worpress mu?

  30. 1480

    Fantastic theme. Very nice and colorful design. Can i change Footer.php?

  31. 1531

    I’m a primary teacher and I’m using this beautiful theme in to publish pedagogical activities for children (in Portuguese). Thanks.

  32. 1582

    hy guys!
    great theme, i use it for a school and changed something on the graphics in the header. looks realy nice :)

    but i would like to add a drop down menu for the exitisting site navigation in the header, because the homepage has a bigger structure. any solution or someone can help me, pls? :)

    PS: sorry for my broken english :o)
    you can also contact me via mail:


  33. 1633

    Ola e o tomas.Espero que o professor melhore das suas dores.Beijinhos e abraços,Tomas.

  34. 1684

    I’m trying to figure out how to change the header to show my site’s name. I’ve downloaded Gimp and opened the file, but it’s over my head. Can someone help?

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    Also, does anyone know the name of the font that is used for the site name? Thanks.

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    Wonderful, thanks :)

  37. 1837

    Great theme Adrian! We’ve found a great use for this!

  38. 1888

    I cant install the theme. There are error messages and it says theme is broken. I updated wordpress and still having this problem. Its annoying cause I really wanted to use this awesom looking theme.anybody else with this problem?

  39. 1939

    looks nice, thank you!

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    @natasha April 6th, 2010 1:32 am

    Same problem here :-$

  41. 2041

    I tried to install this theme but it says…

    The package could not be installed. The theme is missing the style.css stylesheet.
    Theme install failed.

    I would love to use this theme if possible. Thanks for any help!

  42. 2092

    Trying to install this theme, but WordPress keeps telling me there is no style.css file. I can see it in the zip folder. Any clues as to what I can do to make WordPress see it?

  43. 2143

    I would like to use this theme and everytime I try to upload the zip file my web hosting service says “The package could not be installed. The theme is missing the style.css stylesheet.” I have the same problem as Kimberly above.


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