Glassical: A Free WordPress Theme

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Today we are glad to release Glassical — a free professional WordPress-theme created by Abdullah Ibrahim2. This theme was designed with the main focus being on typography, clean look and simplicity. Hopefully, you will be able to use it in your projects or at least use it as a foundation for your next projects. The theme is released especially for Smashing Magazine and its readers.

Download the theme for free! Link

The theme is released under GPL. You can use it for all your projects for free and without any restrictions. Please link to this article if you would like to spread the word. You may modify the theme as you wish. The theme supports the WordPress 2.8 nested comment system and it is also customized for the WP Pagenavi plugin. Also, Cufón is used for embedding the Nevis font into the theme.

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Screenshots Link

Below you’ll find more screenshots of the theme. You can click on an image to see the enlarge version.

“Filed under” and “Comments”-section Link

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“Categories”-section Link

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Design of a <blockquote> Link

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Thank you, Abdullah! We appreciate your work and your good intentions.

We are regularly looking for creative designers and artists. You may not know it yet, but we might feature you in one of our upcoming posts.

If you want to release a high-quality free font, a WordPress-theme, some wallpapers or an icon-set, please contact us13 — we would like to support you.

You may be interested in the following free WordPress-themes as well:

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  1. 1 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/images/glassical-wordpress-theme/glassic-fullpreview.png
  2. 2 http://www.symmetricweb.com/
  3. 3 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/images/glassical-wordpress-theme/glassic-fullpreview.png
  4. 4 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/images/glassical-wordpress-theme/glassic-fullpreview.png
  5. 5 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/images/glassical-wordpress-theme/post-preview.png
  6. 6 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/images/glassical-wordpress-theme/glassical-wordpress-theme.zip
  7. 7 http://glassical-blogger-template.blogspot.com/
  8. 8 http://bloggerfaqs.blogspot.com/2009/11/glassical-free-blogger-template.html
  9. 9 http://dcing.net/theme-release-post
  10. 10 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/images/glassical-wordpress-theme/post-preview.png
  11. 11 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/images/glassical-wordpress-theme/glassic-fullpreview.png
  12. 12 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/images/glassical-wordpress-theme/glassic-fullpreview.png
  13. 13 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/contact/index.php/form
  14. 14 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/09/08/agregado-a-free-wordpress-theme/
  15. 15 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/08/08/infinity-a-free-wordpress-theme/
  16. 16 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/07/16/wordpress-fun-a-free-wordpress-theme/
  17. 17 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/08/05/fervens-a-free-wordpress-theme/
  18. 18 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2007/12/21/dilectio-a-smashing-wordpress-theme/
  19. 19 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2007/09/07/smashing-freefont-and-wordpress-theme/

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  1. 1

    This is why i love you.

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  2. 2

    Awesome, awesome theme.
    Thanks!

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  3. 3

    Cool theme!

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  4. 4

    it looks just okay…. not very cool

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  5. 5

    Floris Fiedeldij Dop

    November 7, 2009 1:30 pm

    Looks great. We’re setting up a quick CMS and this certainly will help with the pretty-enough look of things.

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  6. 6

    Thanks for this. Is awesome.

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  7. 7

    Holy crap. LOVE it! LOVELOVELOVE it! <3

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  8. 8

    Good theme. Anything free is good.

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  9. 9

    Awesome theme. Thanks SM!

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  10. 10

    I really appreciate that you guys give this things away for free, and this is beautiful as always…
    but is there anyway we could get some for Drupal? It seems there is more of a dire need for Drupal themes then WP (even if it’s less popular) because there are less good ones out there…

    Thanks SM!

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  11. 11

    Wow – simple themes really are the best. Thanks for this!

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  12. 12

    I like the theme but it looks like Twitter-inspired theme. The color scheme and layout looks like a Twitter blog to me.

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  13. 13

    Loving it!

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  14. 14

    Awesome! I’m going to convert it to blogger template and link it back to you guys. hope you don’t mind. Great stuff..

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  15. 15

    awesome theme !

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  16. 16

    Awesome theme. Loving it!

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  17. 17

    Love it, clean crisp lay-out. An excellent starting point for developers, but also great for people who are just looking for a simple theme.

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  18. 18

    Not bad… looks like Twitter.

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  20. 21

    Hi ! Great theme, thx u very much !

    Can you help us with Cufon and iso-8859-1 collation ? I can’t display accentued character with the default file of cufon in the theme.

    And very thx for u works

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  21. 22

    Nice! Super good starting place for a simple clean theme, that’s not just black and white.

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  22. 23

    GREAT THEME!!!!!
    LOVE YOU GUYS!!!!!!

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  23. 24

    Awesome theme, thanks <3 !

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  24. 25

    It’s very simple and nice theme.

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  25. 26

    (SM) Thank you, Ben! The file is corrected already! Please download the new version.

    This is a nice clean theme, I like it. Though it has a few validation errors out of the gate (9) The good news, it only took 3 fixes to correct them.

    1. In the sidebar.php file there is an erroneous closing h3 tag for an opening h2 tag (above “archives”) I think

    2. Then also in sidebar.php the ad image does not have an alt attribute.

    3. Then in header.php there is also a missing alt attribute for the rss icon in the main nav bar.

    Thanks for the theme. :)

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  26. 27

    Edit: 1. In the sidebar.php file there is an erroneous closing h3 tag for an opening h2 tag (above “archives”) I think

    (SM) The file is corrected already! Please download the new version.

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  27. 28

    hot glass :-) I like its simplicity

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  28. 29

    Amazing! Great! I haven’t words… :-D

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  29. 30

    Really fantastic work, love it!

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  30. 31

    Thank you everyone for liking the theme. Its a great pleasure listening people praising your work :).

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  31. 32

    How do I deactivate Cufón? It does not work with other characters than english.

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  32. 33

    @Martin,

    In the footer.php on lline 18 you will find
    Cufon.replace(‘h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6’);

    Delete this line and you’re done.

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    @Martin > Open /glassical/footer.php in your text editor

    1. Comment or delete lines 13 (cufon-yui.js) and 14 (nevis_700.font.js)
    2. Comment or delete line 18 (call to cufon.replace() function)

    That’s it ! You will have default police on title and others special characters you need.

    You will note have Nevis font, but it’s the price for the moment to display titles with special characters. I’m waiting help on Cufon to solve this probleme by another way. I have just delete the problem, i’m not solving it ..

    You can see results here (i have another probleme with Disqus but i will work on it) :
    http://www.taggle.org

    Thx SM !

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  34. 36

    Nice article and theme, I gave a remark on themes website.

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  35. 38

    It’s simple & elegant…

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  36. 39

    naaaiiiiceeee…

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  37. 40

    Simply amazing.

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  38. 41

    SIMPLE, CLEAN, USEFUL, COOL…
    Thanks guys!!

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  39. 42

    Hi,

    nice work is it UTF-8 compatibel ?

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    • 43

      As told by sid on above comments,

      Open /glassical/footer.php in your text editor

      1. Comment or delete lines 13 (cufon-yui.js) and 14 (nevis_700.font.js)
      2. Comment or delete line 18 (call to cufon.replace() function)

      That will make it UTF-8 compatible.

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  40. 44

    Hi,

    Some of my comments are missing. How do I get it back?

    For example in this link:

    http://testi.iluvislam.com/aduan/

    it should have 191 comments but only one comment left.

    Hope anyone could help :)

    tQ

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  41. 46

    nice one! simple could be good!

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  42. 47

    converted it to blogger on chethstudios . net guys :) do check out and download. credits go to smashingmagazine for such a neat theme.

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  43. 48

    Hey great theme, thank you. However, it looks awful in IE6 & IE7 (didn’t test IE8) as well as in safari. BTW I only viewed the theme from the demo link on those browsers.

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  44. 49

    Thanks for this new Freebie Theme, is really awesome!! :D

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    the real bob dole

    November 8, 2009 10:36 pm

    I don’t see what the big deal is about the theme. Yes it’s simple and clean. But is it “awesome” or “wow, I’m stunned” ? What makes it so?
    Also, the use of the word Elegant is getting slightly overused when talking about design, yes?.

    Me shrugs.

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  46. 51

    Nice Work Abdullah keep it up!

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  47. 52

    Hi Abdullah,

    great Theme. Very good work. But I have a slightly problem. If I try to comment a post I get a blank screen and the comment is not saved. My WordPress-Installation is in the subfolder /wordpress. If I copy the WordPress-Folder and files to the Root-Directory all works fine.

    Anybody knows this problem?

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    • 53

      I had the same problem and was able to fix it. I’m not sure if this is the cleanest way but here goes…

      my blog was in a subdirectory, ie mydomain.com/blog. On line 67 of comments.php inside the theme i changed

      to

      I’m not sure if you can do the same with subdomains but it works for subdirectories.

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  48. 54

    Am i wrong or is this theme not IE6 compatible?!

    THX anyway. Like it a lot!

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    • 55

      Hi Mike,

      I think this is time when we should ditch this IE 6. Being a developer, I find it very hard to make a website very hard that is compatible with all IEs.

      Only broken websites can make users upgrade to IE 7 or 8..

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  49. 56

    this is a cool template…I liked it so much that I converted it for blogger…http://bit.ly/4tI98

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  50. 57

    I’ve just fixed a few bugs reported by users, please download the latest fixed theme from
    http://www.smashingthemes.com/downloads/glassical.zip

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