SimpleFolio: A Free Clean Portfolio WordPress Theme

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Today we are glad to release a beautiful, simple and clean portfolio WordPress theme — SimpleFolio, designed by Omar E. Corrales1 and released for Smashing Magazine and its readers. SimpleFolio is a portfolio theme that includes a blog and a very extensive option page that allows you to exclude all your portfolio items from the blog page. It also includes a front page slider.

It has 2 different widget areas and threaded comments, and also supports paged comments and has 2 different page templates for advanced usage. The control of images is done from the post page.

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Download the theme for free!

The theme is released under GPL. You can use it for all your projects for free and without any restrictions. You may modify the theme as you wish. Please link to this article if you want to spread the word.

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Features

Here are some of the features of the theme:

  • CSS-based layout,
  • 2 columns of fixed width,
  • widget-ready,
  • XHTML 1.0 Transitional valid,
  • multi-browser compatibility: tested on Firefox, Safari , IE7, IE8, Chrome,
  • easy to setup, theme options page.

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Front page

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Portfolio

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Portfolio

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Options page in back-end

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Single post, main area

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Single post, threaded comments

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Single post, sidebar

Behind the design

As always, here are some insights from the designer:

I created this theme after getting tired of all the fancy design themes that are very popular now a days, this is a design for people that just need the job done without complicating them selfs. The best use can be either for just someone thats starting to blog or some artist that needs to expose there art.

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

Footnotes

  1. 1 http://Slimmity.com
  2. 2 http://www.slimmity.com/go/simplefolio
  3. 3 http://demo.slimmity.com/simplefolio/
  4. 4 http://www.slimmity.com/go/simplefolio
  5. 5 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/simplefolio/full_preview.png
  6. 6 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/images/simplefolio/portfolio-main.png
  7. 7 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/images/simplefolio/single-post.png
  8. 8 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/images/simplefolio/options-page.png
  9. 9 http://www.slimmity.com/download/SimpleFolio-v1.5.zip
  10. 10 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/SimpleFolio-v1.5.zip
  11. 11 http://slimmity.com/forum/
  12. 12 http://www.slimmity.com/2010/02/free-wordpress-theme-simplefolio/
  13. 13 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/images/simplefolio/front-page.png
  14. 14 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/images/simplefolio/portfolio-main.png
  15. 15 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/images/simplefolio/portfolio-main.png
  16. 16 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/images/simplefolio/options-page.png
  17. 17 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/images/simplefolio/single-post.png
  18. 18 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/images/simplefolio/single-post.png
  19. 19 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/images/simplefolio/single-post.png

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  1. 1

    yipes. Help! After updating to WordPress 3.1 I’m now getting the following plus the slider no longer works:

    Message: ‘this[…].style’ is null or not an object
    Line: 19
    Char: 30711
    Code: 0
    URI: http://www.k2s-today.com/wp/wp-content/themes/simplefolio/js/jquery.js

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    • 302

      How to delete border for the image of this theme. I still get some trouble when modify the css but it can not change it

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  2. 603

    yipes. Help! After updating to WordPress 3.1 I’m now getting the following plus the slider no longer works:

    Message: ‘this[…].style’ is null or not an object
    Line: 19
    Char: 30711
    Code: 0
    URI: http://www.k2s-today.com/wp/wp-content/themes/simplefolio/js/jquery.js

    0
  3. 904

    hi dude, very nice theme, but after updating to 3.1 I’ve the same error as mark and the slider doesn’t work.

    TypeError: Result of expression ‘this[G].style’ [undefined] is not an object.

    any idea, what the problem could be?

    greetzy
    univers

    0
  4. 1205

    hi dude, very nice theme, but after updating to 3.1 I’ve the same error as mark and the slider doesn’t work.

    TypeError: Result of expression ‘this[G].style’ [undefined] is not an object.

    any idea, what the problem could be?

    greetzy
    univers

    -1
  5. 1506
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  7. 2108

    Thanks for such a great theme. It works fine when I m testing it on my localhost but there is one problem that the portfolio page is not showing the list of categories at the top.

    Like how all the categories are being displayed in this demo here and we can select the category we are willing to see.
    http://demo.slimmity.com/simplefolio/portfolio/

    Please help in this.

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  8. 2409

    Thanks for such a great theme. It works fine when I m testing it on my localhost but there is one problem that the portfolio page is not showing the list of categories at the top.

    Like how all the categories are being displayed in this demo here and we can select the category we are willing to see.
    http://demo.slimmity.com/simplefolio/portfolio/

    Please help in this.

    0
  9. 2710

    I’m not a WordPress template developer, but it would seem to me that an upgrade to WordPress shouldn’t break a template.

    In the case of the SimpleFolio Theme, did it break because the developer didn’t follow rules or guidelines when developing the template?

    It’s great that there are knowledgeable people quick to post a fix when something breaks. With this template, would be a bit more hesitant to press the upgrade button so quickly.

    ~Paul

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  10. 3011

    I’m not a WordPress template developer, but it would seem to me that an upgrade to WordPress shouldn’t break a template.

    In the case of the SimpleFolio Theme, did it break because the developer didn’t follow rules or guidelines when developing the template?

    It’s great that there are knowledgeable people quick to post a fix when something breaks. With this template, would be a bit more hesitant to press the upgrade button so quickly.

    ~Paul

    0
  11. 3312

    Hello,

    How do you change the background color of the header? I went into my style.css page and changed all instances of the original color (#e7e7e2) to black, but the header is still the same grey color. What am I doing wrong? Thanks!

    0
  12. 3613

    Hello,

    How do you change the background color of the header? I went into my style.css page and changed all instances of the original color (#e7e7e2) to black, but the header is still the same grey color. What am I doing wrong? Thanks!

    0
  13. 3914

    I tried to install this on a fresh domain and install of 3.1- it won’t install.

    Warning: fopen(/home2/mysite/public_html/wp-content/themes/SimpleFolio-v1.5/style.css) [function.fopen]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home2/mysite/public_html/wp-includes/functions.php on line 4284

    Warning: fread(): supplied argument is not a valid stream resource in /home2/mysite/public_html/wp-includes/functions.php on line 4287

    Warning: fclose(): supplied argument is not a valid stream resource in /home2/mysite/public_html/wp-includes/functions.php on line 4290

    Then it says the stylesheet is missing.

    0
    • 4215

      Hi DJ,

      the error is because the .zip does not contain the theme files at root level.
      Instead they are in a subfolder.
      Solution:

      download the zip and extract
      goto the subfolder with the theme files and create a new .zip
      upload the new .zip to your wordpress install and off you go.

      Best regards,

      dirk adamsky

      0
  14. 4516

    I tried to install this on a fresh domain and install of 3.1- it won’t install.

    Warning: fopen(/home2/mysite/public_html/wp-content/themes/SimpleFolio-v1.5/style.css) [function.fopen]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home2/mysite/public_html/wp-includes/functions.php on line 4284

    Warning: fread(): supplied argument is not a valid stream resource in /home2/mysite/public_html/wp-includes/functions.php on line 4287

    Warning: fclose(): supplied argument is not a valid stream resource in /home2/mysite/public_html/wp-includes/functions.php on line 4290

    Then it says the stylesheet is missing.

    0
    • 4817

      Hi DJ,

      the error is because the .zip does not contain the theme files at root level.
      Instead they are in a subfolder.
      Solution:

      download the zip and extract
      goto the subfolder with the theme files and create a new .zip
      upload the new .zip to your wordpress install and off you go.

      Best regards,

      dirk adamsky

      1
  15. 5419

    This link is broken, please repost the solution for the slider!

    http://billxinli.com/2011/02/24/simplefolio-and-wordpress-3-1-fix/

    The fix for the scroller and WP 3.1.

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    • 5720

      Eduard, did you ever get a response to your question. I am having the same issues with my slider.

      0
  16. 6021

    This link is broken, please repost the solution for the slider!

    http://billxinli.com/2011/02/24/simplefolio-and-wordpress-3-1-fix/

    The fix for the scroller and WP 3.1.

    0
    • 6322

      Eduard, did you ever get a response to your question. I am having the same issues with my slider.

      0
  17. 6623

    I just updated my site to wordpress 3.1 and lost the slider on the home page. Is there a way to get it back?

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  18. 6924

    I just updated my site to wordpress 3.1 and lost the slider on the home page. Is there a way to get it back?

    2
  19. 7225

    I’ve created a “mirror” of the broken link from post 197. You can find everything over here:

    http://db.tt/EFh0esb
    http://db.tt/CJUXQP0

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  20. 7526

    I’ve created a “mirror” of the broken link from post 197. You can find everything over here:

    http://db.tt/EFh0esb
    http://db.tt/CJUXQP0

    0
  21. 7827

    Hi guys, I wanted to tweet this but there’s no quick tweet thing… maybe you could add this to your site x

    0
  22. 8128

    Hi guys, I wanted to tweet this but there’s no quick tweet thing… maybe you could add this to your site x

    0
  23. 8429

    I just attempted to install this theme but it says that the stylesheet is missing. Any suggestions on how to get my hands on the stylesheet?

    0
  24. 9031

    I just attempted to install this theme but it says that the stylesheet is missing. Any suggestions on how to get my hands on the stylesheet?

    0
  25. 9633

    hi sorry im new to wordpress and its themes, can i also add some space(s) for ads with this theme?

    Thank you

    0
  26. 9934

    hi sorry im new to wordpress and its themes, can i also add some space(s) for ads with this theme?

    Thank you

    0
  27. 10235

    Not sure if anyone still needs this info…but it helped me:

    The sub-menu will not show on hover for the home page (I think the portfolio page as well) because of a bad jquery file in the template js folder. Simply update the file with the updated script and voila, it works.

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  28. 10536

    Not sure if anyone still needs this info…but it helped me:

    The sub-menu will not show on hover for the home page (I think the portfolio page as well) because of a bad jquery file in the template js folder. Simply update the file with the updated script and voila, it works.

    0
  29. 10837

    It looks like this theme is not compatible with upcoming WordPress version 3.2 which is in beta version.

    Please fix it. :-)

    0
  30. 11138

    It looks like this theme is not compatible with upcoming WordPress version 3.2 which is in beta version.

    Please fix it. :-)

    0
  31. 11439

    This is Perfect! and exactly what I’ve been looking for, Thank You for creating and sharing this.

    Can I just ask is there a way to disble the cufon and just have normal fonts? and how can I do that.

    Thanks

    Martin

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  32. 11740

    How long until this theme works again?

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  33. 12041

    This theme is seriously the awesomest free wp theme I’ve ever seen, seriously! Thanks for your hard work :)

    0
  34. 12342

    does anyone know how to add phone number on top right corner? I can add a phone number by editing style.css and header.php but I wanted it to be in line with the wrapper and not all the way to the right.

    align to the right makes the phone number goes all the way to the right while adding a margin doesn’t look good when viewing it in different resolution. float right doesn’t work as well, any ideas? thank you

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  35. 12643

    I have just upgraded to WordPress 3.3 and the slider now does not display the images. Can someone let me know what is required to fix this so the image display again? My site is kamran.com.au . Many thanks.

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    • 12944

      I have the same problem with upgrade to WP 3.3 – the slider doesn´t work!

      Nik Cree I´ve see you fix the problem … please help me. Many thanks!

      0
      • 13245

        @Tobias
        To fix the slider you need to do the following:

        In the dashboard, select in the left menu » Appearances » Editor » Page Template (template-home.php)

        then change:

        `$category = get_option(‘sf_portfolio_category’);`

        to:

        `$category = sf_get_category_id(get_option(‘sf_portfolio_category’));`

        and change:

        `$my_query = new WP_Query(‘showposts=’.$slide_count.’&category_name=’.$category);`

        to:

        `$my_query = new WP_Query(‘showposts=’.$slide_count.’&cat=’.$category);`

        This will get the slider displaying correctly again.

        1
  36. 13847

    I cannot download the theme.

    Anyone can share with me please

    0
  37. 14148

    I downloaded the Mirror Version because the regular site is still down but WordPress says the stylesheet is missing. Anyone know how to resolve this?

    2
  38. 14449

    Newbie alert – will someone tell me what the ideal height/width should be for slider images on the home page?

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  39. 14750

    Really nice work! Just wondering if it is possible you can make several portfolio pages? Like one who shows post from “web” category and the other page shows post from “print” category. Is it possible to send the name of the category into $category ? How would that be done?

    Thank you!

    1
  40. 15051

    how i put home-template.php to the index and the blog to a page?

    I had to modify a page and put it to index but idk how. thx for help

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  41. 15352

    You should update this to the v1.6 that was released recently.

    1
  42. 15653

    Thank you so much. Great theme…

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  44. 16255

    Yes sorry there seems to be a mistake, the theme does not come with a contact form. But it does come with the styles for you to add any contact form plugin.

    Sorry for the misunderstanding.

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  45. 16556

    Yes sorry there seems to be a mistake, the theme does not come with a contact form. But it does come with the styles for you to add any contact form plugin.

    Sorry for the misunderstanding.

    0
  46. 16857

    Hey agian. yeah i just checked out using DD Roundies im gona study it and see if i can work it out for my site too :) thanks again for this breakthrough for me lol

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  47. 17158

    I’m getting the same problem alex. Haven’t yet found a solution. Maybe check the support forums?

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  48. 17459

    I had the same issue – you can’t just upload the .zip like with some other themes. Unzip the theme on your computer and find the folder labeled simply simplefolio then upload that via FTP (i.e. NOT via WordPress) to your wp-content/themes folder. You’ll then find the theme in your WP dashboard ready to activate.

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  49. 17760

    How do you upload it? It keeps fails mine.

    Can you help me?

    Thanks.

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  50. 18061

    How do you upload it? It keeps fails mine.

    Can you help me?

    Thanks.

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  51. 18362

    How do you upload it? Mine It keeps fails.

    Can you help me?

    Thanks.

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  52. 18663

    How did you edit your slider that way?? It’s awesome. If you could give me any pointers, that’d be awesome!

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  53. 18964

    thank you so much, not something I would have ever thought of!

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  54. 19265

    THANK YOU SO MUCH – THIS WAS A LIFE SAVER!!!!!

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