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May 11th, 2006

TriColumn: Three Columns Wordpress Theme

I had few requests on my current (previous rather-I’ve changed to a new theme) Wordpress theme. So, I decided to release it and here it is. Any comments or suggestions? Feel free to post it!

Wordpress 1.5.X – 2.0.X compatible

Change Log:

2005-12-19: TriColumn v1.0 beta released
2005-12-20: 1 bug in the comments.php file fixed
2005-12-22: TriColumn v1.1 released
2005-12-24: TriColumn v1.2 released (Final)


TriColumn is a three columns theme for Wordpress powered blogs with one sidebar on the left and the other on the right. Designed for blogs which running advertistments, ads banners fit in perfectly in the sidebars as well as the content. TriColumn styled a simple and clean designs.

What’s new in v1.2:

1. An error in style.css corrected (Theme sidebars cannot display well in IE and Opera)

2. A feature added: Translation (Translate content in English to others)

What’s new in v1.1:

1. Major color change (Now, color theme based on
Received a lots of comments about v1.0b colors (bad colors), so changed new “skin”!

2. Header image changed (Now, it’s not a MUST to change the headerimg.gif. A plain color header image will be used, just like the Kubrick theme.)

3. Minor tweaking on the sidebars

4. 1 bug fixed in archives.php

5. Readme included

Preview/Demo: Test run TriColumn

Download: TriColumn v1.2 (Latest)

Note: Please rename it to “TriColumn” before uploading it


Download TriColumn v1.2 (Latest), unzip it and upload it to your /wp-content/themes/ directory and activate the theme from within your Presentation panel.


This theme is ONLY tested on WordPress v1.5.2. and should works well with Internet Explorer, Firefox and Opera.

To change the header picture, the size MUST be 475×125 in .gif format and don’t rename it, or else you have to edit the style.css file. (You can edit the included headerimg.png using Macromedia Fireworks and save as gif)

*Updated: Now with v1.1, you no longer required to change the header picture (You can use the default header image/picture, just like the Kubrick theme)

To edit the navigation menu links, open header.php with any HTML editor, Notepad also can.
Edit the < !– NAVIGATIONAL MENU –> part.

To edit the navigation menu styles, look in style.css.

Feel free to change the colors/modify the style.css, but please don’t left out my credits!!!


Modern is licensed under the LGPL. It may be freely modified and copied as long as the license stays LGPL.

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  1. Comment by sam »

    July 5th, 2006 @ 2:08 pm ·

    Is there something wrong with your theme? I have downloaded and uploaded it a half dozen times to my server and each time the theme never loads successfully. It keeps telling me the css is missing or unreadable. Can you help, because this looks like a very good theme that I’d love to use. Thanks, man.

  2. Comment by Matt »

    July 7th, 2006 @ 1:08 pm ·

    Do you do this?

    Note: Please rename it to â??TriColumnâ? before uploading it

  3. Comment by sam »

    July 7th, 2006 @ 1:25 pm ·

    Hmm well if you’re talking about the theme folder it’s already called “TriColumn” so there’s no need to rename it. But here’s the thing, this time after I downloaded (and renamed it anyway), I uploaded it, activated the theme, and the only thing that shows up is Chitika. Is this theme not compatiable with 2.0.3?

  4. Comment by sam »

    July 7th, 2006 @ 1:26 pm ·

    To clarify, the only thing that shows up on my site is the Chitika leaderboard at the top. Everything else is a white blank…

  5. Comment by sam »

    July 7th, 2006 @ 1:48 pm ·

    Hey Matt I forgot to say, this is a really great theme and I really want to use it. Please help.

  6. Comment by Matt »

    July 8th, 2006 @ 12:47 am ·

    @ sam

    After going through those files, I found that some files are not “clean” (Due to a mix up of themes, original/edited one)

    So, to get the original, I highly recommended you to download from

    Note: Download link update.

  7. Comment by sam »

    July 8th, 2006 @ 1:19 am ·

    Hey, Matt, the original loaded fine, but I really want 1.2. :-) It looks really cool, and I’ve been looking for something like it all over the place and yours is the first one that I’ve found to be exactly like I want it. Do you have plans to fix 1.2? I can wait as long as I need to to get it. It’s that cool of a theme!

  8. Comment by Matt »

    July 8th, 2006 @ 2:33 pm ·

    Hi sam, I thing that’s v1.2, just I didn’t change the version in the style.css file.

  9. Comment by sam »

    July 8th, 2006 @ 3:18 pm ·

    [Comment ID #2844 Will Be Quoted Here]

    Is v1.2 what you are using here on this blog right now? The one I downloaded from your link had two columns, one on each side of the entry/content. I thought 1.2 was the one you’re using here, which is what I really want. Can you clarify?

  10. Comment by Matt »

    July 8th, 2006 @ 4:34 pm ·


    You mean the theme I’m using right now for OK, Tricolumn and this theme (will not be released publically) is not the same. Totally different! SORRY!! This is my official blog network theme.

    BTW, I will release another theme (3 columns) in the future…quite busy right now with my university stuffs.

  11. Comment by Jimyboy »

    July 23rd, 2006 @ 4:02 am ·

    cool theme!
    tnx u (:
    i m going to try it for my blog

  12. Comment by If you like sauna ;) »

    August 19th, 2006 @ 12:52 pm ·

    Hello, very nice site! Please also visit my homepage…….. :)

  13. Comment by Fabian »

    September 1st, 2006 @ 2:27 am ·

    After long searching for a decent template, i finally found THE ONE I was looking for, yours!

    Now i have a mayor roadblock becouse i dont know how to code. Sort of. I’m trying to put google ads just like DAVAO today has on its website, but i cant seem to know how to do it, can you help me?


  14. Comment by Fabian »

    September 1st, 2006 @ 2:38 am ·

    Another thing, I tried putting the ads, but they dont display on the home, but if you click on any of the tutorials, for example they do display, can you give me a hand on this?

  15. Comment by Matt »

    September 1st, 2006 @ 1:25 pm ·

    @ Fabian

    To have the ads appear in every single page, put your ads (ad code) either on header.php(horizontal ads)/sidebar.php (vertical ads).

  16. Comment by Fabian »

    September 1st, 2006 @ 3:40 pm ·

    Hi Matt!

    I´ve done that, but for some reason on the home page, they don´t display but if you click in one of the tutorials they do appear. I don´t know why. Please check it out.

    Thank you so much!

  17. Comment by Matt »

    September 1st, 2006 @ 9:17 pm ·

    [Comment ID #5426 Will Be Quoted Here]

    OK, I think the problem is your homepage didn’t have enough/suitable keywords for adsense ads to be displayed.

  18. Comment by Mandy Candy »

    September 11th, 2006 @ 9:18 pm ·

    Very many thanks for a good work. Nice and useful. Like it!

  19. Comment by Qween Lorry »

    September 13th, 2006 @ 6:31 am ·

    Very many thanks for a good work. Nice and useful. Like it!

  20. Comment by Paul Inding »

    September 19th, 2006 @ 3:55 pm ·

    I would like to wish you much luck. And a lot of money. Thank you.

  21. Comment by menj »

    September 22nd, 2006 @ 12:46 am ·

    I cant extract the theme, it says that the volume dir is invalid.

    - MENJ

  22. Comment by Matt »

    September 24th, 2006 @ 11:37 pm ·

    [Comment ID #6635 Will Be Quoted Here]

    Sorry for late reply..

    Try to use Winzip. It works with Winzip.

  23. Comment by Pinky Erro »

    September 26th, 2006 @ 7:53 pm ·

    Thank you very very very much. Wish you luck and mercy from all the creatures around the world.

  24. Comment by Beth »

    September 28th, 2006 @ 7:04 pm ·

    I’m having an issue with using the permalink to my archives in the tabbed section in the header. I have tried everything-including deleting my original archives page, but when clicked, the page will show up as an index of the archives page, no archives or page showing at all. I have removed it and I’m using the archives in the sidebar, but I’d rather use the permalink in the header. I have read through the code and I cannot figure out why just the archives page isn’t working. And yes- I chose the archives template when the page was set up.

  25. Comment by Matt »

    October 1st, 2006 @ 12:25 am ·

    [Comment ID #7137 Will Be Quoted Here]

    Try to use wordpress archive plugins instead of the archive template.

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    October 22nd, 2006 @ 11:30 pm ·

    I have been looking for sites like this for a long time. Thank you!

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    January 9th, 2007 @ 6:26 pm ·

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    June 14th, 2007 @ 5:34 pm ·

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  30. Comment by Prattlingpastorswife »

    November 1st, 2007 @ 4:16 am ·

    I am happy, that I found your site. Is the best!

  31. Comment by Kolocina »

    November 7th, 2007 @ 3:54 am ·

    Hi! Your site appeared very useful to me. Excellent work, thanks.

  32. Comment by Matt »

    November 9th, 2007 @ 1:03 pm ·

    @ Kolocina

    I’m glad you like it :-)


  33. Comment by VeiBlog »

    December 2nd, 2007 @ 5:51 am ·

    Fabulous site. Keep it up ,best regards and shalom to all of you

  34. Comment by Meettelaf »

    December 5th, 2007 @ 3:26 am ·

    Nice site keep it up

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