Atahualpa 2.2 WordPress Theme released

Please consider voting for this theme at WordPress.org:

Atahualpa 2.0

Test Drive Atahualpa 2.21

Download Atahualpa Version 3.6.6

Changelog v. 2.21

  • Had to fix one error in the BFA Recent Comments widget: The blog owner would be linked with a broken link, instead of not being linked at all. Fixed in v. 2.21
  • Several users reported a “headers already sent” problem probably related to blank spaces (just spaces, not lines) at the end of functions.php. I had not seen that one as it doesn’t seem to occur on every WP setup. Fixed in v. 2.21

If you’re one of the 37 people that downloaded 2.2, and don’t want to upgrade to 2.21, do this: In /wp-content/themes/atahualpa2/functions/bfa_recent_comments.php add the following line at line 197 (below the line that’s already there and looks similar):

$output = preg_replace("/<a href="\&quot;http:\/\/\&quot;(.*?)">(.*?)/i","\\2",$output);</a>

This looks weird but when you copy & paste it, the huge spaces should be back to normal.

Additionally, as a 2.2 (and not 2.21) user, if you see that “headers already sent” issue, and don’t want to upgrade to 2.21, remove the 50 or so blank spaces at the very last line (line 572) of functions.php. There should be nothing, no space and no blank lines, after that last

<?php } ?>

Both issues mentioned above are fixed in 2.21.

Changelog v. 2.2

  • MANY little fixes and improvements. Just about everything that was mentioned or suggested in the 80+ comments of the last release post is fixed or included.
  • Using v. 2.01’s SEO functions along with a SEO plugin such as All-in-one-SEO might mess up your meta tags and might affect your google rankings. The new version Atahualpa 2.2 will check for All-in-one-SEO and 11 other SEO plugins and deactivate its own SEO functions if a third party SEO plugin is installed. Additionally you now will have to explicitely activate the Atahualpa SEO options.
  • No hardcoded areas anymore in the right sidebar for related post, popular posts, recent comments, actually no hardcoded anything anymore, anywhere.
  • Instead, there are 3 new widgets included in the theme now. BFA Recent Comments, BFA Popular Posts and BFA Popular in Cat (Popular posts in the given category). They will install automatically. You don’t need to do anything. Check out the Recent Comments widget.
  • The plugin “Related Posts” is not included or integrated anymore. I couldn’t turn it into a widget for now quickly enough. Please feel free to install that plugin or another one, i.e. “Similar Posts” on your own.
  • Several additonal options on the options page. Especially the header area can be modified quite a bit now.
  • Cleaned up the code considerably. You should now be able to edit the CSS on your own. The PHP code got a bit more complicated though due to the localization.
  • Localization not finished yet but should be in the next version.
  • WPMU users can upload header images and a logo icon, too
  • Print styles integrated. Even if you don’t install WP-Print, visitors will still get a decent print version of any of your pages if they choose to print out a page through their browser’s print function. Header, Footer, Sidebars, and a few things from the middle column will be removed, and links underlined, when a page is being printed. In Firefox (only) the URLs of links will be printed out, too.
comments so far
Subscribe to the comments feed • Both comments and pings are currently closed.
  1. Dan from Online9to5:

    Does the theme support the featured image option? Cause I really need this thing when I’m writing a new post.

  2. Hudson Davies:

    I really like your work there, It’s interesting to think that W/P is still thought of as a ‘Blog’ only cms and not what it has become. One of the best and most versitile CMS’s around.

  3. tanin:

    hello I’m using your nice template but having some problem with the header rotating. my header images are working fine but the images are not rotating. Please help

  4. Ruby:


    Please Help me, I want to resize heading tag become smaller but I do not where I can find it (http://www.originvietnam.com)
    Thank you very much

  5. header images « Letters from Grenada:

    […] one, this one.  This one is my favorite and if I could only have one this would be it.  But the yummy wordpress theme I’m using has a rotating header option and I just couldn’t resist.  So I added six more.  (Click any […]

  6. Victor:

    Using WordPress 3.0 Alpha with Multisite enabled.

    I’ve tried putting different header images into each blog’s /wp-content/blogs.dir/blogid/files folder, but AT defaults to the theme’s images/header folder. Using the naming scheme atahualpa_header_0.jpg.

    Does Atahualpa 3.4.6 work with WP 3.0-alpha?

  7. söve:

    I’m using WordPress 2.8 hosted on a Godaddy server.Great theme.Thanks a lot.

  8. Bobby:

    Can I use this theme for WPMU with buddy press… If yes then how?
    I have installed the theme but the menu with links for blog, blogs, discussion, and members doesn’t show?
    What do I have to do to show that and also how can I do setup in a way so all the new blogs created have the same theme and features.

  9. ½ dose de soulstaker / JEOZUIS! O WordPress 2.7 é foda!:

    […] o quê, WP-Polls para as enquetes e o Youtuber para integrar vídeos do Youtube. E o lindíssimo Atahualpa 2.21 também é compatível com […]

  10. ED:

    I cannot work out how to change the main image to my blog. I am clearly missing something really simple but after trying for sometime I give up. Am hoping someone can help me. Thanks

  11. watches:

    1209I have deleted anything I’ve added to the columns in the last two weeks (when it was working correctly) and that didn’t fix it. I haven’t made any other changes other than regular blog posts. Help? Thank you!

  12. Paper writing:

    This is nice and clean theme. Very relaxing and simple 🙂

  13. Kabir:

    Nice theme….thinking for using to my next bolg.

  14. Kabir:

    Nice theme….thinking for usiing to my next bolg.

  15. WPclassifieds.net:

    You just saved my life, could not find a fix for header issue for 3 hours and got locked out of of admin, NO ONE had the answer till I got here and cleared the empty space in the functions.php and BAM, worked right away!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  16. z:

    How to add script to sidebar

  17. varun:

    Also how do i remove those over lapping transparent side bars on the headers..

  18. varun:

    Dude i m facing problem regarding the side bars.
    I cant find from where can i remove the category,the recent post n all the widgets
    I checked inside the widget section but i cant see anything.Much help appreciated

  19. info bisnis:

    nice themes and i already used that.thanks Bos.pram From Indonesia.

  20. Gautam:


    I am confused about what version of Atahualpa to install!!
    Should I install V3.4.2 or 2.21?

    I am on WP 2.8.


  21. Brooke:

    And of course the instant I ask about the image padding, I figure it out. (had the site set to 500 instead of 500px)

    I do still want to know if I can center the page menu bar and still have it fit the width of the site.


  22. Brooke:

    Love this theme – it’s so versatile – I have used it for a few different sites now.
    I am having an issue with the main page of my site – the image I have placed in my main page has a margin and I would like it to fill the available space.

    I have the site set to 500 px wide, and the image should be 500px wide – but it is getting resized to 457px wide. I have removed all padding that I could find and can’t figure it out.

    Also – is there a way to get the page menu bar to stretch to fit the site AND be centered? Or evenly spaced?

    thanks in advance!

  23. ribbu:

    Hi – I’m trying to figure out the workaround to posting avatars in comment 369, but I’m totally new to this, so please excuse the question, BUT:

    I’m not really sure how this works – I copied and pasted your php code into the Byline area on the POST/PAGE INFO ITEMS page (replacing the location of my image for the url you had written). It didn’t seem to do anything. I’m using version 3.2.

    I didn’t understand your last line:
    “The PHP will be parsed at last, first the %something% tags will be replaced”
    I’m not sure what the %something% tags are or should be. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks –

  24. Flynn:

    BIG OOOPS. You asked this for version 2? There, this is not possible as described above I’m afraid. The solution below is for version 3, currently at 3.4.2

    @ronald, Clayton, The Discriminating Fangirl: 365,366,368
    While it is not fully integrated with a tag like %avatar% you can use PHP and HTML inside the text areas at Edit POST / PAGE INFO ITEMS and combine them with existing tags such as %author-id%. The PHP will be parsed at last, first the %something% tags will be replaced:

    <?php echo get_avatar( %author-id%, $size = '60', $default = 'http://mysite.com/path/to/default/image.gif' ); ?>

    The avatar will get the default style of the (commnent) avatars which is float:left.

    You can adjust that with an CSS Insert:

    div.post img.avatar {
    display: block; /* or let if floated left */
    padding: 0 10px 10px 0; /* 0 TOP 10 RIGHT 10 BOTTOM 0 LEFT */


  25. The Discriminating Fangirl:

    I’m with Ronald (365) and Clayton (366). My blog will soon have multiple authors, and it would be great if Gravatars could be displayed next to the author’s name in the post byline.

  26. JRA:

    I’m using WordPress 2.8 hosted on a Godaddy server. Using the Atahualpa theme, I’m attempting to install Feedburner’s Feedflare. The instructions are to copy the code and in the theme editor paste the code in the main index.php page. The directions indicate the following:

    “Paste the code you copied in step 1 just above the line . If you don’t see this code, don’t panic! Just paste the code near the post metadata (author, date, comments, etc).”

    These directions are based on the WordPress Default theme. Can this be done using the Atahualpa theme? If so, where do I paste the html? I do not see any mention of metadata in the main page code.


  27. Clayton:

    I’ve got the same question as Ronald (365). I’d like to have the post author’s avatar appear on each post, but don’t see that as an option. Maybe that could be in a future release, possibly in the “post/page info items” section.

  28. ronald:

    I would like to know how to display Gravatars for my Authors on every Post. I’ve tried to get support but I’ve been told to insert some php code some files that I can´t find, so they tell me it might be the theme I’m using.

    Where do I insert code to show author’s gravatar for Atahualpa?

  29. JR:

    You just saved my life, could not find a fix for header issue for 3 hours and got locked out of of admin, NO ONE had the answer till I got here and cleared the empty space in the functions.php and BAM, worked right away!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  30. viteker:

    Very nice teme…..

  31. Kshitij:

    i added google connect friends in my widget.. its showing well in firefox bt not in IE …
    can u pls help me in this… my blog is http://blog.krystaljewels.in

  32. Muazzam Mehmood:

    Nice theme…

  33. Flynn:

    @Tom: 358

    Hello, Tom

    it would be easier for you to get ahold of me over at http://forum.bytesforall.com. You can see whether I am online ( and I am more there than here ATM) and we can also exchange Private Messages.

  34. sean:

    Thanks. It works well. I should have realized that is the location for the line or box (whichever one chooses)!

  35. Tom Guilmette:

    Hey Flynn,
    You on right now? Can I show you the problem I am having with my Paged Comments? When I activate it, my comments will not display correctly, so I do not want to leave them like that for long.

    I can do it in about ten minutes or so.


  36. Flynn:

    @Sean: 356
    See Widgets -> Widget Container and add something like

    border-bottom: solid 1px #cccccc;
    padding: 25px 0; /* = 25 px top and bottom */

    and change or remove the line with margin: that is already there

  37. Sean:

    Your theme is excellent. Thanks !
    My question is: I want to add a divider to the widgets I selected for each column. One side was easy (I added the src code for the line I wanted). The issue is that the four widgets “Categories”, “Recent Posts”, Recent Comments” and “Archives” don’t allow any html. I want to add this..

    Can you or someone suggest a workaround?

  38. Flynn:

    @tlcounts: 354
    There’s an option in the theme options to set a sidebar to 0, that will remove it

  39. tlcounts:

    I’d like to change this to 2 columns, can you please tell me the best way to do that? Also, can the new version be in 2 columns or 3?


  40. s:

    Hi, How can I center the blog on the page? right now it stays to the left. Can I just put a div tag somewhere? Thanks!

  41. Gary:

    Extremely nice theme! Thanks for everything you have done! The updates are great! Again Thanks for everything!!!

  42. Tom Guilmette:

    opps the stuff did not display properly because they were html tags in the text.

  43. Tom Guilmette:

    Hey Flynn,
    Happy New Year and enjoy the mountains…

    If I catch you before you go, here is the problem I am encountering with the paged comments in Atahualpa 2.21

    I cut and pasted this and then deactivated the plugin since the comments do not display:

    XHTML: You can use these tags:


    Then right after that is half a text input box.

    Let me know if you can figure it out...

  44. Dave:

    Have a good mini vacation and all the best for 2009. Thanks for all your hard work in 2008.

  45. Flynn:

    @Tom 347:
    It would be hard without seeing it live. When you’re back make a comment to see if I am around and if I reply soon turn the error on again?

  46. Tom Guilmette:

    Hey Flynn,
    I am still having trouble getting the paged comments to work with this version.

    I have disabled it yet again. My new problem does not have an error message, but the comments do not load correctly.

    They seem to only load halfway…
    The text input box goes only across half my screen and none of the actual comments appear. I am away from my office at the moment, but was wondering if there was anyway that you could test this or take a closer look. I would just leave it up on my page for you to see, but people are actually using my site to post stuff and it would look all screwed up.

    Is there anything you can think of?

  47. Flynn:

    @Tom 345:

    Sorry I didn’t think of that: WP added “rel=nofollow” to all 4 links in that file and messed up the php code. I posted the file again here http://forum.bytesforall.com/showthread.php?t=70

  48. Tom Guilmette:

    Hey Flynn,
    I will take your advice and hold off with the update.

    There is just one thing I need help with. On comment post #341 and #343 on this page, you told me exactly how to get the paged comments thing working… but even after following all your directions, I get an error message and my comments do not show up!

    This is the error message that is displayed in the spot where the comments should be:

    Parse error: syntax error, unexpected ‘?’ in /home1/tomguilm/public_html/wp/wp-content/themes/atahualpa2/comments-paged.php on line 65

    To fix this, I just deactivate the “paged-comments” plugin and it goes back the listing every comment posted. Can you help me get the many comments managed and paged?

    Thanks again in advance!

    Happy Holidays

  49. Megan:

    Hi I am a total newbie so please excuse my complete ignorance with this question. How do I add a button to this theme? I’m using the Atahualpa 2.21. Thanks so much!

  50. admin:

    @Tom 342

    The plugin file paged-comments.php is still required. The comments-paged.php is just a template for the plugin so it won’t use its own template.

    So, you would install the plugin, and upload comments-paged.php, too

    The plugin will then find comments-paged.php by itself

  51. Tom Guilmette:

    I made the file comments-paged.php and loaded into the correct directory. I also noticed that it showed up in theme editor as a new page.

    But how do I activate it? It is on my server but nothing seemed to happen. I made sure I deactivated and removed the other “paged-comments” plugin first.


  52. admin:

    @Tom 340

    Save the following as comments-paged.php and put it into the /wp-content/themes/atahualpa/ directory

    <?php // Do not delete these lines
    	if (!empty($_SERVER['SCRIPT_FILENAME']) && 'comments-paged.php' == basename($_SERVER['SCRIPT_FILENAME']))
    		die ('Please do not load this page directly. Thanks!');
    	if (!empty($post->post_password)) { // if there's a password
    		if ($_COOKIE['wp-postpass_' . COOKIEHASH] != $post->post_password) {  // and it doesn't match the cookie
    			<p class="nocomments">This post is password protected. Enter the password to view comments.</p>
    	/* This variable is for alternating comment background */
    	$oddcomment = 'class="alt clearfix" ';
    global $options;
    foreach ($options as $value) {
    if (get_option( $value['id'] ) === FALSE) { $$value['id'] = $value['std']; } else { $$value['id'] = get_option( $value['id'] ); } }
    <!-- You can start editing below: -->
    <?php // If there are any comments
    if ($comments) : ?>
    	<h3 id="comments"><?php // Comment Area Title
    	comments_number('No Responses', 'One Response', '% Responses' );?> to <?php the_title(); ?></h3>
    	<!-- Comment page numbers -->
    	<?php if ($paged_comments->pager->num_pages() > 1): ?>
    	<p class="comment-page-numbers"><?php _e("Pages:"); ?> <?php paged_comments_print_pages(); ?></p>
    	<?php endif; ?>
    	<!-- End comment page numbers -->
    	<!-- Comment List -->
    	<ol class="commentlist">
    		// Do this for every comment -->
    		foreach ($comments as $comment) :
    		if ( ($ata_separate_trackbacks == "Yes" AND get_comment_type() == 'comment') OR $ata_separate_trackbacks == "No" ) {
    		<li <?php if ( $ata_author_highlight == "Yes" AND $comment->comment_author_email == get_the_author_email() ) { echo 'class="authorcomment clearfix" '; } else { echo $oddcomment; } ?>id="comment-<?php comment_ID() ?>">
    			<?php // GRAVATAR
    			if (get_comment_type() == 'comment') {
    			if ($ata_avatar_size != 0 AND $ata_avatar_size != "") {
    			if (function_exists('get_avatar')) {
    			echo get_avatar($comment -> comment_author_email, $size=$ata_avatar_size);}
    			# if this WP version has no gravatars, use the theme's custom gravatar function:
    			else { if(!empty($comment -> comment_author_email)) {
    				$md5 = md5($comment -> comment_author_email);
    				$default = urlencode(get_bloginfo('template_directory') . '/images/no-gravatar.gif');
    				echo "<img class=\"avatar\" src='http://www.gravatar.com/avatar.php?gravatar_id=$md5&size=" . $ata_avatar_size . "&default=$default' alt='Gravatar' />";
    			<div class="comment-number"><a href="<?php echo paged_comments_url('comment-'.get_comment_ID()); ? rel="nofollow">" title=""><?php echo $comment_number; $comment_number += $comment_delta; ?></a></div>
    			<span class="authorname"><?php // Comment Author
    			comment_author_link() ?></span>
    			<?php // Awaiting Moderation Text
    			if ($comment->comment_approved == '0') : ?>
    			Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    			<?php endif; ?>
    			<br />
    			<span class="commentdate">
    			<?php // Comment Date and Time
    			comment_date('F jS, Y') ?> at <?php comment_time() ?>
    			<?php // Comment Text
    			comment_text() ?>
    			<?php // Edit Comment Link
    			edit_comment_link('edit','<span class="editcomment">','</span>'); ?>
    		<?php $oddcomment = ( empty( $oddcomment ) ) ? 'class="alt clearfix" ' : 'class="clearfix" ';
    		// END of "Do this for every comment "
    	<!-- / Comment List -->
    	<!-- Comment page numbers -->
    	<?php if ($paged_comments->pager->num_pages() > 1): ?>
    	<p class="comment-page-numbers"><?php _e("Pages:"); ?> <?php paged_comments_print_pages(); ?></p>
    	<?php endif; ?>
    	<!-- End comment page numbers -->
    // END of "If there ARE any comments"
    else :
    // START of "If there are NO comments"
    	// If comments are open, but there are no comments:
    	if ('open' == $post->comment_status) :
    		<!-- .... -->
    	// END of "If comments are open, but there are no comments"
    	else :
    	// If comments are closed:
    		<p>Comments are closed.</p>
    	<?php endif; ?>
    // END of "If there are NO comments"
    <?php // If comments are open
    if ('open' == $post->comment_status) : ?>
    	<h3>Leave a Reply</h3>
    	<?php // If Login is required and User is not logged in
    	if ( get_option('comment_registration') && !$user_ID ) : ?>
    	<p>You must be <a href="<?php echo get_option('siteurl'); ? rel="nofollow">/wp-login.php?redirect_to=<?php echo urlencode(get_permalink()); ?>">logged in</a> to post a comment.</p>
    	<?php // If Login is not required, or User is logged in
    	else : ?>
    		<!-- Comment Form -->
    		<form action="<?php echo get_option('siteurl'); ?>/wp-comments-post.php" method="post" id="commentform">
    			<?php // If User is logged in
    			if ( $user_ID ) : ?>
    			Logged in as <a href="<?php echo get_option('siteurl'); ? rel="nofollow">/wp-admin/profile.php"><?php echo $user_identity; ?></a>.
    			<a href="<?php echo get_option('siteurl'); ? rel="nofollow">/wp-login.php?action=logout" title="Log out of this account">Logout &raquo;</a>
    			<?php // If User is not logged in: Display the form fields "Name", "Email", "URL"
    			else : ?>
    			<input class="text author" type="text" name="author" id="author" value="<?php echo $comment_author; ?>" size="30" tabindex="1" />
    			<label for="author">Name <?php if ($req) echo "(required)"; ?></label>
    			<input class="text email" type="text" name="email" id="email" value="<?php echo $comment_author_email; ?>" size="30" tabindex="2" />
    			<label for="email">Mail (will not be published) <?php if ($req) echo "(required)"; ?></label>
    			<input class="text url" type="text" name="url" id="url" value="<?php echo $comment_author_url; ?>" size="30" tabindex="3" />
    			<label for="url">Website</label>
    			<?php endif; ?>
    		<!-- Display Quicktags or allowed XHTML Tags -->
    		<?php if (function_exists('lmbbox_comment_quicktags_display')) { lmbbox_comment_quicktags_display(); }
    		else { ?>
    		<p><strong>XHTML:</strong> You can use these tags:</p>
    		<p><code><?php echo allowed_tags(); ?></code></p>
    		<?php } ?>
    		<!-- Comment Textarea -->
    		<p><textarea name="comment" id="comment" rows="10" cols="20" tabindex="4"></textarea></p>
    		<!-- Submit -->
    		<input name="submit" type="submit" class="button" id="submit" tabindex="5" value="Submit Comment" />
    		<input type="hidden" name="comment_post_ID" value="<?php echo $id; ?>" />
    		<?php do_action('comment_form', $post->ID); ?>
    		<!-- / Comment Form -->
    	<?php endif; ?>
    	<!-- / If Login is not required, or User is logged in -->
    <?php endif; ?>
    <!-- If comments are open -->

    I am integrating that plugin into v. 3.0 btw, in case you cannot get it working

  53. Tom Guilmette:

    Hey Flynn,
    The paged comments look great on here. I had the plugin installed on my page and working but I disabled it since it kinda messed things up a little.

    The post numbers (like how I am comment post #340 on here) no longer showed up on the right of each comment in big unique numbering. Instead, a small black number showed up in the upper left. I did not like that. Can you please tell me how you got this to work with your theme and this page? Or is this part of the new wordpress…

    Thanks and happy Thanksgiving!


  54. Tom Guilmette:

    Hey Flynn!
    Thanks for getting back to me.

    I found a plugin to do “Paged Comments”. I will try to install it now to my page. You have helped me out so much, so here is something that might help speed up your pages…

    link: http://www.keyvan.net/code/paged-comments/

    Good Luck with version 3!


  55. Ximena Eduarda:

    I forgot to mention I am using version 2.01 of Atahuallpa, truth is since I am doing all my learning and this is for a client, I do not have the time yet to upgrade and consider all the changes needed into templates. But, sooner or later, I will do it.
    Thanks again,

  56. Ximena Eduarda:

    Congratulations again on your theme, it was really helpful for newbies like me.
    I try to read on others’ comments before requesting help, but so far I tried everything suggested for IE browsers and things are getting worst. I work with Firefox.
    First, sidebars were in the middle of the page, gave it a solution changing sidebar width to 20 on options page.
    Then, I have problems with modernbricksmenu, looks like I messed it up when changing the style and tried to give another size to modernbricksmenuline 2 and now my logo image doesn’t show on 7.
    I checked with BrowserShots.org to see problems with browsers, and it is ONLY witn Windows. Would you be so kind as to help me?
    I think I posted before and told you that I would get back once the site was up. Made lots of changes to get the ‘looks’ my client wanted and it also was a wonderful experience for me to learn WordPress, themes and templates, I even put my hands into code (which I never used it before, it is my first time on these areas), probably I did a lot of bad things, but so far it is working.
    Definetely I will make a donation, together with my client to you in a week or two. Thanks a lot for you sharing and contribution spirit for people who knows little… yet.

  57. admin:

    @Tom #332

    WordPress 2.7 will have paged and threaded comments in the core. There must be plugins for paged comments too, but WP 2.7 is already Beta 3 and should be coming soon. I am preparing the theme version 3 for those new features

  58. kecinko:

    I changed page width to fixed 970px…but I would like to make the page centered, because now it appears on the left side of screen. Is it possible?

  59. juliian:

    i can’t change the number of post from 10 to 5 .
    Any help?


  60. Karen:

    My blog views fine in Firefox, but in Internet Explorer the columns on each side are not showing. I have deleted anything I’ve added to the columns in the last two weeks (when it was working correctly) and that didn’t fix it. I haven’t made any other changes other than regular blog posts. Help? Thank you!

  61. Tom Guilmette:

    Hey Flynn,
    Is it possible to limit the number of comments that appear on a page?

    In other words this page, for example, has hundreds of posts and it takes time to load… so could you say that you only want 20 posts to list at a time and have the option to “show all” or go to previous comment pages “1” “2” “3” ect as a link?

    http://www.philipbloom.net is a perfect example of what I mean. Please look at the bottom of his main index page.

    Tom Guilmette

  62. Marek:

    I’m waiting for 3.0 but in the mean time – how do I change the color of the very top horizontal menu. I’ve looked in style.php and it looks to me that it should be inherited from the blog title but it doesn’t work for me.


  63. Rénald Casagraude:

    The functions.php problem in 2.21, is in fact on line 571, where, after the php block (?>) we get 5 spaces. Remove it and continue to play with Atauala 😉

  64. Rory:

    I’d like to modify the author pages to show author description (biographical info, etc.) prior to the author post loop. How might I accomplish this?

  65. Bill C:

    On one of the sites I’m using this theme for I need to center the modernbricksmenu. I’ve tried modifying the CSS, I’ve tried directly in the header, and I can’t seem to stop it from hugging the left side. I’m obviously missing something, and would appreciate a pointer.

    The site is AfricaBound.org


  66. Bill C:

    Carol #307 & #324

    It appears you’re missing quotes around the URL.

    The line that calls the images displays on the page as:
    url(http://www.myserve.biz/wp-content/themes/atahualpa2/images/header/rising sun header4u.jpg)

    If you change it to this, the image is displayed:
    url(‘http://www.myserve.biz/wp-content/themes/atahualpa2/images/header/rising sun header4u.jpg’)

    Off the top of my head I don’t know where that is generated, but chances are it’s in header.php in the Atahualpa theme directory. You can probably find it by comparing the ‘view source’ code from a page displayed in your browser to the code in header.php.

    Good luck!

  67. freezingrose:

    I want to resize the container_page of this theme. How can I do this ? Thanks

  68. Neil Grayson:

    Hi, Regarding my question #310. I do have flash installed on all my computers and I still see all that extra info when I search anything that involves the use of a flash plugin. Thanks, Neil

  69. Carol:

    Thank you for your answers….Bill C and admin. on question #307. I am still having problems with the headers not showing up or rotating. I have checked and do not have a block for ads….it only occurs when I use firefox. Have written to them but no answer yet. Thanks again for your response.

  70. JEOZUIS! O WordPress 2.7 é foda! « Na rota do soulstaker…:

    […] o quê, WP-Polls para as enquetes e o Youtuber para integrar vídeos do Youtube. E o lindíssimo Atahualpa 2.21 também é compatível com […]

  71. admin:

    @julian #309

    The dropping sidebar issue is a known bug that occurs in IE6 if content in a sidebar (or the center) is too wide to fit in. This will be fixed in Version 3, in version 2.21 it can be avoided by increasing the sidebar widths

  72. admin:

    @Carol #307

    I think Firefox caches more rigidly than IE, reloading the page should bring up a new header image even in Firefox? (I see no rotation issue in both FF 2 and 3)

  73. admin:

    @Dimitris #306

    3. To get the custom Meta widget back, in sidebar2.php, CUT

    <?php endif; ?>

    and paste it above

    <h3 class="widgettitle">Meta</h3>

    2. To change the “Home” link, edit this line in header.php

    <li class="page_item"><a href="<?php echo get_option('home'); ? rel="nofollow">/" title="<?php bloginfo('name'); ?>">Home</a></li>

    Note: The rel=”nofollow” part was put in by WordPress, remove that / don’t use that

    1. I don’t know why that plugin doesn’t display the images, I cannot think of any theme related reason for this right now

  74. admin:

    @Alan Kellogg #305

    I was able to install Feedburner & Feedsmith on 2.21. I will see if I can integrate Feedburner into version 3 without the need for plugins.

  75. admin:

    @LarryH #304


    <pre lang="php">
    to post code.
    I will open a vbulletin forum with the release of version 3, in a few days.
  76. admin:

    @Wystery #295

    That’ll be an option in version 3

  77. admin:

    @Tom: In comments.php CUT everything starting at, and including:

    <?php if ('open' == $post->comment_status) : ?>

    up to the end of the file, including

    <?php endif; // If registration required and not logged in ?>
    <?php endif; // if you delete this the sky will fall on your head ?>

    and paste it into the same file again, right after

    <!-- You can start editing here. -->
  78. Tom Guilmette:

    Hey Flynn,
    Thanks for the comments fix. It looks good. Now, is it possible to get the “Leave a comment” text input box to go to the top of the list?

    So, in other words, I want to move this box that I am typing into right now to the the very top of the last comment to be posted.


  79. admin:

    @Neil Grayson #310:

    That looks like you’ll need to install flash on your desktop computer.

    Once you’ve installed that the extra text “Flash…. needed..” should go away.

  80. Flynn:

    @Tom: In comments.php, find

    <?php $comment_number = 1; foreach ($comments as $comment) : ?>

    and replace with

    <?php $post_data = get_post($post->ID, ARRAY_A); $comment_number = $post_data['comment_count']; foreach (array_reverse($comments) as $comment) : ?>

    and, still in comments.php, find

    <?php $comment_number ++; endforeach; /* end for each comment */ ?>

    (your file may not have that “end for each comment”, doesn’t matter)

    and replace with:

    <?php $comment_number = $comment_number - 1; endforeach; /* end for each comment */ ?>
  81. Tom Guilmette:

    Hey Flynn,
    I need help for just a second…

    Can you tell me how I can make all of my comments on all of my pages reverse in order?

    In other words, If someone posts something new, the comments goes at the top of the list, rather than the bottom of a long lists of posts….

    I hope you are doing well.


  82. Neil Grayson:

    Also, the posts that have this extra info from searching are the posts that use a plugin which I think is almost always a nextgen flash plugin. you can search “halloween” or “lifeball” which uses the plugin. Thanks, Neil

  83. Neil Grayson:

    Hello again,
    I have a question? On my site most of my posts are hidden, when you search a word like “drawings” to find a post that is not in a visible category the results show the post title and a the a list of info, see below. I would like to see the title only. Can I fix this?
    Thanks, Neil

    The Flash Player and a browser with Javascript support are needed..
    var so30 = new SWFObject(”http://neilgrayson.com/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-flashviewer/flash/viewer.swf”, “ngg_slideshow30″, “900″, “800″, “7″, “#FFFFFF”);
    so30.addParam(”wmode”, “opaque”);
    so30.addParam(”allowFullScreen”, “true”);
    so30.addVariable(”preloaderColor”, “0×999999″);
    so30.addVariable(”langOpenImage”, “Open Image in New Window”);
    so30.addVariable(”langAbout”, “About”);
    so30.addVariable(”xmlDataPath”, “http://neilgrayson.com/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-flashviewer/nggSimpleViewerXML.php?gid=30″);

  84. julian:

    hello sir,
    i got a major problem to my blog with the theme my left sidebar disappear and i don’t what to do what i did today is to upgrade to wordpress 2.63

    thank !

    my blog

  85. Bill C:

    Re: message 299 above: I was able to get the RSS feed working properly by removing the ending php tag ?> from several related files. This is a legal and suggested tactic from php.net and other sources.

    Re: Carol, message 307 above: It may not be a confict between this theme and Firefox… For instance, if you have an ad-blocker installed it may be mistakenly tagging that banner as an advertisement (we once did a project for a company whose initials were “ads”, and found that Norton’s ad blocking interpreted images with that as part of the name as being the name of an advertisement image)
    For what it’s worth, I’m having no problem with FF and banners.

  86. Carol:

    I have recently installed Firefox to replace MS Explorer. For some reason the header images are not loading and/or rotating the way that they used to. If I reload Explorer they work fine. This is obviously a conflict between this theme and Firefox. Have you run into this before, and is there a patch to correct it?

    Thank you,

  87. Dimitris:

    Hi. Many thanks for a great theme. I need your help with three issues:

    1.I have installed the qTranslate plugin that translates my page into two or more languages. I display the widget on the right sidebar. Although I choose to show both text and images (e.g. English and Greek and the corresponding flags) only text is shown up. Is there a way to show the flags too?
    2.I cannot change the title of the ‘Home’ page to another language nor change where it links too. Is something like that possible?
    3.When I display a widget in the right sidebar the ‘Meta’ modified by the theme widget is gone. When I add the default WP Meta widget it shows all the links (e.g., entried RSS, comments RSS, WP link, etc). Is there a way to eliminate those links?

    Thanks a lot for your help.

  88. Alan Kellogg:

    FeedBurner and 2.21 don’t seem to play well together. Using the Flare Smith plug in, but the Feed Flare stuff I’ve selected isn’t showing up where it’s supposed to. Any suggestion?

  89. LarryH:

    Is there a forum or another place to get support? I have tried everything to try and customize a page template with this theme, but when I try any sort of “query_posts” or “get_posts” per the codex recommendations(and what works with other themes), it seems to return an error with a blank page. I posted code previously about a week ago and it didn’t even display here. Nor have i had any responses.

  90. Jean-Luc Giraud:

    I upgraded to Atahualpa 2.21 and I am still having trouble with the Left and Right columns. the Left col. is on the left side of the Right col. and the Right col. starts after the end of the middle col..
    I tried adding more content to the middle but the Right col. just moves down and the Left col. just stays on the left of the right col.
    Is it because I have too many widgets (10)open Itried moving them around.
    Please help.

  91. Andy:

    Great theme – I will be switching my sit eover to it. Simple question – I’d like to add a flash header. Should I use KML Flash Embed and add a flash tag? Where should I add the tag in your header.php?

    PS –

    From a generic wp theme – it would look like this:

    [kml_flashembed movie=”http://swisshut.com/travelblog/monoslideshow.swf” base=”http://swisshut.com/travelblog/” height=”182″ width=”730″ fvars=”showLogo=false” /]

  92. markb:

    Sorry, my site I just mentioned should be redeemerokc.org

  93. markb:

    What a fantastic theme! I have one problem: hyperlinks and some other formatting disappear when viewed as an archive page. What do I need to do to fix this?

  94. Bill C:

    Bug report: WP 2.6.1, Atahualpa 2.2.1 (both unmodified installs). RSS feed works fine if permalinks is left in the default mode, but if you switch to “Day and Name” the link changes from “/?feed=rss2” to “/feed/” and fails to work properly. Manually entering /?feed=rss2 still works. I don’t know if that link is a function of the theme or of WordPress itself.

    Re-saving the permalink settings and toggling the RSS icon in the Atahualpa settings off/on did not help.

  95. Martin:

    Hi there,
    Tried putting my images (GIF & JPEGs) in the /wp-content/themes/atahualpa/images/header folder, but they don’t show up.

    Even tried to make a separate /wp-content/themes/atahualpa2/images/header folder with these image files, but no go.


    Wanted to add a menu strip across under the header image area, would you mind sharing how to do so for your theme?


  96. LarryH:

    tried to blockquote the code, but it doesn’t appear….here it is again

    <a href=”” rel=”bookmark” title=””>

    | Category: |

  97. LarryH:

    I really think the theme is great. I was interested in pulling a custom query in though on some templated pages. I wanted, for example, a bunch of photo galleries to show on a page called pictures. For some reason the custom query loop I have used on other sites and is suggested on the codex, returns a blank page all the time, no matter what I try. I don’t even get an error code. Just a blank loaded page. If you can help or point me to a suggested resource let me know.

    Here’s my code:

    <a href=”” rel=”bookmark” title=””>

    | Category: |

    Thanks for any input.

  98. Wystery:

    That’s nice. And if you have a chance, add another option to change the “More &raquo” (More>) in Mainindex template (index.php)

    the_content(__(‘More &raquo’, ‘atahualpa’)); } else {
    the_excerpt(); } ?>

    Because if we change it manually there, new version of Atahualpa will overwrite it and change it back to default value.

    Thanks again =)

  99. admin:

    @Wystery: I understand what you mean and will see if I can include it

  100. admin:

    @Ju: That’s right, I will remove that in the next version.

    Note: Not everyone is affected by this. Only those who have warnings turned on in their PHP settings (php.ini)

  101. admin:

    @Prairie Progressive: That’s right, you could add that rule

    blockquote p {
    margin-top: 0;
    margin-bottom: 10px;

    The other example you posted would be for all paragraphs within posts, not just paragraphs within blockquotes.

  102. ju:

    There is one small bug in the theme.

    If Left sidebar width: 0 then there is division by 0 warning


    #left-column .inside .searchfield {
    width: %;


    #left-column .inside .searchfield {
    Warning: Division by zero in /home/julian23/public_html/blog/wp-content/themes/atahualpa2/style.php on line 95

  103. Wystery:

    Hi, firstly I wanted to thank you for this nice theme. I am using it right now =)

    I have a suggestion to make, in case you haven’t notice this yet. If we have the BFA recent comments widget installed along with Atahualpha 2.21, and with this setting Author Name: Comment Text, first link is point to the Author’s Homepage (if any) and “point the second link (if any)” to comment post. If the commentators did not write down their homepage, the BFA recent comment will look “weird”. Because the text/link deceration (ie color, style etc) is different, if no link is provided, BFA will just treat it as a simple text instead of link. So my suggestion is can you make the next release “point the first link to the Author’s Homepage (if any)” else we have two more options: to our own website or to the comment post as well. I hope you understand what I’m trying to say. =D keep up the good work.

  104. glitch @ Mobile eBooks Etc:

    Thank you so much but the url still has #more-num to it. I set it to excerpts instead and will be editing all my posts.

    Looking forward to new version. Thanks. 😀

  105. Prairie Progressive:

    I don’t know css from my *ss but…

    Style.css for BLOCKQUOTES currently reads:

    blockquote p {
    margin-top: 0

    Is there any code I can add there to force a 10px space between paragraphs of the block quote, such as putting “margin-bottom: 10px” after “margin-top” or adding a new part after that such as:

    .entry p {
    margin-bottom: 10px

    Given by code stupidity, I’m not sure how to translate to block quotes the comment that addresses the issue in terms of POST BODY.

  106. admin:

    @Julian: The theme is already prepared for WP-Pagenavi which does quite the same thing. You’d just need to install WP-Pagenavi and wouldn’t need to do any theme edits. If you still want to use the WP Page Numbers plugin,

    Replace this

    	<?php if(function_exists('wp_pagenavi')) { ?>
    		<div class="wp-pagenavi-navigation">
    			<?php wp_pagenavi(); ?>
    	<?php } else { ?>
    		<div class="navigation">
    			<div class="older"><?php next_posts_link(__('&laquo; Older Entries', 'atahualpa')); ?></div>
    			<div class="newer"><?php previous_posts_link(__('Newer Entries &raquo;', 'atahualpa')); ?></div>
    			<div style="clear:both"></div>
    	<?php } ?>


    	<?php if(function_exists('wp_page_numbers')) { ?>
    			<?php wp_page_numbers(); ?>
    	<?php } else { ?>
    		<div class="navigation">
    			<div class="older"><?php next_posts_link(__('&laquo; Older Entries', 'atahualpa')); ?></div>
    			<div class="newer"><?php previous_posts_link(__('Newer Entries &raquo;', 'atahualpa')); ?></div>
    			<div style="clear:both"></div>
    	<?php } ?>

    in index.php, search.php and archive.php

  107. admin:

    @Arie: In the current version that would require changes in about 2 dozen places. In the next version it will be much easier, I plan to release it within a few days

  108. admin:

    @glitch @ Mobile eBooks Etc:

    In index.php, replace

    the_content(__('More &raquo;', 'atahualpa')); } else {


    the_content(get_the_title('', '', false)); } else {

    or, to include text such as

    Continue reading “post title here”

    the_content('Continue reading "' . get_the_title('', '', false) . '"'); } else {

    You would also have to set “Show full posts on home page”, on the theme’s option page, but you probably already did that

  109. admin:

    @Prairie Progressive: Please see http://wordpress.bytesforall.com/?p=56#comment-4059

  110. admin:

    @kim: You can upload your own images and remove the images that were included with the theme

  111. admin:

    @WPMU_guy: I will look into it for the next version but if those plugins don’t work in WPMU then I won’t be able to make them work for WPMU

  112. admin:

    @Diane: For site wide text wrap around images try to add

    .entry img {
    float: left;
    margin: 10px 10px 5px 0; /* TOP RIGHT BOTTOM LEFT margins */

    to the bottom of style.css

    To change the color of the tabs, add this to the bottom of style.css

    #modernbricksmenu {
    	border-bottom: dashed 1px #ccc;
    	border-left: dashed 1px #ccc;
    #modernbricksmenu a {
    	color: #666;
    	background-color: #fff;
    	border: dashed 1px #ccc;
    #modernbricksmenu a:hover {
    	color: #000;
    	background-color: #eee;
    #modernbricksmenu li.current_page_item a {
    	color: #000;
    	background-color: #eee;

    with “color” being the text color (for default, hover and current state) and “background-color” the background color. Change all “#ccc” values to change the border color. Available border types are “dashed”, “dotted” and “solid”.

  113. admin:

    @R “Ray” Wang: Some of the titles in your category select box in the right sidebar are very long, that causes issues in several browsers, not just IE6. I’d suggest that you display the categories in a traditional way, without a drop down select box. Also, the left sidebar would need 1-2 em more width for IE6 due to a few long titles/names in the comments section.

  114. admin:

    @Neil: Clicking on a search result takes you to the corresponding single post page, which all have the next / prev navigation. To remove that from all single post pages, remove this

    <div class="navigation">
    	<div class="older"><?php previous_post_link('&laquo; %link') ?></div>
    	<div class="newer"><?php next_post_link('%link &raquo;') ?></div>
    </div><div style="clear: both"></div><div class="line1pix"></div>

    from single.php, should be around line 13-16

  115. Neil:

    Hello again, I have a question. When you use the search box, after clicking one of the search results, there are the titles of the “previous” and “next” search results in the top left and right. How do I remove these?

    Thanks, Neil

  116. R "Ray" Wang:

    I love this theme and have deployed it to run my current blog http://blog.softwareinsider.org Like others, the widgets on the left and right column look fab in firefox and safari, but are stuck way down to the left for the left column and in the far bottom center column for the right column. Is there a fix?

  117. julian:

    Hello need help i want to install a page number into the theme and i don’t know how to do it can help appreciate.

    The plugin
    WP page number

    Replace the the ‘next_posts_link()’ and ‘previous_posts_link()’ with the code below in theme (archive.php, index.php or search.php).


  118. Arie:

    I’m new to wordpress, and really like your theme. Stupid new person question: how do I change the background to black? (Also, the next question is how to change everything else so that its visible on black?)


  119. glitch @ Mobile eBooks Etc:

    Hi, I really love the theme and using it on my blog. I frequently use “more” to cut my long post. Could you please guide me on how can I loop to the post title rather than adding the “#more-N” to the link?

  120. Prairie Progressive:

    Love the theme but one question. While the need doesn’t arise often, how do I get the extra line between paragraphs in a blockquote that has more than one paragraph? I have tried “Enter” like in the body of regular text as well as the line break code (“”) within the blockquote but still cannot get the extra line.

    I’m probably missing something simple but here’s an example:

  121. kim:

    Hello – Can I customize the image instead of the rotating images?

  122. WPMU_guy:

    atahualpa2 doesn’t seem to work with wordpress-mu-2.6.1

    The following functions are not working for me, Print This Post , Email This Post and Subscribe to comments , I just get empty page on IE
    also when I tried to access Entries RSS or Comments RSS I am getting empty pages too, and when I edit something just give me empty page but it does edit it as I can see the change when I click back to my browser
    otherwise I see empty page wp-admin/post.php after click save

    Any one here using atahualpa2 with WPMU 2.6.1 please help

  123. Diane:

    Beautiful theme! I just updated my blog to it, and I’m so very pleased with all the considerations you took. I’m wondering about wrap-around text – before I switched to Atahualpa, all my posts had the text wrapping around the images, but in the move, I’ve lost that. Do you know of a simple way I can adjust that without having to edit all my old posts? Also, I know very little of the code side of things. Where would I go to alter the text color for my page tabs?

    Thanks so much! Again, a gorgeous template.

  124. Karen:

    Thank you so much I have done the top one – and saved the second as a text file – I don’t have much in my side bars yet.
    I really appreciate the speed at which you responded. Also the detailed answers you have given to all the queries you have received.

  125. Roe beeH:

    Hi Flynn,
    I’m having trouble getting my text to wrap around my video posts…
    I’ve tried adding new float classes to the style sheet and adding that style but nothing seems to be happening. Is that the correct approach for solving this?
    If so i must be adding it in the wrong place, could you advise where this should go?
    Or otherwise is there another way with Atahualpa?
    Hope you can help…
    Roe beeh

  126. Flynn:

    @Karen: Add this to the bottom of style.css

    .entry img, .wp-caption {
    padding: 0 !important;
    border: 0 !important;

    If you see red borders in the sidebars, to remove them, add this, too, at the bottom of style.css:

    #left-column .img, #right-column .img {
    padding: 0 !important;
    border: 0 !important;

    I have not tested this but it should work, let me know if it doesn’t

  127. Flynn:

    @Linda Richard: Install another browser and try with that, such as
    Firefox: http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/
    Google Chrome: http://www.google.com/chrome or
    Safari: http://www.apple.com/safari/download/

    See if you have Javascript disabled on your browser, activate it. I.e., in Firefox: Tools -> Options -> Content -> “Enable Javascript”.

    Disable the firewall on your computer if you have any.

    Deactivate one plugin after another starting with the most recently installed ones.

    Remember what you may have changed on your computer or your blog in the recent past and try to roll that back.

    It seems you have some issue with Javascript and TinyMCE, the visual editor. It is known to be rather fragile. It also acts differently on different browsers.

  128. Linda Richard:


    I tried another theme and had the same problem. Further, a friend of mine has no problem at all. It appears to be on my end, or on my machine. I’m about to melt down here. Any ideas? 🙁

  129. Karen:

    Hi Flynn.
    Your theme is fantastic and I am setting up my new blog with it.
    Although my blog is not quite live yet while I make the change over from com / org.
    I would like to change the “frame” around my images to nothing – and I have altered the css as per instructions on comment 97 – as I thought this may get rid of the grey frame, now I have grey line which turns to red (link) can I get rid of this grey line around my images? (and the red without affecting other links) If so – how?
    Thank you

  130. Flynn:

    @Linda Richard: Please try another theme to see if the issues you’re seeing are theme related.

  131. Linda Richard:

    Oh by the way, the theme is incredible! The absolute best I’ve seen, which is also why I am stressing out. I do NOT want to have to change it – though I wonder if I should use the default for a minute to see if that changes anything?

    I was also thinking of doing a restore – but I don’t think that’s the answer either.

    Take care

  132. Linda Richard:

    Please help!!! As you know, my blog is a human rights blog – and there’s so much going on. I also just got out of the hospital so between the two of them… anyway… what’s happening is that when I go to do a new post I am at the code side. When I click on the HTML – nothing happens. It’s like it isn’t really a link. It acts like a link (hand over it) but it doesn’t even try to go anywhere.

    I’m going insane – it’s been days now. A friend is able to post once in a while, but I am losing readers. 🙁 Can you help? I’d very very much appreciate it!

    Thanks in advance!

  133. TomG:

    Hey Flynn,
    Thanks for all your help. I have removed the right sidebar on my downloads page. Here is the link: http://www.tomguilmette.com/wp/downloads

    Thanks for your time and keep up the good work. I look forward to the next release of this wordpress theme.

    Now…if you are using the Atahualpa wordpress theme and you are asking questions on this site, please consider donating a few dollars to the web designer, named “Flynn”. The paypal donate button is located on the upper right of this page. He is donating his time this all this.

  134. Gymbrooke:

    By far the best Theme and support we have come across anywhere. Thanks for previous help Flynn. Just stopped back in and see you have a donate link now up, we will use that next. Have you considered having a link page to some of the sites using your various themes it would be interesting to see how others have customized and used the various options?

  135. Joe Lafferty » WordPress Theme:

    […] Hope you like the look of it!  If you do, please visit the Bytes for All Site on this link. […]

  136. Joe Lafferty:

    Brilliant Theme!
    I’ve voted, given you 5*. Great work!!
    Joe (Dundee, Scotland)

  137. Jonathan:

    I have a small request. Could you add an option in the Atahualpa administrative panel to add a link for the footer copyright. So that Copyright © xxxx-2008 in the footer could be linked to a specific page or post.

    I know I could make this change myself by editing the theme’s footer file, but since this is an actively developed theme, I thought it better to request this feature.


  138. Flynn:

    @Tom Guilmette: Re: right sidebar: This should work: I tested this in all browsers:

    Step 1: In style.php find this (should be around line 86-89):

    #right-column {
    	margin-right: -<?php echo $ata_rightcolumn_width; ?>em;
    	width: <?php echo $ata_rightcolumn_width; ?>em;

    and add this right after it:

    <?php if ( $wp_query->get_queried_object_id() == 42 ) {  ?>
    #outer-column-container {
    	border-right: none;
    #right-column {
    	margin-right: 0;
    	width: 0;
    #inner-column-container {
    	border-width: 0 0 0 1px;
    <?php } ?>

    The third rule in that code above removes the right border of the middle column, too. If you want to keep that right border, remove the

    #inner-column-container {
    	border-width: 0 0 0 1px;

    part in the code above.

    Step 2: In page.php find this (should be line 40):

    <?php include ('sidebar2.php'); ?>

    and replace with

    <?php if ( $wp_query->get_queried_object_id() != 42 ) {  ?>
    <?php include ('sidebar2.php'); ?>
    <?php } ?>

    That should do it.

    To remove the right sidebar for more than 1 page:

    Add, at the same place, this code in style.php:

    <?php $ids_of_pages_without_right_sidebar = array(42, 13, 101, 211, 4);
    if ( in_array($wp_query->get_queried_object_id(), $ids_of_pages_without_right_sidebar )) {  ?>
    #outer-column-container {
    	border-right: none;
    #right-column {
    	margin-right: 0;
    	width: 0;
    #inner-column-container {
    	border-width: 0 0 0 1px;
    <?php } ?>

    (remove the #inner-column-container rule if you want to keep the middle column’s right border)

    and, replace, in page.php, this:

    <?php include ('sidebar2.php'); ?>

    with this:

    <?php $ids_of_pages_without_right_sidebar = array(42, 13, 101, 211, 4);
    if ( !in_array($wp_query->get_queried_object_id(), $ids_of_pages_without_right_sidebar )) {  ?>
    <?php include ('sidebar2.php'); ?>
    <?php } ?>


    To do the same for the left sidebar, replace in the instructions above:

    “#right-column” with “#left-column”
    “margin-right” with “margin-left”
    “border-right” with “border-left”
    “border-width: 0 0 0 1px;” with “border-width: 0 1px 0 0;” (if the middle column’s left border should disappear, too)


    <?php include ('sidebar2.php'); ?>


    <?php get_sidebar(); ?>

    (meaning: replace the “get_sidebar” line in page.php, and put the “get_sidebar” code into the replacement code, too, instead of the “sidebar2.php” code)

  139. Tom Guilmette:

    great. i will be resizing video for the next half hour. if you want to post another sting of code to try to get rid of the bar, you can try another wack at it tonight. i will be on until midnight USA eastern time (about one hr and ten mins from now).

  140. Flynn:

    @Tom Guilmette: I was just going to say that the image was centered in all browsers. Let us look at the right sidebar issue tomorrow then, or post whenever you have time.

  141. Tom Guilmette:

    Flynn, yes that fixed the problem on my mac book pro running FF2.

    thank you. i must resize all my quicktime videos to fit in the new width.

    the theme is sweet and you are great.


  142. Flynn:

    @Tom Guilmette:

    Can you replace all 5 styles in the “COMMENTS” section in style.css, should start at around line 430, with this, and see if the cascading goes away:

    ol.commentlist {
    	margin: 15px 0 25px 0;
    	list-style-type: none;
    	padding: 0;
    	border-top: dotted 1px #ccc;
    ol.commentlist li {
    	border-bottom: dotted 1px #ccc;
    	padding: 15px 10px;
    	height: 1%; /* for IE6 */
    	display: block;
    	clear: both;
    ol.commentlist li.alt {
    	background-color: #f6f6f6;
    	border-bottom: dotted 1px #ccc;
    	height: 1%; /* for IE6 */
    	display: block;
    	clear: both;
    ol.commentlist li.authorcomment {
    	background-color: #ffecec;
    	display: block;
    	clear: both;
    	height: 1%;
    ol.commentlist li p {
    	margin: 2px 0 5px 0;
  143. Tom Guilmette:

    I am using a MAC. I figured out that center problem. i just added a center open tag before the img html and closed the tag at the end…

    after this i am done for a while. thank you so much.

  144. Flynn:

    @Tom Guilmette: You shouldn’t have to change the browser, your visitors won’t either. It may be a MAC thing (you have a MAC?). Anyway, I will provide a fix, without seeing the issue on my XP computer, that should fix it. A sec…

  145. Tom Guilmette:

    while i have you here, and we are “chatting” on this somehow…

    i cannot seem to “center” a picture in wordpress. for example, on my “about me” page, there is a picture of me on the top of a mountain. in the img src code, i added align=”center” to the html, but the picture does not center in the body of the page. why is that?

    link: http://www.tomguilmette.com/wp/about

  146. Tom Guilmette:

    thanks, i will not change anything as for a width goes….

    the downloads page is a “page” page with the id of 42. i did exactly what you said making sure that i did not even add extra spaces anywhere in the code.

  147. Flynn:

    @Tom Guilmette; The fixed width now works in all browsers, I just checked. Discard my last comment, it seems you did it right already.

    Let me check the right sidebar on downloads issue… a sec

    It’s a “Page” page right? And you inserted the page ID for the XX in the code I posted above…

  148. Tom Guilmette:

    please clarify post 243. sorry about this. i changed everything when i decided the page was way too wide for most people.

    does the page container (first change in style.php) go to 968px?

    then i simply make those number replacements after /style at the bottom right?

    the cascading problem is still happening on my notebook…i must install FF3 to see if it goes away. i will try another computer. the problem is on the main tomguilmette.com home page and in the center body comments of the page.

  149. Tom Guilmette:

    sweet! i got the page locked at a width of 968 plus 1.

    if you get a chance, let me know if it is possible for an alternative to the code to remove the right sidebar on my downloads page. i could not get it to disappear. the reason for this mod is simple… i had to use the apple idisk because my .mov video files dont want to work with any file managing plugin i have found thus far!

    thanks flynn!

  150. Flynn:

    @Tom Guilmette: So you want the layout to be totally fixed, not fluid at all? The code I posted above would have done this:

    Don’t shrink narrower than 1080 pixels
    Don’t expand wider than 1280 pixels
    Be fluid within those min/max boundaries if the visitor’s browser viewport allows that

    To make the layout seem fixed, make the min and max width almost the same

    In the code above, in comment 237,

    Replace 1281 with 971
    Replace 1280 with 970
    Set the “Layout min width” at the theme options page to 968

    The reason for these 3 different numbers (4 actually, but the 4th will be generated by the theme) is to avoid IE6 going into an infinite loop and freezing, and that the current version doesn’t have a “real” fixed width option, with a single pixel number. The next release will have a real fixed width option though and I will gladly help you update to that in case the current version proves to be too fragile for you.

    And I still cannot see the “cascading” of the comments. Do you mean the actual comments in the middle column, or the “Recent Comments” widget in the right sidebar? And on which page? On your homepage everything seems perfectly fine, on Firefox 2 and other browsers.

  151. Tom Guilmette:

    i updated the code for my first request to remove the right sidebar and it did not seem to work. i followed your directions exactly.
    link: http://www.tomguilmette.com/wp/downloads

  152. Tom Guilmette:

    no problem. i am doing stuff now in the code and i will get back to you.

    the problem is only on my “home” page with my “home” comments. i am using FF2 and its keep asking me to upgrade to FF3. i will do that and see what happens. let me add the code you posted and see if i can get my download page working without the right sidebar and i want to add that 968 min and 969 max to the page width.

    i have no problem sending money to people who help others. your coding skills and support are unlike i have ever experienced.

  153. Tom Guilmette:

    i want to do stuff so…

    i am adding the code you gave me, but now instead of a min-width of 1080px, i have decided that is too wide for most people and went with 968px with a slight change to the right sidebar width, now 14 instead of 15. i am still having problems with the home page comments “stepping” or “cascading” down.

    i assume that i can just do what you told me above with the code, now knowing that my min width is 968 right?

  154. Flynn:

    @Tom Guilmette: I checked your site in IE6, IE7, Firefox 2, Firefox 3, Opera 9 and Safari 3 and didn’t notice any issue with the comments in any of these. In which browser were you looking, or on what page?

    I know that issue in theory though, and it will be easy to fix. I just cannot see it on your site and Atahualpa 2.21 shouldn’t have the problem.

    Thank you for the donations

  155. Tom Guilmette:

    hey flynn,
    i donated a few more dollars to the cause…

    thanks for all your time and coding help.

    i have not done anything yet to the theme using the code you have given me because something seems wrong with my home page.

    take a look at http://www.tomguilmette.com and look at my comments. they seem to be displaying in a “cascade” format. they are no longer left justified. i did not do anything to the code and it seemed to change on its own. can you tell me what happened?


  156. Flynn:


    My understanding is you want a min and a max width, and be fluid in between.

    I checked and the current solution doesn’t seem to work well. I have tested the following in IE6, IE7, FF2, FF3, Opera 9 and Safari 3 and it works in all of them, I wil include this in the next release, with a new theme option for max width (currently only min-width:

    With 1080px being your min and 1280px being your max width:

    In style.php find

    #page-container {
    	font-family: <?php echo $ata_body_font; ?>, <?php echo $ata_body_backup_font; ?>;
    	min-width: <?php echo $ata_min_width; ?>px;
    	font-size: <?php echo $ata_body_font_size; ?>%;
    	margin: 0 <?php echo $ata_body_left_right_margin; ?>px;

    and replace with:

    #page-container {
    	font-family: <?php echo $ata_body_font; ?>, <?php echo $ata_body_backup_font; ?>;
    	min-width: <?php echo $ata_min_width; ?>px;
    	font-size: <?php echo $ata_body_font_size; ?>%;
    	margin: 0 <?php echo $ata_body_left_right_margin; ?>px;
    	max-width: 1280px;

    (or just add that last line “max-width: 1280px;”),

    and, still in style.php, find, at the very bottom:

    <!--[if lte IE 6]>
    <style type="text/css" media="screen">
        div#page-container {
            	width:expression(((document.compatMode && document.compatMode=='CSS1Compat') ? document.documentElement.clientWidth : document.body.clientWidth) < <?php echo $ata_min_width + 1; ?> ? "<?php echo $ata_min_width; ?>px" : "auto");
        .searchbox { margin-right: -6px; }
        em { font-style:normal;}

    and replace with:

    * html div#page-container {
    width:expression(((document.compatMode &&
    document.compatMode=='CSS1Compat') ?
    document.documentElement.clientWidth :
    > 1281 ? "1280px" : (((document.compatMode &&
    document.compatMode=='CSS1Compat') ?
    document.documentElement.clientWidth :
    document.body.clientWidth) < <?php echo $ata_min_width +1; ?> ? "<?php echo $ata_min_width; ?>px" : "auto"));
    <!--[if lte IE 6]>
    <style type="text/css">
        .searchbox { margin-right: -6px; }
        em { font-style:normal;}

    The min-width would be inserted automatically as per your min-width setting at the theme options page (your setting is currently 1080px so nothing to change there).

    The max width has to be inserted manually into the code above, I will make it an option in the next release.

    Please note that the two numbers 1281 and 1280 for max width are different. The first number should be +1 bigger than the second.

  157. TomG:

    Thanks Flynn,
    I will buy you lunch again! I have not tried out the code yet, but as soon as I get to the office, i will.

    One more question in the meantime. You showed me how to lock the page to a certain width (currently at 1080), that worked great.

    Now, is it possible to have the body the site (including text and pictures) to hold a margin when the page is expanded to fit larger screens? In other words, if you go to http://www.tomguilmette.com and drag the browser window as wide as you can and expand past where I have it locked, the text stretches out and does not look good.

  158. Flynn:


    Find in style.php

    #right-column {
    	margin-right: -<?php echo $ata_rightcolumn_width; ?>em;
    	width: <?php echo $ata_rightcolumn_width; ?>em;

    and add this after it:

    <?php if ($wp_query->get('page_id') == XX) { ?>
    #outer-column-container {
    	border-right: none;
    #right-column {
    	margin-right: 0;
    	width: 0;
    <?php } ?>

    With XX being the ID of the page in question. To figure out the page ID, go to Site Admin -> Manage -> Pages -> Hover over page title -> See “…action=edit&post=XX” in browser status bar (XX = page ID).

    The above would be just layout related. The sidebar contents would still be written into the source code, they just won’t be visible.
    To avoid that, change, in page.php

    <?php include ('sidebar2.php'); ?>


    <?php if ($wp_query->get('page_id') != XX) { ?>
    <?php include ('sidebar2.php'); ?>
    <?php } ?>

    I am not sure if all this works. Let me know if it doesn’t

  159. Flynn:

    @Alan Kellogg: I will probably do that for the next, final version. Most current fixes and customizations described in these comments will either be integrated into the theme or not apply anymore in the new version. I will perhaps install a forum or at least threaded comments because right now it’s kind of messy.

  160. Alan Kellogg:

    I have a suggestion for you. Take all the advice you gave in this thread and compile them all in a tutorial, “Messing With Your New Theme: How to fix, alter, modify, change Atahualpa for the benefit of you and your visitors”. Include examples etc.

    Good luck with further revisions, and I hope Atahualpa 3 is going well.

  161. Karen Leslie:

    Hi Flynn,

    Just to let you know that when I changed the colours from grey to blue with template options the text in the top menu page list were still grey.
    So I tweaked the style.css with the following (changing the colour I wanted instead of the grey):

    #modernbricksmenu a {
    float: left;
    display: block;
    color: #000080;
    margin: 0 0 0 0; /*Margin between each menu item*/
    padding: 5px 10px;
    text-decoration: none;
    letter-spacing: 1px;
    background-color: #fff;
    border: dashed 1px #ccc;
    border-width: 0 1px 0 0

    I just mention this in case anyone else had this issue since I couldn’t find an option on the theme to change the top menu colour.

    Glad to see you have a paypal link now!


  162. TomG:

    Hey Flynn,
    I managed to figure out the non-english page!

    is it possible for me to get rid of the entire right sidebar on just one page in this theme? i have to do this cause i am using and embedded iframe to fit apple idisk into the page.

    Here is the page: http://www.tomguilmette.com/wp/downloads



  163. Sharee:

    English now, thanks.

  164. Flynn:

    @Sharee: Thanks for letting me know, I had no idea. Should be English now, please let me know if it still isn’t.

  165. Sharee:

    Came back to see if you had your paypal link set up. Glad to see that you do and that I can call you something other than admin.
    Hi Flynn,
    I want to donate but the link takes me to a non-english paypal site.

  166. Flynn:


    You would have to change,

    in functions/bfa_rotating_header_images.php

    if(eregi('.jpg', $filename) || eregi('.gif', $filename) || eregi('.png', $filename)) {


    if(eregi('.jpg', $filename) || eregi('.gif', $filename) || eregi('.png', $filename) || eregi('.swf', $filename)) {

    then it should work as far as finding the swf files, but embedding .swf might require additional measures, I have not dealt much with swf

  167. Flynn:

    @TomG: Adding FTP uploaded files should be possible with Download Monitor, see Manage -> Downloads -> Add existing download.

    That’s how I am adding my downloads here.

  168. Sudeep:


    I would like to Know if I can use the .swf files instead of JPEG file if yes can I simply upload the .swf in the header folder under images section

    an early reply will help

  169. TomG:

    It is all coming together. Thanks yet again. I applied all those changes.

    I tried using the download-monitor plugin you are using and for my huge files, some as big as 600MB, they do not want to upload through wordpress.

    I like the download managers that let me just point the downloads to a file in a directory that I FTP’ed to my site directly.

    Since I have had problems with both WP-download manager and WP download monitor do you have any suggestions? I do not want to keep using an iframe embed iDisk page like I have currently.

    Is there HTML code that does not just open the .mov file in the browser but instead just asks “where do you want to download this”?


  170. Flynn:

    @TomG: Your left sidebar is dropping down in IE6 because it is a bit too tight for the Google ads, by IE6′ calculation. It should stop doing that if you increase the left sidebar’s width from currently 10 to 11, at “Site Admin” -> “Design” -> “Atahualpa Theme Options” -> Left sidebar width:”.

    Also, the output of the “Recent Comments” widget should look a bit better (with some space between the boxes and the text) if you add this in header.php

    <style type="text/css">.recentcomments a{padding: 0 0 0 5px !important}</style>

    right before

  171. TomG:

    that did it! you are the best!

    no need to answer the last post.


  172. TomG:

    If you are still there, just clarify the XX, XY, XZ part.

    Here are my numbers:

    Top Line of header menu: 217,2,22,175,215,36,40
    Second Line of header menu: 44,197,42,252,254,38

    Where do they go exactly? The Include, Exclude part of the code messed me up…

    Thanks again!

  173. Flynn:

    @TomG: To increase the space between paragraphs, switch to code/thml mode in the WP editor and change the respective


    tag to i.e.

    <p style="margin-bottom: 50px">

    or add to the section “POST BODY” in style.css, after “.entry” a new style:

    .entry p {
    margin-bottom: 50px

    I am not sure how that would look like, you would have to try and see

  174. TomG:

    Got all that code. I will try it out now. Thanks!

  175. Flynn:

    @TomG: You should probably create a second top menu for that, should work:

    Change this in header.php:

    	<div class="clearfix" id="modernbricksmenu">
    		<li class="page_item"><a href="<?php echo get_option('home'); ? rel="nofollow">/" title="<?php bloginfo('name'); ?>">Home</a></li>
    		<?php wp_list_pages('title_li=&depth=1' ); ?>


    	<div class="clearfix modernbricksmenu">
    		<li class="page_item"><a href="<?php echo get_option('home'); ? rel="nofollow">/" title="<?php bloginfo('name'); ?>">Home</a></li>
    		<?php wp_list_pages('title_li=&depth=1&include=XX,XY,XZ,YX,YY,YZ,ZX,ZY,ZZ' ); ?>
    	<div class="clearfix modernbricksmenu">
    		<?php wp_list_pages('title_li=&depth=1&exclude=XX,XY,XZ,YX,YY,YZ,ZX,ZY,ZZ' ); ?>

    with XX,XY,XZ,YX,YY,YZ,ZX,ZY,ZZ being the ID’s of the pages that should go into the first menu (and be left out from the 2nd menu)

    WordPress added that nofollow-part: Change

    ? rel="nofollow">



    in that code snippets above.

    Additonally, change, in style.css, all (should be 7) occurrences of




    To look up a page’s ID go to Site Admin -> Manage -> Pages and hover over the title of the page to see “….&post=XX” in the status bar with XX being the page ID.

  176. TomG:

    I see you use download-monitor. I will try that first.

    One other question… what is the HTML code or tag to add space between paragraphs? Do I use or ? or something else. I can’t get that to work.

  177. TomG:

    Hey Flynn,
    Lunch is on me!

    Two questions…

    1. I want to fix up my header menu at the very top of my page to break to the next line after “Contact Me” so that “Client Log-in” will be forced to start a new line. Can I do this?

    2. I am offering large 120MB plus video files for people to download. The plugin I am using is not working correctly. Do you know of a download manager for wordpress that allows people to just normal left click and “save as” to their hard drive? If not a plugin, what would the HTML code be?

    Thanks for all your time!

    Website is: http://www.tomguilmette.com

  178. Flynn:

    @Tom: The donate button is at the top right, and you’re right about the “admin”, I changed it to Flynn.

  179. Flynn:

    @johnyg: Not in the current version but will be possible in the next version of the theme.

  180. Flynn:

    @Yono: Not sure what you mean with category background color (background of parts of a category page, the title etc…?) but background colors are hard to change in the current version, and will be much easier in the next version.

  181. Flynn:

    @demetris: Looks good to me, thanks

  182. The new website is finally ready. | Tom Guilmette:

    […] must thank Bytes For All for their passion to create code for the masses and provide answers and support at no cost. I will […]

  183. Tom:

    No need to answer. I went into the Theme Options page in WordPress and you have given me so many choices to mod this theme that I was able to figure it all out! Now just direct me to your donation page (when you get one) so that I can give you some cash for this awesome code. By the way, can I call you something other than “Admin”?

    Have a great day.

  184. Tom:

    I finished up my website using your theme. It is great. Now just a few bugs to work out. Can I force the size of the entire page so that it’s body is fixed at a certain width? Sometimes my video files slip into the sidebar if the browser is not manually widened.

    Also, what is the code to make large paragraph breaks and how do I add a light grey color background behind just one paragraph? (to make that paragraph stand off the white page).

    Thanks for the help.
    Webpage: http://www.tomguilmette.com

  185. johnyg:

    Any way to put both “skinny” columns on one (example: right) side?

  186. yono:

    Its great, simple and elegant theme, i already try and plant to use in once of my website, but i have a question, Can i change the category background color?

  187. demetris:

    Hello, there!

    I wrote about Atahualpa in a review of three WordPress themes:

    Another three clean, minimalist themes for WordPress – op111.net

    The review also includes a full screenshot (1011×5613px) of Atahualpa’s options page.

    Please, let me know if you see any inaccuracies.


  188. soulstaker:

    Already using your theme and pretty satisfied with it 😀

    I want to do one modification and need a little help.

    How i remove the borders on the images i have put on the left sidebar?

  189. admin:

    @MVE: Thanks for letting me know, those two are easily fixed and will be fixed in the next version.

  190. Keri:

    Thanks so much for your quick response! I’ll look forward to the new version.

  191. MVE:

    One more little bug: if you change the option called “Posts or excerpts on HOME page?:” to “Only Excerpts” it saves it in the database but when the page is reloaded the pull-down menu ignores it and sets it back to “Full Posts” so if you make any other changes afterwords that option gets reset back to default …

    Again — thank you for amazing work!

  192. MVE:

    Just wanted to let you know that the bit below which is stored in atahualpa2/style.php causes “PHP Warning: Division by zero in” error in the server log file.

    #left-column .inside .searchfield {
            width: %;

    This happens when the left column is set to 0 width …

    Thank you for the great work!

  193. DeAnne:

    I just upgraded to 2.2, and that seems to have fixed the problem, so Yay! 🙂

  194. admin:

    @DeAnne: You’re right, there’s indeed no next/prev link on category pages in version 2.01, bummer. You could either update to the newest version 2.21, or, in 2.01, find in archive.php (and in search.php because that has the same issue):

    <?php if (function_exists('show_posts_nav') && show_posts_nav()) : ?>
    		<div class="navigation">
    				<span class='older'><?php next_posts_link('&laquo; Older Entries'); ?></span>
    				<span class='newer'><?php previous_posts_link('Newer Entries &raquo;'); ?></span>
    <?php endif; ?>

    and replace it with:

    	<?php if(function_exists('wp_pagenavi')) { ?>
    	<div class="wp-pagenavi-navigation">
    	<?php wp_pagenavi(); ?>
    	<?php } else { ?>
    	<div class="navigation">
    	<div class="older"><?php next_posts_link(__('&laquo; Older Entries', 'atahualpa')); ?></div>
    	<div class="newer"><?php previous_posts_link(__('Newer Entries &raquo;', 'atahualpa')); ?></div>
    	<div style="clear:both"></div>
    	<?php } ?>

    I am sorry for the trouble you had, and thanks for bringing it to my attention. This is fixed in v. 2.21. But instead of updating to 2.21 you might want to apply the patch from above and wait a few days for version 2.3 or a few weeks for 2.31 which should be the final version for many months at least.

  195. admin:

    @DeAnne: You could try another theme to see if it is theme related. I think it’s not, because the theme doesn’t deal with the amount of posts per category page in any way that I know of. I just saw you already tried another theme. I still don’t know where it’s coming from. You could update to the newest version of Atahualpa and see if the problem goes away. I will see if I can replicate the issue you’re seeing.

  196. DeAnne:

    Admin said: @DeAnne: What is your setting at Settings > Reading > “Blog pages show at most”? Should be 10 by default and maybe you’ve changed that?

    Hiya. 🙂 I’ve tried it at 5, 8, and 10+…and the number of posts on the category page changes, but it still doesn’t have a Previous/Past Post navigation link on the page, so unless I set it to a really high number, there’s still no way to get to any post before the last X, where X is the number set in the Settings.

  197. admin:

    @Keri: It would probably be best to wait for the next version in a few days, which will have the option for a fixed width layout. Right now it would be a bit hard to do, and the instructions would not apply to the next version.

  198. admin:

    @Neil: With “activated it” do you mean you activated the plugin? Did you check the checkbox “Search every attachment” at “Settings” -> “Search Everything” ( http://neilgrayson.com/wp-admin/options-general.php?page=manage_search ) and have you clicked “Update Options” on the same page?

  199. Neil:

    Hi, it all works well except the plug-in for search everything doesn’t search anything in the attachment. I activated it. any idea? thanks, Neil

  200. Keri:

    I absolutely love this theme! It’s great for me as I’m not overly skilled in CSS and have a hard time knowing the right things to change to customize a theme the way I want. I’ll be looking for that Paypal link 🙂

    I was wondering if there is a way to set a fixed width for this theme, and with the fixed width to have it centered like Cats Drop Down. Any help would be appreciated.



  201. loli-ai fansubs « Novo visual pro site.:

    […] para a equipe do BFA Webdesign por fazer um tema tão bonito e disponibilizar ele de graça. Falta algumas coisinhas ainda, mas […]

  202. soulstaker:

    Such a great theme!

    Will start using it right now.

  203. admin:

    @Neil: I think the WordPress default search doesn’t search attachments, just like it doesn’t search comments. It’s very basic.

    Here’s a plugin that seems to search in attachments, comments, everywhere. http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/search-everything/

    As for comments, unchecking “Allow people to post comments on the article” at

    “Settings” -> “Discussion” ( http://neilgrayson.com/wp-admin/options-discussion.php ) should remove the “0 comments” and “Leave a comment” links as well.

    You can additionally remove

    <?php comments_template(); ?>

    from single.php, but looks like deleting comments.php worked too

  204. wembley:

    wooops! now works the way i wanted it. this theme is awsome. thank you very, very much for all your help with the menu; if i spot any issues with the theme i’ll let you know (make a small list or something).
    all the best,

  205. Neil:

    Wow, it works, great!! Also i forget to mention I didn’t want any comments so I just deleted everything in comments.php. Was that a bad idea? It worked. I’m new at this.

    What I meant with the search is the information below the image. click on a flag and below it says “collection of………….Sussman” When I searched Sussman one time it came u ad then never again.

  206. admin:

    @wembley: Surf to a few category pages, check out the source code to see all the various classes you get and see also http://codex.wordpress.org/Template_Tags/wp_list_categories to fine tune the wp_list_categories output.

  207. wembley:

    @admin i understand the problem now, i think. i want hover colors to work always – so every category lights up with its own color whenever mouse is over while current category is colored. previously i did hover colors adding sth like this:

    #modernbricksmenuMT a:hover {
    color: #333333;
    background-color: #285C4F;

    for every category and enclosing hardcoded links to categories in
    <li id=”modernbricksmenuMT”…
    <li id=”modernbricksmenuGDP”…

    the whole conditional in #180 gives a css styling only for current category.

    hover colors must be assigned outside of the condition checking for current category, right? leave me with this (at least for a while – until i come back crawling and asking for help) 🙂


  208. admin:

    @DeAnne: What is your setting at Settings > Reading > “Blog pages show at most”? Should be 10 by default and maybe you’ve changed that?

  209. admin:

    @Neil: I couldn’t find a post with content on your site, only alt tags such as “1”, “2”… WordPress may not search single digit numbers, I don’t know that. Have you tried with a few words in a post?

    As for minor changes, I can do them here in these blog posts as time permits. Feel free to make a donation later on as you see fit.

    To remove the info area, look for

    <p class="postmetadata">

    in single.php, index.php, archive.php, search.php, 404.php

    and remove that whole part from these files, including the opening and closing tags I posted above.

  210. admin:

    @wembley: Seems to work for me. Looks like you made the default and hover background colors the same, so it looks like it’s not working. Check comment #180 again, I added a second color option to the script.

  211. Neil:

    I love atahualpa. It seems the search at one time searched all the info in my posts including description of the images. Now it only searches the post’ title. Also can I hire you available to make minor changes, like removing the info area, “tags, edit,………….” thanks, Neil

  212. wembley:

    @admin hi there. thank you for your kind help, again.

    i added !important yet nothing happens.
    double checking everything (i can) check. 🙂

  213. admin:

    @wembley: You hover example should work. If not try adding !important:

    <?php if (is_category() OR is_single()) {
    if (is_category()) {$id = get_query_var('cat');}
    if (is_single()) { $category = get_the_category();
    $id = $category[0]->cat_ID;}
    switch ($id) {
    case 12: $color = "cc0000"; $hover_color = "cc0000"; break;
    case 27: $color = "cc0000"; $hover_color = "cc0000"; break;
    case 31: $color = "cc0000"; $hover_color = "cc0000"; break;
    case 33: $color = "cc0000"; $hover_color = "cc0000"; break;
    case 45: $color = "cc0000"; $hover_color = "cc0000"; break;
    case 51: $color = "cc0000"; $hover_color = "cc0000"; break;
    <style type="text/css">
    #modernbricksmenu li.cat-item-<?php echo $id; ?> a {
    background-color: #<?php echo $color; ?> !important;
    #modernbricksmenu li.cat-item-<?php echo $id; ?> a:hover {
    background-color: #<?php echo $hover_color; ?> !important;
    <?php } ?>

    As for donations, thank you for asking, and I will set up a Paypal link these days and publish it here.

  214. admin:

    @wembley: Right, the brackets were lost, I lost the whole comment the first time and somehow deleted them the 2nd time. Sorry for that. Added them now. I will look into the hover issue later today

  215. wembley:

    @admin: thank you very much. this is not showing direction, this is thw whole solution. just added brackets to switch ($id) to get the whole working.

    i’m trying to get colors for hover effect:

    #modernbricksmenu li.cat-item- a:hover {
    background-color: #;
    color: #F5F5F5;

    i’ve placed it next to code in header and rem’ed “#modernbricksmenu a:hover” i css stylesheet. shouldnt it work?

    would consider allowing donations for the work done?


  216. DeAnne:

    Hiya! I love this theme, and have had it up for a couple of weeks, but I just realized a huge problem, and I’m not sure if it’s a theme issue, or if I’ve done something weird on a setting.

    When a user selects a category, to see past posts, only the last 4 or 5 entries show, and there’s now way for them to browse entries previous to those.

    Ergo, a huge amount of my content is really hard to find, unless the user knows what month/day/year it was published.

    Just to check, I loaded another theme, and the category entries were all available, it seems to be theme related, but I’m not sure how to fix it.

    Can you help?


  217. admin:

    @wembley: It seems you have hardcoded the links into the header. [Edit: you already said this]

    Replace, in header.php

    <?php wp_list_pages('title_li=&depth=1' ); ?>


    <?php wp_list_categories('title_li=&depth=1' ); ?>

    instead of the hardcoded links you use now.

    Since you want DIFFERENT colors you would probably have to put conditional css rules into header.php, before the closing head tag:

    <?php if (is_category() OR is_single()) {
    if (is_category()) {$id = get_query_var('cat');}
    if (is_single()) { $category = get_the_category();
    $id = $category[0]->cat_ID;}
    switch ($id) {
    case 12: $color = "cc0000"; break;
    case 27: $color = "cc0000"; break;
    case 31: $color = "cc0000"; break;
    case 33: $color = "cc0000"; break;
    case 45: $color = "cc0000"; break;
    case 51: $color = "cc0000"; break;
    <style type="text/css">
    #modernbricksmenu li.cat-item-<?php echo $id; ?> a {
    background-color: #<?php echo $color; ?>;
    <?php } ?>

    Change the lines with “case 12” etc. to whatever the ID’s of your categories are, and “cc0000” etc. to the background color code for the respective category. To find out the ID for each category, go to “Manage” -> “Categories”, hover of the category name, and check the browser status bar for cat_ID=XX

    [Edit:] Modified it to cover “Post in category” too

  218. admin:

    @Sarah Townsend: This doesn’t seem to be a theme related issue.
    What are your settings at http://mayaromanoff.com/mayablog/wp-admin/options-permalink.php and what is the content of your http://mayaromanoff.com/mayablog/.htaccess file?

  219. Kay:

    Thanks admin, a friend looked at it last night and has duly chastised me for putting spaces in my image names so it has since been fixed. The theme is now brilliant. Thank you very much for designing it – oh and the theme options bit to customise without giving too much of a headache is fantastic for beginners like me. 😀

  220. admin:

    @Kay: Seems to work in all browsers for me. Maybe you had a space in the image name earlier?

  221. wembley:

    hello there! your theme looks beautiful and usability is great. updated, it rocks. thanks for developing, indeed.

    i hardcoded some links to categories into header.php on http://viskids.wmbcomm.eu/. i wonder, is it possible to make them so they stay coloured when a user is inside a certain category or viewing post in category. i would appreciate if you could point me in the right direction.

  222. Sarah Townsend:

    when you have a moment, your assistance would be *much* appreciated:


    thank you!
    sarah. 🙂

  223. Kay:

    Hey, just wanted to say how much I love the theme and how customisable it is. I am having a slight issue though with the header images displaying properly in Firefox 3.0, I can see them in IE though. I was just wondering whether there is something I should insert for it to display in Firefox 3.0 or whether one of my settings is wrong. I’m pretty new to this so I apologise if it is a simple fix. 🙁 I really don’t want to ditch this theme because apart from this it’s perfect for my needs. 😀

    – Kay

  224. erik:

    Thanks, it really was the WPG2 plugin that got rid of the sidebars. I’ll have to invoque in the Gallery2 theme to make them appear.

    Again, great job on this theme!!!

  225. admin:

    @Josh Fialkoff: Thanks, I already integrated it (I already wrote the required functions for this site here in the past), working on a few remaining styles and should be done in 2 days hopefully.

  226. Josh Fialkoff:

    I just upgraded– I love the changes!!
    Great job.
    This is definitely the best template I have ever used.
    (I would love to help you with the navigation feature if you’re interested…).


  227. admin:

    @Cat: Click on the widget’s “Edit” link, then “Remove”, then “Save Changes”

  228. Cat:

    Help! I had the left sidebar the way I wanted, then added BFA recent comments widget and everything on the sidebar disappeared when site is viewed. I don’t know to remove the widget. Still figuring out how widgets work. Advice? Great theme!

  229. admin:

    @erik: The whole middle part of the layout is missing in the source code. The plugin is basically taking the theme’s header and footer and leaving the rest alone. On the WPG2 site they mention something about editing sidebar related code if the sidebars do NOT dissappear. It seems that the sidebar dissappearing is the default behavior and a wanted default feature, not a bug. What did you edit on the theme files to get the plugin working. Maybe you edited wrong and that’s why it seems to work on the default theme but not on Atahualpa.

  230. erik:

    Thanks for the response! I’ve seen the problem but the one i’m talking about is that on my website main page the 2 sidebars appear and when navigate to a page of the gallery the sidebars disappear. Not sure yet if this is a theme problem or something related to a plugin but with classic theme the sidebar stays.
    If you go on my website and click one of the gallery in the left sidebar the sidebars vanish.

  231. admin:

    @erik: You probably experienced that in IE6? The sidebar drops down below the main content in IE6 because your left sidebar is too small (for the content that you put into it). If you increase its width by 2 (em) or so the problem should go away. Site Admin -> Design -> Atahualpa Theme Options -> Left Sidebar Width

    Also, in the upcoming new version this will be no issue anymore.

  232. admin:

    @Tanaka: Not so easily with the current version but will be an option in the new version which will hopefully be released within this week.

  233. erik:

    I’ve tested with the classic theme and for that theme they stay (with and error but they stay)

  234. erik:

    Thanks you a lot for your very nice theme. I have a sidebar problem:
    I have Gallery2 embedded with WPG2 plugin and when I load one of the gallery pages the sidebars disappear. Would someone have an idea on how to keep the sidebars on?

  235. Tanaka:

    First of all, I like your theme the best compare to the others. Yes, I voted.
    I have a question re the fluid width, is it possible to change it to fixed width? Thanks.

  236. stellia:

    Thank you! I add the code you wrote into the SIDEBAR LINKS section, and it works perfectly.
    I thank you so much to help us so quickly and nicely. 😀

  237. admin:

    @stellia: You could either remove the


    part in the section mentioned in comment #148, then it would apply to all images, or, to specifically address the images in sidebars, i.e. to give them another margin, you could add this (the first line only if you want to have i.e. 5 pixels space around each image):

    #left-column .inside img,
    #right-column .inside img {
    	margin: 5px;
    	border: none;
  238. stellia:

    Hello, it’s about my comment #147. The value is already border: none.
    But maybe I should have precised that it concerned the pictures in my sidebars (sorry).

  239. Sharee:

    Thank you so so much. You rock!
    I just registered and voted.
    Thanks again.

  240. admin:

    @Sharee: In v. 2.01, find in style.css, should be line 587-594:

    #left-column .inside ul li a, #right-column .inside ul li a {
    	text-decoration: none;
    	font-weight: normal;
    	color: #666;
    	padding: 0 0 0 5px;
    	border-left: solid 7px #dddddd;
    	display: block

    and change the line

    	border-left: solid 7px #dddddd;

    To change the space between the link and its left border (the “bullets”) edit the “5px” value in the line

    	padding: 0 0 0 5px;

    The default color of the link is

            color: #666;

    The hover color for the links should be three styles further down, in line 606:

    	color: #000;
  241. Sharee:

    Thanks for getting back to me so quickly. I have version 2.01. It took me a week, but I was able to get everything to look just the way I wanted, working in style css and style php. The only thing I did not find was how to adjust the bullets. Can you tell me where to look and what to look for? I’ve been trying to figure it out for the last two days. I’ve downloaded version 2.21, but I’d really like to know where it is in version 2.01. Pretty pretty please.
    with sugar on top!

  242. Carol:

    Thanks so much…it worked great!!!!

  243. admin:

    @Sharee: You can change the color and the size (width) of those on the theme options page:

    Site Admin -> Design -> Atahualpa Theme Options ->

    “Sidebars: Link Decoration Color:”, “Sidebars: Link Hover Decoration Color:” and “Sidebars: Link Decoration Size:”

  244. Sharee:

    I’ve had a lot of fun playing with this theme. I need a little help though. I’d like the option of removing or changing the color of the bullets. Thanks

  245. admin:

    @stellia: Look in style.css around line 609 for the style starting with

    .entry img {
    	margin: 10px 10px 0 0;
    	padding: 5px;
    	border: solid 1px #ddd;

    and change the “border” line to:

    	border: none;
  246. stellia:

    I heard that to get rid of the blue outline on image-links one had to set the border value to 0, or the outline value to none. I searched for that in the css style but did not found it, is it set somewhere or do I have add a specific line ?
    Thanks in advance!

  247. admin:

    @Paul: The easiest way should be to put an empty “Text” widget into that sidebar. I have not tried this, but it should work

  248. Paul:

    Thanks for the quick reply! I don’t want to remove the sidebar but have it empty. I like the spacing it provides and the symmetry of the faded area in the logo.

  249. admin:

    @Paul: In version 2.21 there should be no built in items anymore in any sidebar.

    As for removing a sidebar, you should set its width to “0” on the theme options page: “Site Admin” -> “Design” -> “Atahualpa Theme Options” -> “Left sidebar width:” or “Right sidebar width:”

    These are the 3rd and 4th option from the bottom

  250. Paul:

    I love not only the look of the theme but also how user-friendly it is. This is the way all themes should work!

    How do I have an empty left sidebar – no content but the sidebar is still there? Also, do I make the left sidebar accept only widgets and not use the built-in items?

    Thanks again!


  251. admin:


    Find, in header.php, should be line 28:

    <?php wp_list_pages('title_li=&depth=1' ); ?>

    and add

    <li class="page_item"><a href="http://www.myserve.biz/" rel="nofollow">Back to Myserve</a></li>

    right after that line so that you end up with:

    <?php wp_list_pages('title_li=&depth=1' ); ?>
    <li class="page_item"><a href="http://www.myserve.biz/" rel="nofollow">Back to Myserve</a></li>



    part in the example above is being inserted by WordPress here in this comment. Leave that part out when you make the changes on your site.

  252. Carol:

    Is there a way to set a tab in the page header that when you click on it,it will jump directly to my sister site? I already have one that jumps from myServe to myServe4u but cannot figure out what code or where to place it to jump back. Thank you. Carol

  253. Baker Tamory:

    Thank you guys so much! I love this theme!

  254. admin:

    @Paul: It should work, see comment #99 http://wordpress.bytesforall.com/?p=56#comment-3948

  255. Paul:

    Love this theme! totally awesome. One question, how hard would it be to make the logosymbol 100px wide instead of 50? I’m using DreamWeaver, can I just do a find/replace on the dimensions of the image in code? Or would that break something? Thanks!

  256. Peter:

    Thank you!
    I’m looking forward to working with this theme.
    All the best…

  257. admin:

    @Gymbrooke: Thanks for asking, I will have some commercial ads, affiliate links or even a paypal link here in the forseeable future, if you check back in a few weeks. Also, you can always vote for the theme if you haven’t yet http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/atahualpa

  258. admin:

    @Peter: That’s because you chose to overlay the blog title over the header image. In that case the theme will remove the opacity. Doing both at the same time would require a too big rewrite of header.php I’m afraid.

  259. Gymbrooke:

    Your edit above solved the issue Thanks very much. Anything we can do to support your efforts? Your timely assistance to all is greatly appreciated.

  260. admin:

    @Gymbrooke: I had actually looked at your site and seen it. The last post not being centered is due to, see comment #130.

    But there should be no way that a CSS rule would limit the amount of posts per page.

    Please check if you’ve changed the “Blog pages show at most” setting as described in #130

  261. Peter:

    I installed v. 2.2 of atahualpa and the altered opacity in the heading images is not showing up (the image is there, but not broken into the three segments. Is there a switch I have to show other than setting opacity in the theme option settings?

  262. Gymbrooke:

    Not sure I explained it correctly I have three posts showing per page the first two posts titles centered. The third post did not if I look at previous entries / next group of three posts the first two titles centered, third did not and so on. Yes this is after style added from comment 128.

  263. admin:

    @Gymbrooke: Did that happen after you added that style from comment #128? If yes, could you remove it and see if it goes away? It is seems to be the reason, I will have to look more closely tomorrow.

    Have you changed “Site Admin” -> “Settings” -> “Reading” -> “Blog pages show at most” (should be “10”)

    [Edit: ADDED:] I tried on a test blog and it worked without causing issues.

    Also, to apply it to all posts on a page, you would have to replace the above with

    .post h2, .post-last h2 {
    	text-align: center;

    I forgot that the last post on a page has a different class.

    Finally, to make “Page” titles centered, too, you would have to add this instead:

    .post h2, .post-last h2, .post-page h2 {
    	text-align: center;
  264. Gymbrooke:

    I have three posts showing per page it changed the first 2 on each page. not sure why?

  265. admin:

    @Gymbrooke: Add

    .post h2 {
        text-align: center;

    somewhere to the “POST TITLE” section in style.css, between line 191 and 211. Let me know if it doesn’t work, I have not tested it.

  266. Gymbrooke:

    How do I center post titles. Thanks for all your support

  267. admin:

    @Lydia – comment#47
    Sorry, I missed your comment. Please see comment #84 for how to remove the “Home” link.

  268. admin:

    @Mark: The search.gif should appear once you put the “Search” widget into a sidebar.

    That graphic is not meant to be used on the header search form, which is a separate form that can be turned on/off.

    Adding the magnifying glass to the header search form would be too troublesome I am afraid as it would require several changes at various places to make it adjust nicely with the layout.

    If all you want is to make it clearer that that box in the header is a search form, I’d suggest to use that “text in search box” Javascript method described in comment #21 above.

    I have removed the line numbers from the instructions in comment #21, because you just would have to look for the exact text. You can use the search function of Notepad or whatever text editor you use. And the files are not very big, you could probably even find the right places without using the text editor’s search.

    Simply copy the affected files as filename-old.php first, then edit and upload the filename.php and if something goes wrong you can copy back filename-old.php to filename.php to get the original files again.

  269. Mark:

    The image was missing when I installed the theme- I just uploaded it to the proper location but the image doesn’t show. Can you take a look at my site and see if you have any ideas? It’s http://www.lighthousealliance.org. Also, I was reading the comments about how to display text in the search box and you said to edit header.php, but my header file looks different then what you are describing. Any ideas?


  270. admin:

    @Byron: 1) I guess you’re using the default “Recent Comments” widget of WordPress. You would have to add:

    <style type="text/css">.recentcomments a{padding: 0 0 0 5px !important; display: inline-block !important;}</style>


    <style type="text/css">.recentcomments a{padding: 0 0 0 5px !important;</style>

    right before


    but after

    <?php wp_head(); ?>

    in header.php

    Try both versions if you want to see the difference between inline and inline-block.

    Alternatively you could use the “BFA Recent Comments” widget instead of the “Recent Comments” widgets.

    2) That should be possible under Site Admin -> Settings -> Discussion -> Scroll down to “Avatars”

    [Edit: ADDED:] I missed that you wanted to add a custom default Gravatar. To do that, you would have to FIND in comments.php (should be line 22-32):

    <?php // Gravatar support
    if (function_exists('get_avatar')) {
          echo get_avatar($comment -> comment_author_email, $size='55');
       } else {
    if(!empty($comment -> comment_author_email)) {
    $md5 = md5($comment -> comment_author_email);
    $default = urlencode(get_bloginfo('template_directory') . '/images/no-gravatar2.gif');
    echo "<img class=\"avatar\" src='http://www.gravatar.com/avatar.php?gravatar_id=$md5&size=55&default=$default' alt='Gravatar' />";

    and REPLACE with:

    <?php // Gravatar support
    # if (function_exists('get_avatar')) {
    #      echo get_avatar($comment -> comment_author_email, $size='55');
    #   } else {
    if(!empty($comment -> comment_author_email)) {
    $md5 = md5($comment -> comment_author_email);
    $default = urlencode(get_bloginfo('template_directory') . '/images/no-gravatar2.gif');
    echo "<img class=\"avatar\" src='http://www.gravatar.com/avatar.php?gravatar_id=$md5&size=55&default=$default' alt='Gravatar' />";

    and upload your own /wp-content/themes/atahualpa2/images/no-gravatar2.gif with the size of 55×55 pixels, or, for another Gravatar size (max 80×80), upload it in another size, and additionally edit the two occurrences of 55 in the code above.

    After you made the code changes of 2) the Avatar settings of WordPress will become obsolete as the theme will use a custom Gravatar function then.

  271. admin:

    @Mark: That magnifying glass is located at /wp-content/themes/atahualpa2/images/search.gif

    I didn’t understand what you mean with “implementing it”.

  272. Byron:

    Super theme! The new version 2.21 rocks! Two quick questions about a couple very minor changes. 1) I used the “Recent Comments” widget on the right side column and the text for each link title has no space between it and the link decoration – can I fix this without removing the link decoration by setting them to 0? 2) Is there a way to change the “default” Gravatar from the mystery man to something else (like our logo icon)? Thanks in advance – and keep up the great work. I’m voting for you on the WordPress site.

  273. Mark:

    Great theme! Would I be allowed to use the image next to the search box (the little magnifying glass) and if so, do you know how I could implement it? Thanks!

  274. Maria:

    Thanks! I did lose the header image, but it was easy to put back and it seems everything else is in order.

  275. admin:

    @Maria: Overwriting should work but you could also rename the existing /wp-content/themes/atahualpa2/ directory to, say, “atahualpa2old”, and then upload the new atahualpa2 directory. You would then have both version available (distinguishable by the “v 2.21” in the description of the newer theme version) and could delete the atahualpa2old folder sometime later after everything works alright. Your existing header images should not be lost but that would depend on the FTP program that you’re using and it’s settings, too, I guess.

  276. Maria:

    I want to chime in and thank you for such a wonderful theme. I’m amazed by your willingness to help with customization.

    Here’s my question, and I apologize in advance if you’ve answered this already:

    I’m using a previous version of atahualpa and want to upgrade. Do I just simply overwrite the old theme folder with the new theme folder? And will my header disappear?

    Thank you!

  277. admin:

    @jhave: See comment #109 again regarding min-width in FF and Safari

  278. admin:

    @Tony: The test site validates though http://www.bytesforall.com/wordpress-test/9/ – I let my themes validate before I release them. However I have not checked whether it validates after any theme option change, but it should.

    [removed babble about W3C]

  279. Tony:

    I know you’re very busy; keeping up with the comments alone is overwhelming!
    I’ve already deleted those lines. Everything is ok now. I just didn’t want an h1 tag as my blog’s title. I reserve that for my posts’ titles.
    PS: When I deleted the lines (or when I just tried disabling the “Show Header Logo Area” from the Theme Options), the w3c validator validated my homepage. I just wanted you to know that. I think it had something with the h1 tags and the “class=”header” in header.php.
    Thanks again!

  280. admin:

    @Tony: Sorry, I didn’t mean to skip your comment. To remove the blog title and blog tagline, if that’s what you meant, remove this from header.php

    <div class="blogtitle-box">
    <h1><a class="header" href="<?php echo get_option('home'); ? rel="nofollow">/"><?php bloginfo('name'); ?></a></h1>
    <div style="clear: both"></div>
    <p class="header"><?php bloginfo('description'); ?></p>

    I will have to install a plugin for better code posting you can use

    <pre lang="php">

    to post html or php code

  281. Tony:

    the code didn’t paste well I think… I hope it will now:

    <a class="header" href="/">

  282. Tony:

    Sorry, the question in comment #104 was too stupid, I have been working for more than 10 hours almost straight. 😀
    If someone needs to get rid of the “blog title box”, edit out the following lines from header.php (line 61 to 65 in my header.php):

    <a class="header" href="/">

  283. jhave:

    @admin: I have managed to find a balance between the two sides:
    In its current configuration, it renders OK on the Mac side as well.

  284. admin:

    @jhave: I have not tested that particular feature in all browsers as it was meant to be a feature for IE6 mainly but I will do for the next version. I do test in Firefox 3 and Safari 3/3.1 though.

    [Edit – ADDED: Should work if you add “min-width: 800px;” to the “body” style in style.css around line 57]

  285. admin:

    @Victor: In version 2.21 everything should disappear once your drop a widget into the sidebar. You’re probably using v. 2.0 or 2.01 where the top of the right sidebar was hardcoded into the theme.

  286. admin:

    @paul compton: The best would probably be to turn off the header search box on the options page, and then add a widget/plugin to one of the sidebars. There should be a google search box plugin, i.e. this one http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/google-ajax-search/

    If you get a plugin that wants you to place some string or tag into the theme at the place where the search form is supposed to appear, you could remove the code below from header.php and put whatever the plugin wants in its place:

    <div class="searchbox-form">
    <form method="get" class="searchform" action="<?php bloginfo('url'); ?>/">
    <input type="text" name="s" style="width: 99%; color:#999" value="Search something" onfocus="clearText(this);" />
  287. jhave:


    Just to let you know that the min width is not working in Safari v. 3.1.2 (mac) nor in Firefox v.3.0.1. (mac). The layout stays fluid, even if the width is 800px or less.

    It’s a great theme!

  288. Victor:

    I like the design, especially rotating headers. however, how can I remove one of the columns, and also, remove the default
    Recent Posts and Popular Posts headers? Or at least move them down to the bottom of the sidebar.


  289. Tony:

    One more question please!
    Which part of header.php do I have to delete in order to get rid of the “blog name field” next to the logo?

  290. paul compton:

    I know there has been a little chat about search boxes here, but is it possible to replace the search bar with one of my own? ie google search box?

    cheers paulC

  291. stellia:

    Waw, it’s great! you’re a boss 😉 a big THANK YOU !
    (and I add a little thing for people interested : I specified the font-family under this line, so that the whole blag has a the font choosen in the Theme Options (for example Arial), while the posts entries have another one (Georgia).
    PS : I recommand your templates to every people who want to try WordPress and hesitate because the templates are so difficult to customize! Thanks a lot!

  292. admin:

    @stellia: There’s no option for that, you would have to edit style.css and change, at around line 240 (may be different)

    .entry {
    margin: 0px;
    /*overflow-x: hidden; */


    .entry {
    margin: 0px;
    text-align: justify;
    /*overflow-x: hidden; */

  293. stellia:

    Hello again!
    sorry to bother you, my question is rather simple but I can’t find it : is ther a place to change the text behavior in my posts? I want them to be justify, is there a menu changing thaht in the “Atahualpoa Theme Options”, or do I have to go into to the code ?
    Thanks in advance!

  294. admin:

    @Utrecht: That should work, you can just upload a bigger image. You might have to edit the first 3 numbers in the “margin:” line of

    .logo-icon {
    margin: 10px 5px 10px 0; /* might be overwritten in style.php */
    padding: 0;
    border: 0;
    float: left;

    in style.css afterwards to adjust the position of the image.

    The values in margin mean: TOP RIGHT BOTTOM LEFT. The last value “0” is for the left margin and should be left alone as it will adjust itself depending on other settings you do on the options page.

  295. Utrecht:

    Thanks for creating atahualpa version 2.21!

    I’ve got one question:
    – is it possible to increase the logo in the header? 50x50p is a bit too little for me!


  296. admin:

    @mk1623: You would have to change the values of padding, border and background-color for “img.avatar”, “.entry img” and “wp-caption” and “.wp-caption p.wp-caption-text” in style.css between around line 600-700. The padding is the thick border (the shadow as you say) between the image and the outer, thinner border. To get blank images the new styles should look like this:

    img.avatar {
    float: left;
    margin: 0 8px 3px 0;

    .entry img {
    margin: 10px 10px 0 0;

    .wp-caption {
    text-align: center;
    margin: 10px 0 0 0;

    .wp-caption p.wp-caption-text {
    font-size: 0.8em;
    line-height: 13px;
    padding: 4px 2px; /*4px top/bottom, 2px left/right */
    margin: 0;
    color: #666;

  297. mk1623:

    Thank you very much for your prompt reply and wonderful support!

    Regarding to background, I will try and see.

    Now I got another question. Each image has gray shadows around it, it is possible to get rid of them?

    Thank you very much in advance.

  298. Karen:

    Hi Admin,

    If you get paypal definitely let us know – I’m sure several of us would donate!

    I’ve not used wordpress before but I chose your theme to use for my husbands new gardening website (http://www.calarygradens.com). I’ve just upgraded the theme to 2.2 and it’s great. It gives the additional bits that I was looking for before and was so easy to upgrade.



  299. TomG:

    Thank You. Everything you have said made perfect sense and worked.

  300. admin:

    @Gymbrooke: That is “Subscribe to comments” http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/subscribe-to-comments/ and Atahualpa is prepared for it, and the actual plugin is included in the theme file.

  301. Gymbrooke:

    May I ask what comment subscription plugin you are using will it work with Atahualpa 2.21?

  302. admin:

    @janetruth: Unfortunately it’s not included in the current version but will be in the next. For now you could add it manually, see http://wordpress.bytesforall.com/?p=50 comment #18

  303. janetruth:

    I am starting my first blog and selected your theme, which I love. For a non technical user, it is fantastics. Just a quick ?. I anticipate having multiple authors to my site. Does the theme allow me to attribute posts to different authors?

    Thanks in advance for the help and thanks for the great theme.

  304. admin:


    1. You can look for occurrences of

    <?php the_time('F jS, Y'); ?>

    in index.php, single.php, page.php, search.php and archive.php and replace them accordingly, i.e. with:

    <?php the_time('jS M Y'); ?>

    2. You could, but the background image wouldn’t “shine through” because all layout areas are defined as #fff (white), not transparent. But if you only want to have the background image be visible on the left and right hand side of the layout, you could add your rules to the body { } section in the “BASE LAYOUT” area in style.css. If you wanted to have the image shine through, you would have to change all (around 26 or so) color occurrences like “background” and “background-color” in style.css from #fff or #ffffff to transparent or just remove the color. For the sidebars you would have to change the border-left and border-right colors of #outer-column-container in style.css, too.

    3. You can add links to the top menu in this format:

    <li class="page_item"><a href="the-link-here">The Link Title</a></li>

    before or after

    <?php wp_list_pages('title_li=&depth=1' ); ?>

  305. admin:

    @TomG: To exclude pages from the top menu, see comment #73. To exclude them from the sidebar: Put the “Pages” widget into a sidebar, click on the “Edit” link on the widget, and there’s a line “Exclude” where you can list the IDs of the pages that should be excluded. To figure out the ID of a page, see also comment #73

  306. TomG:


    I am able to use the WP interface to password protect and make a page private at the same time. The issue with wordpress is that when you make a page private (so that it does not appear as a page in the sidebar or up top or as a subpage) the actual URL address of the page cannot be accessed by anyone who is not registered or logged in. This may be by design, so, if this cannot be worked around, can you tell me how to keep a page from showing up in the header menu or sidebar page menu as a link?


    Thanks again.

  307. mk1623:

    Hi I have a few questions.

    I have set the Date format in “setting” as jS M Y (eg. 1st Sep 2008) but the theme’s date format is August 30th, 2008. Is it possible to correspond with the format which I set in the setting or enable to choose in the Atahualpa Theme Options?

    2. Is it possible to have a background image with a fixed effect?
    I would like to have something like:
    background-image: url(http://www……….jpg);
    background-repeat: no-repeat;

    3. Is it possible to have top navigation “page” links without creating pages? I just want to add links to the top page links.

    Thank you very much in advance.

  308. admin:

    @TomG: Re: Password protection. Are certain users supposed to be able to read the post, or only you? I have not dealt with password protecting posts yet but maybe I can point you into the right direction.

    P.S.: Thank you for asking about Paypal. I have no Paypal donate button but I will have to commercialize this site a bit sometime in the near future, perhaps a few ads and affiliate links, and hosting offers.

  309. admin:

    @TomG: You can remove the “Home” button by removing the following line from header.php:

    <li class="page_item"><a href="<?php echo get_option('home'); ?>/" title="<?php bloginfo('name'); ?>">Home</a></li>

  310. admin:

    @Gymbrooke: I may have that in the future but not currently. If you check back in a month I should have a new version of Atahualpa which then will last half a year at least I hope.

  311. TomG:

    opps one more question,
    Can I remove one of the links in the upper nav bar (above the header pic) on this theme? I want to pull the “Home” button from the very top and keep the rest.

  312. TomG:

    Thanks for all the help so far.

    One other thing I am having trouble with…

    I want a page to be private with password protection. The problem is when I make the page private, a user must be registered and logged in so that they can see that private page (when I direct them there). If they are not registered and logged it, the error 404 page appears.

    Is there a setting, a plugin or raw php code you can send me to fix this?

    Also, is there a place I can send you a “donation” through paypal to thank you for this theme and your support?


  313. Gymbrooke:

    Thank You – that was the problem I changed the min-width setting to 990. I left the left sidebar as it was since it now works hope that’s ok? Great Support do you have a mailing list we could join to be notified of future updates?

  314. admin:

    @Gymbrooke: It is probably due to the left sidebar being 1-2 em too narrow for the “2010 Youth Olympics” video, and you should probably increase the min-width setting on the options page, too, from currently 800 to 990 or so, because you have rather huge images in the middle column too.

  315. Gymbrooke:

    Atahualpa 2.21
    Great Theme Thank you
    When our site is accessed in IE7 from a link. The left-hand column is sitting over top of the middle content. If we refresh it adjusts properly the link is from our discussion section. Anyway to correct this issue as it has been reported to us by others who believe it is not working and do not refresh. Linked from here http://gymwatch.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=12304#12304

  316. stellia:

    Hi again!
    finally I found out what the problem was (and it’s a shame I had to disturb you for that) 😛
    In fact depending on the browser used, it doesn’t work ; with IE7 it crashes and makes the widget disappear. With Firefox 3.0 it works fine, but it won’t go on the left sidebar and makes all the right sidebar’s widgets go on the left (headache). I finally put it on the right and swap some widgets on the other sidebar and it’s okay now.

  317. stellia:

    Oh! thank you anymway since you take the time to check my problem.
    Actually I can’t disable plugins because it’s Akismet or exec-Php so if I do that I will be spammed and my blog won’t work without some PHP codes.
    I will think about it maybe I will get the answer, if so I will thell you what happened 🙂
    Good evening !

  318. admin:

    @stellia: I looked at your site and also added a text widget on a WP 2.6.1 test blog with Atahualpa 2.21 and it worked. I couldn’t spot anything wrong on your site. You could try to disable a few plugins and see if that helps. I cannot think of any reason for your issue atm I’m afraid.

  319. stellia:

    I recently discovered your atahualpa theme and installed the last version after unpgrading to WordPress 2.6.1. It’s a great work you’re doing and I particularly apperciate its customizability. Everything is fine and works but I had one question though : I want to put a text widget in the left sidebar. It appears in the administration panel, and when I click on it to fill the widget and add my text, it suddenly disappear. If I want to add it again it shows on the panl but impossible to edit it to add anything.
    What can it be? How can I solve the problem?

    Thank you very much and sorry for my bad English 😉

  320. admin:

    @jimmy: You can create a page within WordPress (Site Admin -> Write -> Page) titled “Contact” or whatever. If you want the page to be added to the top menu bar, then you’re done.

    If not, view that page in your browser and copy/paste the URL somewhere as you’ll need it later. Then change, in header.php,

    <?php wp_list_pages('title_li=&depth=1' ); ?>


    <?php wp_list_pages('title_li=&depth=1&exclude=13' ); ?>

    with “13” being an example for the ID of the page that you want to exclude from the top menu bar.

    You would have to put the actual ID of your new “Contact” page here. To get that ID, go to Site Admin -> Manage -> Pages and hover over the title of the “Contact” page. That should display an URL ending on “post=XX” in your browser’s title bar status bar, with XX being the ID.

    Finally, edit, footer.php and add the URL of the “Contact” page that you pasted somewhere earlier, i.e. change

    - All Rights Reserved<br />


    - All Rights Reserved - <a href="URL-to-your-contact-page">Contact</a><br />

  321. jimmy:

    is there a way to have a contact button on this wordpress theme–
    i know you can leave comments, but if you want people to email an info@
    mail for example–is this possible?

  322. Tom G:

    Wow. Thanks so much. That is it! I will send you a link to my page when it is all done. Great work.

  323. admin:

    @Tom G: There should be an option on the options page

    Site Admin -> Design (“Presentation” in WordPress 2.3 and older) -> Atahualpa Theme Options

    “Allow comments on “Page” pages, too?:” (The second option from the bottom)

  324. Tom G:

    Hey, I am using version 2.2 of the Atahualpa theme and I cannot get the comments to appear on pages. I can only see the comments on posts. I have selected the “Comments” and “pingbacks” on each page.

    What am I doing wrong?

  325. admin:

    @mk1623: You could always try another theme, with the same plugins or additions you may have made, and see if that fixes the archive count. The Atahualpa theme isn’t doing anything with the archives as far as I can see. Since version 2.6, WordPress saves post revisions and keeps them in the database. It seems that every post revision is being counted as a post on your blog. As for dropping columns, that may happen in IE6 if the content doesn’t fit into the column and/or the min-width setting is too low.

  326. mk1623:

    Thank you very much for your kind assistance.

    I have deactivated “Recently updated” widget/plugin but it did not show the right number. So something disagree with each other or as you said “the loop” or wp_query affect the archive counts. I just give up.

    I also found that if I use “insert more tag” icon/button in the WordPress, the sidebars go to the bottom of the page.

  327. admin:

    @mk1623: I tried and the archive numbers were right on the sample blog. The issue on your blog may be caused by some plugin or custom function using “the loop” a second time, it may also be related to “wp_query”. Maybe the “Recently updated” widget or function you’re using? It could be counting each update of a post as a new post. It it deals with “the loop” or wp_query in some way it could very well affect the archive count.

  328. Tony:

    Your swift replies to the comments are very impressive, indeed!
    This theme has so many options, and as a control freak, I love it! 😀
    I decided that the About page is an important part of my site and I won’t put a nofollow on it. The contact page needs it though, and I will post how to do it later here on this page.
    I have Platinum SEO and Headspace and I couldn’t find such an option there.

  329. mk1623:

    I have downloaded the latest version of 2.21 and uploaded it. I was using v.2.01 which I downloaded from WordPress Theme directory.

    Then, it seems that it fixed all problems which I had, expect the post numbers of archive are still wrong.

    Thank you.

  330. mk1623:

    I have other questions regarding to archive and categories.

    1. The post number is wrong and not showing the right number.

    2. I would like to have number followed by the month but numbers are in the next line.

    I would like to have as:

    * August 2008 (17)
    * November 2007 (18)

    But it appears as:
    * August 2008
    * November 2007

    How can I fix them?

  331. mk1623:

    Thank you very much for your prompt reply.

    I think that it would not the contents or sidebar because if you click each post, the sidebars are on the top of the page.

    Only the sidebars on the index page go to the bottom.

    But the each post and pages are fine.

  332. admin:

    @Julian: I can see the next/previous links on your category pages, have you changed something meanwhile? As for 50 posts, have you set “Site Admin” -> “Settings” -> “Reading” -> “Blog pages show at most” to 50? I tried 18 posts in a category and all 18 showed. Also, it seems you have a plugin installed that does something with the display of categories in the sidebar. If you did change the “Blog pages show at most” setting, you could try disabling that plugin and see if that was the reason

  333. admin:

    @mk1623: That’s probably due to something in a sidebar or the middle column being too big to fit in. Try increasing the width of the affected sidebar, or increase the min-width setting, both on the options page. I

  334. mk1623:

    The sidebars go to the bottom of the page. I do not know why. The sidebars on pages are fine.

    Could you help me?

  335. Monica:

    Hi there, I had the prior version… upgraded, NO ISSUES AT ALL!

    I’m completely impressed with your assistance with all of these comments! Thank you thank you thank you for your hard work and determination.

    I’ve gotten PLENTY of comments on my site thanks to your theme. Kudos form California USA.


  336. julian:

    need help when i install the theme something happen to my categories suppose my categories
    interior design firms got 30 posts how come it only limit at 10 post ever i set it at 50 and the previous and next do not appear thank

    anyway u got a outstanding theme

  337. admin:

    The about link is generated dynamically by WordPress. I cannot think of a halfway easy solution to do that. There is a probably a plugin that can do that. http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/
    Maybe All-in-one-SEO or Headspace2

  338. Tony:

    This theme is just great! Thank you!
    I have one question: how can I add a nofollow to the “ABOUT” link (next to HOME)? I could not find it in any of the theme files in the Theme Editor.

  339. Linda Richard:

    I’m going to vote for you! Fantastic! Your help is amazing, thank you!

  340. admin:

    @Simon: Dynamic Drive has various CSS menus http://www.dynamicdrive.com/dynamicindex1/indexc.html .

    The one I am using here is very rough to implement as it works without Javascript. To implement a drop down menu you’d have to put the css into style.css (header.php would work too), the javascript part (if any) of the code into header.php above </head> and the html part into header.php below <body>, whereever you want the code to appear. The CSS/Javascript you’d usually just copy/paste, the HTML part would look similar to this

    <?php wp_list_pages(options...); ?>


    <?php wp_list_categories(options...); ?>

    maybe surrounded by a

    <div id="something">

    whatever the instructions are at dynamicdive.

    You should look for something that doesn’t require something like

    <li><span><a href="...">Link</a></span></li>

    and rather look for

    <li><a href="...">Link</a></li>  (without <span>)

    because that’s what WordPress spits out.

    Also, here’s info on how to customize the output of page and category lists:


  341. admin:

    @Linda Richard: The blogroll in the right sidebar should dissapear once you drop a (any) widget into it. Also, you should increase the width of the left sidebar quite a bit, to 20 (em) or even more. Several contents don’t fit into it, and the left sidebar drops down below the main column due to this, in IE6 on a 1024 pixel screen. Its best to make sure that third party contents like images, ads etc. fit very well (not just barely) into the sidebars, or it may cause issues in older IE browsers. Other than that it looks good.

  342. Linda Richard:

    AHA! I had 2.01! I got 2.21 and actually read the readme, did what it said.. this ROCKS! I love it, THANK YOU!!


    Any suggestions let me know. Haven’t changed the header yet. I want to make it pop just a little more. Maybe change the grey to green. I may do that later.

    I need to fix the sidebar stuff, somehow I have too blogrolls. I don’t see the one on the left.. on the widgets.. it’s built in, huh? I will have to remove the one on the right?

  343. Simon:

    2.2 is a wonderful update to an excellent theme– it has the features/fixes that I’d manually had to modify in the previous version (removing the hardcoding for the widgets, comments on pages).

    Is there any drop-down menu-bar code that you’d recommend for the theme? I’ve been trying to find a good solution for my site which will have multiple pages/sub-pages of content. I like how this done on your “Cats Drop Down” theme (or, just as nice, used in the menu of this site)– and would love to have something similar for categories/sub-categories for Atahualpa, but that theme’s menubar is based on pages.

    Thanks in advance!

  344. Hotrider:

    Hi, great theme! thanks a lot for providing and maintaining it!
    I have one Q – is it possible to add an image also in the footer?

  345. Nerdspawn:

    Thanks for the quick response to my enquiry. And would you please *stop* updating so frequently. (Kidding, of course!) 😉

    Seems like one of the font size plugins (for adding an accessible font control feature) was interfering with your theme’s font option. All sorted now. Off to tweak my site from 2.01 to 2.21!

  346. Lydia:

    Hello, what do you think about link in top left corner, named “home”?
    Is it nessesary?

  347. tulgaa:

    Now it works! Thank you very much for helping me.

  348. admin:

    @tulgaa: I meant to replace the two occurrences of get_option(’upload_path’) right in bfa_rotating_header_images.php and upload that file again. Your bfa_rotating_header_images.php should look like this after the change (and the test code I gave you earlier should be removed from header.php again):

    global $options;
    foreach ($options as $value) {
    if (get_settings( $value['id'] ) === FALSE) { $$value['id'] = $value['std']; } else { $$value['id'] = get_settings( $value['id'] ); } }
    if (file_exists(ABSPATH."/wpmu-settings.php")) {
    	################### images in WP upload folder (on WPMU)
    	$header_images_in_wp_upload_folder = m_find_in_dir(str_replace('themes/atahualpa2/functions', '', $_SERVER['DOCUMENT_ROOT']) . '/wp-content/blogs.dir/' . $wpdb->blogid . '/files',
    	if ($header_images_in_wp_upload_folder) {
    		$selected_header_image = array_shift($header_images_in_wp_upload_folder);
    		$selected_header_image = str_replace(str_replace('themes/atahualpa2/functions', '', $_SERVER['DOCUMENT_ROOT']) . '/wp-content/blogs.dir/' . $wpdb->blogid . '/files',
    		get_option('fileupload_url'), $selected_header_image);
    } else {
    	################### images in /images/header/
    	$files = "";
    	$imgpath = TEMPLATEPATH . '/images/header/';
    	$imgdir = get_bloginfo('template_directory') . '/images/header/';
    	$dh  = opendir($imgpath);
    	while (false !== ($filename = readdir($dh))) {
    		if(eregi('.jpg', $filename) || eregi('.gif', $filename) || eregi('.png', $filename)) {
    	   $files[] = $filename;
    	/* Generate a random number */
    	$amount_images = count($files);
    	$number_images = ($amount_images-1);
    	$randnum = rand(0,$number_images);
    	/* print the result */
    	$selected_header_image = $imgdir . $files[$randnum];
  349. tulgaa:

    It still doesn’t display images and says
    Upload Path: wp-content/uploadsFileupload URL: http://tulgaa.delhii.net/filesValid found: Array ( ) Atahualpa images found: Array ( )

    I don’t know much about programming, but it might be that blog id and upload dir address are different. For example, my blog is at No.5 when I goto site admin page and when I look in blogs.dir, its folder number can be 10.

  350. admin:

    @Linda Richard: There should be a README.txt in the theme’s directory, right where all the other files such as index.php, style.css etc are.

    Also, to get to the theme’s options page, you would have to:

    1) Activate the theme: Site Admin -> Design -> Click on the name or the screenshot of the Atahualpa theme
    2) Now you should see the menu link “Atahualpa Theme Options” at the top of the page (while still in the admin area). Alternatively click this link, (after you activated the Atahualpa theme, and while being logged in on your site): http://freedetainees.org/wp-admin/themes.php?page=functions.php
    3) You should see all the theme options in front of you now

    You mention “Popular Posts”. There should be no “Popular Posts” by default from version 2.2 on. You are probably using 2.0 or an even older version. You would have to upgrade to 2.21. Older versions don’t have the option to remove the top menu bar. To upgrade, delete or rename the existing /wp-content/themes/atahualpa/ or /wp-content/themes/atahualpa2/ directory on your web hosting account, and upload the new /atahualpa2/ directory after you downloaded version 2.21 and unzipped it on your local computer.

  351. admin:

    @tulgaa: Please try the same once more (replacing get_option(‘upload_path’) two times in /wp-content/themes/atahualpa2/functions/bfa_rotating_header_images.php), but with this instead:

    str_replace('themes/atahualpa2/functions', '', $_SERVER['DOCUMENT_ROOT']) . '/wp-content/blogs.dir/' . $wpdb->blogid . '/files'

  352. tulgaa:

    I made above changes and it’s not working either. When I make previous changes in header.php, it shows same thing:
    Upload Path: wp-content/uploadsFileupload URL: http://tulgaa.delhii.net/filesValid found: Array ( ) Atahualpa images found: Array ( )

  353. Linda Richard:

    In fact, say I don’t want ‘popular posts’… where do I get rid of those? Does this theme have like a readme or something?

  354. Linda Richard:

    It isn’t working.. the menu options? I see nothing. 🙁 It’s activated now, but I get heavy traffic so… please let me know what to do next, okay?

  355. admin:

    @tulgaa: It’s not finding the right upload path. In /wp-content/themes/atahualpa2/functions/bfa_rotating_header_images.php find the two occurrences (should be line 12 and 18) of


    and replace them with

    ABSPATH . get_option('upload_path')

    and let me know if it works, it should.

    I will have to change that in the next release. It works for me either way but obviously not everywhere. For my own findings, could you please tell me, is your main WPMU site on “domain.com” or a subdomain? Is it a dedicated server or a shared hosting account, Linux or Windows? Because it works with or without ABSPATH for me and I will try to find out why.

  356. tulgaa:

    Thank you admin,

    I’m using WPMU 2.6 with subdomains. When I enter above code (above code was at line 91, not 100), header says this:
    Upload Path: wp-content/uploadsFileupload URL: http://tulgaa.delhii.net/filesValid found: Array ( ) Atahualpa images found: Array ( )

    Also, when I go to “Site Admin -> Manage -> Post -> [Title of any post] -> Add Media -> Gallery” there isn;t any images (it says 0), and when I go to “Site Admin -> Manage -> Post -> [Title of any post] -> Add Media -> Media library” I can see atahualpa_header_xx.jpg images.

    Thank you again for quick response.

  357. admin:

    @tulgaa: Looks like it cannot find any images. Could you paste the following code into /wp-content/themes/atahualpa2/header.php

    <?php $header_images_in_wp_upload_folder = m_find_in_dir(get_option('upload_path'),
    $atahualpa_images_in_wp_upload_folder = m_find_in_dir(get_option('upload_path'),
    echo "Upload Path: " . get_option('upload_path');
    echo "Fileupload URL: ". get_option('fileupload_url');
    echo "Valid found: "; print_r ($atahualpa_images_in_wp_upload_folder);
    echo "Atahualpa images found: "; print_r ($header_images_in_wp_upload_folder); ?>

    below this line (should be at line 100):

    <div style="margin: 0; padding: 0; height: <?php echo $ata_headerimage_height; ?>px; background: url(<?php echo $selected_header_image; ?>) <?php echo $ata_headerimage_alignment; ?> no-repeat;">

    and see what the output is (should appear where the header image should be. It should display the upload path, the upload url and the images it found.

    Also, when you go to Site Admin -> Manage -> Post -> [Title of any post] -> Add Media -> Gallery

    …can you see the header images listed there?

    Finally, are you using WPMU 2.6 or another version? And are you using subdomains for users? It seems you are, just asking to be sure.

  358. tulgaa:

    Admin, could you please take a look at my WPMU 2.6 site? Location is at:

  359. admin:

    @Linda Richard: You can remove the top menu bar on the options page (see comment #33) “Show Top Menu Bar?”

  360. admin:

    @Nerdspawn: If you’re using version 2.21 (or 2.2) you can find the option to change the font size on the theme options pags: “Site Admin” -> “Design” (“Presentation” in WordPress 2.3 and older) -> “Atahualpa Theme Options”. The 13th option from the top. “Body Font Size”. Increase that value to i.e. 90, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Save changes” button.

  361. Linda Richard:

    I am dying to activate this on my blog. However, I have been using pages for my detainee profiles and actions – so I have a lot. I need to find out how to get rid of the ones across the top – as they take up at least half of the page. I tried to do it myself and killed the entire theme. Oops! 🙂

    Thanks in advance

  362. Nerdspawn:

    Hi there,

    Absolutely love the theme, thanks for all the hard work you’ve put into it.

    I’m currently working on tweaking the theme for use on a non-profit organisations’ website. One quick question for you: As we deal with users with sight impairment, I wanted to increase the standard font size of the pages — not sure what it is at the moment (using Tahoma, looks like 10pt?). Anyhow, I would be oh-so-thankful if you could tell me which file I would find the code in for making these changes?

  363. admin:

    @Cora: Can you give me a link? The one in your name is not working for me.

  364. cora:

    Please follow up comment on this site.. thank you sir.

  365. cora:

    Hi sir,

    I just downloaded the theme and the iamge on the header which is supposed to be moving aorund 3 images are not working . pls check it out. I will appreciate it very much


  366. admin:

    @tulgaa: I had it running without problems on WPMU 2.6 but will check again.

  367. tulgaa:

    I followed instructions, but they just doesn’t come up.
    I also like the idea of showing default images in the header in case users don’t want to upload their images.

  368. admin:


    1) If you made any manual edits to the template files (like chaning the layout, text sizes, colors of the theme), those would be lost. But your blog content (your posts), installed plugins, settings you made in WordPress, and settings you made on the theme’s options page would not be lost. I may have changed 1-2 option names on the theme options page but I think not. In worst case you would have to set 1-2 options again.

    2) You can bring the hardcoded Meta section back to life, and have it stay even after widgets are added, by changing its location in sidebar2.php from inside the widgetized area to outside the widgetized area, like so:

    In /wp-content/themes/atahualpa2/sidebar2.php, FIND:

    <h3 class="widgettitle">Meta</h3>
    <?php wp_register(); ?>
    <li><?php wp_loginout(); ?></li>
    <?php wp_meta(); ?>

    CUT that code, and paste it right BELOW this line:

    <?php endif; ?>

    to put the Meta section BELOW all widgets, or,
    paste it right ABOVE this line:

    <?php if ( !function_exists('dynamic_sidebar') || !dynamic_sidebar(2) ) : ?>

    to place the Meta section ABOVE all widgets.

    To put the Meta section into the left sidebar, you would also cut that code from sidebar2.php but paste it into sidebar.php (not sidebar2.php) instead, in the same way.

    3.) Find, in style.css, (should be) line 302

    margin: 10px 20px 0 0;

    and change to, i.e.

    margin: 10px 20px 10px 0;

    That would add 10px margin to the bottom of the title. The numbers mean, in this order: TOP, RIGHT, BOTTOM, LEFT. 0 can be 0 or 0px, doesn’t matter.

    Additonally you may have to change the line right above the one mentioned before, which says

    line-height: 1.0em;

    if g, j, y, q, p seem to be cut off a little at the bottom. Increase that value to i.e. 1.2em if need be. 3 digits work, too, i.e. 1.25em

    Basically, play with the “h1” section (line 302-308) which is the blog title, or with the “p.header” section (line 315-321) which is the tagline.

  369. admin:

    @tulgaa: I should have made it so that if a WPMU user doesn’t upload any image the default images are shown. I will include that in the next update. I guess you have not uploaded any images so far? If yes, did you upload an image through the WordPress editor, and did you name it as “atahualpa_header_XX.jpg” (or .gif or .png), with XX being a number like 1, 5, 19282 (but without leading zeros, i.e. NOT 01 or 009828)? See the options page for instructions.

  370. Dan:

    Having fun your great design with my first blogging efforts.
    Quick questions…

    1. I was one of the few who installed 2.2, before you revised with 2.21. Can I safely upload everything in 2.21 as if doing a new install, overriding the original files, without losing anything? (I am new to WordPress.)

    2. Also, I noticed on the “meta” links you had it set up with only “site admin” and “log out” links for initial install, but when I played with widgets and deleted and then put “meta” back in, it defaults to showing “entries rss, comments rss, and wordpress links” also. I prefer your cleaner 2 links only approach under “meta”. Is that easy to get back to?

    3. And my final bothersome question has to do with the space between the “Blog Title” and the “Blog Tagline”. I find it to be a little tight with the letters in use in my title (a couple of “g’s”) hanging down a little too much and butting into the tagline. Is that spacing something I can tinker with?

    Your time and hard work on such an effective design is GREATLY appreciated.

  371. tulgaa:

    Thanks for the great theme. In WPMU 2.6, I don’t have images in the header. Could you please check it? Thank you.

  372. admin:

    @Chris Carter: In header.php, FIND this:

    <input type="text" style="width: 99%" value="<?php the_search_query(); ?>" name="s" />

    and REPLACE with this:

    <input type="text" name="s" style="width: 99%; color:#999" value="Click to search" onfocus="clearText(this);" />

    and, still in header.php, right before


    ADD this:

    <script type="text/javascript">
    function clearText(searchfield){
    if (searchfield.defaultValue==searchfield.value)
    searchfield.value = "";
    searchfield.style.color = "black";

    “Click to search” = text you want to show in the input field
    “black” the text color when something is being typed in
    “#999” the color of the “Click to search” text (a light gray in this case, salt to taste)

    To do the same thing for the Search widget (that you can put into a sidebar), you would have to additionally edit searchform.php, FIND:

    <input type="text" class="searchfield" value="<?php the_search_query(); ?>>" name="s" />

    and replace with this (this one is a bit different than the one above):

    <input type="text" name="s" class="searchfield" style="color:#999" value="Click to search" onfocus="clearText(this);" />

    The procedure of adding the JavaScript before </head> would be the same for both search fields (header and sidebar), but you should probably not use both (modified) search fields at the same time (one in the header, one in a sidebar) as this might cause Javascript conflicts, I have not tested this though.

  373. jack:

    Great theme! Clean, crisp and pleasing to the eye…

    I’m looking forward to see what I can make of it.

    many thanks

  374. Chris Carter:

    For those who it is not obvious, is it possible to put some text inside of the search box? Perhaps ‘Click to Search’ and when the person clicks, the words disappear and the search box operates normally. I’m sure I’ve seen it but no idea how to add it. Thanks if you can help. And thanks for such a great theme.

  375. Fonzie:

    Just starting with your theme and i love it.
    I get al lot of positive response about the theme.
    Nice work…

    Greets from Holland


  376. Alistair:

    Hi Admin – i did not mean you were censoring – I meant I had just posted loads of code you might not have needed to see 🙂

    Installed the newest release and all the problems are now resolved – great theme thanks 🙂


  377. admin:

    @paul compton: I will include an option in the next release to configure the link and the link text for the “Home” button, or to remove it alltogether.

  378. paul compton:

    Would be nice to change the header details showing pages at the top from with in the design section. as I always have to change the home one to point back to my home page.

  379. paul compton:

    2.21 look very good up and runing on my site, like the removal of the hard coded links section – will play more later.

  380. admin:

    @Dave: Could you try 2.21?

    It’s working fine for me with ot without spaces, but the spaces in the last line of functions.php might have been the issue. They’re gone in 2.21

  381. admin:

    @Alistair: I am sorry, but I have not seen that comment. I would not surpress a comment because it was long (or for any other reason). Maybe you were commenting while I wildly changed things around on this blog here, and it got lost in the process.

    Even though I could not replicate the problem, the spaces in the last line of functions.php are gone in v 2.21. It would be great if you could try again and tell me if the issues are gone.

  382. Alistair:

    Seems my first comment did not show – unless you supressed it due to it being a bit long.

    Essentially – the actual theme worked fine – it was just when I tried to log into the admin section it all went pare shaped. I will install the new one later tonight and let you know how I get on 🙂

  383. admin:

    @Alistair: Phoenix didn’t mention whether he had modified functions.php or not, but I could not replicate the problem and as you can see, Phoenix posted that’s its working now for him.

    Have you experienced any problems with v. 2.21?

  384. Dave:

    I also got the same message. I deactivated the theme because nothing was loading. I ad not modified the function.php.

    Warning: Cannot modify header information – headers already sent by (output started at …../wp-content/themes/atahualpa/functions.php:572) in ……./wp-includes/pluggable.php on line 770

  385. Alistair:

    Oh – I have went back to 2.1 until I can get this fixed as well 🙂

  386. phoenix:


    yes, I switched back to 2.1 but thank you i did what you said, and it seems to be all working fine now!!

    Thanks once again for a great theme!!

  387. admin:

    If the blog in question is http://paganway.co.za/blog you’re running WP 2.6.1 but an older Atahualpa version. You probably switched back?

    Anyway, could you try to delete the 50 or so spaces in functions.php in line 572 right after <?php } ?> and see if the error persists? (Also, don’t produce a blank line after line 572)

    [EDIT: added] I tried everything you mentioned (widgets, options, comments) on a 2.6.1 install and it all worked fine. This issue is very likely related to blank lines in /wp-content/themes/atahualpa2/functions.php. See if you have a blank line at the end of that file, or anywhere in between (in an area that is not enclosed within php opening / closing tags. Have you edited the functions.php file by any chance?

  388. admin:

    @phoenix: That’s weird…

    1) Were you using an older Atahualpa version, and there were no issues?

    2) What WP version do you have?

    3) Are you using a cache plugin or something like that? Sounds like a cache issue

    I just tested an admin comment and a user comment, with and without “notify by email” and all three worked

  389. phoenix:


    awesome theme, but I get a few errors, not sure if it’s me that did something wrong

    I get this when I change the Atahualpa Theme Options, as well as the widgets, and when i leave a comment on my blog.. any ideas?

    Warning: Cannot modify header information – headers already sent by (output started at ….
    ../../themes/atahualpa2/functions.php:572) in ../../wp-includes/pluggable.php on line 770

    thanks for the themes, awesome work

  390. admin:

    @Bean: Sorry, it’s fixed now

  391. Bean:

    It is increasing the download count whenever I click but still getting a 404 error 🙁
    Can you tell that I am impatient?hehe

  392. Bean:

    Download link is giving me a 404 error