Magomra Theme

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This is the home page for the Magomra WordPress theme. Please post any questions, problems, or suggestions to the comments section on this page.

If you have enjoyed this free theme, I would greatly appreciate a rating on the theme’s extend page. It helps to get the word out so other people can enjoy it too!


A lightweight yet powerful theme with a feature rich, fine grained, user friendly options page. Looks great with zero setup, or tweak everything from the sidebar location down to the link separator character in the footer. Features a built-in location for small ratings or social media plugins, room for 2 custom top menus, featured image support, threaded comments, and custom CSS styles.


I created this theme completely from scratch, mostly as a learning exercise. Since I am primarily a plugin developer, this theme naturally developed to place more focus on functionality, kind of like a super plugin. I will keep Magomra up to date with the latest versions of WordPress and it will remain supported for it’s lifetime, but I’ve shifted to a couple new theme projects rather than continuing to build on Magomra. But I suspect it will always be my favorite.


black, custom-background, custom-header, custom-menu, dark, editor-style, featured-images, fixed width, flexible-width, full-width-template, gray, left sidebar, light, microformats, one-column, orange, right sidebar, sticky-post, theme-options, threaded-comments, two-columns, white

License Information

This theme is made available under the GPLv3 license. A plain-text copy of the license is available here or from GNU at


Answers and illustrated instructions for some commonly asked questions:

  1. How do I change the Theme Width?

If you would like to see any features added to this theme, please leave a comment here or on our contact page and let us know; we love feedback and usually respond quickly.


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16 Thoughts on “Magomra Theme

  1. How to modify the title of the article on the blog name before?

    • bitacre on October 3, 2012 at 2:32 am said:

      … wat? To modify the page title, edit the magomra_title_filter function, to edit the post title, edit the magomra_post_title function.

  2. How can i use excerpt with this theme ?

    • bitacre on October 4, 2012 at 4:48 pm said:

      Open index.php the 12th line is:

      <?php the_content( magomra_option( 'keep_reading_text' ) ); ?>

      change it to:

      <?php the_excerpt( magomra_option( 'keep_reading_text' ) ); ?>

    • bitacre on October 4, 2012 at 4:55 pm said:

      I will add the ability to do select this in the next version of the theme, but this hack will do the trick until it gets published.

  3. Hello! I’m writing because I’m currently using your awesome theme on my blog, and I really love it except for one TEENSY thing. Whenever I use a block quote or bulleted list, after the closing tag in either of them, there’s no breaking space to keep the spacing consistent. I have to add an empty opening and closing div tag to make it appear consistent. You can see an example of this here:

    See how there’s a spacing line before the block quote, but not after? How could I add this to the theme’s CSS so it adds a line after these closing tags as well?


    • bitacre on October 14, 2012 at 9:18 pm said:

      The problem is that WordpPress nests lists inside of each other as submenus, so if you put a line break after each it messes the spacing up when you have an outline type list. I was not aware of the > CSS selector when I created this theme (which solves the problem).

      The issue with block quotes is they often have other elements inside of them with their own bottom padding, so evening this out can be tricky, but looks pretty good if you move half the bottom padding to the top of the next element instead of stacking it at the end of each

      I have fixed both of these issues (and some others) in the next version (1.3.8), which should be live in the next few days. Thanks for pointing it out these flaws so I can improve the theme!

    • bitacre on October 16, 2012 at 12:50 pm said:

      Did 1.3.8 iron out those kinks?

  4. Hi, could you help me, solve this question… (pic), I use Crayon Syntax Highlighter, iit seems not on the right position.

  5. I try to use SyntaxHighlighter Evolved, it’s no problem. however thank you.

  6. Hope this site is still active, seeing the date of the comments 😉
    Just installed this theme and I absolutely love it. I’m one of the people who have issues with getting it to show a banner though. The help forum shows this as resolved but I honestly got no idea what it was trying to tell me.

  7. Using Magomra, I’ve got a line (border) that runs through the header. It’s not there on the preview (it’s actually a border separating the header from the body) but when I activate the theme it runs through the header. Anything I can do to fix this?

  8. I’m having trouble with my custom header. I have Magomra version 1.3.8 installed on BlueHost, running the latest version of

    I uploaded the custom header image, and it appears in “customize” section of the WSYIWG editor through the wordpress dashboard, as well as the “header” section of the theme options, but it does not show up on the live site.

    I saw a similar comment from a year ago in the support forums, but I didn’t understand the technical language, and therefore, don’t know how to fix the issue.

    Grateful for the “Magomra custom header for Dummies” version, please!

    Many thanks!!

  9. Hey Luke,
    I need to replace my old WP theme because I updated to WP 3.5.1.
    I really like your WP Magomra Theme.

    Will Magomra work on WP 3.5.1?
    Please let me know ASAP.

    Coach Freddie

  10. I just installed WP 3.8 and activated your Magomra Theme.
    Only 2 problems so far:

    1. The Headline text color and headline background color won’t change.
      My colors: header text color #cccccc and background color #a3a3a3

    2. The right sidebar width and content width won’t change.
      My settings: content 664px and right sidebar 350px plus 30px = 1044px

    I noticed your theme hasn’t been updated since 12/10/13
    Do you plan to up date or fix these bugs?

    Coach Freddie
    PS I like the look and ease of use.
    You say it will be supported for its life.

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