The Columnist installation

Written by Benji February 9th, 2010

This post demonstrates the step-by-step process to installing The Columnist Wordpress theme and applying it to your blog or website.

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This post demonstrates the step-by-step process to installing The Columnist WordPress theme and applying it to your blog or website.

1. Download

Download TheColumnist.zip file here or by the .zip icon anywhere on this website. It contains all the necessary files for functionality and styling of the theme.

2. Upload

Upload the unzipped file to your web server into the following Worpdress file structure:
/wp-content/themes/

3. Activate

Go to “Themes” which can be found under the “Appearance” section in the left-hand column of your Admin screen. Within Themes you will see the recently uploaded “The Columnist” appear as an available theme. Go right ahead and activate!

  • Date: 10th May 2010
  • Price: $0 a.k.a Free
  • Photo: Natalia F. on Flickr

21 Comments

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  4. maya says:

    nice design. though I don’t use wordpress i download this template to test in local server. Thanks for make it free.

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  6. Onur says:

    nice design. though I don’t use wordpress i download this template to test in local server. Thanks for make it free.

  7. Tom says:

    Hello!
    Great theme, but when I click on a thumbnail, or the continue reading below the thumb I get Bad Request

    Your browser sent a request that this server could not understand.
    Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

    any thoughts?

  8. [...] The columnist theme by Ben Martineau Is a beautiful minimalistic wordpress theme. Using a nice grid layout for articles and supports the latest wordpress features some nice CSS3 and jQuery Features. See it download it use it and create upon it. [...]

  9. Benji says:

    @Tom not sure mate, all good from my end…

  10. My cousin recommended this blog and she was totally right keep up the fantastic work!

  11. Joe says:

    Did upgrading to 2.9.2 screw something up? I’m getting “Sorry, no posts matched your criteria” when my page loads.

  12. Benji says:

    @Joe
    Currently using 2.9.2 and all is good…

  13. Joe says:

    Well I’m sure I’ve screwed something up. Ha! Thanks!

  14. forex robot says:

    Great site. A lot of useful information here. I’m sending it to some friends!

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  16. Wallace says:

    A clean and elegant theme for any artist and minimalists, cool!

  17. mande says:

    wow, great theme.
    i’m just curious, how to put “photo by” and “price” below “Date” like yours?
    thanks. :)

  18. Felix says:

    Thanks! This is brilliant! After long search, this is the template that I am looking for. For more template detail I have made the documentary: http://www.f3nd1.com/2010/07/the-columnist-theme/

  19. Benji says:

    @mande

    At the moment the are custom meta fields for “date”, “time”, “price”, “photo” and “rsvp”.
    You can use the custom fields from your Edit Post page using the labels I have just mentioned.
    Hope this helps

    Benji

  20. Shivani says:

    Beautiful template. Recommending it to some friends now. Very useful if you want content split into categories.

  21. Mark says:

    Great one!!!

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