Installation

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


1. Buy Theme

Go ahead and grab yourself a copy of the latest version.

Buy Theme — $40

2. Download

You will receive a link to download the .zip — it contains all the necessary files for functionality and styling of the theme.


3. Upload

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


4. 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!

21 Comments

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

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

  3. 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?

  4. […] 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. […]

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

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

  7. @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