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We’ve taken all that we’ve learned good from Mantra, added a bit of evil to the mix, and Parabola was born. While theoretically being an offspring of Mantra, Parabola differentiates itself through its mathematically-precise design, lightness and abundance of sharp corners.
For useful information on theme customization and a list of the most frequent questions we receive, do read the FAQs.
For those of you wishing to achieve more theme customization than what is allowed by the integrated control options, we recommend using child themes instead of manually editing theme files. This feature is pretty well documented by WordPress and has the main advantage of keeping the theme update-able. While any changes done to Parabola’s files are lost on each theme update, a child theme is a separate (partial) theme aside Parabola and is not overwritten in an way.
Scroll up the page and click the FAQs button to navigate to the theme’s FAQs section.
The theme is available in the WordPress themes repository.
You can easily install it from within WordPress. See our theme installation tutorial for more information.
The easiest and simplest way is to use WordPress’ automatic update functionality to update the theme to the latest version using a single click.
If you absolutely want to perform the update manually, the procedure would be to:
- export the theme settings using the built-in export functionality
- switch your site to a different theme (a Twenty-something should be fine)
- from Appearance > Themes, delete the theme
- re-install the theme (if you don’t remember how, follow our installation tutorial)
- re-activate the theme
- you should find all settings as you left them; if anything goes wrong, use the export you made before to restore the settings
If FTP is comfortable for you, you can also simply re-upload and overwrite the existing files with the latest version.
The latest Parabola update doesn’t want to stand out and tries to slide by unnoticed.
It is simply here to address a couple of small things, like SSL Google fonts, HTML inputs, CSS3 rgba() on old browsers and others.
It does its job and then moves on, leaving the path clear for then next update. Read the rest
Are you happy with the WordPress theme you’re using? Would you consider yourself and your theme as best buds? Or do you think of your theme as sexy?
Themes are a big part of what makes WordPress great and the search for that perfect one is a long and whining road. Has that road come to and end for you? Read the rest
For all those of you that find it too much of a hustle to download and manually install themes, well, our latest theme Tempera is now live on WordPress.org so you’re really just a click away from it.
For those that manually installed it, you can now update to the latest version. Join us after the jump for the changelog and the LIVE celebration. Read the rest
The latest version comes with several fixes which prove that Parabola is trying to take control of its many (now fixed) buttons and become sentient.
In other news Bebas Neue font now includes support for regional characters; other small changes include Wordpress 3.8 readyness and cosmetic changes in the settings page.
See the changelog for more… Read the rest
Not much to say about this version. Just some small cosmetic changes, a new social icon (Steam) and a small fix for multi-line breadcrumbs.
We also disabled the auto-redirect to Parabola’s settings page after theme install / update. Full changelog after the click. Read the rest
In this update we addressed the responsiveness issue again. With new browser detection and a responsive check for resolutions below 1100px, responsiveness has been greatly improved.
This version also comes bundled with improved plugin compatibility and a new media uploader for the theme settings page. Full changelog after the jump. Read the rest
After a bit of quarrel with the Wordpress theme review team (which even triggered a Codex instructions/rules update) and a rejected update, Parabola won and the new version is up for grabs.
The major change is in the presentation page’s behaviour, which will now display latest posts by default and which can be overridden by Wordpress’ “Show on frontpage” option… Read the rest
The latest Parabola weekly update is not far behind Mantra. Version 1.2.0 brings a couple of bugfixes, two new social icons and the Dutch translation.
Read the changelog for further details… Read the rest
Nothing is burning, nothing blew up, no zombie invasion, no reason to call 112.
The latest Parabola update drops in to solve the last outstanding issue “featured” in the 1.1.0 release and add three new options.
Read the changelog for specifics… Read the rest
We like ones so much we made three more Parabolas 1.1… We actually don’t like them so much, we kind of had to…
Parabola 22.214.171.124 fixes the outstanding issues with double widgets in the sidebar and lack of responsiveness introduced in 1.1. For the missing presentation page… Read the rest