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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.
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.
Our latest theme – Tempera – has finally entered beta state and is ready for download. We’re counting on you guys to give it a try and let us know what you like and what you don’t like about it, what works and what doesn’t.
For detailed release notes and the download link, join us after the jump. 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
It may seem that Cryout Creations turned into a one man team lately, but the truth is that while Zed has been making update announcements and provided (some) support, Mr. Kay in true creative mind and spirit has been investing almost all time in constructing his latest masterpiece: the Tempera theme.
Currently in (almost) beta state, Tempera is a siamese twin of Parabola options wise but a wealthy distant cousin as features and functionality are concerned. With just a few more things to put into place, the Tempera theme should be released in the upcoming days.
Read more to see the sneak preview screenshots… 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 18.104.22.168 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
It’s here! The first step forward after reaching maturity, Parabola 1.1.0 packs a long list of changes, improvements and, of course, fixes. It’s not trying to be perfect (more on this later) but it does its best to evolve and grow.
To expand a bit on the new features, changes, fixes and bundled issues, Parabola 1.1.0… Read the rest
Nothing “extraordinaire”, just a small set of fixed and improvements, part of our (brand new and totally unconfirmed) semi-weekly updates release schedule.
Read more to see the (relatively short) changelog… Read the rest