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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.
Scroll up the page and click the FAQs button to navigate to the theme’s FAQs section.
Three years ago (almost to the day) we were taunting you with our (then) brand new theme. In the meantime dust has settled, scratches appeared, but the bookmark was never removed. It took three years of learning and studying its younger siblings for Parabola 1.7 to gather all the knowledge and code to grow further.
With this release we want to thank our (veteran) Parabola users by bringing two heavily requested features in the biggest update yet… Continue reading
Parabola finally dares make a step beyond the line and bring an out of order update…. but only because the changes are so small that life could go on even without them at this moment.
Still, Parabola likes to keep in line with her sisters and stay updated. Continue reading
Verbosa, our latest free WordPress theme is available for download. With its fluid layout and clear typography it’s mainly aimed at writers and content creators but anyone can take it for a spin.
Follow us after the jump for all the necessary info and links to get you started with your new WordPress theme. Continue reading
Being older and wiser, we have tried to spare Parabola for as long as possible the pain of having part of her soul ripped out and removed like a piece of defective code. But unfortunately things need to evolve, bugs need to be fixed and improvements added, so the time has come for Parabola to lose her settings options as well.
Just like with her sisters we have prepared for this moment and set up an alternative solution… Continue reading
It’s all been so quiet lately, hasn’t it? Too quiet. And calm. Well, all this calm is about to come to an end, and as calm always does, it’s about to make way to a fierce storm.
And this particular storm comes in the form of… wait for it… wait for it… a new WordPress theme! Dig into the announcement post to find out more… Continue reading
For accessibility reasons, Wordpress 4.4 changes the HTML markup of the settings sections in an way that’s incompatible with our theme settings pages. As a result, our themes will fail to display the settings sections once you update to 4.4.
To solve this… Continue reading
As you might know by now, themes in the official repository are no longer allowed to implement a theme options page. All new themes were required since early this year to implement support for the Customizer and some weeks ago this rule became mandatory for themes already published in the repository as well.
We’ve given this a great deal of thought and we decided not to transfer theme options to the Customizer interface. We built our themes settings to fit and work in a certain way and we feel the Customizer structure just isn’t right for them.
To be able to continue providing theme updates… Continue reading
Another week, another round of small fixes for Parabola. This time some notices, slashes, alignments and styles get tweaked to bring her closer to perfection.
For specific changes, browse the changelog… Continue reading
Parabola learned from experience to circumvent her younger sisters’ critical mistakes and brings you only the desert in this round of themes updates.
Among the most important additions are support for WPML and Polylang multilingualism in custom content areas and her newly achieved skills in the commerce sector with the inclusion of the WooCommerce compatibility (child theme) code and styling. For everything else… Continue reading
After a long, deserved and relaxing winter break Parabola returns into the world only to find a changed Wordpress. Things are different now, rules somehow feel heavier… There’s still some time left, but she can’t help but let her thoughts roam wild… What will happen next? Will she be able to adapt?
In the meantime, this is one of the larger updates (not in file size but in the number of items fixed, changed, added or improved), so remember to check the changelog for all the info. Continue reading