The new NIRVANA theme is now available for download

Is this the moment you’ve been impatiently waiting for? Have you been laying in front of your cobweb dressed monitor with a pale face and a blank stare, passively drooling over your short-circuited keyboard as your hand kept cuddling the ghost of a slime stained mouse that’s actually been dangling slowly on the side of your desk for days, a mouse so miserable that it hanged itself with its own chord?

Have you been waiting for this moment so dreadfully that all you have eaten in the past week have been dusty crumbs, bits of popcorn with ketchup on them and the eventual larva that you’ve found squashed in between the keys of your long dead keyboard? Have you been listening on and on to the same depressing playlist, songs that you’ve learned to love, then loved to hate until finally they became a part of you and they’ll always remind you of ‘the wait’?


Did ‘the wait’ take such a toll on you that everyone around you left, leaving you behind like a drug addict with more needle marks than a severe case of chickenpox? Have you been swaying in that chair for so long that it’s become more like a rocking chair, screeching at your every move and shift, and have you had any dark thoughts where you’re selling your T.V. just so you can pay for your internet connection?

Are your dreams consumed by ‘the wait’, are your mornings sour from lack of caffeine and is it hard to find a reason to look anywhere but directly in front of you- at that shapeless, colorless monitor that made you that promise so long ago: ‘Nirvana is just around the corner’ it said. And you believed it. You needed nothing else, nothing more and trusted with all your heart that it was all you needed to keep going. And while everything around you came crumbling down, that promise kept your essence fresh and you became invulnerable to time and memory.

Now, if only you’d have the means to do a refresh on that browser window you’d find out that Nirvana is finally out. The promise was not a lie and ‘the wait’ is finally over. If only your friends and family hadn’t abandoned you they’d let you know, or at least if you hadn’t quit your job or let your mouse and keyboard die. If only you still had a T.V. to sell and buy yourself a mouse- you’d find out. But now it’s too late. And as you’ll soon find out, vampires don’t necessarily have to be killed, most times they just die out…


Nirvana WordPress Theme DownloadSo for anyone else with a working mouse and keyboard, our latest, newest and best? WordPress theme is up for grabs. We just submitted it to the WordPress Theme Repository so it’s not available on or from your WordPress dashboard just yet but you can download it and install it manually for now.

So what are you waiting for? Download it and if you’re new at manually installing themes then follow our manual installation tutorial. For those just wanting to stare in staggering awe, we also have a theme demo set up.

Just remember, although we tested it as much as possible, this is still in beta state. So if you come across any bugs or if you develop any form of feedback or questions the forum is also open. Oh and the dedicated theme page with all this info and more is also available. Have fun!

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The creative mind behind Cryout Creations. In charge of all you see and a lot more. Has all the great ideas but never enough coffee to make them all happen; also the lead bug designer.
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37 Responses to The new NIRVANA theme is now available for download

  1. heidi says:

    Cryout, I love you! You make awesome templates!
    I just downloaded Nirvana, made “nirvana_child” folder, copied css and template and am getting error message “The following themes are installed but incomplete. Themes must have a stylesheet and a template.”

  2. davewhs99 says:

    Am definitely a fan of your work, so much so it warranted a donation to the cause.

  3. Pameur says:

    Bug: message error about tag…

    Fixed in includes/theme-meta.php,

    echo “”.wp_title( ”, false, ‘right’ ).””;


  4. Pameur says:

    With debug=true, get this 9 times on top:
    Notice: Array to string conversion in /var/www/wp4/wp-includes/formatting.php on line 703
    WP 4.0 and Firefox…

  5. mazebastion says:

    Such an amazing theme, thank you.

  6. What an amazing theme … and for free!!! I have just installed it and I’m in love :-)

  7. elliott says:

    Hi, I have set to enable the “presentation page” on Front page. But it only shows once I logout, when login to WP as admin its show blank/white . Any ideas? Other then that love the theme ;)

  8. Installed just fine. But I get these php warnings…

    Notice: Undefined index: WP_Widget_Recent_Comments in /home/[REDACTED]/public_html/wp-content/themes/nirvana/includes/theme-comments.php on line 75

    Notice: Array to string conversion in /home/[REDACTED]/public_html/wp-includes/formatting.php on line 703

    [repeats 11 times on page load.

    WordPress 4.0. godaddy hosting.

  9. May I please point out quickly that I’m going to start an entire new site just because I need an excuse to use this theme?
    It’s amazing. I love it so much.

  10. Miguel says:

    Hi, I am Miguel from Spain !!

    Sorry for my english, it is probably not the best ;-).

    First of all congratulation guys !!!, … Nirvana is great template !!.

    I am testing your template and found a little trouble. If I choose any other static page to set the posts, different as the Home (Presentation Page), they appear correctly but I go back to Home, it does not work. The page which is shown instead of the Home – Presentation page is the one I created with the same name for the menus.

    It would be great, if you can tell me how I can fix it.

    Thanks in advance !!

    • Zed says:

      Are you using WordPress’ dedicated “Home” menu item to link to the homepage? Don’t link a “Home” static page in the menu (if you have one) as that’s not always the homepage.
      Look for item #5 in our custom menu tutorial.

      • Miguel says:

        Hi Zed. Sorry maybe I do not express myself correctly.

        The trouble is if you go to reading setting “Front page displays” and want to select a static page for the front page and another for the posts page. If you do not select any page for front page, and blog for the post page, both of the pages show the blog page once the changes have been saved. And if I have a static page called Home, the front page is the static one instead of the presentation page.

        It would be great if you tried to do it yourself. That way you might understand what I am trying to explain to you.

        I would like to have the presentation page for the front page and a static page for the posts page.

        For example it works correctly in the tempera template but not in Nirvana !.

        Hope, you can help !!

        • Kay says:

          Yes, things are a bit different with Nirvana because of new WordPress regulations. Basically the WordPress Reading Settings have precedence. It’s all pretty natural really:

          1. If Front page displays is set to the default “Your latest posts” and you enable the Presentation Page => The Presentation Page will show as your home page

          2. If Front page displays is set to “A Static Page” you MUST set a Front Page to use. That’s the whole idea. And that static page will become the home page. If a static page is set here, Nirvana’s own Presentation Page will not show up (even if enabled) – WP settings have precedence over theme settings.

          You can then choose to use a blog page as well. That is optional.

          You also say you want “a static page for the posts page.” You can’t have that. That doesn’t really make a lot of sense. A static page is a page with static, user input content. A posts page is a page with posts on it.

          If you want a certain page to be used as a blog page you can use the Blog Page Template. Just edit that page and from the right sidebar, under Page Templates choose Blog (Posts Page).

          Hope all this makes sense!

  11. Semmy says:

    Wonderful theme..I use it now!

  12. Jacob McFarland says:

    How long does it take for wordpress to approve the new theme

  13. definitio says:

    LOVE the new theme! I also have one request…

    — Would it be possible to make it compatible with Woommerce plugin?

    It works almost fine, just two small issues
    – when I add widgets to the sidebar, these do not show up in the catalog/shop page of Woocommerce
    – On those pages, some defaults widgets appear – although not set to – on the bottom of the theme: the search, categories and pages widgets

    On another theme I’ve tried – compatible with Woommerce, the widgets I set appear everywhere and no “default” widgets appear on their own.

    I must stress this has nothing to do with the “beta” status of the theme, it is an extra thing, and same issues appear with Parabola, which I have also tried.

    Woocommerce is one of the most prominent eshop plugins available, plus it is totally free, which is great and makes it even more appealing to the wider WordPress public.

  14. 2WAT says:

    This looks amazing, been using Mantra for ages & waiting on this to refresh things, thanks for your hard FREE work ;0

  15. Thank You very much for this amazing and free theme!
    I love Your theme very much and maybe I have created the first site in Nirvana: swestechnology{dot}com :) I had 1-2 days for the website, it was a big rush, but after publishing I continue working in the background. There is a lot of to do!

    One question: the presentation view how could be implemented in child theme? (At this moment I’m using Nirvana itself.) What files should be copied in the child theme directory beside style.css?

    Many thanks!

  16. Bola says:

    i like this theme…. its cool …. thank you

  17. troks says:

    won’t save setting i get You don’t have permission to access /wp-admin/post.php
    parabola theme works fine

  18. jonas says:

    Anyone else having problem with installing the nirvana theme?!

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