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What browsers does Parabola work on?


Parabola is compatible with all major browsers. Parabola has been tested on and looks the same way in the current versions of: Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Chrome, Safari and… Internet Explorer 9+.
While the theme looks good on IE 8 we advise against it. Old versions of IE and Safari are not officially supported and most likely don’t display correctly.

Is Parabola responsive?


Parabola is responsive on all browsers when Responsiveness is enabled in the settings.

What version(s) of WordPress is Parabola compatible with?


WordPress at least version 3.5 is recommended for Parabola.

How do I add another social icon in Parabola?


Extra social icons can be added or existing social icons images can be changed using a child theme.

  1. Download the sample extra socials child themefor Parabola v1.0 and newer.

  2. Find an image for you new social that fits in with the existing icons you will be using. Use the provided NewSocials.psd to match the layout and shadow. Create a 26×26 pixels transparent PNG for it. Place that image as parabola-extrasocials/images/socials/YourIcon.png

  3. Edit the provided functions.php file to define/rename your new social icon(s). Your new social icon(s) will then appear in Parabola's social settings and once you enable it (them) also on the website.

  4. Install the child theme via WordPress or manually upload the parabola-extrasocials folder to your wp-content/themes site's folder.


    Using a child theme makes sure you will not lose your changes on theme updates. Use it as the basis for all your future customization or merge the contents of the functions.php file (and the images folder) with your existing child theme.

  5. Activate the new child theme in Appearance » Themes. As you theoretically changed themes, you will need to re-assign the following things (if they were previously set): background image, header image, menu(s) association(s).

More social icons

If you want to add more than one custom social icon, edit the new socials array to include the extra socials array( 'NewSocial', 'NewSocial2' ) and so on.

You can use this child theme to also replace the social icons images, by adding all your custom images in the parabola-extrasocials/images/socials/ folder (using exactly the same name as the originals) and leaving the new socials array empty: array().

Is Parabola compatible with WooCommerce?


Since version 1.5.0 Parabola has built-in WooCommerce support. If you're still using an older version you should update (or can still rely on the compatibility child theme).

How do I edit the 3 front page columns to add my own content?


The sample 3 front columns can be edited from the theme's settings page.

Since version 1.6 Parabola also supports an unlimited number of widgetized columns, which can be configured from the widgets administration page.

See the dedicated columns tutorial for more information on using the presentation page columns feature.

Is Parabola compatible with multilanguage plugins?


Parabola has always been compatible with qTranslate X.
Support for Polylang / WPML has been added since version 1.5.0.

For more information on multilanguage support, see the functionality FAQ on this topic.