Mantra WordPress Theme


A clean, customizable and free WordPress theme

 WordPress Theme

Mantra is a do-it-yourself WordPress theme, featuring over 100 customization options and easy to use tweaks capable of tuning WordPress to your very specific needs and likes.

With the help of a simple and efficient user interface you can customize everything about the theme: the layout, site width, colors, fonts (over 35 plus all Google fonts), text sizes, post metas, post excerpts, post formats, 3 menus, 30+ social icons.

Mantra also comes equipped with a fully responsive layout, a highly customizable showcase presentation page, animated slider, magazine and blog layouts, 8 widget areas, modern graphics and an easy and intuitive admin section.

Free WordPress Theme

Free WordPress Theme

A WordPress theme that includes all the features and functionality out of the box, for free. We don't hide half the theme behind a paywall.

Highly Customizable

Highly Customizable

With well over one hundred theme customization options it will be a piece of cake* to make it your own.

Up To Date

Up To Date

Constantly updated and upgraded to the latest design trends, web standards and WordPress versions.

Mantra Theme Features

Highly customizable

Hundreds of theme options for almost infinite personalization.

Totally Free

Includes all the features and functionality from start, for free. Just download and install.

Fully Responsive

Our themes use the latest standards for the perfect browsing experience on all mobile devices.

Constant updates

Our WordPress themes are periodically updated with the latest improvements, additions and fixes.

Landing Page

Personalize your home page with customizable sliders, boxes, text areas and latest posts


Easy link to your favorite social networks and profiles in multiple theme locations.

Google Fonts

Applying any of the 700+ Google Fonts on a theme element is just a copy-paste away.

Translation Ready

Easily translatable theme that fully supports WordPress' language packs.

RTL Language Support

This theme has been thoroughly tested and curated to look perfect with right-to-left languages.

Easy To Use

Completely integrated into WordPress, configuring and customizing the theme is a breeze.

Free support

Supported by extensive theme documentation, FAQs, tutorials and an active forum.

Priority support

Backed up by a priority support service that can answer even the toughest of questions.

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Mantra News

Mantra 3.2.0


  • Added support for WordPress 5.2 wp_body_open() hook
  • Added shortcodes support in custom footer text
  • Rewrote some styling to use body classes instead of generated inline CSS (menu alignment, caption style, image border style, header image ratio)
  • Extended content image border option to apply to Gutenberg inserted images
  • Fixed left/right social icons overlapped by sidebar widget titles on some screen sizes
  • Fixed featured images sometimes getting cropped due to overflowing their container
  • Fixed sidebars sometimes using absolute height on mobile devices

Roseta – A brand new WordPress theme for 2019

Roseta is a brand new free WordPress theme to get you started in 2019. The theme was supposed to be a nicely wrapped present for you to find under the tree on last year’s Christmas morning but, alas, a few last moment tweaks and improvements delayed things quite a bit. But boy oh boy was it worth it.

Find out why it’s worth it and then get to installing, activating and customizing. Right after the jump.

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  • Added line-height option for header titles
  • Added maximum width constraint to header titles and static slider caption
  • Improved support for larger site logos
  • Adjusted comment reply form styling
  • Fixed deferring functionality applying to some dashboard scripts
  • Fixed $content_width not being defined in the dashboard
  • Fixed main navigation submenus not being visible under certain conditions
  • Removed ‘Not found’ section on landing page when no posts are available


  • Fixed header image not visible when set to ‘contained’ mode
  • Added option to disable header image size requirements

Mantra 3.1.0 crashes into Gutenberg


  • Added ‘mantra_header_image_crop’ filter for ‘header‘ image size crop position attribute
  • Added HTML markup auto-correction on presentation page extra text areas
  • Adjusted general lists bullet styling to improve compatibility with plugins and Gutenberg
  • Fixed widgets containing custom HTML sometimes overlapping in the sidebars
  • Fixed posts on the presentation page having extra margin when magazine layout was used
  • Fixed use of undefined constant sometimes making featured images unusable in the header
  • Gutenberg editor tweaks and improvements:
    • Added suport for wide image blocks in content
    • Adjusted aligned elements styling to improve compatibility with Gutenberg
    • Improved list appearance in blocks
    • Improved horizontal ruler (hr) styling to work with Gutenberg
    • Fixed captions alignment and sizing in Gutenberg blocks
    • Fixed block galleries margins
    • Fixed cover image blocks text appearance

Septera Plus – our latest premium WordPress theme

Septera Plus brings loads of pure awesomeness to a theme that was already brimful with awesome. All the features that were not allowed for themes hosted on have now found their way into the premium version of theme!

So if you like Septera, you’re going to love Septera Plus!

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Anima Plus – A brand new premium theme

Anima gets bitten by a radioactive spider… and so Anima Plus is born. And Anima Plus is bigger and better in almost every way. It has all the features and extra functionality that the free version simply couldn’t handle.

But all these great powers come at a cost. Find out what that is in the full post.

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Mantra 3.0.5


  • Added option to control editor styling activation after reintroducing basic editor styling
  • Improved slider captions by making slide links clickable through the captions
  • Improved slider administration interface by hiding unused fields when slider shortcode is used
  • Changed default excerpt ellipsis value to avoid settings page issues on some servers
  • Fixed magazine layout two columns responsiveness
  • Fixed usage of obsolete constant in generated styling

Kahuna Plus is more than a premium theme

Kahuna Plus is our latest premium theme and it brings with it all the features and functionality that we couldn’t include in the free version of the theme.

Some of the stand-out features are a sortable and seriously customizable landing page, portfolios, theme specific shortcodes, advanced widgets, page templates, related posts, post/page specific metas, mobile menu responsiveness breakpoint, script and analytics fields.

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Mantra 3.0 mixes the old with the new

Did you know our veteran Mantra theme is almost 7 years old? Cause she is. And in many ways she sure looked her age. Mantra had very small font sizes, small to no padding and some pretty dated graphics. And if you peeked under the hood (naughty you!), you probably found tons of dusty code and messy styles, all glued together by curtains of sticky spider webs.

So you might ask yourself, how could we let our first WordPress theme fade away like that? Well, we couldn’t. So this holiday season we spent all our free time to bring Mantra up to date. And we really think you’re going to like what’s been done.

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  • Fixed menu alignment option not working
  • Fixed ‘one column no sidebar’ template using broken layout
  • Fixed sided layout/template responsiveness issues
  • Fixed presentation page extra text fields losing values in settings page
  • Adjusted built-in slider to display slide titles on mobile devices
  • Redesigned back-to-top button


  • Cleaned up leftover +50px hardcoded rules on header image width (thanks stormcrow)
  • Fixed slider not working in v3.0.2 due to incorrect script path (thanks Tezzer)
  • Improved image overflow handling in the content/sidebars
  • Improved failsafe layout styling for older/unsupported page template
  • Added filters for slider and featured image size registrations
  • Adjusted empty sidebar warnings to only be visible to logged in users with sufficient permissions
  • Cleaned up and optimized code in theme-setup.php, theme-comments.php, theme-frontpage.php, theme-loop.php, sidebar.php, settings.php
  • Renamed fonts and socials global variables to avoid name collisions
  • Cleaned up obsolete relative dimensions code
  • Changed social icons defaults to indicate the use of full URL


  • Fixed magazine layout applying to single posts in 3.0
  • Cleaned up theme generated styling code and moved custom-styles.php to includes/ subfolder
  • Rewritten theme styles enqueue code to use current WordPress standards ***see this forum topic for important info
  • Updated options-based CSS generated functions to use wp_add_inline_style()
  • Optimized meta viewport code and switched to cryout_seo_hook
  • Cleaned up some inline JS and options JS code
  • Fixed Google fonts failing to enqueue until first theme options save
  • Fixed bullet vertical alignment for widget items
  • Fixed minor design issues in the theme settings page
  • Fixed post formats displaying format images on single posts


  • Fixed parse error in header.php in 3.0


  • Changed the theme’s default site width, default content, headings and meta font sizes and font families, some default colors
  • Revamped the presentation page with new images, new columns design, layout and animations, removed blockquote from text areas for better shortcut/HTML tags support
  • Moved all template files into the templates/ subfolder ***see this forum topic for important info
  • Moved all content-*.php files into content/ subfolder for consistency
  • Joined together JavaScript, images and CSS folders into resources/ subfolder ***see this forum topic for important info
  • Updated all social images with new images and added 14 extra socials: AboutMe, AIM, Contact, Discord, Dribble, FriendFeed, Github, MindVox, Newsvine, Patreon, PayPal, Phone, ShareThis, TripAdvisor – unfortunately we had to remove DailyMotion because we don’t have an image matching the new image set
  • Replaced “under the menu” social locations with site absolute left/right
  • Improved responsiveness (by rewriting from scratch)
  • Improved RTL support (by rewriting from scratch)
  • Entirely revamped mobile menu
  • Dropped text shadow and box shadow effect usage from different elements like site title, post titles, meta areas, images etc.
  • Increased padding and font size for inputs/selects/textareas
  • Increased padding for content, sidebars and article containers
  • Changed comments list appearance
  • New “back to top” button and animation
  • Removed single post top navigation (bottom navigation remains)
  • Removed footer widgets title background and padding
  • Edited main menu padding and switched to using relative font sizes
  • Added extra padding and margins to footer elements
  • Cleaned up compatibility CSS for old browsers
  • Increased H1-H6 default headings sizes, made H5 and H6 uppercase
  • Added label for search in searchform.php for accessibility
  • Escaped all theme options and URLs on output
  • Improved settings page aspect (padding, font sizes, buttons, layout)
  • Updated theme screenshot to reflect the new look
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Mantra Stats

  • Current Version: 3.2.0
  • Last Updated: 17 May 2019
  • Rating: 
  • Downloads: 1 065 267
  • Active installs: 20 000+