Mantra 1.9.2(.x) and the missing Presentation Page

Mantra 1.9.2 series enhanced the slider. Not its looks this time but the actual content that goes into the slides. You can now load the latest posts, random posts, posts from a category, random posts from a category, sticky posts or specific posts or pages. We also altered the look of the sticky posts a tad.

We also improved the post thumbnails but introducing an option to crop the images or not.

We also made the main navigation menu overlap the header image. Some of you liked the idea, some of you not so much that’s why in the next version we’ll make that an option or revert to how it previously used to be.
Still in the header business, we made the header height a direct input. You don’t have to select from preset values now. So if you want your header height to be 183px… well.. now you can.

We also improved the Right To Left version of our theme, the relative dimensions and fixed a few bugs.

Now this seems to be bothering some of you:

If after the update you can’t see your presentation page, go to the WordPress admin > Settings > Reading and switch the Front page displays to its default value which is Your latest posts.

If you need some other page to show your blog posts just edit that page and choose page-blog as page template.

Mantra Theme Mantra is a clean, highly customizable and totally free WordPress theme by Cryout Creations. For more info check out the theme's page.


  1. Hello,

    I am a beginner with wordpress and i have choose your mantra template. But i have a big problem, i need to know how can i add an image or flash animation on the mantra header ? i dont understand a lot on css files so if you can explain me a step by step instructions to follow, it was really appreciated…!

    Hope can Mr Kay answer me fast.

  2. Hi, i need to override the standard drop down menu with the plugin Uber menu.
    I have added this in this header.php (mantra theme)
    wp_nav_menu( array( ‘container_class’ => ‘menu-header’, ‘menu_id’ =>’prime_nav’, ‘theme_location’ => ‘primary’ ) ); ?>

    But it doesn’t override the mantra menu. What did i forgot or overlook in the code ?

  3. Hi !
    I’ve installed your theme and all is working well ! thank’s a lot.
    Could you just tell me where i can change the exemple titles on the presentation layer (installed as my landing page). I’ve been looking for it without success.

    Mantra v.
    Wordpress v.3.4.1

    1. We’re working of a permanent solution for that.
      But until then you can add this to the Custom CSS area: {

      You can change the 300px value to whatever you like.

  4. Hi
    I have Mantra installed and have the following problems:
    1. Site is not loading on mobile devices when W3TC is activated.
    2. The social icons are all dofollow, which is unwanted.
    3. Is the link in the footer (to Cryout and WordPress) nofollow? Can I remove the WordPress link?

    1. 1. We’ll test it ourselves and let you know.
      2. They will all be nofollow in the next theme version.
      3. Yes they are and they will stay that way 😉 Ask wordpress about removing the link 😉

  5. I have a problem with the Mantra theme since the last update, the presentation page is missing and you land on my blog page, I have the presentation page enabled and the reading page set to “your latest posts” and thats where you land – on my latest posts. Staight after the update I came to my site and it was all over the place, the header was way left and there was no padding between the page body and the header and also the presentation page wasn’t working. Well I manually altered the other two faults but this one remains. I have even uninstalled the theme and re installed it.

    Can anyone shed any light.

  6. I have some good news and thanx to give.
    Since update to my home page, that was supposed to be a single column page, is displayed as intended.

    Thank you guys for the fix and i hope future updates won’t break this behaviour (you bet i’m gonna backup this time before updating 🙂 )

  7. I have really enjoyed switching our site over to WordPress (draft so far) and using Mantra. However, when I checked my site on a different browser (IE8) the background color of the header and footer areas is missing, and the sidebar and footer widget titles are square instead of rounded. Just a style thing, it looks fine in Firefox and Chrome. Do you know why?

  8. HI

    I am facing the same issues as Marcing13. I have raised a support request and I am in contact with you, though, I thought it would be handy to post a comment here.

    Latest wordpress and theme. The slider comes up and it shows the loading indicator but nothing ever loads.
    Any suggestions?

    1. It’s always good posting your problems in the comments area as the problem and the solution will help others as well.

      As we also said in the support ticket, try disabling all plugins and see if it works. Also could you tell us what type of content did you choose for the slider and what data you entered there.

      1. My solution turned out to be a plugin call “Constant Footer” which was causing the issue with the slider not loading the image. I have disabled this and my slider started to work.

        Hopefully this helps others find a solution as it may be a plugin.

  9. While updating Mantra today, my WP-Install shows me:
    “Fatal error: Call to a member function display() on a non-object in /is/htdocs/xxxxxx/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-upgrader.php on line 1385”
    … and the whole website stays in maintanance-mode. I sucessfully deaktivated the maintenance, but … how could mantra cause this error? Is there anything in the theme, which isnt working now?

  10. Hi Zed
    WP 3.4.1 and Mantra…theme started working correctly when I “reset to default” but when I try to add “social widgets” (The 5 icons that are there in options) the same problem returns

      1. Ummm sorry for being naive, but where do I find that? Currently having no issue after uploading to (thanks for that !!) as I use the social widgets in the sidebar, but RSS is something which I *would* prefer up in the header area

  11. I tried installing Mantra on one of my sites, and am getting these errors:

    Warning: Division by zero in /home/fitnessa/public_html/wp-content/themes/mantra/admin/custom-styles.php on line 17

    Warning: Division by zero in /home/fitnessa/public_html/wp-content/themes/mantra/admin/custom-styles.php on line 18

    Mantra works great on one of my blogs, but on the blog where I am getting this error, it just doesnt work. Any help?

  12. I want to put the presentation layer as my home page and another page as my post page in Mantra Wp theme.
    How to do it?
    Please explain in details.

    After choosing the default i.e “WordPress admin > Settings > Reading and switch the Front page displays to its default value which is Your latest posts.” then which page i need to edit.

    1. Go to the WordPress admin > Settings > Reading and switch the Front page displays to its default value which is Your latest posts. Then enable the presentation page in Mantra.

      If you need some other page to show your blog posts just create/edit that page and choose “page-blog” as page template.

  13. I wanted to know if this theme is translateable to other languages. Based on my readings in order to translate a theme, a theme should use certain functions for the text output, so these texts based on the selected language file are then displayed on the screen.

    To be clear, if you see my curent blog, the blog is not in English, but certain texts like “comment” “leave a comment” “Author” etc. are in English which re not looking good in a blog which is not in English.

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