Nirvana WordPress Theme


A responsive WordPress theme with boxed and wide layouts

 WordPress Theme

Nirvana is a highly customizable, responsive and completely free WordPress theme.

It has a solid framework of over 200 theme settings in a user-friendly interface, a very effective responsive design, easy to use typography equipped with Google fonts, all post formats, 8 page templates (magazine and blog layouts included), 12 widget areas and a presentation page complete with an editable slider and columns.

The Nirvana WordPress theme also gives you over 40 socials to choose from, is translation ready and has full RTL support.

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.

Nirvana 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.

SEO Friendly

Highly optimized theme for search engines by using the right HTML5 tags, microdata and microformats.

Landing Page

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

Color Schemes

Jumpstart your site with preset schemes with the broadest color ranges.


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.


When creating our WordPress themes we use the latest web development standards.

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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Nirvana News

Nirvana 1.6.3 brings a Christmas miracle


  • Added draft support for using locally embedded fonts for site elements
  • Improved alignment of captioned block images
  • Improved breadcrumbs section detection to fix invalid breadcrumbs on non-home blog page
  • Improved spacing consistency for ‘read more’ button between presentation page and other site sections
  • Improved handling of posts without featured images when generating the presentation page posts-based slider
  • Fixed non-functioning linking on captioned block images due to caption paragraph overlap
  • Fixed content container padding on custom post types (like bbPress forums)
  • Fixed a CSS parsing error in the inline options-generated styling
  • (Hopefully) fixed undefined index WP_Widget_Recent_Comments in theme-comments.php with WP CLI

Nirvana 1.6(.1/.2) rises from its ashes



  • Fixed missing Fitvids conditionality check causing videos to be enlarged on desktop browsers as well
  • Restored ‘entry-content’ class on ‘pp-afterslider’ container to restore missing styling on presentation page elements since 1.6.0


  • Added Skip to Content link
  • Added underline to content links
  • Added keyboard navigation to main menu and mobile menu


  • Added comment labels/placeholder option (to improve compatibility with comments-related plugins)
  • Added nirvana_mainnav_id and nirvana_mainnav_class filters to ease support for mega menu plugins
  • Added required extra sanitization and tested up to/required PHP headers
  • Added site title text on header image title attribute
  • Cleaned up some unused code and moved some settings page functionality to the companion Serious Settings plugin (v0.5.13)
  • Updated bundled FitVids script to v1.1.0
  • Fixed color picker not working and rendered inline in the settings
  • Fixed settings tooltips unreadable due to jQuery UI transparency and color changes since WordPress 5.6
  • Fixed jQuery functions deprecation warnings from jQuery 3.5 update brought by WordPress 5.6
  • Fixed mobile menu dropdowns not working correctly with jQuery 3.5
  • Fixed jQuery functions deprecation warning in bundled NivoSlider
  • Fixed jQuery undefined functions errors with WordPress 5.7
  • Fixed admin page styling applies outside its elements (on media upload form)
  • Fixed general font selector including itself
  • Fixed header elements line height discrepancy when header image is set to maintain ratio
  • Fixed linked images with captions sometimes not being clickable
  • Fixed presentation page hint link invalid with subfolder WordPress installs
  • Removed built-in JS/styling protection, variables count and jQuery version alerts from settings page code
  • Removed legacy favicon functionality completely as this is no longer allowed in repository themes
  • Removed <head> title backwards compatibility

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Nirvana 1.5.2


  • Added shortcodes support in custom footer text
  • Added support for WordPress 5.2 wp_body_open() hook
  • Extended content image border option to apply to Gutenberg inserted images
  • Fixed featured images getting cropped due to overflowing their container in some cases
  • Fixed comments text using fixed line-height value

Nirvana 1.5.1(.1) gets the Gutenberg update



  • Fixed content images sometimes being distorted (since 1.5.1)

version 1.5.1

  • Added ‘nirvana_header_crop’ filter for ‘header’ image size crop position attribute
  • Adjusted general lists bullet styling to improve compatibility with plugins and Gutenberg
  • Adjusted aligned elements styling to improve compatibility with Gutenberg
  • Fixed horizontal ruler (hr) missing styling
  • Fixed footer widgets font color option no longer working
  • Gutenberg editor tweaks and improvements:
    • ¬†Added style for short hr
    • Improved list appearance in blocks
    • Fixed captions alignment and sizing in Gutenberg blocks
    • Fixed block galleries margins
    • Fixed cover image blocks text appearance

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Nirvana 1.5 metamorphosizes


Nirvana v1.5 includes structural changes that can result in appearance hiccups on the site when using a child theme. In such cases we strongly recommend taking a look at this forum topic for more information before installing the update.


  • Fixed standards compliance cleanup sometimes breaking some generated CSS styling
  • Fixed PHP notice in the footer when presentation page is not used


  • Improved standards compliance for options generated CSS styling
  • Fixed text case option still not applying to footer menu
  • Fixed ‘cryout_global_content_width is not defined’ JavaScript error breaking theme functionality when there are media embeds
  • Fixed content being enlarged on mobile devices
  • Fixed custom JavaScript not being included on the frontend


  • Fixed text case option no longer having effect
  • Fixed presentation page columns margin missing when 2 columns are used
  • Fixed presentation page columns title missing with widget columns
  • Fixed slider navigation visible on mobile when disabled


  • Rewrote styles enqueues
  • Rewrote presentation page code and separated output from generation
    • Changed padding and margins for multiple layout elements
    • Changed default featured image size to 350×280 px
    • Changed meta padding and border default color
    • Increased pagination padding
    • Increased margins between columns on all layouts
    • Improved responsiveness
    • Redesigned continue reading button
    • Cleaned up specific CSS for old browser
    • Cleaned up !important syling used in custom generated styling
    • Increased blockquote fontsize and padding
    • Increased search input padding
    • Changed multiple default colors and font sizes
    • Updated sample presentation page text and images
    • Recreated RTL style
    • Adjusted ‘code’ and ‘pre’ tags appearance
    • Updated screenshot

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Nirvana Stats

  • Current Version: 1.6.3
  • Last Updated: 27 Dec 2023
  • Rating: 
  • Downloads: 751 238
  • Active installs: 10 000+

Nirvana Support

  • Support Status: Legacy
  • This theme receives updates on a reduced cycle to address freshly discovered issues or incompatibilities with new WordPress versions. New feature or new functionality updates are not actively planned. Priority support and link removal are still available.