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A sharp WordPress theme with Sci-Fi graphics

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Parabola has a huge assortment of theme settings that enable you to take a fully responsive, clean and elegant design to even newer heights.

A greatly customizable WordPress theme, everything about Parabola is highly editable to suit your every need. You can customize all text and background colors, font families and sizes, site widths and layouts. You can also show or hide various elements of the theme’s design and choose from over 30 social media icons.

Harnessing the power of HTML5 and CSS3 you will enjoy a great design, subtle animations, a great landing page fully equipped with a slider, columns and text sections, all with HTML tags and shortcode support.

The totally free WordPress theme also includes other goodies such as post formats, Google fonts, magazine and blog layouts, 8 widget areas, translation-ready text, WooCommerce support and much more.

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.

Parabola 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.

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.

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.

WooCommerce Ready

Our theme has built-in support for the widely used WooCommerce e-commerce plugin.

Free support

Supported by descriptive option hints, collections of theme FAQs, tutorials and an active forum.

Priority support

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

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Parabola News

Parabola 2.1.3 slides in


  • Added support for external sliders in the Presentation Page using shortcodes
  • Fixed social icons URL double sanitization (breaking special cases)
  • Improved menu styling to fix double arrow and extra padding when menu-related plugins are used
  • Fixed frontend.js being non-minifiable due to single line comments
  • Improved headings and meta lines responsiveness by switching them to relative font sizes
  • Renamed .mobile body class to avoid styling overlap with plugins
  • Added ‘parabola_pp_nosticky’ filter for sticky posts inclusion in Presentation Page posts list

Parabola 2.1(.1/.2) is also around



  • Fixed failsafe styling that overrode configured font size since 2.1.1 responsiveness improvement


  • Added filters for hardcoded values: slider post-based excerpt length and read more button label
  • Fixed multi-line breadcrumbs overlapping content
  • Fixed breadcrumbs being visible on the homepage
  • Improved font sizes responsiveness
  • Added plugin interference failsafe for color codes in the theme settings
  • Fixed enforced slider height creating blank space under the slider on certain screen sizes
  • Fixed automatically generated menu dropdowns inaccessible on mobile devices with WordPress 4.7+

Parabola 2.1.0 speaks in tongues


  • Fixed submenu arrow indicator slightly out of alignment on mobile devices
  • Added main navigation submenu existence indicators
  • Added more specific declaration to comment reply buttons (for increased compatibility with bbPress)
  • Re-bundled es_ES, de_DE, it_IT, fr_FR translations due to WordPress’ 90% completeness requirement
  • Fixed content search padding on 404 pages
  • Fixed breadcrumbs line height with non-default font sizes
  • Fixed incorrect escaping on $image_attributes[0] in theme-loop.php
  • Replaced the_title() with the_title_attribute() in attachment.php

Parabola 2.0.6/.7 discovers new languages



  • Fixed Presentation Page columns aspect ratio on mobile
  • Fixed content search aspect


  • Further improved comments function for multiple plural forms
  • Added implicit label and HTML5 ‘button’ input to search in searchform.php (accessibility)
  • Fixed search placeholder positioning on Safari
  • Updated translation files

Parabola 2.0.4/.5 quickly recovers



  • Added Masonry/Magazine Layout checks for different usage combinations to fix JS/slider issue introduced in 2.0.4
  • Moved rtl.css file to /styles folder to prevent it from being loaded twice by parent themes
  • Improved comments display function to take languages with multiple plural forms into account


  • Added Masonry on/off option for compatibility
  • Added Fitvids on/off option for compatibility
  • Fixed font names with space on Safari limitation
  • Fixed long search text underlapping search icon
  • Fixed tags line height

Parabola 2.0.2/3 adds a bit of sanitization



  • Fixed slider bullets changing size with font size
  • Fixed comments line height being too small
  • Decreased “Reply” button padding
  • Added hover effects for comment headers
  • Added label for search input in searchform.php (accessibility)
  • Updated translations and included plural forms


  • Added transition to links hover
  • Escaped all theme options output
  • Escaped all URLs in theme with esc_url()
  • Escaped all get_bloginfo() instances

Verbosa 0.9.4 is LIVE on

Verbosa theme is now LIVE on, ready to download, install, review, preview and pretty much anything else you can think of.

Everything you need to know about the theme is now available in the changelogs.

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  • Removed “Category page with intro” template


  • Made all text in About Verbosa page translatable
  • Removed default copyright text
  • Removed front-page-post-form and food-and-drink style.css theme tags
  • Removed inline CSS from verbosa_master_footer()


  • Removed verbosa_socials_menu_preset() function
  • Restored default customizer Colors section
  • Removed constant from translation string (Customizer > About Verbosa)
  • Added text from verbosa_master_footer() and Verbosa Page links to translation
  • Replaced “get_category(get_query_var(‘cat’)” with core “get_queried_ojbect”
  • Removed HTML5Shiv from header.php
  • Escaped all outputs in custom controls from customizer.php
  • Escaped all URLs in theme with esc_url()
  • Escaped get_bloginfo( ‘name’ ) and get_bloginfo( ‘description’ )
  • Escaped all theme options output
  • Updated verbosa.pot


  • Fixed widget titles line not spanning all sidebar
  • Added auto-detection of RSS link in social icons
  • Added margin botton for multi-line socials menu
  • Fixed mobile menu out of frame on narrow screen (<400px), horizontal scroll on chrome, removed .noscroll position:fixed
  • Improved mobile menu animations
  • Fixed colophon flex compatibility with IE9
  • Removed template-blog.php page template, license.txt, bundled masonry.js
  • Improved arhive.php to handle archives, categories and tags (removed category.php and tag.php)
  • Updated Cryout Framework to 0.5.5
  • Rearranged customizer section overrides to account for autofocus issue
  • Improved plugin/child theme styling override support by changing #main ID to .main class
  • Removed social links (and respective scripts) from the admin area
  • Removed import/export settings from admin area
  • Renamed ‘Latest News’ section in admin to ‘Theme Updates’
  • Added unminified resources/js/html5shiv.js
  • Fixed cryout_schema_microdata() call in author info page HTML
  • Renamed _default.pot to verbosa.pot
  • Added WordPress 4.5 site logo support
  • Added second textdomain support for WordPress’ language packs (also deleted languages folder under cryout and removed redundant loading of text domains in admin area)
  • Fixed social menu and turned off social menu locations by default
  • Switched to loading JS files as deferred to improve load speed
  • Switched to using core WordPress ‘jquery-masonry’
  • Removed deprecated style.css tags and added new ones
  • Fixed social icons placement options not refreshing in Customizer
  • Fixed ‘Display Site Title and Tagline’ option not affecting the tagline
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