Parabola 1.2.2 skips a beat

After a bit of quarrel with the WordPress theme review team (which even triggered a Codex instructions/rules update) and a rejected update, Parabola won and the new version is up for grabs.

The major change is in the presentation page’s  behaviour, which will now display latest posts by default and which can be overridden by WordPress’ “Show on frontpage” option.

Parabola 1.2.2 changelog

  • presentation page now displays latest posts by default (requested by WordPress); this can be disabled in the theme settings
  • presentation page no longer overrides static page (requested by WordPress); make sure you don’t select a static page under Settings > Reading or you will no longer see the presentation page

Parabola 1.2.1 changelog

  • added posts count option for presentation page posts
  • added russian translation for
  • added french translation for 1.2.0
  • improved auto image size to adhere to featured image size setting
  • fixed continue reading link / excerpt length for presentation page posts
  • updated mo/po for translations to feature all used functions (_n, _esc_attr__, _esc_html__, _esc_attr_e); hopefully new translations will no longer have missing strings;
  • fixed broken recaptcha forms


Parabola is a light, sharp and highly customizable free WordPress theme by Cryout Creations. For more info check out the theme's page.


  1. I have Parabola version 1.2.2 and everything seems to be working correctly except for the ‘Continue Reading’ link for post excerpts on the Home page. If you go to Blog you see the post excerpt and it has the Continue Reading link. But on the Home Page there’s just the excerpt – no Continue Reading link.
    I’ve set it in the Post Excerpt Settings section, but for some reason it’s not showing on the Home page.

  2. Hi again.

    Okay I checked that menu thing and there was no Home:Home so I added it, which suddenly made the presentation page appear, but now it has a bunch of blog posts under it. Is that normal? Also the slider just isn’t working; it’s loading forever. How many things am I doing wrong?

  3. Hi,

    I upgraded the theme and now nothing shows except a sample page. I imported my old settings and followed your instructions to Roberta re: Settings > Reading. I don’t know what to do now, because my site isn’t showing anything but this sample page.

    Thanks very much for this great theme and your help

  4. Howdy!

    How do I remove the small gap between the background (I have a custom background installed) and the header (again, custom image for header). I learned how to move the menu buttons up into the header area from another comment thread here. Now, I’d just like to get rid of that itty-bitty bit of whitespace.


  5. I am unable to upload images to my presentation sliders. Don’t know why. When I go to parabola settings there is a quick message that appears for only a second that says something about an iquery media. I have written about this in free forum under bugs but still have gotten no help. It began last friday after the update.

  6. Hi, love the theme! Gotta question – now that Presentation page doesn’t override a static home page (because you have to enable posts on the front page), I have no way to designate my “blog” page as the place for my posts. Do you know of a way to fix that?

    1. I have no way to designate my “blog” page as the place for my posts. Do you know of a way to fix that? ZED. Pretty important question to answer for us. I chose Parabola so it would be simple to use and maintain. Now I have a blank blog post page.

    2. You can disable posts from the presentation page, just disable “Show posts on the presentation page” in the settings.
      Then create an empty page and set it to use the “Blog template (posts page)” template.

  7. Hello

    I have loaded the new 1.2.2 version and adjusted the Settings > Readings.
    however, when you go back to the Home page from one of the other pages, it defaults to a Sample Page (which is infact the WordPress Home page) How do I correct this?

  8. I upgraded the template, but I cann’t in any way to bring up the presentation page with the slider. I followed your instructions but I get only two results:
    1) a blank homepage and the blog page that displays the list of the posts
    2) homepage and blog page displays the list of posts.

    How can I go back to my presentation page with the slider?
    I look forward to your early help. Thanks.

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