Parabola 1.3.1 and the little things

Not much to say about this version. Just some small cosmetic changes, a new social icon (Steam) and a small fix for multi-line breadcrumbs.

We also disabled the auto-redirect to Parabola’s settings page after theme install / update. We wouldn’t normally remove this feature but it’s part of the new regulations over at so we complied. Anyway here’s the same info in list form.


  • added Steam social icon
  • disabled auto-redirect to theme’s settings page after install(requested by WordPress)
  • some cosmetic changes (pagination, multi-page pages/posts pagination, sticky posts, author info)
  • fixed long multi-line breadcrumbs overlapping (reported by StelleDiPolvere)
Parabola is a light, sharp and highly customizable free WordPress theme by Cryout Creations. For more info check out the theme's page.


  1. Hi! I’m trying to make a page for my archives, and while I see an archive.php file in Parabola that looks like a template, when I go out to Pages > Add New Page, there is no archive template available in the drop-down menu on the sidebar. Is there a way to enable this? Thanks!

      1. My question to you: WHAT is it I need to add to the menu?

        I went to Appearance > Menus, clicked on Categories, and saw all my categories listed. To test what I think you suggested, I clicked the category called “uncategorized” and then the Add To Menu button. I then titled that “Archives” instead of “uncategorized” and it appears at the top of my blog with the rest of the pages. But “uncategorized” of course doesn’t include every single post on the blog, i.e. it’s not archives. So that’s what I meant when I said I don’t understand what you suggested. What am I missing?

        1. There is no “all posts archive” section in WordPress. You can only see an “archive” of a “category” (by browsing that category and using the pagination to go back to older posts).
          The theme’s archive.php file is in fact a file used by WordPress to display non-category based posts lists (like a specific tag, a specific date, so on).

  2. Featured images no longer show up while viewing posts inside categories. While viewing posts in a category, I can only see the names of posts, no pictures. This update completely broke that for me. It used to work perfectly in version 1.0.

    1. ‘2 columns sidebar on the right’ means one content column plus the sidebar. I hope you aren’t expecting a two content columns plus a sidebar – this is what the magazine layout is for.

  3. In wordpress, When I click on “Parabola Settings” I can’t manage to “open” any of the options (layout settings, header settings, etc)… When I try to click my mouse arrow is the “select text” one (like I) and not the “link hand”. Unable to use on any browser. Everything is up to date and no errors/warnings. Any advice?

    1. Don’t you also have a light blue message-box at the top of the settings page informing you that there are some problems with jQuery? Anyway, try disabling all plugins and see if the page works then.

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