Parabola 2.0 reimagines itself


Things change. WordPress changes and WordPress themes change. Design trends change. War, war never changes, but that’s a different story. Change is a vital part of existence and it’s usually a good thing. And that’s what we hope our latest theme update is.

Parabola, one of our veteran free WordPress themes has made it to version 2.0 and it has change written all over it. And this time change comes in the form of visual updates related to font sizes, padding and margins, animations, images and image sizes, content widths and theme defaults. Theme responsiveness, compatibility with plugins and Right-To-Left suport have also been improved.

So this theme update will visually affect quite a few things on your current site.ย  In preparation for this you may want to take a look at our Parabola Theme Demo page so you’ll know what to expect before making the update. The changelog will also help:


  • Changed default site width, default content, headings and meta font sizes, default featured image sizes, some default colors
  • Revamped the presentation page with new images, new column animations, added slider caption and navigation arrows animations, changed slider title, columns title and columns read more text to default ‘headings’ font, all text and heading fonts in the PP are taken from theme settings, removed blockquote from text areas for better shortcut/HTML tags support
  • Increased padding and font size for inputs/selects/textareas
  • Increased padding for all article containers
  • Changed comments list and form appearance
  • Changed ‘Continue reading’ button font size and padding
  • Changed default site title font
  • Changed top menu triangle direction
  • Improved responsiveness
  • Improved RTL support
  • Updated theme screenshot
  • Cleaned up compatibility CSS for old browsers
  • Converted presentation page code to function blocks
Parabola is a light, sharp and seriously configurable free WordPress theme by Cryout Creations. For more info check out the theme's page.


  1. Hmm, I have had another issue since the update that I have only just noticed.

    Random words on my pages are linking to other pages on my website. This wasn’t there before but seems to be an issue since the update.

  2. Good stuff. Many thanks. But I need to tighten up my navigation bar with this revision. Please can you tell me how I can reduce the spacing between the buttons and/or reduce the padding of the text in the buttons?

  3. Looks great. However, this update has messed up my slider, again.

    The main title on the slider is now in black, instead of white and I have a small image in the top left of the slider of the next image.

    I did have some CSS in to fix this last time, but this update doesn’t support the CSS I had.

    the update looks better but it has now caused problems on my front page.

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