Media Maven Theme


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The Media Maven theme is a very clean and straight up blog theme. Inspired in part by the design of, Media Maven has all the usual features you would expect from one of our WP themes including support for custom menus and widgets etc.

Thanks to Jirí Borový for the Czech theme translation. Download here.

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Charlie has been building WordPress themes, reviewing web hosts and utilizing social media since their respective inceptions.

29 thoughts on “Media Maven Theme

  1. Avatar Julie says:

    Hello, I have a sticky post on my site that I’d like to remove the date from, but I’d like all my other posts to retain the date. I do not want to make a static page. Is there a modification I can apply to get rid of the date on the sticky post? Thanks!

    1. Avatar Ryan S says:

      Hi @Julie,

      Thanks for using our theme,

      If I understand correctly so you only want to hide date from front-page? or hide date both front-page and sticky posts pages?


      1. Avatar Julie says:

        Just sticky-post pages. I only have one sticky and that’s the only one I need undated!

        [Ed. Ryan, Julie has one sticky post at the top of her home page and she wants the ‘posted on’ data removed from this.]

        1. Avatar Ryan S says:

          Okay got it, open content-single.php and at line 7 add condition in there to check for sticky posts if not then display date, here the code

          if( is_sticky() )
          // display date

          Hope that helps, just make sure you’re using child-theme.

          1. Avatar Julie says:

            Thanks for the assistance. I tried the solution and it had no effect on my page, and nothing else I’ve tried changes it either, so I will leave it alone.

          2. Avatar Ryan S says:

            The code works fine, I’ve tested it in my end and it works fine, here’s the complete tutorial

            Email us if you’d like us to look and do changes in your end

  2. Avatar Trevor Baldwin says:

    Please could you tell me how to add my own logo to the theme? Thank you

    1. Avatar Ryan S says:

      Hi @trevor,

      Thanks for using our theme

      Unfortunately it’s not possible to update or change site name to logo, to do that you have to make your hand dirty by editing the file directly but make sure you’re using child theme, so new theme update won’t replace your changes.

      The file you only need to update is header.php in line #19

      Hope that helps

      1. Avatar Trevor Baldwin says:

        I found a way around the logo but with a trade-off. I used it as the background and fixed it centre. Unfortunately this means I cannot have my chosen background. I did look at the header.php but although I know html for image I don’t know how to add that to the php without buggering it up.

        1. Avatar Ryan S says:

          Yeah that might work but if you need background there’s another way to add logo, open header.php and in line #18-21(it’s for Site Title and Slogan) update that area, so instead of Site Title and Slogan update it with your own logo(or maybe only replace the site title line)

          1. Add your logo to THEME_NAME/images/
          2. call it in header.php file, e.g. <img src="<?php echo get_bloginfo('template_directory'); ?>/images/LOGO_NAME.JPG/PNG" />

          in that you can add your own background

          Hope that helps

          1. Worked a treat. Thank you for your wonderful support. I appreciate it. The theme is looking better by the day – thanks to your help.

  3. Thank you Charles. How would I remove the indent from paragraphs please? What would I add or take from the style sheet I assume?

    1. Charles Charles says:

      Hi Trevor, I’m not following the question. What do you mean remove indents on paragraphs? Perhaps you could illustrate with a screenshot or a link?

  4. Avatar Trevor Baldwin says:

    Sorry – sorted the indent in paragraphs out. This theme does it automatically.
    But one more query please. How can I make the page titles sit in the centre rather than to left? Could you tell me where and what the code is to do this. Many thanks (I’m so loving the theme)

    1. Avatar Ryan S says:

      Open style.css file and at line #219 or in .entry-header selector add text-align: center;

      Or if you mean the heading inside your page content you can simply align it in Page Editor area or use this code instead .entry-content h2{ text-align: center; }

      Hope that helps

      1. Again, you’re a star. Not quite where you said, but that was down to my inaccurate information probably. But with your idea and a bit of trial and error I’ve got what I wanted. Many thanks.

        1. Avatar Ryan S says:

          Maybe because of the theme update it has some minor changes that affect line of code but great you got it sorted.

  5. Would you be able to tell me how to disable the link buttons on some/all of the main menu (top)? I would like only the pages listed below each heading to be links, rather than the button itself. Thank you kindly

    1. Charles Charles says:

      Hi Trevor, best way to do this is to create a custom menu if you havn’t already (Appearance > Menus) and simply remove the link from the top level menu items.

      1. Avatar Trevor Baldwin says:

        Thank you. Of course, why didn’t I think of that! Many thanks again. Site is coming along nicely now

  6. Could you tell me please how I can make featured images visible in my posts?
    Thank you.

    Kind regards.

    1. Avatar Kris says:


      If you want to display the featured image above the content then add this code on line 12 in the file content-single.php inside the theme folder.
      Make sure this code is inside php tag.


      1. Thanks for the help!
        It works on the pages with a single posts. However, it doesn’t work in the blog pages, not even when I put the code in the content-page.php file.
        Can you also give me a tip of how I can place the featured image at the left of the content?

        1. Charles Charles says:

          Hi Peter, this is going to require more code and styling than we can really get into here in the comments. If you need professional help with this I suggest trying Elto or Codeable for very low cost theme customization. Just a reminder too that you should set up a child theme before any customization.

  7. Avatar Damian Terry says:

    Hi I would like to remove the page title from the top of each page. How is this possible?

    1. Avatar Kris says:

      Download Simple Custom CSS wordpress plugin and add this code, .entry-header {display:none;}

  8. Avatar Damian Terry says:


  9. Avatar Donna says:

    I would like my navigation menu to be two lines so I can fit it all across the page. How do I do that?

    1. Charles Charles says:

      Hi Donna, I see your test site has the nav spread over two lines now. If you need further help with styling I recommend trying Codeable. They can provide pro developer support for one off jobs.

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