OMG Theme

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OMG is a full width, fully responsive design especially suited to bloggers who want to feature bold images on their home page and archive pages. It also offers easy customization options for the logo, favicon, color scheme, social media icons, slider behaviour, and optional author bios and related posts display.

This theme is released under the GNU Public License 2.0

For theme support please visit the help desk.

Thanks to Shatunov for the post about translating this theme to Russian.

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30 thoughts on “OMG Theme

  1. Ullrich says:

    I tested this theme and I’m looking for .po, pot files for translation to German, but can’t find any

    1. charles Charles says:

      Hi Ullrich, you’ll find the .po file in the …/library/translation/ theme folder. Cheers.

  2. Jordi says:

    Does anyone knows how to use the slider in the free version? Thanks a lot!!! 😉

    1. charles Charles says:

      Hi Jordi, the slider by default just displays your latest posts (so be sure to set the featured images for each), but you can also control exactly which posts appear in the slider by using the core WordPress sticky post feature.

  3. Dmitry says:

    Hello. Your theme is wonderful 🙂 I like it a lot but I have a problem with menue button. It disappears in any pages (except a main page) (my website is if I open it once. Can’t slide the menue bar back to the left. How I can fix it in the code? Thanks))

    1. charles Charles says:

      Hi Dmitry, are you still experiencing this problem? I ask because it it working for me on Chrome and Firefox. We just rolled out an update which did address a menu bug. Have you updated to latest version?

      1. Dmitry says:

        Yes, I have 🙁 On Safari. I have not updated to latest version because I have some changes in the code and I don’t want to lose it. I just would like to know how fix this bug with menu. Which file I have to edit?

        1. Kris says:

          Download the latest version then go to omg theme folder new version, copy the style.css and scripts.js(library->js) to your last version of omg theme.

  4. caterina celotto says:

    Thank you very much. It’s all kind of new to me and I really appreciate every advise. Big compliments for your theme and thanks for your help 🙂

  5. caterina celotto says:

    a really nice theme. i just have one question: how can I get something onto the footer, like a contact sheet or terms? Do I necessarly have to go into the editor?

    1. charles Charles says:

      Hi Caterina, yes you will need to edit the footer.php template to add content to the footer. I also notice you’re images are loading quite slowly, this is because you have uploaded images straight from your camera and they are very large. I recommend optimizing them for the web first. You can easily resize images using We also have a post on optimizing images here:

  6. Jakob Schäuffelen says:


    I am trying OMG. Seems like the menue button disappears in the Safari browser (Mac & iPad), once you hit it. Can’t slide the menue bar back to the left again. Works on Firefox/Mac though.
    Is that a bug?


    1. charles Charles says:

      Hi Jakob, thanks for the heads up. That does seem like a bug…investigating now. We’ll issue a bug fix asap.

  7. gil says:

    great work, Charles. i’ve built a couple wordpress sites, but lean heavily toward html& custom css, of which i’m pretty fair at. i kind of stumble thru the wordpress/php part, but i understand the basic structure. simple question: is it possible to have that slider show photos independently from posts? basically a slide show up top and a static page below, i’m more a page person, never have used posts. or am i using the wrong kind of template? thnx!

    1. charles Charles says:

      Hi Gil, that would be a fairly fundamental change of the theme template, and would require you implement some other kind of slider. Anything is possible of course but it would require more customization than we can get into here in the comments. You might be better looking for a theme that is closer to what you need. Or if you want to proceed with OMG you could get some professional help from Codeable.

  8. Oskar says:

    I must congratulate you on your beautiful theme!

    Can I somehow get my posts to be full width?
    (I want to remove the search bar, latest posts, archive… to match the front page-style)
    I am very new to WordPress and homepage making, so the solutions I’ve found with altering the style.css file and stuff like that is not my level of skills.

    1. charles Charles says:

      Hi Oskar, anything is possible of course, but removing the sidebar would require some template customization, and if you are going to do that you should set up your theme as a child theme first so that any future updates (and there will be some) don’t overwrite your local customizations. If you need professional help with this kind of support I recommend trying Codeable.

      1. Oskar says:

        Thank you for your answer!
        I got rid of the sidebar by altering the original theme. So I re-installed the OMG-theme to try to create a child theme. However, it seems that the OMG theme is different from other themes, because I can create a child theme from a lot of other themes, and they look the same as the original theme, but when trying to create a child theme from OMG, it looks very different (the beautiful slider is completely gone for example).
        I’m using the (probably) most common way to create a child theme, as you have described it on your blog post from april 5 2013.

        1. Kris says:

          Hello, we are currently uploading a new version of the theme that supports child theme.

  9. Sean says:

    This may be simple, but how do we add images to the slider on the home page?

    Thanks in advanced.

    1. charles Charles says:

      Hi Sean, the slider shows the latest posts by default. You can also control which posts appear in the slider by using the core ‘sticky posts’ feature. So just set a featured image for each post and you are good to go. If you are not seeing the slider or posts on your home page it may be that you have a static page set as the home page.

  10. Aarav says:

    Featured are being cropped on the top sliders. What should be the exact dimensions of the featured image that could fit perfectly everywhere ?

    btw this theme is really awesome. I am just facing few problems


    1. Kris says:

      There is no exact dimensions of the slider. The Width of the slider is full-width which means width is 100% and the height is 500px. If you don’t like the position of the image in the slider, you can adjust it. Download Simple Custom CSS WordPress plugin then go to Appearance -> Custom CSS and add this sample code, .slides .slide-thumb img{top:20%;}

  11. Wmorhan says:

    Hi guys
    Another great Theme, Thx

    I have a question about the “This is a widget ready area. Add some and they will appear here” box apearing on my pages?
    Is that in use or is it a bug of some sorrt?
    Because i cant find any place where i can fill it with something

    1. charles Charles says:

      Hi Wmorhan, that’s a place holder for the widget area. Go to Appearance > Widgets in the admin and you can add any widgets you like, erg. latest posts, categories, archives etc. Hope that helps.

  12. Rena says:

    Great theme, but …

    In the demo here, the first slide is to “links-page-2” but that post and featured image does not appear directly below (duplicated) as the first tile in the front page. That does happen on my site. How is to stop that and make it like the demo?

    Also, how to move the slide-copy div down some so it doesn’t obscure the photo?

    1. charles Charles says:

      Hi Rena, glad you like the theme. The demo is using the core WordPress ‘sticky post’ feature to control what appears in the slider. Flag any post as sticky and it will appear in the slider but not the grid.

  13. Charlie says:

    Any word on the availability of the theme? I got to say is one of the cleaneast themes ive seen in a while. Great work!

    1. charles Charles says:

      Hi Charlie, we’re still working our way through the theme review process. It’s takking a lot longer than expected, but can’t be rushed. Hopefully in the next few weeks.

    2. charles Charles says:

      Hi Charlie, the theme is available now. You can find it under latest themes in the WP control panel.

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