A lightweight but powerful WordPress theme built on WP Framework. It has very printer-friendly layout and other features like microformats, a traditional template structure, clean semantic code and atomic template system. RedLine includes custom menus, changeable header and background.
The theme has 7 widgetized areas (3 in sidebars and 4 in footer) and supports diferent post formats. Moreover its code is compatible with HTML5, CSS3 and Accessibility (Section 508) standards.

RedLine theme

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RedLine is released under GNU General Public License version 2.


Extract the archive and Upload the /RedLine/ folder into your ‘wp-content/themes’ directory.

  1. Login to your WordPress Admin and navigate to the Apperance Tab.
  2. Select RedLine theme and Activate it.
  3. That’s it!


– Now this theme supports custom header image.
edit 17 may 2010 If you don’t like plain white header, you may change the look easily. All you need to do is to upload appropriate picture into images folder (the_theme> library> media> images). Default requirements are – size:960x85px name:header.jpg.

Dropcap is described in CSS but you have to apply class="dropcap" manually.
See the example with Lorem ipsum

<span class="dropcap">L</span>orem ipsum dolor


    orem ipsum dolor


Translation ready

Since version 0.3, RedLine is ready for translation. For detailed explanations and “How to”, read the article RedLine theme has a multilingual interface

Available languages so far

Changes in version 2.8.0 (July 2014)

  • Added Serbo-Croatian language
  • Added Danish language
  • Made init() public static function
  • New version of Modernizr
  • Added html5shiv.js for compatibility with old versions of IE

23 Comments to "RedLine"

  1. 19.12.2011 - 6:02 | Permalink

    Hey, I came across your theme and was wondering if there was a way to change the sidebar background color? Nice theme! Thanks!

  2. Max's Gravatar Max
    07.01.2012 - 18:16 | Permalink

    How to edit the categories below the header on this theme? In my website i have 3 lines of categores but i would like to choose the categores to be shown there. how to do that?

  3. Jim R's Gravatar Jim R
    23.01.2012 - 19:11 | Permalink

    Hi –
    The visited links don’t change color! I changed every “a:visited” in the links section of style.css, but there was no change in their appearance. What can I do?

  4. Jim R's Gravatar Jim R
    15.02.2012 - 0:11 | Permalink

    Hi, my titles aren’t underlined. What can I do to fix this?

  5. Max's Gravatar Max
    18.02.2012 - 7:34 | Permalink

    Hi, i made a question here before about Redline for wordpress and you answered. Thanks for that.
    Now, one other question:
    – On IE, even though i use a header image, it still shows the blog title on top of the header image. How to remove that?
    – And also, one of my categories are being shown on the page title,up on the browser top bar. Right before the blog title, and description. How to fix that?

    • Jim R's Gravatar Jim R
      18.02.2012 - 16:07 | Permalink

      Max, I did this to my header.php, to fix the I.E header problem:

      <!– Prevent display of blog title over header image
      <a href="” rel=”home”>


      • Jim R's Gravatar Jim R
        18.02.2012 - 16:16 | Permalink

        Well, not all of what I pasted in here is showing, so I beter just wait for the boss to tell yo!

  6. Cathie Proulx's Gravatar Cathie Proulx
    19.02.2012 - 22:40 | Permalink

    We chose the Redline theme because it’s accessible and can work on mobile devices… but also because it’s supposed to be customizable–We have our own graphic for the header, but can’t seem to be able to change the background colour. I choose a colour, click save, and it says the site has been updated–but when we check it out, it’s still the same grey background. Am I missing something?


  7. 25.02.2012 - 21:51 | Permalink

    The latest version of redline 2.0, has an issue witht he header text. On the main page, the text control is fine, but on secondary story pages, the header text is displayed, over writing much of the headline and graphic we use for our site.

    Please advise

  8. 25.02.2012 - 21:54 | Permalink

    For now, we have had to change the text of the site title to a space (blank)

  9. Cathie Proulx's Gravatar Cathie Proulx
    25.02.2012 - 22:30 | Permalink

    OK, thanks!

    I’ll await your update as well, before trying to customize the background (remember your previous reply to my comment).

    Thanks again for your hard work!

  10. Cathie Proulx's Gravatar Cathie Proulx
    25.02.2012 - 22:33 | Permalink

    OH sorry–I see that the previous comment here is by someone else, who commented after my comment…

    In case it helps, we found that particular problem about the header happens only with IE 8, so when people update to IE 9, it works fine.

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