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

325 Comments to "RedLine"

  1. 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?


  2. 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

  3. 25.02.2012 - 21:54 | Permalink

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

  4. 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!

  5. 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.

  6. 25.02.2012 - 22:55 | Permalink

    Actually we were using Firefox on Mac OS X 10.7.3 and it has that problem so it is more likely a global issue rather than a browser specific issue.

  7. Cathie Proulx's Gravatar Cathie Proulx
    25.02.2012 - 23:10 | Permalink

    Just FYI (for the developer), I’m using Mac as well on Firefox (10.0.2), same version of Mac, and no problem here with the header. I did update Redline just recently too.

  8. Cathie Proulx's Gravatar Cathie Proulx
    26.02.2012 - 22:04 | Permalink

    My problem is fixed (customizing background)–thanks so much!

  9. Liz's Gravatar Liz
    27.03.2012 - 2:33 | Permalink

    Ha ha! :-)

    /* Blast you red baron! Initialise WP Framework */

  10. Peter's Gravatar Peter
    16.05.2012 - 18:20 | Permalink


    Well many good things have been happening with Redline theme since ver. 1.6 ! Congratulations on great theme, and your continued updating and bug fixes!!!
    Can you please tell me where to find the location to change the colors of the following:

    -link color
    -color of bars on left side of widget titles
    -top menu text color
    -lower menu text color
    -menu background color
    -menu hover color

    Thank you!!!

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