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SQUAR3D V2 – The Beefed Up Sequel to SQUAR3D

SQUAR3D V2 is the sequel to the original SQUAR3D theme, except this time it has been taking steroids.


View a demo here.


  • Responsive design
  • CSS written in SASS(scss) with source files and codekit-config.json provided
  • Widgetized sidebar
  • Threaded comments w/ Gravatars
  • Magnific Popup used for responsive lightbox styled image/gallery viewing
  • Separate trackbacks and comments
  • Header and footer menu areas
  • Header dropdown menu support
    • Three tiers supported
  • Post format styles and icons built in (can be disabled via CSS)
  • Sticky post styling
  • WP-Metro icon font installed by default, see usage and available icons here
  • Custom Theme Options
    • Customizable logo and logo placement
    • Customizable favicon and iOS icons
    • Multiple areas for search field placement (above content, below navigation, or widget)
    • 21 color scheme options or a custom scheme
    • Specify a custom stylesheet URL OR insert specific properties into theme options CSS field
    • Show or hide site tagline below site logo
    • Choose from 38 social icons to be placed in the footer
    • Customizable footer text
    • Google Analytics placement without editing the theme
  • Off-canvas mobile navigation with dropdown support


If you have never installed a custom WordPress theme before, check out Using Themes on If you have previously installed themes then this should be no problem for you.

  1. Unzip and upload the folder squar3d-v2 to the /wp-content/themes/ directory on your server.
  2. Activate it via the Dashboard.
  3. In Appearance » Menus, create two menus. One for your header navigation, and one for your social icons in the footer.
  4. Visit Appearance » Theme Options to configure SQUAR3D V2.
  5. Visit Appearance » Widgets and start adding your Widgets. All the work is done for you.




  • Further improvement made to Magnific Popup intialization via jQuery


  • Updated features list
  • Updated Magnific Popup to use jQuery to initialize images and galleries
  • Corrected blockquote styling
  • Removed unneeded functions-user.php file


  • Removed user.scss, user.css files
  • Removed call to user.css in header.php
  • Adjusted call to style.css in header.php to use stylesheet_directory_uri
  • Improvements/changes made for better child theme support