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Helix is a free premium WordPress theme. This is a WordPress 3+ ready theme with features like custom menu, fullscreen slideshow homepage, widgetized sidebar etc. Theme also comes with an option panel.

Required plugin

Options Framework  – http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/options-framework/

About the fullscreen slideshow

Fullscreen homepage slideshow images are added using custom post type called Slides. They are like posts. Click on add new slide and enter a name for the slide and add the image as the featured image. Add it to a category as you wish.

How to get the slideshow on homepage?

The theme offers a custom homepage template. You have to use the static front page feature under the Settings > Reading option. You can select a page for the homepage. Make sure that page uses the homepage custom template.

Theme options explained

The theme contains an options page using which you adjust various settings available on the theme.

Slider setting: There is a fullscreen slideshow on the homepage to show off your projects or photographs. The images are added via slide custom post type. You can select the category of images and the number of images to show.

Default background Use this option sets a default fullscreen background on inner pages.

Social bookmarks Enter the social netwok ids and url.

Banner setting: Configure the banner ads on the sidebar

3.98 avg. rating (79% score) - 98 votes

  • enrique

    Hi! hey great theme man. Couple of questions…

    – Can I set an image (company logo) instead of the Blog Title on the top of the sidebar?

    – How can I change the color of the sidebar? It is red and I want it to be orange or black..

    thanks! really appreciate it

    • Tonya Schulte

      Were you ever able to find a way to change the color of the header bar?

      • Franzi

        Yes you can. Both of it. But you have to change adjust the template a bit and know css.

        1. Go to header.php, open it and search for “” and then you can add an “” tag with your logo.

        I did it like this:

        <a href="” title=”” rel=”home”>

        For the Name + Logo. Of course you will have to adjust the css than.

        2. The color is defined in the style.css in #masthead, change the background-color to orange or black and you are done, eg.:
        #masthead {
        background: none repeat scroll 0 0 #0000FF;
        border-top: 3px solid #0000FF;
        margin: 30px 10px 0 50px;
        position: fixed;
        width: 180px;
        z-index: 100;

        Of course you’ll have to change the graphics to.

  • Amit

    Hiii, I want to customize inner pages interms of layout. Please help if its possible.

  • Bob

    I tried to download your Helix theme but the green DOWNLOAD button is not active. So how does one download this theme?

  • Rochelle

    Bob: “LIKE or SHARE about Fabthemes.com to enable theme download”

    They’re sneaky like that!

    {I specialize in customizing WordPress themes.}

  • Lavell

    I have a couple of question about this WP theme.

    1. Can the sidebar box be moved to another location on the page?
    2. Can the color of the sidebar be changed?

  • Darren Boucher

    I noticed that the menu resizes proportionally on default template but not on the home page. Unfortunately this means when someone on a phone views my main page some of the menu items are not visible to them. Is there a way to make it so the menu will resize proportionally for the home page as well?

    Other than that I love this theme. I want to make it work.

  • Tim

    Hi All. Can someone guide me on getting the posts link to show on the main menu. I am just learning wordpress and having a tough time getting that to work. Thanks and have a great day!


  • Michael

    I’ve liked and posted about this theme at least 5 times. I cannot get it to download. Please help, it is really nice and I would like to use it. 🙂

  • Josh

    A Very excellent page option with simple and elegant features and designs.

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  • Uli

    Hi…I shared and liked but still cannot download…any suggestion why?

  • Wan

    Great themes man. Elegant looking themes !!!

  • martin

    Excelente tema

  • Sarah


    Is there any way to get the “sponsored by” section off of the page. I’m happy to credit you guys, but it takes up half the page while the rest of the post is just a thin column. Thank you!


  • Helix_Piercing_Earrings_Jewelry

    I really like this helix theme. I am usually using it for my jewelry related site for cartilage earrings. Is it possible to share it in more platforms?

  • jose

    ola tendras un manual de instrucciones… toy interesado

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  • Edd

    Hi there,

    I was wondering if there is a premium version of this theme that is mobile responsive? /an update, plugin etc

    I’d love to use the theme but without it being responsive it’ll take a fair amount of extra coding.


  • โหลดบิท

    this is what i looking for Helix !!!

  • Dirk

    How can i get rid of the social media icons in the navigation?

  • Stefan Bender


    how can i pixel the picture in helix? The Slideshowpicture in the demo are pixel, but on my homepage are the normal picture.

    Is this a Plugin? Or a Programm/Script?

    Thanks for help :-).

    • Scrambler

      i think it’s a css setting…
      i’m interested too.

    • Scrambler

      Solved. Search and replace the empty “mesh” image file in theme directory.

      • Terriney

        Hi, the images on the homepage as well as the background images are all very blurry. What is the dimension for the images that should show on the homepage and background for it not to show blurry.

        If the “mesh” image file has anything to do with this; exactly where do I find this file under theme directory????

        Please advise.

  • olivier

    nice theme!

  • vince

    really nice theme!

  • Luca

    sorry but I had to cancel the twitter endorsement.

    slideshow and background images do not display at all.

    afterhaving configured the home page and other options all I see is an empty homepage with a broken image whose code is .

    there’s no ../lib directory on the theme, nor it seems to me there are specific instructions on that matter on this page (and anyway I would expect this kind of options to work flawlessly out of the box).

    if you have instructions I’d like to know them.

    • nash

      same problem here….did you find any resolution ?

      • bob

        same problem!

    • bob

      1) your home page has to be using the “homepage” template
      2) you have to have at least 1 of the “slide” custom post type with an attached image and category
      3) specify the category and number of slides in theme options

      • Kimberly

        Hmmm … that’s not working for me. Did anyone find another solution?

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  • bob


    where is the support on this theme?

  • Carlos

    I requested the commercial license but I should have come here first. The request is for my local church I am taking care of work that was abandoned. Do I still need a commercial lic. for a non profit ?
    Thank you!

  • Uğur


    Thanks for this great theme!

    I need your help to change color of menu.

    How can I change background color of menu ? Which css code can do that?

    Thanks for your help!

  • sartoo

    I would put a transparency effect on pages (background-color: RGBA (255,255,255,0.7) Important;) but I can not find where to change in style.css
    I have the 1.2 version of the theme
    thank you in advance

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  • frosty

    hi i would like to know how to make the pages transparent in this theme.

    appreciate the help

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    Downloaded this theme, but it says it does not support the Options Framework plugin. How do I get the slider to work? I cannot seem to publish anything onto the site as well. So frustrated. Help. Newbie to Word Press here.

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