Helix

Helix
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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


35 thoughts on “Helix

  1. enrique says:

    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

  2. Amit says:

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

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  4. Bob says:

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

  5. Rochelle says:

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

    They’re sneaky like that!

    {I specialize in customizing WordPress themes.}

  6. Lavell says:

    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?

  7. 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.

  8. Tim says:

    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!

    Tim

  9. Michael says:

    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. :)

  10. Josh says:

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

  11. Uli says:

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

  12. Wan says:

    Great themes man. Elegant looking themes !!!

  13. martin says:

    Excelente tema

  14. Sarah says:

    Hi,

    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!

    -Sarah

  15. 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?

  16. jose says:

    ola tendras un manual de instrucciones… toy interesado

  17. I like the design, very nice and crisp. Great job

  18. Edd says:

    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.

    Thanks,

  19. this is what i looking for Helix !!!

  20. Dirk says:

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

  21. Stefan Bender says:

    Hello,

    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 :-).

  22. vince says:

    really nice theme!

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