New theme release: Kalervo

Uh I’ve been working my ass of to publish couple of new themes and here is Kalervo! (It’s my grandad’s name and my middle name). I hope you enjoy Kalervo so much that you’ll even buy it. Demo says more than a thousand words.

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Want to buy it already?

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Here is context of the readme file.

Kalervo is a basic theme with Woocommerce, Easy Digital Download and Custom Content Portfolio support. Note! Kalervo only works WordPress 3.6 or later.

This theme is a parent theme. All modification should be made via a child theme.


Kalervo is built on Hybrid Core framework. There is a brilliant minded man called Justin Tadlock who has created it. Remember also to check out all the Foxnet Themes.

  • Per-post layouts which means that you can choose one or two column layout. Content on the left or right. Default is one column layout.
  • Post setting that allows you to add a custom stylesheet for individual posts.
  • A smart breadcrumb system.
  • Built-in pagination.
  • Post thumbnails that work with WordPress featured image functionality and provide extra features.
  • Multiple and flexible sidebars areas: Header, Primary, Subsidiary and Front Page template widgets.
  • Dynamic body, post, and comment CSS classes.
  • Fully internationalized, so you can translate the theme in any language. You should place your translations files to child theme languages folder.
  • Built-in WordPress menu system. There are three menus in the theme: Primary, Secondary and Subsidiary. Note! Secondary and Subsidiary menus only support for one level menu items.
  • Global layout can be changed under Appearance »» Customize »» Layout.
  • Base font (size and font family) can be changed under Appearance »» Customize »» Fonts.
  • Base font family for headings can be changed under Appearance »» Customize »» Fonts.
  • Set logo under Appearance »» Customize »» Logo Upload.
  • Set Front Page Callout text and link under Appearance »» Customize »» Front Page Callout.
  • Set background under Appearance »» Background.
  • Set header image under Appearance »» Header.
  • Ability to create custom templates for any post type in multiple ways.
  • Highly-configurable widgets that give you full control over their display.
  • Widget areas are content-aware, meaning that they only appear if they contain active widgets.
  • Support for all Post Formats.
  • Theme was designed with Mobile First attitude. It uses so called toggle menu for “mobile” devices, Respond.js for legacy browsers and Fit Vids for videos.

Child themes

Kalervo is a parent theme, so use a child theme for any customizations. You can also download blank child theme in theme page. If you want do it yourself, here is how to get started.

  • Create a theme folder in your /wp-content/themes directory called kalervo-child.
  • After that create a style.css file in /wp-content/themes/kalervo-child folder.
  • At the top of your style.css file, add the below information.
 * Theme Name: Kalervo Child
 * Theme URI:
 * Description: Describe your child theme.
 * Version: 0.1
 * Author: Your Name
 * Author URI:
 * Tags: Some, Tags
 * Template: kalervo

There is no reason to import parent theme styles, because they are loaded automatically. Note! If you compress your style.css and copy your styles to a file called style.min.css, it will be used automatically.

Using child theme is officially-supported way of modifying themes in WordPress.

Supported plugins

Custom Content Portfolio

If you need to show off your portfolios, install Custom Content Portfolio Plugin and you’re good to go.

Your portfolios will appear in URL Remember to flush rewrite rules first by going Settings »» Permalinks.

Easy Digital Download

If you need to sell your digital downloads Easy Digital Download is the best plugin for that.

Your downloads will appear in URL


If you need to sell your just about anything, Woocommerce is the best plugin for that.

Your products will appear in URL

Gravity Forms

Kalervo includes base CSS for Gravity Forms plugin.

Soliloquy Slider

Naturally you can use Soliloquy Sliders in post/page content but in theme customize you can choose whether you want a use Slider in a header or not. As a default there is a static image in the header.

Theme Settings (Appearance »» Customize)

All of the theme setting is under Appearance »» Customize.


Set base font (size and font family) under Appearance »» Customize »» Fonts. You can also choose font family for headings.


You can play around with different colors under Appearance »» Customize »» Colors.

Set logo

Set logo under Appearance »» Customize »» Logo Upload. Suggested logo size is 300 x 79 (in pixels). Image size is flexible so you can try different image size. Of course Blog name will be displayed if there is no logo set.

Change default layout

Kalervo theme has two column layout by default. You can change this default layout under Appearance »» Customize »» Layout. You can overwrite this in post
editor by choosing layout for that certain post:

  • One Column (theme default)
  • Two Columns, Left ( content / sidebar )
  • Two Columns, Right ( sidebar / content )

Footer text

You can change Footer text in Footer section.

Front Page Callout

Theme has page template called Front page. Under Appearance »» Customize »» Front Page Callout you can add callout text and link.

Header Image

By default there is a static image in the header. You can overwrite default header image in singular page by setting right size featured image. Feature header size is 1000 x 379 pixels.

Under Appearance »» Customize »» Layout you can choose if want a Soliloquy Slider be in a header instead of static image.

Page Templates

There is couple of page templates in this theme. It’s located in page-templates folder. If you need to overwrite page templates in a child theme, create subfolder page-templates in child theme and copy certain page template in that folder and start modifying.

  • Front Page (front-page.php): This is for showing your Callout link. There is also Front page widget area for this page template.
  • Download Page (download-page.php): This is for showing your latest downloads. There is also Front page widget area for this page template.
  • Portfolio Page (portfolio-page.php): This is for showing your latest portfolios. There is also Front page widget area for this page template.
  • Post Page (post-page.php): This is for showing your latest posts. There is also Front page widget area for this page template.
  • Slider Page (slider-page.php): This is for showing your images in a fancy Soliloquy Slider.

You can select a page template from the “Template” section of the “Attributes” meta box when writing or editing a page.

If you want to use Front Page template as a front page for your site instead of the standard blog post view, follow these instructions.

Creating the front page

  • First create a new page. You can name it anything. For example “Home” or “Portfolio”.
  • When creating this page, select “Front Page” from the “Template” drop-down inside of the “Attributes” meta box.
  • Click the “Publish” button.

Change site front page

  • Go to the “Settings »» Reading” screen in the admin to adjust the page shown on the front of the site.
  • Locate the section labeled “Front page displays”.
  • Select “A static page”.
  • In the “Front Page” drop-down, select the page you created earlier that has the “Front Page” template.
  • Click the “Save Changes” button.

Flexible subsidiary and front page widgets

You can use 1, 2, 3 or 4 widgets in subsidiary and front page widgets areas and the layout is still gonna look nice. The original idea having flexible and responsive widget areas is from Sukelius Theme.

Theme support

Support for the Kalervo theme is not offered on the WordPress support forums. There is a site called Foxnet Themes where support is offered for this theme.


Kalervo is build on Hybrid Core framework by Justin Tadlock.

Theme uses

Copyright & license

Kalervo is licensed under the GNU General Public License, version 2 or later (GPL).

This theme is copyrighted to Sami Keijonen.

2013 © Sami Keijonen. All rights reserved.

Feel free to buy Kalervo Theme

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