Fervens Theme

Fervens is the name for the new theme i made for my friends from Smashing Magazine. What is Fervens and what does it mean? As you might know, I give all my themes Latin names because I believe they are more practical and more brandable.  They just feel right to me.

Fervens is a 3 column theme that has a base idea of “freshness”. Summer is my favorite time of year as it always amazes us with a rainbow of sensation and colors, making this time of year the best of all.  The green of the plants and trees, the blue of the water….I love this time of year :)

I tried with this new theme to get something from that “freshness” and make it work on the web, specifically on wordpress, my favorite(and hands down the greatest) blog platform. Because I couldn’t agree with Vitaly regarding the column positions we decided to make 3 versions of it, Fervens A (Sidebar 1, Central Column, Sidebar 2), Fervens B (Sidebar 1, Sidebar 2, Central Column) and Fervens C (Central Column, Sidebar 2, Sidebar 1).

Main features of the theme

  • 3 columns of fixed width
  • widget-ready ‘” two sidebars (both sidebars are supporting widgets, but I recommend to use the smaler one.
  • the theme is using 3 plugins; 2 of them are integrated into functions.php, so there is no need to install them. These plugins are Gravatar, Recent Comments and FlickrRSS. You can use the last one to present your Flickr images in a Flickr Photostream (see the demo).

Download the themes for free!

You can use the theme for all your projects for free and without any restrictions. However, it’s forbidden to sell or redistribute the theme without both designer’s and Smashing Magazine’s permission ‘” please link to this article if you would like to spread the word. You may modify the theme as you wish, but if you are planning to release your modification, please ask for a permission first.

Fervens B WordPress Theme

Fervens A WordPress Theme

Fervens C WordPress Theme


@Update 08.09.2008

The flickr rss is not running propperly.

Go on Administration Panel > Settings > flickrRSS and you will see 2 inputs for HTML Wrapper.
Place in the first box <li> and close it in the second one </li>

About The Author: Vlad Scanteie

Vlad is the founder and creator of DesignDisease. He's a skilled designer and developer with a love for all things WordPress. Check out his resume here.

286 responses to “Fervens Theme”

  1. Diana says:

    Hi. Love the theme. This may be basic, but is there any way to change the colors? Thanks.

  2. Ucuz Tatil says:

    Tabs don’t work with all jQuery plugins on WordPress 2.7
    Great job! Thanks

  3. Great theme – have downloaded it already and will give it a go right away. Keep up the good work!
    PS Diana, try using CSS to change the theme colours. If you use the Firebug extension in Firefox you will be able to target all the CSS tags with ease…

  4. Adam McCoy says:

    I would just like to give a shoutout to the folks at DD for providing the template for my new blog Normalogic.net .. I think the theme looks great, and is a great starting point.

    Thanks again for a wonderful and FREE product.

  5. I would just like to give a shoutout to the folks at DD for providing the template for my new blog Normalogic.net .. I think the theme looks great, and is a great starting point.

  6. Melanie says:

    Hi – I want to say “Thank you” for the great Themes! It is great that you included the .psd files – so I am able to make some design changes!
    Great work! Thanks a lot and kind regards from Germany

  7. Fervens is one of my favorite theme. Most I like from this time is its color and customizable for the sidebar position.

  8. Klimatici says:

    Great theme! Good Job :)

  9. Haber99 says:

    Good post. I really like it. Thanks’¦

  10. Ali KARA says:

    I’m having the same problem as Roman with the Flickr-stream. It shows the default Flickr-thumbnails but doesn’t apply any CSS to it (although the CSS is unchanged and seems correct in the CSS-file)

  11. Magazin says:

    Great Theme, I like it and I am using it on my blog. After a few modification it is perfect :-)

  12. dark says:

    hi, i would love to say thank you for this excellent and beautiful free wordpress theme. i must say that this is one of the most highly customizable theme that i’ve ever put my hands on.

  13. evlilik says:

    cool theme
    thanks man

  14. medyum says:

    Will you be offering an update for WP 2.7? I’ve tried getting the nested comments to work, but no luck’¦ Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!… Medyum Niyazi

  15. kami says:

    Hello..i love these theme FERVENS A , but i have small problem, in the part of TITLE of the post, when i make click is color BLACk, i have been looking for that but i cannot find where is…can u help me?
    is in the pic.


    Thanks :=)

  16. I was wondering if someone has figured out how to make the comments appear as the default (instead of seeing a listing of recent posts). Your assistance would be much appreciated!

    Drop me a line at notifyATquietfishDOTcom

  17. wedhaaf says:

    split post doesn’t work. Have any idea to deal with this issue?

  18. Julie says:

    I’m currently unable to find a widget for the “About” section to edit in either the Fervens A, B, or C variation under Appearance>Widgets>Sidebar 2. I don’t even see where it would be pointing in the source code. Can WordPress MU be causing my issue with the theme? If so, is there an easy fix for this?

  19. Oyun says:

    Great theme!!

  20. Geoff says:

    I really like this theme and am using it to set up my membership site.
    Is there a way to remove the Date, Author details from the post pages and also to remove the “Comments are closed” and “There are No Responses to…” text expressions from the posts as well?
    Regards Geoff

  21. A very nice theme , very clean and a great design.

  22. ufuk says:

    Thanks A very nice theme , very clean and a great design.

  23. Very nice theme!!
    Thanks for share.

  24. A very beautiful theme , i was impressed a very clean and a great design.

  25. Projector says:

    großes Thema! Ich liebe die Farbe und Layout und mehr!

  26. serdar aksu says:

    Fervens A is a nice theme, but the problem with IE. a column 1 (left) coming down the bottom of the page. for example: http://yenibisi.org/

    How to fix? Please help me.

  27. Kalliey® says:

    I like your Theme! It´s beatiful! Thank you!

  28. Adam says:

    Nice site. Make more post like this.

  29. Metin says:

    Very nice theme I will use it.
    Thanks a lot!

  30. William says:

    Please tell me how much it would cost me to get your help to customize this a little.
    I created a page template to use as my forum to remove sidebar-2 and need it to also increase the width of the center column.

  31. Melvenue says:

    Great. Beautiful Theme, thank you.

  32. Alif says:

    I like DD theme. It’s unique and different than other theme. I use Ferven on my blog. I do little modification to meet with my need. Good work DD team

  33. Andrea says:

    Does anyone know how to change the width of the sidebars? I’d like to keep the center column the same, and add 20px to each sidebar.

  34. KAM says:

    it definitely looks simple, ‘clean’ and kinda reflect my personality. All in all, just the way I like.

    keep up the good work!!