Producer is a highly flexible free WordPress theme that can be used to build a standard blog or a magazine style blog. Producer provides an attractive default theme which you can use as is. For even greater flexibility use the premium CSS styling tool  to change background color, add background images, change font colors, sizes, styles and completely change your site’s design without editing a single line of code. With the CSS styling tool you can create an unlimited number of unique designs based on the Producer mainframe. (This site uses the Producer theme. The CSS Styling tool was used to modify the design)

Run Producer in static mode to use the out of the box design or switch to widgets to drag and drop featured categories where you want them and mix them up with your other widgets to achieve the look you want for your site.

Run with 1 sidebar activated, both sidebars activated or no sidebars activated.

Place sidebars side by side to left of content, side by side to right of content or separated on left and right of content.

Control which sidebars appear on 404, index, search results single post pages and regular pages.

Magazine mode has 2 layout options.

Header section items ( logo/slogan row, horizontal menu row, search bar row, hidden leaderboard row) can be rearranged.

10 featured category slots available. Use only what you need. Sticky post, feed-burner and many more options.

The CSS styling tool is the only thing not included in the free package. As with any other theme, you can still edit the styles manually to achieve the look you want. The below is an example of a design done with the CSS Styling tool using Producer in non-magazine mode.

Example of a desgin done with the CSS Styling Tool

The CSS Styling tool has been created to make the task of changing the look of your theme as easy as entering the colors, sizes, image file URLs and other styling elements into a text box and pressing the submit button.   The CSS styling tool is pretty extensive as it aims to give you control over as many styling elements as possible. This means you can create completely new designs without having to change any code, which will make updating theme versions less of a hassle. It’s a lifesaver for anyone who doesn’t know how to edit PHP code and even for those who do but prefer a simpler, faster way of getting the job done.

Producer is in the first phase of it’s life. If you are using the theme and would like to help improve it please report any problems you are experiencing with it.

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111 Responses to “Producer Theme”

  1. Our server offers the most current version of PHP but when this theme is activated, the site loads a blank page. Ideas? We really liked this theme template and would like to use it. Thanks:)

  2. I too cannot get the Producer theme activated. I have downloaded it, but when I check the Theme Preview in WordPress, the screen is blank.

    I do think I have php 5, as I had earlier downloaded it and it did open. Is there an easy way to check what Php version my server is running, and if that is the problem?

    BTW your other magazine theme does work fine.

  3. thanks for your Theme Producer which is a great work, and allows to create a site based on a magazine theme easily.
    I’m preparing a website for a journalist, and I tested some functions linked with the “featured categories” and the magazine layout turned on, and the magazine layout mode turn on widgets. I’ve to choosen to display for exemple 2 or 3 or 5 or 7 or n posts in several featured categories (I’ve more than 40 categories). And I saved this configuration, but, the “featured categories” shows 2 or 3 or 5 or 7 or n times the same post. I’ve tried to understand if some other configuration aspects could originate this, I’eve also tested several times other configuration adjustments, but it seems it doesn’t work. I also put an image in each post. But it steel didn’t work. Do you have an idea about how to solve this problem? For instance I creatd a category “Election”, and I created 3 or 4 posts, with images, categorized with “Election”, the I set up the number of (main) posts with a n value, but only the posts “Election in Lombardy” was displayed, n times. Thanks.

    • gerard, I don’t quite fully understand the problem you’re describing. I would need to see it in action to advise you; but in the meantime you can try deactivating your plugins one by one to see if there might be a conflict between the theme and one of your plugins.

  4. Hello,

    Several times I have come to the comments for information on this theme, and there are answers there that are helpful. However, I cannot find the file: includes/styles/styles-body.php, which has been mentioned several times to change link colour.

    I am looking in editor (wp) style.css.

    Could you help?

    • Javamom, be sure you are looking inside the Producer folder in your themes directory. Producer/includes/styles/styles-body.php

  5. Thanks very much for your kind help.
    I have disconnected again, one by one, my plugins (i did disconnected some plugins, but not all), and it seems that now the site is ok.
    According to my tests, the plugins “sociable”, and “sociable-italia” aren’t fully compatible with Producer with the magazine layout turned on.

    Your theme is very useful and flexible (as far as I know,
    I’m not a php/MySql developper/programmator), very intuitive,
    and robust!

    Best regards.

  6. hello, and thank you very much for this excellent themes!
    I try to make a CMS. This desgign is perfect for me and I really appreciate to use this themes.
    But I have a problem, In firefox and goog le chrome my blog look exactly as I wish but in IE its a big mess…
    The RSS Search row look perfect in firefox, but in IE its take too much place and the red backround take to much place…
    Please help me! I tried all the possibility, and I really do not know what to do!
    Thank you for your help!

  7. hey thank for your theme
    i want to now that how to increase Featured Category it has option of 10 only i want 20 help help me and how to add graphics to the site?

    thanks
    sanjeet bisht

  8. I have a few questions. My website is http://www.femmefatalemagazine.com

    I was wondering if I can stretch the grey header piece, the grey box that has the “about” and “contact us” links in it, to go across the entire screen. Is this possible?

    I also wanted to know why, when I installed the AnyFont widget and requested it to change the fonts of my widgets, it only changed the fonts of the widgets I have in my sidebars and not the fonts of my featured categories (the “a&e, sports and lifestyle headers.) Is it possible to change the fonts of my featured categories?

    Last question, I wanted to install an amazon mp3 widget on my site, can I do this without the CSS kit, or even with the CSS kit? Thanks.

    • @mobywan, sorry it took so long to get back to you.

      I was wondering if I can stretch the grey header piece, the grey box that has the “about” and “contact us” links in it, to go across the entire screen. Is this possible?

      You can use a background image to stretch the grey horizontal menu bar all the way across. You can make one that matches your current look. I’ve created on as an example

      I also wanted to know why, when I installed the AnyFont widget and requested it to change the fonts of my widgets, it only changed the fonts of the widgets I have in my sidebars and not the fonts of my featured categories (the “a&e, sports and lifestyle headers.) Is it possible to change the fonts of my featured categories?

      I’m not familar with AnyFont or how it works. If you could so a simple test so that I can better answer this question, can you set your site to static mode instead of widgets and report back if that changes anything with the featured category fonts and AnyFont?>

      Last question, I wanted to install an amazon mp3 widget on my site, can I do this without the CSS kit, or even with the CSS kit? Thanks.

      The CSS Styling tool is only for CSS modification so you it would not play any role in installing an amazon mp3 widget. You should be able to drag your widget into an available widget space as desired.

  9. In Magazine mode, is there any way to say that you don’t want images used on the front page for a given post? I have a post that has two very small images in it, and one of them is getting blown up and looks all pixellated, and I can’t figure out how to turn that off for that post.

  10. Love the producer theme and what we have been able to do with it at TheDailyAdventure.com We are also using styling tool.

    Having a problem with category 1 in layout 2 where the text is repeating in category 1 articles on the front page. I’ve checked setting but can’t find anything that makes a difference.

    Please help!

  11. Is there a way to remove the “Featured” ribbon on the slider?

  12. Oops forgot to mention this is for the Magazine mode of the Antisnews theme.

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