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f8 static is a free theme for WordPress that can transform your Web site or blog into a fully functioning photography or multimedia portfolio Web site. SEO optimized, iPhone compatible, grid-based css, built-in Galleria support, built-in multimedia support, auto or manual thumbnail control, Gravatars, plus much, much more. The credit link is required to stay in tact.

f8, which is a technical term referring the lens aperture setting on a camera, is theme long in the making. A little over five years ago, I began the arduous task of trying to find a way to present my photos to the world online. I primarily wanted two things: A portfolio section and a blog section built into one CMS. What I didn’t know at the time, is that it would take me five years to figure out. After researching literally hundreds of options including Flash powered portfolios (a big no-no in today’s mobile world), to countless bulky CMS’s that just didn’t cut it, I decided on using WordPress. It was well worth the wait.

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Thad is the founder of Graph Paper Press. Previously, he produced online multimedia and documentary projects for USA Today including the inauguration of President Barack Obama and many others. He lives in Brooklyn, NY with his wife Abby.

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56 thoughts on “f8 static”

  1. I can’t download the theme for some reason. I get redirected to a page with this: Warning: Cannot modify header information – headers already sent by (output started at /home/5251/domains/graphpaperpress.com/html/wp-config.php:81) in /home/5251/domains/graphpaperpress.com/html/wp-content/plugins/download-monitor/download.php on line 140

  2. What a nicely-designed template. Thank you for supplying it free of charge.

    I’m wondering: is it possible to modify the template to make the images on the main page the standard 3:2 aspect ratio of a DSLR? I’d love this theme even more if it didn’t crop my pictures.

  3. do you really need to have a landscape photo on your post to look nice on the front page slideshow. What can I do to make it work for any size of photos in order to have it right in the slideshow?

    anyway, grate work with this theme

  4. Wow, great looking theme.

    I ony think that header picture is too high. It actually makes to to scrool on resolutions x800. Anything under the scroll border is less noticable and therefore less visitable.

  5. Can’t download… it just keeps redirecting me to the sign up for a membership even though I already made an account. Any suggestions?

  6. I downloaded both f8 static and f8 lite. Unfortunately I couldn’t get what I wanted with f8 lite so I’ve customised f8 static, and have ended up with the perfect theme I love it. http;//hotmiddlescence.com

  7. Hello. My Name Xell. i already download f8 static. But i still can’t use it perfectly.. Can someone teach me?

  8. I could not get the downlaod to work either.

    Will this theme work in WordPress 2.8?

    Also, if the credit link is intact, do you mind if we customize this theme?


    1. Try a different program for unzipping the package. Yes. F8-Lite works with 2.8. Feel free to customize the theme as you wish.

  9. Thanks for the great theme!

    F8 Static is working well for me. A couple of questions, though: 1) Is Static compatible with WordPress 2.8?; and 2) I would like to add a custom icon in the address bar – where would I need to add this code?


  10. Nice post. This post is different from what I read on most blog. And it have so many good things to learn. Thank you for your sharing!

  11. I cannot install this FS static, I am getting this error

    Warning: file(/home/user1/public_html/wp-content/themes/f8-static/style.css) [function.file]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/user/public_html/wp-includes/theme.php on line 180

    Warning: implode() [function.implode]: Invalid arguments passed in /home/user/public_html/wp-includes/theme.php on line 180

  12. The navigation bar has “portfolio”. How do I populate it? How do I navigate to the contents of that tab? Having same problem with Deadwood, in addition to F8.


  13. Great theme and thank you.

    How do I get the front page to stop rotating pictures on the homepage.
    I have already tried the “Static” settings in the “Settings area of WordPress, but it doesn’t work the way I want it to.

    I would simply like to have the layout of either:

    1. F8 Lite: with no slideshow changing (I don’t want a post masthead, I just want a general masthead pic there all the time no matter what post I add)


    2. F8 Static: with a general pic as a masthead (not a post pic) and with no text blurb to the right.

    So for both issues that I have, I just want a general masthead there that will never change no matter how many posts I add.

    Thank you in advance to whoever helps me.

    I’m excited and waiting…

  14. Theme looks good. Stopped working on travel.goutdelavie.com. Can’t load images anymore. Too bad. I reinstalled a dozen times!

  15. After trying, i realized that i have to put a custom field with the name “image” and the url of the image that i want to show in the post at the top (the image large) and a custom field with the name “thumbnail” and the url of the image for the posts below the principal post.

  16. Hello, I’m using the theme Modularity and F8 Static chiro change.
    Not know much about HTML or CSS code and my question is…
    There are some tutorials on how to change colors, logo, etc… ??


  17. Hi! Ivé downloaded this theme…and installed it Ok (several times). Problem is when activated I get an error page when visiting the blog and need to start from scratch and re-install my whole blog…and clear my php-database! This has happened 2 times already and I´ve lost a lot of time over this. Now…what am I doing wrong?

    I am thinking of bying a theme from you…but I want to try static first. F8-lite works ok, but not static.


  18. hi there – downloaded this and love it, a really interesting and refreshing design. Only problem is that the thumbnail images appear stretched, have I done something wrnog here?

    1. I’m having the same problem with Stretched Thumbnails from my post (on front page beneath slideshow)
      Any help here would be great.
      Waiting to launch the page once this is resolved.

  19. I’m using f8 static and I love it. However, I’m wondering if…

    1) There is a way to limit the amount of thumbnail posts that appear on the main page, and

    2) Is there a way to have no text appear below those same thumbnails.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated…thanks!

  20. Hello, I’m using the theme Modularity and F8 Static chiro change.
    Not know much about HTML or CSS code and my question is…
    There are some tutorials on how to change colors, logo, etc… ??


  21. I’ve downloaded this theme and love the look and feel of it.

    I have a question though.

    Is there a way to limit lines that appear on blog posts at Home?
    I only want 2 lines to be appeared on each post at the front page.

    Please help me!

  22. very nice theme.
    Will dowload it adn test it on my own site to see how it works.
    But from quick peek at it it sure looks impresive.

  23. when I activate the theme I get a blank page with this error:

    “Fatal error: Call to undefined function: add_theme_support() in /home/content/a/p/o/apogue/html/basilandbrew/wp-content/themes/f8-static/images.php on line 29”

    On both the admin and the public site

  24. Hi, thanks for this theme. Exactely what I was looking for. Goes quite well with the design of my prestashop design.

    I use it with WPML. Does your theme allow this kind of translation? Can’t get the translation of the home page.

    Anybody had the same problem and found a solution?


  25. Hi,

    I’ve installed F8 static theme. Very Nice.
    How can I have the customisation option Page on the DashBoard?
    Do i need upgrade my account?


  26. Hey, I tried installing F8-static on my hostgator/wordpress account and it says its a broken theme and that the css, images, and js style sheets are missing. What’s up with that?

  27. Hello,

    When I downloaded f8 – static, I do not have the “theme options” so i can customize, how do i go about getting this? is it a plugin?

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