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Article Directory WordPress Theme

Author: admin  |  Category: Blogging
Published: February 11, 2008

Represent your attention the special Article Directory theme for using with my Article Directory plugin.

Worth noting that the ideological inspirer for realization article directory on WordPress engine is the ArticleDashBoard.com. Therefore, while creating Article Directory theme I was orientated to this directory.


You can see the demo this site – articlesss.com

Theme features

  • The Article Directory theme is intended to work with WordPress 2.9 – 4.2
  • Statistics on the total number of published articles and the number of registered authors.
  • The home page displays a list of the most recent articles. By default it’s a 30 titles. The number can be changed in the template file index.php.
  • Each author has a page with info about him and list of his articles. Info about the author is also displaying on a single article page.
  • Breadcrumbs on the archives by date, author archives, categories and search results pages.
  • The category page displays a list of subcategories (or sibling subcategories) and list of this category articles.
  • The possibility of sorting a list of articles on the current category (title, newest, oldest). A similar possibility exists on the author page.
  • Single article page contains a list of other articles from the same category.
  • Pagination without a plugin.
  • List of top authors.
  • Widgets support.
  • Localization support.

Attention! The Article Directory plugin is obligatory for working the article directory at full capacity.


Article Directory WordPress Theme

Version: 1.7.1 | Last updated: 2015-05-02


If you enjoy this theme, you can thank me and leave a small donation.

FAQ about Article Directory Theme and Plugin

How can I have the outside background (grey stripes) and the border like on this site? How to add a logo in the header before the site title? How can I change the width of the sidebars? How to place a banner in header? Etc.

Sorry, I can't help you with such a questions. Please read and study CSS manuals or find a freelancer that make this things for you.

I have installed your theme "Article Directory", but I don't see the "Register" link on my site.

You need to activate the "Membership (Anyone can register)" option on the "General Settings" page of admin area.

Is there a simple way to quickly add the categories (instead of adding it one by one)?

Yes. You can use the Post Corrector plugin for this.

Is there a version of Article Directory theme just for a regular blog?

Yes. You can get it here - ADSimple WordPress theme.

What should I enter in the "ID of author panel page" in the plugin options? What should that look like?

Go to the "Pages" in admin menu. Hover the mouse cursor on the title of the "Author panel" page you have created. Now look at the status bar of your browser. You'll see something like this:

ID of author panel page

The number after post= is the ID of author panel page.

Is there a way let users edit their posts not in WordPress admin area?

Sorry, but that's not possible.

How do I allow authors to upload images?

Unfortunately, it's impossible in the author panel. But they can upload an image on the free image hosting (for example imageshack.us) and then paste a link on it.

Can you share or sell theme like on your site articless.com?

No, this theme is not for share or sale.

Version history

Version 1.7.1 (2015-05-02)

  • Added CSS styles for the TinyMCE editor and HTML editor in the author panel.
  • The authorization form is made as a function that connects from the “Article Directory” plugin.

Version 1.7 (2010-09-06)

  • Many different changes in the design.
  • Added widgets “Top Authors” and “Recent Articles with the excerpts”.
  • Pagination without a plugin.
  • Info about the author on a single article page.
  • Displaying an avatar of the author, if it’s configured in the Gravatar service.
  • Added localization support.

Version 1.6.1 (01.10.10)

  • If WP-PageNavi plugin is not installed, default paged navigation now displays.
  • Fixed error with wrong displaying of the No articles in this category message.

Version 1.6 (09.27.09)

  • Subcategory page now displays a list of other subcategories from the same category.

Version 1.5 (12.20.08)

  • Changes for WordPress 2.7.

Version 1.4.1 (11.29.08)

  • Changed the method of reading WordPress version.
  • Small minor corrections.

Version 1.4 (07.19.08)

  • Solved the problem with incorrect displaying the message “No categories” with the heading “Subcategories” on categories archive pages.
  • Small minor corrections.

Version 1.35 (05.22.08)

  • If the user is authorized, in authorization block displayed links to the admin interface for user of corresponding status.

Version 1.3 (04.11.08)

  • Added a page template to display a list of categories with links to their RSS feeds (rssfeeds.php file).
  • Made some changes in code of recent articles in sidebar, because the excerpt was displayed incorrectly.

Version 1.2 (02.29.08)

  • Added widgets support.
  • Now, if a parent category does not contain subcategories when it is viewed not shown headline “Subcategories” with the message “No categories.”

Version 1.1 (01.19.08)

  • Fixed counting of the total number of articles for WordPress Version 2.3+. Earlier this amount included and the number of published pages.
  • Added user registration form.
  • Other minor corrections.

Version 1.0 (01.09.08)

  • First release.

Author: admin

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Соmmеnts (561)

  1. 551

    I have downloaded both the theme and the plugin, so I don’t know what the problem is. I have spent my entire morning hitting everything I can to try and make things work and I got nothin’.

    I can’t seem to make a registration and/or login page come up. I don’t know what’s wrong. I also don’t have all those snazzy columns and such. I have one big place to put one thing. I tried to add a page with the login and registration, but I’m pretty sure that’s not normal. I have tried uninstalling and re-installing and it doesn’t make any difference.

    Suggestions would be appreciated.

  2. 555

    Was helping a friend. Installed Article Directory theme and the plugin. But getting – “Warning: preg_split() expects parameter 2 to be string, object given in C:\inetpub\vhosts\xxxxxx.com\httpdocs\wp-includes\formatting.php on line 34″ in the header area beside the site’s name.
    Please advice to solve this weird problem. Thanks in advance.

  3. 556


    I want to start by thanking you for the theme and plugin. I just installed the theme and plugin and everything seems to work fine except when you sign up as a user, it says you have no authority but lets you click on the author panel link. It this normal? I don’t want to lose new sign ups due to confusion.


  4. 558

    Does anyone know this one.

    Why is it that I can view my admin posts but when someone else posts an article, the page does not show when clicked on.

    I have uninstalled the theme and used the default WordPress theme and it works fine, but when I reinstall the theme, the publishers post goes blank.

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