LightCMS [WordPress Theme]

LightCMS is a light weight theme, based completely on CSS with size 20KB , very much inspred from Leaves 1.0 by Smallpark. It is a content management lookalike 3 column template for wordpress. It fits well as a corporate theme, now works with WordPress 2.0 . And ofcourse,The sidebar nicely fits in for google ads.


  • Use class=”articleimg” tag for images to appear on right , and class=”articleimgleft” tag for images to appear on left.
  • Added and technorati tags after posts.
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Preview :

Download : .Rar (7 KB) | .Zip (8.18 KB)
If you don’t need fixed width or the sidebar shows alignment errors, replace this style.css.

LightCMS wordpress theme

Change Log

Date: Feb 10, 2005
In style.css replace form { with #searchform {

December 8th, 2005
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  1. Eh, I did not get you. Could please explain

  2. […] 其實我之前那 “LightCMS” 主題本來也很簡潔的,壓縮後的下載大小也只有 8 KB 而已;可是被我改成 Madthiu 版後就有點胖呢(映射自己嗎?)。所以除了自己要瘦身外,我的 PALACE 也要再次「減磅」! […]

  3. Hi Folk!

    At first i have to say what a theme user have to say: Nice work :) So I have some stupid questions to this theme. I know this is basic css but i don’t come in the topic. My results are bad. SO i ask here.
    I want the Archieves and probably the calendar on the left side how can i make it? The blogroll and the pages on my site is aren’t looking nice, they are to right, why? With the standard theme unedited it is the same? How can I delete the lines under the categories or the meta etc..? The category of the Post is viewed in the right, is it possible to view it left?
    And what can i do to detach the posts a bit more?
    I fix the color and the header border line, make but there was nothing more i can fix?
    Any solutions ?

    Thanks for your help :)


  4. […] New Look WordPress templateA new look for the site based on the Light CMS theme, which I’ve used before. What prompted this was the realization that the blog was somewhat divorced from the main site, so now I’ve integrated the logo of the main site into the blog. I hope it’s not too intrusive. You can click on an image of a book to go to its dedicated page. […]

  5. Any chance to get this theme widgetized? I’ve been trying to mod it for widgets but it does some pretty crazy stuff. You might be able to do it more quickly than I since I have to reverse engineer it and you just know how it works already. :)

  6. Sure twiggle. You will be notified as soon as it supports widgets.

  7. Hey Sreejith, thanks again for this excellent theme.

    I’ve done a few mods, here’s how it currently looks:

    Now I’d like to get a Blogroll section under the Categories section but above the Meta menu.

    I just can’t figure out how to do this and am completely stumped. All and any ideas woud be very welcome.



  8. open your index.php , and search for

    < ?php wp_list_cats('sort_column=name&optioncount=0'); ?>

    after that add this

    < ?php
    $link_cats = $wpdb->get_results(“SELECT cat_id, cat_name FROM $wpdb->linkcategories”);
    foreach ($link_cats as $link_cat) {

    < ?php echo $link_cat->cat_name; ?>

      < ?php wp_get_links($link_cat->cat_id); ?>

    < ?php } ?>

    Now open your style.css and search for

    after that add this

    #navigation {
    width: 150px;

    Hope that helps :)

  9. Hi, Any idea on how I can put the seach engine on the sidebar? Using your nice LightCMS. When I move it from the header it appears over the categories, mixing all the beatifull design.

  10. Sorry Sreejith, I can’t see most of what you’ve written here – the code seems a bit mangled.
    Any chance of making it a bit clearer or sending in an email?



  11. Sreejth,

    Just to be clear, would you please re-post your reply (item 58 above), as it’s not displaying properly?

    Thank you very much,


  12. Sreejth, wicked theme. ;)
    Q: how do I remove the border from logo?? Tried playing with all the borders in the theme CSS’s and couldn’t find anything that worked. Help?


  13. oops, here is the site:

    logo at the top: SideFinder.NET

  14. Open the style.css and add this

    a img {
    border: none;

  15. BTW, check out my post

    Love to give credit where credit is due.

    Thanks again.


  16. Thank you Mark. :)

  17. Hi Sreejith and others,

    I’ve got an image hyperlink in my navbar using this theme – does anybody know how to get rid of the blue “hyperlink” line around the image?

    By the way, here’s my site:

  18. Add this in your style.css .

    a img {
    border: none;

  19. Excellent! Thanks again


  20. Hi Sreejith,

    Any ideas about how I can reduce the indent for the list items in my sidebar?

    I need more space over there, to show recent comments better.


  21. Hi,

    I’ve been working on this theme to configure it to 1024 and 4 columns. It’s all working OK in my localhost, but not in my hosting. The single entries just show the message “sorry no posts…”. Categories are ok, monthly archive is ok, main page is ok… but I can’t fix the single entries. I haven’t touched anything important on it, and as I said, in my localhost it worked…

    I will appreciate a lot any comment, as I’ve worked on the re-design of this great theme a little bit.

    Thanks a lot!

  22. Hi, I just installed this theme, and then applied the fixes you’ve mentioned later. I was disappointed to find that the theme is not widget-ready. I would really like to see a dynamic sidebar in this theme. Will that ever happen?



  23. This theme seems nice, but it’s 2 years old. Does anyone know how well it plays with WP 2.3, with tags and all other news since 2.0?

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