How can I set up the SimpleFolio WordPress theme?

dougdraws April 7, 2011

In your article 5 Of The Best Free WordPress Portfolio Themes you mentioned there was a guide for setting up the SimpleFolio theme at WordPress Handyman.

Unfortunately, this site no longer exists and I was wondering if you would know of any other guides or tutorials for working with this difficult theme?


  1. darren
    May 9, 2012 at 4:20 pm


    I can see that you are following Pat's advice! :) I'm trying to do the same with

  2. ffadler
    August 15, 2011 at 7:59 am

    So I got a few emails asking specific questions. I put together a walk-through blog post which includes files and code sections. I hope this helps.

    The post is at:


  3. Doug C.
    April 14, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    Thanks for all the replies everyone. I finally got my child theme looking the way I wanted. Not exactly what I wanted overall, but it's better than it was before. So I think for right now I'm going to pass on another complicated WP theme. I've had enough trying to figure out the one I already have - and it's the default, lol.

  4. ffadler
    April 14, 2011 at 1:28 am

    Follow-up: Since my post yesterday I was able to get the site to look the way I wanted.

    The sample site I was modeling after is

    My site is

    What I had to do to make the theme more blogging friendly was quite complex for a newbie like myself. There was a lot of trial and error. The basic steps are as follows.

    1. Copied the template-home.php page file and uploaded via ftp a new one with slight modifications to the code. I cut out the code that called the slider and the quote field and link. (Trial and error in the dashboard)

    2. Modified code was inserted between header call and content call. (See below)

    3. I then used that page template file for each content page. In the dashboard >pages >page attributes.

    4. To get the static blog page to display the modified code, I logged into the site via ftp and added it in the same place in the file at /wp-content/themes/simplefolio/admin/index.php file.

    5. I also widgitized the header.php file and the theme index file so that I could place widgets along the top of the content area. I then used a text widget to place the banner image along the top of the content area.

    All and all this was fun to play around with and I learned a TON!

    In no way shape or form can I say that this is a clean solution to your problem but, it worked for me, as you can see in the links. Exact matches to layout.

    I may make a tutorial of my experience on my personal blog:


    • Tina
      April 14, 2011 at 5:05 am

      Thanks for the update ffadler!

      Doub, maybe that's the solution you are looking for as well.

  5. ffadler
    April 12, 2011 at 2:48 am

    I am looking for the same thing. So far, the site that turned me onto the WP theme is this one. It actually has helped me the most. Hope this helps, post back here if you find anything more helpful. TY

  6. dougdraws
    April 11, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    Sorry, but neither one of those helped me. The first one explains a few things, but not very much and the theme design they made with it sucks. The second one has nothing at all. It says they will show you steps and proceed to the next page, but there is no next page. Totally worthless.

    If anyone else has better info I would appreciate it.


  7. Anonymous
    April 8, 2011 at 3:53 pm
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