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The Morning After Theme

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Without a doubt, this is by far the best free WordPress theme I’ve yet to come across. Created by Arun Kale, the theme was developed based on a user survey about the features needed in a magazine like WordPress theme. It’s very powerful and setup like a newspaper or magazine.

This theme requires some work or rather creativity from your part too, to utilize it’s full potential. You need to create your own header image, latest post images etc. Don’t be surprised at how vanilla it looks once you install it. Take some time and read through the author’s release notes to understand how to best setup everything.

Basic Usage

Once the theme is activated, the first thing you need to do is to create two categories called ‘Asides‘ and ‘Featured’. After that’s done, your home page will be displayed correctly.

Also, for the best results, please disable the visual rich text editor from the Users > Your Profile page in your WordPress administration panel.

The theme also requires some plugins (not mandatory) to enable the extended functionalities.

Plugins Recommended

  • Customizable Comment Listings
  • WP-Email
  • WP-Print

These plugins are all included in the download file but might need to be updated to the latest version. Be sure to check after you install in your plugins area.

Important Note: If you’re running WordPress 2.3+, you’ll want to make a fix to a part of the code. You can find the details here.

To read a more detailed review of the WordPress theme, check out themecritic.com’s nicely done The Morning After review.

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58 Responses to “The Morning After”

Edward on Dec 28, 2007, 10:50 pm  

I can’t believe this theme is available for free! I’d pay $50 or more if I needed to. Thanks Arun for the great (and free) kick ass wordpress theme!

mayank on Jan 28, 2008, 7:57 am  

I agree with Edward that i cant believe its for free! ❗
Thanks Arun.

David Cowgill on Jan 28, 2008, 4:51 pm  

Yes, you gotta love it when template designers are kind enough to give away their beautiful WordPress themes. πŸ™‚

balootisme on Feb 1, 2008, 9:53 pm  


i’d download it…that was cool template…

but not for newbie wordpress…

David Cowgill on Feb 1, 2008, 10:07 pm  

Yeah, it’s a great WordPress theme but I wouldn’t recommend it for newbie WordPress users. Come back in a couple months once you’re a pro and download it. πŸ™‚

TechSecret on Mar 20, 2008, 2:13 am  

It looks very attractive.Hi Can you pleas convert this theme to blogger?

I am already using one of your theme here:

Affiliate Tips on Apr 9, 2008, 10:35 pm  

Thanks for this one! I will be using this in one of my blogs.

more power!

work at home tips

Linda on Apr 25, 2008, 3:30 pm  

Can you make this one available for blogger. I really love this template! πŸ˜€

gofree on May 12, 2008, 11:20 pm  

Yes, blogger template please.

edisamsuri on Jul 12, 2008, 5:04 am  

please convert it into blogspot…I really like this one… πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

p4ladin on Aug 26, 2008, 10:42 am  

It looks very attractive.Hi Can you please convert this theme to blogger?

I am already using one of your theme here: πŸ˜›


thx google

Max on Sep 9, 2008, 4:07 am  

Looks greate

Austin Texas Loan Signing Agent on Nov 22, 2008, 6:36 pm  

Amazing free WordPress themed blog template. WOW! Can you hire someone to make the width smaller and make other modifications to it’s structure or not? – Thanks

Kurtlar Vadisi on Dec 22, 2008, 1:42 am  

good theme. thanks. furthermore free… πŸ™‚

google yenilikleri on Dec 27, 2008, 3:44 pm  

what are Δ± doΔ±ng this theme ?
Δ± wanna this theme
please ?

hot247us on Jan 6, 2009, 8:44 am  

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Aloha GEMS on Jan 10, 2009, 9:33 pm  

Hi I love you. I love this template. keep up the good work.

Kaitis on Feb 8, 2009, 3:10 pm  

Can someone fix this? It’s been saying it’s not available for download for days πŸ™

Kaitis on Feb 8, 2009, 3:12 pm  

nevermind. Anyone else having the same problem can download it here


ExtraBlogger on Feb 19, 2009, 6:47 am  

it’s really cool,


DotComExpert on Feb 28, 2009, 7:28 am  

Great Theme, i just create my wordpress blog .i think i will use.
thank you .

will on Mar 1, 2009, 7:30 am  

Looks fab ;0)

Joomla Templates on Mar 5, 2009, 2:11 pm  

Over 3000 downloads and over 5000 views. WOW! I think this template is really cool, but is not for new wordpress users, it request a little more wordpress skills. πŸ™‚

beylikbagi on Mar 11, 2009, 9:09 am  

It’s very nice. Thanks for the all.

Mike on Mar 28, 2009, 12:41 pm  

I’m trying to set up my page using this template and don’t know how to get the links across the top right to work, any help?

Sowr on Apr 1, 2009, 6:56 am  

it’s really nice,

thank you

Poonam on Apr 5, 2009, 9:17 am  

I was a total newbie when I downloaded this theme. Although it was a steep learning curve at first, the helpful support forum and plain logic and organization of this amazing theme made it easy to implement. see for yourself and let me know what you think

Ted on Apr 9, 2009, 10:27 am  

I’m having the same problem. Mike, did you ever figure out how to enable those links on the top right-hand corner?

IT Buzz on Apr 12, 2009, 5:24 am  

Its simply elegant theme i must appreciate eblogtemplates team for sharing that awesome theme.

Reading Monk on Apr 15, 2009, 4:29 am  

I love this template but can’t get the links on the top right-hand corner to work. Can anyone help?

andwhysee on Apr 21, 2009, 11:17 am  

You’ll find the changes to the code on the forum


andwhysee on Apr 21, 2009, 11:17 am  

YouΓ’οΏ½οΏ½ll find the changes to the code on the forum


Jen on May 2, 2009, 9:47 am  

very professional layout.

Bindu on May 26, 2009, 5:15 pm  

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Kurtlar Vadisi Pusu on Jun 19, 2009, 4:18 pm  

nice design, great theme πŸ™‚ very very thanks..

Web Hosting on Jun 20, 2009, 7:10 am  

Very nice template! I will use it on my new site. Nice work! Thank you!

Roger Fonds on Jul 1, 2009, 8:16 pm  

This is my favorit, it’s top !

IT Buzz on Jul 5, 2009, 10:40 am  

Its really a clean and descent template i ‘ll try it on my upcoming blog.

usman butt on Jul 7, 2009, 2:28 am  

One thing! All the templates on eblogtemplates should be both for wordpress as well as blogger users so that blogger users can also avail the equal opportunities…


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por on Aug 30, 2009, 10:49 pm  

grate…very professional layout.

Magento Templates on Sep 12, 2009, 7:13 am  

I like this theme very much! It is classic, classic and descent. It is very profssional.

kpop on Sep 28, 2009, 12:47 am  

I can’t believe this theme is available for free!
hanks for this..

sonia on Jan 16, 2010, 4:04 am  

very nice theme

Jeff Moehlis on Feb 21, 2010, 9:44 pm  

Great theme – I use it for my Music Illuminati site.

ineteye on Jun 3, 2010, 4:17 pm  

tahnks for the sharing

ione on Jun 28, 2010, 5:44 pm  

Now, I know that is really free nice template….thanks

Wordpress Themes on Jul 14, 2010, 2:49 pm  

This is a great and simple wordpress theme! Can’t believe it is free!

hefay on Jul 16, 2010, 3:21 am  

cool WP theme!!