WordPress Theme: Inove

December 2nd, 2008

As mentioned in my previous post, I upgraded wordpress and am using the Inove theme. I chose it because it looks clean and has basic functionality (most wordpress themes do not). When I say clean, I mean I like the use of black, white, and grey colors, I like the fonts, I like having posts be black on white with the background of the page being grey (anything but white, helps focus attention to the posts). I also like the simple search box in the header, I like the small simple icons like green dots for lists, calendar icon, categories icon, tags icon, comments icon, etc. I like how how tables are done, pre format is done, and a few other things.  However, it is not perfect for me.  So …

Things I changed included

  1. Fixing bug where tag icon appears even if a post has no tag
  2. Moving categories and tags to the top of posts – I prefer having all the meta information in one place.
  3. Moving RSS code from top of sidebar.php to bottom
  4. Removing non-widget code from sidebar.php – If a widget is not chosen for N, S, E, W, defaults are shown like archives and categories.  I don’t want 2 categories, as esserd said. If I want something, I will use widgets.
  5. Tweaked styles.css to add padding to bottom of lists (.post .content ul,   .post .content ol)
  6. Changed header on search results and archive (tags, categories) from 2 lines to 1 line.

Overall great theme.  Thanks mg12!!!  Also, check inove forum for other issues.
UPDATE: You can find my changes in inove-1.0.5.diff.tgz, preview the readme or diff.

  1. January 18th, 2009 at 11:21 | #1

    The iNove theme is among the best WordPress theme available. See some basic customization of it at the link below…changed files are available for download.


  2. January 27th, 2009 at 08:41 | #2


    Would you care to share which modifications exactly you’ve made (especially 1-4)? Thanks!


  3. chad
    January 29th, 2009 at 09:26 | #3


    I updated the blog above with a link to the changes I made. Note that my changes were against inove version 1.0.5 from november 2008, so it will be a bit trickier to make the changes to newer versions of inove.


  4. September 29th, 2011 at 14:13 | #4

    I really love iNove theme and it’s really awesome. I used it for my blog http://dotnetfollower.com. But the main problem for me was that iNove theme initially had a much wider sidebar than I needed. I’ve reduced the width of sidebar and described it in my article – Get the smaller sidebar of iNove theme. Or you can download appropriate modified files from here – Modified iNove Theme.

  5. srinivas
    May 18th, 2016 at 11:55 | #5

    Hi I would like to use Inove theme for my website, but currently it is showing retired. Could you please let me know how to apply inove them

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