Tumbled – A WordPress Theme

This is my first WordPress theme I have made publicly available, and it’s not something I have had sitting around for ages either – I started it yesterday afternoon with the soul intention of making it purely for public release.

So here goes, I would like to introduce you to Tumbled, a single column, no nonsense theme loosely based on the popular Block style on Tumblr.

Yep, that’s right, you can now have that Tumblr look on your WordPress blog.

I must warn that Tumbled is still a Beta, but rest assured I have tested it in Safari and Firefox on the Mac, and Internet Explore 6 and 7 plus Firefox on the PC. Everything seems to work fine, although there is a slight discrepancy with the navigation in IE 6 – there always something wrong in IE 6 though isn’t there!

NOTE: A problem was found where Smiley Faces inherited the default image styling! It is recommended that everybody downloads the latest version to avoid the visual unpleasantness – sorry about that!


  • Unzip the downloaded file. You’ll get a folder named ‘tumbled’
  • Upload the entire ‘tumbled’ folder to your ‘wp-content/themes/’ folder
  • Login into WordPress administration
  • Click on the ‘Presentation’ tab
  • Click on the “tumbled” theme thumbnail/screenshot or title
  • That’s it. Go to your blog and hit refresh to see your newly installed theme.

Custom Archives Page:

  • Login into WordPress administration
  • Click on the ‘Write’ tab and then the ‘Write Page’ tab
  • Enter a Page Title i.e. ‘Archives’
  • Leave the Page Content blank < important!
  • Select the ‘Archives’ template from the Page Template list on the right hand side
  • Click ‘Publish’
  • That’s it. Go to your blog and click on the new Archive button

Image Tags:

  • You can use alignleft or alignright to make your images float left or right on the page.
  • For example, after adding an image to a post, check the code and add in class="alignleft" or class="alignright".
    e.g. <img src="yourimage.gif" class="alignleft">

The latest version is: Tumbled 0.2 beta released 23rd August 2007

The CSS, XHTML and design is released under GPL: http://www.opensource.org/licenses/gpl-license.php

Stay informed – Join the Tumbled Twitter update feed.

Version History:
Version 0.2 Beta
Fixed problem where Smiley Faces inherited image border styling

Version 0.1 Beta
Realised 22nd August 2007

If you have any problems i.e bugs, please let let me know and I will try to fix them.

Also, if you have any comments or suggestion, please let me know – the more feedback I get the better!

13 responses

  1. Very nice indeed 🙂

    Take that Tumblr!

  2. Ken, thanks – glad you like it.

  3. I really like it! Do you know how I might change the colors if I were to use it?

  4. Thanks, Davinian!

    This is great. And I just installed the new release on my new real estate blog. It’s a domain I’ve owned for a long time and not done much with (although I do have a members only site there) but anyway – I’ll email it to you but I don’t really want to post it here – yet.

    ~ Annie

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  8. Jim Mirkalami avatar
    Jim Mirkalami

    I have been a frequent visitor of this blog for some time now, so I thought it would be a good idea to leave you with my thanks.

    Jim Mirkalami

  9. I like your blog theme. I want to use it on my blog.
    Can you please tell me from where I can download these theme?

    Many thanks

    Dan owner of the future gadgets blog future gadgets and inventions

  10. smileys avatar

    Thanks for the smiley faces fix – I was looking for that.

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    Gary Olson

    Great Job Here…I enjoyed it..! Gary

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