Multiloquent theme now available to the public :)

I have released multiloquent – the theme I use for jonathansblog to the public:

you can get it here:

I have a github if you want a cutting-edge version (but it will be broken frequently)

This is the readme.txt for multiloquent theme v9

Build Status

Multiloquent html5 / bootstrap theme –

  • a wordpress theme with 10 dynamic sidebars in various locations
  • using twitter bootstrap complete with yaarp related posts theme,
  • dynamic top10 front page featured posts, fontawesome icons,
  • category index page template,
  • tag index page template and 4 post templates.
  • Version 6.1.0 adds wordpress theme customisation API for theme colours and text colours.
  • Version 6.4.0 adds support for custom header images
  • Version 7.0.0 adds support for bootswatch themes via the customisation panel
  • Version 7.1.0 adds a selector to switch between tags and excerpts in archives and the featured posts display
  • version 9.1.0 adds internationalisation

Multiloquent is responsive and uses bootstrap for interface elements.

For the latest news / information on multiloquent theme, please check the multiloquent blog

Multiloquent has support for custom header image

they are used as the post header image unless a featured image has been set against that post, in which case, the featured image is used

Multiloquent now has a theme selector – as of v7.0.0

Using the wordpress customisation panel you can select between all of the themes from and they will be applied to your site (aswell as the multiloquent theme and berebones bootstrap too)

This theme has 10 widget areas:

  1. sidebar top
  2. mobile specific advert
  3. non-mobile specific advert
  4. sidebar middle
  5. sidebar bottom
  6. footer top left
  7. footer top right
  8. social media
  9. footer bottom left
  10. footer bottom right

WordPress menu:

Multiloquent has a slide-out sidebar with a built in search form and a wordpress menu (assigned in admin > appearance > menu) there are also 3 widget areas in this sidebar.

Post tags:

These are bootstrap ‘label’ style buttons and will have different colours based on the total number of times the tag has been used across all posts / pages on your site.


  • Version 6.1.0 adds support for wordpress theme customisation API.
  • Currently supports changing background, text and border colours of the main theme elements.
  • Version 6.2 adds support for the main background colours and the slide-out sidebar menu.

Featured Posts on homepage

The main slider on the homepage will use your top five posts (by views) if you have the top10 plugin installed otherwise it will use your 5 most recent as a fallback.

Multiloqient gets the image from the ‘featured image’ against the post if it exists, if it doesnt then it uses a default image.

Category index page

category-index.php is a page template incase someone wants to make a page that displays ‘all available categories in hierarchical order’

  • sort of a ‘top level category page’ – it only contains links to category archives. to activate, simply make a page in your system and assign the category or tag template.

Tag index page

tag-index.php is a page template incase someone wants to make a page that displays ‘all available tags in alphabetical order’

  • sort of a ‘top level tag page’ – it only displays links to tag archives to activate, simply make a page in your system and assign the category or tag template.

Featured Images

Posts with a featured image display the featured image in the header of the site.

Posts pages

Version 6.2 adds a ‘featured posts’ area under the main header that is shown on the posts.
This shows 4 posts from the same data as the homepage slider.


Multiloquent has a theme for TW Recent Posts Widget ‘yarpp‘ – yet another related posts plugin. It will auto include the related posts in the post page if its installed. [I suggest that you pick multiples of 3 for the number of related posts to show – 3 will be one row, 6 will be two rows]

Jetpack sharing

Multiloquent has support for jetpack sharing plugins. [and puts them in the correct position in your post if you have it installed].

There are 4 post template files included

if you use custom post template

  1. Default with comments at the right hand side in desktop (under the post in mobile)
  2. Full width post with comments underneath
  3. Adventures: this auto inserts a google map if your post is titled ‘placeA to placeB’
    • eg ‘Glasgow to London’ will insert a google map with a route pre-selected – comments are disabled on this post template.
  4. Full width post with no header image or footer
    • useful for creating these one-page full-width layouts

This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Steg

    Hi! I love your theme :)

    I’m only a baby when it comes to blogging and wordpress etc, so bear with my ignorance please.

    I’ve activated your theme to my new site

    (excuse content, just messing around at moment)
    and I’ve put in a couple posts and some test posts to see how they display. after I set the feature image on my ‘cats are stupid’ post it seams that the featured posts section has disappeared from the home page. it worked previously to that, so I’m not sure where I went wrong.
    Advice? as I really liked the featured posts section, I thought it was quite unique. I have top-10 plugin activated; would it have to do with the posts not having views yet?
    Any help appreciated.

    1. jonathan


      yeah, when you first activate the top10 plugin it doesn’t have any data in it, so the frontage and post page slide things don’t show;

      the easiest way to fix it is just to click on some posts (I did that for you, so you’ll see that it works now :)

      Hopefully I can get a bug fix release out to address this issue!

      Glad you like the theme (and thanks for the first question in my FAQ :)

  2. Justin

    Hi. Great theme! Can’t seem to get my featured pictures to come out clearly on my posts. What is the preferred picture resolution/pixel dimensions to allow the pictures to appear clearly?

    1. jonathan

      Glad you like it :)
      All the featured images are responsive, so will fill to fit the width of the browser;
      The bigger the better, I’d probably go with 1100 or 1200px wide by whatever height you feel comfortable with – that way they will look crisp at most resolutions :D

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