Kubrick Skin for Thesis

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Kubrick is the classic WordPress Theme that has been included in every WordPress release since version 1.5 and is now more commonly known as the Default theme that comes with WordPress.

Recently on the Thesis Support Forums, a fellow member requested a Kubrick to Thesis port and being a former Kubrick user myself, I was happy to oblige and create a free Kubrick Skin for Thesis just for the fun of it.

If you still like the simple and clean look of Kubrick but want to take advantage of all the behind the scenes features that Thesis provides, this skin might be what you’re looking for. Below you’ll find a screenshot of the skin and installation instructions. If you’re looking for something more modern, check out the Thesis Skins Category to see some great free and premium skins available from the Thesis community.

Skin Screenshot

Installation Instructions

  • Create a backup copy of your custom.css and custom_functions.php files if you have customizations that you don’t want to lose.
  • Download the skin files which consist of the two custom files and four images.
  • Upload the custom files to the custom folder in the Thesis Theme and the four images inside the custom/images folder.
  • In the Thesis Design Options Panel, change the following settings:
    1. Two Column Layout with the content on the left and the sidebar on the right
    2. Content column width of 500px Sidebar column width of 200px
    3. HTML Framework set to Page Framework
    4. Outerpage padding set to 0 (zero)
  • Save your changes and you’ll be ready to go.

If you have questions or comments on this skin, leave a comment and I’ll be happy to answer.

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1 Jonathan Elijah (roottoor) December 5, 2009 at 4:57 am

Thanks a bunch for taking the time to do this; I was the member who requested it be done, and I appreciate you taking to time to do so.


2 Chris December 5, 2009 at 11:09 am

You’re very welcome. As I’ve mentioned, I used Kubrick when I first started blogging with WordPress, and I enjoyed porting it over to Thesis. If you have ideas for other skins, let me know and I’ll see what I can do.


3 Paul Mason December 24, 2009 at 9:59 pm

Hi! Great job on the skin, just one question… how can I make the header image clickable (if title and tags have been hidden)? Many thanks in advance.


4 Jonathan Elijah (roottoor) May 16, 2010 at 3:08 am

Hey Chris, been a while since I have messed with WordPress, Thesis, or the Kubrick theme. While it may not be worth your time and effort, I was hoping to poke and prod you to perhaps finish this port (ie – get all the little things looking true to the original Kubrick) and updating it to Thesis 1.7! I hope this might spark your interest, and I, as well as I hope others, would be indebted to you keeping a historic piece of WordPress alive in this theme.

I am sure many would argue ‘What’s the point?,’ but like you said in the forum topic some time ago, you yourself started with this theme, so maybe, just maybe, you could – rather would do it. Blessings and Thanks.


5 Chris May 16, 2010 at 11:58 am

I’ll put this on my to do list. I’ve got several design projects going for clients now so it might be a few weeks but I’ll eventually get to it.


6 Jonathan Elijah (roottoor) May 17, 2010 at 2:56 pm

That would be awesome. I did get some of it done myself, like I told you I was going to do, but I didn’t have a backup of the work done when I reuploaded WordPress to my site.


7 Jonathan Elijah (roottoor) July 14, 2010 at 4:29 am

Just curious if you’ve had any time to pick up this project yet?


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