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Independent Publisher v1.5.1

Independent Publisher v1.5.1 has been released. This release includes 2 bug fixes, an enhancement to Galleries, and translation updates for French and Russian translations.

The bug fixes resolve two issues: 1) an issue with Galleries only showing one-column when they should’ve shown multiple columns, and 2) the Jetpack Infinite Scroll module not displaying content properly on mobile browsers.

Galleries also received an enhancement in this update and captions are now hidden by default and appear overlaid on top of the image when hovering over it.

Gallery Screenshot

Here’s the complete changelog for v1.5.1:

  • Bug Fix: Fixed a nasty bug with Galleries where all galleries were one-column, instead of following the default 3-column layout. This also affected 4-column, 5-column, etc., layouts. See Issue #101.
  • Bug Fix: Fixed issue with content not resizing properly on mobile devices when using the Jetpack Infinite Scroll module. See Issue #97.
  • Enhancement: Gallery image captions are now hidden by default and hovering over the image shows the caption overlayed on top of the image. See Issue #101.
  • Translations: Updated French translations (thanks to @EddyLB) See Pull Request #92.
  • Translations: Fixed Russian translations (thanks to @rad96). See Pull Request #93.
  • Translations: Allowed “Enabled” and “Disabled” strings in Theme Customizer to be translated. See Issue #98.
  • Misc: Fixed printf() warning in single.php. (Props to Zhuo)

If you installed the theme from, you should see a notification to update the theme from within your WordPress Dashboard (Dashboard -> Updates). Otherwise, you can download v1.5.1 from

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  1. Cheers, I was wondering if the single column bug was normal and had to fix it with some extra css. Thanks for this update brah.

    Awesome theme aswell.


    • Hi Tim,

      I’m not sure what single-column bug you’re referring to. The theme changes to one-column when the browser is less than 1200px wide.

  2. Hi thanks a for a lovely theme. Do you know why header image shows up on pages but not on individual posts?
    Also, can you offer me any tips on how to move post published date and author from sidebar to under the post title?


  3. Beautiful theme. I notice my install doesn’t have the “Continue Reading” link for excerpts. I just get a […] after the excerpt. I looked through your github FAQs but coudln’t find an answer. How can I change this? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    • Hi Jaime,

      I’m glad you’re enjoying the theme. ๐Ÿ™‚

      The “Continue Reading” link that you saw is only shown when you choose “Generate One-Sentence Excerpt” from the Excerpt Options in Dashboard -> Appearance -> Customize. If you want to change the “[…]” to “Continue Reading” when using the regular excerpts, you’ll need to follow the instructions here.

  4. Looking good. Has the title and header photo been moved to the top? I don’t find a place to move it to the left, even though I have the side column activated and single-column layout unchecked.

  5. Hi Raam,

    I am trying to use your Subscribe to Comments Reloaded plugin. I am not able to insert it before the submit button. Any tips on how I can do it, just like form you are using on this website? I am not using independent publisher theme.


  6. I just wanted to thank you for your awesome theme, and it is amazing that you continue to work on it to improve it.

  7. Hey Raam,

    What’s the best way to stop Independent Publisher from splitting and hyphenating words at the end of text lines?



    • Hi Rob,

      Independent Publisher doesn’t split or hyphenate words. See the following in style.css:

      -webkit-hyphens: none;
      -moz-hyphens: none;
      hyphens: none;
    • Thank you! You can download and install the theme from within your WordPress Dashboard. Simply visit Dashboard โ†’ Appearance โ†’ Themes and then click the “Add New” button and search for “independent publisher”.

  8. Hi Raam,

    first of all, many thanks for a great template. I really love it.
    Unfortunately I am having troubles with inserting HTML into a site describtion field. Previewing works perfectly fine, but after saving it displays html tags as a plain text. The problem is only on homepage, post pages work fine (because it gather describtion from the user profile). Could you pls help me with that?

    Thank you

    • Hi Martin,

      I’m glad to hear you’re enjoying the theme. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Regarding your question about HTML in the site description: the reason this isn’t made possible is that WordPress (and many SEO plugins) add the Site Description to the title of the page and/or insert it into META tags. If there was HTML in the site description, it would first need to be stripped out before going into the site title, etc., and that’s just not something those other plugins do.

      If you want to override this functionality in a child theme, you should be able to change any references to get_bloginfo('description'); in the code to echo html_entity_decode(get_bloginfo('description')); and that will parse any HTML you’ve added to the site description. If you need help doing this, please see the WordPress Support forum.

  9. What about adding Audio as contentype? Audio is often hosted on Soundcloud or Bandcamp so maybe you should make Embed a contenttype instead of Video. Then it can cover any type of Embed or oEmbed.

    • Hi Marco,

      There’s already oEmbed support in WordPress, so you can simply paste any Soundcloud URL in a WordPress post and it will load the SoundCloud player. See

      In any case, Post Formats are not something that can be added to–they are fixed and controlled by WordPress itself.

      I could create a new Custom Post Type and include that with the theme, but that’s outside the scope of what I plan to do with this theme. You’re more than welcome to do so in a child theme, however.

      • Question: do you think I should consider adding a post format for audio for SoundCloud embeds? Or is the post format audio meant for mp3? What I like about the post formats is that the post format video for example shows the video-player directly in Facebook. for SoundCloud this would be great as well. but I’m not sure if the post format audio would create it.

        • The Audio Post Format is meant for posting audio, which would include SoundCloud. If your SoundCloud embeds are not showing up with an audio player when you post to Facebook, that’s either a problem the core WordPress implementation or with Facebook not picking up the fact that there’s a SoundCloud embed in the post. In either case, this is really a question/discussion for the WordPress support forum, as honestly there are many far more knowledgable people over there than me. ๐Ÿ™‚

          • I’m not sure what you mean… Independent Publisher doesn’t include any Custom Post Types. The Post Formats that you see listed when you’re composing a new post in WordPress are part of WordPress itself, not something the theme adds. I want to keep the Independent Publisher theme as lean as possible, so I have no plans to add any Custom Post Types.

            WordPress itself also supports oEmbed, which detects various URLs you might paste into your post and then converts them into widgets that appear on your site when you publish the post. For example, if you pasted a plain YouTube or SoundCloud URL in your post, WordPress would then convert that URL into a YouTube or SoundCloud player that appears when you publish the post. See

          • In functions.php I see under add_theme_support the audio support missing. I will add this myself. All others are included, so: ‘aside’,’link’,’gallery’,’status’,’quote’,’chat’,’image’,’video’

          • Oh, you mean Post Format, not Post Type. There’s a big difference! I see now what you’re referring to and I do see that I’m missing the audio post format support, for some odd reason. In any case, I’ve opened an Issue on GitHub for this and will get that Post Format included in the next release.

  10. First of all,thanks for creating this awesome theme……

    Getting this error on google Structured Data Testing Tool

    Error: Missing required field “updated”.
    Error: Missing required hCard “author”

    Any idea how i can fix this……

  11. Hi,

    This theme looks very good. However, there are a couple of niggles. For the Link post format and for other post formats, the post title is not displayed on the page. How to fix that?
    Also, if a post has footnotes (I am using a plugin to display the footnotes), they are not displayed on the posts page but are displayed when I open the post to view it as a single post. How to fix this?


    • Hi Kumar,

      The Link post format and some of the other post formats intentionally have their title hidden. That is the standard way of displaying such post formats. If you want to change that, you can certainly edit the CSS in a child theme. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Regarding footnotes: Those are currently hidden on the Post Pages because if you click a footnote link on a Post Page (with several other posts also being displayed), the footnote links won’t work (they won’t be able to figure out exactly which post in the list of posts the footnote belongs to). What would be necessary to make footnotes work on the Post Page would be to programmatically rewrite footnote links so that the contain an unique identifier, that identifies the post they belong to. There is a feature request open for that on GitHub. I recommend posting a comment over there so that you can stay updated with regards to that feature request.

      • After emailing with you privately, I’ve decided to change the theme so that it doesn’t remove the footnotes from the post pages, as I realize now that Footnote Plugins like Civil Footnotes already support including the Post ID in the footnote links.

        The next version of the theme will fix this so that footnotes appear on the post pages as well.

        • Raam,

          I tried the Independent Publisher Child Theme and it displays the footnotes on the post pages correctly.


  12. Hi Raam,

    I would like to request an enhancement. Since the theme is responsive, can you add a responsive menu as well? I am sure there are some plugins for this but I was wondering if adding a responsive menu to the base theme is worth the effort?