WordPress default theme 1024 wide

I love the WordPress default theme based on the famous Kubrick theme but it has two problems in my eyes:

  • There are no sidebars on posts or pages making navigation kind of tricky.
  • It is designed for 800 pixel wide screens. This was fine 3 years ago but now 95% of people use at least 1024 so its a waste of screen real-estate having all that grey at the sides.

I am lazy so looked around for a version that fixed these issues but couldn’t find one. So, I took a few minutes to make some adjustments and solve these two problems. The result, that you’re looking at now, is an exact replica of the default WordPress theme but enlarged for viewing at 1024 pixels and with sidebars on pages and posts. Other than that it is identical – and even the dynamic colour changing header image still works.

I submitted the theme to WordPress for publication but meanwhile you can download it here (if you like!).

Update: 1 March 2013 – This post is now totally ancient but still gets a lot of traffic. You really shouldn’t be using the Kubrick theme in any modern wordpress installation as although it will mostly work, it does not implement any of the new features of WordPress 3.x. Use it at your own risk.

Update: 2 December 2008 – WordPress.org rejected my theme for publication – no reason given it just disappeared. I think that’s pretty lame. The least they could do is provide a reason. I won’t bother ever submitting anything else to them.

44 thoughts on “WordPress default theme 1024 wide

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  3. Peter

    You are the man! It has always bothered me–just installed a newer version and it still irked me. BUT, just as on your page, it seems to be missing shading to differentiate the right column. Tomorrow I’ll try and fix it.

    Thanks for sharing!

  4. Adrian

    This really cool

    but i have a little problem

    How can i change this theme wide from 1024 to 1040 ?

    i’ve tried to edit the css but nothing

    Please help me


  5. zz9pza

    Now that WordPress supports enhanced comment options (threaded comments etc) do you have any plans to update this theme to support them? I would love to use this theme but I really don’t want to lose my threaded comments!


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  7. Chris Post author

    Hey zz9pza, when I get chance I do intend to update this theme for the latest wordpress. I’ll make a new post when I do.

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  9. Steve Navman

    I have been looking for days for this fix. I can only use KUBRICK as my code and widgets are set for this default template, but the 800×600 was looking awful on the big screens. Your a life saver. WordPress default Themes are incomplete without this masterpiece.

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  11. santiago

    I’m the exact opposite of zz9pza : I’d love to have the latest features of wordpress but I don’t want to lose that great theme you’ve made :)

    (‘really hope you’ll find enough time to update the theme)


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