Western is a premium WordPress theme for tutorial sites. Do you own or wish to own a site dedicated to tutorials on various topics? Now you can do it for free without purchasing a paid theme. The Western theme is on par with any paid theme with features like, Custom post types, Custom menu, Custom taxonomy, Metaboxes,  Featured images, Theme options etc. The tutorial section is a custom post type which would run parallel to your blog posts. So if you want to use this theme only for blog posts you can do that as well.


Creating tutorials are similar to creating posts. You can enter the title of your tutorial and enter the tutorial in the post editor. You can embed videos and code snippets to your posts if your tutorial requires it. You can use a taxonomy called “topic” to categorise the tutorials across various topics. They work just like Categories for posts. In addition you will have different metaboxes to enter different details about the tutorial such as The program, difficulty level, estimated time , Demo link, tutorial source files etc.

  • Great theme.

  • Burak Orhan

    Hi Jinson. I don’t add topic menus. Adminpanel > Appearance > Menus not appear topics. Can you help me? I apologize for my English.

  • So nice and flexible template………………..

  • Hello Jinsona Sir, can you give the theme you are using yourself at this site.

  • Kandrex

    Hi, how can i remove social buttons from the template?

    • Ede Lundecht

      The ugly but simplest way is: patch the code, which is quite easy.

      1st of all: making a backup is always a good idea!

      In the dashboard goto Design/Editor.Open the file header.php
      search for the following sequence:

      (_many more lines_) 

      and delete everything beginning with and ending with the closing

      … and hope, that there will be no unexpected effect

      I hope, this will help

  • Would love to try this theme, but I’m getting an error:

    Fatal error: Call to undefined function of_get_option() in /home/shd/public_html/iball99/wp-content/themes/Western/header.php on line 80 Any ideas? Thanks!

  • MarceloTosco

    Im getting that error too:
    Fatal error: Call to undefined function of_get_option() in /home/www/mysite/wp-content/themes/Western/header.php on line 80

    • adrianbienias

      found solution:

      yellow box on the top in admin panel while theme is active

      This theme requires the following plugins: Metabox, Option Framework, Thumbnail rebuild and WP Pagenavi.

      Begin installing plugins | Dismiss this notice

    • jinsona

      Just look at the notification message on the admin panel and install the plugins required. Then the theme will be good to go.

  • awesome theme . but i got this error

    Not Found
    Sorry, but you are looking for something that isn’t here.

  • Aspirasiku Admin

    I have same problem with Burak Orhan and I already install the plugins required. Then, I test with posting two articles but they’re not appear.

  • Algorius

    I have installed plugins but in homepage appear:

    Not Found
    Sorry, but you are looking for something that isn’t here. 

    How resolve this problem?

    Thanks a lot 😉

    • jinsona

       Those who are having the 404 error on the homepage mail me your site details with access info. I will check it. I was not able to find that error when I checked the theme.

  • Qlcalintz

    I have the same problem:

    Not Found
    Sorry, but you are looking for something that isn’t here. 

  • jinsona

     Theme is updated. Those who get the 404 error plz redownload the theme.

  • hc

    the date of each post on the home page is the same. the month and year are fine, but the day is same no matter what day the post is published

    • Same problem here!!! That’s not so neat!!

      And is there a way to make the post show more in the homepage than the few words it shows? Not showing pictures is understandable (although it would be nice if an option is available to show the full post with pictures) but not showing links?! C’mon!

  • Jenish

    Great Theme 🙂 It looks and feels awesome.

    Have a couple of questions;1. All the words are in “CAPITAL LETTERS” everywhere throughout the theme eg. when I create a page titled “About” it appears “ABOUT”. How do I change it to read the words as i have written. eg. to show “About” as “About”.2. The other is where do I change the font types?

    3. There is an issue with the dates, a post published on “1st August” shows up as “8th August” on the .Please help as soon as possible. I plan to launch my blog on the 5th Aug. Cheers

  • Really nice theme.

  • August31

    How I post all the text of news in the first page? without “Read more…” button?

  • Ziglet

    Hi i,ve installed the western theme and got this error:
    fatal error: Call to undefined function of_get_option() in /home/vlad/public_html/ridinglessonsoxford.co.uk/wp-content/themes/Western/header.php on line 80

    please help

  • very nice style.

  • Andrew

    This theme is awesome, but i have a problem with it or with wordpress. 🙂
    How can I separate posts from tutorials in homepage like in demo ?  I should make a specific page or what ?

  • Andrew

    For date problem edit this pages : tuts.php, single-tutorial.php, single.php, index.php, taxonomy-topic.php.

    Search this line :
    Replace with :

    This should solve the problem.

  • Rachael Gleason

    Beautiful theme, but I’ve noticed the featured image automatically is included in each post as a thumbnail. Is there any way to change this? I’d like to have the featured image as the thumbnail on category pages, but I’d prefer to put pictures in blog posts myself. Thanks!

  • AlirezaJ

    Hi My Dear Friends , We Translate And RTL This Theme To Persian Language …!
    Preview Link : http://demo.wp-premium.ir/?themedemo=Western
    Download Link : http://wp-premium.ir/Western

  • websmith

    How to do get rid of the yellow box? Everytime i put a logo at the top, the yellow box stays there.

  • Alex

    Hey, am I allowed to use this theme for commercial use?

  • Wrong date for posts! I try to change in the post itself but the real date appears!

    Is there a way to make the post show more in the homepage than the few
    words it shows? Not showing pictures is understandable (although it
    would be nice if an option is available to show the full post with
    pictures) but not showing links?! C’mon!

    Nevertheless this theme is awesome, all what it needs is some modification here & there 🙂

  • Mark

    Is there an easy option to disable the Tutorial feature? I love the theme design but have no use for the tutorials section, and would like it to be hidden when i use the search function.

  • fips

    Beautiful theme and thank you for sharing ! – though i have a issue with Chrome browser.

    For some reason Chrome displays multiple “transparent” iframes (no id, src=optimizedby.brealtimeDOTcom) at the bottom of the page, adding blank space (260px including margin) below the black footer – Firefox and Safari don’t render these – they aren’t even showing up if i display the source with those browsers.

    Any hint what might cause this? – (it’s the same with the demo preview here – so i guess i can rule out plugins i installed extra).

    Thanks in advance for any feedback,



  • Junaid Ahmad

    comments are closed for tutorials how can i enable them ?

  • Free Word Press Themes for everybody is very great. Beautiful theme and thank
    you for sharing &really nice theme.

  • It’s a
    really good theme & features like, Custom post types, Custom menu,
    Custom taxonomy, Meta boxes, Featured images, thanking you.

  • Joshua McKenzie


  • Mike

    The download link appears to be broken. 🙁

  • avi

    Download link is broken. This is super sad as I really wanted to use this one. Please anyone can I get it from you?

  • avi

    @2548bff76414f1a4daacac2eabcbea30:disqus Hey as you can see I was as well mad about the dl link being broken. BUT I FOUND IT. check out http://wptheme.org/western-wordpress-theme/ just got the zip have not installed yet though.

  • great thanks

  • Wonderful theme but download link is not working for me .

  • Awesome theme for tutorial website! I must use this theme for my next PS tutorial website. But how can I buy or download this theme?

  • This WordPress Theme is very well.

  • Beautiful site. Is it very sample.

  • I used this them to my website and it is really a excellent tool. It also have some good feature that save my lots of time to customize my website.

  • You have shared a great post . So you have plenty thanks for such informative here . Hoppe that , The photographers will more benefit here .

  • Thanks for your nice and helpful writing . I love your post and always learn lots from blogs .

  • The themes are really creative and would love to try them when i open a website soon