Japibas Version 2.0

Japibas Version 2.0
Please note: This is an old post. The information is probably not accurate and up-to-date anymore.

Two years ago I released my first free WordPress theme, Japibas. I’ve wanted to update in a long long time but never did it.. But it has finally been updated to version 2.0.

The new version has been completely rewritten – the code is much better. The markup is now HTML5 and design has been updated to use CSS3 instead of images, and oh; it’s responsive!

Some other new features

  • Multiple color schemes (Green, Blue & Red already included – Easy to add more)
  • Small Theme Options page (yep, that’s a feature)
  • Child theme friendly
  • 6 Widget-ready areas
  • Built-in pagination
  • Small set of useful shortcodes
  • Uses the built-in WordPress menu system
  • And much, much more! See this blog post for more features

[This download is no longer available]

  • Requires at least WordPress 3.3
  • Tested up to 3.3

32 responses

  1. Hello Jesper,

    I really like what you’ve done on these templates.

    Regarding Japibas, is there a possibility to get the features from Cafiko back end? In Cafiko, it was possible to assign a template to a specific page. Japibas is really, really nice, but I’d like to see singular/single page only on some pages, and widget area on the right on some other pages.

    Can I change that somehow?


    1. Thank you!

      That’s possible to do it a child theme. I’ve created one for you

      Download it here

      It gives you options to use a One Column, Two Columns, Left
      or Two Columns, Right layout.
      I didn’t include Three Columns because it would require more work.

      Hope you can use it 🙂

  2. Jesus,

    that’s quick work!

    Thanks Jesper, I’ll try it when I get home and I’ll show you the results later on!

  3. Thanks again Jesper,

    it worked really well when it comes to formatting pages.

    As you can see, I’ve incorporated a sql database filled with statistics for a Swedish football club on the site using php functions. I also have automatic linking and some other features.

    I used to do this in Joomla, and even earlier in .php, but I feel wordpress have somewhat passed Joomla in simplicity and ease of use, combined with great customization possibilities. I really appreciate you work and what you contribute with.

    As you can see I’ve started to adjust the colors somewhat to better fit the colors of the football club (green and white).

    Take care,

  4. Jesper,

    I do have one more question.

    If I’d like the Site Title and Site Description (or perhaps a logo instead) to show in the green area/bar instead of in the grey area on top. The reason is to make more space for the menu, which instead would ‘glide’ in over the site title and site description.

    I’m pretty sure I have to edit something in header.php as well as in style.css, but could you perhaps point me in the right direction here?


    1. That would require some work.

      If you visit, let’s say a Category archives, the Category name is showed in that location (see http://bajenstatistik.se/sv/archives/category/hammarby)

      Header.php, style.css and loop-meta.php is properly the files to look at (but if you edit them, you’ll lose the edits when a new version comes out)

      I hope this code can point you in a direction (put in the child theme style.css)

      #branding hgroup {
      position: absolute;
      top: 70px;
      z-index: 500;
  5. Hi
    Thank you for this theme.
    I’ve installed it on my website and try to adapt it.
    But i have a problem with the comment.
    I didn’t find where do cancel some information and translate on the comment form.
    In the comment.php file, i didn’t find.
    Is it possible to tell me?
    Thank you

    1. The comment form is a part of WordPress so you should use the WordPress language files for your language to get a translated comment form.

  6. I use French language.
    I’ve tried to use the plugin CodeStyling Localization tried to translate subscribe-to-comments language file, but nothing appened.

    I’d like to cancelled the sentence
    “Vous pouvez utiliser ces balises et attributs HTML : ”

    but didn’t find it nowhere.
    I saw on the comments.php ” ”
    but didn’t find this form to modify it

    sorry for asking you all that

  7. Thanks for answering, but my blog is already installed in french 😉

    My big probleme is to find the php coment form (”)

    in order to delete the sentence after the comment box
    “Vous pouvez utiliser ces balises et attributs HTML….”


    1. There’s included an example child theme in the download. Take that folder (japibas-child) and put it in wp-content/themes.

      When open style.css and put the code in that

  8. J’aime bien ce genre d’article qui me pousse à approfondir le sujet.Je reste aux aguets pour de nouveaux articles.

  9. Just thought you might want to know of a bug: In the theme options panel, if you put “logo.png” in the child theme images folder, it cannot be chosen. Viewing the source of the control panel in wordpress shows this:

    img src=”http://CHILD_THEME_URI/images/logo.png” alt=””

    This seems like a simple PHP error in your theme control panel. Also, the orange color scheme cannot be chosen by the same control panel. It shows up but never saves, the site defaults back to green.

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