Guidebook Gold Coast

Posted by on Sep 3, 2011 in Free Themes, Popular Free Themes | 8 comments

Latest Version: 3.01
Updated on: 2015/06/04

Share your travel experience to the world by using this theme.

Important note: To avoid compatibility issues, please ensure you are using WP 3+ when you install the Guidebook Gold Coast theme.

Guidebook Gold Coast WordPress Theme
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By using this theme for FREE, you agree to accept the external links.

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Gain access to the fully layered Photoshop file for quick and easy tweakage. PSD files included for both the main and the sub themes.
Theme Customization
Do you want to customize this theme to include images that suit your blog's topic? I can help you with the graphical customization. For more details, please visit the theme customization service page.

Main Features
– User-friendly Options page
– Custom Menu
– Custom Menu Icons
– Automatic Thumbnails
– Different design for sticky post feature
– Compatible with IE7, IE8, IE9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera
– W3C XHTML and CSS compliant
– SEO ready
– Gravatar enable

Automatic Thumbnails
Please refer to this page for the details of how the automatic thumbnails work.

Drop-down Menu
The Guidebook Gold Coast theme has a multi-level drop-down menu. There are two ways to create the drop-down menu.
1) When you create hierarchical pages, the drop-down menu will show up automatically in the header navigation.

2) You can manually define the header links using the custom menu. To do it, first, click on the “Menus” link found under the “Appearance” tab in WP admin. Then follow the instruction on the page to add your custom menu. This feature only works with WP 3+.

This is another feature that will be added to all my future themes.

There is a featured content section below the header link. This feature is built in using the Featured Content Gallery (FCG) plugin. Please download the latest version and follow the instruction found in “Readme.txt” to do the setup.

If you do not want to show this feature, just don’t install the plugin.

Blog Title and Description
The demo is showing a special font as below:

By default, after you install the theme, the blog title and description are showing the Arial font.

You can change the font style by following this instruction:
Part 1: Modifying Font Style
– Download this PSD zip file (also include the font for this theme)
– Extract and open the PSD file in the Photoshop/ImageReady/Gimp/PaintShop program
– Change the title and description using your desired font (you are free to modify the header image if you want)
– Save the image using this name: bg_header.jpg
– Upload the image to your server in the “/styles/default/” folder

Part 2: Activating the Style
– Login to your WP admin
– Go to the options page of the Guidebook Gold Coast theme under “Appearance -> Guidebook Gold Coast”
– Find “Theme Style” under “Layout Setting”
– In the pull-down menu, select “default.css”
– Save the setting and go to your site to see the changes.

Ad Widget
An ad widget can be found under the “Available Widgets” section. You can drag the widget to Sidebar 1. This widget allows you to add your advertisement while keeping the sidebar design. Please limit the width of your ad to 250px.

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Change log
2011-09-03 v3.00 – Released
2014-04-04 v3.01 – Minor change

The Guidebook Gold Coast theme is in collaboration with goMelaka


  1. So nice, this template is great!

  2. Nice template, thanks for sharing…and its free..

  3. hello

    I tried to buy the PSD Layer for the template “Guidebook Gold Coast”. But when I click on the buy-button above the cart displays “Diary Sydney PSD File [Instant Download]” – isn’t this wrong?


    • I forgot to change the link. Now it is correct. Thanks for spotting the mistake.

  4. Hi,
    I want to remove the footer description “Theme designed by Expedia, inspired by Gold Coast Hotels”
    How can i do it? What is the procedure?


    • That is the sponsored ad and I am sorry that you can’t remove it.

  5. Who do I speak to if I want someone to customize this blog? I would like to pay to have some develop this theme to include Disney objects.

    • Hi, I have replied to you via email.

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