Pro Black

Posted by on Apr 7, 2009 in Free Themes | 5 comments

Latest Version: 3.00
Updated on: 2015/04/15

This is the first theme with black background that I have ever created. The Pro Black theme is also one of my few themes that is not image heavy.

Compare to my other themes, the Pro Black theme lacks personality but gains professional look.

Pro Black WordPress Theme
Click on the “Free Download” link above to get the theme now!
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.
Add to CartAd-Free Package
Removing the credit links will make the theme to not function properly. Unencrypted main and sub theme files can be purchased at $20.
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.

Color Schemes
The Pro Black theme comes with 3 color schemes below:

To activate your desired color scheme, follow 2 simple steps below:
Step 1 Go to the theme Options page in WP admin => Appearance => Pro Black
Step 2 Under “Theme Style”, select your color scheme in brown, green or blue.

Main Features
– Free forum support. visit Pro Black forum
– 3 different color schemes
– User-friendly Options page
– Drop-Down Menu
– Automatic Thumbnails
– Different design for sticky post feature
– Compatible with IE7, IE8, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera
– W3C XHTML and CSS compliant
– SEO ready
– Gravatar enable

Translation Help Needed

This is my first theme that allows localization. If you wish to translate this theme into your own language, you can do so with the use of the Poedit program. To find out how this works, please refer to this comprehensive guide.

When you have completed the localization, kindly send me the translated files so I can share your work (with your credit) with other users.

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

Drop-down Menu
The Pro Black theme has a multi-level drop-down menu that is using the latest function in WP 3.0. 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+.

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 included the font that I use)
– 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 Pro Black theme under “Appearance -> Pro Black”
– 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 160px.

User Showcase
The followings are a few examples of nice modification of this theme from other users. You can view all the nice design in the forum theme showcase.

View my other themes

Change log
2009-04-07 v1.00 – Release
2009-07-14 – Theme is compatible with WP 2.8
2010-09-15 v3.00 – New: Added drop-down menu, ad-widget, Options page that includes Twitter and feed integration, advanced automatic thumbnails, custom style, custom menu (works on WP 3+ onwards).


  1. Hi,

    i love your theme, it’s really beautiful and it’s a big work to arrive to this result. But i’ve two questions.
    it is possible to change the RSS icon ? because blue on orange, it’s really special. I think it would be more nice (nicer ?) in another color but i’m not a specialist in php or another language
    another question : how use the image with the bloc and the drawing pin because it’s so beautiful

    thanks a lot


  2. So 。。 。 Cool!

  3. Brilliant and beautiful!!!

    Could your artistic coloring create a light/sea blue or nautural green version pretty please?

    They would be even cooler.

    Great work.

  4. hi, this is a nice template, I now use it .. but I can not erase a few sentences in the footer section..
    Sentence like this .. “Courtesy of Managed hosting, Voli Aerei Milano, Dedicated Server Hosting” .. Can you tell how to remove that part?Please…help me!

    • @Gafour, you can remove the external links by purchasing the ad-free version of the theme.


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