Postage Sydney

Posted by on Apr 14, 2010 in Free Themes, Popular Free Themes | 10 comments

Latest Version: 3.00
Updated on: 2015/06/04

Today marks yet another big achievement for Templatelite. We are releasing the first theme designed exclusively for Expedia!

Expedia’s strategic move to use WordPress as a branding tool is brilliant and we are proud to embark this exciting journey together with them 🙂

Who is Expedia and why are we chosen?
Expedia is one of the largest online travel network in the world. As mentioned by Expedia’s marketing manager, “Templatelite’s solid coding and creativity are what make them stand out from the rest. Their professionalism in dealing with their clients and theme users impressed us too!”

Postage Sydney WordPress Theme
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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
– 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

Custom Photo Image
Upload your images to the “photos” folder with sizes of at least 180x200px and you’ll see the images appear in the first photo paper when the page is refreshed. More info about the feature can be found here.

The following shows the three rotating images of this theme:

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

Drop-down Menu
The Watercolor 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 section. 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/custom/” folder

Part 2: Activating the Style
– Login to your WP admin
– Go to the options page of the Postage Sydney theme under “Appearance -> Postage Sydney”
– Find “Theme Style” under “Layout Setting”
– In the pull-down menu, select “custom.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
2010-04-14 v2.00 – Release
2010-09-09 v3.00 – New: Added custom header menu (works on WP 3+ onwards).
2014-04-04 v3.01 – Minor change


  1. One of the greatest theme that i have ever seen. Perfect theme.

  2. The best theme I’ve ever seen! Congratulations!

  3. I love a lot all these themes, here. I would be very pleased if can be made one very nice theme for beauty and cosmetic, cuz for this area is not many nice themes.

  4. Love these. Would really love one for Perth Australia. Do you plan to do one for that city as well?

    • @Bonnie, it would be up to Expedia to decide if they want to design a theme for Perth. The next city theme is New York related.

  5. Hi Brian,

    It is a perfect template, you are a very good designer 🙂 Congratulations…


  6. Thanks Brian. Hopefully Expedia will get around to Perth. Love these city templates and any of your others. Great qualityso appreciation sent to you for sharing.


    • @Bonnie, glad that you like the city themes. Expedia’s staff is checking this page regularly and I am sure they’ll get to know your feedback soon 🙂

  7. Awesome themes, I can’t believe I haven’t come across them before.
    I’ve already taken one of them and is going to use it on a traveling blog, and I really like the Coffe one as well.

    When I installed the sidney one here, I noticed that you write 2 widget spaces but I only have one widgetspace. Should I do something to get the other one, or would it be ok to create one myself in the theme?

    • @Thomas, the other widget is meant for the 3-column theme. Since this theme is 2 columns, that additional widget is not working.

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