WordPress Theme: Hamasaki

Hamasaki Screen shot
Hamasaki Screen shot

Hamasaki WordPress Theme is designed with blended design, with Magazine Style and Blog Design Trends. This theme released for Free under GPL.

Hamasaki Theme also support Simple Banner Management and Widget

What’s on in Hamasaki

  • Widget Support
  • Fixed Width
  • Right Sidebar
  • 125 x 125 Ad Ready
  • Top Ad Ready
  • 120 x 600 Ad Ready
  • Theme Options
  • Page Comment Templates
  • Custom Image
  • Gravatar Support
  • Contact Page with CAPTCHA Support
  • WordPress 2.7 (included Threaded Comment)
  • Creative Commons License

Download Now (download counter reset on 13 January 2009)


Demo This Theme

Click here to demo this theme

F. A. Q.

How to  Change Ayumi Hamasaki Photo?
After activated the themes, you will have new menu (custom image header) just upload you new files with that’s tools.

How to Configure Pages and Categories show up?
Go to Hamasaki Options and you can configure it

I want Remove the copyright of this theme, is it possible to do?
Please contact me for the details

How To Increase Post on featured Category?
Find this code (around line 110) on home.php and change the showposts number.

[sourcecode language=”php”]< ?php $my_query = new WP_Query(‘showposts=2&amp;amp;’.$cats_on_featured); ?>[/sourcecode]

How to Show Featured Page in Top Post?
Open home.php and find this code

[sourcecode language=”php”]< ?php $my_query = new WP_Query(‘showposts=1’);?>[/sourcecode]

And change it become like this

[sourcecode language=”php”]< ?php $my_query = new WP_Query(‘category_name=special_cat&amp;amp;showposts=1’);?>[/sourcecode]

Change on category_name parameter with your own category

Change Log

1.0 : First Public Released
1.1 : Fix Some Bugs
1.2 : Fix IE 6 Bugs and Add Featured Category Theme Options
1.3 : Update Little bit problem and Add Page with Comment Template
1.4 : Fix Bottom Hamasaki Featured Post (13 September 2008)
1.5 : Fix Bottom Featured Post Category Name (10 October 2008)
1.6 : Support WordPress 2.7 (Threaded Comment and More), wp-caption and img align (02/01/2009)
1.7 : Fix Functions.php error (18/02/2009)

Fix Internet Explorer 6 Issue and add Hamasaki Featured Category Options

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579 Replies to “WordPress Theme: Hamasaki”

  1. Great theme! I like that banner option is there at right top. I think almost every website should have it, because there is always option to sell such the space on your website.

  2. Hi Jauhari, I love this theme but I noticed it is not working properly when viewed in Opera. Hope you can fix this. Best

  3. mas jauhari. saya ingin ada parent atau drop down aatau apa namanya. halaman atau categori. caranya bagaimana ya

  4. WP templates are specific and require a good knowledge of html code. With a little inspiration, WP themes can look very modern, such as the WP himself. Thank you.

  5. This theme seems to be a very useful. may i customise this theme for my blog. Also if i distribute it through my blog? Waiting for your reply.

  6. Hi,
    I think this is a nice theme, but will it work with higher than 2.7?
    Most of the sites I try to keep up to date have a later wp-version.
    It was a lot to read on this site – thanks

  7. Ok I’ve noticed a lot of you have a problem with the 125×125 image ads in the top right hand corner of the Hamashi theme. I had the same problem. For day’s I was trying to find the admin page in wp-admin to place my images but there is none.

    So here is your answer. Go to your wp-admin and under appearances click on editor. Then go to sidebar.php. You will now see your 4 ad spaces as so:

    <img src="/images/ads/ads1.jpg” border=”0″ alt=”Your Ads Here” />
    <img src="/images/ads/ads1.jpg” border=”0″ alt=”Your Ads Here” />
    <img src="/images/ads/ads1.jpg” border=”0″ alt=”Your Ads Here” />
    <img src="/images/ads/ads1.jpg” border=”0″ alt=”Your Ads Here” />

    Place your image and destination urls as you see fit then press update fill and your done.

    Hope this helps all of you with this problem. It’s the only way I found how to do it.


  8. I have installed the theme and very much like it. Though I wonder (as many speak of now) if it is SEO friendly or not? Thanx in advance for answere? Best Tobias

  9. I beginning to think that I am stupid. I can not add a picture to the top left area, nor can I add the four adds top right, nor the 120 x 600 add on the right side. Can you help me.

  10. makasih template nya sob, saya dah coba sangat bagus sob, sekalian izin edit-edit sedikit di templat nya untuk menyesuaikan dengan kebutuhan saya

  11. We use the theme because we cant use html. I will try and get someone who can write html to write the code.

    It is an amazing theme, but it is not finished.

    Kind Regards,


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  14. makasih mas temanya..,
    mau tak pasang di blog gratisan saya
    fahrradledbeleuchtung.co.cc dan babybettmatratzen.co.cc
    semoga sukses selalu mas.

  15. Salam kenal mas, nama saya irwan,, terima kasih atas themanya,,, theme ya bagus bangeeet,,, kalu boleh tahu mas,,, mas kan diweb ini ada GA dan Chitika memangnya tidak apa2 ya kalu GA sama chitika digabung,,, apa nanti GA nya ngambeek, dan memutus cinta kepada kita sebagai publisher karena menduakannya,,, tolong dibalas diemail/ym saya [email protected]

  16. highly functional solution templates for most modern web sites that should be fresh and beautiful. thanks for post

  17. Your WordPress themes collection is pretty amazing, I like the 3 column layout the most, very professional looking themes, but I like about these themes is the “SEO optimized”.

  18. Love the Theme Dude.

    Been looking for something similar for ages.

    Keep up the good work.

  19. How do you modify the 4 125 x 125 ads? I had a reply from jauhari mentioning to use the widgets and adding text, but It does not make sense. Before I push it with him If anyone knows how to use them please let me know!

    1. I have the same problem of not knowing how to set up the 125 x 125 ads . Did you manage to solve it. Any help appreciated

  20. love this theme, but can’t get it to load on 2.9.2 I am getting the following message: Incompatible archive PCLZIP_ERR_BAD_FORMAT (-10) : Unable to find End of Central Dir Record signature

  21. The Hamasaki theme is, by far, my favourite. I’ve read many comments about embedding videos from YouTube… has this been solved? Can you make a thumbnail from a video?
    Another problem that I have is that the image resizes properly when it is “featured” on the index.php page but the images are not shrunk to fit when viewing posts by categories (instead, there’s only a small part of the image that is visible). Can anyone tell me how to auto-resize these images to fit the thumbnail placeholders? Thanks!

  22. First off I want to thank you for your work on this theme, honestly I think its better than many of the paid magazine themes out there.

    I have a question about using featured images within the theme. I generally have post without any images inside of them, such as just posting you tube video with some text. I am trying add the ability to use the featured image as the post thumbnail. I have taken and modified the code for this but get no return from the post thumbnail

    <div class="tumbr" style="z-index:2;margin-left: 10px;float:right; width: 295px; height: 190px; background: url(/images/no-img.gif) 0 0 no-repeat; content: ".";">

    1. <div class="tumbr" style="z-index:2;margin-left: 10px;float:right; width: 295px; height: 190px; background: url(/images/no-img.gif) 0 0 no-repeat; content: “.”;”>

      I think this might let me show my code better

  23. Really like you theme and think I’ll use it but is there a way to insert a logo into the Header area instead of having the text title of the blog?

    Also, where can I have options to change the thumbnail size on the posts on bottom of page ?

    Also, I can’t find a link to download the latest version (1.7) of the theme, I have 1.6

    1. You can use Widget(by place Text Widget and put your html code) to edit this ads, you can use manual edit sidebar.php

  24. As with everyone, I love the theme, but the problem is (which I noticed recently – maybe it’s the WordPress update to 3.0.1) but in each of my single posts there is a Post Metadata section at the bottom of my related posts. I don’t like it. How can I get rid of this? I don’t want the Post Metadata showing. My url is http://diyarbakirtravel.com/. Can someone help?

  25. Help! My CAPTCHA doesn’t work. I couldn’t see the image (I only saw a question mark) until I edited the captcha.php file to read var $font = ‘./monofont.ttf’;
    Now I can see the CAPTCHA image BUT I get the error message, “Wrong Security Code.” (BTW GD Support and FreeType Support are enabled on my server.) Thanks for any help!

  26. I’m testing this theme locally and will most likely use it for my new site. But I have a few issues:

    – The top banner won’t appear for me. The one in the right plane appears without a problem. I’m using the banner that came with the theme.

    – How can I keep the featured article (the one in the black box, with the big picutre) static, and not change whenever I add a new post.

  27. We are experimenting with hamasaki (it’s great), but I cannot find the widget to change out the four ads that are 125×125. Where are those located?

  28. How can I change remove the Black Box area under “Featured Vendors” on the Home page and also the “Featured Vendors Rose Events Entertainment” spot on the home page and replace this entire area with the “About Us” section.

    I want it to be the “About Us” section on top then the Featured Vendors below that. Rose Events, Rose Events Entertainment with their respective pictures.

  29. Hello Jahuari!

    Nevermind my last e-mail. I solved it myself. But my next concern is:

    How can I make posts with video-content (I have codes from videos on facebook and normally you can just copy and past and video will appear). I dont have time to upload videos twice (in group and on site), so if there would be a way it would be great!

    Bests,Sofie PS New site is at: http://www.slussensframtid.se

  30. need help with nesting pages ..can you tell me how to…i did it according to the instructions but it does not work

      1. I mean sub pages like take for example, the about page if i want to have another page titled volunteers and i go to my administration panel, i add a new page assign it to the about page as the parent page, give it the B page, and click update. the page wont show up on the site..how can i fix this? it will only show the about page and no drop down sub pages show up

  31. using your Hamasaki template and can not get the pages to nest into each other..for example I have the About Page and want to add the volunteer page under it so when someone hovers over the about page another page will be seen titled volunteered and can click on it..
    this is what administration page says have settings as About and default template and 2 in last box

    You can arrange your pages in hierarchies. For example, you could have an “About” page that has “Life Story” and “My Dog” pages under it. There are no limits to how deeply nested you can make pages.
    Page Template

    Some themes have custom templates you can use for certain pages that might have additional features or custom layouts. If so, you’ll see them above.

    Page Order

    Pages are usually ordered alphabetically, but you can put a number above to change the order pages appear in.

  32. Hi Jauhari! I love the hamazaki theme (and the singer!)

    But it’s not working on my wordpress. Do you know what’s wrong?
    I get this message when I upload:

    Warning: fopen(/home/content/n/a/k/****/html/****/wp-content/themes/Hamasaki2/style.css) [function.fopen]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/content/n/a/k/****/html/****/wp-includes/functions.php on line 3598

    Warning: fread(): supplied argument is not a valid stream resource in /home/content/n/a/k/****/html/****/wp-includes/functions.php on line 3601

    Warning: fclose(): supplied argument is not a valid stream resource in /home/content/n/a/k/****/html/****/wp-includes/functions.php on line 3604



  33. I love this theme, but can’t get it to load on 2.9.2 I am getting the following message: Incompatible archive PCLZIP_ERR_BAD_FORMAT (-10) : Unable to find End of Central Dir Record signature

    Hope you can help. Thank you again for sucha nice design.

  34. Hi, dear Nurudin Jauhari,
    I want to say thanks for you this theme
    I am using your Hamasaki Theme in my site. But I want to learn, how can I use my photos with homethumb and articleimg?
    I want to add my photos with thumbail amd articleimg. Thanks for your interesting

    Asociated Prof. Ali Duman
    in Turkey

  35. i want to use hamasaki theme for my website. i uploaded only “hamasaki” folder to the theme folder of my wordpress site. it is working without any problem but i can’t open “ayumi options”. i can see only “hamasaki option”. how can i reach “ayumi option”?

  36. I’m wondering where I can change the little about section in the sidebar. I can see the code is calling it from somewhere but I can’t find where to make those changes. Thanks ~ really enjoying the theme.

  37. I am wondering why all the pictured change for all posts on the front page when I update the feature post and can this be stopped? Check out my site and you will see what I am talking about. Thanks.

  38. Hi, Great theme! I love the style. Just a couple of problems. When the headings on posts are a bit long makes it messy at the bottom as it runs over the lines between each post. (On the front page – if you look you’ll see).

    And images on front page all pick up the latest post image rather than having the correct image showing. Ok on all the other pages.

    Any suggestions as to how to fix?


  39. how do you connect captcha into theme? I am using reCATCHA plugin and contact page shows no captcha image

  40. I was wondering if you could direct me where to modify the code to remove the current ad pictures, so I can replace them with Adsense code for dynamic ads.


  41. I want to understand where the code is located to pull the Ad picutres. as I want to replace the pictures with Adsense code from google. Can you please help.


  42. owh…
    tema ini begitu baguz,,!!
    ini lah tema yang aku inginkan…
    aku memasang tema ini di blogku ini
    terima kasih atas designnya..
    sya sangat senang sekali…
    karena karya anak bangsa INDONESIA bisa membuat tema yang tak kalah baguznya dengan yang luar negeri…
    terima kasih..
    semoga thema ini akan tetap gratizz… akan bisa menyaingi tema2 luar negeri yang harus bayar itu… :D

      1. Jauhari,
        thanks for the brilliant theme.

        how can i choose which image to be appear on the homepage.

        like in single entry i have 3 pictures.. i want the 2nd picture to be the one that appear in the homepage.

        can i utilize customfields?

  43. I like this theme, but i want to make my posts view like the this theme has in the end (2 posts). How can Do That??? Please Help

  44. Really nice wordpress theme!

    I would like to know how I can limit the number of post on the first page. I can’t figure it out for the “posties”.

    I’m also wondering if I could find information on how the thumbnails are being resized/crop and handled by your theme.

    Many thanks.

  45. Hi,
    Love the theme, however, a couple of issues–
    How do I put the ads in the ad box (the 125×125’s)top right side of site?
    THere’s no widget for that space.

    Also, about the header–shouldn’t it be at the top and not on the sidebar. When I add my custom image–it does not appear at top but on sidebar-how can i fix this please? Thank you very much.

  46. I’d like to move the bottom posts up to the top in place of the most recent one in the black box. Possible?

    Also, how do I put ads in those four boxes?

    1. Of course it possible. You can do that by modified the themes manually, if you can’t do that I will do help you with my custom service

  47. This is a beautiful theme. Great job! Can I replace the four “Ad Place” 125x125px squares with a widget or image until I actually get some ads? Right now I don’t have any ads and wanted to put something there in the meanwhile.


  48. Hello, and thank you.

    We were looking for a solution for the online version on our magazine and we love your design.

    We are new to the PHP/Wordpress world.

    We would like to ask you how do we place our ads in the “ad spaces” you have on the template?

    Thank you so much


  49. I love the theme, thank you for sharing. I tried to fix the overlapping text error, by following the insturtions on this site, but it didn’t work. Can you fix it? Thanks.

  50. Hi, thank you for the lovely theme, this is my first time working with WordPress. I have two questions:

    1. I would like to make the article excerpts under the main post (the big grey box) to be wide like the big grey box, instead of it being boxes.

    2. How can I remove the featured posts at the bottom of the page (I don’t want these at all)?

    Are these two items achievable, and if so, can you tell me how to make these changes?

    Thank you so much!

  51. Regarding my earlier comments: Never mind; I was able to figure it out. Thanks again for this great theme!

  52. Hi, there. I love your theme. Thank you for putting such detailed thought into it!

    But I’m having some problems setting up my site – an environmental site called MyGreenATL.com. My main issues so far:

    1) My WP categories aren’t showing up under “Hamasaki Options” (only “uncategorized” shows up on the list on that page), so “no categories” shows up on the category bar.

    2) I can’t figure out how to change the background color for the category bar.

    3) Is there a way to make the featured post block a little shallower (shorter) than it is now?

  53. Great theme, but I’m not sure if I can achieve something.

    I have created a category called Feature. I have made Feature my category for the bottom section of the main page, but I would like to exclude any Feature stories from the rest of the main page. Is there any way of achieving this?

  54. I also can’t get the 4 ad boxes to show ads. There is no instruction… Can anyone point out how to do it?

  55. Hello,

    I love the theme, well done! It looks great!

    I have some questions, I hope you have time to answer.

    I tried to make the text in the featured box bigger, by changing the code from 220, as you said, but it didn’t have any effect. Is there some way you could explain how to expand this text better?

    Also, I was wondering if it’s possible to remove the second section (headings in green) completely, and bump the third section up in to it’s place?

    Lastly, how can I remove the post metadata from being visible in the pages?

    Thanks so much for great template, and hope you have time to answer me.

    Have a good day!

  56. nice theme but so many error from ads place and overlap , I dont know how to set the four block ads there is no instruction or readme file

  57. Am helping a friend out setting this theme up and am having issues with the functions.php page. As you will see if you go to the link that there is an error. I have checked and the reference is made to the follow code :

    <li id=”comment-“>


    When validating, I am getting an error saying that the LI hasnt been closed. Any ideas whats up

      1. Check the site out in IE. Not sure why it keeps giving me an error saying “operation aborted” and then brings me to an error page. Thanks for you help on this.

  58. This is a great theme!

    I would like help with one thing…I’d like the excerpt for the featured post to be longer, but I can’t figure out how to do that.


    1. Hi Kay, you need to Tweak it out on the home.php, please find on this line

      < ?php $texter = get_the_excerpt(); if(strlen($texter ) > 220) {
      $texter = substr($texter , 0, 220); }
      echo ''.$texter.'[...]';

      And change on 220

  59. Good afternoon!
    There is a weird thing happening: all the ads display perfectly in IE6 and K-Meleon but not in FireFox3. Si I replaced the ads on the top and on the side with the text widget and put the same images. They still don’t show up in FireFox (but shows up in the other 2).
    I then added some text before the picture in the text widget: the text and pictures are shown in IE6 and K-meleon but only the text shows up in FireFox.
    Please help!!
    FJ. ;O)

      1. I found the issue. It is with “adblock”, a firefox add-on which sole goal in life, amazingly, is to block ads.
        And naming the css “ads-468” for example made it remove those ads.
        I am going to replace the css “ads-” with “images-” and see how it goes.

  60. This is my favorite theme thus far. I need help with 2 things. How do I add a drop down menu for my pages. I need that for my about section. Certain plug in’s I use arent working.

    Second, I think I know how to edit the 4 ads block but not the single one on the side. I got to appearence into the sideline editor but dont know where to add my code, please help. Thanks

    1. Jennifer, to edit the ad on the side, select the 120×600 sidebar, add a text widget, and paste the code in there.

  61. Great theme Nurudin Jauhari,

    How do i change the picture (tea cup on theme demo) on home page.

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  63. Hi
    I love this theme. It’s really awesome. I’m a newbie to WP, so still finding my way around things. If you have a moment, can you tell me how the images work. My front page is displaying an image in the featured story, but the image is cut off. Also, the other articles on the page do not have images showing. Do I need to create thumbnails of all images i want to use and once I’ve done that, how do I let the template know how to insert them in the right places.
    I’d really appreciate your assistance as I’m spending a lot of time but not progressing.
    Kind regards

  64. I’ve tried to edit the code like the other poster’s said but my tags are still overlapping. I hope we can find out how to fix this. Im a novice with this. but this is a great theme!

  65. Great template!

    I am using it an loving it, and not only that I am learning from your excellent coding!

    You have 1337 coding skillz!


  66. Mas Jauhari, themenya tak pakai ya. Tapi kok rusak.., wah mumet :( , dah kadung cinta mati. Hebat tenan, bisa buat seperti ini, maju buat Ponjong :)>-.
    Salam teko Karangmojo.

  67. saya makai The Original Premium News,tp image di postingan depan ga muncul,menu featured juga ga muncul gambarnya, tlg dikasih pencerahan.

  68. The more I work with it the more this is turning out to be a Great theme, thank you Jauhari.

    My last question though ;)

    Is it possible to exclude a category from the main (middle) section?

    All my posts in my “Featured Category” (under the black bar at the bottom) are also being duplicated in the middle section… Do I have to edit the code in home.php manually and if so, what code can I use to do this?

  69. How do you get feature post pictures to resize to thumbnails 150×150 in category post? It doesn’t resize properly, only left corner.


  70. Also, why are there both a home.php and a index.php page as the code is identical on both pages?

    And is there a reason for the ayumi-options.php page to be in the folder since this is the Hamasaki Theme and it has it’s own hamasaki-options.php page?

    I am battling to set this theme up properly and I’m confused whether these extra pages are making any differences.

  71. Nice theme.

    In your FAQ you say:
    How to Show Featured Page in Top Post?
    Open home.php and find this code

    And change it…

    But I this is not the same as the code that I find in the home.php file. The closest I could find was this:
    have_posts()) : $my_query->the_post();
    $do_not_duplicate = $post->ID;?>

    Has the code changed since the FAQ was posted?

  72. Awesome Template, thank you SOOOOO much! :d/ I’ve got few things I’d like to figure out how to do. You can answer me here, or it would be best to email your answer to me.

    First, after looking at the screen shot you have up in the post, I’m not sure how to get the second section (the posts with the green headings) to show up.

    Second, on the section at the bottom, in the black bar, several categories are showing up, instead of just “featured” or “news” (two categories I have). Is there a way to have just the “News” link show up, even though it may be listed in multiple categories.

    Finally, is there a way to set up the archive pages to show a list of all the posts in that category instead of just one at a time?

    Thanks for your help ahead of time.

      1. I’m not sure how to make the edits. Would you do it? For some compensation of course.

        1. fyi, to fix the tags overlap on archive pages:

          Looked at your tags overlapping. look at this post in the archives. To fix it just edit this
          original css:
          .tages {
          position: absolute;
          left: 0;
          bottom: 0px;


          Mark is out. Change it to:
          */.tages {
          position: absolute;
          left: 0;
          bottom: 0px;


      2. Love the template, but I also would like this second section. Can you be more specific about how to edit home.php to get this to work? Thanks.

  73. :):)
    Great template!

    Could you tell me how to show the author profile at the top of the author posts archive?
    For multi author like a magazine theme is I think would be nice.

    Grazie mille

  74. Unfortunately I had to switch to a new theme as I had overlapping words on the category pages and was not able to resolve the problem. :(

    1. I have not seen the exact same issue as you claim on the Category pages, however. I have encountered a similar issue on the main page and on comments.

      Words were overlapping with other words. Mainly the snippet of the post would overlap with the read more and comment links, and on the comments I would have words overlapping with the date and time of the comment.

      So, I fixed these issues by editing the CSS. The problem laid in setting the position to absolute. Absolute value is fine for most items on the site (like search bar), but when you have dynamic data such as comments or post snippets which could be variable in size … it can push divs over other divs.

      I fixed this by setting the absolute values to static. I suppose the same could be done with the category pages, but since I have not run into that problem just yet I have not gone to fix the CSS there.

      Here is what I changed on the CSS template:
      First open style.css in your favorite text editor (I use notepad++)

      In style.css you will need to edit the following code. This will fix the home page overlapping word issue. I am sure others have had the same problem ;)

      Around line 262 find this code:

      .lastlast .metameta {
      position: absolute;
      bottom: 20px;
      right: 20px;

      and change it to:

      .lastlast .metameta {
      position: static;
      bottom: 20px;
      right: 20px;

      Around line 314 find this code:

      .posties .metameta {
      position: absolute;
      bottom: 5px;
      left: 0;
      width: 315px;
      .posties .metameta .commr {
      position: absolute;
      bottom: 0;
      right: 0;

      .double .metameta .commr {
      text-align: right;
      position: absolute;
      right: 0;
      bottom: 10px;

      .tages {
      position: absolute;
      left: 0;
      bottom: 10px;

      and change it to:

      .posties .metameta {
      position: static;
      bottom: 5px;
      left: 0;
      width: 315px;
      .posties .metameta .commr {
      position: static;
      bottom: 0;
      right: 0;

      .double .metameta .commr {
      text-align: right;
      position: static;
      right: 0;
      bottom: 10px;

      .tages {
      position: static;
      left: 0;
      bottom: 10px;

      Now you will notice that the words are not running together anymore, however. You might notice that the dotted line at the bottom of each post snippet might become overlapped.

      This is due to the posties class having a set height. You can either remove the height or adjust the height.

      If you remove the height you will not have any overlapping errors any more. If you adjust the height, then it might do ok for the time being, but it will always be prone to being overlapped in the future.

      I adjusted my height, and if I run into any future problems then I will just remove the height all together.

      The choice is yours, but here is the code you need to change.

      Around line 288 find code:

      .posties {
      height: 180px;
      margin-bottom: 20px;
      position: relative;

      and change to

      .posties {
      height: 230px;
      margin-bottom: 20px;
      position: relative;

      or change to this if you want to remove height

      .posties {
      margin-bottom: 20px;
      position: relative;

      I found that a pixel height of 230 is fine for me now. If need be I can remove height in future.

      Also, if you notice on the main page where the feature post goes, then you will see that the comment link moved from bottom right to right under the post snippet.

      Let’s move it back, but we need to edit two files.
      First we will edit style.css since we still have this file open.

      Around line 327 find code:

      .double .metameta .commr {
      text-align: right;
      position: static;
      right: 0;
      bottom: 10px;

      And add this code under it after the } (do not edit the code above)

      .commr2 {
      position: absolute;
      bottom: 0;
      right: 0;

      .commr2 {
      text-align: right;
      position: absolute;
      right: 0;
      bottom: 10px;

      Now open up home.php

      Around line 39 find this code:

      and change to:

      That should move the comment link on the feature post back to the bottom right ;)

      Now, we need to edit the comments section and fix it so it does not overlap! This is the easiest fix. Only need to change one code section.

      Open file style.css

      Around line 633 find code:

      .commentmetadata {
      position: absolute;
      bottom: 10px;

      and change it to:

      .commentmetadata {
      position: static;
      bottom: 10px;

      That’s it!

      If I run into the category overlapping issue then I will post a fix for it here.

      Best of luck to you.

      1. Joshua,
        thanks for the fix for the code overlaps. I too suffered the same problems, however… i followed your instructions right up to here and then…you stop mid sentence…. (my question marks for emphasis)

        “Now open up home.php
        Around line 39 find this code: ????????????
        and change to: ?????????????
        That should move the comment link on the feature post back to the bottom right”

        I’m a bit lost as to what to do when I get to this step, as I think you’ve left the code out???

  75. Hi,

    I installed this theme but some issues.

    Theme works and loads properly. I understand how to change the number of posts, changing images etc. But the issue that faceis, I use a lot of tags and what happens is in the archives pages, the preview becomes messy. The summary that you automatically grab overlaps with the tags and makes it look bad.

    How can I remove tags in the preview? I just want title and summary to be shown? Which file do I need to edit?


    1. Hi Vikas,

      I had exactly the same problem but was not able to fix the problem. I asked for help here, as well as the wordpress forum, but to no avail. I had to change themes. If you figure it out let me know!

      1. I’m also wondering how we can change the preview image? It only shows the left corner. Is there a way to crop this? The only fix I found was changing the initial uploaded image to the size of the thumbnail. Is there any other option? Is there a way to view a different part of the photo?

        I’m also having problems with tags overlapping as well.

        Great theme though

  76. :d/ After the release of Hamasaki 1.7.1 your theme finally and magically works on my site!!! Wasnt even displayed before under “Themes”. Great – Thank you for that!

  77. Thanks for your themes, i am from indonesia so, heee :d
    Web saya juga pakai wordpress mas, di web saya :d . makasih mas, sekarang kalau saya mau cari tema disini saja, sekali lagi makasih mas. Kalo boleh tau cara buat nya susah gag mas? kirimny ke email saya mas, kalau gag ke comment di web wordpress saya aja. Thanks

  78. Thanks!,
    This is a fantastic theme !

    How I do to move the Sidebar, from de right, to the left ???

    Thanks in advance.

  79. Is there a dropdown menu script you’d recommend to work with this theme? And thanks for your great work on this!

  80. Ive managed to get the theme uploaded but Im getting this error on some of the pages :

    Fatal error: Call to undefined function separate_comments() in /home/public_html/wp-content/themes/Hamasaki/functions.php on line 81

    What does that mean please?

  81. Ive now managed to get the theme uploaded, but this error is appearing at the bottom of the featured post

    Fatal error: Call to undefined function separate_comments() in /home/wp-content/themes/Hamasaki/functions.php on line 81

    What does that mean please?

  82. Hi Jauhari,

    I was hoping you could help me. I really like your theme and would like to keep it, but I am having problems with the category pages. When you click on a category, the list of posts are a mess with overlapping words/tags. I’ve tried getting this fixed and basically I was told I would need to change themes. This is my last ditch effort to find out if someone can help me or I have to change themes.

  83. Hi, I have tried installing the Hamasaki theme on 2 of my blogs now but its not working. I upload it to my cpanel just fine, but it never appears in my blog admin theme pages as an option. Is there anything you can suggest to try to fix this as I really love this theme :(

      1. hi jauhari,
        it’s really great. but, is it possible to grab a real thumbnail – a sized down full version – , instead of showing a corner of the image? it would be great if we can show the thumbnail so.
        thanks in advance

  84. Hi, I love this theme, but I am having problems with overlapping tags on the category pages. Is there a way to solve this? I would appreciate any help anyone can give me on this.

  85. Hi, I really like the theme but I am having one big problem. When someone clicks on a subtopic at the top, a list comes up and the exerpts all have overlapping words. It looks like the tags are overlapping. Does anyone know hot to get rid of this?

  86. :d/ huraa… this themes i’ve looking for…. great.. I really like it.. it’s would be installed in my next blog
    thanks you..

  87. bishop27: You can eliminate this error by commenting out lines 78 to 83 in the functions.php file. As far as I can tell, this is a WP 2.7 issue. I think this part of the template code attempts to take advantage of WP 2.7 features to separate comments from trackbacks in the comment count. It appears that there is no harm in commenting this out (I assume that the comment count will show comments plus trackbacks).

    1. @BrickAndrews: i tried the theme with 2.6 and 2.7. the error happened with both.

  88. hi
    this is great theme. congratulations.
    how can i include a sized-down thumbnail of the full image alongwith excerpts, instead of the present setting of showing a corner of the original image? any hacks available?

  89. i keep getting “Fatal error: Only variables can be passed by reference in /home/bpsdco5/public_html/desequera/bishop/wp-content/themes/Hamasaki/functions.php on line 81” in the center box and all the information isn’t showing up on the home page like in the example. any help is greatly appreciated!

  90. I want to change the color of the big black box on top where the latest post goes. How do I change that color? Is it in the style sheet? I like your themes! Thank you.

    1. I figured out how to change the color. First I made a new jpg in the color I wanted to replace the last.jpg. Then I edited the MyPost in homepage template. I changed it to a blue color that goes with my theme. :)

      1. I want to do this too, but cant find where in the template this is? Ive gone though the homepage template and am just not seeing where I need to change it? Can you give me any more info?

  91. great theme!

    How do i change the image in the center box on the home page?


  92. Great theme. Where do you put in the image that shows up on the home page in both the main article feature and the article list on the bottom. Do you use custom fields?

  93. The contact form doesn’t work. Please, said me the settings for this contact_mail.php . This is the file? Where, in wich file i can include my e-mail adress?

    Thank you very much.

    From ROMANIA est-europe country
    withBest regards

  94. i noticed that when seeing the post on the front page or next page of previous posts, meta tags are overlapping on top of the text excerpt of the post. any thoughts?

  95. very nice theme, jauhari! i’m using this one now for my new blog, but i’m quite new with all of this. how can i show a post’s permalink at the end of the post with all the other post metadata? thanks for the help.

        1. Top Featured Article Grabbing the latest post only, if you need to assign on some category, you’ll need to Custom Hack on the themes

          1. Is there a guide for custom hacking? How do I increase the featured category at the bottom to 5? Thx

          1. Hi, thanks for the FAQ. Is it possible to make a plugin appear in the same row of the featured article? Can you make an FAQ for that? I love your theme. Thanks.

          2. This is a great theme! But I can’t find the FAQ section on your site. Could you please put up the link? I would like to change the title text to a logo image. Can you please tell me how to do that?


  96. mas Jauhari, terima kasih theme wordpressnya. saya memakainya untuk web aggregator..

    btw, gambar di postingannya tidak bisa ngambil dari custom field ya?


  97. Blog ku kan pakek template masaki, pas ngepost pakek windows live writer..postingannya yg paling atas (terbaru) itu kedodoran kebawah…

    solusinya bagaimana? apa emang templatenya tak mendukung wlw?

    WordPress 2.7
    Masaki template

    Aku kan pasang plug in robots meta, tiba2 di dashboard muncul pesan error

    Warning: array_slice() expects parameter 1 to be array, null given in /home/a5798203/public_html/wp-content/plugins/robots-meta/yoast-posts.php on line 43

    itu kenapa dan penanggulangannya gimana?

  98. makasih Mas atas templatenya..pas banget aku laginyari2 template magazine yg keren..hehehe…foto Hamasaki nya gak usah dicopot ah..hiihii

    thx for your excelent template..success sir..:d

  99. Greetings and thanks for a great theme! Love it!
    I am having a bit of trouble getting my entries’ feed to work. Any suggestions?


  100. Great theme thanks. Just one question, how do you activate and install the adverts?

  101. Hi,

    I love your theme! Thanks for making it available.
    I need help though. I managed to somehow move where the footer is and also moved the sidebar!? I honestly have no idea how I did it! Also, my categories show up wierd in the top gray bar…any idea on how to fix that as well?
    I would greatly appreciate it!


  102. Is there a way to move the header image to the actual header? Instead of the side?

  103. Hello~ At first, Thank you for your fantastic theme
    I have a question..
    Can I change image to thumbnail in index page??
    Is that a just crop image right??
    I’ll waitting your answer..
    Have a nice day~ :)

  104. Hi!

    I really like this Hamasaki Theme, but I have trouble under IE with it. It doesn´t load.

    Could you have a look at it?

    I really don´t know the issue…

  105. hi,

    this theme doesn’t work with internet explorer 8…or there is some features that does’t work with IE 7.. please take a look and try to check it..thanks…nice theme though…but sad to know that it doesn’t work with IE

  106. Great theme!

    If I could make a request it would be a way to use another image than the first one in the post for the thumbnail in the archive-page. Maybe by adding a custom field tagged ‘image’ or something…

  107. Hi Mr Jauhari,
    Great theme – I like the theme because of the ad boxes. But can you give me some instructions how to place my ads into the six ad boxes shown in theme? Is it from the Widgets page and add a text widget and pasting the HTML ad code? But in the Widgets page, it shows only header and vertical ad places, and Sidebar right Left – the 125×125 ad place is not shown.

  108. Is there any way to control the size of images so that you can modify the way they appear in each section?

  109. Kalau saya lebih suka memakai widget karena sudah disediakan oleh themes ini untuk penempatannya.
    Anda bisa gunakan adsense manager
    So, anda tidak perlu repot lagi bongkar source codenya :x
    Keep it Simple

  110. Great theme, but I have found one problem. When I view a post on the frontpage, links often look like this: convey_url = “http%3A%2F%2Fwww.stipvoorstip.nl%2F2008%2F11%2F02%2Fvaarwel-windows-311%2F”;convey_source

    but when seen on their own it is correct.

  111. Hi Jauhari,
    Me Again, I found the problem, there is a kind of incompatibility with YouTube videos, every post that has a YouTube video is presenting the problem when IE 7 is used. Can You solve that little problem? Regards!

  112. Hi Jauhari,

    I really appreciate for your capability to develop HAMASAKI theme, next time i want to make a special posting about you on umbultech.com …may i ?

    Byway could you please tell me, how about delete/edit in about statement without any change stat posts and comment…

    thank you very much,


  113. Hi Jauhari, thanks a lot for your answer. As I said before, amazing theme, I really would like to use it in my blog. Home page is working fine, but when I try to read another post or if someone reach some post a message error appears. Take a look at the next images: http://pixelpeople.com.mx/images/image102.jpg and http://pixelpeople.com.mx/images/image101.jpg, If I use Chrome or Firefox no problem, but IE 7 is where the problem appears. Thanks!

  114. First of all, its a fantastic theme, as all of your themes are.
    Sadly, Hamasaki Theme is not working with WP 2.6.2. Ever heard of this problem before? If yes, what can I do to fix this? I am really eager to use it :d

  115. Dear Mr Jauhari,

    Template Anda bagus bagus, salah satunya saya tertarik pada hamasaki, cuma bingung nih bagaimana caranya ngilangin atau edit ad place box

  116. Hello,

    Is there a resolve for the problems viewing the site using internet explorer? Would love to continue using the theme – but the majority of the word still sadly uses IE so it is not accessible…….

  117. There is a problem with your code when viewing the site in IE 7. The background image from your CSS class .lastlast doesn’t repeat properly. You may want to review that.

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  119. How do I change the About information that shows up on the sidebar? I changed the About page itself, but that does not change the sidebar text.

  120. Bos, saya pake theme-nya yach buat belajar saya. Bos, kasih tau dong caranya ngrubah banner iklan 125 itu soalnya saya gak tahu dimana sya harus meletakkan kode iklan saya untuk ngganti banner iklan 125 tersebut. ini blog saya ekonik.co.cc

  121. Need some help on the Featured Post section…
    I found that the featured Post section right above footer, showing the latest post category, instead of the selected, in hamasaki-option, category.

  122. Awesome theme and very easy to use, but I do have one question… I see in the files that there is a ayumi-options.php however, I don’t know where to go in my dashboard to find where to configure the options. I have the hamasaki-options only.


  123. Beautiful theme! Please … how do I remove the Post Meta Data box at the end of each post? Thx.

  124. Is there a way to post a large image and then re size the image for the thumbnail and the featured post image??? I use large images and the thumbnails show just the top left corner of my images

  125. masa saya pake temlet yang ini (hamasaki) terus saya maukan plug in DMSguesbook ko g jalan ya kenapa? mohon Bantuannya

  126. Terimakasih mas temletnya, mas saya mu minta tolong saya ini memasukan pug in guesbook tapi tampilan ko aneh, mohon bantuannya

  127. Hi tr10no,

    Could you share with us how you did that? I can’t see where you can add an image to a post… Thanks for any help!

    Also – I’ve got posts from my featured category also showing in the main section – can I exclude posts from the featured category from showing in the main section?

    Thank you for any help…:-)

  128. The About slug on the main page still shows the info you typed about the theme. I want to change it but I can’t find the option on the Hamasaki options or in main page index. Thanx.

  129. Yes.. i would like to know how to put image to our post . Why kind of custom field should i put in ? :((

  130. Hi Doug, why not. But the video will not display in the front page. It’s will be display on single post only.

  131. :( i using Hamasaki themes on my blog, but the problems is if i using IE to use the post will cause the right sidebar not shown. anyone have some experience with this ?

  132. This is a useful theme Jauhari, thanks for making it available to us.

    Is there a way to embed a video where the image appears in the most recent post?

  133. Kevin- I’m working on similar changes. I see you found the date format adjustment; for the left / right change, go to the Main Index Template, about 1/3 way down, switch the ‘leftside’ and ‘rightside’ references, that’s it!

  134. This is a very professional theme. It’s obvious that a lot of hard work went into it. Lot’s of fun to play with and I learned a good amount of php by using it on my site. Thank you for sharing it with us.

  135. Well I tested on XP Pro and Vista and both have the same issue. Now I haven’t tried IE7, but in IE6, on the main page, everything looks good than when you click on a post, it is not showing the sidebar etc, for some reason, its in the source of the page when you view the source, but not showing on the website. Very odd…

  136. How do I put a picture on the ‘featured’ article at the top? Do I need to link to it in a certain field? :-?

  137. Hi Mikael

    I think is it possible to add threaded comments, and about display there columns you need to understand about css and xhtml to explorer it.

  138. In post view you see the post metadata and its displayd in two columns. If I would like to have three columns for another reason then showing the post metadata say I would like to show social bookmarking buttons before the post metadata how do I do that? I tried to to some changes to the style sheet but it didn´t work.

    Second, is it possible to ad Brian’s Threaded Comments to this theme?


  139. I took the theme off because the categories are not showing. I don’t have a screen shot either. Do you have any idea what the problem may be? Also in the features section at the bottom, the wrong title shows up. The title does not correspond to the featured posts.

  140. Hello, I’m brazilian. Sorry for my bad english.

    I chose “Hamasaki theme” for my magazine. Recently, I discovered some problems for load in IE6. I need your help for fix that problem. Thank you so much.

  141. …how to change/ad the 125 ads? all i know is through sidebars.php it self. is there other way? ….


  142. Mine is doing the same thing. I published a post in a category called “parenting” but the heading above it says its filed in “miscellaneous”

  143. hey I’m using this theme and seem to be having a problem with the categories bar. My categories are not showing up. is there a limit to how many categories can be seen on the bar?

  144. great theme, installed almost without modifications to anything. Except for one thing though. The bottom featured posts Heading does not change to match the category I had chosen as feature. How to fix this?

  145. Well GREAT THEME. I have it on my site right now. Desiflash.com and it is not working that well, the main problem is the design is messed up and I don’t know why can you help me?

  146. Changing the number of posts to be displayed on the front page stumped me too! Silly me, just go to Settings >> Reading >> Blog Pages Show At Most – and set it to 5… :)

  147. i am having issues still in ie6 on my site, all works fine at the main index page, but soon as you go into a post, the sidebar does not show up at all. Any ideas how to fix this?

  148. I am using your template now but had some problems with the post pictures as it does not appeared on the Featured or the Posts on the 3 boxes for the pictures. It still showed the demo pictures. Please adv how to make the relevant pictures appear. Thanks in advance :)

  149. First, I have to echo what so many on here have said: Great theme! I really love many of the features and have been tweaking it to make a custom news site.

    I did have a few questions, and I’d love if you’d take the time to help me or at least point me in the right direction. I’ve been investigating the theme for about a week now and still can’t quite find where to make the last two changes.

    My big issue is that on the index page, I have removed the bottom featured posts. However, I would like to increase the number of posts shown below the top feature from 4 to 8. I can’t find where to make this change at all.

    The other minor change I haven’t been able to figure out may be a quirky bug, or I’m just dense. Either may be the case. :) I have turned the featured image on the right into a link using the sidebar file. It works just fine on the main page and all of the “pages” within the theme, but it does not function as a link on the individual posts. The image is there, but the link is gone. All of the code in the pages seems to point to the same thing, so any ideas on why the link suddenly disappears on only the individual posts?

    Thank you for your time and effort on this theme!

  150. Thanks for the fix. I did some work around and have it resolved. But I’ll check out the latest bits later some times as I have so many customizations and I don’t want to redo those.
    Thanks again.

  151. Assalaamu’alekum –

    If you can fix the IE issue that would be great. I like this theme so much that I customized this blog so much blindly without even testing it on IE. I badly need this support. Jazak’Allah Kh’air for your effort.

  152. Hi Paulo Martirez

    We still find the problem on IE6 and about create contact page? It’s easy just create new page and point your page templates to contact

    Best Regards


  153. Hi Mr. Jauhari,

    I love this theme but I noticed it is not working properly when viewed in IE. Hope you can fix this. By the way, how do I setup the contact page?

  154. hey, it’s a good stuff. i try to install and this but…Stylesheet is missing..
    give me answer

  155. I know how to edit the css and xhtml. However, I could not exactly find with file defines the size of the widget 468×60. I just need to know which file it is defined in.

  156. Great Theme Jauhari, it turned out to be the perfect makeover for my site. I noticed the feature story area has problems displaying correctly in Internet Explorer. I hacked to heck out of the style sheet and the index.php and worked around the IE problem. I also made many changes to the theme to make it a better fit for my site. Thanks for all the hard work.

  157. Great Theme, and excellent job..! =d>
    I like it very much. Finally i found the theme that suits best for my blog from the very start.. :d/
    Just wondering, if the colors could be brighter..
    Many thanks.

  158. Hi April, don’t worry about the images. All need to do just upload and add to your post and let’s the themes work for you ;) for the best fit. use the image minimum 300px

  159. Hi Jeff to do this, you’ll need some css and xhtml ability and edit some css code on style.css

    If you can’t do this, contact me and let’s talk ;)

  160. I have a few questions.

    First, where can I put in a header image instead of just the blog title?

    How can I control what post shows up on the “featured” post?

    And how do I get separate pages to show up under the parent pages? For example, I want a drop down list on my “About Us” page so that each of my blog’s authors will have their own page.

    Also, my favicon isn’t working. I’ve uploaded mine to various folders and it still shows the green H icon.

  161. The theme is wonderful, great work. However, is there a way to resize the widget space 468×60? My header image is overlapping and I would like to make the ad place 468×60 smaller.

  162. hi i am using this one on my other blog but the below part is not showing, the part with the handwritten title, how can i make it appear?

    Thanks for the theme:)

  163. Great theme. I am using it on my new site. One problem I am having is the category navigation bar under the header image on the main page is not working correctly. It does not function the way it does on your demo site. Also the feed and search icons do not show up on my site. Am I doing something wrong or is there a bug in the theme that needs to be fixed?

  164. All over I like your theme.
    Pardon me when I say, personally I will change the font size on the top, and in the footer. Like the pics and might keep one because it looks nice.
    Have to see how it looks once I got all my widgets in there.

    – Ralph

  165. Hey Mr.Jauhari i just want to commend you an such an awsome job and would like to remain in contact and pick up some pointers from you.

    Keep Rockin!

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  167. This is a beautiful theme. Might have to use it for my political blog, http://garlinggauge.com, though my daily links section might not work with it. But for original content, this is up there with pay-to-use templates.

    Thank you for sharing.

  168. duh bagus banget theme “Inspire” ayumi nya mas :x, jadi tergoda buat donlod and ganti themes,,,tapi disimpen dulu deh, keseringan ganti themes nih, hihi :d

    Thx so much for this

  169. Hi, I love this template and am using it now. But I just noticed that on IE 6, the top black-box where you have the featured story doesn’t render well. The black does not show up.

    Sorry if this is in the wrong place, but just wanted you to know.

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  171. Wa’alaikum Salam, terima kasih sudah download mas. Sebenarnya bukan dasar sekali mas.. karena dasar dari hampir semua desain saya yaitu yang MAHA HIDUP… dan jika themes ini mas merasa DEJAVU yaa style saya masih sampai taha seperti ini. Bantu sebarkan themes ini mas ;)

    Sekali lagi terima kasih dan *support terus mas* ;)

  172. eh udah bisa mas. sori lho. mas jauhari emang chris pearson-nya indonesia. atau kebalikannya juga ya. sana yang mas jauharinya western. :d

  173. Assalamu’alaikum Mas. Ini kayaknya yang jadi dasar pembuatan theme 3GWeek ya. Kok ga bisa di download. Gimana nih? URLnya malah jadi PHP pas di klik.

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