Catch Base Pro

Catch Base Pro is an advanced version of Catch Base free theme. Catch Base Pro is a simple, clean and responsive Starter WordPress Theme. Use this as a base for your theme development or custom site development, and you will be thrilled with its ease and efficiency! Catch Base Pro is built in HTML5, CSS3 and WordPress Theme Customizer for real time customization. This theme is translation ready. For more details check out Theme Instructions.


Theme Options

The most powerful feature of Catch Themes is its Theme Options which will allow you to easily customize your website with clicks. So, now you no longer need to be a designer or a programmer to build customized websites. Theme Options allow you to toggle on and off features, adjust layouts, change colors, fonts, logo, favicon, background, add social links and custom CSS.

Responsive Design

One of the key features of our themes is that your website will magically respond and adapt to different screen sizes delivering an optimized design for iPhones, iPads, and other mobile devices. No longer will you need to zoom and scroll around when browsing on your mobile phone.

Featured Post Slider

Featured Slider is an option that is helpful to highlight noteworthy posts on your site. You can have columns of content as well as selected images set on your post slider. The fun part is, you get to decide for how long a post stays on your page before something else comes up on the slider. How will you make that happen? By exercising your control over different slide effects and their timing!

Webmaster Tools

Webmaster Tools option helps you to minutely manage your site. Firstly, it helps to verify the site in Google, Yahoo and Bing. Additionally, whether it is something like site optimization, keeping track of your site traffic or overseeing and altering your display settings, you can call the shots for you site through Webmaster tools. These tools also allow you to add to your site Header and Footer Scripts like Google Analytics, Site Stats, Facebook, twitter and much more.

Custom Widgets

Our themes have widgetized areas commonly known as sidebar. Here, you can add up various widgets and customize their display to satisfy your unique needs.

Incredible Support

We have a great line of support team and support documentation. You do not need to worry about how to use the themes we provide, just refer to our Tech Support segment. Further, if you need to do advanced customization to your website, you can always hire our theme customizer!

Featured Image Slider

Featured Image Slider allows you to not only add images, but also write a description for them. If a descriptive caption would not suffice, you also have the option of providing a clickable link. This way, as per your unique needs, should you require, you can easily add a URL to your content.

Featured Page Slider

Featured Page Slider is an option that is helpful to highlight noteworthy pages on your site. You can have columns of content as well as selected images set on your page slider. The fun part is, you get to decide for how long a page stays on your page before something else comes up on the slider. How will you make that happen? By exercising your control over different slide effects and their timing!

Featured Content

Featured Content allows you to highlight your recent & popular posts on your website. It can either be displayed on Homepage or the entire site. You can add your title and sub-title for featured content, select the number of featured content, display Meta, select multiple categories, and enjoy displaying your featured & recent posts.

Custom Fonts

You can choose different types of stylish and engaging fonts for your Site Title, Tagline, Headline Tags, Content Title, and Content Body. Choose the font that suits best for your website from the font family options and makes your website more striking.

WordPress Standard Codes

Our code is secure and optimized. We do proper data validation and sanitization and follow core theme guidelines. Our developers are active contributors to WordPress theme review and WordPress core. Our themes will always be updated as things change in WordPress.

Footer Editor

Footer Editor Options enables you to edit the content of the footer easily. You can either add HTML, plain text, or custom shortcodes which will be inserted into your theme automatically. You can use shortcodes like [the-year], [site-link] and [privacy-policy-link] for the current year, site link and privacy policy link respectively.

More Features

  • Theme Options
  • Responsive Design
  • Featured Slider
  • Webmaster Tools
  • Alternative Styles
  • Page Templates
  • Color Options
  • Featured Thumbnail
  • Threaded Comments
  • Dropdown Menu
  • Excerpt Length
  • Feed Redirect
  • Gravatar Ready
  • Localized for translations
  • Custom Header / Logo
  • Custom Favicon
  • Custom Menu
  • Custom Footer
  • Custom Background
  • Custom Layout
  • Custom Widget
  • Custom Fonts
  • Custom Homepage
  • Custom CSS
  • Advertisement Management
  • Support
  • WooCommerce Ready
  • WPML Ready
  • WordPress Standard Codes
  • Promotion Headline

Free Vs Pro (Premium)

Free Features Pro (Premium)
Responsive Design
Super Easy Setup
Color Options for various sections
Header Image
Primary Menu
Secondary Menu
Header Right Menu
Footer Menu
Menu Options
Comment Options
Excerpt Options
Feed Redirect
Font Family Options
Footer Editor Options
Enable/Disable Recent Posts/Content on homepage
Header Right Sidebar Options
Default Layout: Primary Sidebar,Content
Default Layout: Content,Primary Sidebar
Default Layout: Three Columns(Secondary Sidebar,Content, Primary Sidebar)
Default Layout: Three Columns(Mobile Secondary Sidebar First)
Default Layout: Three Columns(Equal Primary and Secondary Sidebar)
Default Layout: Three Columns(Secondary Sidebar, Content, Primary Sidebar)
Default Layout: Three Columns(Content, Primary Sidebar, Secondary Sidebar)
Default Layout: Three Columns (Secondary Sidebar, Primary Sidebar, Content)
Default Layout: No Sidebar(Content Width)
Default Layout: No Sidebar(One Column)
Default Layout: No Sidebar(Full Width)
Archive Content Layout: Excerpt Image Left
Archive Content Layout: Show Excerpt
Archive Content Layout: Show Excerpt(Portrait Featured Image)
Archive Content Layout: Show Excerpt(Landscape Featured Image)
Archive Content Layout: Show Excerpt(Thumbnail Featured Image)
Archive Content Layout: Show Excerpt (Full Featured Image)
Archive Content Layout: Show Full Content(No Featured Image)
Single Page/Post Image Layout
Woocommerce Layout
Pagination Options
Promotion Headline Options
Responsive Options
Scroll Up Options
Search Options
Single Post Navigation
Update Notifier
WooCommerce Options
Featured Content: Featured Post Content
Featured Content: Featured Page Content
Featured Content: Featured Category Content
Featured Content: Featured Image Content
Featured Slider: Featured Post Slider
Featured Slider: Featured Page Slider
Featured Slider: Featured Category Slider
Featured Slider: Featured Image Slider
Custom Social Links
WPML Ready
WooCommerce Ready

Theme Instructions

#How to install theme?

Go to this link

#How to update theme to the latest version?

Go to this link This theme relies heavily on Featured Images. If your post is missing a Featured Image, the post image will not show up on homepage, on archived pages and on Featured Page Slider. Click Here to see how to add Featured Image in your Post/Page.

How to add Featured Image in Post/Page?

Go to this link.

#Regenerate Thumbnails

For regenerate thumbnails got to this link

Here is the link to FAQ

Here is link for Theme Instructions

Change Log

4.4 (Released: February 12, 2021)

  • Add: Default Blocks Support
  • Bug Fixed: Slider Issue on Image loader set to true on WP 5.5
  • Bug Fixed: Added underline on the anchor tag

4.3 (Released: September 03, 2020)

  • Added: Content Options to hide title and content in pages, posts and category slider
  • Updated: Updater support for child theme
  • Updated: Translation function escaping
  • Updated: Readme

4.2 (Released: October 22, 2019)

  • Added: About page
  • Added: Automatic Update using license key

4.1 (Released: August 26, 2019)

  • Added: Three Columns ( Primary Sidebar, Content, Secondary Sidebar ) option
  • Added: Support for wp_body_open action
  • Bug Fixed: Keyboard navigation accessibility issue

4.0.2 (Released: February 25, 2019)

  • Added: Option "Check to disable Recent Posts/Content on homepage" in Homepage Settings

4.0.1 (Released: January 30, 2019)

  • Bug Fixed: get_privacy_policy_link() issue on old WP versions
  • Updated: Metabox UI
  • Updated: Readme file as per the new requirement

4.0 (Released: October 19, 2018)

  • Added: Core Privacy Policy link support in footer
  • Bug Fixed: Updated Content delivered through the_content filter
  • Replaced class_exists( 'woocommerce' ) with class_exists( 'WooCommerce' ) as WooCommerce update caused issues
  • Updated: Migration Script from free to pro
  • Updated: Label changed from Image type to Custom

3.9.2 (Released: April 03, 2018)

  • Bug Fixed: Design issue with Catch Infinite Scroll plugin

3.9.1 (Released: March 06, 2018)

  • Code Optimization
  • Enhanced Security: Replaced wp_filter_post_kses with wp_kses_post
  • Updated: JS compression

3.9 (Released: October 10, 2017)

  • Major Update: Enhanced HTML structure

3.8.3 (Released: August 15, 2017)

  • Added: WooCommerce Product Lightbox, Zoom and Slider Options
  • Added: Enable Header Image active callback
  • Bug Fixed: Breadcrumb custom post archive link
  • Bug Fixed: Header Image Position
  • Code Optimization
  • Removed: changelog.txt file and added changelog in readme.txt file


  • Compatible with WordPress 4.8
  • Optimization: Replaced wp_reset_query with wp_reset_postdata
  • Bug Fixed: WPML multi category not an array issue


  • Added: Option to Display all Categories in Customizer
  • Bug Fixed: Added qtrans_convertURL() function_exists check
  • Bug Fixed: WPLM multi category select issue
  • Code Optimization
  • Remove: Backward compatibility functions


  • Removed: HTML script loading from catchbase_head() function and added it as wp_enqueue_script() in catchbase_head() function
  • Updated: fitvids handle to 'jquery-fitvids', sidr handle to 'jquery-sidr'
  • Updated: Reset all settings compatibility with WordPress v4.6
  • Updated: Used the_archive_title() and the_archive_description() in archive.php
  • Updated: Custom CSS to Additional CSS( Core Support ) for WP version 4.7
  • Code Optimizations


  • Bug Fixed: sprintf() too few arguments issue on other languages
  • Updated: Danish translation da_DK.po and
  • Updated: German translation de_DE.po and


  • Bug Fixed: Updated infinite scroll button color css as per Jetpack css
  • Bug Fixed: Content Width Implementation Code
  • Removed: unnecessary white spaces in php files
  • Updated: Tags in style.css header
  • Updated: Textdomain to 'catch-base-pro'


  • Bug Fixed: Removed white space issue ( Reported by instafic )
  • Bug Fixed: Escaped Slider options on output
  • Updated: All link to ssl


  • Added: Danish translation da_DK.po and
  • Added: Lithuanian translation lt_LT.po and
  • Bug Fixed: Featured Header not displaying when After Slider option is selected in Featured Header Image Position
  • Replaced '|' with '%7c' for accessibility in google font load


  • Updated: Import all theme mod option from free theme when upgrading to pro including menus and widgets
  • Updated: Favicon and Web Clip Migration to Site Icon( Core Support )
  • Updated: Logo to Custom Logo( Core Support ) for WP version 4.5


  • Fixed: Page menu class issue in mobile view
  • Updated: Sidr menu script to version
  • Updated: Meta viewport for better responsive support
  • Updated: Content Width Implementation
  • Updated: Theme Layout retrieval via function


  • Added: Social Icons for Phone, Handset, Cart, Cloud, Link( Custom Link )
  • Added: CT: Advertisement Widget - "Check to Hide Ad on 404 page" option (more info in readme)
  • Enhancement: Used antispambot() function on emails output on social icons
  • Bug Fixed: Custom Social Icon Link not saving due to sanitization issues
  • Bug Fixed: German language translation issue in de_DE.po and file
  • Bug Fixed: Genericions issue with To Top plugin
  • Updated Genericons to 3.4.1
  • Updated Jetpack Scroll Pagination Option to enable infinite scroll in Reading Settings


  • Bug Fixed: Breadcrumb css issue in IE 11
  • Bug Fixed: Migration from free to pro now migrates even WordPress Core Options like Header Image, Widgets, Background, etc
  • Removed panel for featured content and featured slider for WordPress version greater than 4.2
  • Removed Custom Textarea control for customizer
  • Updated Customizer active callback scripts (previously handled by jQuery)
  • Updated Customizer Color Scheme Script for changing values of colors on change of color scheme
  • Updated responsive menu script
  • Updated Text Domain in style.css updated to catch-base
  • Updated responsive css to fix iphone6 issue


  • Added: Hungarian translation hu_HU.po and
  • Added: Missing keywords esc_attr_x in .pot file
  • Bug Fixed: Changed esc_attr_e to echo esc_attr in searchform.php
  • Bug Fixed: German language translation issue in de_DE.po and file (Reported by mydreamin )
  • Compatible with WordPress 4.3
  • Optimized: Customizer custom script for color scheme
  • Removed support for WordPress version less than 4.1
  • Updated: French translation fr_FR.po and
  • Updated codes to comply with deprecating PHP4 style constructors in WordPress 4.3
  • Updated text-domain


  • Added Single Post Navigation Disable Option
  • Bug Fixed: Featured Image size change from 860x484 to 780x439
  • Bug Fixed: Content box not showing on Featured Image Slider selection
  • Bug Fixed: Featured slider overlapping text and image issue


  • Added: Support for WooCommerce Plugin
  • Added: WooCommerce Primary and Secondary Sidebar widget areas
  • Added: Support for WPML, Polylang, qTranslate X, mqTranslate and qTranslate Plugins
  • Added: Support for Random Header Image
  • Added: Brazilian Portuguese translation pt_BR.po and
  • Added Featured Content "Display Content" option
  • Bug Fixed: Removal of extra '/' in sub-categories in breadcrumb and updates in breadcrumb
  • Bug Fixed: Blog page featured image not overwriting default header image
  • Combined options for Featured Content and renamed the section From Featured Content Options to Featured Content in Customizer
  • Combined options for Featured Slider and renamed the section From Featured Slider Options to Featured Slider in Customizer
  • Removed unnecessary js from custom customizer js as support for WordPress versions less than 4.0 is not required
  • Updated Widgets and their names


  • Updated German translation de_DE.po and
  • Bug Fixed: Fixed Slider height overlaps issue. Added Image Loader option on Featured Slider that specifies image-loading support
  • Bug Fixed: Color Options not working for Default page menu
  • Bug Fixed: Header Color options showing blank in custom css when disabling site title and tagline
  • Bug Fixed: Metabox Options not saving properly


  • Added German translation de_DE.po and
  • Bug Fixed: Skype Social icon and open link in new window for email issues
  • Bug Fixed: Custom Social icon hover issue
  • Bug Fixed: Content Layout issue with content width
  • Bug Fixed: Added ( Reported by tualatinweb )
  • Bug Fixed: Image Slider open link in new tab
  • Bug Fixed: Sidebar layout option
  • Bug Fixed: Social icon wrap
  • Bug Fixed: Featured content issues ( Reported by alphaxyz )
    • Featured category content not showing title and excerpt
    • Remove extra link below the content


  • Added Header Right Menu Color Options
  • Added Colors auto change on scheme change
  • Added Swedish translation sv_SE.po and
  • Bug Fixed: Content Width Issue
  • Bug Fixed: Html is now allowed in Featured Content Headline and Sub-headline
  • Bug Fixed: Featured Content Layout Type css issue
  • Bug Fixed: added missing keyword _nx:1,2,4c and esc_html__ in language file catchbase.pot
  • Bug Fixed: Undefined variable: catchbase_page_content in catchbase-featured-content.php on line 313 (Reported by Andreas)
  • Removed unnecessary file catchbase-menu.js
  • Removed duplicate class site-­header as ID found
  • Renamed all Hover Active Color to Hover Active Background Color
  • Replaced the_title() with the_title_attribute() where title is used as attribute
  • Replaced all require_once with require


  • Added new google font
    • Josefin Sans
    • Libre Baskerville
    • Valera
  • Added Option in Enable Header Image: Excluding Home, Page/Post Featured Image
  • Added shortcode support in footer left content
  • Added catchbase- prefix to some js handles as done in _s
  • Added Catchbase Advertisement Widget
  • Bug Fixed: undefined index $page_for_posts for Featured Header Image
  • Bug Fixed: featured-heading-wrap, $headline and $subheadline empty check in featured content
  • Bug Fixed: Featured Content missing classes entry-header and entry-title
  • Bug Fixed: Html is now allowed in Promotion Headline
  • Bug Fixed: Setting max-width for button, input, select, textarea
  • Changed get_page to get_post as get_page is depreciated
  • Fixed header text condition for Sidebar
  • Removed jquery cookie and its dependencies
  • Renamed "custom_meta_box_nonce" renamed to "catchbase_custom_meta_box_nonce"
  • Sanitized custom metabox settings


  • Bug Fixed: Dark color scheme CSS
  • Bug Fixed: Featured Image Slider
  • Bug Fixed: Featured Image Content
  • Bug Fixed: Default Options now saving on saving other options in customizer
  • Bug Fixed: Options Spelling Mistake
  • Bug Fixed: Primary Menu Warning Message fixed when no menu is present in customizer
  • Removed unnecessary CSS


  • Added title tag via add theme support
  • Added new google fonts
    • Exo
    • Exo 2
    • Montserrat
    • Noto Serif
    • Neuton
    • Roboto Slab
    • Source Sans Pro
  • Bug Fixed: Classes for excerpt and content fixed in content.php
  • Bug Fixed: Stylesheet enqueue version
  • Bug Fixed: Assistive text
  • Bug Fixed: Secondary Menu anchor ID
  • Changed hook customize_controls_print_footer_scripts to customize_controls_enqueue_scripts for function catchbase_customize_scripts in catchbase-customizer.php
  • Removed unnecessary file catchbase-update-notifier.php
  • Renamed Page/Post Featured Image Size to Page/Post Featured Header Image Size


  • Added Foursquare, PollDaddy, Spotify and Twitch TV social icons
  • Added Optional Homepage, Archive, Page, Posts, 404, Sidbear one, Sidebar two and Sidebar three
  • Bug Fixed: Contextual text in Customizer
  • Bug Fixed: Featured Post and Featured Page widgets
  • Bug Fixed: Replaced custom header and background color with core colors
  • Bug Fixed: Featured header image
  • Bug Fixed: Featured content width in mobile and undefined varible
  • Bug Fixed: Sanitize email for email output
  • Bug Fixed: Typo in content featured image
  • Bug Fixed: Primary sidebar closing tag issue
  • Removed unnecessary body_class for page-blog
  • Moved Featured Content Position option from Homepage/Frontpage Options to Featured Content Settings
  • Changed catchbase_footer_menu, catchbase_mobile_footer_nav_anchor, catchbase_footer_content_start and catchbase_footer_sidebar hook priority

1.0 (Released: December 15, 2014)

  • Initial Release