Catch Base

Catch Base is a simple, clean and responsive framework/starter WordPress Theme. This theme can be use as base theme for your theme development or custom site development. This theme is built in HTML3, CSS3 and WordPress core customizer for easy 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.

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 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.

More Features

  • Theme Options
  • Responsive Design
  • Featured Slider
  • 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 Background
  • Custom Layout
  • Custom Widget
  • Custom Homepage
  • Custom CSS
  • Support
  • Featured Content

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

3.4.2 (Released: February 12, 2021)

* Add: Default Blocks Support * Bug Fixed: Slider Issue on Image loader set to true on WP 5.5

3.4.1 (Released: September 03, 2020)

  • Updated: Screenshot

3.4 (Released: August 12, 2020)

  • Bug Fixed: Keyboard navigation js issue
  • Removed: Cycle slider shuffle not compatible with theme check so it has been removed
  • Updated: Screenshot and other images
  • Updated: Theme Check Issues
  • Updated: Translation function escaping

3.3 (Released: August 26, 2019)

  • Added: Support for wp_body_open action
  • Bug Fixed: Keyboard navigation accessibility issue

3.2.1 (Released: January 30, 2019)

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

3.2 (Released: October 19, 2018)

  • Added: Core Privacy Policy link support in footer
  • Bug Fixed: Updated Content delivered through the_content filter
  • Updated: Upgrade to pro button css update
  • Updated: Content type label updated

3.1.1 (Released: April 03, 2018)

  • Bug Fixed: Design issue with Catch Infinite Scroll plugin

3.1 (Released: March 06, 2018)

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

3.0 (Released: October 10, 2017)

  • Major Update: Enhanced HTML structure

2.9.2 (Released: June 28, 2017)

  • Code Optimization
  • Removed: changelog.txt file and added changelog in readme.txt file


  • Added: Option to Display all Categories in Customizer
  • Code Optimization
  • Compatible with WordPress 4.8
  • Optimization: Replaced wp_reset_query with wp_reset_postdata
  • 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: Upgrade Button in customizer with respect to trt decision
  • Updated: Custom CSS to Additional CSS( Core Support ) for WP version 4.7
  • Code Optimization


  • 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: White space issues at the end of files
  • Updated: Content Width Implementation Code
  • Updated: Tags in styles.css header
  • Updated: All instances of converted to https


  • Updated: Favicon and Web Clip Migration to Site Icon( Core Support )
  • Updated: Logo to Custom Logo( Core Support ) for WP version 4.5


  • Fixed: Featured Page Content anchor attribute issue (title missing)
  • Updated: Sidr menu script to version
  • Updated: Meta viewport for better responsive support
  • Updated: Content Width Implementation
  • Updated: Theme Layout retrieval via function


  • Bug Fixed: Genericons issue with To Top plugin
  • Bug Fixed: German language translation issue in de_DE.po and file


  • Added: Disable scrollup option.
  • Added: Social Icons for Phone, Handset, Cart, Cloud, Link( Custom Link )
  • Bug Fixed: Featured Slider not looping
  • Enhanced: Used antispambot() function on emails output on social icons
  • Updated: Disable Logo checkbox to hide Logo, Logo alt text and Logo url
  • Updated: Disable Featured Header Image to hide Header image size, Header image alt text, Header image url, Header image target
  • Updated: Disable Promotion headline to hide Promotion headline text, Promotion subheadline text, Promotion headline button text, Promotion headline button url, Promotion headline target
  • Updated: changed transport -> refresh to transport -> postMessage in Customizer API where feasible to make it more user friendly
  • Updated: Genericons to 3.4.1
  • Updated: Jetpack Scroll Pagination Option to enable infinite scroll in Reading Settings


  • Added: Danish translation da_DK.po and
  • Bug Fixed: Featured Slider Transition Effect Not Updating
  • Updated: Text Domain in style.css updated to catch-base
  • Updated: responsive menu script
  • Updated: responsive css to fix iphone6 issue


  • Added: Lithuanian translation lt_LT.po and


  • Bug Fixed: Breadcrumb css issue in IE 11 ( Reported by Mark )
  • Removed panel for featured content and featured slider for WordPress version greater than 4.2


  • Bug Fixed: German language translation issue in de_DE.po and file (Reported by mydreamin )
  • Bug Fixed: Changed esc_attr_e to echo esc_attr in searchform.php
  • Compatible with WordPress 4.3
  • Removed support for WordPress version less than 4.1
  • Updated codes to comply with deprecating PHP4 style constructors in WordPress 4.3
  • Updated text-domain


  • Added: Hungarian translation hu_HU.po and


  • Bug Fixed: Featured Page Slider


  • Added: Missing keywords esc_attr_x in .pot file
  • Bug Fixed: Featured slider overlapping text and image issue
  • Bug Fixed: Escaped missing options in slider, social icons and breadcrumb implementation
  • Changed the link for html5shiv in readme file
  • Optimized Customizer Scripts
  • Updated: French translation fr_FR.po and
  • Updated: Handling of default hex color values of custom background color and custom header text color


  • Added: Single Post navigation
  • Updated: German translation de_DE.po and
  • Updated: Brazilian Portuguese translation pt_BR.po and


  • Added Featured Content "Display Content" option
  • 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 Social Widget name
  • Updated: Brazilian Portuguese translation pt_BR.po and


  • Added: Support for Random Header Image
  • 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


  • Added link in Featured page content title
  • Added German translation de_DE.po and
  • Bug Fixed: Header Text only CSS change when not displaying site title and tagline
  • Bug Fixed: Metabox Options not saving properly
  • Bug Fixed: Fixed Slider height overlaps issue. Added Image Loader option on Featured Slider that specifies image-loading support


  • Added Brazilian Portuguese translation pt_BR.po and
  • Bug Fixed: Sidebar layout option
  • Bug Fixed: Social icon wrap
  • Bug Fixed: Featured page content showing full content instead of excerpt


  • Added French translation fr_FR.po and
  • Bug Fixed: Content Layout issue with content_width
  • Bug Fixed: Removed assistive-text from Featured Demo Slider ( Reported by bydlo )
  • Bug Fixed: Added ( Reported by tualatinweb )


  • Added Swedish translation sv_SE.po and
  • Bug Fixed: update keyword _nx:1,2,4c from _nx:1,2 in language file catchbase.pot
  • Bug Fixed: Skype Social icon and open link in new window for email issues


  • Bug Fixed: Content Width Issue
  • Bug Fixed: Html is now allowed in Featured Content Headline and Sub-headline
  • Bug Fixed: Header Right Social Icon
  • Bug fixed: Check class logo left or logo right only when there is logo and logo is not disabled
  • Bug Fixed: Featured Content Layout Type css issue
  • Bug Fixed: added missing keyword _nx:1,2 and esc_html__ in language file catchbase.pot
  • Removed unnecessary file catchbase-menu.js
  • Removed duplicate class site-­header as ID found
  • Replaced the_title() with the_title_attribute() where title is used as attribute
  • Replaced all require_once with require


  • Added Option in Enable Header Image: Excluding Home, Page/Post Featured Image
  • Added catchbase- prefix to some js handles as done in _s
  • 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


  • Added: Default color for Dark color scheme
  • Removed unnecessary class in excerpt featured image
  • Removed unnecessary mobile menu script
  • Renamed Page/Post Featured Image Size to Page/Post Featured Header Image Size
  • Bug Fixed: Classes for excerpt and content fixed in content.php
  • Bug Fixed: Default Options now saving on saving other options in customizer
  • Bug Fixed: Options Spelling Mistake


  • Added title tag via add theme support
  • Bug Fixed: Homepage Category Conditions (Reporter by leucospis)
  • Bug Fixed: Removed unnecessary code in sidebar options meta (Reporter by ladonnaraeh)
  • Bug Fixed: Assistive text
  • Bug Fixed: Secondary Menu anchor ID
  • Changed customizer button color
  • Removed unnecessary file catchbase-customizer-color-options.php
  • Removed unnecessary css


  • Added hover color css Foursquare, PollDaddy and Twitch TV social icons
  • Bug Fixed: Single Post/Page Featured Image showing extra hi


  • Added Foursquare, PollDaddy and Twitch TV social icons
  • Bug Fixed: Featured header image
  • Bug Fixed: Featured content width in mobile
  • 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_content_start and catchbase_footer_sidebar hook priority


  • Fixed Sub-menu issue
  • Fixed featured image issue in archive pages
  • Fixed color scheme
  • Fixed frontpage category options
  • Fixed content width
  • Fixed featured content positions
  • Removed dark-noise.png image
  • Removed unnecessary header right sidebar
  • Removed default favicon and webclip icon
  • Standardize code quality
  • Updated stylesheets
  • Updated theme customizer types
  • Updated readme.txt and theme description
  • Updated genericons to version 3.3


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