Catch Starter

Catch Starter is a Free Starter WordPress Theme for developers who are willing to initiate their journey on the most popular CMS platform, WordPress. Catch Starter is a base theme with minimal design, crucial features, standard and secured code base to build a website of any kind. The theme is extremely easy to customize and you will be able to focus on your content better. The compact and minimal code unified in Catch Starter has made it lighter and simpler to use. The layouts are completely responsive and your website will look flawless on any device. Catch Starter comes with an array of features—such as, featured content, featured slider, portfolio, services, testimonials, and many more—which are extremely crucial to create a strong online niche. To top it all, this theme is translation ready. So, try our Catch Starter theme and start your journey in WordPress.


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.

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.


Every website owner wants the world to know about the services they provide. It allows you to place the services you provide for your customers on the spotlight. Choose to display the services in 2 to 4 columns. Display your services on the homepage only or on the entire website.

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.


People are always curious about what your goods and services are really like. Since customer testimonials are candid and not by the company promoting the product, they assist in building trust. You can display testimonials on Homepage, the entire site or disable it completely.


Portfolio empowers you to showcase your professional skills and accomplishments to the world at large. Display your Portfolio in an elegant manner on the Homepage/Frontpage, the entire site or you can also disable it completely if you don’t need it. An astounding way to easily display your experience, skills, talent, and expertise.

More Features

  • Theme Options
  • Responsive Design
  • Featured Slider
  • Featured Thumbnail
  • Threaded Comments
  • Dropdown Menu
  • Excerpt Length
  • Localized for translations
  • Custom Header / Logo
  • Custom Favicon
  • Custom Menu
  • Custom Background
  • Custom CSS
  • Support
  • Portfolio
  • Testimonials
  • Instagram
  • Services
  • Header Video
  • Clean Header
  • Featured Content
  • WordPress Standard Codes

Free Vs Pro (Premium)

Free Features Pro (Premium)
Responsive Design
Super Easy Setup
Color Options for various sections
Header Media
Primary Menu
Header Right Menu
Header Top Menu
Footer Menu
Social Top Menu
Social Header Right Menu
Social Links On Primary Search Menu(Only visible in mobile view)
Search Footer Menu
Comment Options
Excerpt Options
Featured content: Post
Featured content: Page
Featured content: Category
Featured content: Custom
Featured content: Custom Post Types
Featured Slider: Post
Featured Slider: Page
Featured Slider: Category
Featured Slider: Custom
Font Family Options
Footer Editor Options
Header Top Options
Hero Content
Site Layout: Boxed/Fluid
Default Layout: Right Sidebar(Content, Primary Sidebar)
Default Layout: Left Sidebar (Primary Sidebar, Content)
Default Layout: No Sidebar
Default Layout: No Sidebar: Full Width
Homepage/Archive Layout: Right Sidebar(Content, Primary Sidebar)
Homepage/Archive Layout: Left Sidebar (Primary Sidebar, Content)
Homepage/Archive Layout: No Sidebar
Homepage/Archive Layout: No Sidebar: Full Width
Archive Content Layout
Single Page/Post Layout
WooCommerce Layout
Menu Options
Pagination Options
Promotion headline
Promotion headline position
Porfolio: Post
Portfolio: Page
Porfolio: Category
Portfolio: Custom
Portfolio: Custom Post Types
Scroll Up Options
Search Options
Service: Post
Service: Page
Service: Category
Service: Custom
Service: Custom Post Type
Testimonials: Post
Testimonials: Page
Testimonials: Category
Testimonials: Custom
Testimonials: Custom Post Type
Update Notifier
WooCommerce Options
WPML Ready
WooCommerce Ready
WPML 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.

#Image Sizes:

Header Image
Width: 1920px
Height: 822px

Post Thumbnail
Width: 1040px
Height: 585px

Slider Image:
Width: 1920px
Height: 822px

Width: 666px
Height: 500px

Width: 666px
Height: 500px

Height: 100px

How to install theme? #

Go to this link

How to add Featured Image in Post/Page?

Go to this link.

Regenerate Thumbnails #

For regenerate thumbnails got to this link

Customizer (Theme Options) #

You can customize this theme using cool additional features through Customizer at "Appearance => Customize" from your WordPress Dashboard. Go to this link

How to disable Site Title and Tagline? #

Go to this link

How to add Site Icon (Favicon/Web Clip Icon)? #

Go to this link

How to add Header Video? #

Go to this link

How to add Header Image? #

Go to this link Starter offers exciting Menu Options! This theme supports and recommends using "Custom Menus". You can create Custom Menu through "Appearance => Menus" from your WordPress Dashboard.

Select Menu Locations

You can assign your custom menu in 3 different locations. You assign it either from "Appearance => Customize => Menus => Manage Location" or from "Appearance => Menus => Manage Location"
Select your Custom Menu as Primary Menu to display it as the Main Menu, which will replace the default Page Menu
Select Social Header Right Menu Go to this link

How to Change the Excerpt Length and Read More Text? #

Go to this link Starter supports Custom Post Type(requires Essential Content Type Plugin ) as Featured Content. For Featured Content Options, go to "Appearance => Customize => Theme Options => Featured Content" How to enable Featured Content?#
  1. Go to "Appearance => Customize => Theme Options => Featured Content" from your WordPress Dashboard
  2. To enable featured content, select "Homepage/Frontpage or Entire Site" option under "Enable on"
  3. Finally, click on "Save & Publish"
How to use Featured Content using Custom Post Type?# Go to this link Starter supports Page as featured slider. For Featured Slider Options, go to "Appearance => Customize => Theme Options => Featured Slider". Go to this link How to change number of slides in featured slider?# Go to this link Note: To see changes in No of Slides please refresh the customizer page.

Layout Options #

Starter has 2 Default Layout, 2 Homepage/Archive Layout options image layout to choose from "Appearance => Customize => Theme Options => Layout Options"
Default Layout
Once you are in Layout Options, you can Check the box below "Default Layout Options" which will set our site layout. Further, you have the choice of selecting custom layout for individual pages and posts through "Starter Options => Layout Options", which you shall find below individual posts and pages, when you click on them for adding/editing

Homepage/Archive Layout
Once you are in Layout Options, you can Check the box below "Homepage/Archive Layout" which will set our layout for Homepage/Archive Page. Further, you have the choice of selecting custom layout for individual pages and posts through "Starter Options => Layout Options", which you shall find below individual posts and pages, when you click on them for adding/editing

How to change Pagination Options? #

Go to this link

Portfolio #

Starter supports Custom Post Type as Portfolio. How to enable Portfolio? #
  1. Go to Appearance => Customize => Theme Options => Portfolio
  2. To enable Portfolio, select option Entire Site or Homepage/Frontpage under "Enable on"
  3. Finally, click on "Save & Publish"

How to add Portfolio using custom post types?#

Go to this link

How to enable/disable Scrollup feature? #

Go to this link

Services #

    1. Starter supports Custom Post Type as services it requies our free plugin
Essential Content Type How to add Service in using Custom Post Type?# Go to this link

Testimonials #

Starter supports Custom Post Type as Testimonials. Go to this link

Widget Area (Sidebar)#

Starter currently has 4 widgetized (Sidebar) areas thay are: 1. Sidebar, 2. Footer One, 3. Footer Two and 4. Footer Area Three Go to "Appearance => Widgets" or "Appearance => Customize => Widgets" in WordPress. Go to this link for more details

Additional CSS #

Go to this link Recommended Plugins
* Catch Web Tools for Webmaster Tools, To Top, Catch IDs
* Essential Content Type * Contact Form 7 for Contact Form
* Regenerate Thumbnails to for Regenerating Thumbnails
* Jetpack for Infinite Scroll, Gallery, Stats, Image CDN and many more

Change Log

2.1.2 (Released: September 16, 2021)

  • Bug Fixed: Esacping issue
  • Bug Fixed: Multi flex-height, changed to flex-height and flex-width
  • Bug Fixed: Breadcrumb issue when there are no categories

2.1.1 (Released: December 17, 2018)

  • Bug Fixed: Breadcrumb issue when there are no categories
  • Bug Fixed: Multi Category Sanitization issue

2.1 (Released: September 27, 2018)

  • Added: Support for wp_body_open action
  • Bug Fixed: Excerpt in post single page
  • Bug Fixed: Keyboard navigation accessibility issue
  • Updated: Blockquote Style
  • Updated: Meta Styles

2.0.2 (Released: December 26, 2018)

  • Updated: Block styles
  • Updated: Rtl Styles

2.0.1 (Released: December 19, 2018)

  • Bug Fixed: No-sidebar full width layout for full align option
  • Bug Fixed: Removed unnecessary function causing fatal error

2.0 (Released: December 18, 2018)

  • Added: Theme support for block styles
  • Added: Theme support for full and wide align images
  • Added: Theme support for responsive embeds
  • Added: Theme support for custom editor font sizes
  • Added: Theme support for custom color scheme
  • Added: Theme support for editor styles
  • Bug Fixed: Testimonial Typo corrected
  • Updated: Metabox UI
  • Updated: CSS for social menu in widget
  • Updated: Readme file as per the new requirement

1.1.1 (Released: October 03, 2018)

  • Bug Fixed: Rtl issue for tablets
  • Bug Fixed: Header media when header image disabled
  • Updated: Page max-width changed 2560px
  • Updated: Team Section styles
  • Updated: Woocommerce styles

1.1 (Released: August 10, 2018)

  • Added: Header Image Support for Testimonials, Portfolio, Services and Featured Contentvia Essential Content Types
  • Bug Fixed: Improper escaping for aria-label on menus
  • Bug Fixed: Header divs appearing even when header media is disabled
  • Bug Fixed: Recent Post heading for Homepage/Frontpage
  • Bug Fixed: Header Image issue fixed in Blog page
  • Bug Fixed: Removed unnecessary condition in navigation-header-right.php
  • Bug Fixed: Removed unnecessary ie conditional enqueue style
  • Bug Fixed: Social navigation hidden in mobile view fixed
  • Bug Fixed: Content width issue
  • Bug Fixed: Header right menu responsive design
  • Enhanced: Spacing of testimonial section's article and pager increased in mobile view
  • Updated: Breadcrumb functions - used the_archive_title() instead of single_cat_title and single_tag_title
  • Updated: Upgrade to pro button css

1.0.3 (Released: June 29, 2018)

  • Bug Fixed: Menu's shadow issue fixed
  • Bug Fixed: Spacing between icon and menu-item fixed (RTL updated as well)
  • Bug Fixed: Default Header Text color CSS displaying on default values issue

1.0.2 (Released: June 28, 2018)

  • Bug Fixed: Prefix starter- changed to catch-starter-

1.0.1 (Released: June 25, 2018)

  • Removed unnecessary codes

1.0 (Released: June 10, 2018)

  • Initial release