Simple Catch

Simple Catch is a Highly Customizable Simple, Clean and Responsive WordPress Theme for anyone looking to give their website a professional look. It’s easy customization through WordPress theme customizer, ultra-readable typography, large thumbnail and featured slider makes it outstanding. It comes with a wide variety of options: like Custom Menu, Custom Widgets, Custom Layouts, Featured Post Slider, Header Logo, Footer Logo, Fav Icon, Header Image, Background Image, Social Icons, Color Schemes, Custom CSS Styles, Excerpt settings and scroll up. For more options, upgrade to Simple Catch Pro.


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!

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.

More Features

  • Theme Options
  • Responsive Design
  • Featured Slider
  • Webmaster Tools
  • Page Templates
  • Featured Thumbnail
  • Threaded Comments
  • Dropdown Menu
  • Excerpt Length
  • Feed Redirect
  • Gravatar Ready
  • Localized for translations
  • Custom Header / Logo
  • Custom Favicon
  • Custom Menu
  • Custom Layout
  • Custom Widget
  • Custom CSS
  • WordPress Standard Codes

Free Vs Pro (Premium)

Free Features Pro (Premium)
Responsive Design
Super Easy Setup
Color Options for various sections
Header Image
Primary Menu
Responsive Design
Header Right Sidebar Options
Font Family Options
Font Size Options
Search Text Settings
Excerpt/More Tag Settings
Feed Redirect
Footer Option
Update Notifier
Featured Slider: Post
Featured Slider: Page
Featured Slider: Category
Featured Slider: Image
Social Links
Default Layout Options: Content on left
Default Layout Options: Content on Right
Default Layout Options: One-column, No sidebar
Default Layout Options: No Sidebar, Full Width
Default Layout Options: No Sidebar
WooCommerce Layout: Content on Left
WooCommerce Layout: Content on Right
WooCommerce Layout: One-column, no sidebar
WooCommerce Layout: No Sidebar, Full Width
WooCommerce Layout: No Sidebar
Content Layout: Full Content Display
Content Layout: Excerpt/Blog Display
Update Notifier
WooCommerce Options
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

3.6.7 (Released: December 10, 2020)

  • Bug Fixed: Clear slider background color

3.6.6 (Released: November 06, 2020)

  • Bug Fixed: JS depreciated issue on slider custom script

3.6.5 (Released: August 11, 2020)

  • Updated: WP 5.5 Compatibility

3.6.4 (Released: February 04, 2020)

  • Bug Fixed: Keyboard navigation accessibility issue
  • Bug Fixed: Typo issue

3.6.3 (Released June 03, 2019)

  • Added: Support for wp_body_open action
  • Added: Option to disable featured slider

3.6.2 (Released August 04, 2018)

  • Added: Core Privacy Policy link support in footer
  • Updated: Upgrade to pro button css update

3.6.1 (Released July 30, 2018)

  • Bug Fixed: Design issue with Catch Infinite Scroll plugin
  • Code Optimization
  • Removed: changelog.txt file and added changelog in readme.txt file

3.6 (Released June 08, 2017)

  • Internationalized date() to date_i18n()
  • Compatible with WordPress 4.8

3.5.7 (Released March 10, 2017)

  • Bug Fixed: Blog page showing full content instead of default excerpt (Reported by Maile Vanderford)

3.5.6 (Released March 10, 2017)

  • Bug Fixed: Undefined variable: blog_query in Blog template

3.5.5 (Released March 01, 2017)

  • Bug Fixed: Primary div closing issue in singular, search pages

3.5.4 (Released February 17, 2017)

  • Bug Fixed: Main div closing issue in singular, search, image and 404 pages

3.5.3 (Released February 17, 2017)

  • Bug Fixed: Slider Image not linking to post (Reported By: john.latham)
  • Code Optimization

3.5.2 (Released February 09, 2017)

  • Bug Fixed: Homepage/Frontpage categories update option causing blog to show no posts

3.5.1 (Released February 09, 2017)

  • Featured slider needs to show only in homepage (Reported by Marlo)

3.5 (Released February 08, 2017)

  • Added: Responsive design and disable option
  • Bug Fixed: more_tag_text sanitize issue
  • Enhanced: Keyboard Navigation
  • Enhanced: Heading tags
  • Enhanced: ARIA Landmark Roles
  • Optimized: Code
  • Removed: Unnecessary codes
  • Removed: Theme Options Panel
  • Upgraded: HTML4 and CSS2 to HTML5 and CSS3

3.4.2 (Released January 25, 2017)

  • Bug Fixed: more_tag_text sanitize issue
  • Remove unnecessary codes

3.4.1 (Released 2016-12-18)

  • Bug Fixed: Fatal error when WPML, qtranslate, polylang, etc plugins installed (Reported By: agu5ka)

3.4 (Released 2016-12-07)

  • Bug Fixed: Reset Options in customizer updated
  • 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

3.3.1 (Released 2016-09-27)

  • Bug Fixed: white space issue
  • Bug Fixed: ID column display issue in mobile devices
  • Updated: Instagram and YouTube logo
  • Updated: All instances of changed to
  • Updated: Theme tags

3.3 (Released 2016-04-11)

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

3.2 (Released 2016-02-12)

  • Bug Fixed: Google font now loads in all protocols(previously nor loading properly in https protocol)
  • Enhanced: Google font delivery

3.1 (Released 2016-01-31)

  • Added Text Domain in style.css
  • Added Button that links to Customizer-> Header Image in Theme Options
  • Bug Fixed: Some Select types not updating in Customizer
  • Bug Fixed: Excerpt More Tag sanitization issue
  • Bug Fixed: Header meta charset issue
  • Compatibility fix: Customizer Reset option not working when returning any value in WordPress 4.4
  • Updated: German translation
  • Updated: Removed @import 978 grid from style.css and added it as dependency for main stylesheet

3.0 (Released 2014-10-06)

  • Added all theme options to customizer

2.9 (Released 2014-08-26)

  • Added title tag via add theme support
  • 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

2.8 (Released 2014-08-11)

  • Added Brazilian Portuguese translation pt_BR.po and files
  • Bug Fixed: Comment background and font line height issue
  • Added changelog.txt file which list the theme change log

2.7.4 (Released 2014-07-09)

  • Added email in social link option
  • Optimized Theme Options panel to speed up

2.7.3 (Released 2014-06-18)

  • Added Hungarian translation hu_HU.po and

2.7.2 (Released 2014-06-10)

  • Added Czech translation cs_CZ.po and

2.7.1 (Released 2014-03-24)

  • Fixed menu css isssue
  • Minified admin scripts
  • Remove outdated simplecatch_backward_compatibility(), simplecatch_template_backward_compatibility(), simplecatch_sidebar_layout_backward_compatibility() and simplecatch_reset_template_cache functions

2.7 (Released 2014-03-16)

  • Added missing function_exists condition to support child theme
  • Added Custom Header option
  • Updated theme Tag Filter in style.css
  • Updated theme screenshot file to match with WordPress 3.8
  • Updated slider script
  • Updated jQuery Cookie Script added minified version
  • Removed depreciated functions add_custom_background()
  • Removed Redirect to Theme Options Page on Activation as per new theme review guideline
  • Replaced the logo with Generic Logo as per the review guideline

2.6.7 (Released 2013-11-09)

  • Added span for slider title, separator and content to give better control through CSS

2.6.6 (Released 2013-11-01)

  • Added brown color scheme
  • Fixed dark color scheme

2.6.5 (Released 2013-10-23)

  • Added dark color scheme
  • Fixed custom css issues with color options
  • Moved style.css enqueue to wp_enqueue_scripts
  • Merged Content Background and Content Color Options to Color Options

2.6.4 (Released 2013-10-15)

  • Added Simple Catch: Advertisement widget to add google ads and custom image ads
  • Added support for Widgets id and class for custom css support

2.6.3 (Released 2013-9-24)

  • Added Soundcloud social icon
  • Fixed Skype Link Data Validation as per

2.6.2 (Released 2013-8-29)

  • Fixed Fav Icon image

2.6.1 (Released 2013-8-20)

  • Added Skype Social Icon
  • Fixed admin.js to support WordPress 3.6 jQuery UI version update
  • Updated Dutch translation nl_NL.po and

2.6 (Released 2013-7-19)

  • Added Danish translation da_DK.po and

2.5.2 (Released 2013-7-16)

  • Added GitHub, Vkontakte, My World, Odnoklassniki and Goodreads Social Icons

2.5.1 (Released 2013-7-08)

  • Added Jetpack Infinite Scroll support
  • Added option to disable logo
  • Added option to disable fav icon
  • Change default logo to WordPress Logo as required by Theme Review Guideline
  • Change default fav icon as disabled as required by Theme Review Guideline
  • Fixed the layout issue when scrolling
  • Removed site verification code as required by Theme Review Guideline

2.5 (Released 2013-6-18)

  • Added Italian translation it_IT.po and

2.4.3 (Released 2013-6-08)

  • Fixed the Slider

2.4.2 (Released 2013-6-01)

  • Moved function simplecatch_pass_slider_value() from header.php to simplecatch_functions.php under function simplecatch_sliderbreadcrumb()
  • Fixed the slider homepage condition while setting static Posts Page
  • Fixed Front page posts categories setting

2.4.1 (Released 2013-5-21)

  • Added page template blog

2.4 (Released 2013-5-09)

  • Added layout No Sidebar, Full Width
  • Added css for bold

2.3.4 (Released 2013-5-01)

  • Added Web Clip Icon Option for Apple Products Icons

2.3.3 (Released 2013-4-11)

  • Moved comment-reply script to wp_enqueue_scripts
  • Added Post ID shown in the All Posts Table in admin section
  • Added !function_exists() condition to support child theme easy editing
  • Fixed the css for wp-caption img

2.3.2 (Released 2013-4-06)

  • Added German translation de_DE.po and
  • Removed simplecatch_sort_query_by_post_in function as post orderby is already implement in WordPress Version 3.5 by default

2.3.1 (Released 2013-4-01)

  • Fixed the grammatical in Social Icons title tags
  • Fixed Search Form Title not changing as per Theme Options

2.3 (Released 2013-3-22)

  • Added Spanish translation es_ES.po and

2.2.1 (Released 2013-3-13)

  • Added Instagram Social Icon

2.2 (Released 2013-3-02)

  • Added Chinese translation zh_CN.po and

2.1 (Released 2013-2-23)

  • Added Croatian translation hr_HR.po and (Released 2013-2-14)

  • Minor CSS edits for Header Logo, Site Details and background
  • Added Support Forum URL in Theme Description


  • Added Simple Catch Social Icons Widget
  • Fixed Simple Catch Tag Clouds Widget


  • Added Greek translation el.po and
  • Language File Update for Polish
  • Added Save Button on Social Links Option Panel
  • Logo Upload Issue in Option Panel

  • Replace footer logo with generic WP logo as per the WPRT instruction
  • Fixed the condition of header logo
  • Logo Upload Issue in Option Panel


  • Redesign whole Theme Options panel
  • Made Header Logo and Favicon disable by default
  • Added action to redirect to Theme Options upon activation


  • Added Logo and site title separator


  • Added Dutch translation nl_NL.po and


  • Added French translation fr_FR.po and


  • Fixed the comment validation issue


  • Updated screenshot to match with WordPress 3.5 version update
  • Added comment form fields alteration function to match with WordPress 3.5 version update


  • Added Finnish translation fi.po and
  • Added missing text translation ready
  • Updated simplecatch.pot, pl_PL.po and ru_RU.po
  • Fixed conflict with Custom CSS and Content Color Options CSS


  • Added missing text translation ready
  • Updated simplecatch.pot, pl_PL.po and ru_RU.po


  • Added Russian translation ru_RU.po and
  • Added Word Wrap for commentlist in style.css

  • Fixed CSS Pagination with WP-PageNavi and WP Page Numbers Plugins
  • Fixed CSS for default textarea


  • Improving Theme Options data validation


  • Fixed simplecatch.pot file for comment form labels


  • Fixed menu highlight for current menu
  • Added Polish translation pl_PL.po and


  • Fixed the typo for All Rights Reserved


  • Fixed Theme Option issue with Facebook and Twitter Like


  • Update the Add Image Script
  • Fixed layout issue with the attachments


  • Fixed textdomain in Info Bar
  • Fixed float issue of Static home page
  • Fixed footer code
  • Fixed site title though changes in wp_title and catchbox_filter_wp_title function


  • Changed Theme URI to match with the new theme site
  • Change the license to GPL 2
  • Added Info bar in Theme Option Panel
  • Fixed Slider Initialization


  • Fixing Color Options


  • Added Feed Redirect Option in Theme Options
  • Added more FAQ
  • Change the Settings in Theme Options


  • Added Content Color Option
  • Added Custom Background

  • Fixed pagination float issue
  • Added pagination in page
  • Added Support for Captcha Plugin
  • Replaced get_stylesheet_directory_uri to get_template_directory_uri


  • Added Excerpt Length option to alter the excerpt length in Layout Settings
  • Fixed content.php file
  • Used get_option( 'date_format' ) rather than hardcoding format
  • Made Post author link prefix translation ready
  • Changing the key name for post custom metadata i.e. 'Sidebar-layout' keyname changed to 'simplecatch-sidebarlayout'


  • Added sidebar layout option metabox in post and page
  • Added default sidebar layout option in Theme options
  • Fixed the issue of Dual title in feed
  • Fixed the site verification, site title, Description caching issue
  • Fixed the css issue for search title

  • Fixed Link for logo and site title in simplecatch_headerdetails() function

  • Fixed logo condition in simplecatch_headerdetails() function


  • Added option to show posts from only selected category in homepage
  • Added option to disable site title and site description


  • Added Theme Option array Backward Compatibility for SimpleCatch version 1.2.7 and below


  • Cleaned simplecatch_functions.php file
  • Removed the inline script from searchform.php
  • Theme options are saved in single option array from multiple options array
  • Unwanted wp_query removed and instead used pre_get_posts hook to alter main loop in homepage


  • Added option in Featured Slider to Exclude Slider Posts from Homepage
  • Cleaned simplecatch_functions.php file
  • Cleaned searchform.php file
  • Fixed Layout settings of theme option


  • Cleaned and arranging simpecatch_functions.php
  • Cleaned and fixing searchform.php
  • Cleaned Header.php file
  • Fixed slider to make compatible with ie7 and ie8
  • Fixed css to make compatible with ie8
  • Fixed image.php file
  • ul,next and previous bullet changed from jpg image format to png image format


  • Fixed CSS for Dropdown menu height to accept longer titles
  • Added Layout Options under Theme Options
  • Added more slider options under Slider Options


  • Cleaned and Fixed the theme_options.php
  • Cleaned and Fixed the Simplecatch_functins.php
  • Added Social Icons for Delicious and


  • Fixed the action hook for simplecatch_haedercode to simplecatch_footercode


  • Fixed css for alignment and footer clear
  • Fixed the layout and css for error404 page
  • Change the Heading from H1 to h2 class entry title
  • Remove title modification from header.php and added function simplecatch_filter_wp_title() to filter the wp_title
  • Added Enqueue Comment Reply Script in function simplecatch_enqueue_comment_reply_script and removed it from header
  • Added Social Icons for Linkedin, Slideshare, Foursquare, Vimeo, Flickr, Tumblr, DeviantArt, Dribbble, MySpace and WordPress
  • Added Custom CSS Styles option in Theme Options
  • Added Webmaster Tools and verification of Google, Yahoo and Bing


  • Fixed css for Pinterest


  • Fixed the Slider Image Link
  • Modified the Continue Reading Link
  • Added Social Icons for Pinterest and Google+
  • Added CSS to Support WP-PageNavi and Contact Form 7 Plugins


  • Theme Approved in
  • Initial Public Release