135 Responses

  1. Envoy Envoy February 3, 2009 at 1:48 am |

    B E A U T I F U L L outside(front end) and inside(hybrid framework.) thanks !

  2. mayvelous mayvelous February 3, 2009 at 2:19 am |

    Such a beautiful theme. That’s it, I’m gonna switch my site to this theme today. Gonna work on it now.
    Thanks so much for the new release.

  3. dencio007 dencio007 February 3, 2009 at 2:33 am |

    magnificent theme, Keep it up Justin! I know you will have more brilliant ideas, I really love those theme’s…

  4. hawaiidave hawaiidave February 3, 2009 at 2:56 am |


  5. BoltClock BoltClock February 3, 2009 at 3:15 am |

    The moment I loaded the demo and I saw the scrolling effect I went OMG right away. It’s the first time I see it so forgive me if that effect is present in any other child themes.

    (Grammar Nazi time) Also, “Please keep” without an S :D

  6. The-Elder The-Elder February 3, 2009 at 3:21 am |

    Absolutely stunning work Justin! Very nice, very clean and cut to what it’s all about – news. I like the clear look and the fact that it has all the “necessary” sections available.

  7. Jeffro Jeffro February 3, 2009 at 4:56 am |

    Nice looking theme Justin. Just wondering though, why are so many theme frameworks getting pregnant and thus, popping out all of these child themes? :)

  8. TJ @ Smartblogtips TJ @ Smartblogtips February 3, 2009 at 6:25 am |

    One word. Awesome.

    I was looking to change my smartblogtips and wanted something which show more content on the front page. this is best suited for it. Gonna use this as a base.

    Thanks Justin.


  9. Dogo Dogo February 3, 2009 at 6:45 am |

    OMFG !!! (pardon my french).
    Beautiful theme.

    Can I translate it to spanish ?

  10. JoSe JoSe February 3, 2009 at 6:47 am |

    Sorry, that was me on the previous comment, did not realize I was still logged

    Can I translate it to spanish ?

  11. StormRider StormRider February 3, 2009 at 7:08 am |

    Excellent design Justin (as usual) – makes me think that I should have waited before I did my child theme. I will now use this as a base to move my 2 Structure websites across to Hybrid.

  12. TJ @ Smartblogtips TJ @ Smartblogtips February 3, 2009 at 8:40 am |

    @Stormrider – you have a very nice design. although no doubt justin’s child theme would no doubt be much more polished.


  13. Thomas Clausen Thomas Clausen February 3, 2009 at 8:45 am |

    In the words of Al Pacino in Sent of a woman “Who-Ya” Fantastic theme Justin, I’ll be using this instead of Old School, not that Old School isn’t cool, this is just so much more :-)

  14. Dan Dan February 3, 2009 at 8:58 am |

    Wow. Well worth the wait, Justin. This looks incredible. I am going to start playing with it right away. Your other ideas for themes are great, too. It’s like you are reading my mind and grabbing my wish list.

  15. Sam Sam February 3, 2009 at 9:38 am |

    Nice work man! Will use it right away :D been waiting for this! Hope it has Options spirit and more!

  16. livelife livelife February 3, 2009 at 10:29 am |

    Fantastic Justin. My wishes came true. The scrolling effect is so unique. And I love the colors you picked for the theme.
    Will use it for my first blog.
    All the bst

  17. suchtreasures suchtreasures February 3, 2009 at 11:30 am |

    Looks great, Justin. I’m sure I will use it at some point, changing up the colors a bit. I like all the functionality. It baffles me how much you can add with a couple more functions and another page template, though. You’re a wizard. Thanks for the great work!

  18. Envoy Envoy February 3, 2009 at 11:33 am |

    We are all happy with this theme. I think its time to revamp your themehybrid site justin. not that it’s bad. Just that you done so much for us.

    You should have time for your self too you know.


  19. Ipstenu Ipstenu February 3, 2009 at 2:17 pm |

    Freakin’ awesome! I may actually have to *gasp* redesign my site!

  20. amyg amyg February 3, 2009 at 2:25 pm |

    Lovely Justin!
    And thank you for the Firefly clip ;-)

  21. Brenda Brenda February 3, 2009 at 2:28 pm |

    This one will definately be a hit – looking forward to playing with it.

  22. Cadillac Cadillac February 3, 2009 at 6:56 pm |

    The scrolling doesn’t even show up.

  23. Cadillac Cadillac February 3, 2009 at 7:16 pm |

    I see it on the demo, but it doesn’t show on my site, neither do any of the things in the demo on Old School.

  24. Cadillac Cadillac February 3, 2009 at 7:19 pm |

    I don’t understand all these things shown on the demo’s but none of them are actually on the site? Like warped photos and text in Old School, or anything on the Showcase page for that matter, maybe I’m doing something wrong.

  25. TJ @ Smartblogtips TJ @ Smartblogtips February 3, 2009 at 7:29 pm |

    @Cadillac: I guess you are not setting the theme properly. I have not yet got time to go over new theme yet, so cant really comment. It would be better if you explain what are you doing so we can point out where are you wrong.

    Of course this is not the place. Support forums is where you should get the clarification. Why don’t go over the hybrid tutorials first.

    @Justin: I seriously think you need to upgrade themehybrid from version 0.2. Either you do it or i will customize a child theme and present it to you. Your child themes are leaving themehybrid behind. Catchup fast with yourself. ;-)


  26. Cadillac Cadillac February 3, 2009 at 7:34 pm |

    I don’t need support, I know how to use and install the themes, I’m just saying the things like the slider in Hybrid News or anything on the Showcase page in Old School isn’t an option once you download the theme… at least for me.

  27. Cadillac Cadillac February 3, 2009 at 8:52 pm |

    I don’t have a support account, I just don’t get why what’s in the demo isn’t really there? I’m sure other people have this problem, I’m installing it fine, it just doesn’t have an option for slider or anything

  28. MyraP MyraP February 3, 2009 at 10:02 pm |

    AWESOME job!

    I like the nice clean look of all your theme. I was just getting use to Visionary and Options.

    However, I am REALLY looking forward to checking out the functionality and using this on some existing and new project!

    Keep up the great work!


  29. JoSe JoSe February 4, 2009 at 11:34 am |

    Hi Justin, just sent you a mail regarding spanish translation. See ya.

  30. Arun Arun February 5, 2009 at 2:31 am |


    Have you installed the hybrid theme first ? you should have both the hybrid theme and the hybrid news theme installed and activate only the hybrid news theme.


    I like the nice and clean look of this theme.worth the wait.

    just now installed it and working on it.

    great to have the hybrid-news theme options seperate from the main options.

    happy to have lesser sidebars.now we no need to go through a series of sidebars to find the missing widget.(widget-logic plugin is enough to do anything)

    I have some ideas.meet you in ideas forum.

  31. Hybrid News — Simple Themes Hybrid News — Simple Themes February 5, 2009 at 7:20 am |

    [...] Release Page [...]

  32. [...] image on left side instead of right side, and no real effort put in to the design.  That is where Theme Hybrid comes in to play.  Justin who runs that site has put together a nifty club where he designs and [...]

  33. dhavaljani dhavaljani February 6, 2009 at 11:45 am |

    Your Best Theme Ever!!! I have always been structure fan or more of trying to mix structure and visionary but this one is one of my new fav!!

    You are awesome Justin!! you keep beating your own creations!!

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  35. Terje Terje February 6, 2009 at 1:17 pm |

    WOW. This is very nice :)

  36. Mark H Mark H February 6, 2009 at 2:48 pm |

    Hey Justin, This looks exciting. Long time follower of yours here. I am running your theme on the website I listed here. (I think it’s an older version ha, need to upgrade)

    My question is how are the “widgets” for SEO? I have’nt had a chance to search for any info so thought I would drop the question here.

    Thanks, I’ll try this theme out on my testing blogs and if it works out, use it on CNW.

  37. Tadd Tadd February 6, 2009 at 3:02 pm |

    VERY nice! I like it!

    I really will be checking this one out – it looks so … clean! Amazing! And so easy on the eyes (content flow is really nice)


  38. Tuan Anh Tuan Anh February 6, 2009 at 4:41 pm |

    Beautiful theme, clear and good layout. Thanks a lot.

  39. Nick Nick February 6, 2009 at 6:39 pm |

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  40. darleene darleene February 6, 2009 at 8:12 pm |

    Spectacular theme!

  41. Tan The Man Tan The Man February 6, 2009 at 9:48 pm |

    I like it…

  42. Tinh Tinh February 6, 2009 at 10:27 pm |

    It is a excellent child theme that I have been waiting for a long time. Thanks

  43. btfish btfish February 6, 2009 at 11:57 pm |

    Hey Justin,
    thanks for a so wonder theme.I avtived the Hybrid News,but it doesn’t look like the demo.
    Is there any plugin to be required?

  44. Frederick Frederick February 7, 2009 at 7:54 am |

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  45. aminhers aminhers February 7, 2009 at 8:23 am |

    Thank you Justin,it’s a GREAT theme!

  46. btFish btFish February 7, 2009 at 9:07 am |

    I have seted the Front Page template settings.But it didn’t work.It just list 10 posts on the front page,no featured posts,headline and excerpts posts.

  47. Frederick Frederick February 7, 2009 at 4:27 pm |

    No help there, you have to be a member to see the responses! Is that the racket? How about just fixing the download or making it a premium theme so people aren’t lured by the words “free?”

  48. Arun Arun February 8, 2009 at 6:42 am |

    there is nothing to fix the download or to make it a premium theme.its working perfectly on mine.you can check it out.btw i am not a paying member here.

  49. Arun Arun February 8, 2009 at 6:49 am |

    you should read the readme file included in the hybrid-news theme to make it work.

  50. [...] Hybrid News is a new theme a part of the Hybrid theme framework (a child theme). It is a news theme that packs a lot of punch. It was designed and developed to help create an attractive theme for your website. It isn’t a blog, photoblog, or theme for your company brochure.  [...]

  51. JoSe JoSe February 9, 2009 at 9:16 am |

    I know it may sound annoying that you have to pay in order to get full support, but trust me, you need no support whatsoever in order to get Hybrid news running.
    Just read the readme file included. And readme file for Hybrid theme is also helpful.
    I have just set it up in another testing blog and did not need any further help other than the readme file.

  52. MyraP MyraP February 9, 2009 at 10:21 pm |

    I’ve read some of the comments since my last post. Hybrid News is AWESOME. I’ve installed this theme on 15 sites.

    I’ve also place this theme on one of my wordpress mu install, I only have 2 problems: The Front Page template doesn’t appear in the list of templates and using phpBay plugin with Hybrid News theme on wordpress mu — however I can work around those issues.

    I can only say if the small few have issue with this theme is just ask for help or search the forum for answers. I fell in love with Visionary theme…now Hybrid News is the best!

  53. Frederick Frederick February 10, 2009 at 1:30 pm |


    I’ve been working with WordPress for over three years now and I’ll tell you something I’ve learned. If it doesn’t work right out of the box (and this theme as downloaded doesn’t) you could spend hours and hours trying to get it working right, but you will continue to have trouble with more an more things down the line. The read me file tells me nothing you can’t learn elsewhere on this site in regards to installation, and it doesn’t solve the issue of wordpress (2.7) telling me the theme is broken and the template is missing.


    There are no answers in the forum, the closest one that came to it a few days ago was an individual who had to delete her files redownload and reinstall Hybrid and Hybrid News. As far as I’m concerned the problem is solved.

  54. Cadillac Cadillac February 10, 2009 at 5:43 pm |

    Frederick :

    I had the same problem and no one could help and it seems many people have the problem, so I’m not sure why Justin has not addressed this yet.

    Some text deleted by admin. Please don’t post things that should go into the support forums, especially statements that are inaccurate.

  55. btfish btfish February 11, 2009 at 7:50 am |

    what can I write in the Series of the custom value?

  56. Dan Dan February 11, 2009 at 8:40 am |

    btfish, ask in the support forums, and I will be glad to give you an answer.

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  58. Matt Kern Matt Kern February 12, 2009 at 12:09 am |

    Beautiful site. Can’t wait to dig in.

    Thanks again.

  59. dinu dinu February 14, 2009 at 12:12 pm |

    great work justin :)
    when are you releasing life collage theme ? :)

  60. [...] 3. Hybrid News [...]

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  62. Michelle Michelle February 18, 2009 at 12:34 pm |

    I like it. Clean and crisp. :)

  63. [...] 3. Hybrid News – View & Download Here [...]

  64. Gon Gon February 20, 2009 at 7:03 am |

    Sorry if i ask it here…
    I’ve finished hybrid theme translation
    but, I’ve a problem..I can’t find my language code on
    because it’s a traditional language..So, what should I do?
    Actually, I’ve already sent you email about it..

  65. Missy (from G34 Media) Missy (from G34 Media) February 20, 2009 at 3:55 pm |

    Love it. And want to install on several of my blogs. However when downloaded, nothing shows up on my wp admin. Weird. Has never happened to me before.

    Just one quick question: Does it matter which theme is downloaded first? I installed the child theme first, then the main one. Does that affect things.

    P.S. I use version 2.7


  66. clindsey48 clindsey48 February 21, 2009 at 1:47 pm |

    I really like the Hybrid News theme. Is there a way to not display the categories in the bar just under the site title?

  67. dr mony dr mony March 2, 2009 at 7:30 am |

    just after watching this theme i am planing to change my current website theme to it……….

  68. silverelf silverelf March 3, 2009 at 11:21 pm |

    Just a future suggestion upgrade, since hybrid news is supposed to be a news theme, shouldn’t the theme be printer friendly? Not sure whether its possible, just a suggestion yupps =)

  69. Lavrai Lavrai March 4, 2009 at 1:16 pm |

    It’s a shame that those who have “support” questions about setting up this “free” premium theme properly have to “pay.” I was using your Structure theme and decided to switch to this Hybrid News theme after realizing you have retired Structure. But since I’m having so much trouble setting it up (the featured slide doesn’t appear, nor do images, nor do the headline categories), and can find no answers on how to use this “free” theme without having to pay for them, I’ll have to look elsewhere.

    I understand everyone has to eat, but goodness. Having to pay to properly use the “free” theme after all?

  70. Hybrid News « Simple Themes Hybrid News « Simple Themes March 7, 2009 at 8:24 am |

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  71. kuzzuk kuzzuk March 16, 2009 at 6:47 am |

    Does it need a index.php file because after uploading the theme, the Manage Themes of Administrator shows a message under Broken Themes saying Hybrid News Template is missing.

    Anyone else experienced this issue?

  72. kuzzuk kuzzuk March 16, 2009 at 6:50 am |

    RTFM. I got it installed properly.

  73. Paolo Paolo March 17, 2009 at 11:37 am |

    Very nice theme. I’ve inserted it in WordPressGala, my WP themes gallery site.

  74. [...] I have just set up a new blog using the sexy Hybrid-News Theme. [...]

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  76. [...] News | Release Page | *requires the Hybrid Theme [...]

  77. Chris Chris April 1, 2009 at 12:57 am |

    Justin, I just noticed that Hybrid News is listed as version 0.1.1 on its theme page. What changed from v 0.1?

  78. Nikolaus Nikolaus April 5, 2009 at 5:12 pm |

    Hey Justin,

    great theme!
    I really like the way you promote your work. Giving out the theme for free and offering help for the ones who need it in payed support is really what I was looking for in terms of GPL. This is, what it should be like – compared to all this premium-trash out there… This makes everybody happy! Thanks

    Btw: sent you an email about customization. Would be happy if you could do it for me. More infos about what is needed to do, if you’re interested.


  79. miccky miccky April 7, 2009 at 2:26 pm |

    I am from China.English is not so good.
    I have spent lots time on the theme,but I still can’t make me satisfied.I want to make my blog as you show to us,but there must be something wrong .
    first :the left top where you show is a women with a ball
    second:how can I put the hottags randow archives together?
    last:the bottom :Topics,Wordpress,TAGS how how how??
    very thanks for helping me

    Email deleted by the administrator.

  80. [...] Live Demo | Download Theme | Release Post [...]

  81. Cirurgia Plastica Cirurgia Plastica April 20, 2009 at 6:56 am |

    That theme is awesome. The rolling gallery with the featured news really gives it a professional look! It seems easy to use too! Thanks

  82. pipesjr pipesjr April 20, 2009 at 8:58 pm |

    Help! If anybody sees this that has downloaded ‘hybrid’: I can’t get it to work! After uploading it to my WP site, all that shows up in my themes thumbnail is a ‘?’ in the header and a blank page! What did I do? Can anyone help me sort this mess out? Thanks…

  83. Vicky Web World Vicky Web World April 24, 2009 at 8:26 am |

    This is the post beautiful free wordpress theme on the internet.

    Thanks. I am using the theme on my website. The theme is not just for news sites, it has an unlimited use.

  84. [...] Live Demo | Download Theme | Release Post [...]

  85. karla karla June 10, 2009 at 12:16 am |

    this is a great theme and i’d like to use it – but when i upload the hybrid news into the ftp, it doesn’t go into a theme file. it breaks apart and all of the theme files are listed *separately* on the main themes page (not sure how to explain it without a screenshot)

    therefore, the theme isn’t showing up on my site as an option to use… any suggestions?

    many thanks!

  86. Robin Robin June 10, 2009 at 4:10 am |

    Great theme!! I was trying to get another NatMag theme going but yours is much better!!

    It would help a lot to put on the install page to have ‘hybrid’ theme installed first and to put hybrid news in the hybrid theme folder. It took me a bit of searching here in the comments and at wptavern but I finally found it. I didn’t found any post in the support forum.

  87. Robin Robin June 10, 2009 at 4:41 am |

    I’m still having the problem to get a correct layout (see my website link) I can’t find any answer about this problem in support forum.

    I have installed it in themes/hybrid/hybrid-news
    Should I install any further plugins?
    Nothing is showing on this manual page “hybrid-news/getting-started” or readme.html included in the theme folder.

  88. [...] Themes Info | Demo [...]

  89. ConnorJack ConnorJack July 11, 2009 at 6:47 am |

    Seriously, wow! Thanks for this theme! I’ve been searching for one like this for ages!

  90. papillooon papillooon July 17, 2009 at 10:02 am |

    Great theme…
    But I think there is a little “but”, according to the demo (not only on my barely installed version) : when the picture are more vertical than horizontal… it is deformed in the slider … isn’t it ?
    like here : Brad Pitt at a Japanese premiere / By Justin Tadlock on February 1, 2009
    Can’t you fix it ?
    Thanks from France anyway, hybrid is a wonderful tool !

  91. Ruggero Ruggero July 19, 2009 at 6:48 am |

    Congratulations for a great theme framework and child theme.
    And I agree that free software + paid support is a great way to go.

    Question: does anybody want to show off their implementations of Hybrid News? Or other people’s? It’s nice to see the vanilla one but we don’t want our websites to look all the same… so I am curious to see the best results in customization for this theme.

    Anybody can list the(ir) best examples?

  92. Johny Kumar Johny Kumar July 22, 2009 at 1:33 am |

    Why does it say ” Stylesheet is missing. Hybrid News Template is missing. ” when i try to install Hybrid News theme? It is Broken. I dont know why?

  93. Nail Nail July 26, 2009 at 4:07 am |

    Beautiful theme! Thank you very much for sharing it. Keep the good work on.

  94. Joe Somebody Joe Somebody August 12, 2009 at 9:20 pm |

    I can’t over how awesome this theme is! The scrolling window is te exact touch I needed to give my poltical blog a professional sheen! I just have one question if anyone could help me. Somehow when tweaking the code to match the blog, I lost my favorite feature – the condensed posts on the front page. The page now shows full length posts. How do I restore it back to the way it originally was? Thanks much.

    the blog is at thelcomment.blogspot.com

  95. John Hoff - WpBlogHost John Hoff - WpBlogHost August 17, 2009 at 3:22 pm |

    Like Johny Kumar, it won’t install for me, either. It says the stylesheet is missing and so is the theme’s files.

    I definitely know how to install themes.

    The odd thing is, when I look at what’s unzipped, there are not theme files (no sidebar.php, index.php, etc.).

    The theme looks great, any ideas what could be wrong? Thanks.

    1. Albert Albert January 24, 2010 at 12:40 pm |

      Yes. Me too getting same error.. expecting help for theme designer…

  96. John Hoff - WpBlogHost John Hoff - WpBlogHost August 17, 2009 at 3:23 pm |

    Ah never mind, I just learned how to read and noticed you said in the article that you need Hybrid installed. Got it ;)

  97. [...] 主题页面 查看演示 [...]

  98. [...] anyone interested, we’ll be working with Hybrid News a pretty sophisticated magazine-style theme by Justin Tadlock. I had thought about using Wynton [...]

  99. [...] Theme info Demo [...]

  100. [...] 主题页面 查看演示 [...]

  101. mike mike January 23, 2010 at 12:49 am |

    Deleted as an inappropriate comment for this site.

  102. muhammad muhammad March 12, 2010 at 1:34 pm |

    What kind slide show plugin that you use on this theme ?

  103. Donna Donna April 3, 2010 at 3:50 am |

    I’ve been Hybrid News on normal WordPress sites, it’s great. But I just tried using it on a WP-MU site, and everything works fine except that the page templates aren’t available. Only the default template appears in the drop down list. I can’t figure it out. Any ideas how to fix it so that the other page templates show up?

  104. [...] 主 题页面 查看演示 [...]

  105. Bonnie Bucqueroux Bonnie Bucqueroux May 10, 2010 at 8:00 pm |

    I thought some of you might enjoy seeing how we used the theme on Lansing Online News – http://lansingonlinenews.com We use Widgetbox to bring in our Tumblr feed, which also posts to Twitter and Facebook. The theme is just great for our purposes.

  106. [...] 主题页面 查看演示 [...]

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    [...] News | Release Page | *requires the Hybrid Theme [...]

  108. ed ed February 6, 2011 at 3:40 pm |

    First of all, congrats for this great theme. I understand why so many people have praised it repeatedly here.

    Now, like many others here, I’m having troubles after installing the child theme. It shows plain text and now sliding effects or categories.

    Now, I would like to pay eventually for this, but how can I do that before trying properly?

    It’s just not working as seen in the demo.

    Any help, I’d appreciate.

  109. pykko pykko February 17, 2011 at 6:17 am |

    On your website says version 0.3 for Hybrid News. If I install I get 0.2. Why?

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