Blue Dog Theme

Zoltan | February 7th, 2009

We are releasing our Blue Dog theme, a light and colorful three column, widget-ready free WordPress theme. This is a unique WordPress theme created by our designers. The unique feature of this theme is that there are over 50 custom headers created covering the most popular dog breeds. You are free to use the header image with no dog photo on top of it as well.

Blue Dog Theme ScreenshotLatest Version: 2.00
Updated on: July 1, 2010

Change log
2009/02/06 v1.00 – Release
2010/07/01 v2.00 – Header title issue has been fixed. With 2.0 even if post title is too long the background will adjust automatically.

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Please contact us if you need any type of custom modification to this theme. We will be happy to send over a free price quote.

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36 Responses to “Blue Dog Theme”

  1. hi,
    i wanted to change the header image, but i cant figure out where to edit the header file.
    can you help?


  2. Hi Gary,

    Sure. The header image is called in the CSS file. Please look for this line and edit it:
    #header {
    width: 100%;
    height: 234px;
    background: url(‘images/header.png’) no-repeat;

    or you can simply overwrite the header.png file in the images folder.

    Good luck!

  3. Interesting theme thank you

  4. Hi, I’m having problem with the header showing at all. please check my site… thanks

  5. Jo D,

    Try removing the / from the CSS file:

    This is what you have now:
    #header {
    width: 100%;
    height: 234px;
    background: url(‘/images/header.png’) no-repeat;

    This is how it should look like:
    #header {
    width: 100%;
    height: 234px;
    background: url(‘images/header.png’) no-repeat;

    Also, it seems that the theme is installed in an incorrect folder:

    It should have been installed in

    Note the extra “/Blue-Dog-1″ folder.

  6. Hi, thankyou for checking it out, I have reinstalled but it still doesn’t work for me… any other ideas?

  7. Hi Jo D,

    You still have the forward slah / in front of :images” in style.css:

    #header {

    width: 100%;

    height: 234px;

    background: url(‘/images/header.png’) no-repeat;


    Again, this is how it should look like:

    #header {

    width: 100%;

    height: 234px;

    background: url(‘images/header.png’) no-repeat;


  8. I found that too just now and have removed it… but it still isn’t working, but will try it for a bit longer.. I appreciate your help.. thank you.

  9. ooh it’s working ;-) mucho gracias

  10. I see, it is working now. Just press CTRL+F5, it will clear your browser’s cache.

  11. Hi,
    I like your theme very much.
    Can i use it for my new Dog Blog ??

  12. Hi, Thanks, sure you can use it for your bog, just make sure to leave the footer intact.

  13. Hi
    I love the theme… but I need a cocker spaniel (preferably blue roan). Is there any way I can put my own photo on the header?

  14. Dear Kristy,

    Thanks for your kind words. Sure you can put your own photo to the header but you would need to use photoshop or some different photo editing software. The header image is ‘wp-content/themes/Blue-Dog-1/images/header.png’
    If you’d like we can do this for you. Please contact me is you are interested.

  15. That’s great theme. Thank you for sharing.

  16. Hi
    I downloaded your theme but it has come up without any header at all! Please Help!! What do I do now? I tried the advice given above, but in my style css file it looks exactly as it should (without the /)


  17. Hi Kristy,

    Change the images/header.jpg to images/header.png in the style.css file


  18. Amazing! Thankyou so much! Now how do I get my own photo onto the header (I am a complete beginner!!)

  19. You are welcome. I am glad I was able to help.

  20. Hi Zoltan, I downloaded your theme, but the dog picture is missing. How can I get it on my blog. This is my first attempt at this.

  21. Hi Cheryl,

    What’s your website?


  22. Hi, is it necessary for me to have the adsense thing? if not, how can I get rid of it


  23. Ruch,

    No, it is not necessary. You can remove it by opening the /wp-content/themes/Blue-Dog-1/sidebar.php file and delete lines 79-93.


  24. Hi Zoltan,
    my website is
    Also, when I tried adding an article, all the text appeared only on the left side. I’m not sure what’s going on.

  25. Hi Cheryl,

    There is nothing loading for this URL:

  26. Arthritis in dogs can be a huge problem that many people never even think of in older dogs.

  27. Hi,

    I like the theme a lot but still learning wordpress html stuff…my site header looks ugly as it kinda over laps the header border and looks silly. How do you align the header (site name) text so it moves across a few pixels please.

  28. Hi there,

    Your theme is just something I was looking for my blog, Thanks. Everything seems to be working fine but sometimes the post title seems to overlap with the post and runs over the blue background. That means the text from the title with #ffffff runs over the text in the post with #000000. Is it just me having this problem.

    Pressed f5 couple of time but no luck…


  29. Hi Vinod Kumar Jadge,

    This was a bug in the theme. We have fixed this bug. Please download version 2.0 above by clicking on the download button.

  30. @trevski,

    It seems that you changed the stlye.css file.
    Anyway, I would recommend for you to download version 2.0 above and if you want to change the style of the header the way it is currently on your site add this to the style.css file:

    #headerimage {
    padding:20px 0px 0px 25px;

  31. Further note this is the error message I get:-
    Warning: fopen(/home/borderco/public_html/wp-content/themes/Blue-Dog-2.0/style.css) [function.fopen]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/borderco/public_html/wp-includes/functions.php on line 3598

    Warning: fread(): supplied argument is not a valid stream resource in /home/borderco/public_html/wp-includes/functions.php on line 3601

    Warning: fclose(): supplied argument is not a valid stream resource in /home/borderco/public_html/wp-includes/functions.php on line 3604

  32. okay fixed the above error but it seems the download doesnt include all the image files:-

    These are the only images I have in the image folder|:-


    Shouldn’t there be more like body image and header images?

  33. Hi Zoltan,

    great theme, can you please tell me what exactly I have to change to make the post and category background white (like yours here) with the nice round corners?



  34. HI, amazing template. Love the ability to change the header to the dog of choice. Thank you.
    Just wondering how to imput my ad into the google ad that shows up after a post.
    Also, are there other areas that I should edit to my pub id.
    The ad on the side I found in the theme editor under sidebar.
    Please let me know if I need to change any other areas.
    Thanks again for a great theme.

  35. Hi i really love this puppy templates, where can i get a free puppy header image for my blog? thanks.

  36. Hi,

    You can download more header images from here:

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