Qalam – News WordPress Theme






Version: 1.2.6 or higher

File size: 7.1 MB


Qalam encompasses clean and modern design, backed with host of customization options using Elementor Page Builder and Kirki Customizer. Built with semantic markup and organized code, the theme is optimized for SEO and Schema Microdata. Qalam supports advertisement spots in important locations of a web page to improve revenue from ads on your site.

The theme includes WP Post Modules plugin worth $29 for free. This multi tool posts plugin makes it easy to present posts in desired style and at any location of a page, including widget areas.

Full feature list

100% Responsive, optimized for Retina display
WordPress 5.3.x ready
Boxed / Stretched layout
Dynamic layout width
Theme options via WordPress Customizer using Kirki Customizer
Multiple Sidebars layout (1 sidebar, 2 sidebars or full width)
Unlimted Google Fonts for body text, headings, navigation, etc.
Customizable colors for header area, navogation, widget area headings, secondary area background, footer area, etc.

Drag and drop page builder support via Elementor Page Builder plugin
12 prebuilt Home page layouts included as Elementor JSON files and WordPress XML files
2 custom templates for full width and blank canvas page

4 header layout styles
Sticky navigation bar
Site title and logo image via Customizer
Off canvas Mobile Menu
Multi-level WordPress menu
2 search panel styles – Full Screen Overlay and Inline
Social sharing links in header
WooCommerce cart count with products list dropdown

5 global archive styles (gird, list, classic, full post and Material card)
Image resize on-the-fly using BFI Thumb via customizer
Create any style archive page using WP Post Modules Plugin (Included for Free)
AJAX supported on archive posts created usingWP Post Modules
Post Module Features

Multiple Display styles
– 4 sub styles
– Unlimited multiple columns
– Custom Gutters
– Custom split ratio for thumbnail + content
– Create any sized list from small to large thumbnails
– Circular images for list thumbnails
– Content can be separated as full border, half border or no border
– Multi Column lists
– Multiple columns
– Custom gutters
– Overlay Content with custom background color and gradients
– Custom overlay content margin/padding
– Show overlay as always, on-hover or never
– Image zoom and rotate effect on hover
– Custom ticker title length
– Custom ticker animation duration
– Custom ticker label text
– Custom ticker label background and foreground with color picker
Bullet List
– Plain list with bullets
– Bullet size and color options
– List spacing options
Responsive controls for typography, columns, grid sizes, gutters, etc.
Advanced Typography options with complete Google Fonts library
– Set font size, line height, font weight, letter spacing, etc.
– Responsive controls for typography
– Custom colors for titles, excerpt, category links, post meta, etc.
Custom WP Query builder
– Show posts from categories, tags, custom post types, taxonomies, post IDs, author IDs, etc.
– Supports offset and post exclusion to prevent redundancy of posts
– Order and Orderby parameters supported
jQuery Owl Slider
– Supported for Grid, List and Tile display styles and their sub styles
– Change number of slides per view
– Toggle animation loop
– Toggle auto play
– Set autoplay timeout
– Set animation speed and animation types (slide, zoom and fade)
– Toggle auto height
– Toggle previous/next navigation
– Toggle dots navigation
– Stagepadding support
Image resize on-the-fly using BFI Thumb
– Custom width, height and hard crop feature
– Set image quality from 1 to 100 (Optimization Option)
– Auto convert images to grayscale
– Auto colorize image from color picker
– Native Thumbnails with sourceset attributes supported
Text content options
– Choose heading tag from h1 to h6 and p (SEO factor)
– Choose main title font size and font weight
– Set paragraph tag and font size
– Auto trimming of post excerpt at desired word length
– Toggle readmore link with custom readmore text
– Show/hide post meta items like category, author, date, excerpt and comments
– Auto conversion of category links into expandable dropdown if category links are more than a specifid number
– Show author avatar in post meta
– Built in style and function support for WP Review and Post Views Counter plugin
Social sharing per post module. (Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp, LinkedIn, GooglePlus, Pinterest, VK, Reddit, Email)
Valid Schema microdata on generated post content
– Schema properties can be changed from widget settings
AJAX next/previous navigation and loadmore feature for grid, list and tile display styles
Translation ready with RTL Support

Sample POT file included for translation
Supports languages with rtl orientation
Compatible with translation plugins like Loco Translate and qTranslate X
Single Posts

Multi Sidebar layouts for posts
3 Single post styles – Full width, Full Header and Inline Header
Automated featured images per post (can be disabled from customizer)
Video post format
Social sharing buttons (15+) with floating share button on single post
Inline advertisement areas per post (before and after main content)
Related posts based on category or tags
Author bio with avatar and description
Social follow buttons in author bio
Floating Next/Previous posts navigation with thumbnail and title
Multi level nested comments with gravatar support
Widget Areas

1 top widget area
1 header widget area (for logo + banner style layout)
2 global widget areas before and after main content
2 inline widget areas before and after single post content
2 sidebar widget areas
1 secondary widget area with 8 columns support (columns can be set via customizer)
1 footer widget area with 8 columns support (columns can be set via customizer)
SEO support

Optimized for SEO and schema microdata
Semantic and heirarchical markup
Internal links on single posts via related posts
Supports Yoast SEO plugin
Miscellaneous features

WooCommerce 3.6.x ready with built in style support and integration
Fontawesome 5.9.0 icon library included
Google fonts via Customizer
WordPress Custom background supported
WordPress site icon (favicon) supported
Valid HTML5 markup on theme generated data
Supported on all modern browsers, IE 9 and above
Pre configured Child theme included in main download
Filter and action hooks applied wherever possible and required
Sample site data included in XML format. Includes posts.xml, pages.xml and home layouts in JSON data for Elementor.
Performs above average with pagespeed tests. (Further depends upon how many modules are used on a page and with what size images.)
Theme developed and tested up to WordPress 5.3.x, php 5.5.12 to 7.3.5 and MySQL 5.7.26

Additional information

Licence Unlimited

Personal Usage -Normal Licence, Commercial usage -GPL Licence