Amazing Grace theme updated!

Amazing Grace theme has been updated with following changes

  1. Added translation support (currently added Portuguese )
  2. WP 3.0 compatibility with navigation menus support
  3. Fixed comments and sidebar CSS issues
  4. Many more small tweaks and issues

If you translate the theme into another language please let me know.

Go grab the new version !

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  1. Bruno
    May 29th, 2011 8:54 PM

    Hi Vladimir,

    I'm using your theme and really love it.

    I have a question about the comment.php file.

    At the end of the file, there is not any " ?>" after the last "<?endif". I'm not developper, so I'm not sure if it is normal or if it was forgottened ?

    ID, $req) );


  2. Joe
    Nov 5th, 2010 9:17 PM

    Using the latest version, the right sidebar is underneath the left sidebar. How to get them next to each other?


  3. Oct 26th, 2010 6:15 PM

    thanks , I love this theme very much!

  4. Алёна
    Oct 16th, 2010 6:21 AM


    Шаблон у меня - Amazing Grace. У меня в сайт-баре(в обоих) в админ панели не отображаются виджеты, хотя на блоге все есть и когда из панели виджетов я ставлю виджет на какой либо сайт-бар, то все то что там было до этого(виджеты) исчезает с блога - в чем может быть причина?

    • Oct 16th, 2010 11:55 AM

      Sorry, I am afraid I do not speak Russian.

  5. Oct 16th, 2010 12:30 AM

    Hi Vladimir,

    I'm choosing your theme to create my new site in WordPress but I'd really like to be able to add a "enter your email address to subscribe widget. However, it's not available in all of the widgets you offer.

    Could you please let me know how I can add that, and not just rely on the RSS feed?

    • Oct 16th, 2010 11:55 AM

      Perhaps there is a plugin that does that, have you checked plugins?

  6. Oct 14th, 2010 3:11 PM

    Is there anything that needs to be updated for Blue Grace? I updated Amazing Grace to 3.6, but Blue Grace still shows 3.1...

    • Oct 15th, 2010 12:41 PM

      hi Graham

      There is new version of Blue Grace too, I am just waiting for it to be accepted to WordPress directory.

      For now you can just download it directly from

      • Oct 16th, 2010 1:52 AM

        Perfect. Thanks for the link. I love the theme!

      • Oct 16th, 2010 2:04 AM

        Is Amazing Grace needed anymore if you have Blue Grace, or are they now independent?

        • Oct 16th, 2010 11:53 AM

          They are now independent.

  7. Razvan
    Oct 1st, 2010 12:38 PM

    Hi Vladimir ..

    I have a question and right now I don't know where to ask it .. to get a postive answer ..

    I have a website based on wordpress 3.0.1. with a theme according to the version .. what I want to know if there's a way to add 3 languages to a wordpress template ..? or if there's a plugin that allows me to have "at least 3 different category area, for each language" .. because I have now a plugin .. that allows me to change my title but not the "slug" .. so what I have is 3 areas with different languages but with the same category slug ..

    So I am after a plugin that either gives me 2-3 different categorys or a plugin that rewrites my category ...

    Thanks for reading ...

    • Oct 16th, 2010 11:53 AM

      I think there is a plugin called WPML that does something like that

  8. Sep 29th, 2010 5:19 PM

    Hi Vladimir, Thanks a lot for this really amazing theme. I did a German translation by editing the existing "po-file" and creating a "mo-file" with poEDit. Unfortunately the German translation is not visible - should I change in die php-files??? If you'd like to have the edited file for German translation, I'd be happy to send it to you - but where?
    Best regards, Dorothee
    P.S. The mentioned url/site is online, but no real content at the moment, just testing the possibilities... I've changed the header-photos without knowing about your tutorials so there is no white around at the moment - think I will correct this again.

  9. Sep 29th, 2010 5:09 PM

    Hi Vladimir:

    Do you have somewhere to point me regarding showing images within the archives and categories?

    Alos, and more critical - and I wonder if anyone else is seeing this - when I try to publish a post as a contributor OR as an admin, the post immediately just brings me back to the EDIT POST page and the post is not entered into the system - tho I can preview it? Any suggestions?


  10. Sep 29th, 2010 2:27 PM

    Dear Vladimir,

    Here there is a persian version of this theme translated but not updated.

    Please embed it to original and update it if possible!


    • Sep 29th, 2010 3:31 PM

      Is the translation for version 3.6 of the theme?

  11. Sep 29th, 2010 1:15 PM

    Hi Vlad,

    Can you please help to figure out how to make pages and posts hyper links in blue instead of green color and sidebars to leave as it is in green? I 'm still stack on how to create a variable in order to change it.


  12. Sep 28th, 2010 10:13 PM

    Two things:

    1 - how on earth do I get posts in category and archive to show thumbnails? Is there an easy way to do this?

    2 - I just thought I'd let you know that I upgraded the older theme to Buddypress - then decided not to use it, and there is NO way to Un-Upgrade it so .....happily I will reinstall your files! I was referencing this - but I cannot for the life of me get the theme to pay attention!


  13. Thomas
    Sep 22nd, 2010 10:04 AM

    I see that your theme now adds a "Home" menu automatically. How do I turn it off or rename it?

    • Sep 22nd, 2010 10:05 AM

      You can create a custom menu using WordPress navigation system now

  14. Sep 21st, 2010 10:00 AM

    Thanks for the update, but for now I keep the old version because with the new I've got the error :
    Fatal error: Call to undefined function: scandir() in wp-content/themes/amazing-grace3.6/functions.php on line 471

    • Sep 22nd, 2010 8:59 AM

      Thanks I will test this ASAP

  15. Sep 21st, 2010 1:29 AM

    How do you change the photos at the top of the page? I have an Arizona themed website and would like to insert Arizona photos at the top of the page. I have perused my WP dashboard and can't seem to find any page that allows to change the pictures.

  16. Sep 20th, 2010 10:58 PM


    Thanks for the update.

    There is, however, something that I'd really like you to fix since the current setup makes it unnecessarily difficult to customize your theme.

    In the header.php you have:
    [link rel="stylesheet" href="[?php bloginfo('stylesheet_url'); ?]" type="text/css" media="screen" /]

    Unfortunately this has the effect of requiring that you duplicate all the CSS from the parent theme and editing the changes, as you've done with blue grace. This is very inefficient and if you add some feature, I'm going to have to reapply all my tweaks to your code.

    This is a MUCH better solution IMHO. Take out the hard coded link and add the following to functions.php:

    add_action('wp_print_styles', 'add_grace_stylesheet');
    function add_grace_stylesheet() {
    $myThemeUrl = get_template_directory_uri() . '/style.css';
    wp_register_style('themeStyle', $myThemeUrl);
    $myStyleUrl = get_stylesheet_directory_uri() . '/style.css';
    wp_register_style('childStyle', $myStyleUrl, array('themeStyle'));
    wp_enqueue_style( 'childStyle');
    } else {
    wp_enqueue_style( 'themeStyle');

    This has the effect of registering the stylesheet from amazing grace, and if you are in a child theme, registering the stylesheet for the child theme with the parent theme as a dependancy. Then the correct handle is enqueued.

    This could be made more robust by adding a filter which allows you to change the dependencies of my child style.

    • Sep 22nd, 2010 9:01 AM

      Good one, will make it into the next version

  17. Sep 20th, 2010 6:33 PM


    I've done a tranlation in french of Amazing Grace v3.0 as you can see here:
    I do this manually in the code.
    Should I do the same with 3.6 version or are there an other method ?

    Thanks for your fabulous work.


  18. Sep 20th, 2010 3:02 PM

    I forgot to say............Thank you! For all the effort you put into these themes and for how well they work!

  19. Sep 20th, 2010 3:00 PM

    I have been running Amazing Grace and Amazing Grace Blue on todaysmower and movingsnow for well over a year now with now issues whatsoever!

    My customers love the themes. The layout, the navigation and all the features you put into the theme.

    I see through my wordpress admin panel that I can update my themes using the dashboard. I don't need to download it and reinstall the theme. I know almost nothing about changing and modifying themes so they are running pretty much stock.

    I would like to learn about changing the colors of Amazing Grace if anyone would be willing to show me (and everyone else)