Barebones Theme

A Responsive theme for Desktop, Tablet and Phone with built in Customizer

Barebones, introduced as our bundled core theme with Simple:Press version 5.6.3, has a modern, crisp and more minimal styling. It utilizes glyphs to reduce http requests and boost performance. While it fully supports our ‘overlay’ styling technology, Barebones comes complete with a simple color customizer making it easy and quick to style your forum to match the colors of your website.

Note that any Simple:Press theme sits on top of your WordPress theme and to fully achieve Barebones responsiveness on different platforms then a WordPress responsive theme is also required.

All theme screenshots are taken from our support forum and may contain elements, such as custom icons, that are not pre-supplied but can be added by the end-user or, in some cases, from additional plugins.

Child Theme Framework

If you need to customize your Barebones theme then the Barebones Child Framework is what you need.

Barebones Child Theme Framework

Customise your Theme safely with our Child Theme Framework

Change Log


  • Fix: views and replies does not align correctly


  • Fix: Add support for SP_USE_UPLOAD_DIR for using sp-resources in uploads


  • Tweak: Adjust so its better laid out in the 20/20 theme. 10% margin on left and right to attempt to center the forum; max width of 80%.


  • Tweak: Use a better theme image


  • Tweak: Make sure that Push Notifications icons do not show on the front-end unless the user has filled out the keys in their user profiles.


  • New: Add support for PUSH NOTIFCATIONS add-on
  • New: Add support for CANNED REPLIES add-on


  • New: Changes to support major new release of Simple:Press (6.0)

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