Discussion on Bone - Minimal & Clean WordPress Blog Theme

Discussion on Bone - Minimal & Clean WordPress Blog Theme

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I just updated to version 4.0.4 and I see that the “Bone options” page on backend is gone. Is it not available anymore?

And what exactly the plugin “Bone Core” handles?


It has been moved to Appearance → Customize → Bone Settings to follow ThemeForest’s guideline. The Bone Core plugin handles core features of the theme and is required to use the theme as a mandatory by ThemeForest’s requirements.


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Thanks for the info, MD!

So, the Meta Box and Meta Box AIO plugins are not needed anymore, right?

No they’re not needed anymore as they were replaced with the ACF Pro plugin.

Hello, i cant seem to get the post type “review” to work – In the documentation it says to <<check Show review score checkbox option.>> but that option isnt available anywhere in the post. can you please give more guidance? Thanks.

Hi there, sorry I didn’t get the notification for your comment. Since version 4.0 the theme got a revamp and the review post feature has been removed.


Demo: Error establishing a database connection.

Please check it out again, we don’t have any issue accessing demo site.

when will the next update come????

Hi there, we’re working on it. Unfortunately there’ve been major changes in the required plugins of the theme therefore we have to change our plan. Also we’re making a revamp for the theme with updated code and design. Sorry for the delay and we hope you will be patient as we’re working on it.


I am tempted by this beautiful theme, but i am wondering—can posts be displayed by category on the home page? Or is it only possible to show “latest posts”?

Hi there, currently it’s only possible to show latest posts on the main section of the homepage. However you can list posts by category in the section beneath (More Reading).

Hello I am interested to buy your theme. But before that I have a question to ask. Can we show updated date instead of published date on post and Google search as well? Is there any option for that or by adding some php? If possible do let me know.

And what fonts this site is using, I want a similar looking site as this (uses your theme): https://www.dexteroid.com

Thank you

Hi there,

Currently there’s no option to use updated date instead of published date, however you can use a child theme with additional php code for that.

Sorry but I don’t know what the fonts are used on that site. Please notice the site is using an old version of the theme, some elements have changed or being removed. Please visit our demo for latest references.


So can you make the childtheme or provide the php code for that?

Yes of course, I can help with that.

Hi minimaldog,

I am very interested in purchasing your theme. I have juste a few questions before doing so.

On the Demo 4, is it possible to add a small extract of the post on the 3 first post on the top? Is it possible to set a limit for the number of post displayed, it seems it scrolls until last one, I would like 10 post maximum and then go to next page. Is it possible to add a section “Featured articles” under the section “Popular” in the sidebar?

Thank you in advance for your answer. :)

Hi there,

1. Right now it’s not possible but I can make you a child theme to do that or we can consider make it an option for the theme.

2. Yes it’s possible. You can set the pagination in the theme’s settings panel for that. Available are: Default (page numbers with next and previous), Next and previous, Load more button and Infinite scroll.

3. The theme has a post listing widget, you can use it to display your featured articles.


Update ?????????????????????

We released an update for WordPress 5.7 on 22/03/2021.

Hi, I don’t understand ??? You ask me to give you access to wordpress and I have no news. I’d rather you tell me you’re not taking care of my problem rather than waste my time. I prefer that you say no to me then and I call a developer. Thank you

This is a misunderstanding. I already answered your question here: https://themeforest.net/item/bone-minimalist-and-modern-responsive-wordpress-blog-theme/13087859/comments. Sorry I didn’t give you a notice about answering you in the comments section there since I was thinking you would get a notification.

Ok, I see that with an independant developer. thank you.

Apparently there’s a bug on 2.5 where special characters on Gutenberg image block captions are replaced with symbols, like when the file is not on UTF-8. But it affects only the captions.

For example, “çã” turns into “çã”.

In 2.4 it works fine. Testing with Wordpress 5.7.

If you are about to release a new version, please take this in consideration.


Thanks for the heads up, really appreciate that!

no update? :(

Sorry, we’re working on it but there will be a delay. We plan to release it this week.

Hi there, I was browsing through your theme. It looks interesting to me but before I go and buy it, I have a few question. Appreciate if you could answer them. 1. Can I change the fonts of the theme? 2. Does it support modified date for single post? 3. Can I change the color of the theme? 4. Are you guys planning to add more demo?

Thanks in advance!

Hello, thanks for asking.

1. Yes, the theme supports Google fonts.
2. Currently posts only show published date but we can add that feature.
3. Yes you can change the primary color of the theme.
4. Currently we have no plan to add more demos.


Hi, why I don`t see any child theme inside theme folder?

Hi there, please make sure you download the theme package, not the WordPress theme (.zip file) only.

Okay, I`ve downloaded All files & documentation. Here is the print screen what`s inside. https://prnt.sc/umpju0 Maybe you included the child theme with the Woocommerce theme version? And forgot it here?

You’re right, I’m so sorry for the inconvenience. Please send me an email or create a ticket at https://minimaldog.ticksy.com/, I’ll send you the child theme.

Is this theme still maintained?

Yes of course, we are working on an update for the freshly released WordPress 5.5


How about a shortcode for author box for better customization of an authors list page?

I know there’s a Bone Authors List, but I can’t change authors order or add text between them…

Hi there, you can try this plugin for shortcode for author box: https://wordpress.org/plugins/about-author/

I have a question. Does this template come along with some of the demos shown on the live preview?

Alright, thank you.

Definitely the best time ever. Super light weight and i will recommend this to anyone at anytime.

Thank you very much for your kind words!

What function does the Meta Box plugin serve? Is it really necessary or can I remove it? It keeps asking me to update/upgrade and refers to a required license key?

It’s used to add extra meta boxes for the individual posts and pages settings. You just need to dismiss the message and it won’t ask for a license any more. If that doesn’t work, send me an email at minimaldog.themes@gmail.com and I will send you the license key.

Hello again!

How can I remove Facebook and Twitter meta tags from template? I already have my own code for these and now they are duplicated.


Hi, you can add this code to your child theme’s functions.php:
remove_filter('wp_head', 'md_bone_add_header_meta');

Hey, thanks for your reply!

However, this code didn’t worked. I tried it in two different instalations, and got no changes. Is there any other workaround?

Got a solution. I just edit directly at inc/minimaldog-utilities.php No idea why your code didn’t work, but now it’s ok. Thanks again! :)

Hi, I just purchased the theme. Is it possible to add the Featured block at categories page?


Hi there,

Currently it’s not possible to use the Featured block in category pages but we have plan to add it to future updates.


Thanks, that would be great!

In the meantime, is there any hack I could do on template files to get this done? Or do you recommend any slider plugin with similar fashion?

You can create a child theme then edit the category.php template of the child theme. The featured block is at the top of the parent theme’s index.php.

Hi. Nice theme. Is it possible to edit the “popular posts” list above the post eg. 1) remove it on mobile devices 2) change the posts? Is it compatible with the latest WP version and all Gutenberg features? Can I add text to the homepage eg a welcome message? How is the homepage organised? Do you offer payed individual customization? Thanks

Hi there!

1. Yes we can use CSS to hide the widget at certain screen sizes.

2. The widget use posts populated by the WP Popular Posts plugin so that’s totally up to the plugin to decide which posts will be shown. We’re pushing an update to make it compatible to the latest changes of WordPress generally as well as Gutenberg.

3. You can add widgets to the sidebar before the latest posts section for your welcome message. The homepage can be set up by selecting options in theme’s setting panel. Unfortunately we don’t offer customization at the moment.



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