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Progression is a theme that represents movement, innovation and technological advancement. With its elegant design and a whole pack of useful features this theme will turn your website into the fortress of IT and computer knowledge. At the same time, Progression is very simple to master, so even if you are a newbie to WordPress, you will hardly find any difficulties working with this theme. Also, this theme will be great for News magazines, Distribution Services, News Network sites, Movie news, Movie reviews, Sports News, Daily news, Sport newspapers, Sports magazines and Government agencies. Check out Progression and take a large step towards progress!


* Cross-browser compatible
* Two-column design
* Animated Image Slider
* Fixed-layout
* Threaded comments
* Translation-ready
* Pagination
* Customizable header image
* Main colors: white, blue, gray


* Russian (ru_RU)
If you create your own language pack or update the existing one, you can send the text of PO and MO files for BestWebSoft and we’ll add it to the plugin. You can download the latest version of the program for work with PO and MO files Poedit.

Copyrights for Resources used in this theme.

* 1 External font from Google Webfonts is used in Progression Theme:

– Open Sans – License: Apache License Version 2.0 Copyright: Steve Matteson,

* The following js-files are used in the Progression Theme:

– in the “ie” folder License: Apache License Version 2.0 and GPL Version 3. Copyright: Jason Johnston,

– bws-gallery-portfolio.js, bws-gallery-aside.js, ie.js, slcript.js in the “js” folder License: GNU General Public License v2 or later Copyright: the Bestwebsoft team,

* The following images are used in the “img” folder in the Progression Theme

License: GNU General Public License v2 or later Copyright: the Bestwebsoft team,

Manual installation:

Upload the progression folder to the /wp-content/themes/ directory

Installation using “Add New Theme”

  1. 1. From your Admin UI (Dashboard), use the menu to select Themes -> Add New.
  2. 2. Search for ‘progression’.
  3. 3. Click the ‘Install’ button to open the theme’s repository listing.
  4. 4. Click the ‘Install’ button.

Activiation and Use

Activate the Theme through the ‘Themes’ menu in WordPress


After the theme is installed the metabox “Slider Settings” will appear in the WordPress admin panel in the post editing section.
In this metabox you will see two input fields: text-field and checkbox. If you check the checkbox the featured image of this particular post will appear in the slider.
Every post (or page) has its own metabox, so if you go to another post (or page) and check the checkbox there the featured image of that post (or page) will be added to the slider as well, and the slider will have tow slides. You can get as many posts (or pages) to the slider as you want.
The slider itself is located on the frontpage and consists of three parts: title (title of post), image (featured image of post), description (short description typed into the text-field in the metabox “Slider Settings”).

Post Thumbnail Functionality

To post thumbnails we recommend using the image with width equal to 503px.

How can I change language from English into Russian?

WordPress v4.0 and above:
Change the language in the admin settings screen. Settings > General > Site Language.

WordPress v3.9.2 and below:
In the main catalog of your WordPress site, please find wp-config.php file, open it and change define( 'WPLANG', '' ); for define( 'WPLANG', 'ru_RU' );

Can I choose a place to display the Slider?


Does the theme support widgets?

Yes, this theme includes widgets. The following widgets are shown by default: search, recent posts, recent comments, archives, categories.

What will happen if menu reaches the end of the screen?

If menu reaches the end of the screen, the menu will be reflected in the opposite direction.

  1. progression screenshot 1

    Theme home page

V1.9 – 12.05.2015

* Update: Unnecessary scripts was removed from functions.php.
* Update: Unnecessary files bws-gallery-portfolio.js and bws-gallery-aside.js was removed.

V1.8 – 06.05.2015

* Bugfix: Header image was fixed.
* Bugfix: The permalink was removed from the single post/page title.
* Update: “Main Navigation” was internationalized.
* Update: The “System status” was removed from the theme.

V1.7 – 01.04.2015

* Update: We updated the theme to support features in WordPress 4.1.1.
* Update: Screenshot was updated.
* Update: The following files were updated: style.css, header.php, functions.php, screenshot.png.

V1.6 – 30.07.2014

* New: We added progression.pot file.
* Update: We update style.css.

V1.5 – 09.07.2014

* Bugfix: Bug in the searchbox was fixed.

V1.4 – 10.02.2014

* Update: The copyright information was updated.


* Update: The screenshot and the copyright information was updated.
* Update: Provided more detailed instructions on how to use the slider.


* Update: The theme information was updated – screenshot and comments.
* Bugfix: Non-printable characters bug was fixed.


* Update: Code formatting and indentation were fixed.
* Bugfix: Bug in the slider was fixed.

In case you have any questions, or if there is an issue you want to discuss, please visit our Support Forum.

Comments are closed.

  1. tim said:

    How can I change the page title font size and tagline font size and position?

    • Anna said:

      Hi Tim,

      1) In order to change the page title font size find lines 982-988 > h1 {
      font-size: 32px;
      font-weight: bold;
      line-height: 35px;
      margin-bottom: 5px;
      margin-top: 8px;

      and change the font-size value ( 32px ) for the necessary size.
      You can also change the position and other parameters of this element’s style
      #progression-logo h1 by assigning its own css style and adding it to the end of the css file:

      For example:
      #progression-logo h1 {
      margin-left: 30px;

      2) In order to change tagline font size find lines 888-896

      #progression-logo h2 {
      color: rgb(127, 127, 127);
      float: right;
      font-style: italic;
      font-size: 13px; /*.8em 13px*/
      letter-spacing: .02em;
      max-width: 270px;
      text-align: right;

      and change the value of the font-size ( 13px ) for the necessary size.


  2. Carlier said:

    Could you give a simple example, to use the metabox to configure a slider ? I used a featured image (only one ?), and add a little text in the metabox, but I didn’t succeed to make the slider appear ?!?
    St├ęphane (France)

    • Anna said:

      Hi St├ęphane,

      Dashboard -> Setting -> Reading
      Have you selected “Your latest posts” in block “Front page displays”?