RCG Forest

RCG Forest is a theme for WordPress blogs, originally inspired in Green Grapes theme.

The main features of this theme are:

  • green and gray as main colors;
  • flexible width;
  • two columns (with widgets support);
  • footer widgets support;
  • prepared to be localized (the default language is English, but it is localized in Portuguese);
  • custom header;
  • custom background.

The theme was rewritten for version 2.0, now providing a responsive design, based on HTML5 and CSS3. The support for some WordPress features (such as featured images, or custom headers) was also improved.




RCG Forest - Source Code (2.0.4)


RCG Forest theme screenshot: main page

RCG Forest theme screenshot: main page


  • 2.0.4 (2013-07-22)
    • Improved CSS.
  • 2.0.3 (2013-07-21)
    • Fixed bug in theme localization.
  • 2.0.2 (2013-07-20)
    • Improved CSS.
  • 2.0.1 (2013-07-15)
    • Added permanent link for articles in their dates;
    • Improved CSS.
  • 2.0.0 (2013-07-13):
    • Theme rewritten using HTML5 and CSS3, and providing a responsive design;
    • Added support for featured images;
    • Added support for featured post;
    • Added support for footer widgets;
    • Improved support for custom headers;
    • Added support for custom background;
    • Added support for custom menu;
    • Increased size of theme components;
    • Other improvements.
  • 1.7.0 (2010-09-11):
    • Added German translation (by Andreas Beraz).
  • 1.6.3 (2010-09-11):
    • Added body_class().
  • 1.6.2 (2010-09-03):
    • Fixed bug introduced in version 1.6.0 (RSS link).
  • 1.6.1 (2010-08-29):
    • Improved CSS.
  • 1.6.0 (2010-08-29):
    • Added support for features introduced in the last WordPress versions;
    • Improved source code.
  • 1.5.0 (2010-05-11):
    • Added Russian and Belarusian translations (by Marcis G.).
  • 1.4.0 (2010-03-15):
    • Added French translation (by Jean-Baptiste Nizet).
  • 1.3.2 (2009-09-20):
    • Improved titles formatting;
    • Improved CSS.
  • 1.3.1 (2009-09-17):
    • Fixed error in header formatting.
  • 1.3.0 (2009-08-23):
    • Added custom header support.
  • 1.2.2 (2009-08-19):
    • Improved images and captions formatting.
  • 1.2.1 (2009-08-12):
    • Added publication time to post pages.
  • 1.2.0 (2009-08-11):
    • Added ability to comment pages;
    • Fixed images and captions formatting;
    • Fixed CSS.
  • 1.1.0 (2009-08-10):
    • Blog subtitle is now shown (if defined);
    • Fixed list formatting.
  • 1.0.0 (2008-07-03):
    • Initial version.


Kevin Cooper24/03/2013 - 5:13pm

I am using the RCG Forest theme for my community blog and it is fantastic! Thank you for creating such a wonderful theme.

One request: can you make the theme responsive so it will look good on mobile devices? Thanks!


Rui Carlos Gonçalves26/03/2013 - 11:17am

The theme needs to be updated, to include some of the new features WordPress provides now. I've started working on a new version more than a year ago, but I had no time to finish it :\

When I update the theme, I'll try to make it responsive. However, I don't know when I'll have time to update it.

Daisy08/10/2013 - 9:03am

How do I remove comments for pages on this theme. Thanks.

Rui Carlos Gonçalves08/10/2013 - 3:37pm

Daisy, you can delete comments in the Admin Panel (in the Comments tab), like in other themes.

Yimeng01/02/2014 - 10:46am

Hello, I am from China. Thank you for making such a concise theme.

Because the Chinese version of the special platoon habit, I would like to know how to modify the text of paragraph spacing.

I am aware of the need to modify the style.css file, but do not know which line you want to modify specific.

Thank you for advice.

Rui Carlos Gonçalves01/02/2014 - 4:01pm

Hello Yimeng,

To change paragraph spacing, go to the CSS block that starts at line 768, and change the margin properties. You can use the values below, for example:

margin: 0 0 28px;
margin: 0 0 2rem;

You may also want to increase line-height (in style.css, around lines 774 and 783, change line-height property value to 2, for example).

Yimeng01/02/2014 - 4:41pm

Your reply is very timely, and help me solve the problem perfectly.

Thank you.

I wish you happy.

Peter19/02/2014 - 11:34am

I am using the RCG Forest theme for a new Web Site (this is my first attempt at creating one) and I am really enjoying using it. I have created various pages and child pages so they show up in a Drop down list. However if I click on the top page it always opens up a blank page. Is there a way that I can stop it opening up and only work if I go down to the first or second item in the drop down list? I hope you understand what I am saying and look forward to your reply

Rui Carlos Gonçalves20/02/2014 - 7:35pm

For those with the same issue as Peter (previous comment), see this link.

Peter21/02/2014 - 1:36pm

Re my post of the 19th Feb,

Thanks to the reply I had from you it has solved my problem and I doubt whether I would ever have been able to solve this problem without it.

I had spent weeks trying to work out how to stop the “parent” pages (in my header menu) from opening up to show a blank page. All I wanted was for it to only allow the “child” pages in the drop down list to open.

I recommend people to look at the link you gave me that explains how to stop this happening. Go to http://wordpress.org/support/topic/top-level-navigation-item-to-have-no-link#post-2378855 and follow their instructions.

Once again thank you for your help.

hasan17/03/2014 - 7:33am

Thanks for the nice theme.

I am using it in my website. I want to set the width of the site at 960 pixels. Currently, the site takes up the whole screen and I can't find the option to set the width (the theme thumbnail shows a preview that doesn't take up the whole screen).

Rui Carlos Gonçalves18/03/2014 - 9:49am

Hi hasan,

You will need to set the max-width properties of .site. You can do this editing file style.css around lines 1278. Try to set the properties to something like:

max-width: 880px;
max-width: 62.857142857rem;

(There is a padding of 40px on each side, so you get 880px+40px+40px=960px.)

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