Update: Version4.2 make the theme compatible with the latest woocommerce version. Updating is highly recommended! :)

Propulsion is a responsive WordPress Theme (try resizing your browser), suited for users who want to create a business, portfolio or eCommerce site. The Theme is built on top of the fabulous woocommerce shop plugin as well as the bbPress Forum plugin. It comes with a plethora of options so you can modify layout, styling, colors and fonts directly from within the backend. 3 Slideshows, 21 predefined skins (which are easy to modify from your backend), font and color options as well as dynamic template builder will help you create the Website you need in no time.

SEO (Search engine optimization)
The theme is built with SEO best practices in mind. It uses semantical valid HTML code and CSS so search engines can index the content of your site with ease. Important content is always placed before unimportent in your source code (eg: Blog Post content before Sidebar), Headlines are wrapped in heading tags (h1, h2, h3 etc) to signalise their importance to search engines. The site also uses heavy internal site linking, which is also of vital for search engines (related posts, primary and secondary navigation menus, footer navigation, etc) With this WordPress Template you are well equipped to get a high google ranking and attract visitors to sell them your fabulous products ;)


Key Features Overview

  • Responsive designs that addapts to smaller devices (iphone, ipad)
  • 3 different responsive Slideshows (Adaptavia, Fade Slider, Moving Slider) that are optimized for mobile devices (hardware accelerated CSS3 slider)
  • Post Format Support: Standard, Gallery, Link, Quote
  • Multiple Slideshows possible
  • Buildt on top of the woocommerce shop plugin
  • Forum plugin ready:bbpress forum plugin
  • 21 predefined skins, easy to edit and modify. Any number of skins possible
  • Supports Videos from any major video hosting service as well as self hosted HTML5 Videos with flash fallback
  • Translation ready with mo/po files
  • Template Builder for unique page layouts (Landing Pages, Frontpages, Videopages etc)
  • Visual Shortcode editor with preview function
  • Custom Widgets like: Combo Widget, Recent News, Recent Portfolio entries, Advertising, Twitter, Twitter + RSS follower count
  • Color picker options for any number of gorgeous color settings.
  • Unqiue Sidebars for each page/category possible
  • Extensive User Manual, short videos and professional theme support by me and my team to fix any kind of problems
  • Growing community in our support forum: 4500 registered users, 5300 Topics, 25000 Posts. We do care that your site works!
  • jQuery 100% unobtrusive wich degrades gracefully if javascript is turned off
  • Contact Form Builder: Modify your contact form from your backend: add/remove/modify the available inputs, textareas, dropdowns and checkboxes
  • Code built with SEO best practice in mind
  • PSDs included


This is a responsive theme, able to adapt its layout to the screen size of your visitors. (try resizing the screen and see for yourself) The Slideshows for this theme are also touch enabled and hardware accelerated, which means they are working super sleek on mobile device like ipad or iphone :)

Localization & Internationalization

The theme already comes with multiple language files prepacked and is fully internationalized and translation ready.

It also supports the WPML (WordPress Multilingual )Plugin in a unique way: if the Plugin is active, for each language you use, you can create a unique option set in your backend, which allows you to serve visitors from different countries totally different websites (or if you want just a simple translation)

With the plugin you can

  • add a logo for each language
  • use a custom layout and styles for each language
  • use different dynamic templates for each language
  • translate the portfolio for each language
  • etc etc
  • in short: every language gets a unique option set

Language files Included:

Po/mo files are included so you can create your own language files

Support and Documentation

The theme comes with an extensive help file with videos to help you understand how it works. If you encounter any problems or have questions once you purchased the theme feel free to drop us a notice at http://www.kriesi.at/support

We have 4500 registered members that often help out faster than we can. Nevertheless you will always recieve a response from me or my support team. More than 25000 Posts show that we do care that your site works fine ;)

A short notice: The reasons I have chosen to use my own forum are quite simple:

  1. Themeforest support threads are not searchable. Since most questions are asked over and over again a searchable forum will greatly enhance your experience since the answer to your question might already be there.
  2. Second Reason: people can’t respond to each other at themeforest to help each other out, which often happens on the support forums.


2016 September 16th – Version 4.2

- style.css - new version number
- folder config-woocommerce 
    - the theme now works properly with woocommerce 2.6+

- folder framework:
    - updates to the latest version with small bugfixes and improvements 

Update: 2014 August 27

This release ensures WordPress 4.0 compatibility and fixes by making our framework ready for the latest jQuery version

Please update
 - file: style.css
 - folder: framework

2014 February 13th – Version 2.3

file style.css: updated version number
folder config-woocommerce: updated for latest version

2014 January 9th – Version 2.2

file style.css: updated version number
file includes/loop-portfolio.php - fixed a bug with portfolio sorting options not displaying

folder framework: 
    - updated for wordpress 3.8 compatibility
    - added updating option from the themes backend

2013 April 19th – Version 2.0

file style.css: updated version number
file config-bbpress/bbpress-mod-21.css - small improvements for the latest version of bbpress
file functions.php - bugfix

folder framework: several bug-fixes and improvements
folder js: prettyphoto update
folder config-woocommerce: many small update to make woocommerce faster and work fine with version 2.0.7
folder includes: multiple small changes to fix several small issues

2013 04 03 – Version 1.9

file style.css: updated version number
folder framework: update to the latest version of the framework.
file includes/helper-templates.php - small improvements
file js/avia.js changed indentation string for mobile menus to dash, so iOS 6 properly displays menu structure

folder: config-woocommerce: update all files for version 2.0 comapt
    file: config-woocommerce/config.php - added new 2.0 hooks filters and updated deprecated functions
    file: config-woocommerce/woocommerce-mod.css - fixed a css issue on mobile devices, updated all classnames to the new .woocommerce- prefix 
    file: config-woocommerce/woocommerce-mod.js - added small script that removes input number fields and replaces them with input text, since the styling is horrible and unfixable on opera atm

2012 21 03 – Version 1.8

file style.css: updated version number
file css/layout.css: fixed a slider issue
file includes/helper-slideshow.php - added a check to prevent slider display when on forum pages
file forum.php - modified page loop to work with bb press 2.2.3
file: loop-portfolio.php - changed behavior of sortable portfolio so that empty categories no longer appear
file includes/admin/register-shortcodes.php - small modification to the iconbox shortcode

folder config-bbpress: improved compatibility with the latest version of bbpress
        - fixed a problem with slideshows appearing where they shouldnt
        - added styling for the new user page template

folder framework: several bugfixes and improvments
        -since feedburners feedcount is no longer available the feature was removed from the widget
        -updated the google maps widget to better work with https requests 

2012 01 11 – Version 1.7
(updating at least the framework folder is highly recommended due to a security issue that was pointed out to us, and that is now fixed)

Files that changed:
file: Style.css - updated version number
folder: framework: Updated to the latest framework version 
          - improved security by filtering search parameters 
        - improved contact form to work better with cyrillic languages
        - import dummy data now has a security prompt if you really want to overwrite your current settings
        - improved twitter/rss widget to work even if feedburner api is down

folder: config-woocommerce: Fixed several css glitches and added some fixes for woocommerce 1.6.5, fixed a problem with shop page not overwriting the default layout
folder: js: updated several scripts (bugfix + ios improvements)

2012 08 08 – Version 1.6

Style.css - updated version number
folder: framework - update to the latest version
folder: config-woocommerce: Fixed several css glitches and added some fixes for woocommerce 1.6.1

file: includes/helper-templates.php: fixed dynamic shop issue +  improved it  to allow sorting (this will only work for elements that are added after the patch was applied. simple delete existing shop elements and add new ones)
file:css/slideshow.css: fixed a bug with slideshows and dynamic templates
file:css/layout.css: fixed a gallery bug with ie8
file: inlucdes/admin/register-admin-dynamic-options.php: improved shop dynamic element

2012 07 18 – Version 1.5

FIles that changed:
Style.css - updated version number
folder: config-bbrepss: updated to work withbbpress version 2.1 which has a totaly different html output now

2012 06 22 – Version 1.4

Style.css - updated version number
folder: framework - update to the latest version
sidebar.php -> fixed a small glitch with menus
css/lyout.css -> added prettyphoto styles to make it work better on small screens, fixed a problem with portfolio filter links
functions.php -> added hook "avia_add_social_icon" for social icons
footer.php -> added hook "avia_add_social_icon" for social icons
single.php -> fixed wrong nested span tag

folder: config-woocommerce: 

fixed a bug with duplicate post titles, 
added support for product variation thumbnails, 
added support for "on sales" tag, 
now supports the woocommerce excerpt +  product description tab

2012 05 11 – Version 1.3.2

FIles that changed:
Style.css - updated version number
folder: framework - update to the latest version
file: functions.php compatibility update for wordpress version 3.3 +

2012 05 01 – Version 1.3.1

modified files and folders:
file: style.css -  version number update
folder: framework/php/avia_shortcodes - updated security for shortcode files

2012 03 23 – Version 1.3

modified files and folders:

  • file: style.css – version number update
  • folder “framework”: updated to the latest Avia Framework version
  • css/layout.css : small css bugfixes, added to the bottom of the stylesheet and modified some media query rules
  • css/dynamic-css.php : small css color fixes for submenus
  • functions.php: wrapped all functions into if function_exists statements for better child theme support, modified some code
  • includes/helper-templates : fixed a bug with big slideshows on dynamic templates
  • includes/admin/register-admin-options.php :modified to make compatible with latest framework version

Woocommerce fixes:

  • config-woocommerce/woocommerce-mod.css : added some css style to the bottom of the page
  • config-woocommerce/config.php: fixed a bug with external products

Image Folder:

  • Optimized all images in all folders for file size

Translation fixes:

  • includes/loop-portfolio-single.php
  • searchform.php
  • includes/admin/register-potfolio-php
  • updated folder “language” with dutch and german language files
  • added folder config-wpml for better wpml integration

Translation Information – please read (IMPORTANT)
The theme comes with a new way of integrating WPML:
Once WPML is activated you are now able to create a new set of options for each language.
This means that you are not only able to translate some posts or pages but you can also:

  • add a logo for each language
  • use a custom layout and styles for each language
  • use different dynamic templates for each language
  • translate the portfolio for each language
  • in short: every language gets a unique option set

The drawback of this flexibility is the fact that you NEED to setup these options for each language.
If you are upgrading from an earlier version of Propulsion and you are already running WPML, and its working fine for you as it is please open functions.php
and in line 13 set $decativate_legacy_wpml_handling to false:

$decativate_legacy_wpml_handling = false;

If you are doing this change the new way of integrating WPML wont be loaded.

2012 02 05 – Version 1.2.1

  • modified files and folders:
  • file: style.css – version number
  • file: css/layout.css – submenu fix
  • folder: config-woocommerce

2012 02 04 – Version 1.2

woocomemrce bugfix release:
the theme now works fine with woocommerce 1.4 and higher. if you update the theme please make sure that you also update your woocommerce plugin, otherwise the theme might break!

  • modified files and folders:
  • file: style.css – version number
  • file: includes/helper-tempaltes.php – dynamic shop element update
  • folder: config-woocommerce – update for woocommerce version 1.4

2012 01 27 – Version 1.1

modified files and folders:

  • css/layout.css – added menu code for secondary navigation, in case woocommerce is not enabled
  • config-woocomerce.css – moved some styles to layout.css so they are available even if the plugin is deactivated
  • includes/related-portfolio-posts.php
  • includes/helper-slidehshow.php
  • functions.php
  • folder JS

2011 12 19 – Version 1.0

  • Release

External scripts and resources used:

  • lightbox plugin
  • Portions of Iconsweets2 Icon set
  • Portions of Iconset Discovery
  • Portions of Web Injection Icon Set
  • flickr creative commons products shots by following users: janne, jeff golden, julie froo, kakissel, linux-works, Monsieur Gordon, martiniko, luca 76, Gnilenkov Aleksey, Vicchi, Ashok666
  • flickr creative commons library pictures by: codyR, kretyen, mescon, obskura, freya23, amir K, Tambako the Jaguar, jaeWalk
  • Images by creattica & psdtuts+: All images are copyrighted to their respective owners and not available for download with this theme.


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