In the Murmur theme zip file, a “plugins” folder is included. To unlock additional features, upload the “dp-portfolio” and “dp-team” folders to your “wp-content/plugins” directory, then activate those plugins. Do not upload the actual “plugins” folder.


Portfolio Showcase – This template works with the DP Portfolio plugin and settings at “Appearance > Theme Settings”. This template includes a featured slider showcasing your recent projects so before you use this template, make sure you’ve added several project entries. To fill out the rest of this template’s content, go to Appeareance > Theme Settings and fill out the text boxes in the Portfolio Showcase settings. Below is the recommended structure for content within each text box:

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The recommended structure is an image (280 by 169), a sub title, and short description.

Portfolio Projects

With the DP Portfolio plugin activated, you can start adding projects. To utilize the portfolio filter plugin on the portfolio home page, add roles to the Roles input field like you add tags to posts. Your roles will automatically display on the portfolio home page.

For project testimonials, use &#39; in the place of apostrophes.

Sticky Posts

On the blog home page, sticky posts will be styled differently. To make sticky posts, edit a post and find the Publish box of options. Find the Visibility option and click on Edit. Select “stick this to front page” and update your post.


For each post or page, you can either use the default layout or the One Column layout. When editing or creating a post or page, at the lower right bottom corner, theres’s a Layout box with two options, pick the one you want to use or just leave it alone. If you don’t see a Layout box, go to the top right corner of your page and click on the Screen Options tab then check the Layout checkbox.

Note: Using the One Column layout choice will deactivate the primary widget area or primary sidebar for that page.

Image Sizing

The theme itself adds the following custom sizes:

  • murmur-medium: 280 x 169
  • murmur-sticky: 600 x 369

The DP Portfolio plugin adds the following custom sizes:

  • dp-portfolio-wide: 920×348
  • dp-portfolio-large: 620 x 99999 (meaning this image size has no effect on the original image’s height)
  • dp-portfolio-small: 215 x 160

If you’re using Murmur and its plugins for an existing blog or site, you might need to use Ajax Thumbnail Rebuild to generate the custom image sizes above.

Further Customizations

If you need to make additional style changes or alter the theme template files, please read this post, which also includes downloadable child themes.

Common Issues

Why aren’t my images showing up on archive pages?
For each post, you need to set a featured image.

I don’t see the Portfolio and Team pages.
You need to set your pretty permalinks at Settings > Permalinks. Afterward, your Portfolio and Team pages will be located at:


To add those pages to your menu: Go to Appearance > Menu and add a custom link for each URL. Don’t actually create the Portfolio and Team pages because that’s not how it works. They already exists, but will not be available on the Menus page like other links.