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Hot on the tails of Akon is my second WordPress theme, “Rihanna.

Rihanna is extremely lightweight, versatile and widget-ready for WordPress 2.6+. To replace the Flickr feed, find your user ID and place it in the header.php file.

View Demo of Rihanna

Download Rihanna 1.01 for WordPress

Version History
1.01 – Fixed background on right sidebar when lists go beyond fade.


  • heartofjosh

    Nice job Terry! I like the clean layout. :)

  • David

    Your css designs are always top notch if not number one. With a few tweaks, it’s amazing. Its a great layout for those who are new to the css environment, especially myself. Keep up with the great designs.

  • djmikey

    Any chance of making this work with Movable Type? :p

  • Poulain

    Fantastic! It’s hard to come by simple wordpress blogs, ones that aren’t image heavy or that don’t attack your senses with colours. Nice work (:

  • etmargallo

    Nice…why the name “Rihanna”? I was expecting to see some umbrellas or water splashes. Hah

  • yume

    I love the simple and clean look! Great job. :)

  • Terry Ng

    I figured I needed to come up with some slick naming convention for all the different WordPress themes I release… so I decided on using my favorite hip hop artists. :)

  • glimmerish

    Looks fantastic Terry. Thanks for sharing. :)

  • AllaN

    I admire your sense of design. The way you pick colors and shapes and arrangements is something im envious of!

  • pixelkicker

    thanks, this is just what i have been looking for. will be using this theme over at

    you rock!

  • yoichi

    Thanks for this slick theme. But I have one question.
    How could I get rid of the square line that surronds the pictures and icons?
    Apologies for the ignorance.

  • Terry Ng

    To eliminate the borders around pictures, open up the style.css file and find the following:

    .post img {
    margin: 4px auto 4px 0px;
    padding: 4px;
    background-color: #ffffff;
    border: 1px solid #a3a675;

    replace with:

    .post img {
    margin: 4px auto 4px 0px;
    padding: 4px;
    background-color: #ffffff;
    border: none;

  • yoichi

    Hi Terry,

    Thank you very much for your prompt and kind response.
    Have a nice weekend.

  • jules

    Beautifully designed and simple looking. I hope to you it one day! :)

  • cldnails

    Any indication of why my links and/or categories on the far right show up with black bars, or as highlighted?

    Any info or fix is appreciated. :)

  • Terry Ng

    Just updated the file to fix the black side bar issue. Download the latest version 1.01 and replace your theme folder.

  • cldnails

    Thanks a ton for the update. FYI I hard coded the links into my sidebar, or header.php, but the Links Widget does not seem to jive with your layout.

  • Terry Ng

    What version of WordPress are you using? I’ve tested it with 2.3 and the links widget does work.

  • cldnails

    V2.3, I’ve replied to you with my setup and what I noticed as changing.

  • michelle

    It doesn’t seem to have the next and previous post links (

  • skarld

    Congratulations on your theme release and thank you for the support offered here in the comments. Your fans can vote for it on wpthemez. Continued success and Happy Holidays.

  • ajbatac

    there is a rogue error in the comments.php script “You must be /wp-login.php?redirect_to=”>logged in to post a comment.”

    copy of kineda? path?

  • fevio

    I love this theme! I have been looking all over the web for something like this. I just have one quick question. How can I add Google ads into the header sidebar? Thank you once again!

  • Ya Voy Mama!!!

    Great theme, Thank You!!!

  • nutritiouspig

    Terry, great blog! Two questions that I hope you can help with regarding Rihanna:

    1. How can I add a login/register option under the search bar like in your blog? I really like the placement.

    2. When you view Rihanna in Safari, the comment box (what I’m typing in now) extends over into the right sidebar. If you have Safari, look at this page to see what I mean: . How can I fix this?

  • leonny

    Finally! A theme look that I really like! Thanks! :)

    Hope you ca help me with this updating issues though. Really appreciate it!

    At ‘theme editor’, I somehow cannot ‘update file’ for some of the templates (eg. main index template, single post, header, etc).

    When I click ‘update file’, it gives me a blank white page, and at the bottom left corner (where usually I get ‘loading …. ‘message), I get ‘Done’ message there.

    Any advice? Thanks!

  • valent

    Hi Terry, I love you Rihanna theme so much that I have made it my blog theme and I haven’t changed the old one for 5 years :) That shows you how much I love your theme.

    Is it possible to edit your theme so that wordpress widget editor recognises both sidebars and not only the right one?

    When I add widgets with WordPress 2.5.1 I would like to have the option to add it via WP widget gui. Now I do it part through widget gui and part manually :(

    Cheers from Croatia,

  • valent

    Does Rihanna work with latest WordPress 2.6.x?

  • newmommylife

    Hi Terry,

    I just want to thank you for replying as fast as you do to the messages I’ve sent to you. I’m still sort of new to blogging, but I’m so happy I’m doing it and happy you’ve been able to help! I love this theme so much because it is simple and I did tweak some things, but it works for my blog. Tell me what you think:

    Thanks again for everything!


  • Terry Ng

    Yes, Rihanna is WordPress 2.6+ compatible.

  • newmommylife

    Terry, I was going to ask if there is some kind of code I can use so that people can click on “view previous entries” towards the bottom of the page. I was able to figure some things on my own, but this is a little tougher for me. I hope my question makes sense.



  • valent

    Hi, I have the same question as newmommylife.

    I was also going to ask if there is some way to enable “view previous entries” towards the bottom of the page.


  • nutritiouspig

    Terry, I have the same question as the last 2 people. Can you please reply?


  • nutritiouspig

    @ newmommylife and velent,

    Since Terry isn’t interested in answering questions, I thought I would take a second to do so.

    You can add “previous page” and “next page” links by adding this code to the footer template of the theme:

    Hope that helps! :)

  • valent


    you didn’t post any code. Can you please post it again or send it to my email so I can add it to my blog. Thanks!
    my email:

  • valent

    I wrote a blog post on how to add “previous page” in Rhianna theme footer.

    You need to edit you index.php file so that the end of the file looks like this:

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