Asteroid Documentation

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Change or Remove the footer credits linking to the Asteroid Theme Page?

Sure. How To : Change or Remove Theme Footer Link.

The Visual Editor text area is small & background is grey. What’s up?

That behavior is by design. The text area resizes according to the size of your content width. This is done so that the post layout on the Visual Editor would resemble the actual layout when the post is published. You can turn that function off if you want. Go to Asteroid Options then on the Misc Tab check the “Disable Post Editor Style” checkbox.

Would the theme support Internet Explorer 6, 7, 8 or any other old browsers?

No. Old browsers are old. But there are WordPress plugins that could make it work.


Asteroid Theme – How Tos

If need to customize your theme further than what the options allow, you may need to use a child theme. Child Theme for Asteroid
  • If you only need to do minor changes to the design that would only require a few lines on CSS then just use the Custom CSS Option on the Asteroid Options Page.
  • If your customization needs more than, Oh, let’s say… 30 lines of CSS, then I recommend you use a child theme. If you want, you can use both options (Custom CSS and the a Child Theme).
  • If your customization requires you to use custom functions written in PHP then it is a must that you use a child theme. I mean it!

How to Add Google Analytics

I’ve already written a post on how to add Google Analytics on WordPress. But you use Asteroid Theme, right? So here’s a quick guide.

Get your Google Analytics code from Google Analytics (That’s pretty obvious right?). On your site, go to Asteroid Options, look under General Tab. You have 2 options, you either put the code on the Header or on the Footer. See Image below. Click to expand.
Google Analytics on Asteroid Theme

Thumbnail Images are Missing on Excerpts

First, make sure that thumbnails are enabled. Go to Asteroid Options -> Posts & Pages then check “Excerpt Thumbnails”. A second probability is that you probably have not set a featured image for your post. Set a Featured Image for Posts

To simply remove the link and sever all ties to this blog :cry:, Go to Asteroid Options. Click the Misc Tab. Check the “Remove Theme URL” checkbox. Save.

If you want to change the text or link, you will need to use a child theme. After you install the child theme, go to Dashboard -> Appearance -> Editor. On the right side click the “Theme Functions” file. Get the codes you need to add here Change text on a WordPress Theme. There are two strings you’ll be replacing, “Asteroid Theme” and the url to the theme’s page.

Asteroid Theme – Options


  1. Thank you for your theme it is lightweight and fast. I was just wondering I want to add buttons near the header or on the header for twitter and wordpress and etc… what would be the best way to add that ?

    1. You can enable the Header Widget Area on Asteroid Options -> Widgets Areas. Then you can place your “follow” buttons on a text widget.

  2. how can i remove the default menu that gets created even if i dont want a menu

    1. Create an empty menu. Go to the admin area, Appearance -> Menus

  3. Hi, could You give me some info about changing header size? I want to change width of my header

    1. The height of the header is set on
      Asteroid Options -> Appearance -> Height of Header
      The width of the header is the combined widths of
      "Width of Content" and "Width of Sidebar"

      If you change the values above, the suggested dimensions of the header image will also change on
      Admin Area -> Appearance -> Header

  4. Thanks for all your help I was just wondering how can I make this theme full width. Currently I can see the background picture on both sides of my blog.

    1. Sorry, but Asteroid is not a fluid-layout (full-width) theme.

  5. Hi Ron, congratulations for the theme! I liked it very much and I’d like to use for my blog but I found an issue that I hope you can help me to fix.
    When I display the blog on a smartphone i see it different, so messy. It doesn’t resize as other themes do.
    This happens with Android devices and iphones.
    Do I need to modify some settings or coe lines?
    Thanks in advance.

  6. Addendum: my prvious message refers to the Asteroid Theme 🙂

  7. Man your theme is simply perfect. I get so tired of trying to find themes that make things simple and are effective. I am grateful you are offering this up. Don’t sell yourself short. You got a good thing going.

  8. hello,
    can i remove some categories from home page?
    this code not dosnt work

    <!-- Start the Loop -->
    <?php { query_posts($query_string. '&cat=-5&orderby=rand&showposts=50'); } ?>
    <?php if ( have_posts() ) : while ( have_posts() ) : the_post(); ?>

    i add this code to index.php

    1. Read this comment:
      Don’t edit the theme files. You can add the code on a child theme functions.php

      1. if i dont cant install child theme?
        add this code in the function.php from basic theme. dosnt work.

        1. It should work even if you put it in the parent themes functions.php but you will lose all your modifications if you update the theme.

  9. I am with Ian wherein my theme (Asteroid) disfigures on mobile devices. What can I do to fix that? I am not a coder with the PHp, CSS, and HTML stuff folks talk about. I know a little about the plugins, so anything simple would be helpful. Thanks!!

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