Arouse is a simple, clean and well coded WordPress theme built for bloggers. This theme can be used for any subject like Technology, Travel, Entertainment, Food and Drink, Holiday, News, etc. You can easily setup your theme from theme customizer. Built with bootstrap to display your site responsively on any type of monitors, tabs and mobile phones.



Arouse WordPress theme has included a large image slider to give a nice impression of your site and display important posts highlighted. You can display latest posts or latest posts from a category. It is better to create a separate category for slider. That way you can choose what items you want to display in the slider.


In the demo just below the slider you will see three boxes.  You can display three latest posts or latest post posts from a category in those boxes. Also these can be used as three call out boxes for pages like About Us / Contact Us / Promotions etc.


Arouse has provided two layouts to list your posts. You can choose your preferred option.


You can use theme’s default sidebar posts widget to display latest posts or posts from a chosen category. And there is a social media icon widget to display social media links.


There are three footer widget areas to display any kind of widgets you like.


Around 75% of the users will launch to internet via mobiles in 2017 according to sources. So you should make sure your site display properly in mobiles. Arouse WordPress theme is built with bootstrap framework. So no matter what is your reader’s reading screen size, your site will display nicely.


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You can easily do tasks like logo upload, change background color/image, change post listing layouts, add custom css, setting home page slider and featured posts just from the customizer without touching a line of code.



Arouse Pro has included many more very useful features.

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Theme Changelog

= 1.1.8 =
* Added wp_body_open() into header.php
* Changed readme.txt as per WPTRT requirements.

= 1.1.7 =
* Declared RTL language support
* Added youtube icon to the social media widget.
* Fixed email icon issue on the social media widget.

= 1.1.6 =
* Added slider page template.

= 1.1.5 =
* Added theme support for woocommerce 3.0+

= 1.1.4 =
* Added Arouse_Featured_Content class.
* Added arouse_hide_featured_posts function to extras.php
* Added sticky posts support to featured content boxes.
* Modified translation files.

= 1.1.3 = 
* Fixed customizer color option issues.

= 1.1.2 = 
* removed front-page.php
* removed template-slider.php
* added template-featured.php
* Updated translation files.

= 1.1.1 =
* Changed a sanitization method category-posts-widget.php.
* Changed sanitization methods in social-links-widget.php.
* Fixed a issue in featured section.

= 1.1.0 =
* Fixed handle name issue on functions.php
* Modified arouse_excerpt_length() and arouse_excerpt_more() functions.
* Fixed a issue on comments.php
* Changed search form on header.php
* Removed wp_link_pages() function from content.php and content-search.php
* Removed layouts folder.
* Fixed sanitization issues in category-posts-widget.php file
* Fixed widget title issues.
* Fixed prefix issues.
* Removed home.php and added front-page.php file to display custom sections.
* Removed arouse-scripts.js file.
* Fixed an issue in slider.

= 1.0.9 =
* Fixed escaping issue in arouse_custom_styles function.

= 1.0.8 =
* Removed entertainment theme tag from the style.css file
* Removed theme-info.php, admin.css files and related functions.
* Fixed escaping issue in category-posts-widget.php
* escaped custom styles output in arouse_custom_styles() function.
* Removed default.po and files and added arouse.pot file

= 1.0.7 =
* Changed screenshot.
* Updated Image licenses.
* Fixed a small issue in extras.php 

= 1.0.6 =
* Fixed some styling issues in 404.php file.

= 1.0.5 =
* Changed Screenshot of the theme.
* Updated image copyright information.
* Removed by default slider appearance on homepage.
* Removed by default featured content appearance on homepage.
* Changed slider.
* Changed featured content.
* Added woocommerce support.
* Updated translation file.

= 1.0.4 =
* Removed arouse_sanitize_css() function from customizer.php since it has been not used.
* Added primary color support.
* Changed some panel and section arrangements in customizer.
* Removed unwanted stylings from style.css
* Edited translation files.

= 1.0.3 =
* Fixed some styling issues.
* Fixed some styling issues in rtl.css

= 1.0.2 =
* Added wp_reset_postdata() for slider.
* Fixed title and description issue.
* Fixed some RTL issues.

= 1.0.1 =
* Added right to left language support.
* Added an editor stylesheet.
* Added a theme-info page.
* Added custom logo support.
* Removed custom css panel.
* Added some license information to the readme.txt
* Added translations files.

= 1.0.0 =
* Initial release

Theme Info

Current Version:
Last Updated:
July 29, 2019
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