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Flatter is an elegant responsive child theme for Clipper and part of our “flat design” series themes that include FlatPress for ClassiPress, FlatPage for Vantage and FlatRoller for JobRoller. With minimal graphics the pages load much quicker which is just great for any website.

The look of coupon listing and single pages has been revamped to give them an ultra-modern feel. The homepage features options to enable grid view, tabbed view (choose categories or stores to display in the tabs), and full-width. The child theme comes with 11 colour schemes(!) and with dual navigation option that can be used to better manage your website. Not only that, there are practically just a couple of background images in the whole theme, which means and upgrade in look is firmly coupled with an upgrade in performance.

Moreover, it is possible to hide any widgets for mobile devices to improve load times and prevent the page from being too long, which is pretty much unique for any theme!

All in all, the child theme is a complete package for your successful WordPress powered coupon site – Flatter is better! Check out Flatter being (customised and) used in live environment on DomainPromo.com! , Dealhack  Retailmenot Skin 

Key Features:

  • Fully responsive child theme
  •  Extended home page widgets (Latest coupons,Coupons by category, coupons by Tag, coupons by Type, Expiring coupons, Tabbed Widgets,Blog posts widget,…
  • Elegant flat design with 11 colour schemes!
  • Homepage options for grid view, tabbed view and full width page
  • Force Open Affiliate Links: Make sure visitors never bypass your external/coupon affiliate links!
  • Dual Navigation: Extra navigation area below header with mega menus for stores and categories!
  • Choose between Responsive CSS menu or HTML Select menu for primary navigation!
  • Display store thumbnail showcase on homepage!
  • Display store and category mega menus in the primary navigation
  • Different button colors for each coupon type
  • Theme options page to manage the look and feel of the website
  • Hide unwanted widgets on mobile devices!
  • Compatible with Clipper 2.0.1
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is this child theme responsive? 
    Yes the theme is fully responsive
  • What is unique in this child theme?
    We have completely refreshed the look from the default Clipper layout. The Flatter child theme layout is based on Flat Design, which practically means there are very few images used in the design, improving the performance on all devices. With the use of mobile phones for browsing websites ever increasing, the real icing on the cake comes in the form of the option to prevent each widget from displaying on mobile devices (not hiding it using CSS), which will keep the pages tidy and improve performance further
  • Do you plan to create more child themes along the same lines?
    Yes, we subsequently launched FlatPress for ClassiPressFlatPage for Vantage, and FlatRoller for JobRoller, so the customers can have consistent branding if they use more than one theme from AppThemes
  • How do I show more then 10 coupons on the homepage?
    Open SettingsReading page in your WP admin back end, and you can change the “Blog pages show at most” setting from 10 to another number, and that should reflect on your site.
  • How do I show grid view on the stores page?
    Open taxonomy-stores.php file in wp-content/themes/flatter/ folder and find replace all instances of the following code:
    <div class="box-holder">
    <div class="box-holder grid">
  • How do I update the theme manually?
    To update, you should extract the Zip file locally and overwrite the contents in the /wp-contents/themes/flatter/ folder. I always rename the new version folder from flatter to flatter-new on my computer and once it’s uploaded on the server, just quickly rename the older version from flatter to flatter-old and the new one from flatter-new back to flatter. This way the switching takes the minimum amount of time and also you can roll back to the older version just in case the new one doesn’t work out.


  • Extract zip in the /wp-content/themes/ directory.
  • Activate the theme through the ‘Appearance’ menu in WordPress.
  • Go to Flatter Settings → General to setup overall site options.
  • Go to appearance => widgets => customize flatter home page widgets

Support Policy

From February 2015, support will only be available via email from our email address support @ themebound ( remove spaces).

Before you email us, please make sure you have browsed/searched through product forum for the answer to your question, and have read through the Support FAQs below:

Support FAQs

  • What kind of support is offered with a purchased product?
    Your product purchase includes one year of access to premium support via email and one year or free updates. Beyond that, you will need to renew your subscription year on year for around 30% of the product price. Support covers issues such as bug fixes (if any) under normal operation, how to use basic product features, very basic WordPress help, and help with very basic theme customisaton. If you need more advanced modifications please consider hiring a developer to do it for you.
  • Will you provide help with small modifications?
    If you need to do small modifications, you may get help from us as long as they are reasonable in number and nature. If you have a lot of such modifications, please consider paid developer help.
  • What kind of help would be unreasonable to ask?
    This is not an easy question to answer. We are here to ensure that the product you purchased works as intended by us and serves its purpose on your website. That means if it doesn’t work for you, we can step in and help you with it. However, it is when there are no issues with the functioning of the product and all you want is help with modification, that demands start getting unreasonable.
    As mentioned before, we don’t mind helping with modifications, but we also expect you to have tried everything to do it yourself. In other words, we expect you to have tried all the settings in your theme, ensured that the issue relates to the product in question, searched through legacy product support forum, and looked around on Google for the answer to your questions before approaching us. Please bear in mind that one theme, one child theme and a few plugins can get you only so far, and you will probably need to make changes to the code of your website to add functionality, change design and personalise it. In case of too many modifications, we will politely ask you to seek paid help.
  • I am using one of your child themes. I am having an issue with it.
    Please make sure the issue is really with the child theme by activating the parent theme and checking if the problem gets solved. Also please make sure you have tested all the settings in parent theme and child theme, sometimes the answer is right in there! Send us an email if the issue still persists.
  • I am using one of your child themes. I need help with customisation.
    As a pre-requisite, you are going to need a basic understanding of HTML & CSS to start customising the layout and style of your theme. To dig deeper PHP knowledge, specifically to WordPress, will help as well. The WordPress Codex is a great place to start learning. For CSS changes related to text colour, background colour, fonts, etc, please consider using the Firebug extension. A simple Google search returns many good text/video tutorials.
  • Do you offer paid WordPress development services?
    Yes we do depending on our work schedule. You can always run your requirements by us via email.

Change logs

6.1.6: (07/02/2022)
– Fixed Css issues
– Fixed js migration helper for wp 5.6

6.1.5: (18/09/2020)
– Fixed js migration helper for wp 5.5

6.1.4: (05/09/2020)
– Fixed theme options panel not appearing after wp5.5

6.1.3: (30/08/2020)
– Fixed expiring date field in the edit coupon.

6.1.2: (01/06/2020)
– Fixed sharer option for coupons
– Fixed dofollow links

6.1.1: (05/03/2020)
– Added sidebar home page layout

6.1.0: (25/02/2020)
– Fixed minor css bugs

6.0.9: ( 30/01/2020)
– Fixed  number of ads options in widget (Latest coupons)

6.0.9: ( 21/01/2020)
– Fixed  categories images bug

6.0.8: ( 16/01/2020)
– Fixed  js bug
– Fixed Css small issues
-Enhanced responsiveness

6.0.7: ( 04/01/2020)
– Fixed  js slider bug
-Fixed compatibility with clipper 2.0.6
– Fixed Css small issues

6.0.6: ( 04/01/2020)
– Fixed  js slider bug
-Fixed compatibility with clipper 2.0.5
– Fixed Css small issues

6.0.5: ( 15/12/2019)
– Fixed php7 bugs
– Fixed Css small issues

6.0.4 : (12/12/2019)

– Fixed Enable coupon link option
– Fixed PHP 7 bugs
– Fixed css issues

6.0.3 : (10/12/2019)

– Fixed PHP 7 bugs
– Fixed css issues
– Improved responsiveness

6.0.2 : ( 19/11/2019)

– Fixed responsiveness issue
– Fixed coupons loop on search pages
– Fixed Featured coupons filter
– Added more features (Selected coupons widget)
– Fixed css bugs


6.0.1: (01/11/2019)
Fixed Random coupons widget
Fixed css bugs
Updated Import demo data

6.0.0: (26/10/2019)
The theme is fully compatible with clipper 2.X New framework and appearance skin was implemented. Extended home page widgets were added (with lot of options within) Responsive enhanced CSS bugs fixed Compatible with couponjoy and coupon thumbnail Click to copy the coupon fixed Other fixes
5.0.3 (22/05/2018) FIXES: – Extras drop down on Share Coupon page
5.0.2 (22/05/2018) FIXES: – Full width page template
5.0.1 (09/02/2018) FIXES: – Full width page template – Coupon meta bar CSS
5.0.0 (01/01/2018) CHANGES: – Made compatible with Clipper 2.0.0.
4.0.1 (16/12/2016) CHANGES: – Made compatible with Clipper 1.6.4.
4.0 (09/08/2016) FIXES: – Bumped version to 4.0 to prevent auto-update issues with another theme called Flatter
1.4.5 (11/02/2016) FIXES: – Made expiry date field optional in the front end forms NEW: – Made compatible with Clipper 1.6.3
1.4.4 (21/11/2015) FIXES: – Notice appearing on menu screen on admin panel – Scroll bar appearing on coupon popup after clicking copy button CHANGES: – Improved method that handles homepage tabs
1.4.3 (15/10/2015) FIXES: – Fixed notice appearing on homepage in non-tabbed view – Fixed CSS issue with “Email Coupon” form – Fixed CSS issue with Promotion button and tooltip – Fixed CSS issue with search box in Safari browser
1.4.2 (30/09/2015) FIXES: – Fixed description showing in grid view if single coupon links were disabled CHANGES: – Changed coupon CTA box to use template instead of function – Removed unused functions
1.4.1 (26/09/2015) FIXES: – Fixed homepage pagination in normal (non-tabbed) view – Fixed description showing in grid view if single coupon links were disabled – Fixed “top” link showing out of place when pagination does not display in grid mode CHANGES: – Changed minimum requirement for Clipper to 1.6
1.4.0 (18/09/2015) FIXES: – Fixed “My Orders” page throwing error – Fixed menu icon not showing on mobile devices – Fixed font icon issues on single coupon page – Other CSS fixes CHANGES: – Button hover mechanism to become colour agnostic NEW: – Grid view for the homepage – Tabbed layout mechanism for the homepage using navigation menus – Full-width option for the homepage – Minimum Clipper requirement notice added to admin back end
1.3.1 (26/08/2015) FIXES: – Homepage comment box popup not appearing properly on mobile devices – Loop box height issues on mobile devices CHANGES: – Made compatible with WordPress 4.3 and Clipper 1.6.1 – Enqueued Google font instead of using CSS @import NEW: – Added support for new password generator introduced in WordPress 4.3
1.3.0 (01/05/2015) FIXES: – Escaped output of function add_query_arg() to prevent XSS security vulnerability – Fixed image responsiveness in coupon list view – Fixed homepage pagination links – Fixed store thumbnails not opening on iOS browsers – Fixed a host of CSS bugs – Fixed compatibility issues with Ad Scroller plugin – Fixed notice on Hide on Mobile checkbox in widgets CHANGES: – Combined loop codes for all archive views – Replaced theme screenshot image – Changed filenames in /includes/ folder – Cleaned up admin options page NEW: – Made Flatter compatible with Clipper 1.6 – Added wide screen layout option – Added options to restrict numbers, hide empty instances of and order categories and stores in mega menu – Added option to hide category / tags section from a coupon archive view – Disabled core stylesheets automatically when child theme is active
1.2.4 Fixed CSS issues Removed legacy code Fixed displaying of expired coupon info on search result page Amended header tags to make it more SEO friendly on the blog
1.2.3 Fixed bug causing the expiry date to show twice and other styling issues
1.2.2 Made compatible with Clipper 1.5.1 Added option to force open affiliate link Removed the redundant “Popup Solution” to use the new solution in Clipper
1.2.1 Added Popup Solution to fix the Chrome Blank Page issue with Clipper 1.5 mentioned here. Fixed CSS Bugs Improved options with homepage store thumbnail showcase and store/category mega menus
1.2.0 Major Update: Added 10 more colour schemes Added “Dual Navigation (DN)” mode to add extra navigation Added mega menus for stores and categories in DN mode Added store thumbnail showcase on the homepage Fixed CSS bugs
1.1.0 Made fully compatible with Clipper 1.5
1.0.0Initial release version (at the time of Clipper 1.4)

23 reviews of “Flatter

0.5 stars
Terrible support
By -

I purchased the Flatter Pro and Flatter Premium and I had an issue with the demo import.
I sent an email almost 30 days and no reply from the support team. Huge disappointment!

2 people like this.
5 stars
Theme issue but no support replied
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Coupon popup is not working on my website. I have mailed to the author with some more doubts. I did not receive the reply on time i can’t understand what got after paid theme.
how and what is the use of buying a premium theme?

3 people like this.
5 stars
Great theme but no support reply
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The theme is looking good.
Coupon popup is not working on my website. I have mailed to the author with some more doubts. I did not receive the reply even after five days.
Then what is the use of buying a premium theme?

6 people like this.
5 stars
Working Great with WordPress 4.8
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I was hesitant at first to buy any of the Child Themes here because ServerPilot is exclusively using WordPress 4.8 at the moment and the last update to this theme was not as recent as I had hoped. I am running a Linode 4GB cloud server with ServerPilot and 6 Clipper WordPress sites. The key is to use the PHP 7.0 option in ServerPilot (instead of the 7.1). And everything will work out of the box without any errors.

Well, this theme had no issues with WP 4.8 that I have seen. Everything is working great and I have no complaints at all. The only thing I struggled with was incorporating Google Tag Manager. I never asked for help, so I cannot complain. Actually, that’s more of a Clipper-specific thing, so it has nothing to do with this theme. This theme is perfect and working great!

Anonymous likes this.
4 stars
Great Design. Looks Professional.
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I am still working on the design for my website. Once I have it up and running I’ll update it.
First – you need Clipper Theme for this to work. I’ve read a few reviews out there that it didn’t work. You will need to pay for Clipper then purchase the Flatter Child Theme.

Out of the box it works great. I did go into the “editor” and removed the “powered by” and “another wordpress” and modified the footer so it just shows the (c) year and my website name. I also removed the rss, facebook, twitter in the header since I have another plugin that I am using to give it a cleaner look.

Color options are good. The only thing I would ask for from the developers is to be able to change just the “Header” and/or the Header Menu Navigation Bar background colors. It would also be great to be ale to fill in the space next to my logo with a “banner ad”. The “header” and “navigation menu” color options is the only reason I am giving 4 star rating. Once the additional color options are added (need to include white/plain color) 5 star.

5 stars
Flatter The Best Theme for coupon sites
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Flatter theme is the best child theme for coupon sites,
I am using it for the past 2 month,
I don’t no any coding, I flowed their instruction and activated
the theme in to my word press,
But it will helpful for newbies if you create and provide video about
how to upload and active the Flatter theme

4.5 stars
Nice theme
By -

This is exactly what I was looking. Two advises – need to add more comments on codes and more customization options in theme colors (every single part, that is involve with color, can be added separately to .css file).

5 stars
Simply the best coupon theme
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As a customer of Flatter and an experienced coupon marketer who works with hundreds of coupon sites both in the US and in Canada, I can easily say that Flatter has the best design that provides a better UI and UX. I was able to enchance the theme with CouponJoy plugin and Coupon Filter, which can also be found on this marketplace. Additionally, the tabbed homepage design makes it easy for you to monetise your website.


3.5 stars
Great theme
By -

The theme is great but support seems poor. I´ve been waiting almost a week for a solution to add more or edit the current social icons on the coupon sharing function.

6 people like this.
5 stars
Not importing Coupons to the right stores
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is anyone else getting this problem? I am using the linkshare importer plugin and it uploadeds 1and.com coupons to the myhosting.com domain coupons. I have to manually go in and make corrections.

Also how many domains can i use this theme on does anyone know? I dont want to pay 29.99 to find out

2 people like this.
5 stars
nice theme
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It is a really good theme. But it needs some extra functions.

Anonymous likes this.
4 stars
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It’s good but need some modification to optimize Google pagespeed insight. So much CSS and Javascript is above the fold.

3 people like this.
5 stars
great childtheme
By -

Nice looking theme , but the coupon pop-up dont work and still no help to solve this

2 people like this.
5 stars
Great child theme
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This theme seems to add the finishing touches to Clipper. I’m happy with the results. Though I haven’t needed to contact the author for support, reading through the forums makes me comfortable that he responds pretty quickly to anything that arises. Two thumbs up.

Anonymous likes this.
5 stars
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This added some much needed life (IMO) to clipper. It changed a lot without changing everything, if that makes any sense. I am very happy. Best money I have spent on an add-on this far. Thank you!

5 stars
Great theme.!!
By -

Nice Theme. I got the theme which I was searching for it.

4 stars
Nice Theme
By -

I bought this theme few days back and it’s really good… coupons look better with flatter, featured stores another great display. Most important I bought this theme for forced open affiliate link feature. If your coupon theme is not using it then you are loosing more then 50% of your revenue.

I don’t know why clipper removed this feature, it’s essential and without it there is no point in running coupon site.

If flatter can add few basic features it will be great…

1) automatically copy coupon code to clipboard when people click on show coupons.

2) when people click on show coupon code it opens a new tab with affiliate link, problem is people are going there first. Tab should open but people should remain on coupon site where they can copy coupons or share coupons first.

You and Anonymous like this.
5 stars
Great Theme!
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This is a great theme. Thanks!

2 people like this.
5 stars
Nice theme, Good support
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Very nice and clean theme. One of the biggest advantages that Mohsin helps when problem appears.
With Flatter you can force to open affiliate links together with lightbox. So when Clipper developers still strugling to fix that Mohsin did he’s job. Thank you for this nice theme.

5 people like this.
5 stars
Nice looking theme with good additional functions
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Using the flatter theme and it definitely looks like a major facelift to the boring standard clipper design. Moreover, there are some additional functionality added to make the theme well worth it. If you are looking at a better looking coupon site, flatter is definitely a good one to try.

2 people like this.
5 stars
Flatter theme for Clipper review
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I echo the comments in previous reviews. It would be great if the developer considered including different color schemes in v2 – that would be great. Impressive for a first release – all the functionality is working as expected. Good job.

mohsinoffline likes this.
5 stars
Just what I have been waiting for!
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Really nice clean theme – well coded – I too wished the colour scheme was a bit more flexible… it certainly is worth the money IMHO!

mohsinoffline likes this.
5 stars
Great looking child theme
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This is a very clean and well designed child theme and top all that its responsive!

The only draw back from me is that you cant change the colors to suit your need in backend.other than that top marks.

3 people like this.
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 Comments (648)

  • seoliving

    What is going on Mohsin? Will you please resolve the bugs? I am now fed up of this. Please reply me asap. Looks like made a mistake with purchasing the flatter.

  • windns

    Can’t find my license key for Flatter. I purchased this item on November 5, 2014.

    • author

      Hi Windbs, You dont need any license.
      did you renew flatter at appthemes?
      the license key is required when you buy the Flatter Pro = Flatter theme + the addons,

  • Aqib

    i was searching for a best coupon and deals website theme in that search i have found Flatter. but i have some questions regarding admin panel. i wanted to check the admin panel before buying. If it is possible please give me access to the admin panel so i can make a decision.

    Best Regards
    Aqib Saleem

  • Aqib

    i was searching for a best coupon and deals website theme in that search i have found Flatter. but i have some questions regarding admin panel. i wanted to check the admin panel before buying.

    Best Regards
    Aqib Saleem

    • author

      Hi Aqib,only
      There is an admin access on the demos, but you will not be able to change anything, it’s for demonstration purpose only.

  • resolit

    I purchased the Flatter Premium and I had an issue with the demo import.
    I sent an email almost 10 days and no reply from the support team. Huge disappointment!

  • sivaleela

    Hello Sir I am renew the flatter theme from App themes , Its asking Licency key. Its now shoowing n my dashboard

  • sivaleela

    PLZ Help US Sir

  • sivaleela

    My mail was admin@seogurukr.in

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  • sivaleela

    Hello Sir Flatter Theme Asking License key plz help me

  • vouchersfree

    Mr. Mohsin

    Can you please look into the following issues reported to you 60 days back ?

    1. While testing google-page-speed insight I have observed high CLS value which is preventing good core-web points. Please find the uploaded file for your reference.

    quote ”
    Set an explicit width and height on image elements to reduce layout shifts and improve CLS.

    ” unquote

    This is coming in the following pages

    a. header section where logo inserted
    b. taxonomy-stores — where stores logo inserted
    c. taxonomy-stores — coupon-logo is inserted.

    2. When I go to single coupon page , shift my mouse over coupon code , coupon code is visible without click. May be due to this our conversion is very low on this coupon. I have attached one screen shot for your reference. also refer https://vouchers4free.co.uk/coupon/1…sofa-in-a-box/

    3. I have upgraded to PHP 8.0 and found the following issues

    1. Coupon Edit description not showing
    2. Can’t able to change coupon status.
    3. Can’t able to change visibility.

    pl. reply to vouchers4free.co.uk@gmail.com

  • mrton91


    What about a new version compatible with WP 5.8 and Clipper 2.0.9?

    • author

      Hi mrton91,
      I am working on one already.
      few changes have been applied.
      @vouchersfree, sorry I wasn’t notified by your comments, can i answer the issues by email.

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