I’m happy to announce my first ever WordPress theme which is modeled after a previous design of this site. It’s simple, clean, with a focus on typography and includes several post formats to make your site unique.
The theme came to life earlier this year when I wanted to rebuild this site. I am constantly changing the design and finally decided that I had spent way to much time looking for a perfect theme. All the theme markets focus on designs with lots of images and complexity. I wanted to go back to basics and have something that would look nice without images.
Minimal Genesis Theme Features
This is a child theme for the popular Genesis framework. The parent theme is a requirement and it is commercial. Genesis is widely used and has tons of nice features for your site.
This theme features everything included with Genesis as well as:
- Post formats – Linked, Quote, Image, and Standard
- All WordPress common features
- Search Engine Friendly
- Clean and Minimal
I view personal blogging as a journal. As such your theme should have the ability to support long-form posts, quotes, and links.
I believe a link post should have the title linked to the actual site you are writing about. You can set this style up by selecting the “link format” in the post sidebar and then adding an extra field named “link” with the value of the url. Here is a screenshot of the custom field setting:
This is an example quote style post format. To set this up select the quote format in the post edit sidebar. Then have the quote as the first part of the content. To style the author name set the name to bold or em.
Featured images are supported and will appear above the title and be the full size of the post box.