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Format: A Minimal WordPress Blog Theme

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About Format

Format is a minimal WordPress theme with a bit of a twist. Format concentrates on your latest post, letting your other posts take less emphasis in our unique blog stream format. Don’t worry though, you can still show your posts the traditional way, if you want to.

We’ve kept things simple, but Format is still powerful. You can disable the sidebar completely or keep it in toggle mode, you can also choose to overlap the header on your lead image, where we dynamically change the colour of your navigation and logo dependent on your image. Have a look in the Theme Customizer in the Demo to see all of this in action (Just choose Layout Settings).

Color Options

You can control colours for the entire theme using the beautifully simple WordPress Theme Customizer.

Advanced Font Options

You can add any font from Google Web Fonts, Typekit or Adobe Web fonts using our custom controls in the WordPress Theme Customizer. You’ll need a Typekit account and also a subscription dependent on font usage.

You can even control all of the font sizes through the Theme Customizer.

Full feature list

  • NEW! Gutenberg Support
  • Switch sidebar on/off
  • Use sidebar toggle
  • Turn search on/off in menu
  • Let header use the main post image as a background
  • Turn sidebar on/off for pages, posts and archives
  • Control all font sizes
  • Enhanced Author biographies
  • Fully fluid design
  • Built mobile first
  • All templates are HTML5 compliant
  • Child theme supplied
  • Full control of colours
  • Minified JavaScript files for increased performance, we provide un-compressed versions of the 2 core files if you want to tweak functionality.
  • Beautiful next post/previous post navigation
  • JavaScript Analytics code paste in
  • Upload logo for dark background images and light background images
  • Show/hide plain text logo
  • Show/hide author information
  • MeanThemes Social Widget built-in via MeanThemes Tools plugin
  • Sharing on/off on posts
  • Share via twitter including your username
  • Change footer credit, logo text, logo alt all from Theme Customizer
  • Control excerpt length on blog
  • Auto excerpt on blog
  • MeanThemes Tools plugin included
  • Logo upload
  • Retina logo upload
  • Apple touch icon upload
  • Favicon upload
  • Contact 7 Form support and styling built-in
  • Localisation support with provided .mo and .po files
  • Custom Menu
  • Featured image support
  • Shortcodes for columns and buttons, toggles and tabs
  • Shortcodes for social icons including: Twitter, App.net, Facebook, Linked In, Google+, Zerply, Vimeo, YouTube, Pinterest, Dribbble, Github, Instagram, Flickr, Behance, Mixcloud, Soundcloud RSS
  • Shortcode for quotes including quote source and ratings
  • Fully responsive (optimised for iPad and iPhone with retina graphics)
  • Post formats supported: Standard, Video, Audio, Gallery, Image.
  • Zilla likes support
  • Extensive documentation

Update History

## Version 1.2.1
- Removal of Google Analytics settings as they are now in the MeanThemes Tools plugin (please update MeanThemes Tools to 3.1.0+ - you will be prompted to update once the Theme Update completes).
- Improve Gutenberg support

## Version 1.2.0
- Add Gutenberg support (align wide & full)
- Fix WordPress 5.x & theme check issues
- Update footer copyright year to display current year automatically

## Version 1.1.1
- Fix for duplicate function causing compatibility in WordPress 4.6.

## Version 1.1.0
- Fix for header not using correct sizing for logo.

## Version 1.0.9
- Updated theme options and styles to use global constants for theme versioning.
- Updated TGM Activation class for XSS vulnerability fix.
- Removed WP updates plugin due to lack of third party developer support. [Read more on this blog post about the new update process](http://www.meanthemes.com/2015/04/21/installing-theme-updates/).

## Version 1.0.8
- Removal of FontAwesome fonts and CSS as they are now in the MeanThemes Tools plugin (please update MeanThemes Tools to 2.0.0+ - you will be prompted to update once the Theme Update completes).
- We've also moved Format to a different demo URL which means we've updated the documentation and Demo XML accordingly.

## Version 1.0.7
- Fix for missing spotify black icon CSS.
- Fix for in post image galleries not responding to WordPress set widths.

## Version 1.0.6
- Fix for data sanitization on fonts advanced service code box.

## Version 1.0.5
- Fix for oEmbeds in post editor not displaying properly (you may need to refresh once for the new editor CSS to kick in).
- Fix for archive/author/tag/category view heading on full width mode.
- Updated documentation.

## Version 1.0.4
- Fix for caption flickering on featured images.

## Version 1.0.3
- Fix for wp_title conflicting with WordPress SEO plugin.

## Version 1.0.2
- Added in Support for Good Reads and Amazon links in MeanThemes Social Widget (Please make sure you update MeanThemes Tools to 1.6 or higher).

## Version 1.0.1
- Fix for light and dark logos showing at the same time for devices under 960 pixels.

## Version 1.0.0
- Initial release.

Click here to view the Format Changelog


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