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SeaShell – Modern Responsive WordPress Blog Theme

SeaShell – Modern Responsive WordPress Blog Theme


SeaShell is a professional WordPress blog theme, with a modern responsive design, awesome typography and focus on readability. It’s highly customizable so it can match your personal taste.

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Seashell features list

  • Custom Colors For Posts and Pages – Add a specific color to each post or page with the easy-to-use color pickers. Keep blogging and make your most important stories stand out.
  • Smart Categories – Assign a custom color, background image and sidebar to each category. It’s a great addition to organizing your website content with WordPress categories.
  • Flexible Blog Layouts – You can choose from several different blog page templates. Each blog page can display posts from one or more specific categories, so you can have a different layout and style for each category.
  • Quick Post Navigation – A sticky post navigation follows you while you read, allowing you to jump to any post quickly and easily.
  • Post Formats Support – Seashell supports video, audio, image, quote, gallery and link post formats. Common WordPress embedding features like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are supported as well.
  • Flexible Post Meta Data – Choose whether you want to use icons for date, author, comments, categories/tags and sharing and order them the way you want to.
  • Responsive Design – Your content will scale seamlessly on all of today’s modern devices including desktops, laptops, tablets and mobile phones
  • Branding – Seashell provides options for unlimited fonts and color combinations, as well as dedicated sections to upload your logo and icons
  • Social Sharing Integrated – Seashell provides full social sharing integration for your blog posts. Simply choose and reorder the social networks you wish to use.
  • Custom Widgets – Alongside the standard WordPress widgets, Seashell features several custom widgets that further extend its functionality.
  • Shortcodes – Add complex elements to your content easily with 12 flexible shortcodes – columns, highlights, dropcaps, buttons, pull quotes, progress bars and social icons, to name just a few.
  • Unlimited Sidebars – You can create as many sidebars as you need and connect them to specific posts or pages. The footer area is also widgetized!
  • Built-in Theme Translator – Easily modify or translate any text on your website through the theme options panel.
  • One Click Updates – You can connect your website with the Envato official API to be notified about upcoming updates through your Admin Dashboard. Every time a Seashell update is released, you can update with a single click, just like you would for any other theme hosted on the official WordPress repository.
  • Setup guide – Learn step-by-step, how to setup Seashell and all of its options, quickly and easily with our comprehensive documentation.
  • One-click demo content import – Demo content is included, so you get a website similar to our demo, ready to start tweaking!

Change log


  • Added: Official support for WP Forms WordPress plugin
  • Fixed: Several minor styling issues

Great news! SeaShell theme has been awarded the “WP requirements compliance badge” by Envato/ThemeForest, which is a certificate proving that it now meets the highest quality standards in the WordPress ecosystem.

  • Improved: A slight code refactoring to meet the highest standards per Envato requirements

Mandatory changes to accommodate the latest Envato/ThemeForest requirements:

  • Theme Options panel is removed from the theme. To make it appear again, you need to install and activate Redux Framework Plugin via Appearance -> SeaShell plugins
  • All theme associated widgets cannot be a part of the theme anymore and are now removed. To get your widgets back, please install and activate SeaShell Buddy plugin in Appearance -> SeaShell plugins
  • Custom contact forms are not allowed as a part of the theme anymore. To continue using your contact form template and its options, please install and activate SeaShell Buddy plugin in Appearance -> SeaShell plugins
  • Social sharing functionality cannot be a part of the theme anymore. To enable social sharing, please install and activate Meks Easy Social Share plugin in Appearance -> SeaShell plugins
  • Additional JS and Google Analytics fields are not allowed in Theme options anymore thus they are removed from the theme. As an alternative, you can use Insert Headers and Footers WordPress Plugin
  • Additional CSS field is not allowed in Theme options anymore and is now patched into the WordPress native field in Appearance -> Customize -> Additional CSS
  • Favicon option is not allowed in Theme options anymore and is now patched into the WordPress native favicon field in Appearance -> Customize -> Site Identity


  • Added: Styling support for the latest WordPress blocks (introduced in WordPress 5.2)
  • Added: Admin panel styling for WP 5.0+ editor and all blocks
  • Modified: Options to choose social networks for sharing are now located in the plugin settings in dashboard (Settings -> Meks Easy Social Share)
  • Fixed: Several minor styling issues


  • Added: Option to display the site description (Theme Options -> Header)
  • Fixed: Pages in admin edit screen not displaying metaboxes when WP 5.x used Classic Editor plugin
  • Fixed: Option for meta icons not working when all icons were disabled
  • Fixed: Several minor styling issues


  • Added: Styling for Blocks (coming with the new WordPress editor in version 5.0)
  • Improved: Fully tested and ready for WordPress 5.0
  • Improved: Envato Market plugin is now recommended for theme updates
  • Fixed: Several minor styling issues


  • Added: Initial support for the upcoming new WordPress content editor (Gutenberg)
  • Improved: Styling for GDPR cookie consent checkbox field in comment form
  • Fixed: Minor styling issues in various browsers


  • Added: Options to filter/order authors (Authors List Template)
  • Added: Option to display caption on featured images (Theme Options -> Blog -> Single Post)
  • Added: Option to exclude specific languages from RTL mode (Theme Options -> General)
  • Added: Option to enter Google Maps API key for contact form template (Theme Options -> Contact)
  • Improved: Redux theme options framework major update
  • Fixed: Translation strings on comment form fields not working properly (Theme Options -> Translation)
  • Fixed: Minor styling issues


* Fixed: Problem with editing categories in WP 4.5


* Fixed: SeaShell widgets throwing notices in WordPress 4.3 if WP_DEBUG mode is enabled
* Fixed: Scrolling issue on some mobile devices


* Fixed: Issue with share buttons on mobiles


* Added: Support for Google structured data (updated and hcard fields)
* Added: Share buttons will now display on mobile phones as well
* Added: Option to remove all posts from home page and use static content only (Theme Options -> Home Page)
* Improved: Video widget now works on SSL websites too
* Improved: Minor CSS improvements and tweaks for reported glitches
* Fixed: Home page pagination issue on specific website configurations


* Added: Home page options - you can filter posts on home page by specific categoires and tags
* Added: Options to set explicit height of subheader area as well as top position of content inside of it
* Added: Logo option for devices with retina displays
* Added: Comments support for pages
* Added: Option to change color for meta icon hovers and button hovers
* Added: Option to remove featured image on single posts
* Added: Allowed usage of shortcodes in page subtitles
* Added: Allowed usage of shortcodes in category descriptions
* Added: Allowed usage of shortcodes in tag descriptions
* Added: Support for paginated content on pages using <!--nextpage--> tag
* Added: Option to exclude specific users from author page template
* Added: Translation strings for comments form
* Improved: Page speed - using better technique for loading CSS to improve website performance
* Improved: All widgets fully supports new customizer in WP 3.9+
* Improved: Prevented pagination issue on homepage caused by Facebook WordPress plugin
* Improved: Display comments if discussion is closed for particular post but it contains some comments already
* Changed: Removed automatic detection of post description/excerpt for social media sharing (in favor of using SEO by Yoast or similar plugin)
* Fixed: Pagination issue on search page when using more than one word in search query
* Fixed: Missing image for Pinterest share
* Fixed: Minor CSS improvements and tweaks for reported glitches


* Added: Option to change sidebar color
* Added: Support for YARPP related post plugin
* Added: Option to enable captions on galleries
* Added: Page template to list all authors
* Added: Option to enable excerpt instead of full content
* Added: Support for custom color and subheader if page is set as "posts page" 
* Added: Option to enable "#" anchor position for "read more" button
* Improved: Description field for Facebook share
* Fixed: Post titles on single post template changed to H1
* Minor CSS improvements and tweaks


* Added: Full width page template with no sidebar
* Added: Meta icons list style
* Improved: Translation options
* Improved: Main CSS file added to default style.css so it can be modified via theme editor
* Minor CSS improvements and tweaks


* NEW FEATURE: RTL support
* Page load optimization, fewer http requests
* CSS improvements
* Responsive CSS improvements
* Fixed small navigation issue on iPhone 5
* Fixed custom colors in navigation menu


* Initial release

Sources & Credits


  • Flexslider – http://flexslider.woothemes.com
  • FitVids – http://fitvidsjs.com/
  • Magnific Popup – http://dimsemenov.com/plugins/magnific-popup/
  • Skrollr – https://github.com/Prinzhorn/skrollr
  • Waypoints – http://imakewebthings.com/jquery-waypoints/
  • ScrollToFixed – https://github.com/bigspotteddog/ScrollToFixed
  • MatchMedia – https://github.com/paulirish/matchMedia.js/


  • Redux Options Framework – http://reduxframework.com/
  • Simple PHP Captcha – http://www.abeautifulsite.net/blog/2011/01/a-simple-php-captcha-script/
  • TGM Plugin Activation – http://tgmpluginactivation.com/
  • Pixelentity Theme Update Class – http://pixelentity.com/


  • Font Awesome – http://fortawesome.github.io/Font-Awesome/


Images used on demo website are purchased from ShutterStock and downloaded from Unsplash and they are all credited to their respective creator/owner. These images are not included in theme package.