Parchment

Activate then write. As easy as that.

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Insanely simple theme
Activate, it looks good already
With enough options to make it yours

The Origin

Parchment is planned to be my fourth theme in repository. It is designed and developed in February 2015. I planned to submit at least six themes in 2015. This is my second theme in 2015.

The Goals

Parchment is made with these goals in mind:

  1. Looks great right from the start. No quirky setup needed.
  2. Not bloating user with tons of options. It just works.
  3. Enable user to customize things that matters: background (image or plain color), text & link color, selected typographic preference
  4. Looks good in any size of screen

Plugin Compatibilities

Parchment works nicely with these plugins:

  1. Jetpack’s Infinite Scroll & Site Logo
  2. Civil Footnotes
  3. Subtitles

See it Yourself

Parchment homepage
Parchment homepage
Parchment's single post template
Parchment’s single post template
Parchment focuses in content. Everything else is placed in drawer
Parchment focuses in content. Everything else is placed in drawer
Customize Parchment's text, link, and background color
Customize Parchment’s text, link, and background color
If you know some good pattern image, you can use it on Parchment as well
If you know some good pattern image, you can use it on Parchment as well
Not digging serif font? Use the cleaner sans-serif typography
Not digging serif font? Use the cleaner sans-serif typography
Or even better, geek out using monospace typography
Or even better, geek out using monospace typography
Parchment has RTL support too
Parchment has RTL support too
Parchment looks good on mobile too. C'mon, it's 2015
Parchment looks good on mobile too. C’mon, it’s 2015

Changelog

February 22th, 2015 v1.0.0

Currently in theme review process for WordPress theme repository.

March 10th, 2015 v1.0.1

Fixing some issue happened due to Manuscript into Parchment transition.

March 15th, 2015 v1.0.2

Just realize that there’s a browser compatibility issue on safari & firefox for the body shadow. Submitting a patch + update before the theme is approved on the repository

March 27th, 2015 v1.0.3

Updating some content styling details

April 17th, 2015 v1.0.4

Improvements added:

  • Using .md instead of .txt for readme. It’ll be converted using grunt upon build creation
  • Adding styling details for calendar widget
  • Adding styling for jetpack custom widget
  • Fixing alignment issues
  • Adding no comment styling
  • Styling Jetpack’s infinite scroll button correctly when it is set to disabled
  • Adding grunt tasks for building release
  • Updating translation file

April 26th, 2015

The theme is approved & released at WordPress theme repository.

Download

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Total Downloads

6,779

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