columnist WordPress theme

The Columnist is a quality responsive WordPress theme for personal and magazine-style blogs. Extremely customizable: you can separately set different layouts to homepage, archives, single pages, bbPress and BuddyPress. The theme includes responsive customisable slider and five color themes (including completely custom colors). Content can be displayed in up to four-column layout. The theme also includes bbPress and BuddyPress styles. It is built with highest coding standards in mind and is regularly updated.  This was a premium theme before but now all features are available for free.


Theme’s features:

  • Fully customisable from WordPress admin
  • Magazine layout with configurable number of columns. Layout is selectable independently for archives, homepage, single pages/posts
  • Built in beautiful slider
  • Mobile friendly
  • Support of buddypress and bbpress
  • Support of all post types
  • Multiple widths
  • Breadcrumbs navigation built-in

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Optional widget pack

Several widgets that can be installed as a plugin and are specifically optimized to work with The Columnist Theme.

  • Widget plugin (Enhancement Suite Plugin) download: espro


Child theme

The best way to make changes to WordPress themes is through the child themes. You can download the child theme for the Simplified Blog theme here:



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