Mayer

$79

Mayer is a theme for the long-form writer, established blogger, and inspired author. It’s designed to stay out of your way so that you can focus on what matters most – writing.

It also has native support for mobile devices so that your content will look great regardless of if your readers are following your content on their desktop, their tablet, or their phone.

Activate and Write

Activate Mayer, optionally define your social networks in the Theme Customizer, and then begin writing.

Mayer Theme Customizer Demo

There are no settings pages, additional widgets, or confusing options to distract you from publishing great content.

Mayer is ready for you to begin publishing as soon as you activate it, and are ready to begin writing.

Read It Anywhere

Out of the box, Mayer is designed to look great on all devices.

Read It Anywhere

This means that if your readers are following along on their desktop, their tablet, or their phone, then they’ll receive the same view of your work regardless of where they are.

You’ve written your content under the impression that it will appear a certain way – why should a plugin or additional customizations change that experience?

Never Leave The Editor

One of the cumbersome aspects of publishing content using WordPress is that you’re never quite sure how your words will appear when you’re done drafting them.

Mayer Editor

With Mayer, you never have to leave the editor. What you see while drafting is exactly what your readers will see – no more toggling back and forth between both views of of your website.

It’s designed to be what you see is what you really get.

For The Author

By design, Mayer is for the single-author blog.

Mayer Login

Regardless of if you’re a veteran blogger looking to change up the presentation of your content, or you’re someone who’s just getting started with sharing your thoughts with the world, Mayer was designed with you – not a group of authors – in mind.

Opinionated Features

Mayer was created with the philosophy of decisions, not options. That’s why there are no theme options.

Every decision that was made when creating this theme was done strategically to give you one of the best writing (and reading) experiences that you can have.

The same philosophy will be applied as Mayer continues to grow.

Bold As Words

From the very beginning, Mayer was built with the inspired writer in mind.

It doesn’t matter if you’ve been blogging for years, or if you are just getting started, Mayer aims to make it as easy as possible to install a theme, then begin writing – arguably the most import aspect of blogging.

Additional Features

Mayer also includes the following features:

  • Support for your social network accounts on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and Pinterest
  • Social icon designated for users to get in touch with you via email
  • All setting are configured in the Theme Customizer
  • Fully-Widgetized sidebar
  • Responsive design so that your work looks great across all devices
  • Editor Styles so that what you see in the editor is what you will see when you publish your work
  • Support for RTL languages

Mayer aims to be one of the easiest themes to use – its ultimate goal is to be as simple as Activate and Write. 

All of the other features are built-in and available upon activation so that you can focus on what you do best: publish great content.

The Theme Customizer

All of the customizable features for Mayer are available in the Theme Customizer.

Mayer Theme Customizer

This means that any changes and customizations that you make to Mayer will be immediately updated to reflect the changes.

Additionally, you can checkout what the theme will look like on desktops, tablets, and mobile devices.

Theme Options

With that said, here are the available theme options that are available for customization:

Mayer Theme Customizer Demo

From the Theme Customizer, locate the Theme settings menu. Below this, you should see four fields:

  1. Twitter Username. To display the Twitter icon, provide your Twitter username without the @ symbol. For example tommcfarlin.
  2. Facebook URL. Provide the full address to your Facebook profile of your Facebook page.
  3. Pinterest URL. Profile the full address to your Pinterest profile.
  4. Google+ URL. Profile the full address to your Google+ page – this may include the old form (with the numerical user IDs), or the new form with the vanity addresses such as http://plus.google.com/+TomMcFarlin/.

And that’s it – everything else is managed by the theme itself.

There’s No Settings Pages?

Nope! The purpose of Mayer is to get you writing and publishing content as soon as possible. There’s no other options beyond the Theme Customizer that need tweaking.

Of course, that doesn’t mean that great care hasn’t been taken in developing the theme such that it provides a variety of features.

  • Never Leave The Editor. The WordPress Editor features the same styling as what you see on the front end, so there’s no need to toggle back and forth between the editor and the public view of the blog.
  • The Gravatar Headshot. Simply fill out your email address that’s registered with Gravatar in your User Profile settings, and you’re good to go.
  • Customizable Menu. As with most themes, you can complete customizer your menu from the Appearance menu in the dashboard.

But What About..

  • Featured Images? If you’d like to feature an image that the top of the post, simply use the media uploader and do so right within the editor – this creates a more true-to-life example of what your post content will look like rather than having the option off the side the of the dashboard?
  • Post Formats? Mayer does not currently support anything but the standard post format. It’s targeting those who are long-form writers, established bloggers, and the inspired author. To that end, Mayer removes anything that can prevent you from focusing entirely on your content.

Participate in Support!

As with all issues and other comments and questions, never hesitate to shoot a message over in the support forum!

Mayer is under constant development, and we care deeply about what authors have to say about their experience with the theme as well as what they’d like to see added, fixed, and addressed in future release.