A stunning execution of “less is more,” the Minimum theme expresses everything you’re about, with very little effort. Clean, elegant, powerful, unfettered, and uncluttered are a just few words that say… Minimum.
You can choose from 6 different layout configurations for Minimum. You can have your content on the left with a sidebar on the right, flip that around, have two sidebars or even remove the sidebar altogether.
Plenty of Options
Part of Minimum’s charm is the option for customizing the look of your site. This includes sidebar widget area, two menu areas, and control over what content is displayed in your blog archive pages.
The Minimum theme is a great fit if you publish a personal portfolio site or what to focus the attention of your visitor’s to a main featured area.
The Minimum theme also allows you to showcase your latest work, photos, design concepts or other visuals through the Featured Post widget.
Custom Header Image and Background
You can further customize Minimum thanks to the Custom Header and Background options found in Appearance → Header and Appearance → Background.
Quick Specs (all measurements in pixels
- Content and One Sidebar: The main column width is
660 with one sidebar of
- Full-width layout: The main column is
Mimimum theme documentation
Uploading a Custom Header
Inside your dashboard, go to Appearance → Header and upload your header. The default size for the Minimum theme is 960 x 100 pixels.
Using a Custom Background
Inside your dashboard, go to Appearance → Background and either upload the background image you wish to use or include a 6-digit hexcode that will be used for the background color.
This theme relies on Custom Menus for functionality. Inside your dashboard, go to Appearance → Menus and set up your navigation menus. Be sure to select the Primary/Secondary custom menu you wish to display in the Theme Locations option box on the Custom Menus screen. You also have the option to enable/disable the Primary/Secondary menus from displaying by going to the Appearance → Theme Options page in your WordPress dashboard.
Changing Site Layout
Inside your dashboard, go to Appearance → Theme Options → General Settings and select the site layout you wish to use. Minimum offers these layout options:
- Content / Sidebar
- Sidebar / Content
- Content / Sidebar / Sidebar
- Sidebar / Sidebar / Content
- Sidebar / Content / Sidebar
- Full Width Content
Inside your dashboard, go to Appearance → Theme Options → Breadcrumbs and select the types of pages you want breadcrumbs to appear on. Minimum offers these types:
- Front Page
- 404 Page
Widgetized home page
Under Settings -> reading make sure it shows “your latest posts”. The theme itself has a template file to generate the home page. Set up the widgets as indicated below.
Creating a Welcome Message
Inside your dashboard, go to Appearance → Widgets and you will see the “Welcome” widget area in the right hand side of your screen. Simply drag a text widget into the widget area, and type in your desired text.
Setting Up the Featured Section
Inside your dashboard, go to Appearance → Widgets and you will see the “Featured” widget area in the right hand side of your screen. Simply choose the Genesis – Featured Page widget, configure the settings as shown below and then place that into the widget area.
Setting Up the Portfolio Section
Inside your dashboard, go to Appearance → Widgets and you will see the “Portfolio” widget area in the right hand side of your screen. Simply choose the Genesis – Featured Posts widget, configure the settings as shown below and then place that into the widget area.