Ryu is a simple, clutter-free theme for personal bloggers. Not only does this theme have great readability with a large font size, it’s also excellent for showing off large, full-width featured images with (or without!) the image post format. (The maximum width is
1272px). Background color for an image post will automatically match the uploaded image in the post.
Image post format
Ryu supports Standard, Image, Video, Quote, Aside, and Gallery post formats and the theme has a special treatment for the image post format. Background color for an image post will automatically match the uploaded image! If there are multiple images in a post, the background colour will match the first image in the post.
Gravatar or Custom Header
You’ve set your Gravatar, right? Your blog should have your Gravatar! By default, Ryu will display the site owner’s Gravatar in the header. If you want to display someone else’s Gravatar, navigate to the Customizer → Theme Options and change the Gravatar email address.
If you want to display something other than your Gravatar, you can upload a Custom Header Image in Appearance → Header, or you can remove it completely by selecting Remove Header Image.
Four optional widget areas are located at the top panel with social media links and a search field. You can add the social media links from the Customizer.
No Menu or Custom Menu
A blog should have a menu only if it needs one. Ryu doesn’t display a menu as a default to keep it as simple as possible. Of course, if your blog needs a menu you can easily set up a Custom Menu.
Ryu’s layout adjusts itself depending on the device you are using. This makes your blog look good not only on laptop browsers, but also on devices with smaller screens, such as the iPad and iPhone.
Quick Specs (all measurements in pixels)
- The main column width is
- The main column width for video format is
- The main column width for image format is
- A widget area width is
- The maximum width for a featured image is