Shelf is a unique tumblelog style theme featuring a fluid and responsive design with an original horizontal look. With its use of media queries your site shall look great on the iPad, iPhone, and other modern mobile devices (you can even swipe to browse the content). The theme was created by The Theme Foundry with a design handcrafted by Jon Hicks.
Shelf is a great theme for publishing all different kinds of post formats; be it post articles, photos, quotes, links, music, and videos, Shelf has you covered and will display your content in the best way possible.
Background, Menus and Logo
With support for adding a custom background image and/or a custom background color, plus menu support for your site navigation, and the option of adding an image above your site title, you can push how Shelf looks out of the shelf (no pun intended whatsoever) making it feel more personal.
There are also quite a few small details to offer you a pleasant experience. For instance, you can use a featured image in the background of your audio cards, or use the built in keyboard navigation and scrolling to browse your site.
It also has handcrafted social icons and allows you to easily add your own custom logo to the header.
You can purchase and activate the theme by going to Appearance → Themes in your dashboard.
Quick Specs (all measurements in pixels):
- The max image width is
Shelf theme documentation
Select Video from the post format box and paste your embed code into the post content area. The video card is setup to hold videos that are 560 pixels wide.
YouTube Embed Code
Click on the box labeled 560 x 340 and copy / paste the embed code.
Vimeo Embed Code
Click on the "Customize embed options" link and set the width to 560 (the height will adjust automatically). We also recommend unchecking the "Show text link below video" option.
Select Quote from the post format box and paste your quote into the post content area. Wrap your quote in
Select Link from the post format box and paste your link into the post content area. Be sure to wrap your link in text in
Select Image from the post format box and use the Set featured image link in the Featured Image box.
Select Audio from the post format box and upload your audio file via the upload audio icon at the top of your post editor. You may also add a description for your audio file in the post content area.
Adding new menu items to your top navigation menu
Be sure to read this tutorial: http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/
Adding Post Formats (Video, Audio, etc.) to your top navigation menu
WordPress does not yet support the default post format categories (Video, Audio, etc.) as default menu items. As a temporary workaround, you may create your own custom menu items instead.
For example, to create a link to your Video posts in your navigation menu you would create a new Custom Link, name it Video, and link it to →