Anemone is a clean and responsive theme, perfect for a magazine, news site, or blog. Its useful features include wide and boxed layouts, sidebar areas, a sticky sidebar, a sticky menu, a featured posts site hero, and custom widgets.
Fully Responsive Layout
Anemone works well on many different screens, from desktops and laptops to tablets and smartphones.
Elegant, Unique and Clean Design
Anemone‘s elegant, unique, minimalistic design makes any site stylish.
Sticky Menu and Sidebar
The theme’s sticky custom menu and sidebar are modern features.
Featured Content Site Hero Area
Anemone includes an eye-catching featured content site hero area.
Featured Image Header
Anemone displays the featured image on single posts or pages in a beautiful site hero area.
Post Formats & Featured Images
Anemone supports Post Formats and Sticky Posts. Aside, Audio, Gallery, Image, Link, Quote, and Video post formats give your site a beautiful look.
Featured Images are displayed near the post title on the home and archive pages.
Post Carousel & Post List Widgets
Anemone includes custom Post Carousel and Post List widgets to enhance your sidebar. These widgets display blog posts in a beautiful carousel, or in a list with a thumbnail alongside the post title and date. You can filter the posts on the base of categories or tags.
Custom Header & Background
Personalize your site with a custom header and background via the Customizer.
Anemone lets you upload your site logo with ease.
Content Focused, Suave Typography, and Pull Quotes
Anemone is designed to keep the focus on your content, providing elegant typography, with special styles for lead paragraphs, dropcap, and pull quotes.
Widget Areas, Footer Menu & Social Media Links
Anemone comes with four widget areas — one in the sidebar, and up to three in the footer. The footer widget areas will activate once you place widgets in them.
The footer also features a secondary custom menu and social media links.
Quick Specs (all measurements in pixels):
- The main column width is
- Featured Images for posts and pages are
720 wide by
- Featured Images for the post carousel are
750 wide by
- Featured Images as a background for site hero are
2000 wide by
- Custom header should be at least
1920 wide by
After activating your theme, visit the Customizer to set up basic theme settings, such as background color, custom header, site logo, or custom menu.
Go to Customize → Site Identity to add your site logo.
Check out this guide for full details on how to set up a site logo.
Anemone includes an eye-catching featured content area on the home page. Capture your visitors’ attention and lead them to specific posts or pages.
Here are some tips to help you get the featured content set up.
- Go to Customize → Featured Content and add the featured tag, or a tag of your choice. Anemone supports one post or page in its featured content area.
- Create or edit a post or page you wish to feature. Assign the special tag from step one to this post or page.
- Set a Featured Image for your post or page. Use big and beautiful featured images for the featured content area.
- Publish or Update the post or page.
You’ll find Anemone’s theme options in the Customizer, under Customize → Theme Options.
1. Theme Style
You can use Anemone‘s wide style or personalize it with the beautiful backgrounds using the boxed style.
Anemone will cover the full screen width in wide-layout mode. Any background color or background image will not be visible using wide-layout mode.
Anemone will wrap the content in a box. This option is best if you want to use a background color or background image for your website.
2. Main Sidebar Position
Anemone displays the main sidebar on the right or left side, as long as it contains widgets.
3. Enable Page Preloader
Anemone‘s preloader hides the content before it’s fully loaded and provides a smooth experience to your website’s visitors. The preloader displays a “Skip” link automatically on slower internet connections after few seconds.
You can enable/disable the preloader via the “Enable Page Preloader” option.
4. Enable Sticky Menu
You can choose to make the header custom menu sticky, so visitors can always access the menu while they scroll on screens. This option can be enabled via the “Enable Sticky Menu” option.
Note: Anemone intelligently hides the sticky menu when a user continues to scroll down in order to provide a distraction-free experience. The sticky menu appears again when the user starts to scroll up.
5. Enable Sticky Sidebar
You can make the Anemone‘s sidebar sticky by enabling this option. This useful feature ensures that the sidebar remains visible while the user scrolls to read long content.
Anemone supports Featured Images on blog posts and pages. Featured Images appear near the title on the blog index and archive pages. For best results, use an image at least
2000px wide and
If you upload larger Featured Images or images with different proportions, they will be automatically resized to match the dimensions noted above.
Anemone has several built-in typography features to enhance your blogging experience. Please visit the links to learn how to use them.
Anemone has given special attention on blockquotes to enhance your blogging experience. Please visit the links to learn how to use them.
Anemone has different table styles to enhance your blogging experience. Please visit the links to learn how to use them.
CSS3 Multiple Columns
Anemone supports CSS3 Multiple Columns to enhance your blogging experience. Please visit the links to learn how to use them.
Add a Custom Header Image
Add a Custom Header image by going to Customize → Header. Your uploaded image should be at least
200px tall. The width should be at least
1920px to provide a visually crisp background.
Add a Custom Background Image or Color
Add a Custom Background via Customize → Background. You must choose the Box Layout in the Customizer’s Theme Options area to see background colors or images.
Anemone allows you to have two Custom Menus, which can be set under Customize → Menus.
Select the Primary Menu location in the Menu Settings to display your Custom Menu in the header.
Select the Secondary Menu location in the Menu Settings to display your Custom Menu in the footer.
Social Links Menus
Anemone allows you to display links to your social media profiles — like Twitter and Facebook — as icons using a Social Links Menu in two locations.
Select Social Links Header Menu location in the Menu Settings to display Social Links Menu in the header.
Select Social Links Footer Menu location in the Menu Settings to display Social Links Menu in the footer.
Read the full guide for setup instructions.
Linking to any of the following sites will automatically display its icon in your menu.
- Email (
- RSS Feed (urls with
Anemone comes with four widget areas: one in the sidebar, and up to three in the footer. The footer widget areas will activate once you add widgets to them in Customize → Widgets.
Anemone features two custom widgets:
Anemone: Post List
The Post List widget displays posts alongside a small Featured Image. Go to Customize → Widgets to use the Anemone: Post List widget.
Anemone: Post Carousel
The Post Carousel widget displays the posts in a rotating slideshow with Featured Images. Go to Customize → Widgets to use the Anemone: Post Carousel widget.