If you are looking for a theme that is clean and especially typographically pleasing, look no further — an elegant, minimalist theme, Chateau sports a classic look. Plus, under the surface, it’s packed with cool features to further customize your blog.

Light or Dark Color Schemes

Make Chateau your own with your choice of light or dark color schemes with one click in Appearance → Theme Options.

Color schemes

Custom Accent Color

Accent Color Option With the Chateau theme you can set your own accent color for links in Appearance → Theme Options.

Multiple Layouts

Chateau offers three default layouts for your blog, again in Appearance → Theme Options. You can choose a layout with a right or left sidebar, or a full-width layout.

Multiple Archive Styles

You can choose to display your post archives in either “detail” or “concise” format. The “detail” format is the standard blog layout. The “concise” format displays only the title and the first 20 words from each post so that your readers may view your posts at a glance:

Detail Format

Concise Format

Post Formats

Chateau includes special styles for Aside, Image, Video, Quote, Link, and Gallery Post Formats. For the most recent post on the homepage and archive pages (with the “detail” archive style enabled), Asides get a simplified look that seamlessly fits between full-length posts, while Galleries give a peek at the photos that lie within.

Other formats have simplified post meta, and each formatted post includes a notation and a link to the archive for that particular Format above the title.

Chateau Post Format


In addition to its optional sidebar, Chateau has five widget areas in the footer.

Custom Headers

You can upload your favorite image as a Custom Header Image to put your stamp on your blog. You can even use a different featured header image for each individual post by setting a Featured Image for each post.

Quick Specs:

  1. Content and one sidebar: The maximum content width is 529 pixels.
  2. Content and no sidebar: The maximum content width is 791 pixels.
  3. Full-width layout: The main column is 960 pixels.
  4. The maximum sidebar width is 188 pixels.
  5. The header image is 960 pixels wide and 262 pixels high.
  6. The maximum width for images on attachment pages is 791 pixels.
  7. Featured images need to be at least 960 x 260 pixels to be displayed. Smaller sizes, while uploading, will not display on the front-end.