Independent Publisher is a clean and polished theme with a light color scheme, bold typography, and full-width images. It’s designed to enhance your content and provide an immersive experience for your readers. With a special focus on readability, the content looks crisp and easy on the eyes. Independent Publisher is responsive, adjusting its layout to accommodate various devices and screen sizes.
Custom Header & Featured Images
You can personalize your site with a Custom Header, which is used as the background for your site title and tagline on all posts and pages. To add your custom header, go to Customize → Header Image.
The best custom header images are decorative background images. The image will be cropped for small viewports (not scaled down) to fit the available area fixed for height and width. This means header images that work best with this theme are abstract or decorative images.
The Featured Images from your pages and posts can optionally replace your Custom Header. To enable this, go to Customize → Theme Options and check box for Use Post Cover Images. The recommended size for these images is 1400 by 600 pixels.
Independent Publisher has been built with the personal blogger in mind, so only a Gravatar image can be used as the site logo. By default, the site owner’s Gravatar is displayed in the header.
If you want to display someone else’s Gravatar, navigate to the Customize → Theme Options and change the Gravatar email address. You can also hide the logo from Customize → Theme Options.
Create a Menu
Independent Publisher provides support for one Custom Menu, displayed in the left column, which can be configured via Customize → Menus.
Social Links Menu
Independent Publisher allows you to display links to your social media profiles, like Twitter and Facebook, as icons using a Custom Menu. The Social Links Menu is displayed below the site’s title and tagline. Learn how to set it up.
The slideout panel is displayed when a custom header is activated, or when the post/page has a Featured Image set. When activated, your Custom Menu will appear inside the slideout panel.
Click or tap the menu icon in the header to display it. When the slideout panel is not activated, a dropdown menu is displayed instead.
Widgets and Other Features
Independent Publisher supports one widget area on the left side of the theme.
It also supports the following features:
Supported Social Networks
Linking to any of the following sites in the Social Links Menu will automatically display its icon:
- Email (mailto: links)
- RSS Feed (urls with /feed/)
Quick Specs (all measurements in pixels)
- The main column width is max
- The Widget Area width is
- Featured Images work best with
- Custom Header Image is