Ladder is a visually striking theme with a modern, flat design that ensures you present yourself and your company professionally. With Ladder, you can showcase your work and identity in a unique way.

Different Backgrounds

One of Ladder‘s important features is the way it uses Featured Images — each Featured Image is displayed as a background to its page or post.


On the background of the front page of your site, you can also embed a YouTube video or an image slideshow.

Responsive Design

Ladder comes with a fluid layout that adapts to devices of any size, keeping its design and features intact.

Front Page Layout

You can have your latest posts, a static page, or a text widget displayed on the front page. Ladder offers lots of flexibility while maintaining a clean look.


Ladder takes advantage of the Portfolio feature, allowing you to showcase your work easily and attractively. Learn how to activate and configure the portfolio.


Social Media Icons

Ladder allows you to link to your social media profiles, like Twitter and Facebook; 11 different social media services are supported.

Quick Specs (all measurements in pixels):

  • The main column width is 670.
  • Featured Images in the portfolio are 500 square.


Go to Appearance → Customize → Site Title to upload a logo image, which will appear next to the site title in the header area.


Custom Menu

You can set up a custom menu under Appearance → Menus. For detailed instructions, see Custom Menus. This theme has two menu locations available, “Main Menu” and “Footer Menu”.

Social Icons

Go to Appearance → Customize → Theme and add profile links for your favorite social networks.


Customize the Background

On single pages and posts, the Featured Image for each page or post will be the background image. If you don’t want a background image, do not add a Featured Image to that page or post.

On the front page, you can embed a YouTube video or an image slider as the background.

To embed a YouTube video in the background of the front page, go to Appearance → Customize → Theme. Add the YouTube video URL in the field and the video will play without audio in the background.

Alternatively, to have an image slider as the front page background:

  1. Navigate to Appearance → Customize → Featured Content.
  2. Enter the name of a tag.
  3. Click the blue Save button at the bottom.
  4. Create a post with a large featured image.
  5. Give the post the tag you declared under Appearance → Customize → Featured Content.


Portfolio Page Template

This theme supports the Portfolio feature. Create some portfolio items, then create a new page and assign it the “Portfolio Page” template under Page Attributes to see your Portfolio in action.

Widget-Only Front Page Template

As you can see in the theme demo, we have a simple text widget on the front page. To set this up:

  1. Create a new page and assign it the “Widget-Only Front Page” template under Page Attributes.
  2. Set your new page as a Static Front Page under Settings → Reading.
  3. Go to Appearance → Widgets and add a text widget with some content to the “Front Page Widget” location.