The Parisian is a minimalist, one-column theme for personal or photo blogging. With a large image slider on the home page, a responsive layout for devices of any size, a widget area that can be toggled open or closed, and support for multiple post formats, it’s a perfect fit if you want an elegant, old-world look and feel for your site.
Recent Posts Image Slider
The Parisian includes a prominent image slider that displays Featured Images for up to ten recent posts on the site’s home page. Featured Images will be displayed in the slider as long as they are at least 1440px wide by 600px tall.
This theme supports Aside, Image, Video, Link, Quote, Audio, Gallery, and Status Post Formats. Formatted posts are designated by icons located next to the post title on the blog and single post views.
Custom Header and Featured Header Images
You can set a Custom Header under Appearance → Header. Your selected image will display full size on the home page as a single image, or as part of the recent posts image slider.
On single posts and pages, your custom header will be displayed as a narrow strip at the top, behind your site title and tagline. If a Featured Image is set for a post or page, it will display in place of your Custom Header as a Featured Header Image, like so:
By default, The Parisian displays the site owner’s Gravatar in the header area on the site’s front page. You can opt not to show the Gravatar by going to Customizer → Theme Options and selecting “No” from the “Display Gravatar on Home Page” drop-down menu.
You can add links to your Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Tumblr accounts to your site’s header on single pages or posts. First, connect these services to Publicize, by going to Settings → Sharing. Once connected, navigate to the Customizer, where you’ll find a new Connect panel. Select the account(s) you want to link to and their respective icons will display like so:
The Parisian includes a toggle-able widget area in the footer; click the gear to reveal or hide the widgets.
The Parisian has a single, primary custom menu area in the footer, that can be set up by going to Appearance → Menus. It will display one level of menu items.
The background color or image can be customized under Appearance → Background.
Quick Specs (all measurements in pixels)
- The main column width is
- The custom header and featured images on the blog index are
- The featured image headers on single posts and pages are