The Parisian


The Parisian

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.

Quick Specs (all measurements in pixels)

  1. The main column width is 700.
  2. The custom header and featured images on the blog index are 1440 by 600.
  3. The featured image headers on single posts and pages are 1440 by 200.

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.

Custom Header and Featured Header Images

You can set a Custom Header under Customize → Header Image. 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:

Featured Header Image

Theme Options

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 Customize → Theme Options and selecting “No” from the “Display Gravatar on Home Page” drop-down menu.


Post Formats

Post format iconThis 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.


The Parisian includes a toggle-able widget area in the footer; click the gear to reveal or hide the widgets.

Widget area closed

Widget area toggled open

Custom Menu

The Parisian has a single, primary custom menu area in the footer. It will display one level of menu items.

Custom Menu

Custom Backgrounds

The background color or image can be customized under Customize → Colors and Backgrounds.