Vertigo is a stylish and fun theme with one column, a custom header, and a custom accent color. It makes great use of WordPress post formats. It has a charming, hitchcockian typeface. And it’s dark.

Posts Formats

Vertigo comes with wide support for WordPress post formats so you can create any content you want. Includes the Aside, Gallery, Image, Quote, Link, Chat, Audio and Video post formats. You can see the different formats in action on the demo site.


With Vertigo you can set your own accent color for links in Appearance → Theme Options, which is used in several places throughout the theme, if you don’t feel like red is a good fit for your blog. You can also have a second color of your choice for the site title in Appearance → Header.


By default, Vertigo appears to have no widget areas. But it has two, actually, above the footer. They get activated as soon as you drag widgets there.


Finally, with support for custom headers, you can unleash your creativity and add your final personal touch to your website.

The theme is inspired by the design work of the late Saul Bass, Art Goodman, and Dave Nagata.

Quick Specs (all measurements in pixels):

  1. The blog column width is 430.
  2. Header Image size is 960 by 240.