Blank – Elegant Minimalist Blog WordPress Theme


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Latest version 2.2.3 – March 08, 2023- Compatible with WordPress 6.1.1

Blank is an elegantminimalistic WordPress theme with ultra-clean design and strongly focusing on content. It’s a good choice for blogging with all standards: responsiveretina-ready, translation ready, simple, clean and effective. It’s also easy to setup and you can publish your content right after installing theme. No need more coding or something else.

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Full feature list

  • WordPress 6.0 ready & Gutenberg Editor ready
  • Responsive: looks well on all devices like iPhone, iPad or large screen. Sliders also work well with touch and swipe gesture.
  • Retina ready: It looks beautiful on high-resolution screens like those found on the iPad, Kindle Fire HD, Nexus 10, and MacBook Pro with Retina Display
  • Translation ready: Blank has included default.po and files. You can easily open and edit to turn your site into any language you want.
  • Extensive options: Nearly 100+ options, change the color and font on the fly. You can enable or disable almost everything.
  • SEO Optimized: Designed in HTML 5 and CSS3 with optimized code. Not only your visitors but Google loves this theme awesome fast speed.
  • Clean and elegant design: Minimalistic design focused on readability. It’s really effective for blog with long posts/heavy content.
  • 2 layouts: Both of hidden or visible sidebar looks great! It’s up to you.
  • Useful shortcodes: Easy to insert with TinyMCE button integrated.
  • 4 portfolio layouts: 2, 3 or 4 columns and you can choose to crop thumbnail or not.
  • Video Supported: Both in blog and portfolio.
  • Vertical Featured Image supported. Indeed, you have option to crop or not your featured image in each post. Thus, it looks beautiful regardless your featured image size. It’s great even your post has no featured images!
  • JetPack compatible: Has been tested with JetPack. Bring all great features of JetPack to your site with no troubles.
  • Unlimited colors: With color picker in admin panel, you can change the color easily.
  • Wide & Boxed layout: You can choose wide or boxed layout and in boxed mode, body background color and body background image are ready.
  • 2 Header Styles: Logo on the left or centered logo. Logo with and height are flexible.
  • Sticky header option: Easy to navigate with sticky header.
  • 500+ Google fonts: Just choose the font you love.
  • Custom Logo upload: Header and Footer logo and their Retina version as well. Also, you can upload favicon, Apple touch icons…
  • Post types supported: Standard, video, audio, gallery, link, quote, status. EVERYTHING you need for a blog.
  • Social Impact: Share buttons for each blog post
  • Related Posts: Built-in related posts design based on tag score.
  • 6 widgets included: including Tweet widget with updated v1.1 Twitter API. All widgets are polished so they look greatly!
  • Colorbox lightbox integrated
  • Icons: Nearly 400 icons in use width 33 social icons.
  • Awesome dropcap with “Alphabet of Children” font.
  • Built with Bootstrap: Using popular Bootstrap framework, you can easily edit if you have some coding skill.
  • One click installation: This theme has been included a demo.xml file, that helps you to you turn your site amazing as the demo site by one click.
  • Well documented
  • Dedicated Support and lifetime upgrade. Visit our support desk.


Special thanks to PixabayJørgen Grotdal and Nicolas Jolly for images used on the demo site. These images are NOT included in the theme.

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Change log

Version 2.2.3 – March 08, 2023

- wp 6.1.1
- fix: pencil icon issue

Version 2.2.2 – September 09, 2022

- wp 6.x
- fix: sticky header issue

Version 2.2.1 – June 16, 2022

- fix minor issues

Version 2.2 – May 26, 2022

- fix: all theme check issues
- fix: validation issues
- fix: secure wpdb query
- fix: esc_attr, esc_html

Version 2.1.1 – September 05, 2020

- Compatible with WordPress 5.5.x

Version 2.1 – June 12, 2019

- Fix Theme Option SSL issue
- Gutenberg & WP 5.x ready
- Remove Google+ widget while Google+ stopped

Version 2.0 – December 12, 2015

- Update TGM Activation to 2.5
- Move required plugins to external
- Not include plugin: "Better Feedburner Widget" by default, for those who needs it can download it here:
- Make theme compatible with WP 4.3, 4.4
- Change thumbnail 940px --> 1100px to fit wide screens
- Change Default primary color from #12dada to #0dad9d
- Change the default option "Use Old Triangle Sidebar button" to true
- Remove Favicon options while it's the job of WordPress
- Organize Options in a tab view
- Make the single image fullwidth anyway
- Update widgets to compatible with WP 4.3+
- Update plugins
- Update the *po file for translation
- Update the demo.xml file
- Improve theme check result (remove thumbs.db, ds_store, add more css...)
- Update Isotope to 2.2.2 to improve Portfolio Experience
- Fix loader@2x.gif issue

Version 1.9.1 – May 02, 2015

- Fix issues concerning wp_kses() function
- Remove importing from responsiveness function
- Update Initial scale for viewport

Version 1.9 – April 25, 2015

- Update TGM Activation
- Improve Code Quality
- Fix style.css Retina widget link issue
- Enqueue style instead of importing
- Update Google fonts list

Version 1.8 – July 17, 2014 – 1 year on Themeforest

- Social share on blog posts
- Related Posts on blog posts
- Fix small issues
 + Sticky Header, Social Icons...
 + Boxed Layout
 + Retina issue
- Loading effect for portfolio items
- Redesign Portfolio Template: Allow post content and decoration
- Design Portfolio Category
- Add option to link image to the post
- boxed layout wider than 20px each side
- pagination option for portfolio

Version 1.7.1 – June 13, 2014

- make it compatible backward, page-portfolio.php template comes back
- option for old design of sidebar toggle button
- fix boxed layout issue on mobile
- fix pagination retina issue

Version 1.7 – June 03, 2014

- redesign pagination buttons
- make it compatible with WP 3.9 (shortcode generator)
- make single thumbnail larger
- add status post format
- redesign the sidebar toggle button
- develop portfolio shortcode and stop supporting portfolio template
- add option: social icon option at top
- add option: infinite scroll
- update contact form 7 latest version
- fix header logo height issue
- fix gallery post format issue
- fix mCSB_button.png missing file issue
- fix some responsive issues

Version 1.6 – December 19, 2013

- add custom footer background pattern option
- add custom sidebar background option
- add an option for tagline
- add option to hide permalink
- add option for uppercase/lowercase
- add option for blog title and small text
- add many font size options
- add footer padding option
- add google font preview in options
- add custom decoration for portfolio page
- fix triangle top position in WP 3.8 (admin bar 32px)
- fix <title> with WordPress SEO by Yoast
- resize portfolio default default decoration in image folder
- fix portfolio all text in shortcode
- make it compatible with WP 3.8
- fix sticky header menu on mobile view
- fix custom separator pattern
- make it compatible with Blogroll plugin
- fix blog title line height

Version 1.5 – November 20, 2013

- fix .article clear both
- fix small issues
- fix sidr issue
- add option for decoration
- add sticky option for centered logo
- remove 1:11 proportion for navigation menu
- update contact form 7 to v 3.5.4
- update admin panel to SMOF 1.5.2
- fix child theme footer background path
- add option for content width up to 1100px
- add footer custom icon option

Version 1.4.3 – October 14, 2013

- update Wi:Portfolio plugin: add ability to add multi portfolios
- fix retina logo issue
- remove redundant script at the end of functions.php file

Version 1.4.2 – September 30, 2013

- fix default value for header layout option.

Version 1.4.1 – September 23, 2013

- fix boxed layout css
- fix footer icons issue
- fix blog font size options

September 18, 2013

- fix default value for header layout option.

Version 1.4 – September 05, 2013

- visible sidebar supported
- fix small issues
- 2 header styles
- option for logo and navigation menu ratio
- option for sticky header
- option for page layout (small or fullwidth)
- option for boxed/wide layout
- option for header code
- option for navigation custom font
- option for body background color/image

August 16, 2013

- fix small excerpt issue in WP 3.6
- add RSS option for footer icons
- Update Contact form 7 plugin.

Version 1.3.2 – August 14, 2013

- add self-hosted video and audio support for featured display and in post options.
- fix some small css issues.

August 08, 2013

- Change a little CSS comment form label for plugin compatiblitity
- Add missed decoration@2x.png for Retina CSS

Version 1.3.1 – August 03, 2013

- change shortcode to [wivideo] shortcode to avoid builtin shortcode of WP 3.6
- make theme compatible with WordPress 3.6

Version 1.3 – August 01, 2013

- add many options for portfolio: layout, video, thumbnail...
- add metabox plugin to Wi:Portfolio shortcode
- move portfolio options from theme options to page options
- add iconbox, recent posts, recent portfolio shortcodes
- update demo.xml, language file and documentation

Version 1.2.3 – July 27, 2013

- fix footer logo issue
- add option for thumbnail position in medium layout
- add more options for social footer links
- add homepage & email icon options to social options
- add option to display placeholder or label in comment form
- add option to display small arrow or not for blog post thumbnails

Version 1.2.2 – July 25, 2013

- add !function_exists to all functions to prevent conflicting
- make scrolltop button responsive
- add portfolio excerpt length option
- add functions to portfolio plugin so it can be used with other themes

Version 1.2.1 – July 24, 2013

- Fix nav menu error on mobile
- Fix body padding right on mobile
- Update credits on Documentation
- Update newest demo.xml

Version 1.2 – July 21, 2013

- Include portfolio plugin in theme via TGM
- Redesign Portfolio
- New demo.xml file
- Options for portfolio

Version 1.1 – July 19, 2013

- Add portfolio plugin
- Fix small issues
- Update demo.xml

Version 1.0 – July 17, 2013

- Initial Release


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