Early Theme Adopters: Hemingway Rewritten

In our Early Theme Adopters series, we focus on bloggers creating great-looking sites with the most recent additions to our Theme Showcase. Today, let’s visit some of the sites that are already using Hemingway Rewritten, a free theme that makes both words and images shine.

Hemingway Rewritten‘s signature touch is its elegant parallax-scrolling header effect, which looks particularly striking against the theme’s full-width header image. But the clean, classic design is just as present in the theme’s distinct Post Formats and primary navigation menu in the header (which is customizable).

Let’s take a look at some of the striking sites that have adopted the theme since its launch a month ago.


Scribbles hemingway rewritten theme adopters

Kathryn, the writer behind Scribbles, shares well-crafted thoughts and stories on her site. It’s a great example of Hemingway Rewritten‘s out-of-the-box look, where simply adding an enticing custom header image goes a long way toward creating a personal look and vibe.

A streamlined menu and judicious use of sidebar widgets complete Kathryn’s smart design.

Life, Love & Lucy

life love & lucy hemingway rewritten theme adopters

The multitalented Ami Kochendorfer built a beautiful, bright site using Hemingway Rewrittenwhile forgoing the theme’s recognizable black box for the site title and tagline.

Instead, she’s opted for an inviting custom header image putting her family front and center. Her header menu lets visitors explore her design and photography work on multiple platforms, from her Pinterest page and Instagram account to her Etsy store.

Aaron Buckley

aaron buckley hemingway rewritten theme adopters

Musician and composer Aaron Buckley uses Hemingway Rewritten for his professional site, where he shares his music as well as his writing on related topics. He chose to build a static homepage, where the splashy header image sets the tone and a SoundCloud player featuring his music draws visitors in.

Aaron’s been using another key feature of Hemingway Rewritten to great effect. He’s added a different featured image to each post; that image is then displayed in the post’s header, giving each one its own distinct look (compare, for example, his posts on playing the piano and on jazz improv).

Stay tuned for more examples of sites using recently-added themes — and if there are any particular themes you’d like to see featured, feel free to leave us a comment.

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  1. theworldoutsidethewindow

    Yep, I’m using it too, have been for a couple of weeks 🙂


  2. tellthetruth1

    Where have I heard the name Aaron Buckley before? Gonna look him up 🙂


  3. Little Miss Menopause

    Has anyone actually been brave enough to use this theme to rewrite some of Hemingway in “earnest?”

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    • Ben Huberman

      That right there sounds like a solid reason to try out this theme!


    • davidgturner

      If I ever manage to sell “The Clouds of Mount Olympus” (an SF retelling of “The Snows of Kilamanjaro”), I’ll be sure to mention it on my blog. The downer ending may not fly in today’s market, though.


  4. careerschap

    OK I’ll give it a go instead of “There is no friend as loyal as a book.”
    ― Ernest Hemingway

    How about, “There is no friend as loyal as a blog”.

    There you go “Hemingway Rewritten”.

    I really like this theme. Visually it’s so clean. I’ve had more compliments on my blog since I changed to it (and of course, feel free to pay it a visit!)


  5. Chris Carter

    I don’t remember what the default theme was when I started my blog a few weeks back, but as soon as I found Hemingway Rewritten I latched onto it and haven’t considered any other themes.


  6. dferreira2010

    I just started a blog this week and chose this theme for its clean look. Didn’t realize it was such a new theme. Still learning all the ways to customize it so love having real world samples of the same theme to look at.


  7. Ruth2Day

    I’m glad you showed this because I tried the Hemingway template and couldn’t quite get it right for me, but I’m impressed by the examples here and might give it another go


  8. Darshan Gajara

    Life, Love & Lucy seems to be a pretty theme.


  9. sdneeve1

    I too changed my theme to Hemingway Rewritten over the past week. I love the fact you can have different headers for each page, and the simple, but clean overall look.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. The Wajid

    My Blog has this theme, and I’ve no more words, but perfect.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. M-R

    Sorry you don’t find mine worth a mention: I settled on this theme for its responsiveness, and have done a fair bit of CSS to make it nicer.


  12. Kimbery Camp

    Wow. I’m also new to WordPress; I picked the theme because it looked closest to what was in my head. Can’t wait to have time to tinker with the features.


  13. Viesturs

    Thanks for such a great theme – finally reanimated my blog and started from a blank page.


  14. Linda Fode

    I adopted Heminway for my self-hosted & WordPress.com site. I,am totally,satisfied with it. It added class & simplicity to,my site. Very pleased.


  15. eherielle

    Cool! I’m using this theme too, and I am really satisfied. Simple yet classy.



    Well this feature of “featured image per page is the best thing” .. Great to hear about it. Happy with my blog at the moment but will keep this in mind.. This is just awesome 🙂


  17. JeJe Gozzi

    It worked great for me. I changed the header pic for one that I snapped in Italy 1 yr ago. Simple theme, for both writers and readers. Perfect.


  18. Molle

    Very good theme fits my image blog perfect


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