Blog Simpleby Automattic

As the name says, Blog Simple theme is a simple blog-centric theme. Its unique and bold two-tone design sets your blog apart from the crowd.

The following documentation will help you get your new blog setup like the demo.

Setting Your Theme Color and Social Links

Blog Simple comes with a Theme Options page that allows you to set your own theme color and add social links. To do this, go to your WP Admin dashboard, AppearanceTheme Options.

Note: The instructions from this guide are referring to the WP Admin dashboard. You can get to this dashboard by adding /wp-admin to the end of your site’s url (e.g.:

On this page you’ll see that you can choose recommended colors or set your own.

Theme Options

Once you choose the color you like, be sure to save your changes.

Adding Social Links

While still in the Theme Options page, below the colors section, you’ll see a section that allows you to add social links in the footer of your site. The social links options include: email, Twitter link, and Facebook link. Once you add the information, be sure to save your changes.

Add a Featured Post Like in the Demo

Blog Simple displays the latest sticky post as a featured post on the front page of your blog page. If you don’t have any sticky posts, it simply displays the latest post in your blog.

Featured Post

Widget Areas

Blog Simple offers four widget areas: The Primary Sidebar displays search, archives, and meta widgets by default.

Do you feel the need to have lots of widgets? No problem! Blog Simple has three optional widget areas in the footer. Learn more about adding widgets.