by Automattic

Escutcheon WordPress Theme

With its smoky color palette and bold typography, Escutcheon is the perfect theme for writers who want to stand apart from the rest. A minimalist blog page gives just enough information to entice your readers, while individual blog posts and pages are stylish and easy to read.

Responsive design

Featured Images

Escutcheon supports large and prominent Featured Images on single posts and pages, beneath the post title:

Featured Images

To add Featured Images to your post, go to My Sites → Blog Posts → Add and click Featured Image module on the left to upload/add a Featured Image to your post. See the Featured Image support doc for full instruction.

Create Menus


Main Menu on the left and Social Links menu on the right.

Escutcheon has two custom menu areas, both of which are in the header section of the site. The “Main Menu” that’s displayed on the top left and the “Social Menu” that’s shown on the top right. See the Custom Menus page for instructions for setting up menus on Escutcheon.


Escutcheon displays widgets on the sidebar on single posts and pages, but not on the blog or archives pages. The sidebar is shown on the left side. The widgets on the sidebar can be configured from My Sites → Customize → Widgets.

Theme Features

Escutcheon also has the following features which are not shown or active in the demo.

Site Logo

You can add a Site Logo that will be shown above the site title. To add a Site Logo, go to My Sites → Customize → Site Identity and upload the logo in Logo section.

Custom Header

Custom Header image can be uploaded to Escutcheon from My Sites → Customize → Header Image. The recommended size for the Header Image is 1080 pixels in width and 300 pixels in height.

Custom Backgrounds

Custom Backgrounds — custom colors or images — can be added to Escutcheon by going to My Sites → Customize → Colors & Backgrounds.

Quick Specs (all measurements in pixels)

  1. The main column width is 756.
  2. The main sidebar width is 270.
  3. Featured Images are displayed at 1080 with flexible height.
  4. The site logo appears at a maximum width and height of 200.
  5. The custom header appears at a maximum width of 1080; the height is flexible.


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This theme is available for download to be used on your WordPress self-hosted installation.

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