Espressoby Automattic

Espresso WordPress Theme

Espresso is a responsive, content-centric theme that lets you choose between two charming layouts. Go with a traditional post stream for your writing-based blog, or go grid-style for your photography blog. A fixed sidebar on the right keeps widgets, menus, and social links at the ready for visitors.

Grid View/Post Navigation

Readers can opt to browse your posts in a sophisticated grid rather than a list – a great option for portfolio sites with lots of Featured Images – by clicking on the grid icon in the site navigation.

Grid View

You can also use the navigation arrows on either side of the grid icon to scroll to the next or previous post.


Espresso takes advantage of the Portfolio feature on, offering unique layouts and organization for your portfolio projects. Learn how to enable and set up this exciting Portfolio feature.



Site Logo

Brand your site and make it yours by including your business’ logo. Navigate to Customize → Site Identity and upload a logo image in the space provided.

Customize Espresso

Featured Images

Espresso looks its best when you assign a Featured Image to your posts. Featured Images appear above the post title, or as a background to the post information in grid view. We recommend adding images that are a minimum of 1440 px wide by 550 px tall to get a clear, crisp picture.

Social Links

Social Links
You can add links to a multitude of social services in the site navigation bar or under the main navigation area. Supported networks include Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and many more.

Custom Menus & Widgets

Espresso’s primary Custom Menu and widget area are located in a hidden panel off-screen, ensuring your secondary content is easily accessible with the click of a button.

Add your own Custom Menu by going to Customize → Menus, or add widgets by going to Customize → Widgets.

Custom Header & Background

Take it a step further and personalize your site with a Custom Header or Background Image.

Quick Specs (all measurements in pixels)

  1. The main column width is 760.
  2. The pull-out menu/sidebar area width is 200.
  3. Featured Images and Custom Headers must be at least 1440 wide by 550 high.
  4. The Site Logo will appear at a maximum of 175 high.
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