Fictiveby Automattic

Fictive Theme

Fictive is all about you — your style, your look, your story. Make it personal with a custom header image, a Gravatar, and links to your favorite social networks. Use Post Formats to dress up your content, add a custom menu and widgets, or keep it simple with a fixed-position header.

Theme Options

Navigate to the Customizer to find the following options:

Gravatar Email Theme Options

By default, Fictive uses the email address found under Users → Personal Settings to generate the Gravatar seen in the header. If you want to use a different Gravatar account, you can put in an email address in the Gravatar Email field, or leave it blank to remove the Gravatar entirely.

Sidebar Position

If you have a small custom menu or few widgets in the sidebar area, selecting Fixed will pin the header on the page, allowing your content to scroll past (see an example of this behavior on the demo site). By default, the theme is set to Scroll.

If you have lots of sidebar widgets or the screen is small, the sidebar will automatically scroll to make sure your readers can access all the sidebar content.

Post Formats & Sticky Posts

Post Formats and Sticky Posts are denoted with different colors and icons above the post content. Combine formatted content with standard posts to give your blog a fresh, varied look.


Sticky Post

Sticky Post

Image Format

Image Format

Link Format

Link Format

Aside Format

Aside Format

Quote Format

Quote Format


Featured Images

Featured Images are displayed above the post content on the blog index and archive pages at 634 pixels wide. Featured Images Image-formatted posts display the featured image on single post view as well.


Fictive includes one optional widget area alongside your content, configured by going to Customize → Widgets.

Social LinksSocial Links

You can add links to a multitude of social services underneath your site title following these steps:

  1. Create a new Custom Menu, and assign it to the Social Links Menu location.
  2. Add links to each of your social services using the Links panel.
  3. Icons for your social links will automatically appear in the header.

Custom Menus

Fictive includes one Primary Custom Menu, located underneath the header : menu

Custom Header & Background

You can personalize your site with a custom header under Customize → Header Image. The background can also be customized by going to Customize → Colors & Backgrounds.

Quick Specs (all measurements in pixels)

  1. The main column width is 536.
  2. The Primary sidebar width is 278.

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

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