Hatchby AlienWP


Hatch is a lightweight, bare-bones theme for photographers, illustrators, and visual artists. Your portfolio is certain to stand out with the theme’s bold featured images, full-width posts, and a space for your logo. Read on to find out how to set up your own stunning website with Hatch.

Featured Images

Hatch’s grid-style design relies heavily on featured images, so it looks its best when you assign one to each of your posts. You can do this using the Featured Image meta box when you create or edit a post.

Featured images will appear both on the blog as a preview and full size in single post view. Please note, on single posts the featured image will be duplicated if also included in the post content.

If no featured image is assigned, Hatch will attempt to pull the first attached image in your post. If no image is attached, the theme displays a light gray placeholder.

Theme Options

Hatch allows you to customize your site even further by adding a logo to the left of your site title. You can also add a brief message to your home page to welcome your visitors or introduce your work.

You can find Hatch’s theme options exclusively in the Customizer.

Custom Menu

The Primary Menu is located to the right of your site title, and can be configured as a custom menu.

Custom Header

Hatch supports a flexible-height custom header image, which can be configured under Customize → Header Image.

The header image displays only on the home page, and its size depends on the presence of a welcome message in the theme options. If a welcome message is active, it will take up 66% of the content column, otherwise it will take up the full width of the content column.

Custom Background

Spruce up your site with a custom background color or image by going to Customize → Colors & Backgrounds.


Hatch supports five widget areas — one on pages, one after single posts, and three columns in the footer. You can configure these areas by going to Customize → Widgets in your Dashboard.

Quick Specs (all measurements in pixels)

  1. The main column width is 940 except on Pages, where it’s 640
  2. The full width, no sidebar page template width is 940
  3. The after singular sidebar width is 940
  4. The page sidebar width is 260
  5. The footer sidebar widths are 287

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

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