Hewby Automattic

Hew Theme

Hew is a personal-blogging theme with a distinct identity and a splash of colour. It’s all about sharing your thoughts and experiences, and connecting with your readers through prominently placed social media links.

Hew‘s single, centered column puts your content in the spotlight, providing an enjoyable reading experience across all devices.

Top Widgets Panel

Hew offers four widget areas, located in a slide-out top panel. To show and hide the panel, click the three dots icon in the header’s top right corner. If no widgets are active, the icon won’t appear. Widgets can be configured via Customize → Widgets.

Hew widget area

Custom Header Image

By default, Hew displays the site owner’s Gravatar in the header. To use a different image, navigate to Customize → Header and upload new picture. You can also remove it completely by selecting the Hide Image option. The Custom Header Image size is 80 x 80px.

Custom Menu

Hew comes with one Custom Menu in the header, which can be configured via Customize → Menus. This menu is hidden by default, and will not be displayed unless a Custom Menu is assigned.

Hew Primary Menu

Social Menu

Hew features a set of strategically placed links to social media profiles. To display them, set up a Social Links Menu.

Hew Social Links Menu

Available icons

Linking to any of the following sites will automatically display its icon in your menu:

  • CodePen
  • Digg
  • Dribbble
  • Dropbox
  • Facebook
  • Flickr
  • GitHub
  • Google+
  • Instagram
  • LinkedIn
  • Email (mailto: links)
  • Pinterest
  • Pocket
  • Polldaddy
  • Reddit
  • RSS Feed (urls with /feed/)
  • StumbleUpon
  • Tumblr
  • Twitter
  • Vimeo
  • WordPress
  • YouTube


Quick Specs (all measurements in pixels)

  1. The Custom Header Image has a maximum width and height of 80
  2. The main column width is 696
  3. A widget area width is 253
  4. The maximum width for a featured image is 984

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

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