Scrawlby Automattic

Scrawl WordPress theme

Scrawl is a clean, responsive theme for longform writing, with bold featured images, fancy image captions and pull quotes, and plenty of space for your content to shine. Post details fade in when you hover over them, so readers can focus entirely on your beautiful content when not navigating your site. A slide-out sidebar provides ready access to secondary content, including social links, custom menus, and widgets.

Site Logo/Gravatar

If you add a Site Logo, it will appear in the upper left corner next to your site title, and in the slide-out sidebar above the site title. To add a Site Logo, go to My Sites Customize → Site Title, Tagline, and Logo. 

If you’d prefer to display your Gravatar in these areas instead, navigate to Customize → Theme and put your email address in the text field to show the Gravatar associated with that email account.

Slide-out Sidebar

When activated, your custom menu or widgets will appear in a slide-out sidebar. Click on the menu icon (three horizontal lines) in the upper-right corner to show them.

Scrawl with open sidebar

Scrawl with open sidebar

Custom Menus

To add menu items to the custom menu of your site, go to Customize Menus


To add widgets to the sidebar of the site. Go to Customize Widgets

Formatting Text and Images

Scrawl includes styles for introductory text, pull quotes, and aligned images and captions. See how these work on the demo site:

Supported Social Networks

Linking to any of the following sites in the Social Links Custom Menu will automatically display its icon:

  • 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

Other Features

Scrawl supports the following features:

Quick Specs (all measurements in pixels)

  1. The main column width is 700.
  2. The slide-out sidebar width is 344.
  3. Featured Images for single posts are 2000 by 1500.
  4. The site logo appears at a maximum width of 120 and height of 40 in the site header, and a maximum width of 354 and height of 200 in the slide-out sidebar.

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

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