Sundanceby Automattic

Sundance is a free video theme brought to you by the team here at Automattic. Despite its minimalist design, Sundance was crafted with clean, elegant typography and close attention to detail. The home page offers a featured video carousel. It supports the video post format, widgets, custom background, custom header, custom menus, and a custom link feature for your social media pages.

Featured Video Carousel

The Sundance theme offers a featured video carousel on the home page. All you have to do to activate is create a sticky post with the video post format. Then add an excerpt, which appears to the right of the video, as you can see in the screenshot below. Once you have more than one featured video, the arrows and the indicator appear. You are able to feature a maximum of ten posts in the carousel.

sundance video post

Theme Options

Let your users stay in touch! The Sundance theme lets you add social network links on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and Flickr in the sidebar so that your readers are able to stay connected through these.

You can configure this in AppearanceTheme Options, through the WP Admin dashboard (to access it, add /wp-admin to the end of your site’s url, e.g.:

Sundance Theme Options

Responsive Design

Sundance is designed with responsive design in mind. It provides a tailored layout depending on the device you are using. This makes your blog look good not only on desktop browsers, but also on devices with smaller screens, such as the iPad and iPhone.

Widget Area

Sundance theme offers an optional sidebar with widgets. If you choose to add widgets to the sidebar in Customize → Widgets they will be displayed in a right-hand sidebar. If you prefer a single-column design, you may leave the sidebar empty as well as disable the social network links and then posts will span the entire width of the layout.

Custom Appearance

Customize Sundance even more with the custom background feature, a custom header image, a custom menu, and a full-width template.

Quick Specs (all measurements in pixels):

  1. The main column width is 652 except in the full-width layout, where it’s 874.
  2. Widget width is 186.
  3. The custom header image is 984 by 242 (width, height).

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

You might also like
Next theme