Gazetteby Automattic

Gazette: Homepage

Meet Gazette, a clean and flexible theme perfectly suited for minimalist magazine-style sites, personal blogs, or any content-rich site. It allows you to highlight specific articles on the homepage, and to balance readability with a powerful use of photography — all in a layout that works on any device.

Site Logo

Gazette supports the Site Logo feature. To brand your site and include your own logo, navigate to the Customizer → Site Title and upload a logo image in the space provided.

Gazette: Site Logo

Theme Options

Gazette comes with four theme options available via the Customizer:

  • Display header image on blog index only: Gazette supports Custom Header Image upload. Tick this box if you only want to display it on the blog index.
  • Unfixed header when scrolling down: Tick this box if you don’t want the header to be fixed a the top whilst scrolling down.
  • Show author bio on single posts: Tick this box if you want to display the author bio in the sidebar on single posts, as seen on the demo site.
  • Footer Content: Display some content in the footer — perfect to add extra information on your site. You can include basic HTML, like links.
  Show author bio on single posts
Show author bio on single posts

Featured Content and Featured Images

When the homepage is set to show recent posts, it features your choice of up to six posts or pages that are prominently displayed in a grid. Gazette displays your posts’ Featured Images prominently in both the Featured Content area and above post and page titles in the normal layout, quickly grabbing your reader’s attention.

To set up the Featured Content area:

  1. Navigate to Customize → Featured Content.
  2. Choose a word to use as your Featured Content tag and add it in the text field. We suggest using a lowercase, single word, like featured.
  3. Click the Publish button to save changes.
  4. Create at least a few posts. For each post you’d like to feature, use the Tags & Categories area of the editor to add the tag you chose under Customize → Featured Content. With this theme, you can also tag pages to be displayed as Featured Content, in addition to posts.
  5. Add a featured image to each post or page you’re featuring.

Check out the full Featured Content setup guide and video.

Post Formats

Gazette supports four Post Formats: Image, Gallery, Video, and Link. Each post format has a special style to distinguish it from the rest.

  Image/Gallery, Video, and Link
Image/Gallery, Video, and Link


Gazette allows you to have two Custom Menus: one in the theme’s header (Primary Menu) and one in the footer (Social Menu). To set up your menus, go to the Customizer → Menus.

Social Menu

Gazette allows you to display links to your social media profiles with crisp, perfectly sized icons. Learn how to set up your social links menu. Linking to any of the following sites will automatically display its icon in your menu:

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

Gazette: Social Menu

Widget Areas

Gazette offers two widget areas, which can be configured through the Customizer → Widgets:

  • An optional sidebar widget area, which appears on the right.
  • An optional footer widget area.
  Footer Widget Area
Footer Widget Area

Quick Specs (all measurements in pixels)

  1. The main column width for posts is 540.
  2. The main column width for pages is 870.
  3. A widget is 270 wide.
  4. Featured Images are 1920 wide by 768 high.

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

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