Sidekickby Automattic


Sidekick is a Superhero child theme without the bells and whistles. It’s a clean, widget-free, single-column theme that looks great with any content but excels at displaying panoramic featured images.

Panoramic Featured Images

Sidekick’s most prominent feature is the wide display of Featured Images. Sidekick will display a post’s featured image, full browser width, if its aspect ratio is at least 3:1 (width x height) and its minimum width is 1500px.

Custom Menus

Sidekick has a single, primary custom menu area in the header, that can be set up by going to My Sites  Customize Menus.

Custom Header and Background

Sidekick features a Custom Header Image that can be set by going to Customize → Header Image. The Custom Background can also be set by going to Customize → Colors & Backgrounds.

Quick Specs (all measurements in pixels)

  1. The main column width is 910
  2. Featured images must be at least 1500 wide and have an aspect ratio of 3x1 (width x height)

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

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