I’ve been using Less theme made by Jared Erickson since the first time i launch my blog in early 2013. I found Less as a simple minimal WordPress theme built with only what is needed and met with my requirement for my personal blog.
Less is a super minimal theme, both front end and back end. adding no bloat whatesover. it only uses the minimum requirements that WordPress has, a style sheet, screenshot and the index page.
- single column layout
- large text (since we all know our mom’s are the only ones reading this)
- Images are full width.. always, so don’t try getting them to float.. and don’t try to upload itty bitty ones.
- pulls in the sites admin gravatar picture in the header
- no widget
- one custom menu in the header
- great for LoLcats
- Mobile ready
Jared Erickson did use LESS (http://lesscss.org/) for all the styles, if you know how to use it you will be able to change a few viarables to customize the site with no problem!
So then i modified less of it to make it fit my own needs and asked him on twitter for guidance in modifying some code. I then added Infinite scroll functions fromJetpack which Less originally don’t support.
- added Jetpack infinite scroll support
- changed fullwidth image to normal
- changed font-family to “Helvetica Neue”, Helvetica, sans-serif
- rest are all the same.
So if you wanna give it a try and install it on your WordPress, you can visit his website to learn more. You also can fork it on GitHub and modify it to meet your requirement like i’ve done. Or you can simply use mine which you can find it on my GitHub repositiory here.