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Baskerville

35 reviews
Average Rating
4.6 out of 5 stars
Can't customise it
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I love the clean look of this theme, but do not like that I cannot change the color or sizes of the fonts, nor can I add plugins, no place to do so that I can find. Maybe these things can be done, but it is not something I have been able to figure out.

Clean and simple. Easy to use.
By ,

I love this template because it's each to customize. It's also clean and sharp.

Great theme, love the look
By , for WP 4.5.1

Clean and beautiful! Best free theme that I came across and I researched a lot. Will be using it for a video blog for which it's great.

Great beautiful theme, wish I could change the color easily
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This is a great topic to start any wordpress install, looks great and looks good for any purpose. Just… I wish it was easier to change the colours as it is a quick and easy way to customize it not breaking anything - but you really have to dig deep to do this.

I would pay a couple bucks for an option to change the accent color to be added in the UI.

Clean minimalist but wish easier to change color palette
By , for WP 4.4.1

I just installed this theme for a blog with several dozen posts. I love the simplicity, unusually good typographic settings, and it's user friendly. But one thing that drove me up the wall is having to manually find and change dozens of css selectors in a child theme to modify the color palette. If you don't want the deep navy, seafoam green, and gray palette, you'll have a ton of work to do. It would have been SO MUCH EASIER if the creator had used the customizer and the Options Framework to enable users to easily change the colors of links and hover colors throughout from a Customizer setting. (Also frustrating is that the author's seafoam green is hard-coded into some of the icons).

I realize most people will be delighted with this theme; only a few will be like me, a graphic designer and artist who wants to have more control over color palette to match my branding and logo.

Nice and slick
By , for WP 4.4

Beautiful design and properly responsive. Really looks good on all devices. The code is also tidy, making extensions and modifications easier.

Amazing theme
By , for WP 4.3.1

I absolutely LOVE this theme. I've been suffering for weeks trying to find a proper theme for my blog. Every single one I've tried, although looks great in theory, once activated on my .com site it just looked like sh**.
I then came about Baskerville - and it was heaven!
Easy to use.
Love the look and feel. Very elegant.
Amazing space in both sidebar + 3 different footer areas.
Love the fact that you have an automatic writer bui showing at the end of the blog posts.
Love the comments layout.
Love the home page layout.
Love the archive template.
Love all the different page options you have for blog posts.
And most of all - can't believe it's FREE!

Seriously Andres - you can be really proud of what you created here!

Love the look - but can we disable text in header?
By , for WP 4.3.1

Love the look of this theme but can I disable the wordings in the header?

I'm using it on a WordPress.com blog so can't easily edit the theme files/css etc.

Would be great if we could also pick custom colors instead of having to pick individual colors.

Thanks!

Good theme that can be adapted for our plugins
By , for WP 4.3.1

Our plugins require a lot of content space for video conferencing interface to fit. That usually requires full page widh with minimum padding / borders.

One of our clients is using this theme with PPV Live Webcams plugin that can be configured in Integration settings to use a custom template file.

Our staff created this template-videowhisper.php file in theme folder and configured plugin to use that. Here's the source for others that may need it:

<?php
/*
Template Name: VideoWhisper Full
*/
?>
<?php get_header(); ?>

<style type="text/css">
.post-content-videowhisper
{
padding: 5px;
}
</style>

			<?php if (have_posts()) : while (have_posts()) : the_post(); ?>

				<div class="post">

					<div class="post-header">

					    <h1 class="post-title"><?php the_title(); ?></h1>

				    </div> <!-- /post-header -->

					<div class="post-content-videowhisper">

						<?php the_content(); ?>

						<?php if ( current_user_can( 'manage_options' ) ) : ?>

						<?php endif; ?>

					</div> <!-- /post-content -->

					<?php comments_template( '', true ); ?>

				</div> <!-- /post -->

			<?php endwhile; else: ?>

				<p><?php _e("We couldn't find any posts that matched your query. Please try again.", "baskerville"); ?></p>

			<?php endif; ?>

			<div class="clear"></div>

<?php get_footer(); ?>
Awesome looking theme
By , for WP 4.2.4

This theme looks awesome and although it isn't easily customisable, we have to remember this is a free theme, and one that looks better than a lot of paid themes out there. My main gripe was the lack of a sidebar on the homepage, but this can be added with a little bit of hacking. Overall its definitely one of the best looking themes out there. Great job.

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