If there was a prize for the best WordPress theme name then Wintersong would be a clear winner and the quality of the theme… is every bit as good as its name.
It’s easy to take a WordPress theme and strip it down to its bare essentials… but it’s not easy to leave it looking good. In fact the more you strip down a theme the more the remaining elements have to work together perfectly.
Wintersong is a great example of how it should be done, it’s a true minimalist theme that leaves you wondering why you ever needed more.
Stripped to their essence against a backdrop that is minimal, simple, and serene, your words stand out as strong, essential, and worthy.
Wintersong ensures that your content, devoid of excess, will be read and reborn in the minds of your readers.
Wintersong theme features
Wintersong is built on Genesis 2.0, it’s fully mobile responsive and it’s coded with HTML5, which makes your website future compatible, improves cross-browser compatibility and makes your site truly mobile-friendly.
It also has schema.org markup, which allows you to classify the most important and defining elements on your pages and posts. This enhances your site’s search results display by allowing the search engines to add extra data. For a great explanation check out Joost de Valk’s article Schema.org & Genesis 2.0.
Genesis 2.0 was released in August 2013 and since then StudioPress have been updating old themes and producing new themes to be HTML5 ready.
For a full list of HTML5 ready child themes check out All the latest Genesis child themes.
Wintersong’s other features include:
- Custom header – easily upload your own header image using the WordPress uploader.
- Custom menus – supports WordPress custom menus.
- Fixed width – gives you pin-point control over the exact look of your site.
- Landing page template – allows you to display a full-width landing page.
- Theme options – allows you to control many of your theme options from within the WordPress admin area.
Just because this theme is minimal, it doesn’t mean that the features are.
Wintersong comes with all the advanced coding you’d expect from a Genesis child theme plus all the features you’ll ever need.
Wintersong is easy to set up – no coding required
When you purchase the Wintersong theme you’ll be given access to the StudioPress download area. This area contains all the themes you’ve purchased plus comprehensive setup instructions for each theme including screenshots and any HTML code used in the demo site.
The information below is an abbreviated form of the information you’ll find in the download area.
Default Layout – the Wintersong Pro theme uses the “Full Width” Content option for layout, all other default Genesis page layouts are disabled.
Plugins – the demo site uses two plugins:
Simple Social Icons – used in the HEADER RIGHT widget area to display your social icons.
Genesis eNews Extended – used in the AFTER ENTRY widget area to display an opt-in form after each post.
Widget areas – Wintersong has two widget areas: HEADER RIGHT and AFTER ENTRY.
HEADER RIGHT – this area allows you to add content to the bottom of the header area. On the demo site it contains some text, a menu and a set of social icons.
AFTER ENTRY – this area allows you to display additional content at the end of single posts. On the Winter Song Pro Theme demo an opt-in form has been placed at the end of each single post using the Genesis eNews Extended plugin.
The Wintersong Pro layout is responsive, meaning the header area will move according to screen size.
On larger screens, the header area moves to the left, on smaller screens it floats above the content.
Like I said, this information is an abbreviated form of the information you’ll find in the StudioPress download area when you purchase the theme.
I’ve included it to show you how easy Wintersong is to set up and to underline that there is absolutely no coding required.
Head over to StudioPress and pick up your copy of Wintersong
No textured backgrounds, no ornate borders, no graphics heavy slider just a small header photo, a menu, a set of discrete social icons and the rest is content, content, content.
If you’re a writer with a story, a blogger with a message or anyone who deals in the currency of words then Wintersong is the perfect theme for you.
Check out Wintersong today to see how the simplest design can bring the most important elements of a page into focus.
Thanks for visiting, hope you found the review helpful and if you know of a theme that has a better name than Wintersong… I’d love to hear from you.