The Columnist is a responsive elegant blog and magazine-style theme. It includes customisable slider, three widget areas, selectable colour schemes and multi-column layout.


  • Featured area above the content
    Display either 2-3 column widget area or a slider.
  • Slider
    Responsive touch-enabled slider. Optional autoplay with dozens of transition effects.
  • Color schemes
    Choose one of 4 available colour themes.
  • Three sidebar options
    Left sidebar, right sidebar, no sidebar.
  • 1-4 column layout
    Can be set separately for homepage and archive pages.
  • Social icons and search in the header
    Seven different icons for your profiles in social networks
  • Selectable blog width
    980, 1280, 1400, 1600 and 1920px.
  • Mobile-ready
    Google rates it as “mobile friendly”. Menu is optimised for viewing on mobile.
  • html5
    Typist uses valid html5 and css. It is built to the highest standards of coding.
  • Google fonts
    You can choose from the selection of Google fonts for headings and text. Optional cyrrilic support.
  • Customisable post meta data
    Display only what you want, not what theme author wants.
  • Support for different post formats
    You can post quotes, single images, videos and asides. The view will be optimised for each format.
  • Set your own logo or use text
    Align as you wish.
  • All power of WordPress
    Threaded comments, galleries, custom menu, custom background, ready for translations, support for all of the WordPress features.
  • Perpetual support
    If you find a bug — I will fix it.
  • Free
    The Columnist is free and can be used for commercial projects.

Theme last updated: September, 2019

If you want even more features and want to support me as a developer — consider buying the Columnist Pro theme: premium version of this theme with user-selectable colours, breadcrumb navigation, incredible premium widgets and a year of support.

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I also offer paid installation and customization service for the Typist Theme. Simple installation and customization of my theme for your blog costs only $99 and will take 1-3 days. Use contact form below to message me. Mention that you want paid support and describe what exactly you want. I accept payment via PayPal.
If you need more significant customization, creation of child themes or custom plugins - check my solutions or contact me for a custom quote!