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Melissa is a modern, clean and easy to use personal blog/magazine WordPress theme with great attention to details. It is developed on the Bootstrap 3 framework – amazing and beautiful HTML, CSS, and JS framework. It means that Melissa will look great on any device – be it a 17′ laptop screen or an iPad, iPhone.

It comes with 7 custom widgets, 7 widgetized areas, 10 post formats, 7 blog page layouts, 4 pagination types, and tons of theme options.

Melissa WordPress theme is perfect for classic blog and small online magazines. Check out our demo pages to see some amazing features, such as video/image background in the header for the whole site and for each post/page, 5 different layouts for single posts for better presentation of your content, 4 different pagination types for your site, all WordPress post formats, and etc. Thank you for your attention. Enjoy 😉

Feature List

  • Works with WordPress 4.9.x / 5.0. Note: In WordPress 5.0 you need to use the Classic Editor plugin. Support for the new block editor (Gutenberg) will be added later
  • Built with HTML5 and CSS3
  • Responsive design (adapts to mobile devices)
  • Retina ready (looks beautiful on mobile devices and tablets)
  • Built with Bootstrap 3
  • 500+ Google fonts
  • Standard fonts (Arial, Verdana, and etc)
  • 500+ Font Awesome Icons
  • Theme options powered by WordPress Customizer
  • Customizable header
    • Video background
    • Image background
    • Color background
  • Video/Image background in the header for the whole site and for each post/page
  • Parallax background for the header (video or image)
  • Show/Hide most elements
  • Social media icons in footer
  • Sticky menu
  • Drop-down menu support
  • Views counter
  • Comments counter
  • Likes counter
  • “About the Author” box
  • Related posts
  • “Back to top” button
  • Translation ready with mo/po files
  • 7 Layouts for Home/Category/Tag/Archive pages
    • 1 Column
    • 1 Column + Right sidebar
    • 1 Column + Left sidebar
    • 2 Columns
    • 2 Columns + Right sidebar
    • 2 Columns + Left sidebar
    • 3 Columns
  • 10 Post formats
    • Standard format
    • Image format
    • Gallery format
    • Video format
    • Audio format
    • Aside format
    • Link format
    • Quote format
    • Status format
    • Chat format
  • 4 Pagination types
    • Standard pagination
    • Next/Previous page links
    • Infinite scroll
    • Load More button
  • 5 Different layouts for single posts
    • Right sidebar
    • Left sidebar
    • Full width
    • Featured media – Right sidebar
    • Featured media – Left sidebar
  • 3 Different layouts for pages
    • Right sidebar
    • Left sidebar
    • Full width
  • 7 Custom widgets
    • Popular posts – widget shows a list of popular posts
    • Posts list – widget shows posts list with large thumbnails
    • Random posts – widget shows a list of random posts
    • Recent posts – widget shows a list of recent posts
    • Slider with posts – widget shows a slider with posts
    • Social links – widget shows links to social profiles
    • Thumbnails gallery – widget shows a gallery of post thumbnails
  • 7 Widgetized areas
    • Homepage
    • Archive pages
    • Single post
    • Pages
    • Footer (column 1)
    • Footer (column 2)
    • Footer (column 3)
  • Social sharing buttons
    • Facebook
    • Twitter
    • Google+
    • VK (VKontakte)
    • Pinterest
  • Includes XML file with demo data
  • Step-by-step documentation

Thanks so much

  • Bootstrap – Bootstrap is the most popular HTML, CSS, and JS framework for developing responsive, mobile first projects on the web.
  • Retina.js – Retina.js is an open source script that makes it easy to serve high-resolution images to devices with retina displays.
  • jQuery Superfish Menu Plugin from Joel Birch – Superfish is a jQuery plugin that adds usability enhancements to multi-level drop-down menus. Fully supports touch devices and keyboard interaction.
  • Slider Revolution Responsive jQuery Plugin from themepunch – Slider Revolution is an innovative, responsive jQuery Slider Plugin that displays your content the beautiful way.
  • OWL Carousel – Touch enabled jQuery plugin that lets you create beautiful responsive carousel slider.
  • Masonry – Cascading grid layout library.
  • imagesLoaded – Detect when images have been loaded.
  • Magnific Popup – Magnific Popup is a responsive lightbox & dialog script with focus on performance and providing best experience for user with any device.
  • Infinite-scroll – Infinite Scroll jQuery Plugin.
  • html5shiv.js – This script is the defacto way to enable use of HTML5 sectioning elements in legacy Internet Explorer.
  • Respond.js – A fast & lightweight polyfill for min/max-width CSS3 Media Queries (for IE 6-8, and more).
  • jQuery Parallax from Ian Lunn.
  • Font Awesome – The iconic font and CSS toolkit.
  • Meta Box Plugin – Meta Boxes and Custom Fields Plugin For WordPress.
  • TGM Plugin Activation – TGM Plugin Activation is a PHP library that allows you to easily require or recommend plugins for your WordPress themes (and plugins).
  • Post Like System from JonMasterson – Post Like System for WordPress.
  • Blank WordPress Pot – Blank WordPress Pot allows developers to have a great starting point for their translations’ pot files and translators an explanation how to use the file.
  • Glyphicons – it is a library of precisely prepared monochromatic icons and symbols, created with an emphasis to simplicity and easy orientation. Glyphicons is one of the Bootstrap components.
  • Google Fonts – Lato and Noto Serif.

Images in the demo

Item type WordPress Theme
Categories , ,
Release date 29 November 16
Current version 1.1.6
Last update 24 June 18
Changelog See changelog
WordPress version 4.5; 4.5.1; 4.5.2; 4.5.3; 4.6; 4.7; 4.8; 4.9.x; 5.0
Documentation See Documentation