Orin - Minimal Blog For WordPress

Orin is a classic WordPress theme for a personal blog with a minimal design. This theme has two color modes (light and dark) and the ability to switch between different font types (serif and sans-serif). The Orin theme is also fully responsive and looks good on mobile devices. More about the theme is available below

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Orin is a personal blog WordPress theme designed for people who love minimalism and simplicity. This theme has a slider for featured posts, a hidden sidebar for widgets, and the ability to switch between fonts and color styles. It also supports popup images and popup galleries. In addition, this theme is fully responsive and looks good on mobile devices. Use it to make something cool! 😉

Please note! Orin will only work with WordPress.ORG software (https://wordpress.org/)
You can download a very basic child theme here (orin-child.zip)

Feature List

  • Minimal and easy to use.
  • Optimized for both editors: Block editor and Classic editor. Use the one you like 😉
  • The theme has a responsive design and looks good on mobile devices.
  • Compatible with all modern browsers: Firefox, Safari, Opera, Chrome, Edge.
  • Includes a set of Font Awesome icons (Version 5+, 1600+ icons).
  • Theme settings powered by WordPress Customizer. You can see all available settings in the online documentation.
  • Two positions for menus: Header and Footer.
  • Dropdown menu support (Only menu in the header).
  • Sticky header (It can be disabled in the theme settings).
  • Live switching between two different styles: Light and Dark. Each visitor can choose one of the color schemes (light or dark), and the theme will remember the choice of each visitor to improve the usability of the site.
  • Live switching between two types of fonts: Sans-Serif and Serif fonts. Any of your visitors will also be able to choose the type of fonts that will be more convenient for them, and the theme will remember this choice for each visitor.
  • Dropdown search form in the header.
  • Two types of logo: Text logo and Image.
  • Slider with posts. You can display posts by category (all categories or one selected category) or your featured posts in this slider. Each featured post for the slider can be selected manually.
  • Masonry layout for blog posts.
  • Views counter for each post.
  • Comments counter.
  • “Back to top” button.
  • Support for Contact Form 7.
  • Five post formats:
    • Standard post format;
    • Image post format – Format for displaying posts with your featured images;
    • Gallery post format – This format supports displaying a slider with your images;
    • Video post format – Format for displaying videos from popular video sites (YouTube, Vimeo, etc);
    • Audio post format – Format for displaying your SoundCloud audio compositions.
  • Support for popup images and galleries.
  • “About the author” section.
  • Section with Related posts on single post pages.
  • Hidden sidebar with smooth animation.
  • Three additional areas for widgets in the footer:
    • Footer: Left Column – This area is located in the footer in the left column;
    • Footer: Center Column – This area is located in the footer in the center column;
    • Footer: Right Column – This area is located in the footer in the right column.
  • Five additional widgets:
    • Orin: List Of Posts – Displays a list of posts with a background image (featured image);
    • Orin: Popular Posts – Displays a list of popular posts;
    • Orin: Random Posts – Displays a list of random posts;
    • Orin: Recent Posts – Displays a list of recent posts;
    • Orin: Social Links – Displays links to social profiles.
  • Social share buttons:
    • Twitter;
    • Facebook;
    • Reddit.
  • Translation ready (Every word and phrase that is used in this theme can be translated into your language).
  • Includes XML file with demo data.
  • Step by step documentation. Offline documentation is also included.

Thanks so much:

  • Bootstrap (v3.4.1) – Bootstrap is the most popular HTML, CSS, and JS framework for developing responsive, mobile first projects on the web.
  • jQuery – jQuery is a fast, small, and feature-rich JavaScript library. It makes things like HTML document traversal and manipulation, event handling, animation, and Ajax much simpler with an easy-to-use API that works across a multitude of browsers.
  • jQuery Superfish Menu Plugin by Joel Birch – Superfish is a jQuery plugin that adds usability enhancements to existing multi-level drop-down menus.
  • Masonry by David DeSandro – Masonry is a JavaScript grid layout library. It works by placing elements in optimal position based on available vertical space, sort of like a mason fitting stones in a wall.
  • imagesLoaded – Detect when images have been loaded. Development on imagesLoaded is sponsored by Metafizzy.
  • Tiny Slider 2 by William Lin – Vanilla javascript slider for all purposes.
  • Magnific Popup by Dmitry Semenov – Magnific Popup is a responsive lightbox and dialog script with focus on performance and providing best experience for user with any device.
  • html5shiv.js by Alexander Farkas – The HTML5 Shiv enables use of HTML5 sectioning elements in legacy Internet Explorer and provides basic HTML5 styling for Internet Explorer 6-9, Safari 4.x (and iPhone 3.x), and Firefox 3.x.
  • Respond.js by Scott Jehl – A fast & lightweight polyfill for min/max-width CSS3 Media Queries (for IE 6-8, and more).
  • Font Awesome 5 Free – Get vector icons and social logos on your website with the web’s most popular icon set and toolkit.
  • WordPress Meta Box Plugin – Meta Box is a powerful, professional, and lightweight toolkit for developers to create unlimited custom meta boxes and WordPress custom fields.
  • 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).
  • Blank WordPress Pot by Fx Bénard – 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.
  • Contact Form 7 – Contact Form 7 can manage multiple contact forms, plus you can customize the form and the mail contents flexibly with simple markup. The form supports Ajax-powered submitting, CAPTCHA, Akismet spam filtering and so on.
  • Google FontsOpen Sans, Poppins, Source Sans Pro, Yeseva One, Lora, and Noto Serif.
  • Minimalism Life – Special thanks for the inspiration while creating the demo. Minimalism Life is a collaborative publication focused on the nuances of minimalism and simple living.
  • Documentation template by Alexey Trofimov – This is my documentation template that I used to create documentation for this WordPress theme. Feel free to use it in your projects 😉

Images in the demo:

  • Unsplash – Beautiful, free photos. Gifted by the world’s most generous community of photographers.
  • Pexels – Best free stock photos in one place.

Audio and Video:

Item Type WordPress Theme
Created 11 November 2021
Current Version 1.2
Last Update 29 February 2024
Changelog Link
WordPress Version v6.0.x, v6.1.x, v6.2.x, v6.3.x, v6.4.x, v6.5.x
Classic editor Optimized
Block editor Optimized
Documentation Link