Featured WordPress Theme: The Erudite

Featured WordPress Theme: The Erudite

I’m a big fan of all things books and I really love some nice typography based themes and plugins. This week I’m going to take a look at some of the best ones out there starting with the lovely Erudite Theme. The theme is aimed specifically at writers and concentrates on typography over images and design.

Features

  • 960px grid layout
  • Homepage that doesn’t look like a blog
  • Beautiful typography with carefully crafted font stacks
  • A dark theme option
  • Integration of WordPress 3.0 Nav menu
  • Dynamically created pullquotes
  • Epigraph support
  • Visual editor style
  • Dynamically show & hide the secondary content that would ordinarily reside in a sidebar
  • Fleurons dividing sections
  • A 3-column, widgetized footer
  • Google Analytics support
  • Localization ready

Our Mini Review

Although Erudite’s designer claims that content is more important than design, this is a really beautiful theme and shows how effectively you can produce a WordPress theme using typography. I love the layout on this theme, particularly the front page, and the slider for the menu at the bottom is fantastic.
Rating: ★★★★½