Pachyderm: A Free Responsive WordPress Tumblog-Style Theme

Pachyderm is advertised in the WordPress Theme Directory as “A cute, clean, responsive microblogging theme,” and it is just that. The theme is built with post format support for a Tubmler-like blogging experience. It comes with special icons for each post format and sticky posts even have their own unique icon. When you’re composing your post you can select the post format and the icon will automatically be assigned.

The Pachyderm theme features:

  • Supports all WordPress post formats
  • Featured images
  • Change the layout with an optional right sidebar
  • Drop-down menu
  • Flexible header image
  • Custom backgrounds
  • Responsive layout for mobile devices

Check out the live demo to see Pachyderm in action.

This theme would be ideal for a blogger who enjoys posting quick multimedia posts, quotes, tips, or short blogs. It also might make a cute baby book theme or work well for a diary or a blog for documenting a personal project or fitness goal.

I know it seems like the theme has a very specific style, but it can easily be re-purposed for any kind of micro-blog. If the pink elephant turns you off, don’t worry – you can upload your own custom header image. The post type icons are absolutely adorable, but if you insist on changing them, it’s quite easy. The colors can be changed via CSS and you can also overwrite the icons in the theme’s images folder. Restyling the theme to work for you should only take a few minutes.

Pachyderm was created by Caroline Moore and is listed among her free WordPress themes. You can download it for free from the WordPress Theme Directory.