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An artisan WordPress portfolio theme for businesses, influenced by rich typeset traditions and design mastery. Scribe draws on striking imagery and long-form content. Give your work the presentation it deserves.

Downloads 24,488
Active Installs 12.3 M
Ultra Compatible
Version Version 1.4.1

Changelog / Translations

Version 1.4.1
  • Fix: minor CoursePress compatibility update
Version 1.4.1
  • Fix: minor CoursePress compatibility update

Version 1.4
  • Add CoursePress support.

Version 1.3
  • Add MarketPress support.

Version 1.2
  • Add WooCommerce support.

Version 1.1.1
  • Add: list preset.
  • Fix: awaiting moderation visual issue.
  • Fix: comment author and date styles.
  • Fix: improve calendar widget appearance.

Version 1.1
  • Add: full Upfront v1.1 compatibility.

Version 1.0.3
  • Visual improvements

Version 1.0.2
  • Visual improvements

Version 1.0.1
  • Add: compatibility popup

Version 1
  • New: compatibility with Upfront 1.0

Version 0.2
  • Fix: responsive navigation design.
  • Fix: contact element styles.
  • Fix: header spacing issues.
  • Fix: styles inconsistencies on request quote global region.
  • Fix: open social media links in new tab.
  • Fix: global theme styles cleanup and improvements.
  • Fix: comments/respond form improvements.
  • Add: image variations and default styles.
  • Add: styles to cover unique content for blog listings.
  • Add: links to social networks (header and footer)

Version 0.1.1
  • Fix: home page layout.

Version 0.1
  • Initial Beta release.

Whether you self-publish or simply need a beautiful image gallery to showcase your studio work, Scribe offers a personalized and authentic design approach.

Layout a stunning portfolio of your work with Scribe’s Gallery feature.

Stylish Image Galleries

Introduce visitors to your finest work with Scribe’s custom-built high-resolution image gallery.

Display your photos, artworks, or even case studies of client projects in a sortable portfolio, complete with a distraction-free lightbox.

Prominent Title Fonts and Flowing Paragraphs

In the quest to promote an authentic and earthy feel, our designers chose Cantata One, a strong serif typeface originally inspired by hand-written letters made with a pointed pen on an old handmade map of NYC. It just doesn’t get more grounded than that.

Lato and Cantata One both complement each other and add needed contrast to scribe.

To compliment and contrast the powerful expression of Cantata One, we picked a flowing sans-serif script for paragraph styles. Your readers will find a familiar harmony and elegance in the warm but stable letterforms of Lato; providing a transparent reading experience.

Scribe and WooCommerce make it easy to set up a store right on your site.
Scribe with MarketPress or WooCommerce make it easy to set up a store on your site.

Online Storefront

Sell everything from custom prints and digital downloads to packaged services and branded merchandise on your site.

Scribe has all the MarketPress and WooCommerce styles you need to set up your online store.

Natural, Wholesome, Warm

Scribe is built on a foundation of warm brown shades, signaling wholesomeness, reliability and security.

Want to express exactly that with your site? Then let Scribe’s colors support your message.

At Scribe’s core is Upfront, an incredibly powerful drag and drop theme builder designed to help you create the website you want with ease.

When users hit the bottom of your pages they find a helpful search tool.

Re-engagement Tactics

Surprise your users and encourage them to re-engage with your site when they reach the bottom of the page.

A pre-styled search bar on the left side of the global footer section makes it easy for users to quickly find the information they need.

The built-in services page will help give users a better idea of what you do.

Timeless Designer Details

Page templates with classic typography layouts are provided for services, tutorials, gallery, blog, about and contact sections.

Every page is caringly created by our design team and optimized for profound visual impact.

Bold Images

The Scribe theme is strikingly unafraid in its presentation of images and graphics. Monumental use of white space allows for a much more forceful delivery of the existing visuals.

Let’s Get Social

We added distinct social icons in both the header and footer, because what better way is there to promote an honest and genuine business than through human interaction? Link up your accounts in the Upfront editor and you’re good to go.

Contact forms make it easier for your users to engage through your site.

Inspire Contact

The specially formatted call to action found in Scribe can be customized to fit any craft business, or completely replaced to better suite your specific wants and needs; that’s the magic of Upfront.

A clean 404 page shows attention to detail

Happy 404’s

Scribe’s custom 404 page shows you care about the details.

With a friendly 404 page You don’t need to worry about your users getting lost, a kind message and simple search tool will help them find what they were looking for – it’s all about making your user feel welcome and wanted.

Scribe’s bullet list was formatted to stand out.

Sleeker Lists

Step above the standard bullet list – Scribe comes with pre-made list layouts that are easy to reformat however you want.

Highlight the best bits about your business with the existing lists, or tweak the listings a little for a fast pricing table layout.

Subtle textures

The full-screen textured background provides understated contrast with the strong whitespace expression on the main container column.

Scribe is powered by our revolutionary ‘Upfront’ WordPress theme platform.

It’s incredibly easy to use – and there are two ways to get started.

1. Install ‘Scribe’ via the WPMU DEV Dashboard, then activate it.
2. Download ‘Scribe’ and ‘Upfront’ itself separately (‘Upfront’ is the core framework and ‘Scribe’ is a starter theme.)
If you decide to activate Scribe later, you can do so from your WPMU DEV dashboard, or via the Appearances >> Themes tab in your wp-admin menu.

If you want to try out the theme first while retaining your current design we highly recommend using the Theme Tester plugin, or visit our Scribe demo.

When Scribe is active, you can initiate the Upfront editor via the Upfront link in your WordPress admin bar (the black bar at the top of the page while logged into your WP site) or by navigating to Appearances >> Customize in your wp-admin area.

To learn more about using Upfront, visit our documentation pages:
Upfront Structure
Using Drag & Drop
Using Elements and Presets
Using Upfront Regions
Global Theme Settings
Posts and Pages
Using CSS in Upfront
Working With the Upfront Builder

We hope you enjoy using Scribe and Upfront as much as we enjoy bringing it to you!

Scribe is covered by the WPMU DEV Guarantee

WPMU DEV Guarantee

We guarantee that...

  • Scribe will work as advertised
  • You will receive 24/7 365 expert support for any problem
  • If you cancel your FREE trial, you can keep Scribe
  • Scribe is secure, always updated and well coded

Money back guarantee!

While you have 30 days, no obligations risk-free trial of WPMU DEV if you become a paid member and are dissatisfied with any of the above we'll refund you, no questions asked.