Expressions WordPress Theme - Documentation

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 About Expressions

Expressions is a full featured responsive theme that looks great on full size screens, ipad and mobile devices. Users have incredible flexibility to create the website that suits your style, with extensive theme options, post metabox options, and page metabox options. Features for the theme are outlined below:

  1. Header Options
    1. Logo display is optional, left or center of header
    2. Blog title is optionally displayed in the center of the header
    3. Blog description is optionally displayed in the center of the header
    4. Widgetized area on right side of header for social icons and text
    5. Widget on the left side of the header is activated when logo, title and description are not used to give the user full customization potential
    6. Full header banner images permitted in full custom mode
  2. Menu Options
    1. left, right, center
    2. full width borders, no borders, menu only borders for the center menu option
  3. Static Home Page Options
    1. Feature area with 6 nivo slider options, 3 mosaic options, 3 single image options
    2. 7 layout sections below the feature section that are all optional, giving the user great layout flexibility for the most important page on your site
    3. Feature images can link to the post, have no link, or have a custom link
  4. Blog Options
    1. Post Formats: aside, audio, chat, gallery, image, link, quote, status, video, standard
    2. Full width blog option, sidebar blog option, or include with feature section
    3. Option to display Single Posts without a sidebar
    4. Options to exclude post meta:date,author,category,tags
    5. Sticky post displayed at the top of blog
    6. Post format icons can be optionally included
  5. Footer Options
    1. You can exclude the Footer if you want
    2. Footer can be 3 or 4 columns
    3. Copyright strip is optional
    4. Left, center, and right sections in copywrigt strip
  6. Sidebars
    1. 11 sidebars:404, about, blog, contact, default, sidebar_1 to sidebar_6
    2. All sidebars can be positioned left or right
    3. New : Contact Widget, use this widget instead of a Contact Page
    4. New : Author Widget, Author Favicon, Bio, Website link
  7. Social Widget
    1. Delicious, Digg, Facebook, Google+, Linkedin, Myspace, Pinterest, Rss, Tumblr, Twitter
    2. 24x24px or 32x32px
    3. Select only the social links you want
    4. New : added Flickr, Instagram, Vimeo, Yelp, Youtube
    5. New : Added option to use font icons
  8. Optional comment and contact page captcha
  9. Preset skins : black, blue, gray, block gray, block brown
  10. Child Theme Friendly
  11. Selection of standard web fonts google fonts, and @fontface fonts available for headers, and body sections separately.
  12. Templates
    1. Static Home Pag
    2. Featured Home Page c/w blog
    3. Full Width Blog
    4. Full Width Page
    5. Full Width with feature slider options
    6. Archive
    7. Siteplan
    8. Contact template with custom captcha and widgetized sidebar
    9. Portfolio - Unlimited Portfolio pages, that you can customize with up to 4 columns, c/w post content or feature media text options
  13. PageNavi ready
  14. New :Font Icons - Option to use font icons for your site


Expressions has been validated using the W3C validator for HTML5, and has had the css validated. It has been extensively tested using the testing requirements. It has been tested in all the major browsers. Basic requirements are:

  1. Internet Explorer 11 Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Safari
  2. Wordpress 3.6
  3. Javascript - If you do not have Javascript running, this theme is not for you!
  4. Basic HTML and Wordpress Experience

 License and Credits

License: GNU General Public License V3
License URI: see the license.txt file for license details.

Expressions WordPress Theme
Copyright (C) 2013 Kevin Archibald
Version : 2.1.0 Released 20140614

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details. You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program. If not, see h

Social Media Icons :

List Icons :

Sticky Icon :

Post Format Icons :

Font Icons :

Nivo Slider

Custom Menu System

Superfish - jQuery menu widget
Copyright (c) 2013 Joel Birch
Dual licensed under the MIT and GPL licenses:

Responsive Video (fitvids.js)

Image Viewer (Colorbox)

Captcha Font

Bitstream Vera Font :

@fontface fonts (all from Font Squirrel,
  1. Artiface : SIL Open Font License, Version 1.1.,
  2. Bitstream Vera Sans : Bitstream Vera Fonts Copyright (c) 2003 by Bitstream, Inc.
  3. Gentium Basic : SIL Open Font License, Version 1.1.,
  4. Josefin : SIL Open Font License, Version 1.1.,
  5. Lobster two : Copyright (c) 2011, Pablo Impallari Copyright (c) 2011, Igino Marini SIL Open Font License, Version 1.1.,
  6. Old Standard : SIL Open Font License, Version 1.1.,
  7. PT-Sans : Copyright © 2009 ParaType Ltd
  8. PT-Serif : Copyright © 2009 ParaType Ltd
  9. Puritan 2.0 : SIL Open Font License, Version 1.1.,
  10. Qumpellkano12 : SIL Open Font License, Version 1.1.,
  11. Source Code Pro : Copyright 2010, 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated SIL Open Font License, Version 1.1.,
  12. Titillium : SIL Open Font License, Version 1.1.,

 Release Notes

Version 2.1.0 - Released dd-MMM-YY

Version 2.0.1 - Released 23-Jan-13

Version 2.0.0 - Released 22-Jan-13

Version 1.28.4 - Released 08-Aug-13

Version 1.16.3 - Released 11-Jul-13

Version 1.09.2 - Released 10-Jul-13

Version 1.0.1 - Released 16-May-13

Version 0.40.5 - Released 12-May-13

Version 0.37.4 - Released 11-May-13

Version 0.14.3 - Released 12-Apr-13

Version 0.5.2 - Released 27Mar13

Version 0.0.1


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