Modern: A WordPress Template

Download: 0.9

Modern | WordPress Theme | version 0.9

Modern is a light, simple and modern theme for WordPress 1.5 or above. Page links in Modern are layed out horizontally at the top—rather than in the sidebar—creating a clearer distinction between permanent and updated content. For this reason, it is not recommended to use a great number of pages with this theme. Currently, only top-level pages are displayed in the top section—making it possible to exclude pages from appearing there.

Modern uses one slightly less common type-face—if present, the blog title is type set in Galliard (if not it downgrades gracefully). Only two image-files are used. The theme strives to use as semantic markup as possible and should validate as XHTML 1.0 Transitional and CSS 2.1. Modern has been tested in Opera 9.0 beta, Firefox 1.5 and Internet Explorer 6.0.


  • Fast and light
  • Easy to use: well-structured css-file, no plug-ins required
  • Page and Archive pages included
  • Supports theme preview in WordPress 2.0
  • Careful typography and use of whitespace


After you download Modern, unzip it and upload it to your <WP_INSTALL>/wp-content/themes/ directory. Then log into WordPress and activate the theme from within your presentation panel.


Modern is licensed under the LGPL. It may be freely modified and copied as long as the license stays LGPL.

Change Log

2005-12-17: Initial 0.9 beta-release.

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  3. Says:

    Hello Ulf,

    love this minimalist theme. Thank you for your effort. Are you still developing it further? Is it compatible with the newest WordPress 4+? I’m thinking of using it with one of my websites.

    Many thanks in advance!

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  5. Agentur Webdesign Says:

    All genius – easy! The same applies to the design!

  6. Patrick Says:

    We used it at frontend-gbmh but now I got to old. Is there a newer version?

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