A free WordPress theme by Jetpack
(Baskerville 2 is a refreshed version of the Baskerville theme, with more features and added flexibility.)
Baskerville 2 is a crisp, responsive theme that displays your writing, photos, and videos in a dynamic grid layout.
Baskerville 2 supports all Content Options, including the ability to display your choice of full post content or excerpts on the blog and archives.
Baskerville 2 comes with a Custom Menu location, which sits below the header and can display multiple nested submenus. To add items to the menu:
Social Links Menu
With Baskerville 2, you have the option to display links to your social media profiles in the header. To display them, set up a Social Links Menu.
Linking to any of the following sites will automatically display its icon in your menu:
- Email (mailto: links)
- RSS Feed (urls with /feed/)
Baskerville 2 offers four widget areas:
- The optional Sidebar, which appears on the right in single posts and pages using the default template.
- Three optional Footer widget areas.
If there are no widgets in the Sidebar area, the theme automatically adjusts to a single column.
Baskerville 2 supports the Site Logo feature. To add your own image, go to My Sites → Customize → Site Identity. The logo will appear in the header, above the site title.
You can customize Baskerville 2‘s header by uploading your own Custom Header Image, which will appear behind the site title as a background image. Decorative images work best in this space.
Both the Full-Width and No-Sidebar templates feature a single column of content. The Full-Width template’s content area is quite wide, making it perfect for displaying larger media like videos, photos, and maps.
The No-Sidebar template displays a single column of content that is the same width as single posts and pages, and the column is centered.
The Contributors template displays your site’s authors in a grid. Their names, Gravatars, and profile descriptions are included, as well as links to their own post archives and websites.
To change the Page Template of any new/published page, go to My Sites → Pages and click the name of the page you want to edit. On the page editing screen, look for the Page Options module on the left and choose the page template that you want from the Page Template drop-down menu.
Baskerville 2 supports all Post Formats, and includes unique styles to help different kinds of content stand out:
- Add a Gallery to a post using images that you’ve uploaded to the post.
- Set the post format to Gallery.
- Go to My Sites → Customize → Content Options and make sure the “Automatically use first image in post” option is unchecked.
Quick Specs (all measurements in pixels):
- The main column width on posts and pages is
1120for the Full-Width template
- Custom Header dimensions are fluid, displayed at varying widths and heights, depending on the screen size.
- Featured Images are
1400wide when using the Full-Width template. There is no height limit.
- The Site Logo appears at a maximum width of
600and height of
Using Baskerville 2 On Your Site
This theme is free to use on any WordPress site running Jetpack.