A free WordPress theme by Jetpack


Coherent is a simple theme combining minimal styling with a robust structure, resulting in a theme that lets your writing speak for itself. It’s a great theme for both established writers and those who want to start writing. The format is flexible and lets you find your voice.

Custom Header

If you have a custom header image, it appears full-width on the posts page, creating an impact right away. The ideal size is: 2000px by 1500px. To upload a custom header image, go to My Sites → Customize → Header Image

Featured Image

If you’ve set a Featured Image, it displays full-width on the single post. This allows you to make a statement with your content. The ideal size is: 2000px by 1500px.

Content Styling

From large images and pull quotes to blockquotes, Coherent complements your content with simple, yet strong touches.


To add a pull quote, you simply add the classes “alignleft” or “alignright” to a block quote. Here are some examples of how to do that in the Text/HTML Editor.

<blockquote class="alignleft">A bolder blockquote that floats into the left margin</blockquote>
<blockquote class="alignright">A bolder blockquote that floats into the right margin</blockquote>
<blockquote class="aligncenter">A bolder blockquote that extends into both margins</blockquote>

Sliding Panel

Coherent features a sliding panel that contains a Social Links Menu, navigation, and widgets. You can include as many of these as you want; if you choose not to add anything, the sliding panel and indicator won’t be displayed, allowing for a really minimal layout.

Social Links

Coherent lets you display links to your social media profiles with icons. Learn how to set up your Social Links Menu. To create a menu, start by going to Customize  Menus. Linking to any of the following sites will automatically display its icon in your menu:

  • CodePen
  • Digg
  • Dribbble
  • Dropbox
  • Email (mailto: links)
  • Facebook
  • Flickr
  • Foursquare
  • GitHub
  • Google+
  • Instagram
  • LinkedIn
  • Pinterest
  • Pocket
  • Polldaddy
  • Reddit
  • RSS Feed (urls with /feed/)
  • Spotify
  • StumbleUpon
  • Tumblr
  • Twitch
  • Twitter
  • Vimeo
  • WordPress
  • YouTube

Quick Specs (all measurements in pixels)

  1. The main column width is max 680.
  2. The slide-out sidebar width is max 280.
  3. Featured Images work best with 2000 wide by 1500 high.
  4. Custom Header Image is 2000 wide by 1500 high.

Using Coherent On Your Site

This theme is free to use on any WordPress site running Jetpack.

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