A free WordPress theme by Jetpack

Ixion Theme

Ixion is a clean and professional theme for schools, non-profits, and organizations.

Setting Up Your Front Page

To set up your homepage, follow these steps:

  • Create a page.
  • Go to the Customizer’s Static Front Page panel and set “Front page displays” to “A static page.”
  • Select the page created in step one as “Front page,” and choose another page as “Posts page” to display your blog posts.

Ixion‘s front page displays, in order:

The site header:

Ixion Header

The Site Tagline with optional Header Image and Call-to-Action Button:

Custom Header, Site Tagline, and Call-to-Action Button

Featured Content:

Featured Content

The page content, if set, and the five most recent Posts:

Page content and Recent Posts

The sidebar:


And the site footer:

Site Footer

Custom Menus

Header Menu

This theme has one main menu area called “Header.” If you don’t assign a custom menu to that area, your site’s pages are displayed instead.
Header Menu

Social Links Menu

Ixion supports a handy Social Links menu, which appears in the header:

Social Links

Linking to any of the following sites will automatically display its icon in your menu:

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



Ixion has a one-column or two-column layout. Add widgets to the sidebar area for a traditional two-column blog, or leave it blank for a sleek one-column style.



Footer Widget Areas

Ixion also includes up to four optional widget areas in the footer:

Site Footer

Configure these widget areas from Customize → Widgets.

Site Tagline

The site tagline appears on the front page of your site, and is a great place to add a brief welcome. HTML cannot be used in the tagline.

Custom Header, Site Tagline, and Call-to-Action Button

Theme Options

Add a call-to-action button to your front page underneath the Site Tagline as seen on the demo. Go to Customize → Theme Options to add the URL and text to your call-to-action button.

You can also adjust the overlay that’s used on top of the header and featured-content images displayed on the front page. The overlay is used to make it easier to read the text over the image. Depending on your images, you may want to adjust the opacity of the overlay or remove it all together. The options for the overlays are Dark, Medium, Light, and None. You can choose one opacity of header image, and another for the three featured-content images.

Featured Content

Featured Content is shown on the front page below the Site Tagline area.

Featured Content

To set up the Featured Content area:

  1. Navigate to Customize → Featured Content.
  2. Choose a word to use as your Featured Content tag and add it in the text field. We suggest using a lowercase, single word, like featured.
  3. Click the Publish button to save changes.
  4. Create at least a few posts. For each post you’d like to feature, use the Tags & Categories area of the editor to add the tag you chose under Customize → Featured Content. With this theme, you can also tag pages to be displayed as Featured Content, in addition to posts.
  5. Add a featured image to each post or page you’re featuring.

Check out the full Featured Content setup guide and video.

Featured Images

Ixion supports prominent Featured Images on single posts and pages at full width and an unlimited height:

Featured Image on single posts


Ixion features testimonials in two ways:

  • The dedicated testimonial archive page displays all testimonials in reverse chronological order, with the newest displayed first.
  • The Testimonial Shortcode allows you to display the testimonials wherever you want on your site.

To add a testimonial, go to My Site → Testimonials → Add. Testimonials are composed of the testimonial text, the name of the customer — added as testimonial title — and an image or logo, which can be added as a Featured Image.

Testimonial Archive Page

All testimonials are displayed on the testimonial archive page, which can be added to a Custom Menu using the Links Panel.

Testimonials Archive Page


Where is the Testimonial archive page?

Let’s say you have a WordPress.com site at:

The URL of the testimonial archive page will be:

This page can be further customized by adding a title, intro text, and featured image via Customizer → Testimonials. This content will appear above the testimonials list.


Page Templates

Ixion comes with a No Sidebar Page Template to put the focus on your content.


Button Styles

ButtonIxion comes with a special CSS style for buttons. Add the button class to your links in the HTML Editor or a Text Widget to create “call to action” buttons:

For example:

<a href="https://ixiondemo.wordpress.com/" class="button">Button</a>

Ixion also supports the following features:

Quick Specs (all measurements in pixels)

  1. The main column width is 712.
  2. The main sidebar width is 277.
  3. The four optional footer widget areas’ widths vary depending on the number of active areas.
  4. Featured Images are displayed at 1080 width and variable height on single posts and pages, and at a maximum of 712 width on the blog.
  5. The site logo appears at a maximum width of 500 and height of 100.
  6. The custom header appears at 1080 width with flexible height.

Using Ixion On Your Site

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

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