The Canadian intellectual Marshall McLuhan coined the famous phrase “the medium is the message”, and made some pretty significant contributions to the field of media theory to go along with it. McLuhan, the WordPress theme named after him, is meant to be as subtle of a medium as possible for your content.
McLuhan is a clean, simple and lightweight WordPress theme, featuring a front page with a complete post archive arranged by year rather than a traditional blog flow. It also sports fully customizable background colors for the sidebar and content, responsive design, social network links with icons, an AJAX-powered mobile search with instant results, a resume page template and a full-width template.
McLuhan can be downloaded for free from WordPress.org, or installed through the Themes section of your WordPress administration panel. McLuhan is developed by Anders Norén. While you’re at it, feel free to check out some of my other themes.
Features in McLuhan
An Archive for Your Posts
McLuhan displays all of your posts on a single page, divided by year. It’s a simple and compact way to keep all of your posts in a single location.
Add a Dash of Color
If the default black look of McLuhan doesn’t strike your fancy, you can change it to whatever combination of sidebar background and body background color you want.
It also allows you to set a social menu in the sidebar and mobile menu that links to your presence on social media, displayed with the icons of the social networks you add.
AJAX Powered Search
The mobile menu of McLuhan includes a search field that uses AJAX to display instant results for the search queries your visitors input.
McLuhan is also fully responsive, and scales gracefully from a 27” iMac all the way down to the smallest mobile phone. Assets in vector format ensures that it looks sharp on retina screens.