Iwata is a clean, colorful and lightweight WordPress theme for writers. It will soon be available for free from the WordPress theme depository. It’s named after Satoru Iwata, president of Nintendo, who passed away on July 11, 2015.

Iwata is built by Anders Norén. You can find the rest of my free themes here. If you want to support my work, consider making a PayPal donation.

Features in Iwata


Iwata is built for bloggers who want a simple and focused website. The lack of extraneous functionality makes it easy to administrate, and the clean layout and carefully crafted typography offers a great reading experience for your visitors.

Post Formats

Iwata supports the aside, image and quote post formats, and styles each post format to fit the look of your site.

Make it Your Own

Pick your favorite color as the accent color, upload an image to be displayed full-width in the header and fine-tune the background color to your liking. It’s easy to give Iwata a personal touch.

Responsive and Retina Ready

No desktop? No problem. Iwata scales gracefully all the way down to 3.5 inch smartphones, and it offers a fantastic reading experience on tablets.


Iwata also supports Jetpack Infinite Scroll, Jetpack Tiled Galleries, WordPress editor styles and is translation ready. Included translations: Swedish/svenska.