Manifest A simple Wordpress theme

A new version of Manifest is in development. Read about it here

A clean and streamlined theme that focused on the content and not the distractions. It utilizes a single column, 500 pixel wide layout. No sidebars. No widgets.

New in version 1.1

  • Threaded Comments Threaded comment support for when the user chooses to activate it in the admin.
  • Wordpress Photo Gallery Support for the built-in Wordpress photo gallery feature.
  • Page comments Comments are supported on Pages.
  • Subpage support (1 level) Subpages are now supported so they display properly in the navigation. But support is only limited to one level of subpages.


  • Valid XHTML Markup. It currently validates as XHTML Transitional. That is until you start embedding all those crazy YouTube videos and Google Ads ;)
  • Microformat support. The posts are marked up using the hAtom microformat. Which an increasing number of search engines (like Yahoo!) are beginning to support and index.
  • 404 page. I’ve included the standard Wordpress 404 template, which in addition to a nice “not found” message, it provides your readers with a list of recent articles.
  • Archives template. An archives template that supports categories, tags and monthly views.
  • Links template. A basic links page template. This isn’t a standard Wordpress template so you’ll need to add it as a new page. But it will pull in any links you add to the Links section in the admin.
  • Google ad (sorta) support. There a designated spot on the single post pages for Google or any other type of text ads. Commented out by default, but there if you want it.
  • IE6 unsupported. This is a feature, not a bug. If a user attempts to view your site in IE6, they’ll be presented with an unstyled (but perfectly functional) site. Along with a friendly message suggesting they upgrade their browser.
  • Some webkit visual candy. It’s minor but hovering over the buttons will provide smooth rollover transitions in Safari 4 and Google Chrome thanks to their new CSS based transition properties.


If you use Manifest, please place an attribution link to

Creative Commons License
Manifest by Jim Barraud is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License. Based on a work at

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