Hey Cookie is an elegant, customizable grid-style theme, perfect for artists and photographers. The wide, three-column layout supports post thumbnails, drop-down custom menus, up to two sidebars alongside the content and four sidebars in the footer.

Theme options allow you to choose from two blog styles (photo grid or standard), light or dark color schemes, your own accent color and multiple sidebar configurations, as well as a “featured posts” jQuery Orbit Slider by ZURB. You can display up to 10 featured posts (create a post category named Featured) or recent posts in the slider.

The slider, grid and single post layout take advantage of WordPress featured images. If you need a different thumbnail for the grid layout, or if the cropped featured image does not look right, you can use the custom field “square-thumb” with the URL to a square image as the value.

If no featured image is set, the theme will attempt to pull the first attachment. Images must be attached to the post (in the Gallery) for automatic image detection to work. I recommend using a plugin like Regenerate Thumbnails to resize your images to better fit the theme.

Hey Cookie also includes a “Minigrid” widget which displays a user-defined number of recent posts as small post thumbnails in a sidebar, mimicking the home page design. The widget looks best when posts are in multiples of 3 (in a right or left sidebar) or 4 (in a footer sidebar.)

Google Web font used is Poly by Nicolás Silva.