About Wharton

Wharton is lightweight and simple yet big and bold. Wharton can be used as photoblog-style WordPress theme for sharing your article, thoughts, videos, articles, quotes, audio – you can even embed Twitter status and Facebook statuses. Of course, you could use Wharton as a minimal portfolio to show off your latest work.

Special Features

Upload a full width header image per post/page

That’s right, full width, full full width not just full width of a wrapper – we’re talking a fullscreen width glory.

Control header background color on a page/post basis

Want to tweak your lovely image by giving it a stronger background? Maybe black works better or pink? You can do this right from the post editor using a color picker, neat hey!

Control opacity of your header image

Want a bold bright image, no problem give it 100% opacity, what something more subtle, no problem either give it a 5% opacity.

Repeat your header background image

Not interested in a full width massive image, want to save some bandwidth? Just choose from Cover, Repeat, No repeat, Repeat-X and Repeat-Y.

Position your header background image

If you want even more control over your header image, you can control its positioning including Center Center, Top Center, Top Left, Top Right, Bottom Center – in fact everything you can think of!

Wide insert image

Want impact per post or page, just use our special insert shortcode to break and rejoin the layout.

Homepage and 404 Page Slab Text Typography

Want some impact, no problem you can update the typography from the theme options using the WordPress Customizer.

Check out the 404 page too.

Sexy Navigation

We’ve got a beautiful mobile friendly full screen menu overlay, just click on the menu icon in the top right, you can even show your 10 Most recent posts. Recent Posts can be increased on turned off right from the theme options.

All post formats supported

Aside, audio, video, gallery, image, status, chat, link, quote, standard – we support them all in this theme.

Unlimited Color Options

You can control colours for the entire theme using the beautifully simple WordPress Theme Customizer.

We Love Support

We want to make sure you are happy with your purchase, if you have a question about how to do something or think you have found a bug, head over to our support system and we’ll get back in touch.


Full feature list

  • New in v1.0.4 – Subtle version added
  • New in v1.0.4 – Standard desktop menu added with MeanMenu mobile menu.
  • Slab Text index intro and 404 page
  • Add a site wide header image
  • Fully fluid design
  • Built mobile first, for speed with IE fallback
  • All templates are HTML5 compliant
  • Child theme supplied
  • Full control of colours
  • Minified JavaScript files for increased performance, we provide un-compressed versions of the 2 core files if you want to tweak functionality.
  • Google Analytics code paste in
  • Show/hide index intro
  • Show/hide tagline
  • Show/hide author information
  • MeanThemes Social Widget built-in
  • Sharing on/off on posts
  • Share via twitter including your username
  • White/Black social icons
  • Change footer credit, headline text, 404 headline text, logo text, logo alt all from Theme Customizer
  • Control excerpt length on blog
  • Auto excerpt on blog
  • Logo upload
  • Retina logo upload
  • Apple touch icon upload
  • Favicon upload
  • Tiled background
  • Contact 7 Form support and styling built-in
  • Localisation support with provided .mo and .po files
  • Custom Menu
  • Featured image support
  • Shortcodes for columns and buttons, toggles and tabs
  • Shortcodes for social icons including: Twitter, App.net, Facebook, Linked In, Google+, Zerply, Vimeo, YouTube, Pinterest, Dribbble, Github, Instagram, Flickr, Behance, Mixcloud, Soundcloud RSS
  • Shortcode for quotes including quote source and ratings
  • Automatic Theme updates (from within WordPress)
  • Fully responsive (optimised for iPad and iPhone with retina graphics)
  • Extensive documentation