Bern - WordPress Blog Theme

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Minimalist Blog WordPress Theme using monospace typography approach that is suitable for freelancers, minimal bloggers, writers, photographers, personal sites.

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Feature List

Fully Responsive

Bern is designed carefully on mobile to make sure your website is looking good on all devices and screens: iPhone, iPad, Galaxy, S8.. All touch/swipe gestures are smooth. Off-canvas menu makes your site professional like Facebook or NyTimes.

Gutenberg Ready

Bern is fully compatible with the Gutenberg block editor (WordPress 5.0+). All posts in our demo are built from Gutenberg. However, it’s all up to your choice. You can either use Gutenberg block editor or WordPress classic editor.

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One Click Import Demo

Bern is suitable for lazy bloggers. If you want to set up a blog within 5 minutes, Bern is right for you. After installation, go to Dashboard > Bern > Import Demo then click to import. Wait few minutes. All done!

Any Font Select

Bern gives you to total control over typography. You can enter any font from Google font directory with custom font weights loaded to optimize speed, or enter your custom font face (Typekit, or self-hosted font upload). As long as you have a font name, just enter it into theme customizer, it’ll work. Bern offers positions: Body font, Heading font, Navigation font, Logo font.

Adjust font size

Bern allows you to change font size of logo, body text, blog post title, single post title, page title, archive title right in the customizer.


Bern is SEO friendly with schema markup. You can use text logo that’s absolutely good for SEO. Theme obeys standard: article, header, footer, heading etc. This lets your site more readable by Google, Facebook or Safari Reader Mode. Bern is also compatible with SEO Yoast plugin.

Featured Post Slider

Bern integrates a featured posts system that’s very easy to use. To set a featured post, click to the star icon next to that post in your backend. You can also select from other source: specify category, tag or some author.

Blog Layouts

Bern includes few attractive blog layouts with customization on sidebar position (left, right or none): Standard, List, Grid, Standard + List, Standard + Grid. Also demos with sidebar left, right and no sidebar.

Post Format

Bern supports standard post format, video format, gallery format, audio format.

Show/Hide Elements

Bern allows you to show/hide almost elements: post tag, share icons, authorbox, comment area, post navigation, post date, category, post author, comment link.

Post Subtitle

Bern has subtitle option to briefly open your post.

Automatically get video thumbnail

Bern has an inner function to get thumbnails automatically from YouTube & Vimeo. All you need to do is pasting video URL into the textarea. Bern does the rest.

Post Sidebar

Bern supports sidebar left, sidebar right or fullwidth. You can choose sidebar position in Customizer for all posts, and also you have option for each post in post edit screen.

Intelligent Related Posts

Related posts are shown right after each post on the blog that helps your readers have more appropriate content to choose and it increases the time that readers stay on your site.

Built-in Social Share icons

Bern has built-in social share system: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Reddit, Whatsapp, Linked In and Email icons. You can choose only icons you want.

Powerful Live Customization:

Bern uses native WordPress Live Customize interface so what you see is what you get: all settings are intuitive.

Smart header

It hides when you scroll down and shows when you scroll up.

Text or image logo

Bern supports both text and image logo.

Off-canvas mobile menu

Professional mobile menu integrated into Bern, it looks like Facebook open button on mobile. Just test it yourself on mobile to see it in action.

SSL Ready

Yes, Bern is SSL-ready.


Bern is coded in modern web standard.

Developer Friendly

If you are a WordPress developer, you’ll see Bern is super-clean coded with high standard and a lot of hooks to customize in your child theme.

Child Theme included

Child theme included in the download package allows you to customize your site better.

Translation Ready

Bern contains *pot file in languages directory, that allows you to translate this theme into your own language. You can use a plugin like Loco Translate or TranslatePress to translate Bern into your language.

Well Documented

Bern’s documentation provide step by step guide to help you set up and use the theme.

Widgets Included & Supported

  • About Widget: A biographical widget to introduce yourself or your team. It includes an image, name, custom text and read more button.
  • Mailchimp For WP: Bern supports Mailchimp newsletter plugin with custom form.
  • Instagram Feed: Bern supports Instagram Feed plugin to showcase your latest Instagram photos/videos.
  • Facebook Like Box: You just need to enter your fanpage URL, Bern does the rest.
  • Author List: List of your blog authors in grid. You may sort by author name or their post count.
  • Recent Posts: Display most recent posts, you can specify to display only posts from certain category, tag or author.
  • Responsive Ad/Banner: You can upload an image banner with custom photo for each screen (desktop, tablet, mobile) or enter your ad code.
  • Social Icons: Displays your social profiles by beautiful icons.

Plugins Compatible

Bern is fully compatible and optimized to work with popular WordPress plugins:

Superb Support

A theme is long-term investment of your site. Understand that, WiThemes offers really-helpful top-notch customer support. We know what we are doing you’ll meet a real person in case you run into any trouble with Bern.

Feel free to visit our dedicated support site and open up a new ticket.

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