Minimalist Vintage WordPress Theme

by Effi on Jul 03, 2008
in Wordpress Themes • Tags: 30 Comments

Minimalist Vintage WordPress Theme, was created based on original theme for You can choose to make a site with Static Page on the home page (like this site), or make regular blog as your home page.

For default, installing this theme will create regular blog in the home page.

How To Create A Site With STATIC PAGE on the Home Page

  1. Published a page, name it Home, and choose Homepage as the Page Template.
  2. Published another page, name it Blog, and choose Blog as the Page Template.
  3. In the Setting – Reading, change the Front page displays to A static page (select below):
  • Front page: Home
  • Posts page: Blog

Preview of static page in the home page:


Screenshot below is preview of blog:


View live demo for Minimalist Vintage WordPress Theme.

Download this theme for free: Minimalist Vintage Wordpress Theme (3383)

Update July 7, 2008:

To make the sidebar on the right side, open the style.css from the Theme Editor, find this code and change it to:

.content { width: 460px; float: left; background: #fff; margin: 0 0 10px 0; }

.sidebar { font: 10px 'LucidaGrande', 'Lucida Grande', 'Lucida Sans Unicode', sans-serif; width: 170px; margin: 0 0 10px 0; padding: 0; text-align: center; float: right; }


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30 Responses to “Minimalist Vintage WordPress Theme”

  1. Tom says:

    great theme, so easy and minimal, i really like it.
    is it possible to offer this theme with widgets and maybe the sidebar on the right side?
    what i miss would be a “archives-page” but if someone knows how to make a unique, its not a problem.
    thank you for sharing this theme, i start testing immediatly

  2. Effi says:

    Thanks Tom, for your suggestion.
    This theme is widgetized already. And about sidebar on the right side and the archives-page, I would like to create tutorial about it, soon.

    Update July 7, 2008:
    Read this about tutorial how to create archives-page.

  3. Susan says:

    That’s great, thanks for sharing this info!

  4. says:

    Minimalist Vintage…

    Minimalist Vintage WordPress Theme is a two columns theme and was created based on original theme for You can choose to make a site with Static Page on the home page or make regular blog as your home page….

  5. autworld says:

    beautiful, classic theme!

  6. Denise says:

    Very nice, but how do you order the page links across the top?

  7. Effi says:

    Good question, Denise. I had the same problem before. But I can solve this by using this code to sort the list of pages by post-date:

    php wp_list_pages('sort_column=post_date&depth=1&title_li=');

    Of course I have to edit the post-date of the pages too.

  8. Denise says:

    Which file and where should I place it?

  9. Effi says:

    Denise, go to your dashboard, open Design–Themes Editor–header.php.
    Find this code:
    php wp_list_pages('sort_column=post_date&depth=1&title_li=');

    You don’t have to correct anything if the code is look exactly like that.
    What you have to do next is you have to edit the post-date of your pages.

  10. Denise says:

    Thanks so much for your help!

  11. Alex says:

    Your blog is interesting!

    Keep up the good work!

  12. Pavel says:

    Thanks. Good idea. I’ll become your regular reader.

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  14. Mario says:

    This theme is really simple and nice too, but it has some minor bugs that I have decided to fix.

    Good job Effi.


  15. Andrea says:

    Hi there, really nice theme. Is it just me, or is there an issue with page naming when you’re not using the default naming scheme in WP? I actually want pages named “,” but I get 404 errors if I try to use the “month/day” naming option, for example. To avoid the 404 errors, my contact page, for example is now “,” which I definitely do not want. Any fix?

  16. Ryan says:

    I am using your theme, and I think that it is awesome, but after I create a static page and a blog page following the steps you dictated above, I cannot read my blog posts. They are gone, and I do not know where they went. Can you help me with this problem?

  17. Ryan says:

    P.S. I used the search button in order to try to find my blog entires, and they came up, but they do not seem to be under my blog page. Thank you for your help, and I really love the theme!

  18. Hi there, thanks for this theme. very nice

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  20. Chad says:

    I would love to use your Minimalist Vintage WordPress Theme. But I’m using Thesis. Can I use elements of this them to incorporate into Thesis? I’m really new to all this so need the “dumbed down” directions. Thanks.

  21. Betsy says:

    The theme is lovely! Thanks very much.

    Thanks for the advice above also on how to get pages in the right order on the header.

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