Responsive Multicolumn Blog Built for WordPress

Severn is a multi-author & magazine theme for the WordPress platform. Featuring a minimal, responsive, content-focused design and three-column layout.

Severn features a multi-column layout which allows for upto three columns of content, ideal for magazines and multi-author blogs. Its two sidebar sections are fully customizable with default WordPress widgets and the included 12 custom Ecko widgets. With its responsive layout, your blog will look pixel perfect on all devices, from mobile to the latest 4K displays. Make Severn your own with the 90+ customization options allowing simple edits for images, typography, branding, colors and more.

Responsive & Retina Design

Severn has been optimized for all devices, be that a smart-phone, tablet, desktop computer, or even 4k screens. Using the latest responsive design approach, the layout will dynamically adjust to accommodate the device view-port ensuring pixel perfect representation.

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Blazing Fast Performance

Optimized for performance using the latest web technologies and techniques to ensure that pages load quickly. Using intelligent caching, image-less layouts, CSS3 design elements and SVG assets we keep our first-views below 1 second.

WebPage Speed Test A+ Google Page Speed 94/100

Multicolumn Layout

Choose between triple (two sidebars), dual (single sidebar) and single (no sidebar) column layouts. Multicolumn layouts contain sidebars with full widget support, and sticky scroll options. The responsive layout will degrade columns to best fit the users device.

Theme Customizer

Over 90+ options to customize and configure Severn how you wish, using the simple WordPress Theme Customizer. Easily enable & disable themes elements, change accent colors and fonts used throughout the layout. All options are accessible via the WordPress Dashboard, and don't require any code knowledge.

Shortcodes & Widgets

The bundled 'Ecko Plugin' includes 12+ custom widgets for your sidebar sections, and multiple theme-styled shortcodes. Shortcodes are accessed via the WordPress post editor and don't require any manual code configuration or knowledge of theme-specific tags.

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Light & Dark Color Schemes

Includes light and dark style variants, which completely change the look and feel of the theme. Easily switch between color schemes via the themes options menu. Color settings also allow adjustments of theme accent color to match your brand and logo assets.

Google Fonts

Google Font integration allows customization of all fonts within Severn. Choose from over 600+ fonts via the Theme Customizer. Includes support for extended character sets.

Unlimited Colors

Choose any accent color and change the entire appearance of Severn. Unlimited color choices using an interactive color wheel within the Theme Customizer panel.


Includes a bunch of useful shortcodes to easily add dynamic elements to your post and custom page. View the shortcodes demo for a preview of all available shortcodes.

Custom Widgets

Supports WordPresss widgets, and includes a number of custom widgets with custom styling and added functionality.

Retina Support

CSS3 elements & SVG icons scale perfectly on all resolutions, including high resolution devices such mobile phones, retina displays, and 4K monitors.

Translation Ready

Severn is a translation ready theme with included .po and .mo language files. Included with English language localization.

Syntax Highlighting

Present code in readable way. Severn will use Rainbow.JS to automatically syntax highlight code blocks in your posts, without any extra code required.

Browser Support

Extensively tested to ensure compatibility with the most popular browsers including IE9+, FireFox, Chrome, Opera, Safari, iOS and Android.

Developer Friendly

Included Sass and JavaScript source files which allow developers to make advanced theme modifications. We include our Grunt task file for easy asset compiling.

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Search engine optimized using semantic HTML, responsive layout, mobile friendly design, JavaScript fallbacks and performance optimized assets.

WordPress API

Supports all major WordPress features including tag pages, author profiles, multiple authors, archive page, category page, search, comments, custom pages and translations.


Installation takes just a few minutes, and is simple with the provided in-depth documentation. Includes all the information to get setup and customized.

Have a question about Severn for WordPress ? Let us know!

“Simple and clean layout with a beautiful use of featured images. A great blog theme!”


“Amazing theme! Best support! 5 Stars.


Severn is everything you could ever want. The design, functionality, flexibility and the features available makes this an outstanding theme.”


Support Included

One business day theme support included with all our themes, and unlimited access to theme compatibility and feature updates.

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