Baskerville is a new masonry grid style WordPress theme available from designer Anders Norén. His popular Hemingway theme has received more than 60,000 downloads on WordPress.org and is also offered on WordPress.com. Baskerville was created to showcase many different types of content, hence its tagline: “A WordPress Theme for Hoarders.”
The theme bears Norén’s trademark minimalist style, is responsive and retina-ready. It includes support for all nine post formats with content-specific styles for videos, galleries, images, quotes, links, etc.
Post meta is attractively styled and placed at the bottom of the content, so it doesn’t clutter up the page and detract from the main event. It also includes an author box with social links.
Baskerville customization options can be found in the customizer, including:
- Custom logo upload
- Background color
- Custom header image(s) and ability to randomize the display
- Background image
- Two widget areas (sidebar and footer)
Check out a live demo of Baskerville to resize your browser window to see how smoothly it responds to different screen sizes.
The theme also adds three custom widgets to display videos, Flickr, Dribbble shots and like functionality via the ZillaLikes plugin. Pages can be customized via four different templates, including full-width, no sidebar, archives and a contributors template which showcases writers with avatars, descriptions and social links.
Baskerville includes a Swedish/svenska translation but the code is translation-ready so you can easily translate it into your own language.
If you’re enthusiastic about using post formats, then Baskerville may be the theme for you. It works nicely for magazines or personal blogs that regularly post multimedia content. Install it via your WordPress admin theme browser or download it directly from WordPress.org.