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A free WordPress theme for authors, writers and creators

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Are you a writer? An author? Or maybe a photographer? An artist? Perhaps you do online reviews? Or are you just casually blogging about music, movies and other forms of entertainment? Do you like to ramble on? Are you a creator? Do you generate content of any kind? And are you using WordPress to do that?

Well then you should give our WordPress theme Verbosa a try as she may have all the tools needed to assist you and your creativity. It’s a completely free WordPress theme trying its best to complement your artistic manifestations

Verbosa is all about elegant typography, efficient use of contrast, spacing and simplicity. We used all the tricks at our disposal to improve legibility, create emphasis and generate a proper design flow that would make your content more inviting to be read.

Verbosa is also truly responsive, with a fluid layout, uses microformats and microdata for best SEO results, takes great advantage of featured images, supports Google fonts, has social menus with over 100 social icons, is translation ready and supports RTL languages. And everything’s editable via the customizer with well over 100 options! And as an extra, we’ve coded in a fresh and exquisite perfume that will follow you everywhere once you install the theme!.

Free WordPress Theme

Free WordPress Theme

A WordPress theme that includes all the features and functionality out of the box, for free. We don't hide half the theme behind a paywall.

Highly Customizable

Highly Customizable

With well over one hundred theme customization options it will be a piece of cake* to make it your own.

Up To Date

Up To Date

Constantly updated and upgraded to the latest design trends, web standards and WordPress versions.

Verbosa Theme Features

Highly customizable

Hundreds of theme options for almost infinite personalization.

Totally Free

Includes all the features and functionality from start, for free. Just download and install.

Fully Responsive

Our themes use the latest standards for the perfect browsing experience on all mobile devices.

SEO Friendly

Highly optimized theme for search engines by using the right HTML5 tags, microdata and microformats.


Easy link to your favorite social networks and profiles in multiple theme locations.

Google Fonts

Applying any of the 700+ Google Fonts on a theme element is just a copy-paste away.

Translation Ready

Easily translatable theme that fully supports WordPress' language packs.

RTL Language Support

This theme has been thoroughly tested and curated to look perfect with right-to-left languages.

Clean Code

Find your way around with appropriately named, organized and documented files and functions.


When creating our WordPress themes we use the latest web development standards.

Fast & Lightweight

Front-end resource files are as small and as few as possible and queries are kept to a minimum.

Easy To Use

Completely integrated into WordPress, configuring and customizing the theme is a breeze.

Typography Options

Completely configurable font typefaces, sizes, and styles for all theme elements.

Free support

Supported by descriptive option hints, collections of theme FAQs, tutorials and an active forum.

Priority support

Backed up by a priority support service that can answer even the darkest of questions.

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Verbosa News

Verbosa 0.9.10 messes with the numbers


  • Added compatibility option to disable Masonry
  • Added compatibility option to disable ‘defer’ script loading
  • Added compatibility option to disable FitVids on specific devices
  • Fixed Masonry posts order on RTL
  • Fixed (sub)menu arrow indicator position when submenu is open
  • Fixed submenu animation hiccup with fixed sidebar
  • Fixed responsive styling arranging footer widgets and above/below content widgets in two columns when it shouldn’t
  • Limited colophon width to the theme’s configured width
  • Several RTL improvements related to the fixed sidebar styling
  • Updated Cryout Framework to v0.6.4

Verbosa 0.9.9 takes a side


  • Added alt attribute on featured images and header image
  • Fixed naming inconsistencies in social icons classnames
  • Added missing icon for audio post format
  • Fixed default line height overriding configured line height
  • Fixed sidebar scroll/positioning issue on certain content configurations
  • Fixed sidebar slightly overlapping footer
  • Fixed submenu arrow indicator misalignment in main menu
  • Several customizer interface RTL fixes

Verbosa 0.9.8 starts a new year


  • Fixed a typo in the styling and removed alt attribute from logo anchor
  • Added menu walker to support social menu elements classes
  • Improved fixed sidebar functionality to account for short content
  • Fixed 1024px responsiveness limit out of sync between JS and CSS
  • Fixed Google Fonts with weights merger
  • Fixed automatic featured images from content not being grabbed
  • Updated Cryout Framework to version 0.6.3

Verbosa 0.9.7 gets ready for Christmas


  • Updated Cryout Framework to 0.6.1
  • Updated comments functions to include multiple plural forms
  • Updated comments query
  • Added sticky sidebar feature
  • Fixed menu bullets alignment
  • Fixed horizontal rule (<hr> tag) not displaying
  • Fixed author icon label
  • Added structured markup data
  • Implemented minor CSS changes: smaller default font sizes, extra margins to metas, site description, header image
  • Fixed comments closed text only visible on posts
  • Added hover effect to the featured bar
  • Added links on post format icons
  • Adjusted customizer panels for compatibility with WordPress 4.7
  • Added Custom CSS hint for WordPress 4.7
  • Moved Colors options section outside of General panel
  • Added theme logo in the about theme section in customizer
  • Merged author.php, tag.php, category.php into archive.php (and split author info to author-bio.php)
  • Redesigned attachment.php as image.php
  • Switched to using framework breadcrumbs
  • Fixed Google fonts with weights and subsets simultaneous usage
  • Added German translation

Verbosa 0.9.5/.6 gains up on things



  • Updated Cryout Framework to 0.5.7
  • Restored proper order of theme panels/sections in the Customizer
  • Renamed ‘Graphics’ customizer section to ‘General’
  • Relocated ‘Socials’ panel under ‘General’ and ‘Custom Footer Text’ under ‘General’ > ‘Structure’
  • Added load/save theme settings functionality
  • Updated admin URLs
  • Added site title as alt text for the WP logo
  • Moved microdata function to framework
  • Adjusted default content width to 1024px
  • Switched to using proper textdomain function for the framework translations
  • Added base font name to Google fonts enqueue (when custom weights are used)
  • Fixed typo in Amazon social icon URL
  • Updated mobile menu background color to use the sidebar background color setting
  • Removed input[type=”file”] styling
  • Updated searchform.php to use labels (accessibility)
  • Fixed search aspect on Safari
  • Fixed ads scrollbar issue
  • Removed unused /resources/patterns folder


  • Updated theme URLs in style.css and footer
  • Updated news feed URL
  • Fixed “aside” post format icon layout

Verbosa 0.9.4 is LIVE on

Verbosa theme is now LIVE on, ready to download, install, review, preview and pretty much anything else you can think of.

Everything you need to know about the theme is now available in the changelogs.

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  • Removed “Category page with intro” template


  • Made all text in About Verbosa page translatable
  • Removed default copyright text
  • Removed front-page-post-form and food-and-drink style.css theme tags
  • Removed inline CSS from verbosa_master_footer()


  • Removed verbosa_socials_menu_preset() function
  • Restored default customizer Colors section
  • Removed constant from translation string (Customizer > About Verbosa)
  • Added text from verbosa_master_footer() and Verbosa Page links to translation
  • Replaced “get_category(get_query_var(‘cat’)” with core “get_queried_ojbect”
  • Removed HTML5Shiv from header.php
  • Escaped all outputs in custom controls from customizer.php
  • Escaped all URLs in theme with esc_url()
  • Escaped get_bloginfo( ‘name’ ) and get_bloginfo( ‘description’ )
  • Escaped all theme options output
  • Updated verbosa.pot


  • Fixed widget titles line not spanning all sidebar
  • Added auto-detection of RSS link in social icons
  • Added margin botton for multi-line socials menu
  • Fixed mobile menu out of frame on narrow screen (<400px), horizontal scroll on chrome, removed .noscroll position:fixed
  • Improved mobile menu animations
  • Fixed colophon flex compatibility with IE9
  • Removed template-blog.php page template, license.txt, bundled masonry.js
  • Improved arhive.php to handle archives, categories and tags (removed category.php and tag.php)
  • Updated Cryout Framework to 0.5.5
  • Rearranged customizer section overrides to account for autofocus issue
  • Improved plugin/child theme styling override support by changing #main ID to .main class
  • Removed social links (and respective scripts) from the admin area
  • Removed import/export settings from admin area
  • Renamed ‘Latest News’ section in admin to ‘Theme Updates’
  • Added unminified resources/js/html5shiv.js
  • Fixed cryout_schema_microdata() call in author info page HTML
  • Renamed _default.pot to verbosa.pot
  • Added WordPress 4.5 site logo support
  • Added second textdomain support for WordPress’ language packs (also deleted languages folder under cryout and removed redundant loading of text domains in admin area)
  • Fixed social menu and turned off social menu locations by default
  • Switched to loading JS files as deferred to improve load speed
  • Switched to using core WordPress ‘jquery-masonry’
  • Removed deprecated style.css tags and added new ones
  • Fixed social icons placement options not refreshing in Customizer
  • Fixed ‘Display Site Title and Tagline’ option not affecting the tagline
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