MikeGen theme

Dock Street Media

Here is my first publicly-available WordPress theme - the MikeGen theme.

The "Gen" is short for generic because I was looking to build a cleaned-up, streamlined base theme that I could use as a starting point for more complicated, flashier themes.

It is a simple, two-column, fixed-width, right-sidebar theme meant for basic blogging.  The colors are entirely gray-scale: black, white, gray, and silver.  It forces the user to focus on the content of a website without getting distracted by a colorful, ornamental frame.


Download Version 1.0 (LATEST)


MikeGen screenshot
Individual (single) post page
MikeGen screenshot
Category archive index. The images are thumbs of the featured image for each post.
MikeGen screenshot
Comment section of a single post.


There are two (2) menus for this theme: one for the top navigation bar and one for the footer navigation.


There is only one sidebar for this theme.


There are currently only three (3) theme options located under "Appearance -> Theme Options" in the WordPress administration menu panel:

  • Go to Media -> Add New
    • Upload your logo - it should be a transparent PNG (so the background gradient will come through).
    • Copy and paste the upload URL after the image has been uploaded
  • Go to Appearance -> Theme Options
    • Paste the logo URL into the Logo URL field
Header search bar option
  • Select this check-box if you want a search bar in the header / masthead area
Footer search bar option
  • Select this check-box if you want a search bar in the footer area

I will update this theme when time allows.  Any comments and suggestions are welcome.