Cascade is a modern theme great for photography websites, personal blogs, restaurants and small businesses. Its clean presentation allows your content to shine.
Cascade offers multiple layouts. Choose a one-column design with varying widths, or add a left or right sidebar next to your content. The theme offers three menu locations, social icons, and both sidebar and footer widgets.
Using the theme customizer, you can choose from dozens of text and display fonts. You can also modify the website and header colors, use a custom background image, and upload your own logo and favicon.
There are three available menus areas. The primary menu displays above the site title and tagline, the secondary menu displays at the bottom of the header, and the footer menu displays in the footer. Each menu is optional.
To set up new menus, go to
"Appearance" > "Menus".
Social icons will automatically be displayed for the following social networks. If you need one added, please open a support request.
There are two available widget areas. “Sidebar” and “Footer”.
Styling and general options are available under
"Appearance" > "Customize".
- In the Header settings you can modify the Header background color or add a background image for the header itself. If you upload a background image, you can scale the image to fit the width of the header, or repeat. Scaling is great for larger images, and tiling can make an interesting pattern depending on the image selected.
- In the Logo settings you can upload your own logo, if desired, as well as a favicon, the small image associated with your site that shows up in the browser tab. You can also upload an Apple Touch icon if you wish.
Using Cascade, you have four layout options:
- 1 Column Wide
- 1 Column Narrow
- 2 Columns: Content / Sidebar
- 2 Columns: Sidebar / Content
Layout options can also be set on a per post or page basis in the settings in the post/page editor window.
Options here include:
- Display Post Dates
- Display Featured Images
You can choose your header and body fonts from a wide range of styles. The preview window will display the new font before you save the changes, so you can select the best font for your needs.
You can modify what, if anything, displays in the footer. This is a great place to include design credits and copyright information.
If you need to make additional style changes or alter the theme template files, please read this post, which also includes downloadable child themes.