Discover the new Kusarigama, my free WordPress theme for bloggers

February 1st, 2015

A long time ago (it was 2011) I created Kusarigama, a free and highly customizable theme for WordPress with a “classic” blog design, focused on readability, typography and ease-of-use.

With its clean layout and 3 built-in styles, 2 widget-enabled areas (sidebar and footer), its full support to some of the most useful WordPress features (such as custom menus and threaded comments) and an additional set of custom options (e.g., Google Analytics and easy banner inclusion), Kusarigama is perfect both for the newbie blogger – looking for a simple and ready-to-use theme – and for the WordPress ninja, who will enjoy its advanced features in all their glory.

Kusarigama Built-In Styles

Anyway, after all those years, it needed a graphic refresh and a code revision. Finally I’ve found some time to update it with a series of improvements listed here:

  • Improved typography with Google Fonts integration
  • Added a new font-type combination with mixed serif/sans-serif
  • Kusarigama has now a HTML5 doctype
  • Support for Google Universal Analytics code snippet
  • Everything has been tested on WordPress 4.1
  • Bugfixing and minor code imprvements

Kusarigama is available for free download as my personal gift to the amazing WordPress community. You can find a complete code history on GitHub.

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