About

SeaBadgerMD is a responsive, material design WordPress theme. I’m using Bootstrap and MDBootstrap libraries, icons are provided by FontAwesome and typography wise I’m utilizing the Roboto and Roboto Slab fonts.

Features

  • Fully responsive design, including responsive image gallery
  • Right sidebar, currently the theme only supports the 2 columns layout
  • Custom header, including background image, site title and custom logo
  • Custom navigation bar with options to stick to the top of the page and hide automatically on scroll
  • Menu areas in the navigation bar and in the footer
  • Widget areas in the sidebar and in the footer
  • Displays button to jump to the top of the page on scroll
  • Display featured image
  • Magazine front page with widgets
  • Includes custom widgets to enhance user experience
  • Support custom background and comes with pastel color themes

Widgets

  • Recent Posts Grid – A recent posts widget to display latest post thumbnails in a grid
  • FrontPage Posts – List posts on the magazine front page
  • FrontPage Postcards – Add cards of recent posts to magazine front page
  • FrontPage Pagecards – Add cards of selected pages to the front page

Get the theme

The theme is now available on WordPress.org, so you can install it from the Appearance > Themes menu. Theme link: https://wordpress.org/themes/seabadgermd/

Screen Shot of the SeaBadgerMD theme

Performance

The features relying on page scroll can not be disabled at the moment, but normally you should still see a reasonable 55-60fps rendering on scroll. With proper caching setup, my blog with the new theme reaches 98/92 points on GTmetrix (not using CDN, with server side caching and automatic minification).

Limitations

  • The footer menu only displays the first menu level
  • Automatic excerpts are not implemented, as in my opinion it almost never looks good. It’s expected to add read more tag or explicitly specify an excerpt for the post, otherwise the whole post is displayed. An exception to this are the front page card widgets.

Updates

  • 1.1.4 various code fixes and removed the About card widget
  • 1.1.3 fixed search bar and improved the comments button
  • 1.1.2 fixed the responsive gallery
  • 1.1.1 header is now displayed if any of the header elements (title, site logo, header image) is set

Issues

Please report issues and feature requests directly in the GitHub repository: https://github.com/seabadger-io/wp.theme.seabadger-md/issues