A WordPress theme design using the golden ratio.

Created by: Jake Spharler
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Requires at least: 4.0
Tested up to: 4.7
Stable tag: 2.1.5
License: GPL 3.0 or later
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Tags: right-sidebar, left-sidebar, one-column, two-columns, three-columns, featured-images, featured-image-header, custom-header, custom-background, custom-menu, blog

Page layout of this theme is based on golden ratio proportions. Sidebar width is scaled to the main content by dividing the main width by 1.618. The header, title, and author bio are scaled accordingly.

Golden WordPress Theme, Copyright 2015 Jake Spharler Golden is distributed under the terms of the GNU GPL

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

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  1. In your admin panel, go to Appearance > Themes and click the Add New button.
  2. Click Upload and Choose File, then select the theme’s .zip file. Click Install Now.
  3. Click Activate to use your new theme right away.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does this theme support any plugins?

= Golden includes support for Infinite Scroll, and Social Menu in Jetpack.


= 2.1.5 - January 5 2017 =

= 1.11.6 - November 6 2016 =

= 1.8.13 - August 13 2016 =

= 1.6.13 - June 13 2016 =

= 1.4.1 - April 24 2016 =

= 1.3.2 - March 10 2016 =

= 1.3.1 - March 6 2016 =

= 1.0 - March 5 2016 =

Layout Options

Two Sidebars, Left Sidebar, Right Sidebar, No-Sidebar. To use these layouts, select in Edit Page > Page Attributes.

Widgetized Areas

  1. Left Sidebar

  2. Right Sidebar

Optional Jetpack Social Media icons

Using Jetpack, social media icons will appear on posts, with the author info.


Author avatar will appear below post in single view, and in the comment area.

Posts and pages can have Featured Images. On single post, the Featured Image replaces the header image, with the post pulled up into it slightly. I think this brings focus to the main content, and utilizes available space well.


Golden WordPress Theme is derived from Underscores WordPress Theme, Copyright 2013 Automattic, Inc. Underscores WordPress Theme is distributed under the terms of the GNU GPL

Golden WordPress Theme bundles the following third-party resources:

Font Awesome icon font, Copyright 2012-2016 Dave Gandy Applies to all desktop and webfont files in the following directory: font-awesome/fonts/. License: SIL OFL 1.1 URL: Applies to all CSS and LESS files in the following directories: font-awesome/css/, font-awesome/less/, and font-awesome/scss/. License: MIT License URL:

Content center inspiration from the theme, Simone, by Morten Rand-Hendriksen

Header inspiration from post by Mike Jordan

Image used in screenshot.png by Jake Spharler, licensed under Creative Commons