Preface: A WordPress Theme for Authors

Preface: A WordPress Theme for Authors

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About Preface

Preface is a theme for Authors. Actual books, ebooks, manuals, stories – whatever kind of author you are, Preface is for you.

You can now setup your own shop with full WooCommerce compatibility, complete with custom Preface styling!

Preface: A WordPress Theme for Authors

Unique Touches

  • NEW! WooCommerce support added, via our Preface Extended child theme!
  • Book Post Type with categorisation
  • Build your Homepage quickly with our simple Homepage Items
  • Book Launch Landing template
  • Book Filter template
  • Showcase your books from your 404 Page
  • Clean and minimalistic blog (post formats supported: standard, gallery, image, link, quote, video, audio)
  • Already own our Literary Theme? Preface’s Book post type is fully backwards compatible, so once you’ve bought this theme all of the books you had in Literary will appear in Preface! (You will need to upload your book covers at a higher resolution for Preface)

Update History

Click here to view the Preface Changelog

Color Options

You can control colours for the entire theme using the beautifully simple WordPress Theme Customizer.

Advanced Font Options

You can add any font from Google Web Fonts, Typekit or Adobe Web fonts using our custom controls in the WordPress Theme Customizer. You’ll need a Typekit account and also a subscription dependent on font usage.

You can even control all of the font sizes through the Theme Customizer.

We Love Support

We want to make sure you are happy with your purchase, if you have a question about how to do something or think you have found a bug, head over to our support system and we’ll get back in touch.

Please note: Only one image can be added per homepage slider, the slider image you see with 3 books is just a single image created in photoshop.

Full feature list

  • Control all font sizes
  • Enhanced Author pages
  • Books Custom post type
  • Book template with dynamic filter
  • Book Launch Landing Page Template
  • Showcase your books from your 404 Page
  • Book post type support compatible with our Literary Theme
  • Fully fluid design
  • Built mobile first
  • All templates are HTML5 compliant
  • Child theme supplied
  • Full control of colours
  • Minified JavaScript files for increased performance, we provide un-compressed versions of the 2 core files if you want to tweak functionality.
  • Google Analytics code paste in
  • Show/hide plain text logo
  • MeanThemes Social Widget built-in via MeanThemes Tools plugin
  • Sharing on/off on posts
  • Share via twitter including your username
  • Change footer credit, logo text, logo alt all from Theme Customizer
  • Control excerpt length on blog
  • Auto excerpt on blog
  • MeanThemes Tools plugin included
  • Logo upload
  • Retina logo upload
  • Apple touch icon upload
  • Favicon upload
  • Contact 7 Form support and styling built-in
  • Localisation support with provided .mo and .po files
  • Custom Menu
  • Featured image support
  • Shortcodes for columns and buttons, toggles and tabs
  • Shortcodes for social icons including: Twitter,, Facebook, Linked In, Google+, Zerply, Vimeo, YouTube, Pinterest, Dribbble, Github, Instagram, Flickr, Behance, Mixcloud, Soundcloud RSS
  • Shortcode for quotes including quote source and ratings
  • Fully responsive (optimised for iPad and iPhone with retina graphics)
  • Post formats supported: Standard, Gallery, Image, Audio, Quote, Video.
  • Extensive documentation
Date: July 9, 2015