Oslo – Blog and Magazine WP Theme

Oslo is a stunning WordPress blog theme blend of refinement and organization. It’s a mature two-column theme fit for portfolio and general blog use, built around a supremely customizable sidebar and beautiful typography.

Oslo is an extremely customizable dual-channel theme for virtually any use. Oslo’s sidebar is a perfect nexus, both easily brandable and intuitively organized. Ultra-modern typography and simple image controls round out Oslo’s gorgeous face. Fully responsive on all devices.

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Oslo - Screenshot - WP Magazine Theme

Oslo – Screenshot – WP Magazine Theme

Oslo’s built with two beautiful columns to double your blog’s visual impact. On larger screens, your posts will be displayed side-by-side with metadata cleanly tucked away. Oslo’s masterfully organized and hugely cutomizable sidebar is invincible. Add as much or as little as info as you’d like, upload a background image, and adjust Oslo’s black overlay to create the perfect panel.

WordPress Theme Setup

All of Oslo’s settings can be accessed using the customize page for your site. Login to your website’s dashboard and select appearance > customize from the left-hand menu. Now you can customize your site using the bar on the left-hand side of the screen. See below for more information on how to use these tools.

To set your logo, select theme from the customize page. Next, upload your logo image with the upload tool under the logo heading. If you’d like to display the logo by itself, open the site title section and make sure that the display header Text box is unchecked.

To set the link colors, select colors and use the link color and active link color tools. The active link color will be used when you hover your mouse over a link.

Sidebar Background

To set the background color, select colors and use the header Top/Bottom background color tools. Having two background colors allows you to have a gradient background! To set a sidebar background image, select header image from the customize page. Here you can add a new image, or select one from your media library. Note: the background image will be resized to fill the entire sidebar, so make sure it’s a large image!

To make the sidebar background image semi-transparent, select header image from the customize page, and use the header image opacity selector.

Sidebar Text

To change the sidebar text colour, select colors from the customize page and use the header text color tool. This doesn’t change the menu text colour, which always stays white for better readability. To hide or show the site title and description, open the site title & tagline section and use the display header text box. You can also hide the theme credits here using the display credits box.

Sidebar Menu

The menu always has white text on a black background, but you can change how much of your sidebar background color/image shows through. To change the transparency of the menu background, select theme from the customize page, and use the menu background opacity selector. If you have a sidebar background image, you can also choose to apply a blur effect when the menu is open. Select header image from the customize page and use the Blur box. Note: if you do not have a background image set, this doesn’t do anything.


By default, your pages will show a Published date at the bottom. If you would like to remove this, select Theme from the Customize page and uncheck the Display Metadata on Pages box.

Social Media Links

Oslo gives you the option of adding social media links to the bottom of the sidebar.

To add a link, select Theme from the customize page. Here you will see quite a few text boxes where you can enter your links. For some social links, you can enter either a URL or your username. For example, if you’d like to add your Twitter profile, you would enter [user name] or just [your user name].

Currently, Oslo offers support for: Bandcamp, Behance, Delicious, deviantART, Digg, Dribbble, Etsy, Facebook, Flickr, Foursquare, Google+, Instagram, Last.fm, LinkedIn, E-Mail, Myspace, Pinboard, Pinterest, Rdio, Skype, Soundcloud, Spotify, StumbleUpon, Svpply, Twitter, Vimeo, and YouTube.

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Tobias Gebauer

Webworker, web developer and also web designer. I love blogging and working on my websites all the time. I like to share great web design inspiration, freebies and tutorials with the world :).

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