A Premium WordPress theme for bloggers


Our most flexible theme, Barton's Showcase feature gives you the option to build a one, two, or three-column layout on your Home Page. Feed in blog posts, or convert parts of your Showcase to widget areas. With three additional post feeds beneath, Barton is a powerhouse that will grow with all your content needs.

Explore Barton Theme Demos

Barton's hallmark feature is the Home Page Showcase. Use the Showcase to design a one, two, or three column layout at the top of your site, then add posts or widgets to each column. Explore our demos to see the Showcase in action!

Barton Demo 1

One-column Showcase
(feat. blog post)

Barton Demo 2

One-column Showcase
(feat. widget area)

Barton Demo 3

2-column Showcase
(feat. two blog posts)

Barton Demo 4

2-column Showcase
(feat. blog post and widget area)

Barton Demo 5

3-column Showcase
(feat. 3 blog posts)

Barton Demo 6

3-column Showcase
(feat. 2 posts and a widget area)

Barton Demo 7

Header widget area enabled
(area above menus & logo)

Barton Demo 8

Professional services website

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Our most flexible site header. With three header layout options to choose from, you can display your logo centered or to the left, with your main navigation menu below the logo or in line with it.

Change your colors and fonts. Barton includes color and Google font controls directly within the theme Customizer.

Add a header widget area. By popular request! Feature an Instagram feed or any other widget above your site header and logo. View an example.

Great for bloggers, influencers, or service websites: With the flexibility of our Showcase feature, plus up to three optional blog post feeds beneath it, you can create endless layouts for your content focus.

Code Hacks Ready. Your purchase includes free access to our library of Code Hacks-easy to implement code snippets that help you customize your theme further!

New to EmPress? Check out our FAQs and pre-purchase Help Desk for the most commonly asked questions!

Fully mobile responsive theme files

Built on our proprietary framework

Does not require Genesis

Optimized to work with Gutenberg block editor

Themes compatible with any modern web browser

Use your own logo artwork

Site favicon enabled

Customizable Menus, with nested dropdown capability

Includes optional scrolling/sticky navigation bar

Compatible with LTK and ShopStyle widgets

Free Pinterest hover button artwork (add with this plugin)

Related Posts feature available on all blog posts

Disqus compatible

SEO optimized

Optimized for Retina displays

One year of support and updates (learn more)

What Our Customers Say

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I searched for months for the perfect WordPress theme. Finding EmPress has been a blessing! Not only do you get beautiful themes, but the customer service is out of this world! I've learned more about blogging and code from the EmPress ladies than I have in the many courses I've taken.

- Natasha

Product Details & Specifications

Theme Requirements
  • Requires Our themes run on the self-hosted platform, and require a hosting plan, a domain name, and WordPress already installed, prior to upload. Learn More.
  • user? Read this before purchasing. We may not be able to offer support for Business Plan customers.
  • On another platform? Sorry, this theme will not work on Blogger, Squarespace, Wix, or ShowIt.
What's Included
Product Support
Annual License