A Premium WordPress theme for bloggers


The modern magazine, Hayes features four dynamic feed layouts: Classic, Classic Large, Featured, and a multi-column grid. Mix and match the layouts across up to three Home Page post feeds, add in widget areas, and create a feature-rich blog perfect for all types of content.

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Hayes features up to three post feeds, optional sidebars, and widget area content blocks in between post feeds.
Mix and match feed layouts to create your perfect blog!

Hayes Demo 1

Featured Post

Hayes Demo 2

Classic blog home page

Hayes Demo 3

Single column featured post

Hayes Demo 4

(no sidebar)

Hayes Demo 5

Widget-first layout

Hayes Demo 6

Services website with blog

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Showcase your most valuable content. Customize the Featured Post at the top of the Home Page to show your latest post, the latest from a category or tag, or a post you pick. Or, hide it altogether!

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

Lots of page layouts. Choose a full-width template or sidebar template on any post or page. Info pages can also feature a two-column design. Amp up your archival options by adding on our Grid plugin.

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

hayes testimonial

I love how easy and simple the designs are, yet look and feel beyond professional-as if I've paid someone thousands. The theme was seamless to install and customize. And the Help Desk and free Code Hacks were super helpful in allowing me to update it as I needed. 

- Jessica C.

Product Details & Specifications

Theme Requirements
  • Requires WordPress.org. Our themes run on the self-hosted WordPress.org platform, and require a hosting plan, a domain name, and WordPress already installed, prior to upload. Learn More.
  • WordPress.com user? Read this before purchasing. We may not be able to offer support for WordPress.com 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