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=== Mercia ===
Author URI:
Theme URI:
Contributors: themezee
Tags: two-columns, blog, news, custom-background, custom-logo, custom-header, custom-menu, grid-layout, entertainment, editor-style, rtl-language-support, featured-image-header, featured-images, flexible-header, custom-colors, full-width-template, sticky-post, threaded-comments, translation-ready, theme-options, one-column, left-sidebar, right-sidebar, three-columns
Requires at least: 4.7
Tested up to: 5.4
License: GPLv2 or later
License URI:

Mercia is a clean and simple Magazine WordPress theme with beautiful typography and subtle colors.

== Description ==

Mercia is a fast and lightweight WordPress Theme created for magazines, news websites and personal blogs. The Featured Content section and flexible Magazine Widgets give you the ability to highlight your most important posts on the home page. The minimalistic and responsive design focuses on your content and looks great on any screen size.

For more information about Mercia please go to

== Installation ==

1. In your admin panel, go to Appearance -> Themes and click the 'Add New' button.
2. Type in Mercia in the search form and press the 'Enter' key on your keyboard.
3. Click on the 'Activate' button to use your new theme right away.
4. Go to for a guide on how to customize this theme.
5. Navigate to Appearance > Customize in your admin panel and customize to taste.

== Changelog ==

= 1.6 - 2020-04-21 =
* added Retina Logo option
* restructured Sass files and CSS sections

= 1.5.4 - 2020-04-06 =
* added new wp_body_open action hook
* improved Block Editor styling for WordPress 5.4

= 1.5.3 - 2019-11-18 =
* fixed styling of captions in Image and Gallery block
* improved styling of Latest Posts and Table block

= 1.5.2 - 2019-11-12 =
* added font display swap to default theme fonts

= 1.5.1 - 2019-10-22 =
* added improved Theme Info section to Customizer

= 1.5 - 2019-08-16 =
* added custom styling for ThemeZee Magazine Blocks
* added custom image sizes to select fields in Gutenberg Editor and Media Library
* disabled post meta theme settings for Magazine blocks

= 1.4.3 - 2019-05-27 =
* improved implementation of footer credit link

= 1.4.2 - 2019-05-07 =
* added support for responsive embed blocks

= 1.4.1 - 2019-03-25 =
* adjusted footer credit link with clearer wording

= 1.4 - 2018-11-06 =
* added styling for Gutenberg blocks
* added custom color palette for Gutenberg
* added editor styling for WordPress 5.0

= 1.3.1 =
* fixed styling of image captions

= 1.3 =
* added new setting to change the text of the Read More button
* improved styling of checkbox labels in comment form

= 1.2 =
* added default theme fonts as local fonts
* use local fonts instead of Google fonts for GDPR compliance

= 1.1.4 =
* fixed CSS Grid issues with pre and table elements

= 1.1.3 =
* improved styling of image captions
* improved styling of galleries
* fixed CSS grid bug with long image captions

= 1.1.2 =
* improved full width layout for single posts
* fixed spacing issue on single posts
* fixed fullwidth and centered page template
* improved styling of navigation menus

= 1.1.1 =
* fixed navigation menu bug in Edge and Internet Explorer

= 1.1 =
* added new improved Magazine Widgets usings CSS Grid
* added settings to change blog layout and single post layout
* changed responsive layout to a mobile first approach with CSS Grid

= 1.0.1 =
* fixed some minor prefix issues
* improved sanitize functions

= 1.0 =
Initial Release

== Copyright ==

Mercia WordPress Theme, Copyright 2017
Mercia 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 2 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
GNU General Public License for more details.

== Ressources ==

Mercia bundles the following third-party resources:

1. Genericons Neue -
License: Distributed under the terms of the GPLv2 (
Copyright: 2017 Automattic, Inc.,

2. Social Icons Subset from Font Awesome -
License: Distributed under the terms of the SIL OFL 1.1 (
Copyright: 2017 Dave Gandy,

3. Underscores -
License: Distributed under the terms of the GPLv2 (
Copyright: 2012-2015 Automattic, Inc.,

4. normalize.css -
License: Distributed under the terms of the MIT License (
Copyright: 2012-2015 Nicolas Gallagher and Jonathan Neal

5. svgxuse -
License: Licensed under MIT license (
Copyright: 2017

6. Open Sans Font -
License: Distributed under the terms of the Apache License (
Copyright: Steve Matteson

7. Roboto Font -
License: Distributed under the terms of the Apache License (
Copyright: Christian Robertson

8. Image used in screenshot.jpg

Image 1:
License: Distributed under the terms of the CC0 License (
Copyright: Burst (

Image 2:
License: Distributed under the terms of the CC0 License (
Copyright: Engin Akyurt (


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