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Alétheia, greek for truth, is a fully responsive, customizable, translation-ready and extendable child theme for WordPress. As Follet, its parent theme, Alétheia is SEO friendly via HTML5 standards and microdata, compatible with all post formats, and customizable via WordPress Customizer. It also features primary and secondary optional colors, intelligent widget areas, which won't show when no widgets are attached to them, and a lot of easy-to-use options under the hood to activate and extend. Clean and lean PHP, HTML, CSS and JS code, written by WordPress Coding Standards. Works impressively well right out of the box.


Main Features

  • Built on Bootstrap 3 for a great responsive experience with any device your visitors use.
  • Really SEO friendly with the implementation of current HTML5 standards and microdata.
  • Custom header and background images and colors.
  • Top navigation including custom menu, alternative color scheme, fix-to-top feature and optional searchform.
  • Bottom navigation including custom menu with social media support and customizable credits.
  • Intelligent primary sidebar that won't show if no widgets are attached to it.
  • Intelligent footer with three widget areas that won't show if no widgets are attached to them.
  • Customizable primary and secondary colors.
  • Easily readable content with implementation of Open Sans (body text) and Neuton (titles) via Google Fonts.
  • Consistent icons rendered through Dashicons and Genericons.
  • Special template for landing pages.
  • Back-to-top button with a nice and smooth animation.
  • Full support for editor styles, so you'll never have to leave the editor to see what your posts will look like. What you see while writing will be the same you'll see after you publish your content.
  • Breadcrumbs, so your visitors can always find their way back home :)
  • Threaded comments up to 10 levels, the maximum available by default.
  • Responsive YouTube and Vimeo videos.
  • Support for paginated comments.
  • Support for paginated posts.
  • Support for all post formats.
  • Support for featured images.
  • Support for sticky posts.
  • Support for all Jetpack modules, specially Infinite Scroll, Contact Form, Extra Sidebar Widgets, Sharing, Carousel and Tiled Galleries.
  • Support for WooCommerce shopping cart.
  • Languages included: English (en_US), Spanish (es_ES).

Even More Features for Developers

  • Translation-ready, so you can add your own language by creating a new translation from the provided POT file.
  • Built on top of Follet, a highly customizable parent theme, and Follet Core, a simple and lightweight but powerful framework based on _s and meant to create rock solid themes using WordPress best practices.
  • Fragmented CSS compiled from available SCSS (SASS) files, so you can easily reuse CSS files in your child themes.
  • Pluggable template tags, so you can override any function you need.
  • Lots of hooks, so you can add and modify anything you want.
  • Lots of valuable features under the hood: custom logo, author avatar, author information, extra contact methods, hide top navigation, hide primary sidebar, hide footer, hide footer wiget areas, hide credits.
  • Coded by WordPress Coding Standards.


  1. git clone --recursive and git clone --recursive into /wp-content/themes/.
  2. Activate Alétheia through the Appearance > Themes menu in WordPress.


If you feel like you want to help this project by adding something you think useful, you can make your pull request against the master branch :)


This theme took a lot of work. If it is helpful to you on a regular basis, you may want to consider making a donation. I'll be really thankful with that, and try my best to provide a great support for all the people who use it :). Donations are processed securely via Paypal.