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Mercury: A WordPress P2 Child Theme.

Mercury is a modern and responsive child theme for WordPress's P2. The planet Mercury was "named Mercurius by the Romans because it appears to move so swiftly," a little like P2.

This is my first attempt at a child theme, and the first open source project I've worked on, so please be gentle!

Core Template Changes

  • header.php

    • Viewport meta tag added to support zooming.
    • Stylesheet link to Google Open Sans was added.
    • The sidebar div was removed from the header.
  • footer.php

    • The sidebar div was added to the footer.
  • functions.php

    • Removes the native P2 iPhone styles and the viewport meta tag that disabled zooming.
  • style.css

    • Lots of high specificity rules to override the parent theme. It's written mobile first, with media queries immediately following their default values.

Demo and Download

View a demo of the theme at

You can download Mercury at or


Version 1.0.5

  • style.css
    • Minor bug fix.

Version 1.0.4

  • style.css

    • Changed theme description
    • Fixed a margin issue when hovering over avatars on small screens
    • Added a margin to .respond-wrap on post pages.

    • Added link to Mercury on
  • screenshot.png

    • Modified screenshot per WordPress's guidelines

Version 1.0.3

  • style.css

    • Changed theme description

    • Changed title
    • Changed formatting

Version 1.0.2

More updates for Theme Approval

  • functions.php

    • Enqueued Google Fonts
  • header.php

    • Removed Google Fonts
  • style.css

    • Changed Template name to just 'p2'
    • Added required license and tags
    • Added styles for display of P2 recent comments avatars
    • Misc cleanup
  • screenshot.png

    • Removed screenshot.jpg, replaced with screenshot.png

Version 1.0.1

  • style.css

    • Updated for WordPress Unit Test styles.
    • Added styles for P2's mobile navigation.

    • Updated with better styles.

Version 1.0.0

  • Initial release.


Mercury is a WordPress P2 child theme.



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