The Taoist concept of “Wu Wei” involves knowing when to act and when not to act. It’s also the name and neat description of the design philosophy behind today’s new one-column theme. Let’s take a look at Wu Wei.
Wu Wei is a gorgeous theme but we’ve also made sure it’s packed with features for you. Starting from the top, beautiful, fully customizable, drop-down menus using the Menus feature in Appearance → Menus, and an optional Custom Header. You can add a header image below the text, and if you’re uploading your own logo here, choose to hide the text altogether.
And, at the bottom, totally optional Widget areas in the footer of every Wu Wei-themed page of your site. To keep things simple, they’re turned off by default. Visit Appearance → Widgets and add your own Widgets to any of the three available areas to automatically turn the footer Widget area on.
Wu Wei also comes with an alternate, dark color scheme.
Turning on the dark color scheme is simple. Just visit Appearance → Theme Options, check off the option to use the dark color scheme, and click the save button. Both the color schemes are beautiful so this might be a tough choice!
You also have complete control over the background for this theme in Appearance → Background. The choice of dark or light color schemes works really well with this.
- Jun 14, 2010 @ 3:26 pm
Jun 14th at 4:49 pm
WOO WEEE, I love Wu Wei! Looks very nice, especially the drop down menus at the top.
Jun 14th at 4:52 pm
I love the minimalist feel and customization options. I might have to try this one out.
Jun 14th at 4:58 pm
Looks like a great option for my photography blog. I’ll try it out.
Jun 14th at 5:00 pm
I love the simple, elegant themes like this one that you are releasing! Very nice. I would like to see more themes similar to Inuit Types though with thumbnail extracts on the front page and beautiful serif font. Thanks Theme Team.
Jun 14th at 5:01 pm
It’s lovely. Thanks so much for all the work you do to give us theme options.
Jun 14th at 5:11 pm
Looks beautiful, may actually consider changing from my Structure theme
Jun 14th at 5:18 pm
Great theme, needed something a little better than white as milk, and TADAH!
Jun 14th at 5:24 pm
I like the fonts too. Too bad it’s a single column!
Anyway we could have this in three column? Or even two?
Jun 14th at 5:28 pm
I was actually thinking on moving to .org just to use this theme. You guys bought me back again.
Jun 14th at 5:35 pm
Wow, that looks so clean. I like it!
Jun 14th at 5:57 pm
I love surprises on a Monday! “Know when to act and when not to act.” Great words of wisdom. It’s a simplistic theme with strength behind it’s features. Thanks!
Jun 14th at 6:03 pm
Jun 14th at 6:11 pm
I’m going to test this, thank you.
Jun 14th at 6:20 pm
Beautiful! I love it!
Jun 14th at 6:35 pm
Jun 14th at 6:42 pm
Looks great for photos…
I’m STILL looking for the perfect theme, so I’m off to check this one out now :).
Thanks for continuing to add new themes; I’m always excited when a new one’s posted!
Jun 14th at 7:19 pm
Wu Wei is also the name of a very delicious tea. Nice theme.
How about adding some of these nifty new features that you’ve been putting into recent themes into some of the more popular older themes?
Jun 14th at 7:41 pm
This is a really nice layout. Very clean and minimal, but everything you need. I like it!
Jun 14th at 8:44 pm
This is an interesting theme that surely, bloggers with minimalist styles will go for. Thanks very much Theme Team and keep them coming!
Jun 14th at 8:49 pm
Lovely, I like it. I’m sorry it wasn’t published two months ago.
Jun 14th at 8:51 pm
I like this one, but I’m still waiting for a 3 column theme with custom menu options. I don’t like to have the widgets at the bottom “below the fold”. It’s nice to see that a lot of bloggers are using the new themes it keeps things fresh.
Jun 14th at 8:51 pm
Looks really slick.
Jun 14th at 10:09 pm
An Asian theme, lol. Nice!
Jun 14th at 10:33 pm
Whoo wee! Perfect name for a beautiful theme!
Jun 14th at 10:51 pm
At last! A decent theme!!!! Bwah!
Jun 14th at 11:10 pm
Simple and sweet, love it.
Jun 14th at 11:11 pm
Looks very good.
Jun 14th at 11:16 pm
So stylish. I like it very much!!
Jun 14th at 11:17 pm
This is beautiful. I prefer the black one but the white one is also nice.
Jun 14th at 11:19 pm
Great theme! I just converted from Neutra!
Jun 14th at 11:30 pm
Clean and smooth. Keep them coming. =)
Jun 15th at 12:01 am
I’ve changed to Wu Wei. But don’t understand why the nav tabs are limited to five across with much space between each. There’s plenty of room for a few more. I don’t like the look of the double row tabs with this theme, so I’ve removed a few from my custom menu.
Jun 15th at 12:49 am
Very nice! (though I’ll probably stick w/unsleepable).
Jun 15th at 1:15 am
Wow, great job.. I love it!!!!!!
Jun 15th at 1:24 am
I’m new here but Wu Wei is beautiful I love the colors.
Jun 15th at 1:43 am
I like how simple it is.
Jun 15th at 1:46 am
Nice, I want to try this.
Jun 15th at 2:05 am
Accurately represents Taoist belief of Wu Wei in a theme – very well done. I look forward to seeing more from you.
Jun 15th at 2:16 am
Oriental name, isn’t it? Where are the ornaments?
Jun 15th at 2:25 am
Very simple and beautiful! I love the custom header and color schemes.
I love it!
Jun 15th at 2:32 am
I dont like it, Greyzed is cooler
Jun 15th at 2:41 am
i love the dark one
Jun 15th at 3:15 am
Wow, a theme that’s functional, aesthetically pleasing and a little bit philosophical! The team’s really outdoing themselves! Thanks. I am so tempted to convert themes….
Jun 15th at 3:25 am
Thanks for all the new themes. It’s like a little surprise present whenever I go on WordPress! I love it! Keep experimenting. It’s worth it.
Jun 15th at 3:41 am
As someone who is using a Taoist title for his blog, The Tao of Business, there should not be any more suitable theme than Wu Wei. Bu since I have streamlined everything along the theme I have been working with so far, I will nevertheless have to think about it.
Jun 15th at 3:50 am
Very clear! Nice!
Jun 15th at 3:55 am
Simply theme again! Thanks.
Jun 15th at 4:00 am
This is looking great! Thanks to the theme team.
Jun 15th at 4:21 am
WOW!! THis one is soooo nice! I love it! Gorgeous work, WordPress! So much flexibility! I’m teaching a intro to blogging class to a group of artists and I bet they will like this one!
Jun 15th at 5:09 am
This is perfect for a photo blog.
Jun 15th at 5:42 am
Very cool theme! I love it!
Jun 15th at 6:21 am
Nice new theme, as always. Thanks, and keep up the good work!
Jun 15th at 6:52 am
It looks very nice and sweet.
Jun 15th at 7:02 am
Very minimal, looks good.
Jun 15th at 7:52 am
Lovely theme. Thank you. I have started using it.
Jun 15th at 7:53 am
A really good work! I love the name too…
Jun 15th at 7:54 am
One word… awesome. One more word… thanks. I just love this theme.
Jun 15th at 7:54 am
I love this one! Thanks a bunch!
Jun 15th at 7:55 am
I like it! I like the black theme.
Jun 15th at 8:04 am
Nice & simple theme!
Jun 15th at 8:09 am
Clean and nice. I love possibility to change the color scheme! Thanks!
Jun 15th at 8:09 am
I really like this one. LOVE the name too. Something to aspire to – knowing when to act and knowing when not to act. Thank you!
Jun 15th at 10:26 am
Would be great if you place blogroll, meta and older posts on the right or left column rather than at the bottom.
The reason is, if anyone visiting the blog, gets bored by the post, they just move away from the blog without scrolling down to see older posts.
Jun 15th at 10:37 am
I like this theme. It’s clean, it’s available in white, it’s minimal, it has a customizable header and it’s packed with features
Jun 15th at 10:46 am
I really like the dark one. Will try this out soon.
Jun 15th at 10:51 am
These themes are making me “WordPress addicted.” Great job.
Jun 15th at 1:42 pm
Very simple and clean! but not my style. Thanks anyways for providing:)
Jun 15th at 4:02 pm
Simple and beautiful — thanks.
Jun 15th at 4:51 pm
Very nice. I love the philosophy of Wu Wei. It would be even nicer if there were black ink calligraphy of the two Chinese characters.
Jun 15th at 6:55 pm
Excellent! Simple & elegant. I am off to try it right now.
Jun 15th at 7:49 pm
Very nice! You guys are the best!
Jun 15th at 8:43 pm
Hi Guys! Great theme, very clean and elegant. It is so much fun to look at the new themes & try them on for a spin around the block. This fit just perfectly.
Jun 15th at 9:09 pm
Very nice and simple. Great stuff.
Jun 16th at 12:35 am
This looks interesting!
Jun 16th at 12:40 am
Elegant in its simplicity.
Jun 16th at 12:56 am
Very nice. Love the simplicity. The font’s great too!
Jun 16th at 1:23 am
A bit quixotic – huge post titles, but I like it.