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
WOO WEEE, I love Wu Wei! Looks very nice, especially the drop down menus at the top.
I love the minimalist feel and customization options. I might have to try this one out.
Looks like a great option for my photography blog. I’ll try it out.
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.
It’s lovely. Thanks so much for all the work you do to give us theme options. :)
Looks beautiful, may actually consider changing from my Structure theme
Great theme, needed something a little better than white as milk, and TADAH! :)
I like the fonts too. Too bad it’s a single column!
Anyway we could have this in three column? Or even two?
I was actually thinking on moving to .org just to use this theme. You guys bought me back again.
Wow, that looks so clean. I like it!
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!
Very pretty :D
I’m going to test this, thank you.
Beautiful! I love it!
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!
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?
This is a really nice layout. Very clean and minimal, but everything you need. I like it!
This is an interesting theme that surely, bloggers with minimalist styles will go for. Thanks very much Theme Team and keep them coming!
Lovely, I like it. I’m sorry it wasn’t published two months ago.
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.
Looks really slick.
An Asian theme, lol. Nice!
Whoo wee! Perfect name for a beautiful theme!
At last! A decent theme!!!! Bwah!
Simple and sweet, love it. :)
Looks very good.
So stylish. I like it very much!!
This is beautiful. I prefer the black one but the white one is also nice. :)
Great theme! I just converted from Neutra!
Clean and smooth. Keep them coming. =)
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.
Very nice! (though I’ll probably stick w/unsleepable).
Wow, great job.. I love it!!!!!!
I’m new here but Wu Wei is beautiful I love the colors.
I like how simple it is.
Nice, I want to try this.
Accurately represents Taoist belief of Wu Wei in a theme – very well done. I look forward to seeing more from you.
Oriental name, isn’t it? Where are the ornaments?
Very simple and beautiful! I love the custom header and color schemes.
I love it! :mrgreen:
I dont like it, Greyzed is cooler
i love the dark one :)
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….
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.
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.
Very clear! Nice!
Simply theme again! Thanks.
This is looking great! Thanks to the theme team. :)
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!
This is perfect for a photo blog.
Very cool theme! I love it!
Nice new theme, as always. Thanks, and keep up the good work!
It looks very nice and sweet.
Very minimal, looks good.
Lovely theme. Thank you. I have started using it.
A really good work! I love the name too…
One word… awesome. One more word… thanks. I just love this theme.
I love this one! Thanks a bunch!
I like it! I like the black theme.
Nice & simple theme!
Clean and nice. I love possibility to change the color scheme! Thanks!
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!
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.
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 :)
I really like the dark one. Will try this out soon.
These themes are making me “WordPress addicted.” Great job.
Very simple and clean! but not my style. Thanks anyways for providing:)
Simple and beautiful — thanks.
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.
Excellent! Simple & elegant. I am off to try it right now.
Very nice! You guys are the best!
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.
Very nice and simple. Great stuff.
This looks interesting!
Elegant in its simplicity.
Very nice. Love the simplicity. The font’s great too! :)
A bit quixotic – huge post titles, but I like it.