Literatum – Just Write


We haven’t come across a more perfect theme for writers than Literatum. The design is clean, focusing the reader’s eyes on the words. Plus it has a whole host of features that makes it easy to bring those words to life. For instance, every article’s word count can be displayed automatically to give your readers an idea how long it’ll take them to read.- WPMUDEV

Attention! Huge update in version 2.0.0

Literatum has been re-coded and re-designed from scratch in the version 2.0.0! Some of the new features are:

  • Improved video covers: You can use Youtube urls for video covers now. Also, the video covers are now integrated with the WP video support.
  • Multi-author: Now it’s possible to indicate more than one author for posts.
  • Custom template system: The templates now can be interchangeable between WP objects (posts, pages, users), every template has his own options/features that can be modified in his section inside Preferences -> Customize. Also you can define one template for every post now. (and, internally, this facilitate the creation of new templates  :D )
  • New system of typography: The typography has been improved to maintain a compact style in the entire page and simplify the configuration for the user, you can define the typefaces and sizes for basic elements.
  • New color system is used internally, this will facilitate the use of “color templates” in the future.
  • Format tags in post titles and post subtitles: You can use format tags in the post titles and subtitles.
  • AJAX Navigation animations: Now you have available a series of transition effects for AJAX navigation.

New and old version are included in the download. Some options would be lost in the update, so it’s recommended to make a backup before.

Literatum is a perfect theme for writers and online journals/magazines that are looking to display their articles in a clean and modern way, with an easy navigation and focusing the reader?s attention on the content.

All Literatum configuration options are integrated and use native WordPress functions for ease the managing, avoiding struggle in dealing with third complex configuration panels that become obsolete over time. This makes it a perfect theme for both advanced and beginners WordPress users.

Some highlights are:

Dynamic Navigation (AJAX): AJAX Navigation can be activated with just one click to accelerate and approach the navigation throughout the website.

Custom author avatar: Every author can upload an avatar to display on their profile page from the administration site.

Featured images for every category: You can link an image with every category of the site. This image is displayed on the top of the category site.

Video covers for posts (version 1.2.2+): You can upload a video file to display it in the place of the featured image of the post. Check it out ( In this case its a mp4 video so with Google Chrome better. No mobile )

Category templates: You can easily set up the design you want to display the items in every different category of the site. Literatum includes two different templates expandable for future upgrades.

Read time: Literatum can automatically count how many words has every article to give to the reader an idea of its length and time it will take to read it.

Third party comments (version 1.2.5+): You can use third-party comment systems in your articles. Literatum comes with integrated support for Disqus and Facebook Comments.

Compatible with Aesop Story Engine plugin (version 1.3.5+): Combine Literatum with Aesop Story Engine to convert your articles in interactive stories beautifully awesome. You can create parallax content, full-width videos and images, podcasts, chapters, timelines, etc. Check this example! Literatum is compatible with Aesop version 1.2.1. Compatibility with upper versions it is not guaranteed, sorry.

Deprecated in version 2! Combined CSS: Literatum combines automatically all the different stylesheets into one. This makes the site loading faster and helps to ease the management of styles while maintaining the stylesheets separated and organized internally in the theme folder. See image.

Interview support: You can convert every article in an interview by adding questions and answers through interview buttons that come with the theme and appear in the content editor.

Icons: Literatum imports a custom typeface that display icons anywhere on the page and let you manipulate them easily as if they were a text. You can easily accompany the site menus and content of the articles with any of these over 400 icons by adding them as it is explained in the documentation. See image.

Designed for social networks: Every Literatum item contains the corresponding metadata to ease the sharing on the major social networks like Facebook or Twitter. Fully prepared for Twitter Cards.

And more?

Translatable into any language (includes English and Spanish).

Custom CSS field included so you can overwrite the style of any element only entering the corresponding CSS code through the admin site.

Author?s contact field included. Every author can add their Twitter and Facebook username and will appear on the profile. Besides, these contact data will be also used when any visitor shares an article on the social networks.

Responsive, to adapt articles to any device and to be read from anywhere without losing legibility.

Version 2.2.5 - 25 August 2022
- Updated custom internal framework version.
- Fixed issues with the post share media headers feature.
- Improved AJAX Navigation and fixed some related bugs.
- Fixed bug with some single pages not displaying the featured image correctly.
Version 2.2.4 - 06 January 2022
- Updated internal custom framework version
- Fixed warning message related to custom category images
- Added new theme.json file
- Fixed some little issues related with compatibility with WordPress 5.8+
Version 2.2.3 - 12 April 2021
- Fix bug of featured images not showing up in single posts.
Version 2.2.2 - 08 April 2021
- Fix bug in Format for Titles feature in WP version 5.7+
Version 2.2.1 - 10 January 2021
- Added option in "Featured Post + Photo Grid" template to set the number of columns displaying posts (1 - 4).
- Added "Featured Image" column to posts table in Admin pages.
- Sidebar is now 100px wider.
- Improved Gutenberg compatibility.
- Improved style for content image captions.
- Improved style for <code> elements.
- Improved helper classes for content elements.
- Included demo data file.
- Experimental: AJAX navigation is now using URL object (
- Fixed Bug with integrated textarea's editors in custom options in latests WP versions.
- Fixed bug with custom image field uploads.
- Fixed focus bug in post's credits input field.
- Fixed bug with text editors for custom titles, subtitles, post credits, etc.
Version 2.2.0 - 14 December 2018
- Added option to disable social media SEO metadata in theme features page.
- Fix RTL text bug in post titles when format for titles is enabled.
Version 2.1.9 - 10 December 2018
- Adapted format for titles format to Gutenberg/Wordpress 5
- Adapted subtitles for posts feature to Gutenberg/Wordpress 5
- Improved internal framework
Version 2.1.8 - 17 August 2018
- Fixed save user information bug.
Version 2.1.7 - 15 August 2018
- Fixed some responsive issues.
- Support for Social Warfare plugin.
- Fixed bug related to embed videos in mobile.
- Fixed bug with dropcaps in mobile.
- Fixed adminbar bug
Version 2.1.6 - 4 August 2018
- Fixed Gutenberg title/subtitle save bug
- Fixed color in titles bug.
- Improved integration with Gutenberg.
- Imrpoved internal framework.
- Fixed crop logo bug.
- Now some special features can be enabled / disabled in Appearance/Theme features
Version 2.1.5 - 4 August 2018 
- Fix mobile menu overflow bug
Version 2.1.4 - 23 May 2018
- Added option to filter posts by category in templates
- Added option to filter posts by tags in templates
- Added option to change posts order in templates
- Added option to change the posts per page displayed in every template
- Improved templates system
- Fixed minor bugs
Version 2.1.3 - 02 April 2018
- Fixed AJAX navigation "go back" bug.
- Improved AJAX navigation.
- Fixed minor bugs.
Version 2.1.2 - 30 January 2018
- Fixed some bugs related with PHP versions
- Updated internal framework
- Added more customize options to photo grid template
    Display/hide meta info (post author, read time, comments count)
    CSSGram effects integrated!
- Fixed minor bugs.
Version 2.1.1 - 16 January 2018
- Fix co-authors feature bug
- Fix another little bugs
Version 2.1.0 - 15 January 2018
- Added support for paginated posts
- Improved sidebar menu
- Improved navigation
- Fixed minor bugs
Version 2.0.9 - 16 November 2017
- Fixed some warning messages
Version 2.0.8 - 15 November 2017
- Added greek translation by Meymigrou (Thanks, Panos!).
- Added subtitles for pages.
- Added new template to display full post covers (
- Added more customize options for the grid template (vertical align and text align).
- Added "full width" header option in Site Identity section.
- Better Integration with Gutenberg plugin
- Added TGM plugin activation integration
- Localization strings revised
- Fixed minor bugs
Version 2.0.7 - 6 November 2017
- Fixed "blank page" bug in Windows based servers
Version 2.0.6 - 26 October 2017
- Color templates are named now color schemes
- Added "Blue night" color scheme
- Fixed post text format issues
- Added "pagestree" shortcode to display child pages
- Updated Google Fonts
Version 2.0.5
- Fix scroll "touch" in iOS devices.
- Fixed internal footnotes.
- Added style for superscript elements.
Version 2.0.4 - 20 September 2017
- Added format for ordered and unordered lists
- Added format for blockquotes
- Added post date option in "photo grid" template display options
- Fixed bug with large integers and rand function in PHP7
Version 2.0.3 - 7 September 2017
- Added a custom color templates system.
- Fixed bug related with image links and AJAX navigation.
- Fixed style related bugs in posts content elements.
Version 2.0.2 - 28 August 2017
- Fixed little bug with header when website slogan it's not filled
- Fixed bug with template selector in category objects
Version 2.0.1 - 25 August 2017
- Added .mo and .po files for spanish traduction
- Added option to adjust content width in post template
- Added new template "Masonry columns" available for categories, tags, archive, users, search and front page.
Version 2.0.0 - 21 August 2017
- The whole source code has been re-coded from scratch.
- Design has been re-stylized
- New Ajax navigation system
- Various page transitions effects for AJAX navigation
- Co-authors! now you can indicate multiple authors for any post
- AngularJS integrated
- Template selector for posts individually
- Custom user avatars improved
- Support for material icons (
- All the main custom options are now placed in appearance -> customize
- New template system allow interchangeable templates between WordPress objects (posts, authors, pages, categories, etc)
- Support for Youtube videos as post covers
- Titles and subtitles allow now text format
- Inteview controls improved
- The typography/typefaces/fonts options are now located in the customize menu and organized in a way that maintains a consistent design throughout the theme
- Removed CSS/JS Combine feature (hello HTTP/2!)
- Fixed minor bugs
Version 1.4.3 - 13 September 2016
- Improved KTT framework (engine thats runs under the theme)
- Improved CSS combine function (added cache, better performance and other options).
- Added "Load your custom css styles urls" option
- Added "Load your own js files" option.
- Added the option to execute js code in the footer
- Fixed minor bugs
Version 1.4.2 - 24 March 2016
- Fixed strange characters in share popups
- Fixed minor bugs
Version 1.4.1 - 21 March 2016
- Fixed minor bugs and some warning messages.
Version 1.4.0 - 10 March 2016
- Fixed strange characters on share buttons
- Fixed the featured images for categories bug
- Fixed minor bugs
Version 1.3.9 - 06 July 2015
- Added fix by 25thfloor (
- Added fix by dennytang (
- Fixed minor bugs
Version 1.3.8 - 07 April 2015
- Added display post categories option for big covers.
- AJAX improvements
- Fixed minor bugs
Version 1.3.7 - 12 February 2015
- Better performance
- Fixed minor bugs
Version 1.3.6 - 22 December 2014
- Fully tested with the latest version of WordPress
- Customize options for the sidebar
- Search widget redesigned
- Improved code.
Version 1.3.5 - 05 November 2014
- Literatum is now compatible with Aesop Story Engine plugin!
- Added filter by category for posts in frontpage.
- Fixed minor bugs.
Version 1.3.4 - 14 October 2014
- Added support for Jetpack's carrousel and galleries.
- Fixed minor bugs.
Version 1.3.3 - 09 October 2014
- Added content share tooltip for articles
- Fixed minor bugs
Version 1.3.2 - 24 September 2014
- Added options to change the style of the frontpage and customize it.
- Fixed minor bugs.
Version 1.3.1 - 19 September 2014
- Added widget area for posts content.
- Fixed minor bugs.
Version 1.3.0 - 7 September 2014
- Added support to Google+ comments
- Combine CSS feature improved
- Fixed minor bugs.
Version 1.2.9 - 5 September 2014
- Added option to set the post content width.
- Added options to customize the font style of the main menu and site slogan.
- Fixed archive page for posts.
- Fixed minor bugs.
Version 1.2.8 - 1 September 2014
- Added subtitles for posts. 
- Added quit button in the push menu for mobile devices. 
- The theme it's now compatible with PHP 5.2.x. 
- Added Font Manager with hundreds of Google fonts. 
- A lot of new customize options. 
- Fixed minor bugs.
Version 1.2.7 - 29 August 2014
- Fixed CSS combine bug and other minor bugs.
Version 1.2.6 - 18 August 2014
- Fixed minor bugs
Version 1.2.5 - 18 August 2014
- Added Facebook Comments support.
- Added Disqus comments support.
- Fixed minor bugs.
Version 1.2.4 - 15 August 2014
- Added "back to top" button.
- Added read time for posts.
- fixed minor bugs.
Version 1.2.3 - 14 August 2014
- Added support for Google Analytics
- Fixed bug in iOS (Thanks to Jonas! @jfanc)
- Fixed minor bugs.
Version 1.2.2 - 13 August 2014
- Added video covers for posts.
- Moved the basic options to the menu "theme options".
- Fixed minor bugs.
Version 1.2.1 - 11 August 2014
- Release.

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