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Watson WordPress Theme

11 themes included • Expert support • 14 day returns

Includes one year of updates, support and Typekit fonts (Bailey, Finder, Oxford). To receive updates, support and Typekit fonts after one year, renew at 50% off. See price sheet.

Screenshot of Watson styling

Bold and sophisticated.

Your content deserves the best.

Watson was influenced by the bold strokes and clean lines of classic newspapers and magazines, making it a top choice among WordPress magazine themes. We obsessed about the typography, ensuring your words were clear and readable. We made strong choices — emphasizing your content, while cutting out the cruft. We left out the sidebar on individual posts, maximizing and clarifying the reading experience. Choose Watson, and give your blog a truly professional feel.


Add some style.

Make it your own.

Personalizing your new website should be fun. We’ve leveraged the built-in WordPress customizer, so adding your own background image or color is easy. On top of that, we’ve included the option to set your own primary color for links and buttons with the built in color picker. We’ve also included ten built-in typography options. Combine all this with a custom background to match your brand and give your website a truly unique look.

Screenshot of the Watson featured slider

Get noticed.

Feature your articles.

We built a simple slider into the Watson front page to help your important articles get more attention and give your website that polished look. Check a box while writing a post and it will automatically show up in the slider. We’ve also included an optional row of thumbnails for any additional featured stories you want to mix in to the home page.

Features & Specifications

  • Responsive layout looks great on all devices.
  • Beautiful slider on the homepage.
  • Upload your own custom logo.
  • Custom background for personalization.
  • Set custom link and button colors.
  • Google Web Fonts.
  • Style your content with ten custom formatting buttons.
  • Widget ready.
  • Featured image support.
  • Recently discussed sidebar widget.
  • Customizable footer widgets area.
  • Optimized for Retina / HiDPI displays.
  • Requires WordPress 3.5+.
  • Watson theme documentation.
  • Top notch customer support in our Help Center.
  • Regular updates ensure WordPress compatibility.
  • 20+ beginner videos on how to use WordPress.
  • Browser compatibility: Firefox, Safari, Chrome, IE9+.
  • Sass source files and Compass config.
  • Translation-ready for easy localization.
  • Built with HTML5 and CSS3.
  • Social icons: RSS, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and Google+.