Authentic – Lifestyle Blog & Magazine WordPress Theme


High Resolution: Yes, Widget Ready: Yes, Compatible Browsers: IE10, IE11, Firefox, Safari, Opera, Chrome, Edge, Software Version: WordPress 4.6, WordPress 4.5.x, WordPress 4.5.2, WordPress 4.5.1, WordPress 4.5, WordPress 4.4.2, WordPress 4.4.1, WordPress 4.4, WordPress 4.3.1, WordPress 4.3, WordPress 4.2, WordPress 4.1, WordPress 4.0, Columns: 4+

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Authentic is a light & minimalistic WordPress theme perfect for lifestyle bloggers & magazines. It has such a lot of amazing features that will make your blog or magazine stand out among others. Let your visitors enjoy the clutter free contemporaty design of your new website powered by Authentic.

Theme Features

Super clean design

Authentic is a minimal blog and magazine theme for WordPress focused on content.

This theme will give the great browsing experience for your followers.

Highly customizable

Don’t worry, highly customizable doesn’t mean you’ll have to spend long hours setting up your theme.

We stick to WordPress best practices: «Decision, not options» and that’s why Authentic has only the really necessary options.

Many ways to show your content

There’re four post header variants, multiple archive types and a lot of gallery types.

Each post and each category can be styled individually.

Pinterest integration

Authentic includes our custom Pinterest «Pin It» buttons on all images. It can be either galleries of any type or simple post images.

Great social engagement

Make your content go viral: Authentic has built-in sticky share buttons, custom Twitter, Facebook and Instagram widgets.

Additional content formatting features

To make your content look beatiful we added additional formatting features: drop caps, lead-ins, parapgraph containers.

It’s super easy to use them: nothing to code, just select the items from the default WordPress visual editor.

Ultra responsive

Despite rich layout possibilities, Authentic is fully responsive and looks great on any device.

It’s not empty words. Actually we tested Authentic on seven various physical devices to make sure we deliver the best quality.

Blazing fast support

We not only sell themes, but provide the greates after-sales give a boost to ever.

We try to respond as quickly as imaginable and our buyer like it. As a rule it’s 30 minutes within our working time: from 2.00 am to 10.00 am EST.

4 Home Page Sliders

  • Center Slider
  • Large Slider
  • Multiple Slider
  • Simple Slider

Archive Layouts

  • Standard Blog
  • Masonry 2 columns
  • Grid 2 columns
  • Masonry 3 columns
  • Grid 3 columns
  • List

General Site Layout

Different layout can be applied to individual posts and categories:

  • Left Sidebar
  • Right Sidebar
  • Full width

Post & Page Featured Images

  • Standard Header with Parallax
  • Large Header with Parallax
  • Wide Header with Parallax
  • Default Header

Post Galleries

  • Standard Slider Gallery
  • Large Slider Gallery
  • Standard Justified Gallery
  • Large Justified Gallery
  • Standard Grid Gallery

Custom Widgets

  • Posts Widget – posts can be sorted by different parameters: date, post views, comments. Different meta can be displayed: number of comments, reading time, date, author. Post meta can be either full or compact.
    • Slider
    • List
    • Numbered
  • Twitter – recent tweets slider with a flip effect.
  • Instagram – recent photos with number of likes and comments.
  • Facebook – Facebook Like Box to engage more followers.
  • Social – list of social accounts.
  • About – bio, image and list of social accounts.

Custom Shortcodes

  • Alerts
  • Rows & Columns
  • Tabs
  • Pills
  • Collapsibles

Additional Features

  • 150+ Live Customization Options
  • Parallax Backgrounds
  • Video Backgrounds
  • Sticky Sidebar
  • Sticky Header Navigation
  • Sticky Share Buttons
  • Lead-ins
  • Drop-caps
  • Excerpt Length Control
  • Translatable – WPML Ready
  • WP Customizer Options
  • Unlimited Homepage Layouts
  • Individual Archive Type per Category
  • Dynamic Footer Builder
  • All Google Fonts
  • Ultra Responsive Layout
  • Based on Twitter Bootstrap
  • Retina Ready Icons & Graphics
  • Demo Content Included
  • Child Theme Included
  • Social Media Buttons
  • Paginated Posts
  • Embed Video Support
  • Lightbox Image Zoom
  • Lazy Load Effect
  • Custom 404 Page
  • Custom Search Results Page
  • Widgetized Footer
  • Powerful Admin Panel
  • SEO Optimized
  • MailChimp Support
  • Detailed Online & Offline Documentation
  • Super Fast Support

Image Credits

The sample images viewed in the live preview are for demo purposes only and aren’t included with your purchase.

These images have either been purchased by us at Shutterstock or GPL & Creative Commons licensed.

Landing Page

The starting preview is a landing page to promote our product and showcase different demos. It’s not included in the theme.



Release date: January 06, 2017

Note: this is the last minor update before v1.1.0. The next update will include major code refactoring. Thus some breaking changes will be introduced.

- Updated: Dependencies
- Fixed: Hentry Errors in Google Search Console
- Fixed: Header Alignment
- Fixed: Prev / Next Post Pagination
- Added: Skype, Spotify, Bloglovin, LinkedIn, Google Plus, RSS icons
- Added: Category Descriptions
- Added: Russian Translation
- Updated: Translation Files
- Fixed: Larger Logo on Mobile
- Fixed: Instagram Feed on Larger Screens (27'+)

Modified Files:

* dist/js/scripts.min.js
* dist/fonts/*
* lang/authentic.pot
+ lang/ru_RU.po
+ lang/
* lib/assets.php
* lib/dashboard.php
* lib/template-tags.php
* lib/theme-mods.php
* templates/content-featured.php
* templates/content-grid.php
* templates/content-list.php
* templates/content-masonry.php
* templates/content-standard.php
* category.php
* single.php
* header.php
* home.php
* page.php
* single.php
* style.css


Release date: September 16, 2016

- Updated: Dependencies
- Fixed: Pin It Buttons
- Fixed: Code Validation

Modified Files:

* dist/js/scripts.min.js
* inc/widgets/posts.php
* lib/template-tags.php
* lib/theme-mods.php
* parts/wp-instagram-widget.php
* templates/content-featured.php
* category.php
* footer.php
* header.php
* home.php
* page.php
* single.php
* style.css


Release date: September 1, 2016

- Fixed: Internet Explorer compatibility
- Fixed: Previous / Next Post Button Links
- Fixed: Category Post Count
- Fixed: About Widget Typo

Modified Files:

* dist/js/scripts.min.js
* inc/widgets/about.php
* lib/template-tags.php
* style.css


Release date: August 25, 2016

- Fixed: Visual Composer Compatibility

Modified Files:

* lib/template-tags.php
* page.php
* single.php
* style.css


Release date: August 24, 2016

- Added: Global Settings for Featured Image Types
- Added: Setting to Disable Share Buttons
- Added: Italian Translation
- Fixed: Twitter Embeds Whitespace

Modified Files:

+ lang/
+ lang/it_IT.po
* lib/custom-fields.php
* lib/theme-mods.php
* lib/custom-fields.php
* header.php
* page.php
* single.php
* style.css


Release date: August 06, 2016

- Added: Dribbble, Behance and Vimeo Social Links
- Fixed: Custom CSS Field

Modified Files:

* lib/dashboard.php
* lib/init.php
* style.css


Release date: August 04, 2016


- Added: Post & Page Global Layout Settings
- Fixed: Category Filter

Modified Files:

* lib/template-tags.php
* lib/theme-mods.php
* style.css


Release date: July 27, 2016


- Added: One Click Demo Import Options
- Updated TGM Plugin Activation

Modified Files:

- dist/demo/customizer.dat
+ dist/demo/customizer-1.dat
+ dist/demo/customizer-2.dat
+ dist/demo/customizer-3.dat
+ dist/demo/customizer-4.dat
+ dist/demo/customizer-5.dat
+ dist/demo/customizer-6.dat
+ dist/demo/customizer-7.dat
+ dist/demo/customizer-8.dat
+ dist/demo/customizer-9.dat
* lib/dashboard.php
* lib/theme-mods.php
* inc/classes/class-tgm-plugin-activation.php
* style.css


Release date: July 25, 2016


- Added: Video Backgrounds for Featured Posts
- Added: Navbar Logo
- Added: Top Bar Toggle
- Improved: Updated Dependant Plugins
- Fixed: One Click Demo Import Notice
- Fixed: Reading Time Grammar Mistake

Modified Files:



Release date: July 23, 2016

First Release.

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