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A beautiful blank page for your thoughts and ideas.

A Beautiful Blank Page

Author is a beautiful, customisable blank page for you to share your thoughts and ideas. Customise everything, and create your own writing space.

  • Choose between a blog or grid layout
  • Five pre-built colour schemes (or create your own)
  • Choose from three types of background paper
  • Feature packed footer for Twitter and more
  • Easily share content on popular social networks
  • Customise every colour, font, and widget
  • Keyboard navigation makes browsing your site easy

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Author Tumblr Theme

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Here's What You Get:
  • Immediate access to download your theme
  • Lifetime theme updates

The Perfect Writing Space

Author is designed to beautifully showcase your writing, whether being read on a desktop, tablet, or phone.

Subtle colours and textures let you make the site your own (and it works equally well for photos, audio, video, and every post type).

The regular blog style layout works best for long-form text, but you can also choose a masonry grid layout if you'd prefer (and show more posts on each page). It's simple to toggle between the two.

Author Writing Space

Feature-Packed Footer

Author comes with an array of different widgets, all arranged at the bottom of the page. You can feature your latest photographs from Flickr, your most recent tweets, inspiration on Pinterest, other blogs you follow, and more.

Social buttons let people follow your adventures on your various social media channels.

Author Theme Widgets

Beautiful Colours and Patterns

Choose from a selection of beautiful pre-defined colour schemes — navy, blue, red, green, and chocolate — to add your personality to your theme. Or, if you'd prefer, choose the custom colour scheme option, and change everything to match your own style.

You can also choose your background texture — lined paper, grid paper, dotted paper, or just a clean blank slate!

Author Color Variations

Keyboard Navigation

A unique feature makes it easy for your readers to flick around your site, using only their keyboard.

H takes you home, R takes you to a random post, and the Left and Right arrows navigate between posts or pages. Discover a whole new way to browse your Tumblr site!

Keyboard Navigation

Buy Theme

Here's What You Get:
  • Immediate access to download your theme
  • Lifetime theme updates


22nd July 2020 — v1.9
  • General updates and removed Instagram support
10th April 2017 — v1.8
  • Improvements for SSL and HTTPS
  • Fixed a bug with Facebook comments
2nd December 2015 — v1.7
  • Fixed an issue with Dribbble functionality
14th September 2015 — v1.6
  • Fixed a bug with icon layout on single post pages
13th May 2015 — v1.5
  • Added option to remove the title if desired
  • Fixed issue with height of images within text posts
  • Fixed issue with video embeds within text posts
  • Fixed issue with video captions not displaying correctly
  • Add a text widget option in the sidebar
22nd April 2015 — v1.4
  • Fixed issue with double-width "featured" posts
  • Added full-width images in text posts
  • Fixed an issue with vertical height of images in text posts
19th March 2015 — v1.3
  • Updated jQuery version
  • Added first paragraph emphasis for text posts
  • Added nine more social icon options
  • Improved the display of quotation marks in quote posts
  • Added group blog support
  • Fixed display of Like/Reblog buttons on pages
  • Added a drop-down tag menu
  • Updated social sharing link widget
  • Improved text formatting and typography
16th Feb 2015 — v1.2
  • Added show/hide of Random, Archive, and RSS links
  • Added 500px social network
  • Added support for day pages with keyboard navigation
  • Fixed issue with search results display
10th Feb 2015 — v1.1
  • Header bar is now full-width
  • Fixed bug with characters in search field when previewing
  • Fixed bug with social share widget when previewing
30th Jan 2015 — v1.0
  • Initial Release