Cypress – A portfolio theme for WordPress &

A screenshot of Cypress the WordPress theme.
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This is not a subscription. It is a one-time payment per website.

Cypress is a premium WordPress & theme for creatives to showcase their work. Artists, photographers, designers will love setting up their homepage to show their best work. This theme also includes a full-featured blog for writing about your process. Simple, fast, and easy to use.

All custom code is GPL. All updates including new features and bug fixes will be free forever. members: Cypress is available for free to members in Design settings. If you use and like Cypress on please consider donating to support Cypress’ development.

Theme Features

  • Responsive design
  • Portfolio Post Type – WP
  • Blog
  • Customizable social icons
  • Gutenberg support
  • Custom footer message
  • Post Format Support – WP
  • Microformats

How to setup Cypress on WordPress

The included Readme also has all of this information.

Version History

2022.1.0 – Released: March 3, 2022

  • Adjusted: Portfolio pieces now fixed width to show images better on larger displays.
  • Fix: Several fixes for layout on mobile.
  • New: Added code to suggest a lightbox plugin on installation.
  • Fix: Links in portfolio pieces are now underlined.

2021.9.0 – Released: December 9, 2021

  • New: Social icon support for Flickr, GitHub, Mastodon TikTok, and YouTube added (already supported Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and

2021.8.0 – Released: April 28, 2021

  • Fix: Sidebar widget styling issues
  • New: notebookindex shortcode copied from Piper Haywood

2021.7.0 – Released: April 19, 2021

  • Fix: Mobile menu duplication
  • Fix: Removed tap on mobile for portfolio items
  • Fix: Adjusted size of logo on mobile

2021.6.0 – Released: April 7, 2021

  • New: Captions with links now have underlines
  • New: Image counts on portfolio grid
  • New: Option to turn on/off image counts

2021.5.0 – Released: April 5, 2021

  • New: Comment number now appears on indexes on Mobile
  • New: Portfolio category template
  • New: Option to turn off/on header on frontpage
  • Fix: Sidebar scrolls vertically on smaller non-mobile screens
  • Fix: Updated theme screenshot

2021.4.0 – Released: March 17, 2021

  • Fix: Responsive images on Portfolio items including multi-column layouts
  • New: Responsive video embeds
  • Fix: Microformats u-url added

2021.3.0 – Released: March 17, 2021

  • Fix: Double borders on search indexes
  • Fix: Fixed several issues for WordPress Theme Checker requirements
  • New: Support for WordPress sticky posts
  • New: Basic support for Widgets in sidebar
  • New: Better multilingual support

2021.2.0 – Released: March 12, 2021

  • Fix: Comment count bullets on archive and search pages
  • Fix: Site description heavier font weight
  • New: Published date title attributes now show time of day when hovered
  • New: Basic microformats support for h-feed,h-entry
  • Fix: Text alignment on portfolio items
  • Fix: Search added to portfolio items

2021.1.0 – Released: March 4, 2021

This is the latest release and is the initial public release.

In collaboration with Kyle Ruane.