Last update April 2018

After so many years within the skin of  “THE CANARD THEME”, we are really sorry to announce that our paths go separate ways. The designers of this once amazing theme, fail to update it regularly. We were more than satisfied with the design of CANARD but we can not risk facing technical or security pitfalls due to backend issues. Farewell CANARD…

You will always have a special place in our heart…

The Canard Theme


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My WordPress Theme is The Canard by Automattic

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The Canard theme is a professionally developed, high-quality, functional template for all kind of sites. The clean and modern layout is well-suited to business and professional websites. The flexible theme has many features that are easily controlled via the setting panel. But above all, offers a friendly user experience to both visitors and administrators.

Areti Vassou, IdeaDeco


Canard: Homepage

Canard is a flexible and versatile theme perfect for magazines, news sites, and blogs. It lets you highlight specific articles on the homepage and balances readability with a powerful use of photography — all in a layout that works on any device.

Featured Content and Featured Images

The homepage allows you to prominently display your choice of up to five posts in a crisp grid. Select which posts to display with the “featured” post tag, or designate a different tag in Appearance → Customize. The Featured Content area displays when your front page is set to show your latest posts – use it to make sure your best articles get noticed.

Canard displays posts’ Featured Images prominently in both the Featured Content area and above post and page titles in the normal layout, quickly grabbing your readers’ attention.

Post Formats

Canard supports three Post Formats: Image, Gallery and Link. Each post format has a unique style touches to distinguish it from the rest.

Image/Gallery, and Link


Canard can display up to four Custom Menus: one in the theme’s header (Primary Menu), two above the header on large screens and above the footer on small screens (Secondary and Social Menu) and one in the footer (Footer Menu). Footer, Secondary and Social Menus only support top-level links; sub-menu items aren’t displayed. To set up your menus, go to Appearance → Menus.

Social Menu

Canard allows you to display links to your social media profiles with perfectly-sized icons.Learn how to set up your social links menu. Linking to any of the following sites will automatically display its icon in your menu:

  • CodePen
  • Digg
  • Dribbble
  • Dropbox
  • Email (mailto: links)
  • Facebook
  • Flickr
  • Foursquare
  • GitHub
  • Google+
  • Instagram
  • LinkedIn
  • Path
  • Pinterest
  • Polldaddy
  • Reddit
  • RSS Feed (urls with /feed/)
  • Spotify
  • StumbleUpon
  • Tumblr
  • Twitch
  • Twitter
  • Vimeo
  • Vine
  • WordPress
  • YouTube

Widget Areas

Canard offers two widget areas, which can be configured in Appearance → Widgets:

  • An optional sidebar widget area, which appears on the right.
  • An optional footer widget area.

Footer Widget Area

Site Logo

Canard supports the Site Logo feature. To brand your site and include your own logo, navigate to Customize → Site Title, Tagline, and Logo and upload a logo image.

Canard: Site Logo

Theme Options

Canard comes with one theme option in the Customizer:

  • Show author bio on single posts: Tick this box if you want to display the author bio in the sidebar on single posts, as seen on the demo site.

Show author bio on single posts

Quick Specs (all measurements in pixels)

  1. The main column width for posts is 540.
  2. The main column width for pages is 870.
  3. A widget is 270 wide.
  4. Featured Images are 1920 wide by 768 high.


Visit the Canard Theme Live Demo or Canard Home Page to learn more about this awesome theme.

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