WP Chat is a little side project of mine where people could talk about WordPress and other related topics. I wanted a relatively simple layout to house an embedded chatroom on the homepage, and also have room for a few static pages and a blog.
- A homepage template used to display WordPress-powered content above the embedded chatroom code.
- A static page template used on all other static pages, including the about and contact pages.
- A list of recent blog posts displayed on all pages, so navigating the latest news is pretty easy sitewide.
- Integrated threaded comment styles from CommentBits which blend in quite nicely with the rest of the design.
Jeff Chandler of WPTavern.com, a blog which covers WordPress-related topics, went so far as to say the theme “consists of a simple design which almost takes minimalism to a new level but I like it” (via this post).
Hopefully others like this clean minimal style used for this WordPress CMS theme.