Clean and Sober WordPress Theme

Clean and Sober is a WordPress theme with a sparse, clean look. It’s intended for text-heavy blogs. It’s based on the design of, circa 2011.

The homepage template with the navigation menu.


  • Post excerpts are displayed on index pages beneath the post title. If no excerpt is defined, nothing is displayed there.
  • You can define one menu, which is displayed beneath the header. If a menu item has children, they will automatically be shown in a dropdown menu.
  • On pages with an author (posts, pages, etc.), the author’s bio will be displayed beneath the content if the author has written a bio and saved it in their profile’s Bio field.
  • On pages without an author (search results, the homepage, etc.), you can choose a user to be displayed as the default author. This is handy for single-author blogs that are identified solely with one user. This setting can be changed on either the Appearance » Theme Options or from the theme customizer.
  • The contact links on the right side of the bio are defined at the bottom of your profile page.
  • Clean and Sober supports ‘aside,’ ‘image,’, ‘link,’ ‘quote,’ and ‘status’ post types.

Here’s a gallery of screenshots:


Full theme installation instructions can be found at the official WordPress site, but in short, download the .zip file below and upload it on the Appearance » Install Themes » Upload page in your dashboard.

Note: watch the Clean and Sober section of my blog for information on updates to this theme.

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