Simple yet Flexible
First is a simple yet flexible WordPress theme for blogging. From beginner bloggers to pro bloggers, First has features.
Our themes will only work on self-hoted WordPress blogs, it will NOT work on
  • Released
    30 Jul 2014
  • Updated
    24 Sep 2016
  • Version
    2.0.4 (Changelog)
  • Requirements
    WordPress 4.1+
  • Browser Support
    IE8+, Firefox, Chrome, Safari

An ordinary blog

First is a WordPress theme that is deliberately made to suit the “ordinary blog”. First is a blog theme that seeks to be accepted by many people by avoiding datedness while not overemphasizing newness.

Easy even for beginners

First was made from the start with WordPress beginners in mind. First is perfectly functional from the moment you enable the theme. You don’t have to fight with the Customizer or pages to get the theme working.

Common paid theme features

First comes with features typical of paid WordPress themes. In addition to 4 widgets and 3 menus, you can also set custom headers and backgrounds. Furthermore you can also modify various theme options including fonts, colors, layout, title, and logo through the Customizer.

Responsive Design

First was built with mobile-first responsive design in mind, so it offers a pleasant reading experience on both smartphones and tablets.


First allows you to modify various theme options including fonts, colors, layout, title, and logo through the Customizer.

4 Widgets

First comes with 1 sidebar and 3 footer widgets. If you turn the sidebar off you can create a 1-column layout, and if you don’t want a footer, you can turn it off.

3 Menus

First supports 3 menus: Navigation Bar, Header, and Footer. You can choose which menus to use or not use.

Custom Header/Background

First allows you to set a custom header and display an image at the top of the page. Additionally First also supports custom backgrounds, so you can freely change your site background.

3 Page Templates

First supports 3 page templates: a Normal Page, a No Sidebar Page, and a Full Width Page, allowing you to create flexible pages.

Plugin Support

First supports the multifunctional plugin Jetpack which adds features like widgets and infinite scrolling, as well as the contact form plugin Contact Form 7.

Multilingual Support

First supports multiple languages. Currently supported languages are Japanese and English, and typography has been appropriately adjusted with CSS for Japanese.

Clean Code

First is made with people who want to customize its code in mind and adheres to WordPress standards while maintaining clear, readable code.