Rare – Material Design WordPress Theme (Blog / Magazine)

Rare – Material Design WordPress Theme

Rare is an exceptionally clean, flexible and fully responsive WordPress theme created specifically as a blog or portfolio website solution. Coded by hand using only WordPress standards it’s lightweight, fast loading and beautiful to browse. Rare is a wonderful solution for travel or lifestyle bloggers, but can be used by bloggers of all types.

Utilizing the power of the free Jetpack plugin by WordPress we have created a wonderfully simple solution for creating feature rich blog posts and portfolio pages. The design and functionality of the theme is based around Material Design from Google, and not only looks delicious but performs just as well, giving the visitor of your site authentic reactions to elements.

Rare includes several beautifully designed templates to help you create your site. With 2 different home page layouts, dedicated search and error pages plus specific layouts for category pages, author archives, portfolio index and single pages we have everything you need.


  • Material Design interactions and design
  • 2 Home Page Options
  • Theme options via WP Theme Customizer
  • Unlimited colors via color pickers
  • Video or Featured Image Header images on posts
  • Add photo / video credits on posts
  • Optimal reading layout for font size, content width and line height
  • Translation ready (mo/po files supplied)
  • SEO optimized code
  • “Mobile-Friendly” as tested by Google Developers
  • HTML5, CSS3 hand-coded construction
  • Responsive
  • Recommend It plugin support
  • Cr3ativ Shortcodes plugin support
  • Retina ready
  • Author bios
  • Jetpack powered lazy-load, galleries, lightbox, contact forms, sharing
  • Dedicated templates for search, archives, portfolio, index, single, 404 + more
  • Post formats supported
  • WP Menu support
  • Self hosted video support
  • Photoshop PSD files supplied
  • Audio player support
  • Demo content XML included
  • Free support and updates

Update History / Changelog

  • Release on 5/10/15 – v1.0.0