Crate Theme Manual

Please note that this theme currently has limited support, meaning we may provide bug fixes and security updates, but are not regularly updating it. As of March 31, 2018 we will be discontinuing support completely for our WordPress and Tumblr products. Thank you for understanding.



Crate is our smoothest grid theme so far. Rather than chopping your feed into tiles, Crate gracefully arranges your content into a fully customizable and flawlessly chiseled surface. It's flat, simple, and elegant.

HTML5 Audio Player


Crate features our new HTML5 player for audio posts, which is insanely fast and easy on the eyes.


Crate's Accent, Background, and Hover colours are all fully customizable.

Custom Background and Header Images

Crate's background and header images are totally customizable, with an optimal header image size of 960x300 px, and just about anything for the background (the bigger the better, though, of course).

Alignment Options

Crate's happily flexible. Content can be aligned to the left or right side of the page, and the (fixed) navigation bar can be attached to the top (default) or bottom of the screen.

Integrated Twitter Feed


As with many of our other themes, Crate features an easy-to-setup Twitter feed in the sidebar which will display your three most recent tweets. SImply make sure you've linked your Twitter account to your blog in Tumblr's general settings.

Optional Instagram Grid Layout

Crate's Instagram feed displays, by default, as two images atop each other. However, when toggled, the optional Instagram Grid layout will display your recent Instagram uploads in a more traditional (and larger) tiled view.


Just like those of our other themes, Crate's Instagram feed is setup using an Instagram access token, which is retrievable here. Follow the instructions there, and paste your token into the corresponding field in the theme customization options.

Social Media

Crate features easy hookup to: Dribbble, Facebook, Flickr, Github, Google+, Instagram, LastFM, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Rdio, Skype, Svpply, Twitter, Vimeo, and YouTube.


Crate supports either Disqus or Facebook commenting, each easily setup in the customization menu.