The Authority

Upgrade to The Authority Pro

Upgrade to The Authority Pro and get even more great features to build your audience. The Authority Pro includes a fully customizable homepage. WooCommerce support. A beautiful grid for your portfolio and much more!


Pro Features

  • WooCommerce Support
  • Projects and Testimonials
  • Customizable Homepage

The Authority is a lightning fast, responsive WordPress theme designed to make your content the center of attention. Activate the theme and get started sharing your Authority with the world. Looking to release an ebook? No problem. The Authority supports Easy Digital Downloads so you can get started selling too.

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Content First

The Authority is no frills to keep your users’ attention on what matters, your content. The minimal design promotes a great reading experience. Widgetized areas within the theme give you the flexibility to drive users to your most important content.

The Authority Loop

Tuned for Speed

The Authority is designed to serve your content up quickly to users. With a little help from a few plugins and some smart content, you’ll be cruising at top speed and crushing your Google PageSpeed Insights score. Check out my guide on improving your site’s speed.

Custom Menus

The Authority comes with several custom menu locations.

Primary Menu – The main navigation for your site. Supports multiple levels of menu items via a dropdown. Automatically turns into a slide out menu at mobile screen sizes.


Draw focus by adding the callout-nav class to your menu items.

Callout Nav Class

Secondary Menu – Support for a secondary menu with multiple levels. As well as custom search. Secondary menu also displays a cart icon when Easy Digital Downloads is in use.

Authority Menu

Footer Menu – Set up a custom menu to display in your footer.

Widget Areas

The Authority Widgetized AreasThe Authority comes with several widgetized areas so you can make use of any of the great widgets offered by WordPress or plugins.

Sidebar – Add widgets to the sidebar on the homepage and any Page using the Page with Sidebar template.

After First Post – Add widgets below the first post of your main post loop. Great for calling attention to something important on your homepage.

Before Content – Add widgets before the_content is called on your single posts page. This displays below the thumbnail and excerpt.

After Content – Add widgets after your content to drive users further into your site.

Footer – The footer is divided into 3 widgetized areas allowing you to fully customize the content within your footer.

Bonus Tip – Use Jetpack’s widget visibility options or WooSidebars to control which widgets show where down to individual pages and categories.


Default Template – The default landing page featuring title, thumbnail, content, and before and after widget areas.

Page with Sidebar – The content shifts left on this template to make use with a fully featured widgetized area on the side.

Page Full Width – The Default Template with the content spreading to the full-width of the page container.

Landing Page – A template featuring a header and footer and a blank canvas in the middle. Perfect for use with page builders like Divi.

Customizer Support

Fully integrated with the WordPress customizer to make the theme your own.

The Authority Customizer

Easy Digital Downloads Support

Start selling your products online with support for Easy Digital Downloads built in to the theme. You’ll be selling digital products online in no time.

  • Responsive across all screen sizes
  • Lightning fast
  • Easy setup
  • Extendable widget areas
  • 100% GPL
  • Use on an unlimited number of sites