Pico WordPress Theme A minimalistic magazine-style theme

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Based on Mimbo Theme

Pico is a modified version of WordPress' first magazine-styled (and still one of the most iconic) theme, Mimbo. It retains Mimbo's layout and functionalities, and is loaded with a lot of new, useful features.

Runs out-of-the-box

Pico is designed to run without any tweaking needed. Just upload and activate! You can and are encouraged to dig deeper into Pico's more advanced features (like Widgets or Page Templates) when you need them, but they're all optional.

Smart Post Thumbnails

Pico supports WordPress 2.9 Canonical Post Thumbnails. Don't have time to set it up? No worries, because Pico can fetch the first image on your Post and use it as a thumbnail instead. Heck, you can be lazier and have no image. You won't get a thumbnail, but the layout will still look juust fine.

Plenty of Widget Areas

The original Mimbo has 1 Widget area. Pico has ten. Need I say more? You even get four Widget areas on footer, and there's also the more prominent Spotlight Widget area, where only your most important widgets should go.

By the way, have I mentioned that Pico is free*?

*Because it totally is.

Featured Categories Widget

Mimbo's most iconic feature is its Featured Categories area on the left sidebar area of the home page. Pico turns this neat feature into a Widget, so that you can now place it somewhere else: you have ten different areas to use!

Page Templates

Pico retains Mimbo's custom Archive List page, with two additional Templates: List Authors and Sitemap. Stay updated, because more is definitely to come!


Breadcrumb navigation is a way to ensure your visitors not to get lost while exploring deeper into your site. Showing up on top of any single Post, it shows them their current position inside your site and gives quicker access to go back. Pretty neat.

Threaded Comments Support

So you love replying to comments on your site? Of course you do. Pico supports threaded comments up to 3 levels deep. You just make sure to enable threaded comments on Settings > Discussions and you're good to go!

Comments? Questions? This way, please.