Path WordPress Theme

Following up on yesterday’s announcement of the Cakifo theme, I’m pleased to bring you yet another awesome theme straight from the Theme Hybrid community: Path by Sami Keijonen.

This is Sami’s second contributed theme and the fourth community-contributed theme to the site. Sami’s first contribution was a beautiful theme named Live Wire.

The Path theme

Screenshot of the Path WordPress theme

Path was created to be used for multi-author sites and online magazines. It supports pretty much everything WordPress and Hybrid Core have to offer. One of my favorite ideas from this theme is using the built-in WordPress custom header feature to handle the output of a custom logo (smart thinking not recreating the wheel there).

This theme adds in support for several plugins out of the box such as Gravity Forms and Social Path (a social-sharing plugin Sami created that works automatically with this theme).

Definitely check out the theme. Thanks to Sami for adding it to the Theme Hybrid family.


  1. Sami’s theme, Path, is stunning. I love clean and simple themes. Keep up the good work Sami.

    I have no idea why you don’t sell those themes at Theme Forest. Hybrid based themes are way better than most of the best-sellers at Theme Forest. I am pretty sure you are making enough money through your support system. But I believe you can make more money by charging for themes.

  2. Thank you Frank, your words are more than kind. Let me clarify that I don’t have a support system, and I don’t even make a living out of WordPress or web development. I’m a full time teacher. But I do build themes and sites for companies, communities, and individuals using WordPress in my spare time. Maybe someday I’ll be full time WordPress geek.

    I have no idea why you don’t sell those themes at Theme Forest.

    I have learnt most of the WordPress theme development from Justin and themehybrid community. This is my way to say thank you when there really are no words to describe my gratitude. For now this is more like learning by doing and teaching process.

    But this is not all just charity. Like Galin said having a theme here is like a stamp of quality approval and your work gets some extra exposure. I have plans to start selling themes but in that case it will be my own site using plugin like Easy Digital Downloads. Will see if that happens in couple of years. And even if I start selling my themes some day, I think every third or so would be free. I only have name for that theme shop:

    No, not another WordPress theme shop.

  3. I am really, really excited to see this theme. It’s Hybrid core, it’s responsive, it has a great homepage with a slider, and it’s a magazine with so many more features. I have been waiting for this for a long time. Kudos Sami!!!

  4. Kudos Sami!!!! Got to find a project to use this on ASAP!

  5. For the first time I am seriously considering moving away from my OPTIONS theme because of this theme.
    I really hope I get the motivation to do it this time

    1. How I see this you don’t have an option:)

  6. Love the theme, thanks so much Sami. I have extended it a bit using a child theme and am using it on my site. If you end up making any changes in the future, would it be possible to change your functions so that they can be pluggable in a child theme? I would love to be able to control the behavior of visibility of sticky posts on the home screen a bit.

    Regardless, awesome theme; nice work.

    1. I’m not a fan of pluggable (i.e., overwrite-able) functions. It’s dangerous territory and something I’d probably not allow in themes here without a good reason. WordPress has a hook system, which is what I recommend using. Path already does a good job of this, essentially making anything easy to overwrite.

  7. Thanks James!

    I’m not sure what you mean by pluggable functions. You can definitely overwrite Slider behaviour and/or CSS in child theme.

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