Hermes is a unique and modern theme evoking a sense of minimalism, elegance, and simplicity. It’s perfectly suited for creative bloggers in any field.

Activating Your License

Our premium products come with a license key, which is needed in case you want to receive automatic updates and support for as long as your license is valid. While premium products are fully functional without entering a license key, you won’t get notifications about updates in your WordPress dashboard.

So, it’s better to keep it active to gain access to security updates, bug fixes and new features. Learn how to locate your license key and activate it.

Recommended Plugins

We highly recommend to install Jetpack plugin which provides powerful features previously only available to users. Jetpack is developed by Automattic, the makers of

After the plugin was installed and activated, you will be asked to connect to If you don’t have a account, you can create one. It’s totally free and easy. Note, it does not force you to build a site on

The reason you should connect to is because many of Jetpack modules are integrated with specific robust functionality of that platform.

Infinite Scroll (Jetpack)

By default, the theme does not provide Infinite Scroll functionality. This feature comes from Jetpack. Once the plugin is installed and activated on your site, go to your Dashboard → Jetpack Settings where you will find an option to enable or disable Infinite scroll on your site.

Blog page

We recommend setting five, eight or 11 posts per page in order to reduce a load time of your blog page. You can configure the number of posts displayed in Settings → Reading, next to “Blog pages show at most.”

Featured Content

Aquene allows you to display selected posts in a featured area above the blog. These posts are selected by assigning them a specific tag of your choosing.

To set the tag to use in the Featured Content section, follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to Customizer → Featured Content.
  2. In the Tag name field, add the tag you’ll use on posts to be displayed as Featured Content. For example, you could use the tag featured. Click Save & Publish.
  3. Add the same tag to the posts (or pages) you want to display in the Featured Content area.
Note: This feature requires Jetpack plugin installed on your website.

Social Menu

Hermes automatically displays links to your social media profiles as icons, using a Custom Menu. You can learn how to set it up here.

Supported social media sites include:

Setting the Sidebar Position

If the sidebar is active, it will be displayed on the right by default. You can also choose to move it to the left.

  1. Navigate to Appearance → Customize → Theme.
  2. Select your option from the dropdown list under the Sidebar Position label.
  3. Click Save & Publish.

Setting Up The Full-Width Template

Create or edit a page, and assign it to the Full-Width Page template from the Page Attributes box.

Widget Areas

Hermes offers two widget areas, which can be configured in Appearance → Widgets.