Free Theme Release from WPLift: Martial, A Modern Blog Theme with WooCommerce Support

Yesterday we launched a brand new theme over at ThemeFurnace named Martial. We designed this with a traditional blog layout aimed at bloggers, writers, photographers and other content creators. The theme has a large “hero” header area where you can draw your reader’s attention to some introductory text about you or your site, along with buttons and a social media icons area.

We have produced a free version also for WPLift readers which you can download from our Free WordPress themes section here on WPLift.


As with all our themes at ThemeFurnace, this is released under a GPL License so you are able to use it in anyway you see fit – feel free to use this for personal or commercial uses, share it, offer it for download, modify it – what ever you like!

Use these links to view the theme demo and instantly download Martial. Please leave us a review if you decide to use the theme!

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About The Theme

We have used a large “Hero” header area where you can upload a background image, some introductory text and a title along with some buttons to link to parts of your site and also a social media icons area so you can link to your profiles.

We have built some nice features for this hero area into the customizer – you can blur the background image and overlay it with a color and change the opacity to get it looking how you want.

For Martial we decided to build a custom author profile widget for the sidebar, so you can upload your photo and write about yourself and again, link out to your social media profiles.


Another custom widget we have built just for this theme is a popular / recent posts widget so you can draw people’s attention to your most successful content from the sidebar.


You are able to set a date range for the popular widget to highlight posts from the last week, month or all time and choose how many items to display.


Martial has WooCommerce support, so you can also use this theme to sell your goods and services online.

Finally, as with all with our themes, it’s responsive so will look good on all devices from mobiles to desktop displays.

Theme Features

  • Customizer – All options can be set in the Customizer
  • Logos – Upload custom logos for header and footer
  • Hero Header – Upload a Hero Image, Text and Buttons
  • Hero Header Image – Set an overlay color, blur and opacity for hero image
  • Social Media Icons – Add links to your profiles in the header
  • Custom Fonts – Choose from hundreds of Google Fonts
  • Author Bio Widget – Set an Author bio with photo and social media links
  • Recent / Popular Widget – Show your popular and recent posts by time scale
  • Custom Buttons – Styling for different size and color buttons
  • FontAwesome -Include any icon from FontAwesome.
  • Sweet post styling – Check the Styleguide for default styling
  • eCommerce – Full Support for WooCommerce

Information & Documentation

Theme Info
Version: 1.0.1
License: GNU General Public License v2 or later
License URI:

Upload and activate the theme and then head over to the customizer to start changing the options, we have pre-configured the theme for you so you can make changes as necessary. Visit “Appearance” > “Widgets” to configure our custom author widget where you can upload your photo, about me text and social media profiles. Use the Recent / Popular widget and set a date range for the display of this widget.


If you require support for this theme, you will require a membership at ThemeFurnace which costs $49 per year and includes access to our customer support forums and 17 other WordPress themes. You can find out more here.

Download The Theme

Use these links to view the theme demo and instantly download Martial.

View Demo »  Get Hosting »

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Oliver Dale is the founder of Kooc Media, An Internet Company based in Manchester, UK. I founded WPLift and ThemeFurnace, find out more on my Personal Blog. Thanks!

10 thoughts on “Free Theme Release from WPLift: Martial, A Modern Blog Theme with WooCommerce Support

  1. This would be a good fit for a non profit I work for. Will you be providing updates for the free version, or only for the paid subscription version?

  2. I’m unclear on what the difference is between your free version and the version on ThemeFurnace. Is it just support? Are the features exactly the same otherwise? Thanks.

    • The paid version includes a section in the Customizer where you can change all the colors on the site with a color-picker tool. The price also includes 17 of our other themes and support.

  3. In the free version of the theme, the Hero header will be visible on just the homepage or all pages and posts? Is there any way to make it show on just the homepage?
    Great theme btw. :)

    • Thanks :)
      The hero header currently displays on each page, it should be simple enough to remove it from pages you dont want it on.
      If you need help – give me a shout!

      • Thanks for that! Can you tell me what’d be the easiest edit to show the hero header on the homepage, but hide it from all other pages and posts and archives? :)

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