Stretch 1.0 Child Theme Available

We are happy to announce the release of the Stretch 1.0 child theme. This theme works on the Genesis Framework and can be downloaded by Pro Plus members in the My StudioPress member area. Others can purchase the package here.

Stretch Child Theme

The Stretch theme is the 20th theme released here which has been developed to be mobile responsive in design. View all responsive WordPress themes.

Theme Features

The Stretch child theme includes the following features: 6 color styles, custom menus, featured images, fixed width, mobile responsive, theme options.

Take the Stretch theme for a test drive…


  1. Great job!
    I have been looking for something like this.
    Keep up the good work!

  2. What a cool theme!
    I love how different it is! Way to go on cutting edge designs :)

  3. Nice going, for many customers responsive is still something they only want if it does not cost extra…
    First time I see the rem values in the wild! Great that you put links to more info in the stylesheet…
    I just started checking responsive layouts on a Nexus 7, that opens up a whole new can of worms. Different dpi densities make the viewports less predicable.

    Thanks for paving the way here…

  4. What, no sidebar for widgets?

  5. I really love the design but I see no options for menu areas. Also, a pop up with the featured image loads with the page that only has the image URL followed by a question mark. You have to click ok (or yes whatever it is) in order for the featured image to load.


    Also, the numeric count overlays the category and tag links on the homepage. Help? I have uninstalled it for now because of these issues but would like to figure it out. I don’t see anything in the Read Me about this.

    • We found the issues – check back on the downloads page in a bit. If you see a version 1.0.1 there, you can download and try that one.

      • That was quick. Thank you very much! I will keep an eye open for the update

        • Randy – check the My StudioPress downloads page. The theme has been bumped to 1.0.1 with the fixes.

          • I am in the middle of editing a video for someone but as soon as I am through I can’t wait to mess around 1.0.1 … thank you so much for the speedy response and fix! :)

          • It still says that it supports 0 menus :-/

          • I feel terrible with all my bug hunting but I found another one. On the homepage the numbers get lost in the numerical navigation area. I have left the theme live on my blog if you want to see what I am seeing.

          • Hi Randy
            Do you mean the post numbers 1,2,3…. up to 255?
            They look OK to me.

            OK in Chrome and IE.

          • Yeah Keith. I am using Chrome too and they look fine on the default color scheme but they get lost in the other color schemes. I just switched back to the default.

            My biggest remaining issue is the 0 menus.

          • I just put the custom menu widget into the “Header right” widget area. I don’t know if that is the intended way for this to work but … it’s working :)

          • Looks good Randy and looks like a custom menu in the header right is the way to go.
            Are those background images taken from your images or are they part of the theme?

          • All of the images are featured images from my posts. That’s another *very* cool part about this theme. Some of them are stockphoto I have purchased but the default one (on pages without a featured image is something I drew on my iPad :).

            LOVE this theme. I also build websites for other people and one client is going bonkers for this theme too. :)

          • Yes… looking at your site has made me think about using it on a blog of mine.

            I thought the images might be featured images, but small featured images, which I have on my blog, would look pretty poor blown up to full page size.

            I’ll have a play this weekend.

          • Well, some of mine were blurred a little bit but with it being in the back ground … it really isn’t that noticeable. I am not that technically proficient but however they are causing that to automatically happen is doing a really good job from what I can tell. This is definitely my favorite theme so far and I have been a Studiopress fan for a *very* long time.

    • The menu is in the header right widget area. :)

      Tutorial to set it up like the demo is in the member’s portal, right next to the download link.

  6. Now that is different and definately not a theme that needs sidebars.
    Congratulations to Studiopress for coming up with something like nothing else I’ve seen.
    I’m already writing my review….

  7. Is there anyway whe can follow on what studiopress is working beside this blog? I check this blog everyday but it’s always a surprise. Like to know a little bit faster lol :)

  8. when i saw the demo (on my phone) yesterday … my thought was that i want to get at this code & use it as a page template & be able to share articles and such with this style.

    I look forward to playing with this & thanks StudioPress crew.

  9. AWESOME! Thank you so much for creating a theme like this. I have received several requests for this type of design. Not being much of a code wrangler myself, I tried a couple times with other themes and was never satisfied. Getting ready to use this theme on a project today! Thank You Studiopress team!

    Have a great day!

  10. This must be the ultimate writter’s theme. You can read the story with no distraction and the background image projects the story even further in the mind of the reader. It really creates the feeling you are there. Excellent work from you guys.

  11. Really like how different this theme is compared to all others. Great work and hope to see more variety.

  12. This is the second theme released after Executive. What about the magazine style theme promised after Executive??

    >Brian Gardner says:
    >October 17, 2012 at 6:08 am
    >And for what it’s worth, an updated magazine/news style theme is definitely planned, after the release of Executive.

  13. I love how you guys are experimenting with various designs/looks. How many times can you do the slider with 3 widgets on the home page thing? Or the standard content with sidebar thing for the blog page?

    Well done! :)

  14. Simply beautiful. Josh Stauffer approved. 😉

  15. Each time you come out with a new theme I think of a ton of uses. Loving this one too. Simple, beautiful. Thanks.

  16. Cristian O. Balan :

    This is the first StudioPress that I love design and idea… :)

  17. Great theme for it’s purpose. Love the new css organization and the fact that you use em, rem, and %. I learn new stuff with every theme you make. Thanks for spending your time improving and giving it to us.

  18. The Stretch 1.0 theme is the “little black dress” of WordPress themes.
    It may not have been designed by Coco Chanel, but it’s simple, sophisticated and absolutely stunning!
    Review just finished…

  19. The Background image only for the blog posting or also for pages ?

  20. Nice to see an official StudioPress release along these lines. Looking forward to seeing some more advanced responsive themes in a similar style!

  21. Thank you for another nice theme also upgrading our MyStudiopress panel. it is really usefull now.

  22. Really beautiful theme. Simple, elegant, original. I love it. I’ve got several “serious” blogs that are monetized, and I’m using other StudioPress themes for those at the moment. I’m looking for a theme for my personal blog, which I’m starting in the new year, and I think Stretch might be it.