Meet Hive

Hive is a lifestyle blog WordPress theme for people seeking for a timeless look.

What’s Inside

Customize it to fit your needs

By using the default WordPress Customizer, you can change your website’s layout, buttons, fonts, and everything in between in a matter of minutes. Make this lifestyle blog WordPress theme feel like you without any coding skills.
unique typography elements for this lifestyle blog WordPress theme
Beautiful Type

Use the unique typography elements

Dropcaps, columns, highlights, you have them all to create a one of a kind website.
 
With the help of these custom typography elements, you can be sure that your blog posts will get the attention they deserve. 
adaptive layouts for Hive
VERSATILE LAYOUTS

Highlight each post with adaptive layouts

Each blog post’s layout will automatically adapt to the type of content you publish.
 
This way, you have the freedom to mix-and-match portrait images and long titles and be sure that your articles look spotless.
flexible home page that adapts to different post formats
Meaningful Design

Adjust the home page to any content

With Hive, you can change how your blog posts look on the home page by using post formats
 
No matter if they are just text, images, videos, audio files — you name it, your engaging stories will always look good.
advanced colors and fonts customization for your lifestyle blog with Style Manager
More Customizations

Apply color palettes with a few clicks

By using Style Manager, our friendly customization tool, you can choose from a wide variety of color palettes and fonts or create yours and apply them instantly.
 
Everyone’s different, and your blog should offer your audience a one of a kind experience.
Gutenberg Ready WordPress Theme
Updated Features

Publish easily with the new editor

Gutenberg is here to stay, and you can take full advantage of its great features.
 
Hive is fully integrated with the new block editor, and that means you can write articles or create pages easy and fast.
Premium Assistance

Get premium assistance from real people

No robots or automated messages will stand in your way. Our teammates are ready to answer all your questions or concerns so that you get the job done
 
Besides, Hive has a comprehensive knowledge base available directly in your Dashboard, so you’re never alone in this adventure.
  • Easy translation

    You can make room for a bunch of cul­tures to enjoy your sto­ries. Our themes have a good deal with WPML (WordPress Multilingual Plugin), which means is ful­ly com­pat­i­ble.

  • Good SEO practices you can trust

    Google ranking is relevant on multiple levels: it places you in the big league of bloggers, and it keeps you there. We covered all the responsible SEO practice for a killer start.

  • Fast loading speeds

    You won’t just get the looks but also the speed your website deserves – that’s why we paid extra atten­tion to do every­thing is nec­es­sary for your site to run faster and smoother than ever.

  • Mobile and responsive ready

    Its ver­sa­tile design match­es mobile devices’ require­ments and allows every­thing to run smooth­ly and effi­cient­ly. Now, your con­tent is cer­tain­ly where it deserves—in the spot­light.

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Other Features

We got you cov­ered by offer­ing every­thing you need to achieve results. With us, you are in great hands regard­ing the set of fea­tures that bring real val­ue in the long run.

Write meaningful stories with this lifestyle blog WordPress theme!

Build a top-notch blog where the content is where it should be: in the spotlight.

An online journal for The Globe Setters community, cultivating the art of living and travel.

The Wardrobe Detectives's site built by Gabi Conac, a personal stylist from Calgary, Canada.

A blog for the KptnCook mobile app, built to share delicious recipes from food bloggers.

The LEP's site built for a publishing house founded in 1979 in Switzerland.

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Sites built on Hive

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Product Reviews

Overall rating:
4.91 out of 5
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Melanie Brand, I'm a copywriter from Bamberg, Germany.
Customer support
Newbie in using WordPress

1. The great design
2. I could not see any downsides so far
3. The pixelgrade support is really unique – the “big players” should learn from you!! I wouldn’t buy from any other provider, even if the themes were only half as cool 🙂 Unconditional recommendation!

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Lokesh Umak, Writer from Pune, India
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Expert in using WordPress

Good, some of them still need to work… especially the header area should have a subscribe button and the footer looks good and simple. I like simple and clean but below swipe bar sometimes annoying. Get rid of it. And future update required.

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Jack Baty, Web project manager from Grand Rapids, Michigan
Customer support
Proficient in using WordPress

I purchased the theme a while back and keep coming back to it. It works the way I expect it to and looks great. Pixelgrade’s support, on the few occasions when I needed it, was outstanding.

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Alin Clamba's response (Pixelgrade team)

Thanks for trusting and sticking with us for so long, Jack. It means the world to us. ❤️

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C. Mansfield, Travel Writers Online based in UK
Customer support
Proficient in using WordPress

Travel Writers Online were looking for a strong serif font face and a theme that put the blog posts on the front page. Hive does this with ease and had a clean black and white designer feel that showcased the literary writing that we do. No real downsides yet. We are also experimenting with Google Adsense to help support our writing and to help advise our students who are bloggers and writers on the best ways to make a living from their literary work. Hive just picked up the Adsense ads and they worked from the start. Our online course is the next element to add and Pixelgrade have bundled a free form generator that we can use to collect course registrations.

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Alin Clamba's response (Pixelgrade team)

Keep up the great work you do with the Travel Writers Online, Charles. 👏

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Jolyn Janis, Creative Director from Austin Texas
Design quality
Proficient in using WordPress

The themes with Pixelgrade are some of the most well designed, classy ones I’ve found. I chose Hive because it was a blog that felt like a nice design magazine, though all of them are nice, in my opinion. The customer service is always pretty fast and very personable and friendly. I didn’t take advantage of the Facebook group that much, but it looked like an amazing resource for others to figure things out together.

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Alin Clamba's response (Pixelgrade team)

Thanks for trusting and choosing us, Jolyn. You are doing a great job, too. 👏

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lawf1009, Publisher, author, consultant
Customization level
Proficient in using WordPress

The professional design of the Hive theme was foremost in drawing me to the product. I continue to receive compliments about the design which enhances the rich content Narrative Paths Journal offers. The value was immediate once I learned the basics. Educating myself as to its potential is an ongoing process. I appreciate the intuitive nature of Pixelgrade and the Hive theme. Adaptability continues to be a strong point. Can there be improvements – that’s the nature of technology. The Pixelgrade team is professional, knowledgable and supportive.

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Alin Clamba's response (Pixelgrade team)

Thank you for your sincere and practical review, Frank. You are also doing a great job with the Narrative Journal, and we’re always honored to help people with great ideas and projects. Keep up the good job! 👏

Stephanie, Community Support Associate from USA

I bought this theme pretty skeptical and with a little anxiety, because I wasn’t sure I could justify the expense for a personal/early professional blog when I could do the coding myself. But although I can do the coding myself, an hour into playing with the Hive theme I am so, so glad I didn’t. I am thrilled to say all that worry was unnecessary, because the Style Manager and theme options make my life so. much. easier.

Anyway — sorry for my earlier skepticism. 🙂 I just wanted to share my joy (and relief!) at having invested in such a professional-looking and powerful theme!

Oana Filip's response (Pixelgrade team)

It’s okay, and it happens to the best of us. I am more than happy that things worked out and you are satisfied with our product. 🤘

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Pia Ersfeld, Lifestyle blogger from Germany

The team of Pixelgrade assisted me greatly during the time I customized the theme a bit to make it even more puristic. They helped me quickly and with lots of useful information. I am very happy to have this support and can highly recommend this friendly group of theme designers!

Oana Filip's response (Pixelgrade team)

Hi, Pia! Thank you for your kind words. We are truly grateful to have you onboard. 💜

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Gabi Conac, Fashion Blogger from Canada

We did careful research and we could not decide on a theme because all the fashion-related ones were “cookie-cutter” design. Hive clicked instantly because it was special – timeless, easy to use and accessible.

Oana Filip's response (Pixelgrade team)

Keep being awesome Gabi! Long live fashion lovers who are eager to educate us all. Cheers!

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Nicki, Lifestyle Blogger from Germany

I like the — let’s say — mas­cu­line design of the tem­plate that suits a rebel. I didn’t want to have this kind of typ­i­cal female style design on my blog.

I love its sim­plic­i­ty. It’s just an end­less stream of con­tent. Hive pro­motes diver­si­ty through its adapt­abil­i­ty to every kind of for­mat you want to post. This makes it excit­ing although it’s very sim­ple.

Oana Filip's response (Pixelgrade team)

Thank you, Nicki! Hive looks great on your blog and I am curious to see how you will continue to play around with our WordPress theme. 😋

  • What will I need to use this theme?

    You will need your own domain and a web hosting with the current WordPress version installed. To make things easier for you, we recommend the Flywheel hosting company.

  • Can I customize the themes?

    Yes, all of our themes are licensed under GPL (like Word­Press itself), so you can cus­tomize them with no restric­tions. Feel free to adapt it to your own writing or business needs!

  • Do I need to purchase any plugins?

    This theme does not need premium plugins to configure it as showcased in the demo. Some plugins might require premium licenses for advanced features but that’s not a requirement.

  • Does this theme use a page builder?

    You should be able to run any page builder of your choice (Elementor, Divi, Visual Composer or others) with no problem. All this said we didn't use one when creating this theme.

  • Can I use the themes for client work?

    If it’s just one client, sure. If you’re a freelancer or a small agency that wants to create multiple websites for clients, you can pick the Themes Bundle plan and have unlimited access to all of our themes to build as many websites that you want.

  • What is your refund policy?

    Although we don’t think you’ll ever want a refund, our goal is always to be fair and reasonable. The refund policy is not any different: we offer a 14–days no‐risk money back guarantee on all of our themes. No questions asked!

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