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Our Uku Theme gets a New Design Style and Second Live Demo

Our Uku WordPress theme gets a new update (version 1.1) today. It comes with optimized theme options and some smaller CSS optimizations and bugfixes, but the best part is a complete new design style option. Now you can choose between the “standard” design style and the new Uku “neo” design style in the theme options. The new style has a fresh, open design. It uses a serif font for titles (the Source Serif Pro Google font). All other text styles use the modern, fresh looking sans-serif font “Poppins”. Most titles are shown on a white background in the Uku neo design style, which brings a light feel to the theme.


The Overlay area (viewable via the menu button) is a fullscreen area in the new Uku neo design style. Next to the website title and description text is shows your main menu and an optional Off Canvas widget area. The Featured Sections (Top and Bottom) both have a little bit different layout and the Front page About area has a fullwidth image and right-aligned text on the image.


The New Uku Demo Page

To be able to show you the new design options in the best possible way, we also prepared a new overview demo page for Uku and a new live demo. This way you can easily compare the two different styles. The Uku Taupo live demo shows the Uku standard design style and Uku Pirongia the new Uku neo style. And yes, we are planing to add further live demos and new features and styles for Uku in the upcoming months :)

Both demo files are available to you in the main theme folder (or in the demo folder for Theme Bundle users). So you can import the live demo data and use it as a starting point to build your own website with Uku. You can of course also use all the images we included in the demos.

The New Theme Options in the Dashboard

In addition to the new design style option you can also choose to hide the sidebar on single posts or on the Front page only. To hide the sidebar on pages individually, you can choose the “No Sidebar” page template. You can now also include small CSS snippets directly via the Theme Options panel (under General).

Your Feedback

We hope you like the new, second design option for Uku as well as the new live demo. We would love to hear your feedback and suggestions for Uku theme optimizations. We are excited to hear your ideas for new theme features and options and we will try to include all your suggestions into theme over time. Just write us a comment!

Join the conversation

  1. Luisa

    Hi, we are using this theme and for some reason the images disappear. I’ve noticed the same thing in the live demo when we first considered this theme all the images were blank. I thought since it was a new theme you were still uploading content to the demo but now that I’m building the site, images flash and then they disappear. I tried the theme forum but I’m sort of on a deadline :(

    1. Hi Luisa,
      I think I fixed the error (it was caused when Javascript was deactivated). So I included a check for Javascript first, before included the image fade in effect. It should work now and you can download the latest theme version via your download link now.
      Please let me know, if you have any further issues or questions regarding Uku!
      Best, Ellen

  2. Hi Luisa,
    I’m so sorry that you are experiencing difficulties with the images in the theme. Can you let me know, which browser you are using and if you are maybe not seeing the same issue using an alternative browser (this way I could see, if it’s a browser related issue).
    But I think it’s a problem with the fade in script of the images, if Javascript is not active. I will prepare a fallback right now. I will let you know, once you can download the theme again with the fix (using your original download link).
    Thanks so much for your patience!
    Best, Ellen

  3. Hallo Ellen,
    ich bin schockverliebt in UKU! :-)
    Gerne würde ich mich erkundigen, inwieweit man die Stile der beiden Demovarianten verknüpfen kann. Ist das relativ einfach über CSS möglich? Ferner, steht schon fest, wann die dritte Demovariante veröffentlicht wird? Ist geplant, dass man die Startseite zB im Rahmen eines späteren Updates flexibel gestalten und die einzelnen Blöcke nach eigenem Gusto anordnen bzw. bei jedem Block das Blockdesign auswählen kann (feature request)? Und da Du oben schreibst, dass das Theme noch um weitere Features ergänzt werden soll… kannst Du da schon aus dem Nähkästchen plaudern, in welche Richtung das gehen wird?
    Vielen Dank und liebe Grüße, Heike

  4. Nishita Kumar

    I just purchased your themes bundle and am trying out the Uku theme. I want to customize it to get the look of the Tikioki in the demo. But there doesn’t seem to be a straight forward way to do it? The documentation does not say anything about how to create the Tikioki look using the Uku theme. Also, your forums link is broken.

    If I need additional support, how do I reach out for help?

    1. Hi Nishita,

      I’m so sorry for the broken link, I will update that. You can ask for support by emailing directly to You can also find a ‘Get help’ button in your customer account under ‘Order Details’.

      Regarding your question: You can get the look of the ‘Tikioki’ demo by choosing the ‘Serif’ Design Style in the Customizer under ‘Theme Options’. Then you can add additional content sections via the ‘Blog Front Page’ menu item in the Customizer.

      If you need further help with the theme set up, please let us know via the support email.

      Thanks so much for your patience,

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