As is customary for WordPress.com, the site has released several new themes this week that are immediately available to the site’s subscribers. All three newly added themes are unique and each offer their own style along with strengths for personal blogging, publishing photographic content and more.
The first theme is called Handmade and was created by premium theme company Obox Design. Handmade is marketed as “a beautiful retro-styled blogging theme for foodies and crafters, designed with love by the folks at Obox Themes. Focusing on an amazing attention to detail and gorgeous typography, everything in Handmade has had hours of attention poured into it. Tender, loving care would be an understatement. Handmade can be trusted to display your gallery and blog posts in the best way possible on a small screen. It works well across all screens whether that be tablet, PC or even mobile.”
The responsive consideration that Obox has put into the Handmade download means that visitors who are viewing your site from an iPhone, iPad, Android, Samsung Galaxy, Blackberry or other small screen device will not be forced to horizontally thumb-scroll and pinch their way through pages. A customized view is provided to fit all screen sizes, and this is done automatically; without having to manipulate any code.
You can visit the theme showcase to read more about the Handmade theme or simply go to the Appearance tab within your WordPress Dashboard and activate the theme to make it the default platform for your website.
The next theme to be showcased and put into the hands of WordPress.com users this week is called Untitled and was created by Nate Schaumburg of Blank Themes. Appropriately named, the company specializes is creating downloads that are fully functional yet easily adjusted by the webmaster in order to obtain just the right fit for a large variety of websites.
If you’re seeking out a simple theme that is capable of publishing high quality photographic content, videos, and which also contains a full-width front page content slider, then Untitled may be a unique fit for your site’s goals. The theme supports post formats and boasts a mini carousel that appears on single pages.
On A Whim WordPress Theme
The third theme made available for WordPress.com subscribers on Thursday was On A Whim, which is aimed at those who use their website as a personal blogging platform. Designed by Meagan Fisher Owltastic, the theme is both colorful and capable of publishing your content and organizing it in a way that is easy to view from the front-end.
You’ll notice that the sidebar for this theme is placed by default on the right-hand side and is fully widgetized for those who wish to insert recent comments, meta info and even recent Tweets within this region. Having a way to publish a social media feed directly on the homepage allows readers to keep up with your new posts more easily and is also great for encouraging communication between fans and authors of a particular website.
As with the vast majority of commonly used premium WordPress themes out there on the market today, these three offerings that are now available for WordPress.com subscribers do not require any code manipulation in order to work on your website. All you have to do is simply go to the Appearance > Themes tab (located on the left-hand menu of your WordPress Dashboard) if you are a WordPress.com member and activate the theme of your choice. Once this is done, you’ll be able to seamlessly perform major changes on your website from a traditional Control Panel layout that will allow you to focus the vast majority of your time on actual content generation rather than programming. To find out more about these latest theme additions, visit WordPress.com.