Two new free themes from Automattic are now available at WordPress.org.
Long a popular business theme over at WordPress.com, Motif now makes its debut in the WordPress.org directory. A fork of Okay Themes’ Paradigm theme, Motif was completely overhauled by Frank Klein on both the design and code fronts, resulting in a responsive theme well suited to companies and organizations looking for a professional and contemporary web presence.
Designed by Davide “Folletto” Casali and developed by Caroline Moore, Capoverso is named after an Italian word for the indent in the first line of a paragraph. Davide describes its inspiration:
Capoverso was born as a minimalist typographic theme that could be massively customized with just a couple of images, allowing the expression of the author’s personality in a rich yet simple way. This shows at its best on the homepage: a full-screen image that has large text and the main navigation beneath. Just a couple of tweaks and it’s really your theme.
Two themes, two distinctive personalities: enjoy Motif and Capoverso!
Created by Thomas Guillot, Sequential is a multi-purpose business theme featuring three custom page templates, including a special homepage layout and one for a grid page. It supports Jetpack Site Logos and is now available in the WordPress.org theme directory, ripe for downloading.
Discover Intergalactic, a new free theme designed by Mel Choyce and developed by Caroline Moore. With prominent featured images, high-contrast typography, and a slide-out side panel for menu and widgets, Intergalactic makes a bold statement while keeping the focus on your images and text. Download it from the WordPress.org directory or explore the demo.
Penscratch, a crisp new theme designed and developed by Caroline Moore, made its debut in the WordPress.org directory this week.
“Penscratch was inspired by a similar portfolio theme, Sketch, which I designed for visual art. I wanted a clean, minimalist theme with a similar look and feel, but tailored to writers.”
With support for Jetpack Site Logos and special styling for pull quotes, Penscratch is worth checking out.
Minnow, a new free theme designed by Automattic’s Mel Choyce and developed by Caroline Moore, is now available for download in the WordPress.org directory. Looking for a fresh, clean theme perfect for a contemporary blog? Give Minnow a spin.
We’re tremendously pleased to announce the WordPress.org launch of three gorgeous portfolio themes and two elegant business themes by Automattic.
Espied, Illustratr, and Sketch take advantage of the portfolio custom post type available through Jetpack to let your projects shine. Illustratr was designed by Thomas Guillot and Sketch is by illustrator and web developer Caroline Moore. Espied was created by Takashi Irie, designer of the upcoming Twenty Fifteen default theme.
Edin and Goran both showcase your company or organization through an optional front-page template featuring a large full-bleed featured image. A grid page template provides the perfect place to display a range of information, like team members, case studies, or services. Thomas designed Goran, a child theme of Edin, and collaborated on Edin with Takashi.
We hope you enjoy these new themes – let us know what you think!
A trio of themes from Automattic designers has launched in the WordPress.org Theme Directory.
Designed by Tammie Lister, Adaption has a bold, contemporary, vibe. It features full-width images, two widget areas, and an optional third column.
Looking for an uncluttered single-column theme with strong typography? Check out Bosco, crafted by Frank Klein.
Isola was inspired by a “less is more” philosophy and influenced by mobile design patterns. This minimalist theme was designed by Joen Asmussen, with web development by Caroline Moore.
All three themes are responsive, and look gorgeous on devices both small and large.
Kelly, a colorful personal-blogging theme designed by Automattic’s Kelly Hoffman, is now available for download from the WordPress.org Theme Directory. Here’s how Kelly explains the creative inspiration for her namesake:
I really wanted to keep it simple but fun, which is why I went with bold splashes of color and large type. I went with the complementary color palate of reddish orange and green as a fun reference to my red hair and green eyes.
Over the last few months, Automattic has released a half-dozen new free themes in the WordPress.org theme directory, ranging from stylish personal blogging themes to photo-intensive portfolio themes.
Meet the class of 2014:
Designed by Automattic’s Dan Hauk, Pictorico is a snazzy portfolio theme with large featured images and a classy post slider.
Caroline Moore launched three flexible blog-oriented themes of her own design: Fictive, as well as Quadra and Circa, both child themes of Hexa. All take attractive advantage of post formats, with charming use of colorful geometric icons throughout.
Tonal is Tammie Lister‘s debut solo theme in the WordPress.org directory. Tonal’s graceful, minimalist look also comes with a bonus: change the site’s background color to a shade of your liking and the theme automatically adjusts the typography to ensure your text stays clean and readable.
Musicians have been taking full advantage of Singl‘s strong, contemporary vibe. Crafted by Thomas Guillot, it serves its creative niche with polish and panache.
We hope you enjoy our Spring Collection!
Delve into the Underscores starter theme in Jeff Chandler’s WP Tavern interview with Automattic code wrangler Konstantin Obenland. Find out how it’s meant to be used in theme development and how to contribute to the project, and explore a sampling of the outstanding sites built using Underscores.