Scrawl, a new monochromatic theme designed by Automattic’s Caroline Moore, is available at WordPress.org for self-hosted sites. Featured images get bold treatment on single posts, while snazzy image captions and pull-quote styles add pizzazz to your text. A slide-out sidebar provides easy access to secondary content like social links, a custom menu, and widgets. Download Scrawl or check out the demo.
“Ryu was my initial inspiration for Hew. I wanted to create a personal-blogging theme which shows an author’s identity – via Gravatar logo and social media links in the header – while staying focused on their content.”
“Sobe was inspired by the popularity of one of my other themes, Pachyderm. I wanted to create a theme with a similar look and feel in a more updated style. The color palette was drawn from a trip to South Beach, Miami–hence, the theme name.”
Adding widgets turns Sobe’s single-column layout into a two-column format; Sobe also supports a site logo upload with the Jetpack plugin. Get aquainted with Sobe by visiting the demo site or take it for a spin by downloading it from the theme repo.
Two fresh photoblogging themes crafted by Automattic’s Thomas Guillot are now available to download in the WordPress.org theme directory.
Boardwalk features an unconventional horizontal-scrolling blog stream and large portrait-oriented featured images, as seen on the demo site. A child theme of Boardwalk, Cubic showcases square featured images in a large grid layout. Check out the demo site to see how the theme makes the most of strong photos.
Designed by Automattic’s Ola Laczek, Sela puts a vibrant spin on the business theme and is now available for download at WordPress.org. With plenty of space to accommodate large images, Sela puts the focus on your company with a bold front-page template and a grid-page template perfect for showcasing products or services. With Jetpack, you’ll also get integrated testimonials and the option to upload a logo graphic. Sela is a beautiful canvas on which to tell your business’s story and looks great on all devices, from desktop to mobile. Download it now or check out the demo site.
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.
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!
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 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.”