A Duo of New Themes: Motif and Capoverso

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.

Motif

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.

Capoverso

Two themes, two distinctive personalities: enjoy Motif and Capoverso!

Penscratch

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.

Penscratch screenshot

Adaption, Bosco & Isola – Three New Free Themes

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.

Adaption

Adaption

Looking for an uncluttered single-column theme with strong typography? Check out Bosco, crafted by Frank Klein.

Bosco

Bosco

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.

Isola

Isola

All three themes are responsive, and look gorgeous on devices both small and large.

Meet Kelly

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.

Kelly