Sundance is Now Available for Sites

Sundance — a brand new free video theme brought to you by the team here at Automattic is now available in the official WordPress Themes Directory.

Author: Takashi Irie

I'm a designer, father, husband, and house music lover living in the UK. I work at Automattic; the people who make, Jetpack, and a whole bunch of cool stuff.

10 thoughts on “Sundance is Now Available for Sites”

  1. Hey Takeshi – this theme looks great. I’ve often thought about making a video theme but never actually gotten around to doing it.

    One comment though – the theme demo on WordPress extend is rubbish – it doesn’t show off any of the custom features and functionality of the theme. It’s a shame cos the theme itself is great and I will be digging deep into it to see how you’ve put things together.

    1. Hi Ben,

      Did you mean the preview, right? Although what we see through the preview is not something I’ve setup as a demo, I agree the preview should work better, or even better if we can add a link to a demo site on the theme page!

      Nowadays a lot themes have its custom options and theme developers are not able to show off the juicy bits through the preview.

      For users who want to see the proper demo stie for Sundance theme, here is the URL:

      1. Yeah – the preview is exactly what I meant. Having custom post types, and admin settings, and widgets etc will make the preview site look less than optimal.

        Perhaps there could be an optional demo url in the theme settings (styles.css)? Then the preview can be overriden to show a real site example.

    2. Ben,

      > Perhaps there could be an optional demo url in the theme settings (styles.css)?

      I haven’t heard of it though, I wish there was something like that.

    1. The Gravatars appear when a blog has more than one authors who published a post. The idea behind this is that there is not much point displaying the same Gravaters if a blog is a single author blog. Do you have more than one authors who published a post in your blog?

      1. Just added a new user on my blog and it looks great now with the gravatar. I think it would be better if the readme file explains this cool feature. thanks

    1. Hi there, if you need help with a self-hosted WordPress site, you can try posting in the support forums here: Or, first search for your theme in the directory and then post in its dedicated support forum.

      If your site is on, there are helpful folks in those forums too: Here are some tips on getting help in the forums. Be sure to include a link to your site no matter which forum you post in. All the best!

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