New Theme: Vostok

Vostok is an elegant one-column theme sporting a dark background and light text that is readable and easy on the eyes. The minimal layout is perfect for publishing your personal lifestream in a clutter-free layout.

Vostok's layout is simple and clutter-free.

Options include a custom header image, custom background image and color, and a full navigation menu in the header. For a completely steamlined look—and to put the focus completely on your content—both the header image and header navigation menu are hidden unless you choose to display them.

Example display using a custom image header and full navigation menu in the header.

Two columns at the bottom of the page are ready for all your widgets, and a full page navigation menu is always visible in the footer.

Two-column widget area below the main content.

The Vostok theme is now available for your WordPress.com blog and, for self-hosted WordPress.org blogs, from vostoktheme.com.


Missing out on the latest WordPress.com developments? Enter your email below to receive future announcements direct to your inbox. An email confirmation will be sent before you will start receiving notifications - please check your spam folder if you don't receive this.

Join 16,918,382 other followers

Lance Willett

  • May 4, 2010 @ 10:15 am
  • Themes

217 Comments

Comments are closed.

  1. alex wyler

    Nice! I like it!

    Like

  2. Palak Mathur

    Nice! But not as good as previous few! But individually it is good!!

    Like

  3. shamballa9944

    Very nice… Peaceful.

    Like

  4. sylviahubbard1

    Though clean, I’m so fond of sidebars I just can’t use this, but I’ll keep it in mind for the VideoPress blog I was thinking of. This makes a great theme for a channel. Thanks.

    Like

  5. weavehole

    Right purdy.

    Like

  6. jayantraj7

    Rubbish theme this time… Structure theme was very good.

    Like

  7. Ummati

    This is a nice Theme. I will to try it. Thank you.

    Like

  8. Andrew

    Nice man! Love black… my favorite.

    Like

  9. KaushiK™

    It would have been better if there was a wider column choice as well. I saw the demo, looks good though. But it seems there will be too much chaos in the footer area.

    Like

  10. ileaneb

    This will be great for using your logo as the header image and my Twitter or Buzz stream as content. Thanks.

    Like

  11. dom

    Awesome! I’m gonna use a new theme for my blog when summer starts and this one just might be my pick. :)

    Great work, as always! :)

    Like

  12. taytom

    This is so nice…

    Like

  13. arali2008

    Yes, yes, yes. Specifically for the sporting image, perhaps also for other special images. It’s beautiful. Congratulations.

    Like

  14. dismas not dimas

    Thanks for the theme… good creation… what a nice dark themes.

    Like

  15. rubiescorner

    WordPress has come up with another creative idea! Thanks!

    Like

  16. Stanciu Floryn

    Wow. I love colors, but I hate one-column templates!

    Like

  17. kodegeek

    Awesome, let me try it.

    Like

  18. Big Roy

    Neat indeed but colours used are a little like one of the existing themes… :)

    Like

  19. Lagunatic

    I got all excited when I saw the “Vo” in hopes that the rest would be “dka”….but this is great too.

    Like

  20. Mukundh

    Good work! Was looking forward to a one-column theme. Thanks! :D

    Like

  21. Mike

    Sorry. I’d still prefer a Blogger style template designer than themes with options. I can never get the options to change the things that I want to change, like fonts, type size, number of footer widgets, colours…

    I find many of these new themes have text that is too small for me. Twenty Ten is better but lacks the options to make it look as I want.

    You need to create a Blogger/Squarespace type dashboard area where I can set the template to look as I want it. A couple of options simply doesn’t offer sufficient choice.

    Like

  22. lightsound4rent

    This is great.

    Like

  23. neoconjure

    Sure! This seems decent and worth for giving a try!

    Like

  24. AKHMAD SUDRAJAT

    I think It is suitable for young peoples. Thank you.

    Like

  25. Chee Yi

    Sweet and minimalistic. I like it. =)

    Like

  26. guard13007

    Looks like a good theme, but I’m afraid I won’t be using it. Sorry, but I like my current theme.

    Like

  27. Risa Triandari

    Custom background image and color? Wow that is pretty new in WordPress, I think? Good job! :D

    Like

  28. Sajib

    Well, it’s great to see regular release of new and gorgeous themes. But one column theme is just not right for me. :-( Couldn’t be happy with it. It will help others who are OK with one column.

    Like

  29. yoriyuliandra

    Awesome… Theme and theme again. Keep up guys. It makes WP better.

    Like

  30. M Shodiq Mustika

    A very beautiful minimalist design. I think it is perfect for personal blogs highlighting photographs.

    Like

  31. quintinsmith

    This theme is like a warm one it’s so easy to read and nice and very nice colors and header. Looks like it’s getting better, keep it up WordPress.

    Like

  32. Wesley

    Cool Beans! It seems that WordPress has gone thematically crazy!

    Like

  33. VAJRA, South America

    Hello, good Morning: yes, nice color and elegant… but I am still waiting for layout with dark colors and 3 columns. Thanks!

    Like

  34. riversrun

    Wow — Vostok looks nice!

    Like

  35. freemasonry

    Nice… it’s simple.

    Like

  36. Lee

    Is there ever going to be one just for me? None of these but Vigilance I can work with, and even that one is a little off.

    Like

  37. tylerandalyssa

    Looks neat! I just might make this my summer theme.

    Like

  38. ahlifacebook

    Wow, clean and minimalist. How about if we add a black minimalistic frame. :)

    Like

  39. intelligentchallenge

    Looks great, good work.

    Like

  40. Breland Kent

    Wow! That’s really nice… I might use this one. Thanks for the awesome design. ;)

    Like

  41. agnesleung

    Really nice!

    Like

  42. ramonakent

    I like it, very plush. Thank you for the great work!

    Like

  43. Rusman R. Manik

    Wow… great for blogging photos.

    Like

  44. Josh

    I think it would be better if the blog title and page text’s colour was editable on Theme Options in addition to the background colour etc. The blue is a little garish! Great otherwise.

    Like

  45. Simple views

    Looks nice!

    Like

  46. mrasherkade

    Nice! It would work wonderfully for people like my younger sisters who don’t blog regularly, don’t have a lot of widgets, and are not tech savvy. I am madly in love with the Structured theme. When do you think we will get some new widgets?

    Like

  47. planejaner

    Wow — I really like this. Calm, yet with POP for the eyes. Again, thanks to all of you for your creative, wonderful, hard work. It’s amazing to see what people can do… when they are doing what they love.

    Like

  48. helios2k6

    Looks cool.

    Like

  49. Therese

    Wow! I’ve been loving your new themes! I’ll be using this one.

    Like

  50. Macabre vampire

    I love the new theme. I am using it now. :)

    Like

  51. Leah

    Hooray for new themes!

    Like

  52. Anne Lessing

    This is a great new theme! I’ll definitely consider using it. I’m thinking of starting a blog in which I write one haiku every day for a year, so this would be a wonderful theme for that.

    Thanks so much for giving me another reason to sit down and commit myself to haiku-a-day! :)

    Like

  53. seaportsoapopera

    I like the previous one better but the custom background/color is always a nice option!

    Like

  54. dbbradle

    I think this will appeal to more people who are looking for themes similar to those of Tumblr. I suspect it will see lots of activity!

    Like

  55. Elena

    Beautiful and different cool layout. Variety of themes is so important. I am just too used to sidebars ;(

    Like

  56. rav

    Looks good… I might try it! :)

    Like

  57. Emmanuel Ibok

    LOVELY!!!… Big ups to WordPress and the team. There is an obvious, massive improvement.

    Like

  58. Pearlie

    Very nice… Like it a lot…

    Like

  59. stickinsect

    This theme offers no distractions. I like it and may give it a go soon.

    Like

  60. ARiTRA

    Nice, but till date haven’t seen any theme as simple, as elegant and sophisticated as the Pressrow theme by Chris Pearson.

    Like

  61. {JeLisa} @ Blogging Ever After

    Sigh…

    I just love how often you guys are whipping out the themes lately! WordPress, I am a fan. :)

    Like

  62. nancysmoments

    Again – thanks for giving us more choices to ponder over. This theme is very simplified – nice and tidy.
    Sometimes it’s nice to see the whole reason behind a blog – get to the subject of the matter.
    The heart of its purpose without any distractions.

    Like

  63. A x e l - F

    Very nice design.

    Like

  64. udosero

    I like the colors, but I would prefer to make it wider.

    Like

  65. millylee

    The design is very succinct, I like it.

    Like

  66. Edwin Ouellette

    It looks a bit too bland… I guess if you’re going for minimalistic or simplistic, it’s a catch though.

    Like

  67. princeconnoisseur

    Interesting. Looks very nice.

    Like

  68. Mary

    This one is really nice, so elegant!

    Like

  69. datchickneeks

    It’s not my style, but still decent for those that want the simple clean look.

    Like

  70. Simone Aversano

    Another nice theme, you’re a good team! Anyway, any chance to see a magazine (or such) theme on WordPress.com?

    Like

  71. devilevilgod

    It looks good, gotta try it. Keep on the good work.

    Like

  72. jefferyrn

    I like that all the gagets and clutter drop to the bottom after the posts. The colors are a little dark for my taste.

    Like

  73. Carros Antigos

    You should try a theme with more options and let us choose among them the ones that fit our interests. Don’t split the features between themes with strange names when what some of us need are a piece of every template available so far. Kind of a Frankenstein, but we have the right to make it. Give us full control!

    Like

  74. kendylau

    It looks elegant and very simple, but not my style though… I personally prefer those themes with changeable background-option and sidebars.

    Like

  75. critix

    Vostok looks nice. For a photographer, maybe. But I really preferred Inuit Types, it just looks more professional.

    Like

  76. relansat

    Not so impressive.

    Like

  77. amartist

    Too many clean themes! Bring on the dirty messy cluttered ones. PLEASE!

    Like

  78. Daedalus

    Not so impressive. Same as Relansat. ;)

    Like

  79. Raoul

    I LOVE the color scheme of this theme, but it’s too narrow for my existing content. It squishes my photos. Could you please introduce a way to adjust the width of the WP.com themes, or at least make them wider from the get-go.

    Like

  80. gracesmusings

    I like it. It looks really clean.

    Like

  81. Olivia

    This one looks good, neat.

    Like

  82. The Necromancer

    Like a rocket into cyberspace.

    Like

  83. mrasherkade

    LOL at amartist… I like dirty and messy too! (And it’s not what you think, so get your head out of the gutter!)

    Like

  84. AssassinDX

    Looks good, simple and very professional. I’ll definitely consider using it once I’ve had enough of my current theme.

    Like

  85. hayes2686

    Good work… NICE.

    Like

  86. scarletsculturegarden

    It’s quite clinical but I like it! Nice work churning all these new themes out!

    Like

  87. Sara

    This is very good for people who enjoy simple themes. The custom header and background can add a really nice touch to this theme!

    Like

  88. Çetin Demir

    Nice one… the theme team works!

    Like

  89. pbeug

    Not for me, but it is really nice. The simplicity of it could come in handy for someone.

    Like

  90. citydaters

    Looks great but not sure how I could use it for my blog. Still getting to grips with WordPress.

    Like

  91. memartine

    That looks awesome, going to preview it on my blog right now!

    Like

  92. Zac

    Keep up the good work!

    Like

  93. Sean

    Not bad. I liked the last two better, though.

    Like

  94. Pingback: Top Posts — WordPress.com
  95. neil

    Very minimalistic. Nice!

    Like

  96. Sarah Baram

    Another theme that looks just like the others. Nice.

    Like

  97. Sandra Lee

    Very interesting! Elegant, stylish. I like the blue background, though I know it’s optional. I’m sure it will be well suited to some of us.

    I would like to see more Inuit Types like themes with the featured thumbnails and excerpts on the front page. Would love to see Inuit Types with a white widgets on white instead of the heavy colors on sidebar.

    The Theme Team rocks!

    Like

  98. arbons

    I like it, it’s a very nice theme.

    Like

  99. Sitopatop

    Good work… nice theme.

    Like

  100. sadiakomal

    Another good theme.

    Like

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 16,918,382 other followers

%d bloggers like this: