Our newest theme is Andrea, a gorgeously minimal two-column theme with an unusual blue color scheme.
Though the design may seem simple on the surface, once you try it you will appreciate its flexibility. I love Andrea both for its elegance and for its level of customization, and I think you will, too.
This theme includes two layout choices. The default layout is wide, yet flexible: the main column becomes wider or narrower depending on the size of your browser window. It is smart enough to adapt not only the width of the main column but to also adjust your images to make sure they fit correctly.
The alternate layout option is fixed-width—and narrower—to give your site a controlled, form-fitting feel. To enable this layout option visit Appearance→Theme Options.
Quick Specs (all measurements in pixels):
- Wide, flexible-width layout (default): the site width adjusts between a minimum width of
900and maximum width of
1280(the main column limits are
1000, roughly). Images in the main column have a maximum width of
1000, and the custom header image is
- Narrow, fixed-width layout: the site width is
700and the main column width is
500. Images in the main column have a maximum width of
500, and the custom header image is
* Andrea allows both title and description text to be hidden completely from the custom header area.
Update: An astute reader noted that maximum size for the flexible width should be 1280 pixels—which is in fact correct. We’ve updated the layout to be 80 pixels wider, which means the main column images can be 1000 pixels wide and your header image should be sized to 1270 x 260 pixels.
- Jun 9, 2010 @ 8:24 pm
Jun 9th at 8:42 pm
Gorgeous! I have a preference for elegant themes and really appreciate the style and classy look of many of the recent themes you have released. I would like to see more magazine style themes like Inuit Types with featured thumbnails. My hat’s off to the Theme Team.
Jun 9th at 8:43 pm
This is not for me, but it is interesting. Will try it out to see what it can do. Keep it coming guys. I’m sure it will be loved by somebody out there.
Jun 9th at 8:43 pm
Love the theme, great job. Although that in white or black probably would’ve been better.
Jun 9th at 8:46 pm
Wow! I am speechless! It’s lovely.
Jun 9th at 8:48 pm
Great! It’s definitely “gorgeous” and minimal, too!
Jun 9th at 8:50 pm
I like the look of it, just wish more themes would come out with different colour schemes.
Jun 9th at 8:50 pm
The blue is a little too much, but I love the features. This would be a great theme for bloggers with a lot of photos. I really think that this theme would help the photos stand out from the layout. It’s not the theme for me but I hope others enjoy it!
Jun 9th at 8:51 pm
Very clean and nice.
Jun 9th at 8:54 pm
Jun 9th at 8:55 pm
Hot off the press! I’m addicted to WordPress themes! Let’s run the demo. ;+) Thanks for all your hard work! Love you guys.
Jun 9th at 8:55 pm
It is a very clean and comfortable theme which makes you feel like you are reading a novel. The only thing I don’t like is the color. Sorry, I am a very honest person!
Jun 9th at 8:57 pm
I too love this theme.
Jun 9th at 8:57 pm
That is awesome! I’m going to try this one out.
Jun 9th at 8:58 pm
I really like this theme, I think i will apply it.
Jun 9th at 8:59 pm
I love simple but elegant themes. I’m definitely ‘gonna try this out. Thanks very much Theme Team!
Jun 9th at 9:00 pm
This is a very beautiful theme. I’m so happy to see wide-open themes that allow us to finally fill the empty spaces… or not.
Jun 9th at 9:07 pm
I like it. I love that it is flexible width, and a right side main column, and I LOVE that it has a dividing bar between posts. I am anxious to play with it a little more. But I think you are making very positive changes with the new themes. The only thing I see on this off hand that I don’t like (personally) is I wish the default font was just a tad larger (not much, but enough to make it easier to read).
And I really really really think the “Leave a Comment” link should always be at the bottom of a post, not at the title. Because many people will not scroll back up to the title to leave a comment. I think that should always be located at the bottom of a post. That way you get the readers first reactions, and more comments/feedback on the post. Also it just makes sense to put it there. You don’t comment before you read something, you comment after.
Jun 9th at 9:17 pm
I love simplistic and minimalistic, but this theme doesn’t really interest me.
I’ll stick with Vostok.
Jun 9th at 9:20 pm
Wow, what a beautiful shade of blue! It reminds me of the ocean. I might use this instead of Vostok for my haiku blog.
Thanks for another great theme!
Jun 9th at 9:21 pm
Nice! I like the flexibility and the blue is easy on the eyes! I look forward to seeing how people use it!
Jun 9th at 9:31 pm
Awesome theme thanks! The custom background option is exactly what I was looking for!
Jun 9th at 9:38 pm
Overall it’s a nice theme but there’s a little to much vlue for me. Nice tree! I still thank you for sharing. Peace.
Jun 9th at 9:49 pm
Thank you for offering us another theme with COLOR!
Jun 9th at 9:49 pm
Love it – looks like the perfect theme for our church’s website (face2facechurch.com is all blues)!
Jun 9th at 10:04 pm
Fun, beautiful blue.
Jun 9th at 10:15 pm
Looks good to me.
Jun 9th at 10:20 pm
It is a nice simple theme. Too much blue for me too, though.
Jun 9th at 10:27 pm
Thanks! I am drawn to color and simplistic layout.
Jun 9th at 10:30 pm
No bad…we will see. Thanks Lance.
Jun 9th at 10:39 pm
Love this, my favorite color is blue, besides that it is perfect at every angle. Thanks.
Jun 9th at 10:41 pm
Nice. I would totally use it if it could be the same tone of green or brown. I’m not a big fan of blue.
Jun 9th at 11:08 pm
I love the new theme, the beautiful blue color is very classy! The flexible width option is a great feature too.
Thanks for all the new themes and features you’ve been releasing!
Jun 9th at 11:10 pm
Yeah, like it would be nice in different colour options. Sorry will probably stick with my Structure for now.
Jun 9th at 11:19 pm
Simple and elegant.
Jun 9th at 11:27 pm
Love the color. The themes collection is just getting cooler every day!
Jun 9th at 11:33 pm
Oh. My. God. My name is Andrea. and my favorite color is Blue. You guys are AWESOME! I am so using this!
Jun 9th at 11:34 pm
Looks like everything else, sorry.
Jun 9th at 11:40 pm
I love the width options! I don’t think this will get me away from Neutra, however
Jun 9th at 11:49 pm
Very nice elegant theme but too much of blue. Now there is a theme for everyone! I really love the Structure theme. Thanks for all your work!
Jun 9th at 11:51 pm
I love the colors… I would like to see WordPress begin to do some really fabulous layout like other blogs I have seen…. give ‘em some competition. I’m still looking for something with hearts and cupids for my blog… any thoughts?
Jun 9th at 11:54 pm
OMG I’m the same with the girl above my name is Andrea and my fave colour is blue! (And orange ) Wow, do all Andreas like blue? lol
Jun 9th at 11:58 pm
Looks nice, but I still like Twenty-Ten.
Jun 10th at 12:06 am
There we go, my new favorite theme. Of course I’ve said this about 30 other themes.
Jun 10th at 12:11 am
Another great theme. Love WordPress.
Jun 10th at 12:29 am
Very clean. I think lots of people will start using it.
Jun 10th at 12:57 am
As yet another Andrea, I’m flattered. Nice work y’all
Jun 10th at 12:58 am
Thanks for the reply above Lance! It’s nice to know you guys listen and care about what people have to say.
I just noticed a HUGE perk on this theme that I really like. The fact that if you go to “Custom Header” the text for the title of your blog is now *on* the image and not above it. And you have the option to show it or not.
That is seriously a big improvement. I love the custom header option on some of the other themes. But I really didn’t like that the title showed above them. Especially if you don’t care for that default title font, or if you want to put the title of your blog on the image header that you personally create. So I see that little feature as a really nice improvement. It would be great to have that option (to show or not show the title) on all themes with custom header options.
Good job! Thanks!
Jun 10th at 1:09 am
Aaw, that is so nice of the WordPress team – I remember in the theme comments a while ago people were asking for a wide column theme. And here it is! This one’s not my style or colour but I have hopes for one to come along that will be. I’m looking for a custom background so that I can finally display my artwork. Keep up the good work!
Jun 10th at 1:20 am
Finally a cool, colourful, creative theme! I think most users will welcome the width options, the customisation and some of the other gadgets that come with this theme. Great job Lance, simple yet elegant!
Jun 10th at 2:08 am
It’s great, brother.
Jun 10th at 2:09 am
Love how wide it goes, would love to see some different colors or allow for custom colors. Keep the themes coming!
Jun 10th at 2:23 am
This theme really doesn’t fit for me, but I had to comment anyway just to say thanks again for giving people another choice. Whether people have serious or light reading blogs, we all have fun getting just that right theme to present them.
Jun 10th at 2:37 am
It’s simple and elegant… good job.
Jun 10th at 2:55 am
I love the blue, so nice.
Jun 10th at 3:01 am
I just tried it. It’s cool and fun that you can change the background, header, and also the color with which you want. Love it, thank you Lance Willett.
Jun 10th at 3:07 am
Enjoying this theme!
Jun 10th at 3:17 am
Simple and sweet. Nice!
Jun 10th at 3:59 am
Wow… great… blue… I’m afraid I didn’t meet a theme like this before with blue color… a new theme new color.
Jun 10th at 4:22 am
I like its flexibility: Custom Menu, Custom Background, and Custom Header.
Jun 10th at 4:41 am
Pretty neat look and options are nice. Cheers!
Jun 10th at 4:58 am
More and more new themes from WordPress.
Jun 10th at 5:01 am
Royal Blue. Very regal.
Jun 10th at 5:04 am
I am always picky on themes. I have been using WordPress for 4 years but only three themes were picked.
This one is really gorgeous. I immediately changed the old one after viewing this post and i have to say i have fallen in love with this new theme.
GOOD JOB and thank you!
Jun 10th at 5:06 am
Not a fan of the blue. Nice layout… but bold colours belong as accents on websites – they do not belong under text. Webdesign 101.
Jun 10th at 5:11 am
Nice but too blue for me.
Jun 10th at 5:31 am
Nice! Thanks WP admin, you guys always come up with nice themes. Great!
Jun 10th at 5:49 am
So simple, and maybe needs some final touch in the background (I hope it was not just a blue background, without anything to make it cheerful or something like that) but overall, I’d like to change my theme right now! hope it works..
Jun 10th at 5:59 am
Simple yet lovely theme! But it’s actually not my style! Too much blue! Anyways thanks for providing such a quality one.
Jun 10th at 6:13 am
Naw… To simple/boring for my taste… Looks a lot like many other themes….
Jun 10th at 6:17 am
Awesome. I’m so there…already. :O
Jun 10th at 7:28 am
The last run of new theme is great and exciting. How about more themes with black backgrounds?
Jun 10th at 7:47 am
Fantastic and it looks gorgeous to me. Congratulations to the designer and well done. The most of alll I love the layout options which we can use either fixed or flexible width column. I will try this theme….thanks a lot.
Jun 10th at 8:02 am
You guys are just cranking out the new themes!! Thanks, by the way.
Jun 10th at 8:08 am
Great idea to be able to change between wide and fixed but it’s so … blue. But then I’m not a fan of blue. Pretty cool though.
Jun 10th at 8:12 am
Can you possibly give us an all white minimalist theme?
Jun 10th at 8:16 am
Wow, I like it. Thanks !
Jun 10th at 8:27 am
Great theme!! Thanks
Jun 10th at 9:22 am
Thank you for the new theme. Nice job as usual. I’m considering switching, really.
Jun 10th at 9:36 am
This is the first time I’ve ever met a theme that meets all the requirements for my Maplestory Guide. Thanks! Keep up the good work.
Jun 10th at 9:54 am
Felicitari Lucian Marin. Now you’re famous.
Jun 10th at 9:58 am
Well, you can’t go wrong with blue. Well, you can but YOU didn’t in this case. Thanks for another great theme option!
Jun 10th at 10:01 am
I love it! It has everything I’ve been looking for, AND it has the same name as my mother. (I love my mom, so this is good).
Jun 10th at 10:07 am
Nice! I like that kind of blue!
Jun 10th at 11:48 am
It’s beautiful and I love the name
Jun 10th at 12:42 pm
Cute look and nice options too.
Jun 10th at 12:45 pm
This is a new and a nice theme.. Blue is great…!!!
Jun 10th at 1:10 pm
I LIKE the blue, but I LOVE purple! Still, I do like how you can rework the theme and even the navigation.
Jun 10th at 1:33 pm
That’s looking quite good. If possible could you make a darker variation of this theme as I personally am not a fan of blue themes.
Jun 10th at 2:45 pm
Jun 10th at 3:15 pm
I knew this theme would make it here! The best feature of this theme is the flexible width with a maximum limit. Only if it had option to change font color, i could have used it with a white background. Anyways its a wonderful addition.
Jun 10th at 3:30 pm
Really cool, that’s my next theme.
Jun 10th at 3:33 pm
More 3 columns themes with both columns on the right, and flexible layout like this one, please! But not in dark, I want it shiny and clean.
Jun 10th at 3:44 pm
I have used many themes to make my blog look like a website but this one is the one i was looking for because when you disable comments in this theme, then it doesn’t appear that the comments are disabled under the post, which is very calming.
Jun 10th at 4:25 pm
WOW, like it so much. But I think I’m going to change the background to white.