I’m happy to introduce Spectrum, a fine new addition to our ever-growing collection of themes. Spectrum comes as a colorful and fresh theme sporting a clean layout with one main column and a sidebar on the right. It supports custom menus, background, and header image, so you could configure the look to your liking.
The subtle transparency on the main body is built into the theme so you can put your own background color and image under Appearance → Background and still enjoy the smooth look given by the transparency. Here is an example of how you could change and customize the theme’s default look.
When it comes to showing your images Spectrum hides its sidebar and uses a full-width layout for maximum space so you don’t have to worry about your images looking too small. There is also an option for showing a special colored tag cloud on the theme footer if you feel like it.
You could see Spectrum in action if you visit spectrumdemo.wordpress.com.
Quick Specs (all measurements in pixels):
- Main column width is
540, sidebar width is
- Full width:
- Custom header image dimensions are
- Oct 13, 2010 @ 4:01 pm
Oct 13th at 4:44 pm
Very nice! I love experimenting with different themes
Oct 13th at 4:52 pm
Yummy, eye-candy! My favorite background of rainbow colors! And bigger-than-life fonts, too!
Oct 13th at 4:52 pm
Really lovable! I like it, thinking about trying it soon… congrats, it’s a good one
Oct 13th at 4:54 pm
A colorful theme for colorful people.
It’s a shame that I’m already happy with my actual theme, Motion, but I like there is always a lot of others options, and more every day…
Thank you, colorful people.
Oct 13th at 4:58 pm
It’s a stylish theme, I will try.
Oct 13th at 5:03 pm
Wow, nice theme! I like it!
Oct 13th at 5:03 pm
Yeah! Thank you! A readable font size + some of the perks of the newer designs! Good job WordPress folks! I’m thrilled to see a font that is easier on the eyes.
Oct 13th at 5:05 pm
It’s great that you add new themes regularly. I just hope though that you also add more minimalistic designs. I just want to publish content and a plain white background with two columns is all I want. We, the minimalistic theme lovers, want more choices, please!
Oct 13th at 5:07 pm
I’ve been on the 2010 since it came out. I like the possibilities with Spectrum so I’ll give it a try, thanks. I like the direction the new themes are moving in…
Oct 13th at 5:08 pm
That looks brilliant, can’t wait to try it! Great work, people at WordPress.
Oct 13th at 5:48 pm
I love it! It’s so cool 8)
Oct 13th at 5:51 pm
Looks really good! I like the color options, and the customizable header. Great job!
Oct 13th at 5:59 pm
Nice: the first image looked a bit whimsical for me (but great for other content) but then I saw the customisation and think I may give it a whirl.
Thanks as ever WordPress team.
Oct 13th at 6:21 pm
Love the colours in this theme! It’s practically perfect as well, just wish you could have it slightly wider but, hey! We users are never satisfied are we? Love the lovely easy to read fonts. (Ideal for us blogging Grannies and senior out there with less than perfect eyesight!)
Think I’ll give this one a whirl!
Oct 13th at 6:31 pm
It’s so colorful and lovely. It’s gonna be my blog’s theme for next month!
Oct 13th at 6:53 pm
Yes, bloody excellent.
Oct 13th at 6:59 pm
Wow, this is gorgeous! I may need to play with it and see how it looks for at least one of my blogs!
Oct 13th at 7:06 pm
Cool New Theme. Great Theme worth using.
Oct 13th at 7:10 pm
And I LOVE the tag cloud! Just LOVE it!
Oct 13th at 7:17 pm
Loved it…. and used it immediately! So simple!
Oct 13th at 7:37 pm
Wow nice theme. I love it, looks really good!
Oct 13th at 7:40 pm
The tag cloud is sooooo pretty!
Oct 13th at 8:34 pm
This is AWESOME!
Oct 13th at 8:47 pm
I communicate with Professional Clients and don’t find this appropriate.
Oct 13th at 8:48 pm
This is what I have been looking for… this is a really good theme that doesn’t overdo it. Good work… very creative.
Oct 13th at 9:16 pm
I REALLY like this one! Love the rainbow, or even using the transparency of whatever background you might bring to the blog! Really cool!
Oct 13th at 9:22 pm
Nice to see some some colour being injected into the themes! Thanks!
Oct 13th at 9:41 pm
Ah, pretty! Nice features too. Just wondering, but are the widgets in the side bar customizable? I looked at the preview and it didn’t seem like it.
Oct 13th at 10:06 pm
Oct 13th at 10:22 pm
I’ve got to tell you. I added it. I like it. It’ll take me some time to get used to the change but the colour and the white is all so refreshing!
Oct 13th at 10:58 pm
Nice new theme! I’m using this one starting November 1st! Keep up the great work WordPress Team!
Oct 13th at 11:02 pm
Love it. Rainbows rawk.
Oct 13th at 11:21 pm
I liked it. A question: it doesn’t have widgets, does it?
Oct 13th at 11:26 pm
Looks great, when the daylily and iris transplanting gardening slows down I’ll have to give it a try on my gardening around crazy Border collies blog. thanks Mary
Oct 14th at 12:37 am
I don’t know enough to know if I would like it or not…though it seems it has the customizeable header and background that I must have….
Oct 14th at 12:38 am
That’s one fine looking theme. Good work.
Oct 14th at 1:03 am
Wow! Dreamy… I am going to try this one. Nice job!
Oct 14th at 1:40 am
Hi! I’m very happy with the job the WordPress staff made to improve my theme. I appreciate it a lot.
I hope you guys at WordPress.com will enjoy it, and use it
Thanks for the wonderful news!
Ignacio Ricci (a.k.a Nacho)
Oct 14th at 1:41 am
Really fresh Hands down
Oct 14th at 1:59 am
I love this new theme! I just finished customizing it on my blog. I love the colors… its awesome! Thank you, thank you, thank you, theme team!
Oct 14th at 2:03 am
Nicely done. I’ll have to try it. With so many to choose from I find I can’t stick with just one! Thanks for the time and efforts to provide us with all the wonderful tools.
Oct 14th at 2:28 am
Pretty cool, I also like all the customization.
Oct 14th at 3:49 am
That is great, the color is awesome.
Oct 14th at 4:00 am
Another great theme. Keep up the great work!
Oct 14th at 4:09 am
Great! So colorful.
Oct 14th at 5:44 am
Thank you! I recently started my blog using Twenty 10 but couldn’t customize it in a unique way. Spectrum is perfect for me! I’ll continue playing with it. Thanks again.
Oct 14th at 5:47 am
Nice, cool. I have to try this! =D
Oct 14th at 5:55 am
I wish you guys would stop making these bland, boring themes and do more versatile themes with lots of options like Bueno. The themes is where you fall behind in blog comparison, that and how WordPress doesn’t have its own following system like google friend connect!
Oct 14th at 6:40 am
The best one yet!
Oct 14th at 7:01 am
This theme is really great, good job! But it would be ideal for me with custom heading colour. Green heading is not suitable for my red design.
Oct 14th at 7:54 am
Wow! I really like the transparent look… Love your themes!
Oct 14th at 8:33 am
This is beautiful! Wow!
Thanks guys for making this available.
Oct 14th at 9:50 am
Interesting – I will try it.
Oct 14th at 10:14 am
Still not my type
Oct 14th at 1:41 pm
Wow … cool, must try!!
Oct 14th at 2:21 pm
Good one Loved it. Though I’m happy with my theme but I will still recommend it to my friends who blog
Oct 14th at 2:22 pm
That looks cool
Oct 14th at 3:00 pm
OMG I LOVE THIS!!!
Definitely my favorite theme so far
Nice work, guys!
Oct 14th at 3:16 pm
Wow, It looks nice and fresh. Good Job!!!
Oct 14th at 3:47 pm
Looks great man.
Oct 14th at 3:57 pm
Nice, nice, nice. =) Thanks.
Oct 14th at 4:11 pm
It’s really simple but cool! Good job!
Oct 14th at 4:17 pm
Oct 14th at 5:00 pm
WOOOOOOOOOOOW! OMG! I’M DREAMING!
Definitely I love this!
Absolutely perfect! Congratulations!
Oct 14th at 5:14 pm
Don’t tempt me! I just made the switch to Fusion. One new theme a year is enough… I think.
Oct 14th at 5:37 pm
I am already using it and it seems to be the best Theme for me
Oct 14th at 5:59 pm
This is really gorgeous!
Oct 14th at 8:04 pm
I’ve changed today to it. My last question on the widgets has been already answered and I confirmed by myself. I have not yet created any personalized menu.
Oct 14th at 8:27 pm
It’s really cool! Congratz!
Oct 14th at 10:22 pm
Really really really really really good. Good job.
Oct 14th at 10:27 pm
I think I may actually change my theme. Haven’t done that in years!
Oct 14th at 11:39 pm
Nothing great actually…
Oct 15th at 4:03 am
Love this one! Kudos.
Oct 15th at 7:19 am
I like it, good job!
Oct 15th at 7:41 am
I love the colourful tag cloud! WordPress.com really needs to work on coding more and more beautiful tag clouds!
Oct 15th at 8:21 am
Great job. Colorful. But I like my present theme.
Oct 15th at 8:34 am
It’s really simple and cool! Thank you! Good job!
Oct 15th at 9:05 am
I love it <3
Oct 15th at 11:17 am
Oh, I like it very much.