Today’s new, feature-packed Theme has a really polished design that can give your blog a more technical look—without appearing too cold. I think you’ll really like it. Let’s take a look at zBench.
zBench has a lot of great features that make personalizing your blog a snap. Features like custom background images and colors, a custom header image, bonus widget areas in your site footer, and custom menus with beautiful drop-down effects. My favorite feature is probably the alternate layouts available in Appearance → Theme Options. With one-click you can have your site sporting multiple sidebars in several different configurations!
Quick Specs (all measurements in pixels):
- One sidebar: main column width is
633, sidebar width is
- Two sidebars: main column width is
633, feature sidebar width is
263, primary sidebar width is
- One sidebar on either side: main column width is
472, sidebar width is
- Footer widget areas are
- Custom image header dimensions are
- Oct 27, 2010 @ 2:12 pm
Very cool and simple :D
I’m always looking for a new theme! This one looks swell!
Awesome new theme. I may just give it a whirl!
Great, I love this theme. :D
Love the layout customization. Thanks!
It’s a nice theme, but not as nice as my current one :-)
This may just be the most flexible themes of all!
I’m never going to get any work done while I play around these :O (on my other blogs…I need a really wide one/flexible width for my main blog!).
I’m trying it – I like the 3 column left & right sidebars…
It’s a really flexible theme, but my love for DePo Masthead remains strong. It helps present my translations in a very professional manner and it relegates all the standard website clutter to the bottom, instead of to the side (gives more space, conducive to reading).
Clean and nice … but not for me. Thanks anyway.
Once I have some time-I’m switching over for sure!
Another one so fast! You’re spoiling us (and we like it :) ). Almost as good as the previous one (I don’t like the font in this one too much, but all the rest looks great).
I haven’t done exploring “Elegant Grunge” yet and there’s a new one already? Looks nice!
I’m going to check it in the Theme Directory asap. Thank you!
Thanks for all the new themes, I really mean it! But….they look all the same… why?
This theme looks a lot like a couple others. But I like being able to choose layouts.
Now that’s more like it. I didn’t like the previous one but this is awesome. :) Thanks, guys.
I like this theme. Although I have settled with my theme long back and I am quite happy with it, I’d like to congratulate the WordPress team for coming up with newer and better themes every now and then. Cheers!
These great themes almost make me want to have multiple blogs, so I can use them all.
But then again I really have not that much time or things to say to ‘fill’ more than one blog.
Nice. I like the options.
Random question: Where do the names come from?
I’m trying to find a “bench” in the design, but no luck. Since the designer’s screen name begins with a “z,” that was my first thought…
Great theme, really nice, I like it. :)
Thanks for this.
Thanks so much! Had zBench active yesterday on my demo blog trying it out and really love the look and the layout options.
One thing I would love to see the Theme Team continue to do is a demo blog for each of the new themes. It really is incredibly helpful.
Ah, great! Here is yet another monotone-colored theme! Plus, there is “Sidebar-Content-Sidebar” selection under the “Theme Options!”
Sounds cool. Let me try. :)
And yeah, please keep on adding new themes from time to time.
This theme is zzzupperrr.
Nice theme, but that font is ugly. Love the font used with Vigilance and Twenty Ten.
Now that’s a nice design! I think I’ll give it a try.
Yeah. This is going where I’ve been interested. it’ll need the right background before I change over but I like a lot of what is happening in this one. Outstanding exploration and variation, zwwooooo.
Great options with this theme. I also like the new search feature you have added to our toolbar. I like being able to search all sites. I do that with almost every post to see like-minded blogs. Today it was poetry. Who knows what it’ll be in two days. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again — WordPress rocks.
I like this cool theme, but just wondering why there is no “featured image” support, although I can customize the header image.
Looks cool, going to try it now.
These new themes always look nice but I hesitate before moving from the standard 2010 theme which looks/works nice enough. I cant forget the first time I tried blogspot many years ago and I spent more time customizing the design than writing posts…. Is there any ‘killer feature’ in these new themes that really justifies changing?
I’ve been waiting for this simple design for way too long. Just right for me :-)
So spoiled for choice. WordPress, what impresses me so is what you provide for free. There are few like you! It is much appreciated.
Thank you for the new themese of late. I like the simple design and flexible features of this one. Would love it if you were to add featured posts as mentioned above. I’m still very happy with Inuit Types plus CSS, but I will check this one out for sure. Would love to see more journalist style themes too.
Hmmm, choices, choices. Keep ‘em coming!
Not for me–I like a little more funk–but excellent nonetheless. Very crisp and clean. I love it!
I agree with everyone asking for more journalist-style themes. I love a lot of the themes you guys put out, but I haven’t found a new one that quite fits my blog
I like that! I wish you could make a Kubrick 3 column these but have the middle collumn to fit 500 wide images :)
banjo KaZOOie that looks Awesome!
It look really nice! I’m going to try it!
Some really interesting configurations possible with this one! Very nice.
Hey Theme Team! This looks like a theme that I’ve been waiting for: One with a main column width of at least 600 pixels with sidebars! Will try it out now! Hoping for more “wide” themes. Thanks very much Theme Team!
Another theme already! Keep it up, WordPress Team!
I love the twenty ten on my gardening with Border collies blog because of the custom background. Will have to look at this one. Thanks for all the options. I feel like a kid in a candy store.
I really love WordPress. But this is weird – nowadays it seems almost every design you roll out looks JUST like the previous design you rolled out.
What’s going on, folks? Your fans love and miss your creative juices!
Awesome Theme and is nearly exact in what I have been looking for in overall flexibility.
Why does this remind me of Coraline (the one I have right now)?
Oh yea, it’s Coraline with a new name…
You guys work fast!
Great theme, but I’m thinking I’ll stick with Twenty Ten for now.
Nice, I added it as my theme!
Hmmm! I love it. Especially the header: light, simple, attractive. The flexibility of layout options is superb! That’s my theme now!
I like this a lot! I just changed my theme, so I’m going to leave it alone for now, but I definitely wanna look to play around with this in the future. :)
Keep them coming. 2010 has definitely seen more themes arrive than ever before. Long may it continue.
I love this!
This is a FANTASTIC theme for anyone! Almost perfect! Customization is great, and it can suit the needs of anyone! Thanks WordPress, you out did yourselves!
One word: awesome!
Interesting name but it looks quite similar to many other themes. Looking forward to some themes with personality!
This is a great theme, perhaps I will apply it to my tech website soon. A little transparency and maybe a few drop down boxes here and there, would make is look no less than exquisite. Great work!
Nice clean them. It will take a lot to make me change though – I just love my theme and how it works with my header image.
Cool! I really love this one. I especially like the ‘box-y’ look :D
WOW! Another new theme. You guys really make it hard to choose. I love this one as well.
This theme is amazing.
Another theme already! Keep it up, WordPress Team!
^^ what Colleen Young said :P thankful everyday for WordPress.
Nice theme. Only one thing. I’d like to add one picture as a header background and one picture as a footer background. Thanks!!
I would like to add my vote to magazine-type themes like Arras. Cheers.
Wow this is epic. ♥
Nice and clean but still interesting.
Wow. It’s another awesome theme. Cool.
Level of customisation is great – another one for the “let’s try” list. Thanks a lot
Nice theme. It will be next on my blog.
Very nice! I like how you can change the configuration of the sidebars with the click of a radio button. Keep them coming.
Nice theme. I keep trying to find that theme that fits my writing and photoblogging style. Perhaps this is the one.
It’s a nice simple theme.
Ok, as soon as I saw this layout I couldn’t resist and shifted to it, even if I had resolved to stay a little longer on the latest. The last three WP themes, however, are an embarrasingly wide choice of perfect design .
More than the new THEMES, I wish our wordpress launches/provides new widgets for our blogs. Desperately waiting. O God!!!
Yes it is great
I got awe struck and instantly picked up
This looks quite nice, but very similar to many of the recent themes.
Looks great! So many themes to choose from…
Is it me or themes seem to all look the same lately?
Awesome theme! I like it!
New theme looks great. Not sure however that I want to change at the moment. Keep new ideas coming though.
I agree with some of the other comments – the themes look so similar – and I am still not seeing one theme that features a more light-hearted look that is softer – something that fits a more artistic or hobbyist type blog. How about coming up with another option? Not all of us are techies…
Could we please have a theme that had this type of great flexibility as well as a choice of fonts at a touch (fingers & toes crossed here)?? If such a theme already exists (I’ll bet I’ve just missed it) please direct me to it. This ever lengthening list of great WordPress themes is just GREAT!! Thanks guys and keep up the good work!
Hi, I want to put the tagline under the blog title, how do I?
It’s a beautiful theme, simple elegant and the sidebar doesn’t blend with the background either. Loved it and changed to it from spectrum immediately.
Now I don’t know why, but its not in the theme list anymore.. I hope that it wont stop working at my blog suddenly, because I don’t want to change it anytime soon.
I’ve been waiting forever for a theme like this! It just needs a few details, which I could probably do on my own, but It’s just what I have been looking for ever since I got my site… Thanks alot!!! 8-0