Say hello to The Morning After, a classic and popular magazine-style theme that has withstood the test of time. Based on its great success for self-hosted sites we’re excited to bring it to you for the first time on WordPress.com.
Introduced in 2007 by Arun Kale, The Morning After was a game-changer as the first magazine style theme for WordPress; it is still considered by many to be the top of its class. In June 2010 WooThemes announced it was taking over the theme:
Considering the significance of this theme, we jumped at the opportunity. We felt that [The Morning After] started so many things in the WordPress community… and we wanted to put our weight behind one of the “pillars” of that community.
The Morning After sports a special home page template with featured posts, three available widget areas, and special styles for posts in the “Aside” format. Also included is an optional full-width page template that removes the sidebar and full support for a custom menu, header and background. A robust theme options menu allows for further customization: header links, page headings, full or partial content an archive pages, and more.
Read more about The Morning After on the Theme Showcase.
The Morning After is now available in your WordPress.com dashboard and, for self-hosted sites as a download from WooThemes.
- Apr 8, 2011 @ 8:40 pm
Apr 8th at 10:20 pm
Clean, but not boring and colorless. Nicely done.
Apr 8th at 10:39 pm
I like it. Very elegant, classy, clear cut. Thank you!
Apr 8th at 10:40 pm
Fantastic! Very well done!
Apr 8th at 11:04 pm
I initially thought the screenshot looked a little too cluttered, but considering it’s a magazine style, it’s actually quite effective. Cool.
Apr 8th at 11:11 pm
Very sleek and functional. I didn’t know certain themes were so well known in the WordPress community. Should have figued some were, though. The choice of a theme and how to personalize it are important.
Apr 8th at 11:17 pm
Very attractive one!
Apr 8th at 11:25 pm
Thank you so much. I will try this theme.
Apr 8th at 11:33 pm
Thank you for this theme, great job.
Apr 9th at 12:14 am
By far, one of the better themes developed for WordPress this year.
Apr 9th at 12:21 am
I’ll have to give this one a try. Thanks.
Apr 9th at 1:30 am
I love it.
Apr 9th at 1:48 am
Thank you for introducing the theme to us, thanks.
Apr 9th at 1:53 am
Interesting, not my style but very nice.
Apr 9th at 1:56 am
Of course I’ll try this theme as soon as possible, very nice.
Apr 9th at 2:07 am
I would consider switching from 2010 if the header picture was a little larger. I can’t see all of my Cahaba Lily like I can on 2010.
Apr 9th at 2:08 am
IT’s funny you came out with a new theme today…because last night I got totally bored and fed up with my blog, then thought about deleting it, then decided to completely change it this morning. LO and behold, you have this….so now I need to revamp AGAIN what I started last night.
Apr 9th at 2:14 am
Just try out “The Morning After” theme, it looks good if you like the default 3 column layout. There is no option to allow you to turn off or change it to single/two columns, thus you need to like what it has for you! Anyway, this theme is very suitable for frequent updates, or multiple author blogs, where it will display the profile of the author at end of single posts. By the way, so far still cannot find any perfect theme for photography showcase…
Apr 9th at 3:17 am
Yeah, it looks great, but not much room for a header picture. And the writing is smaller. I often wonder if shortened posts to “read more” is an attractive feature or a turn-off to people though? Thoughts anyone?!
Apr 9th at 3:25 am
Very clean. Love it!
Apr 9th at 4:30 am
Amazing theme, love it! Much better than any of the other themes I have used prior to this point.
Apr 9th at 4:31 am
You’ve made my day! This is exactly how I imagined my new blog, although if I’m honest, this looks better then I imagined.
Apr 9th at 6:03 am
Apr 9th at 6:03 am
This is a great, if not the greatest, adaptation in WordPress Theme gallery. Congratulations guys!
Apr 9th at 6:05 am
Wow, this is fantastic! Thank you, very nice theme. I really like this theme!
Apr 9th at 6:10 am
Interesting! Nice work.
Apr 9th at 6:39 am
Nice, I like it, but it’s more a new style theme so it wouldn’t go with my blog.
Apr 9th at 7:17 am
The word “Classic” should be reserved for cases like this one. Thanks for the work guys!
Apr 9th at 7:28 am
Great theme which works well with my techmum work in progress concept. Would be nice to see a few more magazine style themes as well.
Apr 9th at 9:58 am
The colour combination, fonts, and the wide body makes it an excellent match for my choice. But I think it does not have footer columns, like theme 2010. I will check it out.
Apr 9th at 9:58 am
I really like this one. Awesome addition! I tried it and I love it. Thank you.
Apr 9th at 10:19 am
Looks sharp. It seems like a good match for the magazine style I’m going for. Thanks.
Apr 9th at 10:28 am
Oh… I like it. Might have to try it on for size.
Apr 9th at 10:38 am
Beautiful and I love it.
Apr 9th at 11:15 am
This is my new favorite theme, thanks.
Apr 9th at 11:45 am
i could just stare at this and fall in love with WP all over again. thx so much for making this a regular theme.
Apr 9th at 1:15 pm
Cool, but I’ll stick to my present theme.
Apr 9th at 1:34 pm
Looks great, will be giving it a try.
Apr 9th at 1:39 pm
A lil’ messy looking…
Apr 9th at 1:42 pm
Great!! I was waiting for a template like this. Nice!!!
Apr 9th at 2:31 pm
I love the photo! Reminds me of autumn in Minnesota, where I grew up. I invite everyone to visit my home page and let me know if you like the header.
Apr 9th at 2:59 pm
Cool theme… i like it.
Apr 9th at 3:20 pm
Really like the look of this theme.
Apr 9th at 3:23 pm
Clean and elegant theme, activated at first sight. (I think my blog’s been the second one to migrate.)
Apr 9th at 3:45 pm
I like my Greyzed one the best… I’ve tried so many but none is ever feels like it “suits” me! When i do change it those who know tell me to change it back because its not me! I’m getting paranoid now!
Apr 9th at 4:18 pm
Not really my style, but nice theme nonetheless.
Apr 9th at 4:22 pm
Really nice! Great work!
Apr 9th at 5:37 pm
Keep the designs coming! Love to try out the look of all your new designs, however I also love the one I have presently (Koi) much more. Any other similar artistic designs in the works?
Apr 9th at 6:11 pm
As it has been around since 2007 I think it is well established.
Apr 9th at 7:15 pm
Really like this and Basic Maths.
Apr 9th at 7:29 pm
So many features! Love the range of options for home page. Great work!
Apr 9th at 9:40 pm
I love the name “The Morning After”! That’s great. Sounds like music.
Apr 10th at 12:04 am
Very cool and elegant!
Apr 10th at 5:41 am
Yeah, I second Eric’s thoughts that the first thing I thought of, was the Morning After Pill, too. I’m sticking with the Modularity Lite theme for now. I will say that I do find myself visiting WordPress.com more often to find out if a new theme has been released.
Apr 10th at 7:15 am
Hi, I really like this theme.
Apr 10th at 11:29 am
This looks very good. I’ll have to check out if it can handle the tables I do from time to time nicely.
If so, I think it would be worth changing onto it.
Apr 10th at 1:04 pm
This is a very nice theme.
Apr 10th at 3:52 pm
Alright. I am so changing to this theme now. Thanks for introducing the nice themes.
Apr 10th at 4:06 pm
“Don’t say a prayer for me now… Save it ’til The Morning After…” (Duran Duran. Sorry, couldn’t resist.) Quite nice theme. Will it ever have a dark version?
Apr 10th at 4:26 pm
That’s gorgeous. Heading straight over to preview town!
Apr 10th at 6:41 pm
Nice…clean and simple. Looks like a hybrid of a couple themes already offered on WordPress.
Apr 10th at 11:55 pm
This theme looks quite interesting though.
Apr 11th at 8:19 am
Amazing! Good job.
Apr 11th at 9:29 am
Very nice work! Congratulations!
Apr 11th at 10:01 am
Oh my. That looks gorgeous.
Apr 11th at 11:01 am
Oh yeah, I’m using it since yesterday, and baby, it’s good! Probably I’m gonna use it for a very long, long time.
Apr 11th at 12:18 pm
Lovely theme, mate.
Apr 11th at 2:09 pm
Looks cool, elegant, calm… nice template style.
Apr 11th at 3:04 pm
I like it and I think I might possibly give it a try.
Apr 11th at 4:13 pm
Maybe I spent too much of my growing up time in Reagan’s ’80s, but a Morning After theme makes me think of ABC doomsday-inspired mini-series scenarios. Don’t the Russians love their children, too?
Apr 11th at 5:40 pm
Apr 11th at 6:35 pm
I really look forward to accessing this theme. I need more variety.
Apr 11th at 7:02 pm
The layout looks pretty cool. I might use it on my blog.
Apr 11th at 8:51 pm
Way to go!
Apr 11th at 9:01 pm
So many great new themes to choose from! Thanks WordPress! Now for the hard work of re-thinking my blogs and trying out some new themes.
Apr 11th at 9:04 pm
Aguona is right. Simply boring. In fact I’m beyond the barrier of boredom and into a complete new phase of boring when I see this. It’s almost as bad as Basic Maths.
Apr 11th at 9:13 pm
Oh! My dear it is complety exciting! I Just like because of the structure and it various features and the simplicity of the colors.
Apr 11th at 9:41 pm
It looks like a clean, elegant theme.
Apr 11th at 10:48 pm
This one is definitely worthy of a try. I love the cool, clean look and the fact that it has the Asides. LOL … so many themes, I’m having a hard time staying with just one look!
Apr 11th at 11:25 pm
Thank you this is the BEST Theme that I have managed to come across. Looks great and loads of options.
Apr 12th at 3:34 am
Looks like I am gonna switch!
Apr 12th at 5:04 am
Looks too plain. On my theme there is action but not so much that it takes away from the content? The demo looks fairly busy, but if the “Latest Post” didn’t include a picture, it would be very boring. Thumbs down.
Apr 12th at 5:07 am
It’s a neat layout, but please count my vote for a dark or customizable background color.
Apr 12th at 7:56 am
One word: nice. Great to know it’s for free.
Apr 12th at 9:14 am
I think I’ll put this theme on my blog.
Apr 12th at 12:52 pm
A nice theme, but its not something I would use.
Apr 12th at 1:44 pm
The morning after tomorrow.
Apr 12th at 3:37 pm
Nice theme. Really like the style.