We have created a brand new theme meant to carry on the spirit of an old timer with kindness, and we are launching it today. The theme has an air of old-style appeal, semi-academic graciousness with elegant typography, while also offering an overall fresh look with room for customization and the power of the latest WordPress features under the hood. It’s called Quintus.
Above all, whether you are creating a blog with plenty of pictures or a more text-centric blog, Quintus should suit you with elegance. It goes without saying, but it also comes with much of the newer functionality you are accustomed to, including custom backgrounds, custom menus, header images, and the option to publish short aside posts, among others.
If you like the focus to be on the content, you can even turn the blog design into a one column layout by removing all widgets from the sidebar in Appearance → Widgets. To learn more about Quintus go to its page on the Theme Showcase and check the demo blog.
Update: Quintus now offers an additional color scheme named Archaic. You can activate it from Appearance → Theme Options.
- Aug 10, 2011 @ 5:15 pm
Looks very classy und clean. Like it! I love the huge space for the posts. Great!
Clean and easy to read. Very nice blog.
It is elegant and I like the appearance. I can’t wait to try it out in my test blog. Wow! are you Theme Team people ever productive. It’s hard to keep up with you.
This is the kind of theme I was looking for. Can I change its width?
Also one suggestion, please make it possible for us to get a twitter username mentioned in, when a reader RT our posts. Thank you!
I agree with Eric, very clean, but I’m partially confused. It says it’s a great theme for pictures, but it seems to almost be like any other theme (with pictures). I’m not seeing much of a difference. I do like that it’s a clean read though.
Good job guys!
Love the theme, elegant indeed!
It looks really stylish. I haven’t set up my theme yet but I am considering using this one. I like it.
You gave me a big smile reading this post. My son’s name is Quintus….. Thanks for naming the theme to him ;-)
Are there themes coming with small header images? Most of the recent releases have huge sized header.
Amazing theme! Keep making themes like that.
Nice theme bro.
It’s avaiable to self-hosted blogs?
Absolutely stunning! Just started writing a blog a few days ago and immediately switched to this. I really have to upload some photos to enjoy the work you’ve done. A really switched on theme.
And @iphilips: your son has a wonderful name!
Very nice! I totally love it!
So this theme is number five. Where are the other four? Or do you plan to release them in the future? Just asking, the name is too curious.
Thanks very much for putting out another theme! This one’s so simple but retains a touch of elegance and grace. And with the options and customization you have enabled, I’m sure it will appeal to a lot of WP.com bloggers. It’s very commendable that you would like to let us, the users, to have a wide selection of themes for our blogs. Keep them coming!
This is a very classy theme but…
1.The original’s header text doesn’ t disappeared, after 3 tries with my coustom header
2. Why don’ t yoy add all the post formats for this blog? Pleaseeee? :)
Thank you for all these new themes!!
Cool, like your “focus on content” – I thought all of us are content creators… lol.
I think it looks great! I may change my theme to this one instead! :)
I already forgot about Quentin theme. Poor Quentin. I rarely see anyone here on WordPress using it.
But glad that you upgraded her!
And with that air of elegance too!
Ohhh Like it a lot.
So many cool new themes of late…TOO MANY CHOICES!!
I do wish it were simpler to try a blog theme on without committing to it. Or maybe it is and I’m just too chicken–and not tech savvy enough!
Elegant! Beautiful! Love the typography. I would consider using this in a flash if I weren’t extremely happy with Manifest…which I am! This would definitely be my next choice. It doesn’t look like it has bottom widgets though. That’s the only drawback I see. I also don’t like the huge headers, but that seems to be the rage these days!
You are amazing, theme team.
Perfect educational theme. Loved the layout and fonts. Thanks for such a valuable theme. There are some ~ type icons in the begining of each post (in preview), does it mean something special!?
Absolutely love this theme! The typography is exactly what I’ve been looking for.
I think a theme is sleek and stylish.
Unfortunately the other day I went to the theme Coraline. But this theme is to keep in mind for its great amplitude.
Thanks you! Look it nice!
Love this one. Keep up the great work!
I like the new themes, because they are easy and elegant! Great job! :-D
This theme looks great indeed! The best thing about it is that it supports information and pictures perfectly. It will surely prove beneficial for the bloggers.
I like theses new themes so so much: Quintus &Pink Touch 2 they are really cool!
Thanks WP team! :D
Very good, I like it =D
Love it. Activated it. Personalized it. VERY CLASSY. I <3 WordPress!
Very nice! Thank you, :)
“Old style appeal” – for old guys like me?
Well, I do like it. It’s very clean. (Hey, isn’t that what they said about the old guy in “A Hard Days Night?”) ;-)
Seriously though, great job on this one.
I’m currently using this theme. :)
I just wish the word “Comments are closed” below the post (when the comment section is turned off) will not show anymore. I mean, it’s just obvious that the comments are closed if there is no comment form, isn’t it?
This looks o.k., i might try it out, but then again, i might not
Excellent! I was just searching for an “upgrade” from Koi, with a kind of “old-stylish” design, but with also the new features (like the post formats) :) Thanks a lot for your wonderful work!
:) Reminds me of Chocolate :)
It’s simple theme and look good… Thanks.
This is my current theme. Soooo loving it! :)
A very beautifull work and easy to use! Thanks a lot!!!
This work is very very cool! Congragurations guy! :)
I’m currently using the Quentin theme for my Tribe of Hope blog, and love its simplicity. However, I do like the customization options that Quintus offers and just might take the leap and switch to this new one. By the way, @mikalee, you can preview any of the themes WordPress offers before activating. It’s a cool feature that will grab all of your existing blog content and pull it into the theme you want to preview. There will be some things that in the preview may need adjusting once you activate, but this preview feature allows you to see how your blog will look like in any of the themes, even the premium ones before you actually commit. That’s how I originally decided on Quentin, because I could see how it looked with my actual content before actually commiting to it.
Wow! Nice theme… it looks cool!
We use Quentin for two reasons:
A “text color/weight/style vs background tone” design, that makes it easy to read.
A lively, warm golden color scheme, that sets it apart from standard, cold grey themes.
We were hoping for a good update to Quentin and Quintus does offer a lot of features and options users want, but the update lost what mattered most to us, so, we’ll have to stick with Quentin. Sorry. Good effort. Good theme. Good options. Just not a good fit for us.
Like it. But it wouldn’t suit my blog.
I’d use it, but I have a general dislike for non-minimalist themes. But the typography looks awesome, along with the inclusion of post formats, picture formatting and that date thing (hahaha). Although I have to say… the header looks awkward when it’s offset from the top of the page.
I must try this theme now !
This is quietly stunning. I like both the clean modern headline type and the readable body type. Especially like the prominent “Post a Comment” button at the bottom. Photos look great on this theme.
I like it! It looks simple yet it has an elegant touch to it.
Can you try to make a theme with a featured image, like structure, but better for dark colored backgrounds?
It’s really classic.
Nice, it rests my eyes ^ ^
I really like this and was going to switch my blog over, but when I tried to upload a header, a small black rectangle would appear stuck in the middle of it on the page and wouldn’t go away. I tried re-uploading several times with no success.
Matias, I love Quintus! I’m new to WordPress, and I immediately chose Quintus for my blog. One question: I notice that the Tagline under the Site Title is nearly invisible on larger screens. (It’s perfectly visible on my small laptop screen and on an iPad, and in Internet Explorer on my large desktop screen; but in Chrome and Firefox it fades out to nothing on the large screen.) Do you have any suggestions or fixes for making the Tagline more visible? Thanks!
Cool, cool colours. Nice!
This design is great, but unfortunately my heart belongs to the Motion theme design, which fits my site perfectly.
This is the theme I am using for my blog. I really like the colors of it, as well as the clean design it provides. I’m very new to blogging, so I hope that this theme will give me a “professional appearance” while I learn all I can about blogging with WordPress.
No sorry, not really for me. I don’t like the brownish colors around the edges.
Quintus theme is just perfect for me. It is readable, elegant and has a wide sidebar.
Is there any way to collapse the posts so the homepage isn’t full post on top of full post? I would like it if it were easier to see the titles of my posts without having to scroll through as much.