New Theme: Skeptical

Today we’re pleased to introduce the latest addition to our themes, Skeptical. Originally released by WooThemes for self-hosted WordPress.org blogs, Skeptical has seen great popularity as a blog theme. Now, it is available on WordPress.com.

The Skeptical Theme

The WordPress.com version is designed with Post Formats in mind. Skeptical supports nine post formats – standard, quote, aside, image, gallery, chat, audio, link, and video. Just by looking at the screenshot above, however, you can’t see all of the ingredients that make this theme sizzle. Now would be a good time to read all about Skeptical’s features on the Theme Showcase.


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Takashi Irie

  • Aug 23, 2011 @ 6:09 pm
  • Themes

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  1. Gaurav Tiwari

    Beautiful. Couldn’t believe it’s free.

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  2. toemusic

    Nice and clear theme! Light colours make it comfortable to read.

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  3. Margie

    Easily readable font, block quotes are nicely accented, wide photos are shrunk properly, lots of customization options! The main column width is quite narrow when using the three column format.

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  4. Debra Elizabeth Archibald

    I think this is a stunning theme!!

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  5. Jeff

    it’s very nice! but the tagline is so small it’s virtually unreadable. I would say crank both the page title and tagline up a couple points

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  6. nazir94

    I think it’s the best colour theme.

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  7. ciaranaustin

    A great theme, very pleasantly surprised it’s free.

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  8. The Fausto Rocks Yeah

    Beautiful! just what I was looking for!

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  9. The Awkward List

    Wow! Really really awesome!

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  10. AnnJoo

    It’s very nice and clean. I love it!

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  11. Loulou

    More great themes! ^_^

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  12. obsidianfactory

    Cool theme. Love the colour schemes! It’s good to bring out white themes! Hope you make more themes like this and “vigilance”!

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  13. sami116

    This is beautiful. Just the kind of theme I was looking for.

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  14. Amy M

    Absolutely stunning. May be making the switch. Nice work on this one!

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  15. jakesprinter

    Nice Theme! Great one!

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  16. tenbrokenbullets

    I love it!
    I couldn’t believe it’s free- thank you!

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  17. kojikisan

    Do not be skeptical…. use this theme …..it is clean and well designed. Thanks WordPress and WooThemes!

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  18. adventurewriter

    Looks fantastic! Something to certainly consider.

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  19. uwudamith

    It’s very clean and clear and It’s free.Thank you..

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  20. chinasmartphone

    It’s a great theme , clear and fresh ,we like it!

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  21. gianghayenchi

    So beautiful. Thanks.

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  22. omel07

    I have this uncanny attraction to black and white themes. :D

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  23. Ankita Jain

    It’s a very nice theme… I like it.

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  24. Karen Datangel

    Wow, love this! Will consider using this when I want to make a change. Thanks!

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  25. helar

    Nice one! Clean and elegant.

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  26. Kinna

    I’ve been looking for a theme to replace my much-loved Vigilance, just for a change. Skeptical has all the elements and options that I want in a new theme. I was surprised to discover that it is free. But, alas, the column width is too narrow. A lot of space is wasted on the first column whose sole purpose is to present the post title, date and number of comments. Also, tags can only be seen in a full page view of a post. But thank you, it’s still a very nice looking and functional theme.

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  27. Taku

    Oh gosh, that’s really pretty!

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  28. angelbein

    Wow this is a very neat theme! :) It’s cool to the eyes.!!

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  29. Bhushan Shirgaonkar

    This theme is clean and wonderful.

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  30. Ilham

    Good contrasty. Easy on the eye. love it. :)

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  31. Linear Fix

    Looks wonderful, I’ve enabled the theme on my blog.

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  32. Ricky Staines

    Thanks WordPress! I’ve wanted this theme for so long! :)

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  33. nikesoccercleats

    Nice and clear theme! Light colours make it comfortable to read.

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  34. phoxis

    Too good to be free!

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  35. Bellatrix

    Great theme – even gets nested lists correct, though it hides the text before the more tag in the actual post. A love/hate thing there. Would be great as a customization option (unless there is already is one).

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    • Takashi Irie

      There was a glitch on more tag but it’s been resolved now. I hope you now only love the theme :)

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  36. beyondanomie

    WooThemes are generally great. I just started a new second blog last week using their The Morning After theme; frankly I was surprised it was free. Skeptical appears to be following that tradition, and is tempting me to switch, but on balance I think Morning After still suits that particular blog’s needs better. But still, very impressed by the flexibility of all the different post formats.

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  37. Bosstiger

    I really like this theme and I will try it, that’s for sure :D
    Keep up the good work :D

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  38. Recis

    Hey Theme Team!

    I just love it when you guys work with WooThemes to come up with amazing blog templates for WordPress.com bloggers. Here’s to hoping you would release more magazine-style themes . . . FREE!! :D

    Thanks very much!
    Cheers!

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  39. SaniAgung

    Awesome when I know that free !! Thankssss…

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  40. Ro

    I am totally psyched about this theme! I’m already playing around with it to see what it can do. :)

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  41. Reggie

    Ooooh, I like this one a lot! If I can figure out how to convert my blog to it, without losing any of my current widgets, I’ll give this one a try.

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  42. Joanna Aislinn

    Clean, simple and very cool-looking. Nice features, too. Thanks!

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  43. bozoworld

    Great theme! i would pay for it…but thanks for keeping it free!

    the Bozo.

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  44. misbakhudinmunir

    Wow… I like it so much…….. I have to use it.

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  45. thehandmadeyou

    Really focuses attention on the content. I love it!

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  46. mrasherkade

    It reminds me of all the other ones…… :(

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  47. airborne

    Is there a way to change the fonts used in this theme without spending a dime?
    Frankly, I feel the the fonts on it don’t belong there.

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  48. Kale

    I think, I’m a bit skeptical about Skeptical.

    But it’s so simplistic I kinda like it.

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  49. Matthew Paladino

    I like this…very simple and lovely!

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  50. chocolatelie

    Is this for free? Wow. :D Amazing job! Thank You for the theme so much. :) I think many of bloggers from WordPress.com is glad to use the theme for free. :)

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  51. Spendawg

    This is a pretty nice one. I am currently using Two Thousand and Eleven.

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  52. superdefective

    Very clean and simple, nice work.

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  53. Eric

    Very beautiful. Definitely considering this for my blog.

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  54. Lee

    Gaurav Tiwari, said it best. I agree.

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  55. krens1024

    Great, I am proud of this beauty ………………. ok. Thank you.

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  56. Archan Bahulekar

    This is good stuff.. Piece of art!

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  57. xarzyOnWP

    its nice and clean theme. i hope you’ll be sharing more of your talent in the future.

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  58. Adrian Pantonial

    This must be love at first sight! I so love it I’m using it now. THANK YOU SOOO MUCH! )

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  59. Cristiana

    I like it a lot except it’s not right for my photography blog…

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  60. thewanderingsiren

    I dig it. it looks great!

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  61. Words of Little Relevance

    I find this quite easy on the eye. I know it won’t be to everyone’s taste, but hey, that’s the point of themes.

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  62. veryyang

    I love, love, LOVE this theme. Please update so that the HTML links are clearly visible – the black and grey are nearly indistinguishable at the moment!

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  63. vilde0110

    I like it very much. Clean and simple!

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  64. Denzil

    A really lovely, clean, bright theme (the best yet). I agree with the last poster: please update the links, they are hardly visible at all. Thanks!

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