New Theme: Nishita

Nishita is a simple, minimally-styled photoblogging theme—now available for WordPress.com blogs. With a choice of dark or light color scheme, the muted design puts all the focus on your photos. Not only is this theme designed for photos, it loves big photos: the default layout is super-wide at 1024 pixels.

Nishita example, dark color scheme.

Theme options include two layout choices: “Photoblog” at 1024 pixels wide, or “Blog” at 768 pixels wide. For an even more reduced photoblog look, you could change your WordPress.com reading settings to show one post per page, and thus only one image will show at a time on your front page.

This photo-loving theme also uses post thumbnails to show a small version of images on your archive pages. Personalize it with a custom background, header image, and menu.

Learn more about this Nishita—and how to set it up for maximum photoblog awesomeness—over on the Theme Showcase. This theme is based on the original design by Brajeshwar.


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Lance Willett

  • Sep 14, 2011 @ 4:02 pm
  • Themes

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  1. Raise Expectations

    Very cool. Looks great, especially for photo blogs.

  2. noirciplume

    Finally! A beautiful photoblog theme that can showcase large photographs. Thank you WP!

  3. Blogger

    Wow! A black theme! It’s great! :-D

  4. The Awkward List

    This is one is awesome. It IS perfect for photographs… thanks!

  5. Mikalee Byerman

    “Maximum photoblog awesomeness” — definitely achieved through this theme!

    I’m very excited about the width of this layout … I’ll be experimenting with it.

    Thank you! :)

  6. timethief

    I think this is a gorgeous theme with great features. Many photobloggers have been looking for a wide theme like this one that will display large images and the default layout is super-wide at 1024 pixels on Nishita. Not only that, but the theme automatically creates thumbnails of images on archive pages and photobloggers have been seeking that too.. I’m sure there will be a lot of bloggers switching to this theme today. :) Thanks for adding this great theme.

  7. Elana

    Awesome! :D

  8. Christy

    Oh, I like it; going to have to change, I believe.

  9. regnat

    Fantastic, just what I was looking for.

  10. mytownusa

    Shows photos really well!

  11. JamieCurtisBaker

    I’m digging this one.

  12. MsGenealogist

    Just beautiful. The wide layout is going to be a big draw, but the whole design is lovely.

  13. Waqas Ali

    I just had closer look and found it enchanting, both for blogs with lot of photos and blog which focus on quality text the most. The theme is quite smart, optional Header, Header Text and three widgets in footer along with sidebar is perfect. Anyone hesitant with this theme, add my YES and use it now. :)

  14. malbecmemoirs

    This gives WP a Tumblr feel to it. Not a bad thing!

  15. Marcos Roberto

    Congratulations! Very beautiful.This theme is perfect for a photoblog. :) Thank you!

  16. Gabriele Lopez

    A joy for every photoblogger … the missing theme … big thanks!!

  17. mrasherkade

    I love this, more dark themes and wide ones please!

  18. Sarckz

    Oh, this theme is so cool. Even if it’s not a photoblog it’s very awesome and stylish. =) I’m using it now in my blog. :D Thank you very much.

  19. oceanofstupidity

    Yes. This is it. Great work! I think I’ll change my present template.

  20. Nicolas Pierret

    Wow, seems great, I have to try it! Could enhance some of my pictures! Thanks!

  21. ch3y3nn3n

    Coolness… I’ve always wanted to do a photo blog. :D

  22. K.A. Renninger

    Really like the minimal distraction of the dark background, the ability to show large photos and thumbnails. This seems like a winner!

  23. Chorwin

    Wow, 1024 pixels width… this is what I looking for! Really like this theme, compared to Modularity Lite, this is the best photoblog theme as of now.

  24. prvl

    Definitely great :)

  25. gianghayenchi

    Thanks. Cute.

  26. Sathya

    I was almost happy with it, when I realized that the image width drops to 720 when u add a side bar. You are right it becomes a pain when the text goes across thru the width of 1024. Can we have some themes with 900px wide not including the side bar and a footer.

    The theme is simple and nice, just does not work for me.

  27. Quan

    I love this! Photos are large and the basic dark background helps with the contrast. Switching now!

  28. vaneza4

    I really like the style. its elegant and very attractive to look at…

  29. misskellyjean

    So I love this blog, with the large photos but I noticed that people can’t see my previous posts to the left. I’m worried that my previous posts won’t ever get viewed now. I’m a photographer and it’s really important that people have easy access to older posts, Is there a way to still use this style and also have my previous posts visible? Even if it’s not to the left but maybe up top or at the bottom of the page? Can I install this somehow. I’m not super savvy with WordPress yet, so any help is appreciated. Thanks:)

    • Evan

      Hi there, previous posts will be below your newest post. To see them, readers can just scroll down they page as with most WordPress themes, but different than Duotone, which you might be thinking of.

  30. conspiracyofravens

    Thank you WP! I’ve been looking out for this one for ages, even contemplated on the fee paying ones; not as striking and effective! I switched over immediately last night.

    Excellent Work and Thank You again!

  31. Bosstiger

    Maximum photoblog awesomeness! i ll say this too!
    the first thing that i thought when i saw this theme was…Japan dojo and something with samurai, and voila! these days i was planning to do some photoblogs, and this theme will rock so hard till the bone!
    keep up the good work fellows :D

  32. Bosstiger

    this theme will help start a photolog! and i think its better than duotone theme, wordpress.com always getting better and better :D

  33. Mike Elliott

    I like this a lot! Simple is better!

  34. Paris Paul P

    Gorgeous! Exactly what I need for my Paris photo blog! I’ll be changing to this theme (as soon as I get home from work!). Thanks Team!

  35. Gaurav Tiwari

    “Nishita” is a Hindi word mean ‘beautiful night.’

  36. RedCat430

    It’s simple and beautiful!

  37. Studio Winters

    Beautiful color contrast with your photo. Am currently learning the whole WP blog Game with my first blog as a “writer.” But I am a photographer also, so I will more than likely use this template. From what the other comments say, this one seems to be the best they have seen. I love it. And it also blends nicely with the simple black grunge theme I chose for the writing blog.
    THanks

  38. rapid emboar

    If only I could take photos…

  39. itsmenajwa

    Nice one! Simple too!

  40. jeyablog

    Oh I really LOVE you wordpress! I have waiting for this one for years!! thanks, i really mean it you’re the best!

  41. vicvega66

    Great theme, has almost everything I want, dark colour, can show off photo’s at last, yipee! and is nicely customisable as well.

    The only slight niggle is the font size which is a wee bit too small and the font colour which could do with being white rather than grey, will there be any option to change these in future?

  42. vankaditavroom

    Very artistic.

  43. AKHMAD SUDRAJAT

    It is really suitable for a photoblog.

  44. Brajeshwar (@Brajeshwar)

    Wow! The response to this theme is amazing. I’m no longer the right person to be called the creator of Nishita. Lance and team have done an amazing job in bringing Nishita alive. BTW, for those wondering and asking, “Nishita” is the name of my niece – Nishita Oinam – http://www.flickr.com/photos/nishitaoinam/.

  45. Michael Mingo

    Great theme – finally a nice simple theme to showcase photos – this is what I’ve been waiting for – thanks!

  46. tenbrokenbullets

    Beautiful! Simple and clean, and like was said before, perfect for photobloggers, just like my sister. ;)

  47. iruvienne

    You’ve shattered my apprehension by saying there was also a light colour scheme – black colour schemes weren’t in my mind. While I was giving the theme a look, I was very glad upon seeing it was 1024px wide and it had a beautiful, tidy and well-balanced design, even though I’m not aiming for a photoblog. Excited with the fresh new thumbnails archiving and costumization, I activated it without delay. The +sidebar scheme was a good surprise and the light colour scheme was even more delightful. Thank you, I mean it.

  48. chinesetea2

    Beautiful color contrast with your photo. From what the other comments say, this one seems to be the best they have seen. I love it. And it also blends nicely with the simple black grunge theme I chose for the writing blog. Thanks.

  49. chinesetea2

    Thank you WP! I’ve been looking out for this one for ages, even contemplated on the fee paying ones; not as striking and effective! I switched over immediately last night.

  50. corzgalore

    I always love that oriental feel.

  51. peregrine

    Timethief said this: ” Not only that, but the theme automatically creates thumbnails of images on archive pages and photobloggers have been seeking that too.. I’m sure there will be a lot of bloggers switching to this theme today. Thanks for adding this great theme.”

    I like that feature a lot and would like thumbnails on archived posts. However, I am not a photographer. Would this Nishita theme still work for a regular style blog that is mostly posts? I like Chateau, my present theme, but I don’t think that it allows archived posts to have thumbnails.

    I like the Homepage layout of Nishita A LOT.

  52. Eric

    Simple and clean, a great theme for photographs and picture-oriented blogs. There seems like a lot of similar ones these days, perhaps a bigger focus that blogging is moving towards more pictures less words?

  53. CurlyLAF

    Awesome! This is indeed cool. :)

  54. Matthew Paladino

    Looks great!

  55. drakonig

    I guess photobloggers will go wild with this theme. It is extraordinary!

  56. sushantdebnath

    Really awesome….something different is always praised..

  57. Kale

    Really nice. Now, if only I had more photos to share.

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