We want everyone on WordPress.com to be able to find the best theme possible for their blog. Something beautiful, amazing, and cool. A theme that makes you want to jump up, run your laptop next door, and show your neighbor your awesome blog. That’s why we love bringing you so many new themes, why we have over 150 themes for you to choose from, and why we have even more on the way. It’s also why every day you let us know different ways we could make all our existing themes just a little bit better. You contact us in support, add your suggestions in the forums, comment here, and — of course! — blog about it.
Because of all that we took as many of those little bits as we could and made our incredible collection of 150-plus themes even better for you.
More Custom Headers and More Color Schemes
We know how much you love customizing your themes and making them your own so we made sure that our best, our most popular, and our most beautiful themes let you do just that. The Custom Header Image feature lets you quickly add your own personal stamp on a theme. We went and added it to themes missing it that could really use it and use it well. You’ll now find that it’s available in themes like Notepad, Titan, Simpla, Grid Focus, and Chaos Theory.
Make sure you try out all the new design possibilities these color schemes bring to Custom Design.
Even More Theme Improvements
There were even more theme improvements. They were slightly smaller but good things come in small packages. Things like improving the custom header feature in our most popular theme, Twenty Ten. You can now change your header text color or even hide it altogether with a visit to Appearance → Themes and just a few clicks.
We also added Post Format support to the Spectrum theme. There are more customization options in the Structure theme, Misty Look, and Fruit Shake. Ocean Mist has customizable Featured Images for each post’s header image. Our most popular themes now have better comment labeling when comments are turned off and better author highlighting for multiple author blogs — making them perfect for blogs that are more like small business sites or magazines. And — and there are even more theme improvements that were done. Too many to list here!
We’ll keep on bringing you new themes. Keep on letting us know what you’d like to see improved with them.
- Nov 21, 2011 @ 7:12 pm
Nov 23rd at 8:48 pm
I would really love it if the default text color was black or a very dark gray. Some of my older readers – and I – have a lot of trouble reading gray text. To get around this, I’ve been manually changing every article page to black.
Nov 24th at 11:59 pm
Oh some useful info here, thank you.
Nov 25th at 6:06 am
More themes + more customizations = more awesome WordPress!
Nov 25th at 7:28 pm
great news! a custom header image, even a small icon to personalize DePo Masthead would be great news too..!!! pelase please add it!
Nov 26th at 4:42 pm
I wish we could change the fonts without having to pay! I hate that most themes use Times New Roman or a font like it!
Nov 27th at 11:14 am
Very nice to have something that can be distributed to others and could be useful for them … thank you
Nov 27th at 12:38 pm
+1 to Dave Bonta’s comments. WP.com is a service that does cost money to run. A lot of people work for a company that gives a great (and largely free) blogging platform to so many users. Good job, gang.
Nov 29th at 2:23 pm
The more themes an possibilities, the merrier and the better
Dec 1st at 3:10 pm
Thank you WordPress. I really like this platform. I have started to use WordPress and I think that only the sky is the limite.
Dec 1st at 9:17 pm
cool news !!!