Happy Tuesday! We’ve got two unique free themes for you today, and they are quite a study in contrasts.
Our first theme, Splendio, dazzles with an unconventional yet stylish design from Design Disease that pops out of the box — literally.
How you use this theme is limited only by your imagination! It comes loaded with features: six widget areas (one in the right sidebar and up to five in the footer), featured header images, and a custom background. In addition, there’s a showcase page template (pictured in the screenshot above) that includes a featured slider for sticky posts, and a nifty compact listing of your latest posts. For details on how to set up the Splendio theme on your blog, consult the Theme Showcase.
Our next theme, Suburbia, is as orderly and minimalistic as Splendio is eccentric and playful. Designed by WPShower, Suburbia’s attractive arrangement of posts inside a grid make it an excellent choice for magazine-oriented sites.
Suburbia makes use of featured images to display your posts in a clean, refined style. If you’d like a post to have a larger featured image, mark it as a sticky post. In this manner, you can highlight your most important content. In addition to featured images, Suburbia supports five optional widget areas (four in the footer and one in the sidebar on single posts and pages), a custom background, and custom header image. As always, you can click on over to the Theme Showcase to read more about Suburbia.
We look forward to seeing how you use these two great themes.
- Feb 7, 2012 @ 6:00 pm
Feb 7th at 11:11 pm
Yeaah..Suburbia! Love it.
Feb 8th at 12:09 am
That’s cute and awesome!
Feb 8th at 12:20 am
Suburbia is a very well designed and neat theme.
Feb 8th at 12:23 am
I’m gonna try this. Thanks so much.
Feb 8th at 1:06 am
Love Splendio!! Vibrant and fresh. Thanks.
Feb 8th at 1:28 am
Feb 8th at 1:58 am
Kudos. I found what I’ve been looking for.
Feb 8th at 2:06 am
Oh, more FREE stuff! I especially like the first one. Thanks!
Feb 8th at 2:39 am
Reblogged this on naqsh50.
Feb 8th at 3:36 am
I ike Suburbia (the theme), but it seems to limit the amount of material I can stack in the footer widgets
Feb 8th at 4:44 am
Thanks for the free themes. I will definitely try this one out. Looks like a semi-magazine theme.
Feb 8th at 5:02 am
I like Splendio this is definitely better than others.
Feb 8th at 5:43 am
Splendio’s really cool! So’s Suburbia, but Splendio’s out-of-the-boxness makes it super cool!
Feb 8th at 6:38 am
Splendio is so cool…
Feb 8th at 8:06 am
Splendid themes for the taking… wow…
Feb 8th at 10:15 am
Splendio is great, but it would be even greater if it had the option to change the color of the widget titles (the gray is not very pleasant an isn’t matching with many background colors). Even so it is still a great theme!
Feb 8th at 12:50 pm
It looks cool and well organized..!!
Feb 8th at 1:47 pm
Thanks for posting! I love this theme! <3333
Feb 8th at 1:48 pm
I prefer minimalistic look of the blog, so I like how Suburbia looks. It’s great!
Feb 8th at 2:06 pm
Wow it’s like those came out of some kinda dream!
Feb 8th at 2:52 pm
Just revived an old blog and it looks like Suburbia has come along at the right time for me. Thanks WP!
Feb 8th at 3:07 pm
Reblogged this on Btak's Blog.
Feb 8th at 3:21 pm
I like the way Splendio treats blockquotes and photos.
I’ve purchased the Custom Design upgrade, and I don’t think I would have to alter very much to make Splendio look the way I want. I might have to try this theme some day.
Feb 8th at 3:38 pm
They both look really great. One different from the other.
Feb 8th at 4:35 pm
Very nice themes, I do like Splendio. Keep up the good work, these two themes are just great, so imagine how great Twenty Twelve would be.
Feb 8th at 4:47 pm
Feb 8th at 4:57 pm
Splendio looks like it could be a lot of fun with Custom CSS to play with the colors and fonts a little…but there’s one crippling problem with the way it’s implemented here. The social icons are limited to just three options (RSS, Twitter, Facebook) which means the design can never really look right (it’s obviously designed to have four or five icons up there). The result is something that’s forced to always look a little broken or incomplete. Why not allow Vimeo, YouTube, and other stuff in there? It would be trivial to add them in to the Theme Options.
Feb 8th at 5:30 pm
Splendio is definitely a breath of fresh air and I love it and more importantly I love that it is free!
Feb 8th at 11:29 pm
I am so glad I saw this! I lOVE Splendio’s modern look. I just added to my new weblog and it looks awesome.
Feb 9th at 12:37 am
I like It… Beautiful.. Smart
Feb 9th at 2:47 am
Hmm… not bad.
Feb 9th at 4:54 am
Suburbia is good. I gotta try it.
Feb 9th at 1:25 pm
Love them both! I immediately changed my two blogs to use one of each. Great work guys.
Feb 9th at 1:52 pm
Splendio is so awesome! Thanks for the post
Feb 9th at 4:28 pm
I like both themes but I think I would use Suburbia more than Splendio.
Feb 9th at 5:01 pm
Wow, I cannot wait to try it out!
Feb 9th at 6:27 pm
Did you read my mind? what do ya got? mindpress now? OMG this is what I was looking for. I love it!
Feb 9th at 8:08 pm
I already knew about the Splendio theme, since I’m a huge fan of Design Disease. When I first saw it at their website, it was love at first sight. And now I can freely use it in my blog…!!
I only would like to know how to change the “In other news” title in the showcase page template. Or maybe it is not possible?? I also agree with “trackofalljades” regarding the social icons.
Feb 9th at 10:12 pm
I’m using Splendio now! Great stuff!! It might look like a premium theme but yeah it looks like one.. only that it’s freaking free! Thanks WordPress!
Feb 10th at 5:57 am
Not for me but my very talented quilter partner will love this…cheers
Feb 10th at 7:44 am
Wow! That’s pretty cool-I will be sure to try them! ;D
Feb 10th at 9:34 pm
I just switched from BOLD to SPLENDIO, and I am really happy with this new theme. I’ve replaced the background with my own, and am utilizing the front page as a static look. I’m loving the colors, and the geometric shape that this theme displays. The quick and easy use of the search bar in the very easily visible right hand corner is also a perk.
Recommendation: Check out these themes with a custom background. It changes the feel of the theme, and you may like a theme, which prior to adding your own background you may not have liked all that much.
Feb 10th at 9:39 pm
i have just tested this magnificent Splendio theme and it is really great, this theme helped me to create a photolog for Command and Conquer. I don’t think that it needs any tweaking at all, keep up the good work
Feb 11th at 10:56 am
Super satisfied with Suburbia! Thanks!
Feb 11th at 3:15 pm
Looks like two great themes. Keep them coming.
Feb 11th at 10:46 pm
New and fresh, very tempting
Feb 11th at 11:11 pm
Splendio looks fabulous!
Feb 12th at 1:07 am
I have not tried this theme yet. Will do it soonest possible. It can be fun as usual, hopefully.
Feb 12th at 7:27 am
One of my favorite themes.
Feb 12th at 11:17 am
I’ve tried it… and just… good!
Feb 12th at 11:30 am
I love Splendio, it looks so cool and new and very different indeed! I may try it out on my blog as a preview just to be nosy and see how it looks! lol!! Great Job!!
Feb 14th at 6:33 am
Feb 14th at 6:23 pm
I have implemented Splendio just amazing!!!
Feb 18th at 2:09 am
The greatest themes on WordPress.com for sure. Thank you very much for creating them.