It’s that time of the year again: every holiday season, we collaborate with wonderful artists to create a festive WordPress illustration. I recently had the pleasure to work with Jacqui Oakley on this year’s version. I think you’ll agree that this frosty, shimmering image is a perfect representation of the season.
Cheer was a big hit last year, so we decided to give y’all another seasonal theme that captures the holiday spirit. Automattic’s Caroline Moore has adapted Jacqui’s illustration into a new theme called Shine On, now available on WordPress.com.
As you can see, it’s a winter wonderland of color, and makes terrific use of post formats to help you chronicle your holiday celebrations.
Shine On is a gleaming, colorful theme, a perfect tree topper for personal sites and blogs. Make yours sparkle with this festive theme, then share your holiday photos and stories with friends and family.
You can read more about Shine On on the theme showcase, or preview it on your blog by going to Appearance → Themes.
As always, we’ve also created some cheerful wallpapers to match, available in different sizes for your device of choice:
- iPhone 4/4s
- iPhone 5/5c/5s
- iPad, Android devices
- Desktop – Small (1280×720)
- Desktop – Large (2560×1440)
- Desktop – for Retina Displays (2880×1800)
Need help changing your wallpaper? Here are instructions for iOS, Android, OS X, Windows 7 and Windows 8. A tip: Choose an image larger than your screen size, and set the position to “center” or “fill screen” (not “stretch”).
Dec 5th at 10:35 pm
A cute variation of Twenty Thirteen. Shine on!
Dec 5th at 10:47 pm
Thanks so much Dave and Jacqui for creating this lovely seasonal theme. May you both have a wonder-filled holiday season. And, may WordPress shine on and on and on.
Dec 5th at 10:50 pm
Stop sending me messages! I have tried to unsubscribe but it doesn’t work. I don’t want any more messages thanks!
Dec 5th at 11:26 pm
It is gorgeous indeed.
Dec 5th at 11:28 pm
I think it’s beautiful. Will its availability be limited to the holidays? I hope not.
Dec 5th at 11:59 pm
As the Owl Of Knowledge, I might have to change my page for a bit. Beautiful theme!
Dec 6th at 1:37 am
While I love the theme, the huge name in the illustration takes away from the name of the actual blog one is running….
Dec 6th at 5:25 am
Wow, that looks fantastic.
Dec 6th at 8:36 am
I actually like the title font a little bit more than the one on Twenty Thirteen
Dec 6th at 9:16 am
This is amazing! I love the whimsical colors. Very inspiring. Thank you!
Dec 6th at 1:44 pm
So cute! The artist did a good job!
Dec 7th at 12:58 am
Cool! Twenty Thirteen. Shine on!
Dec 7th at 6:13 am
Beautiful idea and implementation. It looks fantastic!
Dec 7th at 10:12 pm
I’ve used it on my blog and it works great!
Dec 8th at 8:08 am
Splendid – this is “proper” art.
Dec 9th at 9:14 pm
I really like the new artwork for this layout!
Dec 10th at 9:59 pm
Well, if I knew anything about decorating online, I might consider it. Meanwhile, I’ll just go with whatever basic idea I decided upon when I started my little section of WordPress.
Dec 11th at 7:29 am
A great theme but not for Bloggers who write News! Sad Me!
Dec 11th at 1:29 pm
I love the theme!
Dec 11th at 8:33 pm
Question: How do I get snowflakes background?
Dec 12th at 5:07 pm
The colors are absolutely beautiful. Love this.