It’s the first Theme Thursday in December, and we have exciting news to share — Elmastudio has become one of our newest premium theme partners. We’ve been fans of their designs for a long time, and we’re thrilled to announce the launch of their debut theme on WordPress.com, Kiore Moana.
Kiore Moana is simply beautiful. Its airy, single-column design, clean typography, full-width featured images, and carefully crafted post-format icons make reading your blog a fun experience. Perhaps you have travel stories and photos to share, or memorable experiences to recount from your daily life. Or maybe you would like to start a tumblelog, complete with your favorite quotes, links, and short blog entries. Whatever your passion, it’s sure to look amazing with Kiore Moana.
As a single-column theme, Kiore Moana is designed to display posts without the distraction of a sidebar. But that doesn’t mean you can’t use widgets in this theme – Kiore Moana comes with a special page template that arranges widgets in a lovely one-column layout. This is a great place to display the three custom widgets that come with Kiore Moana: About, Social Links, and Featured Video. Of course, you can use any of the standard WordPress widgets on this page as well.
A nifty button in the top right corner of your site lets readers quickly navigate between the widgets page and your posts.
Kiore Moana is a premium upgrade for your blog. Learn more about its features on the Theme Showcase, or preview it on your site from Appearance → Themes.
- Dec 5, 2013 @ 6:43 pm
Dec 6th at 2:19 am
That’s intriguing. A widget page? I can see a great demand for more themes with this option.
Dec 6th at 3:50 am
I really like it! I was always thinking about opening another blog with different content with my current one. If that day comes, this may be the theme for it. ^^
Dec 6th at 8:39 am
Love the typography + single column layout. Also appreciate that it is quite an affordable theme.
Dec 6th at 2:24 pm
I am brand new to WordPress and I bought this today after seeing this post but can’t find how to upload it, I googled and is it right that I can only use it if I have wordpress.org? :\ any help would be greatly appreciated
Dec 6th at 2:35 pm
I just realised it was available in the premium theme section and I should have bought it there instead I followed a link and bought it from the site and received the file via email. Oh well, lesson learnt!
Dec 6th at 9:26 pm
A simple and elegant theme. Great design!
Dec 7th at 12:33 pm
Dec 10th at 6:19 am
Not bad. But I’m a two-sidebar kinda blogger myself…
Dec 10th at 6:55 am
I’ve admired Ellen and Manuel’s work for a long time. It’s nice to see them officially partnering with WordPress.
Dec 10th at 6:21 pm
Using it and it’s just brilliant…Everything looks so smooth and refreshing.
Dec 16th at 10:52 am
Not bad, and looks good.