Early Theme Adopters: Bushwick

In our Early Theme Adopters series, we focus on bloggers creating great sites with recent additions to the Theme Showcase. Today, let’s visit some of the sites using Bushwick, a blogging theme that packs a visual punch.

Bushwick has become the theme of choice for tens of thousands of bloggers since we launched it a few months ago. It’s easy to see why: its typography and layout make posts highly readable, while the vertical custom header image adds a distinct, easy-to-customize design touch.

Bushwick also allows you to create custom excerpts, and to tuck non-essential elements into a neat slide-out widgets area. All these features make it a perfect theme for bloggers of all stripes. Take a look at the sites below for some inspiration.

Call of the Wild Geese

call of the wild geese bushwick
Blogger Anne created Call of the Wild Geese to document her thoughts and adventures during a six-month period of self-imposed unemployment.

The airy feel of her site perfectly echoes the blog’s evocative title. Anne’s uncluttered design focuses the visitor’s attention on her writing, which is complemented by beautiful custom drawings in the header area and in each individual post.

Fashion Backwards

fashion backwards bushwick
In Fashion Backwards, Liz, a history-minded fashion blogger, takes a look at the origins of some of today’s most popular styles, showing how the past lives on through our clothes. She’s created a witty logo for her site, which is prominently displayed in the vertical header area.

One of the greatest elements in Bushwick‘s design is the splashy display of featured images. Liz is making the most of the theme by giving each post a smart, customized look with well-chosen featured images.

Jeff Schneider

Jeff Schneider Bushwick

On his personal site, avid traveler and marketing professional Jeff Schneider showcases his writing and photography from his journey across Southeast Asia. Bushwick‘s crisp design and generous layout make his images really shine.

Jeff has turned his site into more than a travel blog, though: drawing on the theme’s versatility, he’s made it easy for colleagues and potential employers to view his résumé and portfolio, both an easy click away in his streamlined custom menu.

If you’d like to learn more about Bushwick or give it a try, visit the theme’s Showcase page.


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  1. lovelarisarose

    It has been my favorite design since I started my blog 6 months ago! I have not used another since starting my blog because I love the setup too much!

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  2. christrocks

    Striking contrast between the three blogs; they all manage to make the theme their own. Not to mention the sheer awesomeness of their individual looks. ;) I’m impressed!

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  3. Anne Rupert

    Thank you WordPress, what a lovely surprise to be featured on this today! It took me a while to find a theme that fitted with my design and layout and was very glad to come across Bushwick.

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  4. K. Johnson-Weider

    We’ve also in process of transitioning our blog over to Bushwick: Great theme!

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  5. Jordan135 Gaming

    Nice theme and nice layout – I have not seen this theme and I have been looking at the WordPress.com themes and not seen this one. :)

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  6. offtheroad

    Thanks for the feature Ben!

    Before my trip I was looking for the perfect layout and just fell in love with Bushwick! As I am constantly on the go, updating the website from my smartphone is a must. Bushwick makes it even more convenient with its neat predefined styles and highlight on pictures…

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  7. 2398479230a

    Thanks so much for sharing it!

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  8. oliverarany

    I use the same theme. IT’s the best ! :D

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  9. robinsoninteriors

    I use this theme for my Interior Design blog…it allows me to keep a beautiful image in front of the reader even while they’re reading text. Visuals are so important in my industry!

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  10. Mardi Gras

    Bushwick is very good theme – we love it. Great work by the creators. Cheers!

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  11. richardverkley12

    Bushwick is really awesome theme – I like it.

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  12. Il diario di carta

    It’s a nice theme, but I never adopted it because there is no comments link below the post on the front page. :(

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  13. waclkids

    Bushwick is a nice theme.

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