DePo Masthead Theme Launch

DePo Masthead Front Page

DePo Masthead Front Page

I’m excited to announce DePo Masthead, designed by Derek Powazek.

This is one beautiful theme that draws on classic magazine design. The style is minimal, yet bold and detail-oriented. There is more here than meets the eye.

So, what’s different about this theme? It’s got lots of dynamic features. The header font changes size depending on the length of your blog title. And, to keep things neat and tidy, the column heights of your the articles on the front page will always be equal, even if one article has more content than another.

The focus in this theme is on your content. Each article starts out with the comments tucked away, allowing your reader to take in your brilliance fully, then expand the comments to start the discussion:

Comments Before & After Unfolding

Take note of the beautiful navigation elements and clever use of typography. And for the widget lovers out there, we’ve turned the bottom right panel of the footer into a widget area.

We hope you enjoy this one!


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  1. aliefte

    Yeah.. it’s nice theme.. congratz..!!

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  2. Lil Mis Than/New Yorker

    awsssssome

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  4. austria

    wow

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  5. Scratch Bags

    Neat theme. That’s the best part

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  6. wp1957

    Thanks for adding it. It´s a nice, clean, professional, beautiful and elegant looking theme. But I concur with previous opinions that widgets should be distributed evenly on the bottom for balance, and of course I the user should have the freedom to decide just how I organize them. A “previous” or “next” is also necessary. And I have concerns if YouTube videos dispaly properly as a previous comment states, since I like to embed videos on my posts.

    Wanted to give it a try out, but since I don´t see Andreas04, my theme for the last 8 months, listed anymore as an option, I rather keep what works for me until the little issues are fixed. Why is Andreas04 theme no longer listed at wordpress dot com? Anyone know?

    But keep the 3 columns themes coming!! They are way overdue! A selection of only 6 themes is hardly enough.(I am partial to having the columns on the right, thanks) 🙂

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  7. Noel Jackson

    @wp1597 Andreas04 is still there. We never have removed or intend to remove any design from our directory. Please visit your dashboard and then go to Design -> Themes to view all the available designs.

    The theme is all widgetized at the bottom, so you can distribute them however you like.

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  8. Mihai

    albeo is better 😀

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  9. Gogo

    Cute…. MORE MORE MORE please! I really want a theme that has custom colors, custom headers, widgets, and all the other goodies! ❤

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  10. Frances

    Just made it the template for my creative writing blog.
    Thanks!

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  11. drcorner

    This is a very unique and awesome theme. It’s great to see you guys up the Theme development front, and it’s even better to see the implementation of more modern and innovative Themes. Great job!

    Now, it’s be even better to see more varieties of three-columned Themes, there’s just way too few of them.

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  12. hoh

    bloody marvellous!
    not sure about the black & bordeaux or is it bergandy colour though
    orange would look gorgeous
    can one change the colour – better tootle over to themes/designs and try it out!

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  14. barrycade

    really feels like publishing your own mag or journal! thanks wordpress!

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  15. bhawkins34

    where can I go to download this theme to give it a spin? It looks great and can’t wait to use it. 🙂

    Thanks,

    brian

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  16. exemployee

    At first I wasn’t sure that I liked it when I tried my blogsite with it….however, it has grown on me…alot! I’m waiting to see if I get any positive or negative comments from my readers.

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  17. nenyok

    nice theme, i will try 🙂

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  19. photobeetle

    excellent!!!!

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  20. rationalpsychic

    Thank you. I think this style is long overdue.

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  21. maswey

    ooo very nice 🙂

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  22. GenSephyr

    I like this theme.. Although the only thing stopping me from using it is not having the option of a custom header…

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  23. tsfiles

    Apart from the title, which is simply too large, it looks beautiful.

    I would have used it, but it appears that this theme only displays three posts at a time. Most bloggers have more than three posts they’d like displayed.

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  24. Scietech

    This one is simple and neat! But I want more themes, please. 😐

    WordPress is the best,
    Way ahead of the rest! 🙂

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  25. misslionheart

    Mmmmm…methinks I’ll stay with my current theme, thanks! 😐

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  26. Teck

    Thank you for anther new theme. 🙂

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  27. Stonehead

    I like the look, but the bottom elements need more flexibility. As I have an archive going back years, the archive section is very long, while the widgets section is even longer thanks to my lengthy blogroll. It would be better to have more control over the elements that go in these sections, perhaps having two widgets panels and/or a drop-down menu for the archive section (as the archive widget has).

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  28. Mutant32z

    when are you going to give us FRESHY 2

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  29. afruj

    Nice theme. Wanna more new themes specially three columns.

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  30. photographythoughts

    I loved it so much that I immediately activated it! A tip for those who think the blogtitle is too big: Make it longer!

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  31. inuvikphil

    Classy and professional, thanks!

    Adds legitimacy to any blog

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  32. house141

    Pretty, pretty pretty good

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  33. shbadr

    simple, sweet, and even better if customizable. it’s about time we had less-cluttered themes like this.

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  34. digrizak

    It`s look like as nice theme. And new themes are good for WordPress.com. Because user did not see more technical improvements (extremely, when they are in foreign language), but user see how it is look like.

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  35. NeoOoeN

    Great, like it .

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  36. braybon9

    Cool but a little unattractive, make a theme that is like BAM and make people just like 😯 ! lol.

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  37. braybon9

    the title is little big too! But it still is a cool theme

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  38. pedro nogueira

    veeeeeery nice!

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  39. Unspokenwordz

    I just started my blog http://wordsunleashed.wordpress.com and decided to use this theme and let me tell you I love it. This theme is by far the best in wordpress, well that is my opinion.

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  40. Dilip Prakash

    Its pretty good… expecting more themes….

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  41. Farijs van Java

    wow, cool…

    (^_^)v

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  42. carryon123

    I am trying now, thank

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  43. kupret

    cool… simple… 😀

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  44. zurhajos

    Wow. Thanks! 🙂

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  45. radith

    what a nice-theme…

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  46. May Flowers Foundation

    THANKS A LOT!! IT’S GREAT!

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  47. Brandenburgerin

    hey you worked on the theme 🙂 i thank you very much! now i can edit the columns at the end of the page an handle them how i like

    you are great

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  48. can39

    yalın ve güzel…eline sağlık dostum…

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  49. Lolly

    Sorry guys, 3 columns themes are not my thing… nice effort though

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  50. Brandenburgerin

    ich have just a little question: is this right, that the widget “DePo Archives & Categories” shows only the first five categories? or is this a bug, which will be fixed?

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  51. edenchanges

    I like it enough to use it although I’d love to know where my new links are to be found in it!

    Love the colours and the layout.

    Thanks!

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  52. Nevis

    Very cool.

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  53. mbelGedez™

    Strange…

    🙄

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  54. timethief

    My thanks to you Noel for all the work Staff you put into preparing the theme for launching and also for making additional changes to make it suit the wordpress.com blogging experience. I’m using the theme at present as I believe it showcases my blogging tips best of all, and I wanted to let you know how much I appreciate this addition to the theme selection.

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  55. gardenofstacey

    Its pretty sweet!

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  56. hiocell

    So cool.

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  57. livingjourney

    So far I have stuck with this theme, I really like it. It’s neat and a nice change from the standard blog theme.

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  58. Acorn Guild

    The journalist in me likes it. 🙂

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  59. Noel Jackson

    Yes, the custom widget is supposed to only show a few 7 categories and archives. It was the intention of the design.

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  60. Noel Jackson

    Wojciech Pastuszka, are you still having issues? It seems to be working fine here.

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  61. Ken

    Looks nice, certainly more designs like that (simple, professional) are needed.

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  63. Tyler

    Simply awesome. I’m using it, too.

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  64. themaykazine

    I love the theme – Love the inspiration from print layouts, but I won’t be able to divorce my Freshy until those YouTube clips get straightened out. I’ll be keepin’ an eye out to update!

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  65. xboxoz360

    A custom header and tabs for various pages similar to say Digg 3 would be GREAT . . . plus the custome widgets as mentioned to allow for sponsors etc

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  66. symo

    It seems good looking =)

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  68. fullertonhomes

    I’m gonna try this out. Thanks!

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  69. razvan

    nice job

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  70. bingo972

    It looks alright but i think my theme is better

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  71. Reder

    Another strange issue is, when I use this theme and send trackback to other site, it will show up some JS code.
    For instance, check this url: http://jacky.seezone.net/2008/09/09/2123/#comment-6329 .

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  72. Buck Denton

    It’s a great theme! I’m using it. Thanks!!!

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  73. Pranav Gupta

    cool, thnx

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  74. yongsheng

    beautiful

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  75. duduardo

    Good Theme. Maybe I use it. Because I prefer the Garland.
    But this is very BEEAAATTTIIFFFUUULLL!!!

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  76. Richard

    Think I’ll try it.

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  77. morsec0de

    Sorry, don’t like it. Interesting, but too different from your average blog and more difficult to navigate.

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  78. Faber

    Minimalist??? I love that word!!!

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  79. sinscroll

    I don´t like it

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  80. Vila H.

    Oooh, I would kill for a single-column version of this theme that fits 500px photos. Any chance?

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  82. moraie

    Hi – this is fantastic, although the header is a bit large. I’d like to see it shrunk up so you can get more of the first article in to grab the reader’s eye.

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  83. Ryan Reinaldi

    hmm…interesting, maybe I’m gonna use it later on, very neat theme by the way, nice.

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  84. rawvelations

    Keep the new themes coming!

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  85. دوشیزه شین

    Strange…

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  86. Brasil em 1° Lugar!

    when will be available for Brazil? I do not think this theme in wordpress …

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  87. graffiticreator

    The blog header text? Done with a percentage value? Genius!

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  88. leadrelevance

    love it!

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  89. photographythoughts

    I’m still loving this theme but it’s a pity that it doesn’t show a comment count on the main page 😦
    Maybe in the future?

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  90. floortimerepository

    Thats really nice. I just started on this today.

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  91. undersquid

    The comments link from my latest entry overlaps the title from the previous entry. It makes it look messy. And the header is far too large. The big font is a plus in my book, but I won’t choose this theme until it stops doing those wonky things.

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  92. Irish

    I’d like to see more girly themes, prettier layouts. Simplistlic is nice, but I’m ready for the pretty (not fru-fru) stuff.

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  93. jrfinger

    the ability to use a *more* link would make this one perfect… using a more button would allow one to keep the top section even. Otherwise, it’s a clean look. It’s very eye-catching.

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  94. gvijaikumar9

    This looks neat, but what about images, if I have a big image in any post…. will the image also dynamically adjusted?

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  95. Jay

    looks nice. will try it

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  96. naviarora2007

    Good theme…..

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  97. salesstrategy

    Hi, very cool theme, thanks for sharing.

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  98. HeLL-dA

    Hmm..
    Actually, it’s cool. But I prefer 2 Albeo so far.
    Hope WordPress can launch the others new theme soon…

    😉

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  99. rune12185cp

    The Themes Not Have Bad! But Why Not lose the white and make a really colorful one that stands OUT!
    Albeo has too Much white There Is A Lot Of white So Just Make A Really Colorful one

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  100. bibi88bibi

    nice theme! 🙂

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