Sandbox 1.6.1 is now available to all WordPress.com blogs.
Alongside Sandbox 1.6.1 you’ll also find the older Sandbox versions. We’ve left them intact. If you’ve been using them, don’t worry, they haven’t changed. However, we do urge you to check out 1.6.1.
Sandbox is a skeleton theme for WordPress. Though you can use it by itself, it’s mainly intended for dressing up with a Custom CSS Stylesheet upgrade. Sandbox provides all the HTML markup, with a rich semantic structure, and all sorts of microformats and standards built in. You provide the stylesheet, which controls the appearance: layout, colors, fonts and so forth.
If you’re using an older version of Sandbox and are unsure whether Sandbox 1.6.1 is a good upgrade, or whether Sandbox 1.6.1 will work with your current custom stylesheet, here’s how you can try it out:
- Visit Appearance/Themes then find Sandbox 1.6.1.
- Click Preview.
- If all looks good, activate the theme.
We hope you enjoy this great update to a very powerful and popular theme!
- Aug 20, 2009 @ 6:20 pm
Aug 20th at 8:43 pm
Great theme, I want to know a little lit of CSS for use this theme.
Aug 20th at 8:58 pm
Aug 20th at 9:13 pm
Awesome and interesting news! I’m gonna go see how my blog looks with this one.
Aug 20th at 9:32 pm
Cool! Keep up the truly AWESOME job, WP!!
Aug 20th at 9:39 pm
Very useful add on. I will think about getting the css upgrade.
Aug 20th at 10:41 pm
It would be nice if someone out there created a gallery of CSS templates for this theme.
While it gives a lot of power to the designer, there’s a bit of a down side since you’re starting from scratch.
Aug 20th at 11:29 pm
oh, okay ._.
Aug 20th at 11:33 pm
please more themes
Aug 21st at 12:54 am
I don’t really like it. But it’s cool. I never have liked Sandbox themes.
Aug 21st at 1:09 am
Thanks for new themes.
Aug 21st at 1:37 am
wow, another interesting theme from wordpress. thanks!
Aug 21st at 1:43 am
Thanks for new themes
Aug 21st at 1:56 am
Great!!! Although I’m not a big fan of the Sandbox trilogy, Your doing a great job WordPress!! Keep it up!!
Aug 21st at 3:43 am
Aug 21st at 5:26 am
what theme perfect for website ?
Aug 21st at 5:57 am
Thanks… but we need more themes!!
Aug 21st at 6:57 am
If I was a CSS expert I would be all over this. Maybe one day I will be but I am not even sure where to start.
Thanks for providing new themes though!
Aug 21st at 7:40 am
Thanx for the update.
Once you know CSS Sandbox is great to work with.
Aug 21st at 8:03 am
@eksith There is at least one person who makes especially such templates. Look at ntuat.wordpress.com, there you will find some examples and a guide how to use these templates.
Aug 21st at 8:15 am
Thanks, dunno if I’ll use it but it’s nice you guys keep adding content for us all.
Aug 21st at 8:38 am
yeah , it’s need many customization on its css
Aug 21st at 8:42 am
Thanks a lot!
Aug 21st at 8:49 am
One of these days I will try this theme out. Have always been hesitant due to the tech work involved!
Aug 21st at 9:23 am
Theme craze at WP lately? Nice!
Aug 21st at 11:38 am
Same question that Zaeriuraschi already asked:
Is this free CSS for wordpress.com hostet Blogs not wanting to upgrade indiviual CSS?
Thnx for answering
Aug 21st at 12:23 pm
only if u think abt CSS upgrade
Aug 21st at 1:04 pm
Aug 21st at 1:27 pm
I have been using Sandbox 1.1 for several months. Are the updated features in 1.6.1 listed anywhere?
@eksith – there were a number of templates created for the Sandbox competion. You can find them here.. I used one of these (Diurnal) as a starting point for my own.
Aug 21st at 1:34 pm
Sweet theme. Thanks.
Aug 21st at 1:59 pm
I might give it a try, looks good!
Aug 21st at 2:21 pm
Wooh! I love new themes! Exept I have no idea how to use CSS. I think Ill stick with iNove
Aug 21st at 2:52 pm
Nice, looking forward to some new themes.
Aug 21st at 3:07 pm
If I wouldn’t have to by the upgrade for using CSS… then I might consider using the theme.
Maybe you guys should give it some serious thinking to leave the upgrade for free? .. I mean.. we aint all billionairs on here
Aug 21st at 3:24 pm
Yah! I love getting new themes. Thanks!
Aug 21st at 4:49 pm
nice info.. but i will try this later.. thx for share..
Aug 21st at 5:42 pm
Just cool. really cool.
Aug 21st at 8:30 pm
And what about New version Freshy Theme 2 ?
Aug 21st at 11:20 pm
I always loved playing in the sandbox. Thanks WP!
Aug 22nd at 1:36 am
great! a lot of themes!
Aug 22nd at 3:17 am
eksith, there’s a load of CSS templates available here…
Well, maybe not A LOAD, but there’s several to choose from/start with. Also sndbx.org has a few.
Aug 22nd at 4:00 am
wonderful,but i am underway of learning how to use CSS,more themes are necessary.
Aug 22nd at 4:16 am
i like this theme keep working wordpress……..Salam.
Aug 22nd at 4:41 am
Minimalist..i like it….
Aug 22nd at 5:32 am
nice one !
Aug 22nd at 7:13 am
Aug 22nd at 9:02 am
Yup, I agree with javcasta but I’m not changing mine yet. This one looks too adultish for a 14 years old girl like me. It’s a nice one for company’s blogs.
Please keep on adding new themes. I’m thinking of changing my theme and I’d like new ones but none of the latest suits my taste.
Aug 22nd at 10:03 am
thanks , let me give a try
Aug 22nd at 2:44 pm
Aug 22nd at 3:36 pm
Very nice indeed!
Aug 22nd at 7:17 pm
hey,nice, keeo working that hard
Aug 22nd at 10:12 pm
Superb.. Clean, simple but powerfull..
Aug 23rd at 12:30 am
Aug 23rd at 12:49 am
It’s not as pretty though >.<"
Aug 23rd at 4:17 am
Really neat! WP rocks!
Aug 23rd at 1:12 pm
Alright awesome!I will try it out for my blog!
Aug 23rd at 3:39 pm
i want to try it
Aug 23rd at 3:53 pm
I love new themes too. Thanks so much!
Aug 23rd at 5:11 pm
cool ill upadate later see ya!
Aug 23rd at 6:12 pm
It looks nice. Maybe I’ll use it.
Aug 23rd at 11:44 pm
it’s look nice. i love it.
Aug 24th at 1:37 am
got one word for ya….AWESOME!!!
Aug 24th at 6:42 am
cool theme! but could we please have some more photobloging themes please….
Aug 24th at 11:07 am
New theme presentation is allways a good news
Aug 24th at 11:29 am
Very useful add on. I will think about getting the css upgrade
Aug 24th at 1:19 pm
I guess my last comment is gonna stay in moderation forever as I included a link… let me try again.
eksith, there’s a bunch of Sandbox CSS templates available on Sandbox’s Google Code page (you’ll have to search for it). Also there’s several available on sndbx.org.
Aug 24th at 5:44 pm
More playing with your blog = sandbox. theme,Thanks.
Aug 24th at 6:46 pm
Aug 25th at 1:40 am
Nice themes , thx very much i’ll choose this themes for my blog.
Aug 25th at 3:55 am
Aug 25th at 12:57 pm
Where can i get a professional in wordpress, os that he can teach me?
Please someone help me !
I’m a begginer
Aug 25th at 6:31 pm
Aug 25th at 9:28 pm
Aug 26th at 12:50 am
Great! Thumb up!
Aug 26th at 2:32 am
Ty.Keep your excellent work.
Aug 26th at 2:38 am
Thanks again to wordpress.com for offering new features and features to the service. Unfortunately, I am not very good with CSS, so this theme will not be as useful to myself as it is for others.Here’s hoping that you guys add some more sci-fi themes soon, such as Dark Planet & Mars Spirit.
And again I say, “thank-you!” for all of the work the staff of wordpress.com have been doing to expand and improve the service. It is appreciated.
Aug 26th at 2:44 am
Oh that is a nice Theme keep them coming
Aug 26th at 6:28 pm
i havent seen it yet. i’ll check in
Aug 26th at 6:57 pm
Thanx for wordpress.com
Aug 26th at 8:10 pm
Excellent! I’ve updated my blog already
Aug 27th at 3:06 am
Thanks for the new stuff WP.
Aug 27th at 7:54 am
I need more
Aug 27th at 9:29 am
That is very nice.Thumb up!
Aug 27th at 4:48 pm
way too simple ..
Aug 27th at 6:59 pm
Well its quite useful and i will think about it.
Aug 27th at 7:48 pm
Great job in releasing two new themes in within a month,
I am still waiting for new theme for photoblog. Current theme (monotone) as lots of restriction and it will be