Sleek, and bursting with elegance, I’m happy to bring you monochrome, another addition to the wonderful collection of themes available on WordPress.com. monochrome is a beautiful theme with wonderful details.
The name comes from the theme’s monochromatic color palette. Beautiful and sleek, it’s the attention to detail that really makes this theme shine.
The headers and dates are uniquely styled. The menu shows sub pages, with a nice smooth animation as well. And don’t forget the custom search box widget styled up with rounded corners.
Want to check out monochrome? Just login to your WordPress.com blog and click on Appearance -> Themes in the sidebar. Preview the theme and if you like it, activate it.
If you are a WordPress.org user, please check out monochrome on the .org Theme Repository
Jan 19th at 5:31 pm
Looks pretty neat, but here’s a question for those of us who don’t want to re-organize their whole blog, can you choose that the drop-down menu at the top, and the “tabs”, will be for Pages rather than Categories? Having some 20 categories, it just won’t work on my blog, and I’m sure many others’.
Jan 19th at 5:39 pm
Pretty. If I ever change my look I’m going to use this one. (and by “my look” I mean my blog’s, not my own)
Jan 19th at 5:47 pm
God! love it love it love it!
Jan 19th at 5:48 pm
Wow! I love this! Now, I need another blog to use it. How many can one person have? Great work, Noel.
Jan 19th at 5:56 pm
I love it… may give it a try on my new blog.
Jan 19th at 6:07 pm
Is it compatible with iNove theme?
Jan 19th at 6:14 pm
Finally a theme I will actually like. Not just because its black and white.
Jan 19th at 6:26 pm
Nice look. Thanks again, bro!
Jan 19th at 6:28 pm
Looks nice… will try it out
Jan 19th at 6:30 pm
WOW… wonderful theme.Thanks Noel, I will try it.
Jan 19th at 6:37 pm
Very nice and nodern looking. May have to give it a spin and see how it does.
Jan 19th at 6:38 pm
Jan 19th at 6:41 pm
Groooovy! Its so much better than the other Monochromatic one – Unsleepable.
Jan 19th at 6:48 pm
I find it hard to read knocked-out white fonts on dark backgrounds. I think I’ll pass unless I can switch the background color. I’ll preview my blog for a better look. Thanks.
Jan 19th at 6:58 pm
Very nice. Stuff like this makes me wish I had more to say and could start a new blog! WP just keeps getting better.
Jan 19th at 7:05 pm
Very nice looking. I will try this out.
Jan 19th at 7:18 pm
wowezo! I might use this.
Jan 19th at 7:31 pm
Very nice, but I prefer the theme “Omagazine”. Hope wp would offer it soon.
Jan 19th at 7:50 pm
It looks lovely and the features are nice too. Thanks.
P.S. The link you posted above in this sentence is a 404: “If you are a WordPress.org user, please check out monochrome on the .org Theme Repository”
Jan 19th at 8:08 pm
Yes, Looking Nic, I am using a similar theme on my personal blog, will try this for sure.
Jan 19th at 8:12 pm
Jan 19th at 8:21 pm
Jan 19th at 8:30 pm
BTW, there’re a few changes I’d like to see implemented with this theme:
(1) Make the Blog Title as well as the Post Title font a li’l bigger. They get kinda lost among all the black and white
(2) Size of the “Quote” box reduced a bit. Even a one-liner uote is resulting in a big box that kinda takes up unnecessary space
(3) Remove the grayish border around images. People use different borders (I use rounded, for e.g.) and those tweaks get lost with the forced-on image border
(4) Tooltips have rounded edges, which show up ugly-like on a black background
Also, did you notice that checking the “Use categories for header menu” option under “Theme Options” breaks the homepage? I’ll put in a Support ticket as well.
Jan 19th at 8:40 pm
Yes I love it, has a cool style to it.
Jan 19th at 8:43 pm
that is veery bootiful! I looked at the photo and thought it said “Van Antwerp Blog” – intentional????
you guys just get better and better.
Jan 19th at 8:47 pm
The link in “If you are a WordPress.org user, please check out monochrome on the .org Theme Repository” should be pointing to, http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/monochrome
Jan 19th at 8:50 pm
Jan 19th at 8:57 pm
Looks like a beautiful theme, a very nice addition.
Jan 19th at 9:22 pm
Jan 19th at 9:24 pm
The WordPress team strikes gold once again! Thanks for the new theme!
Jan 19th at 9:25 pm
Jan 19th at 9:26 pm
Sleek and classy, all right! Congratulations.
Jan 19th at 9:28 pm
Look nice, and the animation feature is also fun.
Jan 19th at 9:49 pm
I am going try this.
Jan 19th at 10:23 pm
Jan 19th at 10:38 pm
Really good looking. Too bad it’s not for me.
Jan 19th at 10:59 pm
Very nice. I will try it.
Jan 19th at 11:15 pm
Jan 19th at 11:18 pm
I love it but I love mine now I may have to test this theme out
Jan 19th at 11:27 pm
The RSS subsrciption link in the sidebar doesn’t show if I don’t turn on the “Information” at the top of the sidebar, otherwise it works and looks great.
Jan 19th at 11:35 pm
Jan 19th at 11:49 pm
Eve catching and Tempting!
Jan 19th at 11:54 pm
That’s pretty awesome!!!! I’m sooooooooo trying it.
Jan 20th at 12:18 am
Great theme. Was wondering if there’s a way to make the pictures align center? They all seem to align left, even when I chose for it to align center. Thanks. =)
Jan 20th at 12:23 am
Jan 20th at 12:25 am
Anybody able to say if this theme — or Hell, any others — includes a next/previous post function automatically?
Jan 20th at 12:41 am
Jan 20th at 1:31 am
GREEEEEEEEEEEEEAT job! Love it!
Jan 20th at 1:56 am
man, if it had a custom header, we would be all over it.
Jan 20th at 2:08 am
Wow, Please give more themes from the .org directory!
Jan 20th at 2:32 am
Jan 20th at 2:37 am
This is an absolutely exquisite theme. I’ve been waiting for something like this. Great job!
Jan 20th at 2:47 am
wow………… it’s cool…..!!!!
Jan 20th at 3:01 am
Jan 20th at 3:47 am
It look’s really cool m8 i’ll have a go
Jan 20th at 3:56 am
Excellent theme, now i have to see if my only requirement matches: the width.
Jan 20th at 3:58 am
Existing pictures are overflowing the body column. My existing theme is Journalist v1.9 .
Jan 20th at 4:02 am
Jan 20th at 4:31 am
Jan 20th at 4:57 am
9s,tks so much
Jan 20th at 5:01 am
Cool …. I will use it…
Jan 20th at 5:01 am
Very nice, but I can’t use it as there is no way to make a contact site.
So I returned to misty look again.
Jan 20th at 6:17 am
I like it! It’s very simple, but modern and elegant. I might try it out with my blog.
Jan 20th at 6:39 am
good looking & easy to use
Jan 20th at 7:29 am
Great theme, love the feature of appearing page no. in the bottom. I have a small question too. I need to put selected categories in the top navigation, in the theme options I found the box where I have to put the category id which I don’t want to display. But how can I find a category id in wordpress.com blog.
Jan 20th at 7:37 am
Don’t stop to impress people
Jan 20th at 9:19 am
Jan 20th at 9:25 am
I had a preview. Pity no custom-header! Otherwise pretty striking.
Jan 20th at 9:46 am
simply lovely!!! thank you thank you thank you
Jan 20th at 9:53 am
One word: wow!
Jan 20th at 9:58 am
I will use it
Jan 20th at 10:18 am
Jan 20th at 10:23 am
Looks sweet, wonder how it tastes…
Jan 20th at 10:27 am
loves it!!! trying….
Jan 20th at 10:52 am
It looks amazing!
Jan 20th at 11:24 am
I like this theme, but there isnt the link to next post and pre post in one post as other theme. This take me a little uncomfortable! Could you modify this?
Jan 20th at 11:43 am
Jan 20th at 12:13 pm
Tried it out for 5 minutes before reverting to Mistylook. All my blockquotes using the more eye-friendly caused first two sentences in block on top of each other. Changing to
works but I have more than 4,000 posts and (1) do not want or have the time to convert all of these; (2) not converting leaves first two sentences on top of each other; and (3) the blockquote boxes are totally incompatible with the rest of the look of the theme. Sorry. Great try but needs refinement.
Jan 20th at 12:15 pm
Nice blockquote … which converted my ul codes and blockquote codes. To restate, I use ul for blocking instead of blockquote due to appearance (negates ugly over sized quote marks).
Jan 20th at 12:20 pm
I would really really like a black theme (without the bright orange), nice and classic, just like the one blogspot has. There are lots of white-background themes, but no black, nice and simple themes at all.
What do you think?
Jan 20th at 12:31 pm
I like this, it has clean, classic lines. Has a good ‘magazine’ type feel. Is it customisable?
Jan 20th at 12:58 pm
Could be me just being a bit slow but is there any way to change the date format for the blog posts? I can’t seem to edit at and its showing up as an US standard m/d/y instead of the UK d/m/y.
Jan 20th at 1:25 pm
Whoa. It’s very nice. ^_^
Jan 20th at 1:33 pm
Love it already
Jan 20th at 3:25 pm
Thanks, always is good to have themes as amazing as this one
Jan 20th at 3:29 pm
Let me run over and check it out, right now. Looks very professional.
Jan 20th at 4:19 pm
Nice Theme Unfortunately, my Photos with 640X480 resolution is reduced in a lower resolution, so that I cannot use this Theme for my blog.
Jan 20th at 4:30 pm
kind of sick
Jan 20th at 4:39 pm
It’s funny how I cannot access my dashboard. Please ask someone from WordPress to contact me. Thank you.
Jan 20th at 5:17 pm
Looks really wonderful – thanks
Jan 20th at 5:41 pm
I like it. The theme that I really like though is the Duotone. However I cant use it though it does not show all the photos that I have attached to each post and as my my blog is about interior design the photos are most important. It is such a great idea to have colour schemes that change and adapt to each post, please allow for all photos to be attached so that I can use it.
Jan 20th at 5:54 pm
thank you so much … this new theme excellent, I’ve used in my blog and the results are very good