Full of character yet minimal, we bring you the wonderful “Steira,” bursting at the seams with detail and functionality.
The sidebar is large in this theme giving you a lot of room to play.
Any widget will do, but the custom widgets are quite convenient and stylish. The “Recent Comments” widget is especially nice. It shows a dedication to your content while at the same time keeping the visual intensity that the rest of the theme boasts.
There are a lot of subtle details in this theme. Most notably, your newest post shows up with a nice “New” label, giving your users a heads up.
If you’re wondering why you haven’t seen Steira before, it’s because you haven’t. It was designed by Made by Elephant for WordPress users.
The theme will soon be available in the Theme Repository over at WordPress.org and we’re extremely happy to be sharing it with you today.
Feb 8th at 10:46 pm
Nice clean look to this theme. I’ve just switched my blog to use it.
A little problematic with the widgets set up… they all went into the “holding area”, with some odd (mainly empty) duplicates. Anyway, just had to move them back to where I wanted them.
Also, some of the spacing could be improved, e.g. the RSS widget icon is displayed with no space on the left side… perhaps this could be changed? Other than that, I’m liking the new look.
Thanks for a nice theme!
Feb 8th at 10:46 pm
Wonderful, thanks for sharing!
Feb 8th at 10:53 pm
Feb 8th at 10:56 pm
Ooooooooooooo, I like the “new” feature! Can we have that on all the other themes?
Feb 8th at 10:59 pm
The gallery for photos looks interesting! Thanks so much!
Feb 8th at 11:15 pm
I love it when there are new themes to try! Keep ‘em comin!
Feb 8th at 11:17 pm
Feb 8th at 11:18 pm
Thanks, this is really great – I am from Austria – Steiermark and therefore I’m a Steira as well
Feb 8th at 11:19 pm
Me like. I’ll try it. I’ve gotten so used to INove.
Feb 8th at 11:22 pm
‘Theme Repository’ …that sounds dangerous
Feb 8th at 11:26 pm
Okay, will give it a try!
Feb 8th at 11:30 pm
i like its being minimal!
Feb 8th at 11:38 pm
Sleek and classy. Another stylish addition…congrats!
Feb 8th at 11:41 pm
Feb 8th at 11:50 pm
Why are all the newer themes CSS canvases? Why can’t there be a new theme that everyone on WordPress.com enjoy?
Feb 8th at 11:54 pm
Ooooh…. I LOVE this! But unfortunately, I had just changed my theme two months ago… and that theme of mine is much much nicer (to me, at least).
Thanks for all your cool themes. I just love them all.
Feb 9th at 12:01 am
I have to say, it looks pretty nice and minimalist. +1
Feb 9th at 12:13 am
this is nice because it looks so clean. if i weren’t “very happy” with my theme, i’d surely try this one out.. good job!
Feb 9th at 12:22 am
It is interesting, however, I wish the date would show as, ’02/07/2010′ rather than 07/02/10.
Feb 9th at 12:43 am
thanks again! good things about WP keep on coming this month!
Feb 9th at 12:49 am
I tried a white background, but ended up back to basic black. I’m still waiting for a new black theme that would be an easy transfer from the one I’ve got….
Feb 9th at 12:59 am
Thanks for this new theme. I will check it out.
Feb 9th at 1:13 am
Looks very exciting! Will surely try this soon. Looks like a WordPress.org theme!
Please give a theme which has categories navigation in the header nav bar.
Feb 9th at 1:34 am
Wow! Nice! Clean & simple!
Feb 9th at 1:40 am
i love it -
Feb 9th at 1:45 am
If the preview is any indication, it messes with my weekly comic because the image space is smaller, and there’s no custom header. I won’t be using this one.
Feb 9th at 1:51 am
Nice theme, but the sidebar is just too wide for me. I like to display large photos. Can we have more easily customizable themes like Vigilance, please? and with dark backgrounds? I really, really wanna go dark
Feb 9th at 2:06 am
wow. great theme, thanks
@dhimasln. yeee not pertamax
Feb 9th at 2:09 am
Another great theme. I will preview it and pass it on to a friend I know who wants to change their theme.
Feb 9th at 2:10 am
We really like this cherry tree! LOL. that’s pretty silly.
Feb 9th at 2:12 am
It looks pretty cool….. I’ll give it a shot !!!
Feb 9th at 2:43 am
Awesome! I will definitely check it out.
Feb 9th at 2:43 am
This is really cool. Will definitely try this out this week. Good work guys, keep it up.
Feb 9th at 2:43 am
sepertinya bagus nih… looks good..
Feb 9th at 3:18 am
it is interesting
Feb 9th at 4:13 am
good looking. so simple.
Feb 9th at 4:40 am
Not good, I hate the fonts
Feb 9th at 5:20 am
i’ve been looking for a blog template like this and thanks to you guys at wordpress my content actually fits my template. mind taking a look?
Feb 9th at 5:50 am
I am going try it and I hope, it will be suitable with my taste
Feb 9th at 6:08 am
Please make more 1024 width themes
Feb 9th at 6:37 am
I am one of those who are reluctant to change. Actually I am happy with the theme I have been using since I started with W.P. So, even though it looks nice, I prefer to stay where I am. However, very grateful for all the works you guys have done for our blogging community. W.P is my super star!
Feb 9th at 7:00 am
it looks good, but not for me. As i also have commented in the previous themes, i need some wide theme, like the Journalist v1.9 which i am using now. Because there is already posts with sourcecodes and outputs, which wraps around and destroys the sourcecode shortcode formatting. I would be waiting for an update to the Journalist v1.9
Feb 9th at 8:05 am
what a wonderful theme……….
i know i’ll like it.
good job guys……….. thanks
Feb 9th at 8:09 am
hi…..i think thats good
Feb 9th at 8:22 am
Simple and Clean
Feb 9th at 8:24 am
Looks like a fun, clean theme. The specialized layout on individual posts with the comment box at the side rocks. Thank you Made by Elephant!
Feb 9th at 8:52 am
I wish we had some dark theme with flexible width for photoblogs
Feb 9th at 9:05 am
Nice! I’ve been waiting for new themes.
Feb 9th at 9:16 am
The Theme page doesn’t list its capabilities. Fixed width, flexible width, colours, headers, what?
Feb 9th at 9:55 am
Will find time to look at it before I give my final comment. Meanwhile, let me join others in appreciating your effort.
Feb 9th at 10:29 am
I like it !
Simple, clear and modern !
Feb 9th at 11:05 am
Thank you. But it seems everything under bullet points and block quotes comes in ALL CAPS. Which is like you want to SHOUT on readers. Nor quite right and appealing I feel. Can we have it corrected please.
We need a theme like vigilance which lets us select a background pic along with colors.
Feb 9th at 12:36 pm
Feb 9th at 12:40 pm
It’s too simple, in my opinion.
I think you should add many more themes with much colour.
I also think that you could let us personalize the themes and blogs more.Or, maybe, you could add an theme uploader.
i don’t know if you would take in consideration what I’ve written here, but I have hopes.
Keep up the good work!
Have a nice day!
Feb 9th at 1:12 pm
Simple and chic! Wonderful! Thank you
Feb 9th at 1:42 pm
more ! more! more!
Feb 9th at 2:03 pm
Wow another new theme, well done.
Feb 9th at 2:30 pm
I agree with what’s her name. I’d like to see the “New” feature for the most recent post get added to other themes. Good work though.
Feb 9th at 2:41 pm
+ 2 Dianne
its too clean…
Feb 9th at 3:11 pm
Clean and simple combination of text and gallery.
Feb 9th at 3:15 pm
Nice but looks minimalist?
Feb 9th at 3:16 pm
Do the designers you commission ever complain about having such a narrow colour palette to work with?
Feb 9th at 3:18 pm
Also, why is the demo blog locked? Are you trying to bump the ‘theme change’ stats by forcing people to enable it on their own blogs to check it out?
Feb 9th at 3:42 pm
It has some display problems with PicApp images. If they are aligned left or right it leaves no margins around them, just butts them up against the post border and the same with the wrapped text which looks ugly to me. The same with the RSS links icons (unless you opt for the text only look) which are also aligned touching the border without any margin.
Normal images seem to display OK.
I also notice if you do a short posts and a PicApp image extends below the text the themes doesn’t recognise that and starts the next post overlapping the image -oops.
Also blockquotes display more as ‘pullquotes’ rather than normal blockquotes.
My juries out at the moment – I like the clean simple look, but it is a bit clunky around the edges and as with all WordPress themes not user tweakable to sort them out. I can only give it 6/10.
Feb 9th at 5:27 pm
I like the ‘new’ bit. But Noel, your earlier ‘monochromatic’ theme was much much better. We’re expecting more from you now!
Feb 9th at 6:18 pm
Nice…but I would like some more themes along the lines of Cutline or Freshy. I really like that style.
Feb 9th at 7:04 pm
i think this is a great theme for someone who likes to do photofeatures. absolutely great. i can now think of toying with photofeatures.
Feb 9th at 7:14 pm
Would love to see threaded recent comments in future updates
Feb 9th at 8:05 pm
Feb 9th at 8:53 pm
It’s a very nice theme, but the german translation isn’t complete. And you can’t use it as a group blog, since you can’t tell who wrote a post. If it was possible to fix this issue, it would be greatly appreciated. Keep up the good work.
Feb 9th at 9:18 pm
Stunning to look at … ill give it a go
Feb 9th at 9:27 pm
Feb 9th at 9:38 pm
I like it!
Feb 9th at 9:48 pm
“If you’re wondering why you haven’t seen Steira before, it’s because you haven’t.”
Feb 9th at 10:27 pm
Nice! I love this theme! If only someone made one that fits me!
Feb 9th at 11:04 pm
I hate wide sidebars. For one, they take up blog post space. Secondly, it’s distracting.
Someday, someone should make a theme with an auto-hide sidebar. Thanks.
Feb 9th at 11:05 pm
Agree with phoxis. We need more wide themes like Journalist v1.9. Any updates on this one coming?
Feb 10th at 1:19 am
Love the minimalist look!
Feb 10th at 3:02 am
I do not mind it but… why so many themes like that? I use Vigilance and Journalist but the likes of it are so few. Please, please add more themes which have wider text space and not such big spaces on the left and on the right of the screen.
Feb 10th at 3:21 am
why can’t I post anything? Does it have anything to do with firefox ?
Feb 10th at 5:49 am
( * * * * / 5 ) for the Fresh Clean Professional look.
Does it have a DARK variant??…
Would be really impressive for a TECH blog.
Gr8 work!! WORDPRESS ROCKs!!
Feb 10th at 7:01 am
the theme really looks clean, it seems this theme will load faster. i would prefer a wider post column, because it’s the main place where quality bloggers keep playing. but this is a good theme for those who write average length content.
Feb 10th at 7:36 am
I love it, but is there any chance we could get a three column blog with custom colors and custom header, like the Vigilance but with an extra column? I love this theme for my school blogs, but not so much for my personal one :-/
Feb 10th at 10:56 am
Loving the clean look, looking forward to more!
Feb 10th at 11:55 am
It’s not wide enough in the writing area for my liking though I am pleased to see you guys getting some more themes for WordPress.com. There just isn’t enough choice I don’t think.