Today’s new theme is Notepad. A richly styled and beautiful, personal theme inspired by iPhone’s Notes application.
With Notepad you have the option of displaying expertly designed icons that link to your profile on Twitter, Facebook or Flickr. Simply add the appropriate URL in Appearance > Theme Options. There’s even an optional RSS feed icon that fits in perfectly.
I really like the Notepad theme’s bubbly drop-down menus—great for keeping all your pages neatly organized—and I think you’ll like them too.
I hope you’ll find the Notepad theme’s visual flourishes and careful focus on graphical detail as exciting as I do. Check it out. It just might be the perfect theme for your blog.
The Notepad theme is available in your WordPress.com dashboard under Appearance > Themes and, for WordPress.org users, in the WordPress.org themes directory.
- May 21, 2010 @ 8:30 pm
May 21st at 8:40 pm
Nice. Just don’t like the colors.
May 21st at 8:40 pm
Beautiful! It’s great that you are including drop down menus in the new themes. I will give this one a look, but I’m very happy with Bueno now that I have the CSS upgrade. And it wasn’t difficult to learn to do at least the simple things like changing fonts and colors with the upgrade. Thanks, Theme Team!
May 21st at 8:43 pm
AWESOME!!! Thank you SO much WordPress!!!!!!!!! I absolutely adore it.
May 21st at 8:44 pm
Every reason for me to cheer when a neatly styled theme with corporate fonts (no script fonts) is produced! I love it!
May 21st at 8:45 pm
Nice way to add your social icons. Keep ‘em coming. Thanks WordPress!
May 21st at 8:46 pm
Wow! You are creating great themes. I like this one but just as with Sandra Lee, I’m very, very happy with my muy Bueno theme. Thanks a lot!
May 21st at 9:00 pm
This is an awesome theme! Thanks for making it =)
May 21st at 9:00 pm
This is a really nice looking theme! I like the colors!
May 21st at 9:04 pm
I probably won’t use it but I really like it! I kinda adore notepads, lol.
May 21st at 9:09 pm
I wish it had a custom background … among other things … it’s nice though.
May 21st at 9:10 pm
Another WordPress bomb…You guys rock to the fullest. I will keep on repping WordPress with my Blog updates. Refined with the finest and simplest words. Well done.
May 21st at 9:18 pm
I’m in love with my new blog on Bueno but I love how this one has the links to twitter, facebook etc! Wow! Just like an org blog!
May 21st at 9:21 pm
Awesome new theme!
May 21st at 9:22 pm
This one looks really great. I would love to use it if we could change color, add header, etc.
May 21st at 9:25 pm
I really like the theme but the white background behind the images is whats stopping me from using the theme.
May 21st at 9:32 pm
This is a nice looking theme but I’m in love with another (Inuit Types) which has far more features.
May 21st at 9:37 pm
May 21st at 9:46 pm
Very nice indeed! Well done!!
May 21st at 9:55 pm
Beautiful colours. I’m going to switch themes soon, I reckon. Just can’t resist the temptation for novelty much longer…..
May 21st at 9:59 pm
Very nice. It has a relaxed and “handwritten” feel to it. Love the drop downs too!
May 21st at 10:00 pm
I hope you come up with more. I love this one.
May 21st at 10:03 pm
Almost perfect for an online personal diary. I wish I could customize the image header or the colors.
May 21st at 10:06 pm
Ian… great theme. Very nice. Some of my team are already using it! Lol.
May 21st at 10:17 pm
Wow, it’s not for my needs but it looks amazing and I’d definitely would think of using it for a more me-centered blog.
May 21st at 10:29 pm
I don’t like the colors, personally, but it’s perfect for an online diary.
May 21st at 10:33 pm
Very nice. It’s only going to get harder to stick with a theme choice for more than a couple of weeks from here on in. Good work theme team!
May 21st at 10:35 pm
Nice work, a winner… shame about the colour.
May 21st at 10:38 pm
Color scheme matches ideally with lions and savannah.
May 21st at 10:48 pm
Oooooh… This is simply marvellous! I love the colours, drop down menu, style, (almost everything actually).
May 21st at 10:57 pm
Well I do enjoy the brown.
May 21st at 10:57 pm
I like it… might be actually worth switching to.
May 21st at 10:58 pm
Beautiful theme! Excellent theme for a WordPress.com blog.
May 21st at 11:06 pm
Good, good. I like this one.
May 21st at 11:14 pm
Hmm… the brown and the tiger look good.
May 21st at 11:31 pm
Nice theme… I like it.
May 21st at 11:40 pm
Great theme… so much potential if you could offer other colors.
May 22nd at 12:01 am
I love the brown.
May 22nd at 12:07 am
This is so cute and stylish!
May 22nd at 12:10 am
I love it – the colors are really warm and beautiful. I love the lion. For myself I would need something that isn’t so obviously masculine.
May 22nd at 12:14 am
Nice! I really like the brown/yellow layout, but more colors would be great too.
May 22nd at 12:17 am
Looks really nice and useful!
May 22nd at 12:22 am
Great theme, just wish it had a custom background and custom header, then it’d be perfect! The drop down menu design is awesome. I also like that the foreground isn’t white.
May 22nd at 12:25 am
Amazing! I love it so much. It’ll be perfect for a writing-oriented blog like mine. I’ll consider switching, definitely.
May 22nd at 1:13 am
I like that you said “Today’s new theme is…” like new themes are the norm. Enjoying new theme news so much. Notepad’s so clean, cute and pop-uppy (not a word, but oh well). Would be awesome if it had more colour choices. I’m looking for something with 3 columns at the moment. Hopefully it will come soon.
May 22nd at 1:20 am
The type is too small.
May 22nd at 1:31 am
More theme options, please. We don’t wanna have a-same-appearance-blog with others
May 22nd at 1:46 am
This is really nice! I can see nature in it.
May 22nd at 1:50 am
The theme team is awesome. Keep it up guys.
May 22nd at 2:06 am
This is a stunner … I’m off to give it a go … cheers, mate.
May 22nd at 2:34 am
Looks pretty good but scared to change!
May 22nd at 3:09 am
It is a good theme that is organized nicely, but I hate those colors!
May 22nd at 3:11 am
This is good!!! It doesn’t seems like “the real notepad” in windows … This is great!!
May 22nd at 3:58 am
i like it very much…!!
May 22nd at 3:59 am
Nice and stylish work! Having other theme colors would be nice too.
May 22nd at 4:03 am
It’s quite simple for the personal blog. Cool!
May 22nd at 4:14 am
I like it, very nice. Thank you so much. I’ll try it for my blog.
May 22nd at 4:29 am
Great theme, I just don’t like the colors Maybe in a blue? Or green?
May 22nd at 5:05 am
I love love love the expertly designed icons and bubbly drop-down menus but it will be perfect if there are custom header, color and background. I believe that I will see a new theme with all these very soon!! : )
May 22nd at 5:36 am
I like but I wish that there was some choice for the color—It is so hot in the eyes. Plus, I wish that there were some featured post too.
May 22nd at 5:43 am
Had switched to this theme… I love how my social networking sites are being part of my blog. Good Job!
May 22nd at 5:43 am
This is such an elegant theme on the whole. What a pity the colours are not brilliant.
May 22nd at 6:25 am
Very clean and soothing theme, except the background color, it should be changed to white.
May 22nd at 6:35 am
I love the colours. I probably would have chosen this if I hadn’t found Motion first. I think that the one that I already have probably goes better with the name and subtitle of my blog. I might have to create another blog to be able use this one. I really, really like it.
May 22nd at 6:36 am
I like everything about it, except the color. (I don’t know enough CSS to change the colors with the upgrade, so I’ll stick with what I’ve got.)
May 22nd at 6:41 am
Terrific!! I’m going to change my theme as fast as I possibly can!
May 22nd at 6:48 am
Nice, but need something like this for a technology and business blog.. I am staying with Neutra for the time.
May 22nd at 6:52 am
Each theme introduced always has something missing, with this one, its the choice of colours, with others its that you can’t choose the width, or choose the header etc. I just wish you would give us all a theme that had everything in it. Customised header, customise width, background,colours, etc. There’s always something not quite obtainable for me.
May 22nd at 7:34 am
A small suggestion:
All these new themes are BEAUTIFUL, but they have one tiny, tiny thing in common, that makes me sadly ignore them right away. Without even the smallest of hesitation: They don’t show the submission time for each post!
If I write two or more posts each day, I want to display the hours and minutes of the post, to keep track of things. Could you have an option to switch on and off the display of the time, maybe, to meet everyones’ needs?
I truly love the Bueno theme, by the way!!!!!!! Would LOVE to see it with time stamp!
May 22nd at 7:51 am
WOW, very hot and icons for Facebook, Twitter, and Flicker are really amazing!
May 22nd at 8:04 am
I Just activated it on my iPhone blog :). Finally! An iPhone type theme! Can we get more iPhone type themes?
May 22nd at 8:08 am
I like it but am unsure about the caramel colour scheme.
May 22nd at 8:27 am
Links to my Twitter/FB/Flickr accounts? I thought it was share-buttons. Now that would’ve been totally awesome. Gimme!
That said, this theme is really beautiful.
May 22nd at 8:42 am
Love the colour!
May 22nd at 8:44 am
This is a cool theme. I definitely like it.
May 22nd at 8:45 am
Looks pretty good, but from a design point of view, I think the social icons are a large for the location they’re in. To me, it seems like they’re interrupting the flow of the page, and the relative size of them is distracting.
I suppose aligning them to the right, in line with the site description and then bumping the content up to the current location of the social icons would take away that jarring effect.
Nonetheless, that’s just my opinion, and I appreciate all the hard work WordPress is putting into these themes.
May 22nd at 9:06 am
What a beautiful theme! This is the first theme that I’ve REALLY liked for a long time.
May 22nd at 9:46 am
1. I hope those twitter/facebook icons will make a migration to all other themes. I love them.
2. I wonder, is there a way to do in this theme what you do with pages with categories? Some of us have categories and sub-categories, because that worked better on the older themes than pages and sub-pages, so transferring to this format would require a complete re-organization…
May 22nd at 10:20 am
A perfect theme! but having more colors would be appreciated
May 22nd at 10:54 am
I’ve been waiting for a notepad/notebook theme for a long time! I will use this for now, but I’d still like to see a notebook theme. I’m not a fan of this one’s colors, but the Twitter and Facebook buttons are awesome.
May 22nd at 11:35 am
Wow. One word: AMAZING! I will change my theme soon to notepad. It is perfect for a personal blog. GOOD JOB!!
May 22nd at 11:55 am
I love this layout, and I don’t mind the colors either. Thanks for that, WordPress.com theme team.
Any chance of a space theme at some stage? I am going to be starting a science fiction fiction blog soon and the current selection doesn’t seem to mesh with the content of the story that will be posted on the domain. If one isn’t made available soon I’ll just wait longer.
May 22nd at 1:21 pm
I like the theme, just not crazy about the colors. Good effort.
May 22nd at 2:00 pm
It’s beautiful. But, like others, it italicizes block quotations in full, requiring a CSS upgrade to make it useful for me.
May 22nd at 2:04 pm
Really making our work easy. Simply superb
May 22nd at 3:40 pm
I love that wordpress is finally adding social network link icons and the like in the themes they make it so much easier to connect.
May 22nd at 3:49 pm
Oh what a lovely theme….great layout !
May 22nd at 3:55 pm
Any development for other colours? This has potential.
May 22nd at 3:58 pm
Overall a great theme with the look of a book.
May 22nd at 4:02 pm
“A wee little baby page.” =)
This theme is definitely on my “like” list.
May 22nd at 4:36 pm
If I could have this theme with just darker colours, I’d change to it in a heartbeat.
May 22nd at 5:09 pm
Amazing and neat looking, but honestly it is not my style and in fact id does not have any background or color changing options. However, thanks for providing us such a nice theme and I’m looking forward for another great themes !:)
May 22nd at 5:48 pm
This is amazing! I love it! The colors and everything. Very nice.
May 22nd at 8:01 pm
Why not just let non upgrade-users make simple background color changes?
May 22nd at 8:16 pm
Love it. Brilliant. Just what I was looking for. Thank you!
May 22nd at 8:27 pm
i wish the colors were shades of pink or yellow…
May 22nd at 8:38 pm
Not for me, but cool nonetheless.