I’m happy to introduce Spectrum, a fine new addition to our ever-growing collection of themes. Spectrum comes as a colorful and fresh theme sporting a clean layout with one main column and a sidebar on the right. It supports custom menus, background, and header image, so you could configure the look to your liking.
The subtle transparency on the main body is built into the theme so you can put your own background color and image under Appearance → Background and still enjoy the smooth look given by the transparency. Here is an example of how you could change and customize the theme’s default look.
When it comes to showing your images Spectrum hides its sidebar and uses a full-width layout for maximum space so you don’t have to worry about your images looking too small. There is also an option for showing a special colored tag cloud on the theme footer if you feel like it.
You could see Spectrum in action if you visit spectrumdemo.wordpress.com.
Quick Specs (all measurements in pixels):
- Main column width is
540, sidebar width is
- Full width:
- Custom header image dimensions are
- Oct 13, 2010 @ 4:01 pm
Very nice! I love experimenting with different themes :)
Yummy, eye-candy! My favorite background of rainbow colors! And bigger-than-life fonts, too!
Really lovable! I like it, thinking about trying it soon… congrats, it’s a good one :)
A colorful theme for colorful people.
It’s a shame that I’m already happy with my actual theme, Motion, but I like there is always a lot of others options, and more every day…
Thank you, colorful people.
It’s a stylish theme, I will try.
Wow, nice theme! I like it!
Yeah! Thank you! A readable font size + some of the perks of the newer designs! Good job WordPress folks! I’m thrilled to see a font that is easier on the eyes. :)
It’s great that you add new themes regularly. I just hope though that you also add more minimalistic designs. I just want to publish content and a plain white background with two columns is all I want. We, the minimalistic theme lovers, want more choices, please!
I’ve been on the 2010 since it came out. I like the possibilities with Spectrum so I’ll give it a try, thanks. I like the direction the new themes are moving in…
That looks brilliant, can’t wait to try it! Great work, people at WordPress.
I love it! It’s so cool 8)
Looks really good! I like the color options, and the customizable header. Great job!
Nice: the first image looked a bit whimsical for me (but great for other content) but then I saw the customisation and think I may give it a whirl.
Thanks as ever WordPress team.
Love the colours in this theme! It’s practically perfect as well, just wish you could have it slightly wider but, hey! We users are never satisfied are we? Love the lovely easy to read fonts. (Ideal for us blogging Grannies and senior out there with less than perfect eyesight!)
Think I’ll give this one a whirl!
It’s so colorful and lovely. It’s gonna be my blog’s theme for next month! :)
Yes, bloody excellent.
Wow, this is gorgeous! I may need to play with it and see how it looks for at least one of my blogs!
Cool New Theme. Great Theme worth using.
And I LOVE the tag cloud! Just LOVE it!
Loved it…. and used it immediately! So simple!
Wow nice theme. I love it, looks really good!
The tag cloud is sooooo pretty! :)
This is AWESOME! :D
I communicate with Professional Clients and don’t find this appropriate.
This is what I have been looking for… this is a really good theme that doesn’t overdo it. Good work… very creative.
I REALLY like this one! Love the rainbow, or even using the transparency of whatever background you might bring to the blog! Really cool!
Nice to see some some colour being injected into the themes! Thanks!
Ah, pretty! Nice features too. Just wondering, but are the widgets in the side bar customizable? I looked at the preview and it didn’t seem like it.
I’ve got to tell you. I added it. I like it. :) It’ll take me some time to get used to the change but the colour and the white is all so refreshing! :)
Nice new theme! I’m using this one starting November 1st! Keep up the great work WordPress Team!
Love it. Rainbows rawk.
I liked it. A question: it doesn’t have widgets, does it?
Looks great, when the daylily and iris transplanting gardening slows down I’ll have to give it a try on my gardening around crazy Border collies blog. thanks Mary
I don’t know enough to know if I would like it or not…though it seems it has the customizeable header and background that I must have….
That’s one fine looking theme. Good work.
Wow! Dreamy… I am going to try this one. :) Nice job!
Hi! I’m very happy with the job the WordPress staff made to improve my theme. I appreciate it a lot.
I hope you guys at WordPress.com will enjoy it, and use it :)
Thanks for the wonderful news!
Ignacio Ricci (a.k.a Nacho)
Really fresh :) Hands down :P
I love this new theme! I just finished customizing it on my blog. I love the colors… its awesome! Thank you, thank you, thank you, theme team!
Nicely done. I’ll have to try it. With so many to choose from I find I can’t stick with just one! Thanks for the time and efforts to provide us with all the wonderful tools.
Pretty cool, I also like all the customization.
That is great, the color is awesome. :)
Another great theme. Keep up the great work!
Great! So colorful.
Thank you! I recently started my blog using Twenty 10 but couldn’t customize it in a unique way. Spectrum is perfect for me! I’ll continue playing with it. Thanks again.
Nice, cool. I have to try this! =D
I wish you guys would stop making these bland, boring themes and do more versatile themes with lots of options like Bueno. The themes is where you fall behind in blog comparison, that and how WordPress doesn’t have its own following system like google friend connect!
The best one yet!
This theme is really great, good job! But it would be ideal for me with custom heading colour. Green heading is not suitable for my red design. :(
Wow! I really like the transparent look… Love your themes!
This is beautiful! Wow! :D
Thanks guys for making this available.
Interesting – I will try it.
Still not my type :(
Wow … cool, must try!!
Good one :) Loved it. Though I’m happy with my theme but I will still recommend it to my friends who blog :)
That looks cool :)
OMG I LOVE THIS!!!
Definitely my favorite theme so far :)
Nice work, guys!
Wow, It looks nice and fresh. Good Job!!!
Looks great man. :)
Nice, nice, nice. =) Thanks.
It’s really simple but cool! Good job!
WOOOOOOOOOOOW! OMG! I’M DREAMING!
Definitely I love this!
Absolutely perfect! Congratulations!
Don’t tempt me! I just made the switch to Fusion. One new theme a year is enough… I think.
I am already using it and it seems to be the best Theme for me ;)
This is really gorgeous!
I’ve changed today to it. My last question on the widgets has been already answered and I confirmed by myself. I have not yet created any personalized menu.
It’s really cool! Congratz!
Really really really really really good. Good job.
I think I may actually change my theme. Haven’t done that in years!
Nothing great actually…
Love this one! Kudos.
I like it, good job!
I love the colourful tag cloud! WordPress.com really needs to work on coding more and more beautiful tag clouds!
Great job. Colorful. But I like my present theme.
It’s really simple and cool! Thank you! Good job!
I love it <3
Oh, I like it very much.