If you want a simple and clean blog theme that you can customize to suit your needs I think you’ll like the one we’re introducing today. It’s called Pilcrow.
Pilcrow is an upgrade to the older PressRow theme we’ll begin phasing out next week. But Pilcrow isn’t just a simple replacement. We’ve pulled out all the stops to make sure it’s a better theme all around.
Pilcrow keeps the familiar, simple and clean PressRow look but we’ve expanded its basic design over six possible layouts and up to four sidebars and widget areas. The choice of theme layout is all yours.
In addition to multiple layouts you also have your choice of four different color schemes, light, dark, red, and brown. If you visit Appearance → Background you can customize the background of any of the color schemes and upload your own custom background image.
Pilcrow also has a fully customizable header. From Appearance → Header you can upload your own header image, change the header text color, or even choose to hide the header text altogether. If you want a special header image for a particular post or page, you can upload a Featured Image from the post and page edit screens!
The Pilcrow theme is available today in Appearance → Themes and will soon be available in the WordPress Themes Directory, for self-hosted WordPress.org users.
- The main column width is 500 except in the full-width layout where it’s 990.
- The custom header dimensions are 770 by 200 for two-column and 990 by 257 for wide layouts.
- The sidebar width is 230.
- The secondary sidebar width in 3-column layouts is 180 and both sidebars are 205 where there is a sidebar on either side of the content.
- Nov 22, 2010 @ 3:26 pm
Nov 22nd at 4:55 pm
I really like all the customization one can do with this theme, like background and layout. Keep em coming!
Nov 22nd at 4:57 pm
That’s nice. Going to have to give that a try.
Nov 22nd at 5:06 pm
Wow. Now this is what I am looking for, more themes with customized layout. I am using one already. Might try this out.
Nov 22nd at 5:09 pm
Thanks for new wonderful new theme! This is the first theme I’ve really been drawn to due to all the white space (on the white version). You’ve done a beautiful job with the upgrade. But I’m still in love with Inuit Types with my CSS upgrade. I like the slightly wider main column (around 620 I think) which works nicely with medium size photos. Medium size photos on left or right don’t work as well in the 500 column width. And I’m not so keen on the really large headers, I prefer a more delicate look. But all in all this is a good option and I would go there if I wasn’t already so happy.
Nov 22nd at 5:16 pm
Thanks. Using it for my next blog. This is cool …
Nov 22nd at 5:23 pm
Very, very, very, COOL 8)
Nov 22nd at 5:24 pm
Love the brown demo–it’s inspiring me to do something more interesting with my background on my bikergo gal blog…hmmn
Nov 22nd at 5:25 pm
Thanks for this WordPress.
Nov 22nd at 5:28 pm
Wow! Excited to try this one out once I have the time! Thank you, thank you. =)
Nov 22nd at 5:39 pm
Nov 22nd at 5:41 pm
I like it, but I’ll stick to my current theme
Nov 22nd at 6:23 pm
Very tempting to try. Think I will try it on my “backup” blog and see how it looks!
Nov 22nd at 7:12 pm
Nice. i love white themes. They look neat and elegant
Nov 22nd at 7:13 pm
I wish there were more themes with a main column width of at least 900 AND a side-bar..
But you guys are doing a great job!
Nov 22nd at 7:13 pm
Nov 22nd at 7:18 pm
Wow….that’s really cool. If I wasn’t already in love with my current blog theme, I’d certainly try it out.
Nov 22nd at 7:43 pm
I might experiment with this when I have time. Thanks for adding more journalist themes! Being a professional writer, this is imperitive!
Nov 22nd at 7:45 pm
WOW!… It looks real cool, and I think maybe I might use it!
Nov 22nd at 8:20 pm
Awesome, absolutely awesome. The tireless work of the WordPress people is a big surprise but very much welcome. Thanks for sharing this.
Nov 22nd at 8:46 pm
Great! I love trying on new themes. I’ve had Twenty Ten for some time now…
Nov 22nd at 9:11 pm
Nice! So many new things on WordPress, it’s great!
Nov 22nd at 9:19 pm
Very nice theme, fits the season
Nov 22nd at 10:18 pm
That’s sweet! I love it, I’ll be using this one soon…rock on!
Nov 22nd at 11:06 pm
OMG! I like this one! Good job!
Nov 22nd at 11:21 pm
Nice. Very customizable.
Nov 22nd at 11:28 pm
Rich in colors of life and nature. Inspiring too. It is going to be mine.
Nov 22nd at 11:34 pm
Simply outstanding. Fantastic. Add superlative of choice. Kudos to you. Cheers, K
Nov 23rd at 12:02 am
Loving the versatility! I especially like the brown one. Might give it a go!
Nov 23rd at 12:05 am
Another blah theme. Can we get some modern ones? You know, utilitarian/egalitarian?
Nov 23rd at 12:11 am
It’s so cool that you are giving so many more options within each of the themes! Love that !
Nov 23rd at 12:19 am
I am using it! It’s awesome! Thanks.
Nov 23rd at 12:32 am
Love all the clean themes — THANKS ^^!
Nov 23rd at 12:47 am
Again? Oh, this is nice! =D
Nov 23rd at 1:16 am
Very nice..might be the theme I need…great job.
Nov 23rd at 3:46 am
THANKYOU THANKYOU THANKYOU! I loooooove it! Just what I was looking for!
Nov 23rd at 3:51 am
Gorgeous and simple.
Nov 23rd at 4:31 am
I love this one! Thanks!
Nov 23rd at 5:58 am
That’s a good one, a nice upgrade to the PressRow. I shall be soon using this.
Nov 23rd at 6:35 am
Hmmmm Pretty Interestingg theme!!! But I would rather stick with my theme, which is simple and easily customized too..
Nov 23rd at 7:27 am
Yah… Really well-done.
I love WP newest three-column layout themes.
Nov 23rd at 7:29 am
Too much minimalistic themes.
Nov 23rd at 8:05 am
LOVE that autumn leaf background used on the shot! How about giving us users some backgrounds to play with as well as headers? Just a suggestion. Nice theme but as always once a sidebar is added, the writing area is not wide enough. Shame.
Nov 23rd at 9:51 am
OMG, it’s amazing..I love the brown one!! Thanks a lot!! Great job!
Nov 23rd at 10:07 am
This looks like a nice upgrade of the old – but mostly good – PressRow theme.
I used PressRow for years before switching to Vigilance, and Pilcrow seems to combine everything I like about the two themes. Still, there is one thing holding me back from switching to Pilcrow: 500 is to narrow for the main column. Vigilance gives me 600, and I still wish for more with, not less. If Pilcrow could offer a main column width of 600 or even 700 in a two-column layout, it would have been perfect!
Nov 23rd at 12:35 pm
Ok, I’m trying it out…Paperpunch has been on my blog for so long.
Nov 23rd at 12:38 pm
It’s very impressive worth a trial.
Nov 23rd at 1:18 pm
What a wonderful new theme! When I came to WordPress I wanted a nice three column layout, and this looks great! Thank you bunches and bunches! X
Nov 23rd at 6:56 pm
OMG, this is EXACTLY what I was looking for all along!! FANTASTIC!
Nov 23rd at 7:06 pm
I’m really liking this one…I may have to give it a shot!
Nov 23rd at 7:46 pm
Cute! I love it
Nov 23rd at 8:14 pm
Great! I really like it!
Nov 23rd at 8:19 pm
It is very stylish. I might try it out! Thanks for it and the really great work
Nov 23rd at 8:48 pm
Very cool. I really appreciate more themes that allow a wider width. 500px is too small for some blogs and Pilcrow’s 990px is so nice.
Nov 23rd at 11:24 pm
Good job! I’m going to give it a try. Thanks!
Nov 23rd at 11:56 pm
Wowsa… I like that you can put all the colors on it like a picture background and chose different columns. I might try it out when I get tired of the one I am using now. I like it.
Nov 24th at 12:55 am
The layout flexibility is very cool…
Nov 24th at 1:38 am
Easily the best one! Great stuff, WordPress!
Nov 24th at 2:39 am
Excellent! Clean, wide enough (although flexible-width is great to have), doesn’t italicize blockquotes, lots of options thoughtfully implemented — a great theme. I’m using it now!
Nov 24th at 3:16 am
Cool… Sounds worth a try!
Nov 24th at 3:25 am
Wow – WordPress keeps getting better and better. I’m not sure I’ll be using my premium themes on my self-hosted sites if you keep this up…(Great, more money down the drain??) lol
This looks really great: customized, clean and simple. Couldn’t ask for more.
Nov 24th at 4:05 am
Nov 24th at 4:22 am
Nice one. I’ll try it. Thanks to wordpress for introducing such great themes.
Nov 24th at 4:33 am
Very nice, looks more professional. The 990px is a great advantage too, nice and crisp. Keep up the new themes!
Nov 24th at 6:24 am
Very nice theme
Nov 24th at 7:51 am
Beautiful. Love how it changes up the personality of my writing blog.
Nov 24th at 7:56 am
Looks like it’s built on Pressrow, but its just great!
Nov 24th at 11:25 am
I like it! I’ll try it soon.
Nov 24th at 11:54 am
Great, simple theme!
Nov 24th at 12:16 pm
IMHO, any new themes with layout options need to include ability to adjust widths for sidebars/main content areas.
Nov 24th at 12:19 pm
Looks like there might be a Pilcrow in my future.
Nov 24th at 12:49 pm
Thanks as always! I like it!
Nov 24th at 3:52 pm
Now you’re getting somewhere!