Last year we—the Theme Team—were quite busy, not only offering you 29 great new themes, but also improving the themes you already love and use on your WordPress.com sites. In case you haven’t looked closely at your theme in a while we’d like to point out several recent improvements.
For themes without top-level navigation support you can still create Custom Menus and add them as widgets to your sidebar. Read the Custom Menus support page to learn how to get the most out of this feature.
In addition to Custom Menus we also enabled Custom Background support for 72 themes, added Post Formats support to a few themes, and updated all themes to use the standard WordPress comment form. The comment form changes—though invisible to you—pave the way for cool new social features involving comments on WordPress.com sites.
Many themes also received small updates. For example, two options were added to one of the most popular themes on WordPress.com, MistyLook: single post navigation links and hide the search bar from the header (both are available via Appearance → Theme Options if you use MistyLook).
Help Us Improve
Several of you recently said that your theme is almost perfect and we are curious about the last missing piece. Help us improve themes on WordPress.com by answering our question over on the Themes forum: If you could change one thing about your theme, what would it be?
This year we will continue making improvements and launching more new themes—all to ensure you have a theme that fits you perfectly and that you are excited to show off.
- Jan 6, 2011 @ 2:00 pm
Jan 12th at 6:15 pm
Thanks for theme updates for Custom Menus and more. It’s awesome.
Jan 12th at 8:37 pm
Very nice update, I hope the WP team will continue to rock like this.
Jan 13th at 4:10 am
Very neat features! Thanks.
Jan 13th at 7:00 am
Great, WordPress.com is the best free weblogging service.
Jan 13th at 5:56 pm
The themes are super! I like a lot of them, but I’m always happy to see new ones. Three column themes have my interest at the moment. Happy New Year!
Jan 14th at 2:30 am
Thanks for the themes, it really helps speed up the process of setting up a blog.
Jan 14th at 11:20 am
I am using the Enterprise theme and I am very pleased with it.
Jan 14th at 11:21 am
Thanks for updating continuously.
Jan 14th at 4:51 pm
Thanks to the WordPress team for their regular improvements like custom menus, contact form, etc. It’s good to work on WordPress.
Jan 15th at 12:46 am
Yes! More updates!
Jan 15th at 5:13 pm
Another impressive addition by the WordPress team. You guys are fantastic!
Jan 16th at 1:18 am
I LOVE by theme and my blog now that I’ve learned basic CSS…thanks WP! I know I don’t say it often enough!
Jan 16th at 6:49 pm
Nice work, you all are doing to keep WordPress the best it can be. Keep it up, mates.
Jan 17th at 2:38 pm
Thank you so much for the update! I’ve been hoping for something like this so I can have my videos fed into a separate page on the menu. You guys are great!
Jan 18th at 3:25 pm
Thank you for keeping us up to date. More power WordPress.