There’s only one thing more exciting than an amazing new WordPress theme available for your site and that’s even more amazing new WordPress themes. With that in mind, I’m excited to announce that today we have three new Premium Themes ready for you! Each one features custom support direct from the theme providers themselves and, of course, stunning designs and cool features. Let’s get right to them and check them out.
First of all, we’re happy to introduce a beautiful and fresh new theme from popular theme provider, StudioPress. It’s called, Pretty Young Thing, and I think you’ll find that it lives up to its name. Underneath the pretty surface is StudioPress’ customizable Genesis framework. It’s available now for the one-time price of $75.
From WooThemes, designers of the Headlines theme, comes the appropriately named, Crisp. A handsome and sharp-looking theme designed specifically for Tumblelogging. To do that it takes advantage of eight of our new special Post Formats, giving you special styles for Image, Link, Quote, Video, Audio, Aside, Gallery, and Status posts. It’s available now for the one-time price of $45.
And last, but certainly not least, from The Theme Foundry, who brought you Shelf, comes the Traction theme. Traction is a richly-designed magazine theme with a featured post slider, multiple color schemes, and even more features! It’s available now for the one-time price of $68.
While you’re previewing any one of these themes on the theme showcase check out the sidebar. If you love a premium theme you can purchase and activate it right from the showcase page! (In fact, you can activate any theme from the showcase — premium or free — if you’re logged in. Check it out!)
More fantastic and amazing new themes — premium and free — are, as always, on the way. We hope you’re as excited about them as we are. Let us know what you think!
- Mar 2, 2011 @ 4:01 pm
Mar 2nd at 4:42 pm
I REALLY like the Pretty Young Thing blog. Love the layout and love the color options. It is very “me.” Except for all the hearts. Is there an option to remove the hearts (at least the ones next to each post title)?
Mar 2nd at 4:50 pm
@ Sara and Bobbie – like Ian said, the hearts can easily be removed through custom CSS. In fact, you can replace with your own icons as well. Along with the purchase of Pretty Young Thing (or any other premium theme on WP.com) is access to support – where we can help you with the custom CSS changes that would be needed to remove/replace the hearts.
Mar 2nd at 4:52 pm
Nice themes … yet I guess we need more variety of themes. Keep them coming
Mar 2nd at 4:56 pm
I really like the Traction theme. Looks great.
Mar 2nd at 5:21 pm
Thanks so much for the quick response Ian and bmg! And Bobbie, great minds think alike
Mar 2nd at 5:48 pm
I’m using a theme from StudioPress and Genesis is a nice framework. All the themes here look great. Well done!
Mar 2nd at 6:35 pm
I love the Pretty Young Thing theme! Would be great for a girls blog.
Mar 2nd at 6:47 pm
They look great! Hope you offer a dedicated theme for photography and portfolio’s.
Mar 2nd at 7:09 pm
The Traction theme is very beautiful.
Mar 2nd at 7:45 pm
This is nice indeed, but I’m happy with what I have, though I would change it if there was a decent Hellenic theme of some kind. Preferrably NOT premium…
Mar 2nd at 7:55 pm
Great, beautiful themes!
Mar 2nd at 7:56 pm
They are looking good and interesting, but I love my theme too much! I would not change it into another!
Because it has all, what you want or need or even imagine
Mar 2nd at 8:02 pm
Incredible new choices. Pretty Young Thing is far too pretty — and young — and happy for me, but Traction (minus the blue) may be an option — bold and solid.
Thanks as always!
Mar 2nd at 8:21 pm
Mar 2nd at 8:34 pm
When you think things couldn’t get better…there you deliver again. Thank you!
Mar 2nd at 8:48 pm
I like Pretty Young Thing, and Traction, I guess, but I think Crisp is kinda boring.
Mar 2nd at 8:49 pm
I really like the Pretty Young Thing theme!
Mar 2nd at 9:22 pm
I’m liking Traction. To pay or not to pay, that is the question!
Mar 2nd at 9:29 pm
I hope more normal themes comes as I can’t buy any of these.
Mar 2nd at 10:09 pm
I love the ‘The Pretty Young Thing’ theme, it’s perfect for my Baby blog. Finally …
Mar 2nd at 10:12 pm
OMG! I LOVE Pretty young theme!
Mar 2nd at 10:22 pm
I love Pretty Young Thing but it’s just out of my budget at the moment. If you offered discounts for WP old-timers like me ;3 or bundled it with a CSS upgrade I think I’d be more likely to shell out the 75 bones … but without that, I can’t tweak it, removed ads, or get a custom domain without shelling out ever-increasing piles of cash. Really love it though, it’s very tempting, especially with the grid layout (exactly what I want) and swappable color schemes! Swoon!
Mar 2nd at 10:22 pm
I’m very excited about these and the prospect of more premium themes! The only difficulty is going to be deciding to jump in and buy one when an even better theme may be around the corner.
Love your work guys!
Mar 2nd at 10:23 pm
Wow! You have really been busy. Nice, nice super nice set-ups. Great job.
Mar 2nd at 10:48 pm
The Crisp is great, I bought it and I love it
Mar 2nd at 10:55 pm
I like those themes but I’d rather have a “Free” one. Hehe …
Mar 2nd at 11:16 pm
They all look great!
Mar 2nd at 11:39 pm
Mar 3rd at 12:37 am
I LOVE that Pretty Young Thing theme … but I live in Finland so I cant pay the prize for it :/
It’s lovely though, just what I’ve been looking for.
Mar 3rd at 12:55 am
Lovely themes. Definitely a plus point in my consideration to go premium!
Mar 3rd at 4:01 am
Absolutely LOVING the new themes! Great Job Guys. Keep up the great work
Mar 3rd at 6:21 am
I like the Traction theme. It’s awesome!
Mar 3rd at 6:43 am
Beautiful themes! Hmmm I wan’t one but I don’t have credits
Mar 3rd at 10:45 am
Really looking good! So far the only thing that is keeping me from seriously considering the premium themes is price. I realize this is a one-time purchase, and one that comes with an extra special support option, but even so it’s pretty much outside my budget. But, keep them coming!
Mar 3rd at 11:51 am
Great work !
I like all of them
Mar 3rd at 1:43 pm
I like the Traction one.
Mar 3rd at 1:47 pm
I would like to see more journalist type theme choices.
Mar 3rd at 3:05 pm
As a teenage girl, I really loveeeeee the ‘Pretty young thing’, and as a teenage girl, I can’t afford 75 bucks for this!!!
Mar 3rd at 7:48 pm
Absolutely stunning themes, I stumbled on WordPress and I am so delighted I did. This is an incredible site with wonderful blogs and what looks lik a great community of writers. Thank you.
Mar 3rd at 8:27 pm
The wonderful about thing about the premium themes is that the fonts are well-chosen and large enough to be readable. For most of the free themes, especially the ones with good graphics, the fonts are annoyingly tiny or just annoyingly gray.
Mar 4th at 1:55 am
None of these premium templates would fit my blog but I’d pay $100 to have someone design a template just for me (that other WordPress users could use, too, of course).
Mar 4th at 3:03 am
Nah, me going to stay with my current free theme (Oulipo) for a looooong time. Had gotten comfortable and so fond of it. Nonetheless, kudos to you all WordPress staffs for spoiling us for good by coming up with so many creative themes.
Mar 4th at 5:40 am
Neat… very nice themes.
Mar 4th at 7:32 am
Cool! I want more, more, more!
Mar 5th at 3:05 am
I love The Crisp Theme, but I can’t afford it, even I use it sometimes.
Mar 5th at 11:13 am
You are great, guys! Thanks for all you’ve done and will do!
Mar 5th at 1:06 pm
The Traction theme is cool, great design!
Mar 5th at 2:02 pm
I love Traction, very nice!
Mar 5th at 5:19 pm
Thanks to the WordPress.com for introducing powerful themes (Premium or Free). The spirit of WordPress.com to help bloggers get more traffic is highly appreciated.
Mar 5th at 7:46 pm
Awesome! Nice design. It would be cool if we could make our own designs!
Mar 6th at 12:00 am
Very sharp! Will certainly consider a Premium theme once I’m further down the road with 36broadway.
Mar 6th at 9:40 pm
Nice themes, one for everyone…keep ‘em coming!
Mar 7th at 1:53 am
Love the Pretty Young Thing theme. I like the Traction theme also, but I don’t like the search box and menu bar at the bottom.
Mar 8th at 2:14 pm
I like the Crisp theme. Great designs!
Mar 8th at 9:12 pm
Ohhh, what a set of gorgeous themes! I love the Crisp and Traction theme, in fact this might be just the template I need to spruce up my movie blog! THANKS!!
Mar 9th at 3:42 am
Traction is awsome! Clean & fresh-
Mar 9th at 4:11 am
I’ve been looking for a new theme…and I love Crisp and Traction!
Mar 10th at 6:34 am
Nice! Traction gets my vote, very cool.
Mar 10th at 7:07 am
The new themes look great and I might consider using one…. Would it be possible to trial a theme before buying? If your site is complicated the instant theme preview doesn’t always work great because you need to get into the theme and make some changes to get the best out of it.
Id like to be able to create a virtual site and play around with the settings then decide to buy or not.
Obviously self hosted wordpress.org is more flexible…. But I prefer wordpress.com.
Mar 14th at 8:43 pm
I really do like the Pretty Young Thing theme, but I’m going to stick to the free services.
Mar 15th at 9:48 pm
I love Pretty Young Thing! It’s very fresh and colorful. A lot of the themes you make seem very similar to one another, but this one’s different. I, for one, would love to see more unique, customizable themes.