New Theme: Mystique

Example of Mystique's single page view.

I think you’ll agree this theme has a certain mystique to it. This fun, colorful theme is flexible enough to fit any type of site — it’s simply loaded with options. A long-time favorite for self-hosted sites designed by digitalnature, Mystique is now available in your WordPress.com dashboard.

What doesn’t this theme do? It offers layout choices of one, two, or three columns, six color schemes, four footer widget areas, and support for four post formats. Not to mention built-in links to your favorite social networks in the header, a unique custom widget with quick-switching tabs, and special treatment for a “featured” post at the top of the site.

Read all about Mystique on the Theme Showcase — I think you’re going to really love this one.


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  1. El Santo

    Ooooooo! That is so pretty! Good job again guys! (I feel like I’m repeating myself so much on these things, but I really have loved all the latest designs.)

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  2. vanessajaded

    I love this! Great, great details! If it weren’t for the text making my eyes bug out after awhile I would switch! Still, great job!

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  3. adeolu2011

    This theme is awesome, i am trying it out right away.

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  4. PoetryAngel

    Amazing its simply beautiful. Much different 🙂

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  5. cubarevived

    Really awesome! Keep it up!

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  6. rocketshiplive

    Love this theme!

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  7. mariaiva

    Wow. Colorful!

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  8. Hussain Kadhem

    Superb! Can’t say much about it cuz I already changed my theme into this one. 😀

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  9. adiirfant

    Wow… so brilliant… I like it.

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  10. Gaurav Bansal

    MYSTIQUE, a variegated panoramic theme, I hope everyone will like it.

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  11. Jim

    Excellent theme. I really like the RSS/Twitter, etc icons you can place on the top. Trying this one out now on one of my blogs.

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  12. shekharonline

    It’s HOT! Love this one. 🙂

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  13. pieroarupe

    I like this theme very much and I wanna change my theme with this theme.

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  14. BrittanyAmelia

    I love love love it!! I might have to try it out!

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  15. Esri Allbritten

    Tried this out within a day of hearing about it (through you). Wonderful.

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  16. antopatterson

    It looks great. Very fun and professional at the same time.

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  17. Charlousie

    Now I have swapped my theme to “Mystique”! You won’t believe it, but it looks great! Thanks for this AWESOME indescribable theme! I love it. 🙂

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  18. genb7

    Fantastic! I love it! Well done to all involved!

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  19. Bubba0044

    PERFECT for one of my blogs, thanks guys. 😉

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  20. aliphamjah

    I won’t use it on my blog.

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  21. Nora Weston

    Oh! Love this one… I’m dying to trade in Twenty Ten, but nothing else has worked, yet. Trying it right now! 🙂

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  22. Ardee Napolitano

    Wow, this is actually nice.

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  23. Newfyworld Admin

    This is AWESOME! Finally a good new theme that you don’t have to pay for!

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  24. Edward Drake

    This is a great theme. Clear, uncluttered but still looking great.

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  25. Invisible Immigrant

    Wonderful!! Every time I see that there’s a new theme I get excited. Finally I’m not disappointed again! lol Love this one. 🙂

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  26. jessiepeace

    I like this theme, but I am kind of in love with my plain yet get to the point theme. I kind of think a overpowering theme takes away from what is actually in the blog.

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  27. enilorac99

    Ohhhhh I love it. Great, great, great. I might actually switch over! It’s colorful, cool… The kind of theme I want.

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  28. Ljubomir Gatdula

    Looks great! Thanks WP!

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  29. Anne Lessing

    This theme is amazing! I love the subtle but eye-catching use of color! Perhaps this is the theme to finally tempt me away from Under the Influence…

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  30. Akira

    I don’t like this theme. It shows the gravatar on the bottom of every post and I can’t get rid of it!

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  31. TTS

    Really nice. Very impressive.

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  32. aramam

    It is quite amazing.

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  33. yourfashionjewellery

    It’s lovely. Brilliant.

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  34. sora astral

    Now the Mystique theme is not just for wp.org only. It’s great!

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  35. paidipraneeth

    Simply superb, love it.

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  36. quixoticzephyr

    Hmmm… I’m not too sure with the colour palette used in the example though. Together, black, olive and plum red plus bright white header become a brassy bunch, no?

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  37. Erik

    After a year with Bueno theme, I pulled the trigger and made the change to this brand new Mystique theme this Easter weekend.

    Mystique has a clean look, it’s simple to navigate and is very “easy on the eyes”.

    WordPress.com…you hit the ball out of the park this time! Well done, well done.

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  38. Sherlock Cole

    Really like this one, especially the sharing icons on the top right, probably the first new theme that’s come out that I’d think of switching to.

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  39. Mișu

    Thanks a lot…I’ve been waiting for it since I started posting on WordPress!

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  40. Rosedale Gardens

    I like this, might be enough for me to switch my gardening blog over from 20-10. Thanks for the good work you folks do.

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  41. blazeoneproductions

    Good stuff. =)

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  42. paikea

    I think this is the best theme I’ve seen yet. I may switch to it at some point when the winds change. 🙂

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  43. pankumi

    Wow, I like it. It’s so cool, I’m sure to use it.

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  44. Kelly Elizabeth Tanner

    This is going to be my theme – I love it!

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  45. owenpye

    Easily the best theme you guys have introduced in a while.
    Clean, viable and not cheesy at all.

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  46. Ana Félix Pires

    Looks seriously beautiful. 🙂

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  47. JawGeX

    This is hot stuff. 🙂

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  48. corzgalore

    I really love the background colour. I wish it wasn’t so dark cause then I would use it. But I absolutely LOVE the way the RSS and Facebook buttons are presented on this layout. That’s what’s up.

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  49. Maureen

    Wow! Amazing!

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  50. davidwellstam

    Yes! At last, been waiting for this one to come from wordpress.org!

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  51. cupcake2eater

    You guys should do like a Harry Potter theme, like gold and red. Sorry just a Harry Potter fan here, oooh and make them house colours. Green and silver, red and gold, yellow and black, green and blue. Yeah I know I got a bit carried away here. What do you think of my idea?

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  52. rjrpro

    Nice work, trying it out!

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  53. victei

    Great theme!

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  54. zegetaa

    I like this theme, it’s very beautiful.

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  55. Mik

    I’m liking it, activated it now to tweak it.

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  56. Kojiki

    Hi, I’m using this theme right now, with some changes. I really like it. Thanks for such a great theme!

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  57. CC

    Awesome! I love it!

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  58. demoncat4

    Interesting, I love the pods and the handle “Mystique.”

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  59. ppg

    This is it! Good job.

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  60. James W. Sasongko

    This is a wonderful theme! I use it now, and it looks great.

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  61. It's My Thoughts

    I’m so loving this… it’s perfect in every way possible.

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  62. Scott Dreyfus

    That’s pretty trick, and I really like the social tags at the top, great work! Cheers.

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  63. paradefieldrejects

    Looks great! Like the rainbow gradient against the dark background! Very artistic!

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  64. Ryan

    Fantastic theme! I added it the moment I saw it but the text displayed in the theme is really hard to read & off putting 😦 Dont know if tits something to do with my firefox4 browser….. Wish it would be right!

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  65. eldy

    Oh my, I really like this one… I changed over right away…Love it for my art blog!! I haven’t figured everything out yet…low tech brain…but love it.

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  66. crisismaven

    Great, gives me ideas for an artistic blog.

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  67. bareeda

    I like the theme, it’s beautiful really — but the middle content area with the two sidebars is too small. Anyway, good job.

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  68. Kale

    One word: wow.

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  69. torcida23

    BEST THEME EVER!

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  70. beoandlun

    Great! I’m so loving this! 😀

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  71. Nebula

    Mystique is terrific! Clean; elegant; flexible; featured sticky post; multiple post formats; color-changing links; footer widget areas; attractive use of fonts and formatting; nice background options and defaults; neat background gradation at the bottom; subtle menu and widget shadows add a welcome 3d depth.

    I wish there were a few less-garish color schemes (grey doesn’t count); I wish I could hide the featured post title/label so the image would be more like a blog header image; I wish my long tagline simply wrapped into 2-3 lines rather than shifting below the title; I wish there was a bit less empty space above the title.

    These complaints are just quibbles, though. It’s the next step beyond Twenty Ten > Coraline > Clean Home. Well done, and thanks!

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  72. motsaufeminin

    Beautiful one WP.

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  73. Stephen

    This theme is awesome and almost perfect for my science resource blog for students. It fits my site’s purpose as a course management system and is clear and easy to navigate. Well done!

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  74. Kelly Whitman

    I absolutely love it, going to preview it and see how it looks on my blog!

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  75. KathrineROID

    As I mentioned when first commenting, this theme is exactly what I’m been looking for to make a thriller/adventure blog on science fiction/fantasy look stylish. While exploring it I found the very useful-looking “Mystique Tabbed Widget.” This appears to be useful, but I could find no way to order the tabs on the widget. I would at least like very much to be able to control the one my readers are immediately hit with. Could this be considered in a future upgrade?

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  76. unusualconnections

    Love it, especially the bouncy social media buttons top right.

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  77. myluckytown

    I really like this theme and I plan to test this for my own blog! Finally a cool theme! And it’s not something you have to pay for either. YAY! 🙂

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  78. Ashoo

    It’s so beautiful, I like it so much.

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  79. lavendergirl12

    I love the design! It is super cool! It’s so, teenage. And not in a bad way!

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  80. edituramateescu

    I like the sidebar. 🙂 Nice job!

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  81. Snow

    Oh, my, god. That theme is so well composed, vivid, and not to mention that it’s actually free…! I totally switched to it without a blink! ❤

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  82. spiritseek

    I’m enjoying all the Dr. Strangelove references all over this site. 🙂

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  83. iamdarky

    It’s simple yet sophisticated. Like Like Like.

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  84. andrei

    Great theme!

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  85. Vernessa Taylor

    Nice one to add to the WordPress.com lineup. I’m using it on my self-hosted blog at CoachNotes and get a lot of compliments on it. Thanks to Digital Nature (who is also author of the very nice Fusion theme).

    One thing to note about the Mystique theme. I almost hate to bring it up, but potential users should be aware: This theme had an April Fool’s joke built in that changed all your gravatars to unicorns on April 1st of the year! (Yep, happened to me, but easily fixed). Maybe it is not inherent in the WPcom version.

    Otherwise, a beauty!

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  86. Supriya's Blog

    Too beautiful and colorful. Liked it 🙂

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  87. reflectionsofaprodigalson

    Not for me but it is a nice design. Good work as always.

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  88. Susanne

    YEAH! This one is great.

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  89. wildbeauty

    Wow awesome, love the theme.

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  90. Bang Kulim

    Wow, cool themes.

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  91. alisajjad

    Simply beautiful.

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