We have created a brand new theme meant to carry on the spirit of an old timer with kindness, and we are launching it today. The theme has an air of old-style appeal, semi-academic graciousness with elegant typography, while also offering an overall fresh look with room for customization and the power of the latest WordPress features under the hood. It’s called Quintus.
Above all, whether you are creating a blog with plenty of pictures or a more text-centric blog, Quintus should suit you with elegance. It goes without saying, but it also comes with much of the newer functionality you are accustomed to, including custom backgrounds, custom menus, header images, and the option to publish short aside posts, among others.
If you like the focus to be on the content, you can even turn the blog design into a one column layout by removing all widgets from the sidebar in Appearance → Widgets. To learn more about Quintus go to its page on the Theme Showcase and check the demo blog.
Update: Quintus now offers an additional color scheme named Archaic. You can activate it from Appearance → Theme Options.
- Aug 10, 2011 @ 5:15 pm
Aug 10th at 5:57 pm
Looks very classy und clean. Like it! I love the huge space for the posts. Great!
Aug 10th at 6:06 pm
Clean and easy to read. Very nice blog.
Aug 10th at 6:48 pm
It is elegant and I like the appearance. I can’t wait to try it out in my test blog. Wow! are you Theme Team people ever productive. It’s hard to keep up with you.
Aug 10th at 6:52 pm
This is the kind of theme I was looking for. Can I change its width?
Also one suggestion, please make it possible for us to get a twitter username mentioned in, when a reader RT our posts. Thank you!
Aug 10th at 7:00 pm
I agree with Eric, very clean, but I’m partially confused. It says it’s a great theme for pictures, but it seems to almost be like any other theme (with pictures). I’m not seeing much of a difference. I do like that it’s a clean read though.
Good job guys!
Aug 10th at 7:10 pm
Love the theme, elegant indeed!
Aug 10th at 7:15 pm
It looks really stylish. I haven’t set up my theme yet but I am considering using this one. I like it.
Aug 10th at 7:38 pm
You gave me a big smile reading this post. My son’s name is Quintus….. Thanks for naming the theme to him
Aug 10th at 8:26 pm
Are there themes coming with small header images? Most of the recent releases have huge sized header.
Aug 10th at 8:57 pm
Amazing theme! Keep making themes like that.
Aug 10th at 9:12 pm
Aug 10th at 9:18 pm
Aug 10th at 9:32 pm
Nice theme bro.
Aug 10th at 9:52 pm
It’s avaiable to self-hosted blogs?
Aug 10th at 10:06 pm
Absolutely stunning! Just started writing a blog a few days ago and immediately switched to this. I really have to upload some photos to enjoy the work you’ve done. A really switched on theme.
And @iphilips: your son has a wonderful name!
Aug 10th at 10:30 pm
Very nice! I totally love it!
Aug 10th at 10:35 pm
So this theme is number five. Where are the other four? Or do you plan to release them in the future? Just asking, the name is too curious.
Aug 10th at 11:05 pm
Thanks very much for putting out another theme! This one’s so simple but retains a touch of elegance and grace. And with the options and customization you have enabled, I’m sure it will appeal to a lot of WP.com bloggers. It’s very commendable that you would like to let us, the users, to have a wide selection of themes for our blogs. Keep them coming!
Aug 10th at 11:41 pm
This is a very classy theme but…
1.The original’s header text doesn’ t disappeared, after 3 tries with my coustom header
2. Why don’ t yoy add all the post formats for this blog? Pleaseeee?
Thank you for all these new themes!!
Aug 11th at 12:10 am
Cool, like your “focus on content” – I thought all of us are content creators… lol.
Aug 11th at 12:38 am
I think it looks great! I may change my theme to this one instead!
Aug 11th at 1:00 am
Aug 11th at 1:34 am
I already forgot about Quentin theme. Poor Quentin. I rarely see anyone here on WordPress using it.
But glad that you upgraded her!
And with that air of elegance too!
Aug 11th at 2:04 am
Ohhh Like it a lot.
Aug 11th at 2:10 am
So many cool new themes of late…TOO MANY CHOICES!!
I do wish it were simpler to try a blog theme on without committing to it. Or maybe it is and I’m just too chicken–and not tech savvy enough!
Aug 11th at 2:48 am
Elegant! Beautiful! Love the typography. I would consider using this in a flash if I weren’t extremely happy with Manifest…which I am! This would definitely be my next choice. It doesn’t look like it has bottom widgets though. That’s the only drawback I see. I also don’t like the huge headers, but that seems to be the rage these days!
You are amazing, theme team.
Aug 11th at 3:14 am
Perfect educational theme. Loved the layout and fonts. Thanks for such a valuable theme. There are some ~ type icons in the begining of each post (in preview), does it mean something special!?
Aug 11th at 4:32 am
Absolutely love this theme! The typography is exactly what I’ve been looking for.
Aug 11th at 8:26 am
I think a theme is sleek and stylish.
Unfortunately the other day I went to the theme Coraline. But this theme is to keep in mind for its great amplitude.
Aug 11th at 8:49 am
Thanks you! Look it nice!
Aug 11th at 10:45 am
Love this one. Keep up the great work!
Aug 11th at 11:11 am
I like the new themes, because they are easy and elegant! Great job!
Aug 11th at 11:39 am
This theme looks great indeed! The best thing about it is that it supports information and pictures perfectly. It will surely prove beneficial for the bloggers.
Aug 11th at 12:01 pm
Aug 11th at 12:57 pm
I like theses new themes so so much: Quintus &Pink Touch 2 they are really cool!
Thanks WP team!
Aug 11th at 3:02 pm
Very good, I like it =D
Aug 11th at 3:42 pm
Love it. Activated it. Personalized it. VERY CLASSY. I <3 WordPress!
Aug 11th at 4:10 pm
Very nice! Thank you,
Aug 11th at 4:56 pm
“Old style appeal” – for old guys like me?
Well, I do like it. It’s very clean. (Hey, isn’t that what they said about the old guy in “A Hard Days Night?”)
Seriously though, great job on this one.
Aug 11th at 5:13 pm
I’m currently using this theme.
I just wish the word “Comments are closed” below the post (when the comment section is turned off) will not show anymore. I mean, it’s just obvious that the comments are closed if there is no comment form, isn’t it?
Aug 11th at 9:16 pm
This looks o.k., i might try it out, but then again, i might not
Aug 11th at 9:53 pm
Excellent! I was just searching for an “upgrade” from Koi, with a kind of “old-stylish” design, but with also the new features (like the post formats) Thanks a lot for your wonderful work!
Aug 12th at 4:04 am
Reminds me of Chocolate
Aug 12th at 6:13 am
It’s simple theme and look good… Thanks.
Aug 12th at 10:38 am
This is my current theme. Soooo loving it!
Aug 12th at 4:08 pm
A very beautifull work and easy to use! Thanks a lot!!!
Aug 12th at 4:50 pm
This work is very very cool! Congragurations guy!
Aug 12th at 7:31 pm
Aug 13th at 8:41 am
Aug 13th at 4:23 pm
I’m currently using the Quentin theme for my Tribe of Hope blog, and love its simplicity. However, I do like the customization options that Quintus offers and just might take the leap and switch to this new one. By the way, @mikalee, you can preview any of the themes WordPress offers before activating. It’s a cool feature that will grab all of your existing blog content and pull it into the theme you want to preview. There will be some things that in the preview may need adjusting once you activate, but this preview feature allows you to see how your blog will look like in any of the themes, even the premium ones before you actually commit. That’s how I originally decided on Quentin, because I could see how it looked with my actual content before actually commiting to it.
Aug 13th at 6:12 pm
Wow! Nice theme… it looks cool!
Aug 13th at 8:38 pm
We use Quentin for two reasons:
A “text color/weight/style vs background tone” design, that makes it easy to read.
A lively, warm golden color scheme, that sets it apart from standard, cold grey themes.
We were hoping for a good update to Quentin and Quintus does offer a lot of features and options users want, but the update lost what mattered most to us, so, we’ll have to stick with Quentin. Sorry. Good effort. Good theme. Good options. Just not a good fit for us.
Aug 13th at 9:24 pm
Aug 15th at 4:10 am
Like it. But it wouldn’t suit my blog.
Aug 15th at 4:29 am
I’d use it, but I have a general dislike for non-minimalist themes. But the typography looks awesome, along with the inclusion of post formats, picture formatting and that date thing (hahaha). Although I have to say… the header looks awkward when it’s offset from the top of the page.
Aug 15th at 4:49 am
I must try this theme now !
Aug 15th at 5:07 pm
This is quietly stunning. I like both the clean modern headline type and the readable body type. Especially like the prominent “Post a Comment” button at the bottom. Photos look great on this theme.
Aug 15th at 5:34 pm
Aug 15th at 11:05 pm
I like it! It looks simple yet it has an elegant touch to it.
Aug 16th at 1:05 am
Can you try to make a theme with a featured image, like structure, but better for dark colored backgrounds?
Aug 17th at 3:33 pm
It’s really classic.
Aug 17th at 6:01 pm
Nice, it rests my eyes ^ ^
Aug 18th at 1:01 am
I really like this and was going to switch my blog over, but when I tried to upload a header, a small black rectangle would appear stuck in the middle of it on the page and wouldn’t go away. I tried re-uploading several times with no success.
Aug 18th at 5:43 am
Matias, I love Quintus! I’m new to WordPress, and I immediately chose Quintus for my blog. One question: I notice that the Tagline under the Site Title is nearly invisible on larger screens. (It’s perfectly visible on my small laptop screen and on an iPad, and in Internet Explorer on my large desktop screen; but in Chrome and Firefox it fades out to nothing on the large screen.) Do you have any suggestions or fixes for making the Tagline more visible? Thanks!
Aug 18th at 11:30 am
Cool, cool colours. Nice!
Aug 22nd at 12:04 am
This design is great, but unfortunately my heart belongs to the Motion theme design, which fits my site perfectly.
Aug 22nd at 7:54 pm
This is the theme I am using for my blog. I really like the colors of it, as well as the clean design it provides. I’m very new to blogging, so I hope that this theme will give me a “professional appearance” while I learn all I can about blogging with WordPress.
Aug 22nd at 11:30 pm
No sorry, not really for me. I don’t like the brownish colors around the edges.
Aug 23rd at 1:59 pm
Quintus theme is just perfect for me. It is readable, elegant and has a wide sidebar.
Aug 23rd at 9:51 pm
Is there any way to collapse the posts so the homepage isn’t full post on top of full post? I would like it if it were easier to see the titles of my posts without having to scroll through as much.