There’s something about this time of year that always makes me wistful for the good old days—the simpler times, if you will—when all that mattered were family, friends, and a whole lotta blogging about everything under the sun. I miss those days, don’t you?
Fear not, my fellow blogging friends. We’ve got you all covered today with a theme that will make you want to stop time and write about everything in your lives until you can’t write anymore.
A Simpler Time, designed by Denise Chandler, is a theme that’s beautiful, bold, and memorable—pretty much exactly like the types of stories you’ll be writing alongside it on your WordPress.com blog:
It’s a traditional blog theme in the sense that it offers everything you’ve come to expect from a WordPress theme—widgets, custom menus, and custom headers, and more—and it also looks incredible. If you’d also like to mix it up with different colors and fonts, try the Custom Design upgrade. You can do all of that and more.
A Simpler Time is a premium upgrade for your blog; read more about its features on the Theme Showcase or dive right into previewing it on your blog from Appearance → Themes.
- May 17, 2012 @ 2:48 pm
May 18th at 4:24 am
This is a beautiful theme.
May 18th at 4:55 am
You know what? The first time I saw this theme I felt like, you know, home. Nice job, indeed.
May 18th at 5:41 am
It’s simple and sweet. It would be nice if it were also available for self-hosted blogs.
May 18th at 6:18 am
I love it, but I think it would be even greater if it were red.
May 18th at 6:27 am
I saw this early this morning, and although i only just brought the Just Desserts Theme i had to have this one. i just love the fonts and the Ribbon Labels on the sidebar. As a new wordpress blogger this has made my new blog all that i wanted it to be.
May 18th at 7:53 am
What a gorgeous idea. It’s like fresh wall gardening.
May 18th at 8:55 am
This looks so nice, green, and eco-friendly! I love the widget titles’ banner-like design.
May 18th at 11:46 am
Darn, WordPress.com. Why do you care about your clients so much? I think I’m…in love with you guys. Marry me?
May 18th at 2:09 pm
It’s cute, clean, and true eye candy! Nice!!!
May 18th at 4:12 pm
It’s purely amazing. <3
May 18th at 5:03 pm
Very pretty for a personal blog.
May 18th at 8:04 pm
A Simpler Time-great name for this beautiful theme.
May 19th at 8:17 am
It’s a beautiful theme. I like it!
May 19th at 9:29 am
Sorry, but this template is everything BUT simple. In fact, it’s packed.
May 19th at 11:36 am
I like this very much.
May 19th at 1:05 pm
FINALLY! You finally read my mind! Oh, thanks!
May 19th at 2:36 pm
It’s really a good theme.
May 19th at 3:48 pm
Beautiful and unique.
May 19th at 11:08 pm
I think it will be very good for diary blogs, its very beautiful.
May 20th at 1:18 am
Relaxing theme-I will follow your blog and hope you will check mine out as well.
May 20th at 7:34 am
It’s fascinating..!! Keep up the good work, WordPress..!!
May 20th at 3:23 pm
Great theme! I love how often WordPress introduces lots of great themes.
May 20th at 3:29 pm
kool! really does take me back to the old days when family would get together and have cook outs in the back yard. Would not say the days were simpler just that when your a kid the parents have the burden then.
May 20th at 6:37 pm
This is great! Keep ‘em coming!
May 21st at 6:22 am
I think that the space for the header is a kind of too big. What do you think?
May 22nd at 6:32 am
Great theme, I will definitely keep this one in mind for a future update!
May 23rd at 8:42 am
Not quite fond of green but that’s beautiful!
May 23rd at 8:34 pm
Like another poster pointed out I, too, think the post header font size is to big. Half the size would look much better. I’d change it myself but can’t see paying $30/yr to purchase the CSS package for one minor change. I bought the theme and love it except this one minor detail
May 24th at 11:16 pm
Too bad that one wasn’t there when I started my blog! My blogs title is “Our Simpler Times”! Its named after the beer from Trader Joe’s though
May 25th at 2:38 pm
I love the color.
May 27th at 11:31 pm
Great to see such a well designed theme, because so many WordPress themes look exactly the same. You raised the bar!
May 28th at 2:54 am
It looks a little “seasonal” to me, unless there’s an option to change colors. I want to see all the options before I use it.