A favorite WordPress.com holiday tradition is back.
Be Merry with This Year’s Holiday Theme and Wallpapers
It’s hard to believe the year is already coming to a close. As 2014 ends, it’s time to celebrate the holiday season with our WordPress.com tradition of teaming up with talented artists to create a cheerful WordPress illustration. This year, Mads Berg has dreamed up a scene of togetherness to capture the spirit of the season.
As in previous years, we’ve created a new seasonal theme for you based on the beautiful artwork. Automattic’s David Kennedy has adapted Mads’ illustration into a theme called Together. It is now available on WordPress.com, and will continue to be available even after the holidays.
The theme showcases the beautiful illustration in the header. Elements from the artwork are pulled in throughout the theme, like the sparkles glittering on sticky posts.
Together is the perfect theme if you want to spread a little holiday cheer. Gather with your friends and family this season, and share the moments on your blog or website.
You can read more about Together on the theme showcase, or preview it on your blog by going to Appearance → Themes.
We’ve also created some radiant digital wallpapers for your computer, tablets, and smartphones. They’re available in multiple sizes to best fit your device of choice:
- iPhone 4/4s
- iPhone 5/5c/5s
- iPad, Android devices
- Desktop – Small (1280 × 720)
- Desktop – Medium (2560 × 1440)
- Desktop – Retina Displays (2880 × 1800)
- Desktop – Retina 5k Displays (5120 × 2887)
A tip: Choose an image larger than your screen size, and set the position to “center” or “fill screen” (not “stretch”).
Let it snow!
Finally, no matter what theme you’re using, don’t miss out on a seasonal favorite: falling snow! You can enjoy snow flakes gently floating around your WordPress.com site until January 4, 2015. Just go to Settings → General in your dashboard, and check the box next to “Show falling snow on my blog” (you can uncheck it whenever you want, of course).
Awesome, love the snow falling idea and have put it on my blog. However the only issue I have is, it doesn’t seem to work on mobile/tablet view. How can this be solved?
I tried the snow. For some reason I find it doesn’t fit with what my blog is all about. It somehow reminds me of something sweet like fairy tale (though when it really comes down to it fairy tales are seldom sweet) And the softly falling flakes distract me from reading what I wrote in my own page. My eyes automatically follow them around. They shift direction every so often. Tastes do differ.
how to download theme?.