Lyretail is a stunning visual treat for your personal site.
New Theme: Lyretail
Happy Theme Thursday, all! Let’s dive right into a new free theme:
Designed by Mel Choyce, Lyretail is a stunning visual treat for your personal site. The theme puts your social presence front and center, displaying social links prominently below the site’s title and logo, so readers can easily find you on your favorite social networks.
Read more about Lyretail on the Theme Showcase, or activate it on your site from Appearance → Themes!
- Feb 26, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
Hope to see more magazine style themes like Expound, in the free category, which has its distinct Featured Image setting (it does not duplicate Featured Image on the index page, unlike many other themes WP has released since then).
Lately there has been an influx of mobile oriented themes, even though the world has not abandoned desktop monitors just yet. Beyond the lay bloggers and businesses, hoping that you would also pay attention to, and find themes for, the non-profit and volunteered publications.
I have to agree with Michael.
As much as I like the promise the theme showed in the preview, hidden widget areas are not a great idea when you are 1.) dealing with non-tech-savvy people or 2.) really need people to see certain widgets.
I don’t think that a widget header area is a great idea. The theme would do much better with a sidebar widget area. Lots of dead white space on the side.
The alignment of the featured images (some display and some don’t now) appears shoddy, as well as their captioning.
Using the header image area to show the featured images distorts them. Very few featured images will have the right proportions, which means that this theme will be exceptionally high maintenance.
I don’t know why you chose to release a theme that looks so much like an unfinished work-in-progress?
With a few extra touches, it could be such a great theme. The links just below the titles and the type-setting is so promising.
I like it because it makes my blog look more personal.
It looks simple yet lovely.
I think with it accomodating the social media links, I am going to like it. Thanks. And do not lose the passion for dynamism.
Hi Caroline. Noticed the slide down menu button scrolls with the page, so it’s not available to click once the reader starts scrolling down (without scrolling back up). I see that on a lot of themes, which is why I haven’t left ‘Celsius’ yet.
Is there a way to keep the sliding menu button permanently visible, similar to Celsius? Will any new themes have this option?
P.S. This theme reminded me a lot of Celsius, the tag placement and clean look. Also nice is the placement of all the other info: Date, comment numbers, post type, in the same area of the above the post. Very clean and simple. Curious, would sharing links appear in this area too (Twitter/Reddit/Facebook buttons)?
I feel silly now. It only appeared to look like it was stacking, when it really wasn’t. Never mind! Nice theme!
I love this theme. But why..?
Do I like the lush Azure photo? Or the design? Time to find out.
Why most of the new themes don’t show in which category a post is published? And don’t show blog description/tagline? And don’t support all post formats?
I really like this theme! 🙂
Hey will this work with for a wordy blog? The content on my blog is mixed. The theme looks striking! Tempted to give this a try.
Why are all themes in the style of a previous theme?
I think WordPress makes websites faster and more easy to update and the blog-posting module is very simple.
New to WordPress.com, and I will definitely take a closer look at Lyretail!
Thank you Caroline Moore for you New Theme Lyretail it appears will be quite interesting
Do you have to purchase it?