I’m pleased to announce the latest two additions to the ever-growing collection of free themes here at WordPress.com.
Designed by Graph Paper Press, Mixfolio looks great on all screens, large and small, and comes delivered with a Theme Options panel that will give your photo portfolio home page more personality. Two custom menus, five uniquely-designed post formats, and a design well-suited for featured images are only part of what you’ll get with Mixfolio.
Read more about its features on the Theme Showcase or dive right into previewing it on your blog from Appearance → Themes.
Next up is Yoko, a simple, elegant, and modern three-column blog theme.
Designed by Elmastudio, Yoko provides an awesome balance between what we’ve all come to expect from traditional blogging and boundary-pushing theme design. Its responsive layout optimizes the theme for mobile devices and to make your blog posts more interesting Yoko offers several different post formats. Add in custom background and custom header functionality, custom menus, and widget areas, and you’ve got a clear winner in Yoko.
Read more about Yoko’s features on the Theme Showcase or dive right into previewing it on your blog from Appearance → Themes.
- Jun 21, 2012 @ 5:33 pm
Jun 21st at 8:03 pm
Mixfolio looks amazing for a photo blog I wan to start, the problem is that my intended audience is no longer restricted by 1024x768pixel monitors from 10 years ago.
W I D E S C R E E N monitors are the de facto standard today, from high resolution wide laptop displays over 1200 pixels wide, to 24, 27, 30″ displays with enough room to put more than two WordPress blogs side by side and still have extra screen real estate.
I’d like to see Mixfolio also have scaling capabilities in the BIG direction too. For those people who always hit the “full screen” button in their browser window and then they can see more columns, more photos, with their whole screen.
Take a look at your home screen for Pinterest and you’ll see where WordPress needs to go.
WIDE people, WIDE.
I’m getting tired of every single WordPress theme looking like a WordPress theme because it’s constrained for XVGA screen resolutions from 10 years ago. Give me one that’s 2x as wide, or the sidebars are ADDED to the central theme area, instead of carve away space within it.
Jun 21st at 8:44 pm
Some really nice themes coming out lately! Wonder if my readers will mind me switching things up.
Jun 21st at 9:50 pm
Jun 21st at 10:53 pm
I think Mixfolio may be the new theme for my photography blog! Cheers.
Jun 21st at 11:34 pm
Good stuff, as usual. You guys pretty much have me changing my theme every couple of months.
Jun 22nd at 12:56 am
This is nice and really beautiful for photography.
Jun 22nd at 2:20 am
I’m always looking for a photo theme – I will be sure to test drive your new offerings. It is great that you are offering themes that offer interesting new variations.
Jun 22nd at 3:48 am
Yoko’s good, but it suffers from the trend of themes with white post backgrounds with very light gray text (and this case small to boot). That kind of stuff is hard to read for a lot of people.
Jun 22nd at 6:46 am
You are a very lucky man that can go to Bali, very beautiful your work, congratulations!
Jun 22nd at 7:38 am
Awesome. They come very handy and helpful for starters like me. Thanks!
Jun 22nd at 9:34 am
I LOVE THIS NEW THEME!
Jun 22nd at 12:39 pm
Mixfolio looks perfect to showcase my artwork and music.
Haven’t been excited for a theme since, I think,
the day I started on WP back in 2009!
I’ll be setting it up next week for sure -thx a lot!
Jun 22nd at 5:00 pm
Very lovely themes here. I may have to go check out the Yoko theme.
Jun 22nd at 5:12 pm
I really love MIXFOLIO. I have waited so long for a free WP theme capable of album like features focusing on showcasing a portfolio of images, and nothing else. I have now started my dream photoblog to try out this new theme. Liking it so far!
Jun 22nd at 6:23 pm
Excellent post and great new themes! Thanks for sharing
Jun 23rd at 1:51 am
Yoko looks fresh and clean something new.
Jun 23rd at 5:39 pm
Mixfolio’s definitely a cool photo/artwork display type theme. Yoko’s a pretty cool 3 column theme. If I was going to start another blog, these would definitely be contenders.
Jun 23rd at 7:05 pm
Interesting! I’m always excited to see what you’ll turn up with.
Jun 24th at 6:51 pm
great i still didnt find my perfect theme i hope you keep up the good work ^^
Jun 24th at 9:21 pm
Nice! Loving all the new themes–so tempting!!
Jun 26th at 10:02 am
Jun 26th at 5:45 pm
Love the theme Yoko. Nice one! Using it now. Thanks for your efforts!
Jun 27th at 8:55 am
Mixfolio looks so good!! Too bad, most of my posts are videos. And with videos, no thumbnails.
Jun 28th at 4:27 am
I can’t believe Mixfolio is for free!
Jun 28th at 1:21 pm
Cool themes! I like I like Yoko. It fits my photography blog. Thanks for the new the new themes!
Jun 29th at 4:52 pm
will try this very soon…starting to get into photography and actually didn’t see a template so far that I sort of liked…this one looks very cool. thanks!
Jun 30th at 5:16 am
Simply superb. <3
Jul 1st at 7:36 am
This is nice and really beautiful
Jul 4th at 6:21 am
I think I’ll choose the first template for my photoblog. Clean and nice