Choosing a well designed theme is important because your image is important and a well designed, easy to navigate, professional looking theme will create an immediate impact on first-time visitors. There are now over 130 very attractive WordPress.com themes to choose from in a wide range of styles.
This wide array of themes available to us is due to the stellar performance of the WordPress.com Theme Team. They are responsive to user needs and eager to introduce innovative designs to the WordPress.com community. Themes are added regularly based on user requests.
Artistic, Colorful, Playful, Clean, Conservative, Corporate, Business, Fashion, Journal, Lifestream, , Craft, Photography, Travel, Design, Magazine, News, Design, Portfolio , Professional, Music, Real Estate, Scrapbooking, Sports, Tumblelog, Wedding
Many themes allow for custom image headers, custom backgrounds, featured posts, featured images, post formats and other special features. The Themes Showcase live demo site search has feature filters to narrow your searching.
Locate a theme choice, click “preview” and see how it displays on your blog, then click “activate” if you like it.
You can further customize your blog’s look by using widgets.
You can also purchase a custom design upgrade and customize the appearance of your WordPress.com blog theme.
In 2010 WordPress.com’s Theme Team introduced 29 new themes and upgraded many existing themes. In January 2011 the Theme Team had 61 themes supporting Custom Menus in their top navigation and provided custom menu widgets for themes that did not have top navigation. Now 76 free themes support custom menus in their top navigation. In Februray 2011 WordPress.com’s Theme Team began Introducing Premium Themes.
We have now surpassed the half way mark for the year 2011, and in that time 27 new themes have been introduced by WordPress.com’s Theme Team.
|WordPress.com themes – from oldest to newest
WordPress.com themes – from most to least popular (July 2011)
I have changed the theme on my personal blog this time – this space to Chateau. I’m considering changing the theme on one cool site to Twenty Eleven. Your reader feedback on both will be welcomed.
Questions for readers:
- Which theme are you using?
- How well do you know your theme?
- Have you changed WordPress.com themes in 2010 or in 2011?
- If you did change your theme, which theme did you choose, and why did you choose it?
- If you didn’t change themes then why not?
- Are you on the lookout for a new theme?
- If so which features are you looking for?
Related posts found in this blog:
How to select a WordPress.com theme
Select a WordPress.com theme 2
Select a WordPress theme Part 3
Blog Simplification: Changing WordPress.com Themes
Changing WordPress Themes: A Mid-Life Blog Crisis