This is big, very big. WordPress.com introduced premium theme store for WordPress.com user. So now millions of WordPress.com user will have chance to make their WordPress.com blog different and unique then others, in WordPress’s language “Stand out from the Crowd”. WordPress.com introduce this with initial two premium theme and they said more to come. It seems WordPress.com is pretty serious about giving user a lot more option in theme.
WordPress.com is starting their premium theme offerings with Headlines for $45 (available to self-hosted WordPress users for $70 with two “bonus” themes) and Shelf for $68 (also available to self-hosted WordPress users for $68).
Details About Both Premium Theme:
- Two Columns
- Fixed Width
- Custom Colors
- Custom Menu
- Featured Images
- Full Width Template
- Sticky Post
- Theme Options
Easy to Customize
Headlines comes with an extensive set of theme options that make it easy to fit Headlines to your site’s unique personality. From Appearance ? Theme Options you can set the color scheme of your site with one click and also take total control of the animated Featured Post slideshow. You can even choose to have your sidebar on the left or right side of your site.
15 Exciting Color Schemes
As noted above, Headlines has multiple color schemes—15 of them! Just one more feature that can help make Headlines the perfect fit for your site.
Two Customizable Menus
Headlines also has two menu areas: a traditional page menu and a second menu that lists your categories. You can take control of these two areas in Appearance ? Menus by creating your own custom menus and assigning them to either menu location.
Shelf is a unique tumblelog style theme featuring a fluid and responsive design with an original horizontal look. With its use of media queries your site shall look great on the iPad, iPhone, and other modern mobile devices (you can even swipe to browse the content). The theme was created by The Theme Foundry with a design handcrafted by Jon Hicks.
Shelf is a great theme for publishing all different kind of posts; be it post articles, photos, quotes, links, music, and videos, Shelf has you covered and will display your content in the best way possible.
Background, Menus and Logo
With support for adding a custom background image and/or a custom background color, plus menu support for your site navigation, and the option of adding an image above your site title, you can push how Shelf looks out of the shelf (no pun intended whatsoever) making it feel more personal.
There are also quite a few small details to offer you a pleasant experience. For instance, you can use a featured image in the background of your audio cards, or use the built in keyboard navigation and scrolling to browse your site.
It also has handcrafted social icons and allows you to easily add your own custom logo to the header.
You can purchase and activate the theme by going to Appearance ? Themes in your dashboard.