In comments to our recent freebie releases you asked for a simple, clean and beautiful WordPress-theme; the theme should be easily customize for different purposes and in a variety of settings. We’ve been listening to you and we heard you: and today we are release (hopefully) exactly what you’ve been asking for.
In this post we release Compositio – a simple, clean and user-friendly WordPress-theme, created by talented Elena Gafita1 for Smashing Magazine and its readers. Compositio is a two column theme, made to for those who want to put their content at the front with a unique light blue design. Random square shapes are the defining graphics of this theme. They are used throughout the background, bringing a special rhythm to the theme.
Compositio: A Free WordPress Theme
A special feature of this theme is the logo changer. You can use the default WordPress setting (“blog name”) or you can use your own logo. Upload your logo in the root folder of Compositio theme and name it logo.png. You can also use the PSD Logo Template in the source folder of the Compositio Theme. (Image limitations: max is 590px/85px). If you want to activate this option go to Administration Panel > Appearance > Logo Options, and select logo type.
The theme is widget-ready, so you can use it as you like. Also Elena customized the CSS for the default widgets to match the site style better. The theme is using a couple of plugins, with some already integrated into
functions.php, so there is no need to install them. The only plugin you need to install manually is FlickrRSS3 (FlickrRSS plugin is in the theme folder) (see the demo4).
This work is licensed Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License. This means that you may use it, and make any changes you like. Just leave the credits on footer if you respect the designer’s work.
- full image preview6
- live demo7 (the server experiences some problems)
- download the theme8 (mirror9) (.zip, 0.2 Mb)
- release post on DesignDisease’s blog10
Thanks for the truly great work, Elena, we really appreciate it.
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- 1 http://designdisease.com/
- 2 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/compositio-wordpress-theme/large-preview.png
- 3 http://eightface.com/wordpress/flickrrss/
- 4 http://eightface.com/files/images/2009.flickrrss.settings.panel.v5.png
- 5 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/compositio-wordpress-theme/large-preview.png
- 6 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/compositio-wordpress-theme/large-preview.png
- 7 http://designdisease.com/preview/compositio
- 8 http://designdisease.com/download-manager.php?id=12
- 9 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/compositio-wordpress-theme/compositio-wordpress-theme.zip
- 11 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/compositio-wordpress-theme/large-preview.png
- 12 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/compositio-wordpress-theme/large-preview.png
- 13 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/compositio-wordpress-theme/large-preview.png
- 14 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/10/30/color-paper-a-free-wordpress-theme/
- 15 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/08/08/infinity-a-free-wordpress-theme/
- 16 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/09/08/agregado-a-free-wordpress-theme/
- 17 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/07/16/wordpress-fun-a-free-wordpress-theme/
- 18 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/08/05/fervens-a-free-wordpress-theme/
- 19 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/08/20/notepad-chaos-a-free-wordpress-theme/
- 20 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/11/10/black-magic-a-free-wordpress-theme/