Sight: Free WordPress 3.0.1-Ready Theme For Magazines and Blogs

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In this post we release a yet another WordPress theme: Sight is a powerful WordPress 3.0.1-ready theme which will work best for magazines and blogs. The theme was designed in modern minimalistic style and has two views: the standard blog view and a grid view. A big image slider on the top gives you extra ability to show the most important content. The theme was designed by WP Shower1 exclusively for Smashing Magazine and its readers. As usual, the theme is absolutely free to use in private and commerical projects.

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Download the theme for free!

The theme is released under GPL. You can use it for all your projects for free and without any restrictions. Please link to this article if you want to spread the word. You may modify the theme as you wish.

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Features

  • WordPress 3.0.1 Ready
  • Theme Options page
  • Two Pagination types (Default + WP Page-Navi support & AJAX-fetching posts)
  • Valid XHTML 1.1
  • jQuery-powered Featured Post Carousel
  • Custom Widgets
  • 2 Custom Menu Locations
  • jQuery-powered Drop-down menu
  • Nested comments
  • Two post view types: standard blog view and a grid view
  • Google Analytics Ready
  • Custom Logo Upload
  • Gravatar support
  • Search Engine Optimized
  • Browsers compatibility (IE 7 , IE 8 , Firefox, Opera, Safari, Chrome)
  • Built in support for Social Bookmaking on Blog Posts – tinyurl.com API support for URL shorting

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Front page (large preview)10

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Comments (large preview)12

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Custom Widgets (large preview)14

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Drop-down menu (large preview)16

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Gallery (large preview)18

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Grid View (large preview)20

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Category (large preview)22

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Single post (large preview)24

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Slideshow (large preview)26

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Social Widget (large preview)28

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Theme Options (large preview)30

Motivation for the design

As always, here are some insights from the designers:

Sight is a powerful WordPress theme, best suited for Magazines and Blogs. The theme was designed in modern minimalistic style with Golden Grid usage. It has two views to get information in the way you want — a standard blog view and a grid view. A big image slider on the top gives you extra ability to show the most important content.

The theme supports the newest WordPress versions and has 2 Custom Menu Locations. 2 pagination types are available: Default with WP-NAVI support and Ajax-fetching, like in previous Twitter interface. The Sight theme supports Social Media. It has links to share each post to Twitter, Facebook, Delicious Digg, no plugins needed. It is also Search Engine Optimized, so you don’t need to care about it, just set it up and get love from Google.

Please don’t forget to visit designer’s website31 for more free high-quality themes.

Footnotes

  1. 1 http://wpshower.com/
  2. 2 http://sight.wpshower.com/
  3. 3 http://sight.wpshower.com/
  4. 4 http://sight.wpshower.com/
  5. 5 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/sight-full.jpg
  6. 6 http://vimeo.com/16974741
  7. 7 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/sight-wordpress-theme-updated.zip
  8. 8 http://wpshower.com/sight.zip
  9. 9 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/sight-theme/full_main_page.png
  10. 10 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/sight-theme/full_main_page.png
  11. 11 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/sight-theme/full_comments.png
  12. 12 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/sight-theme/full_comments.png
  13. 13 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/sight-theme/full_custom_widgets.png
  14. 14 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/sight-theme/full_custom_widgets.png
  15. 15 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/sight-theme/full_dropdown.png
  16. 16 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/sight-theme/full_dropdown.png
  17. 17 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/sight-theme/full_gallery.png
  18. 18 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/sight-theme/full_gallery.png
  19. 19 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/sight-theme/full_grid_view.png
  20. 20 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/sight-theme/full_grid_view.png
  21. 21 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/sight-theme/full_category.png
  22. 22 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/sight-theme/full_category.png
  23. 23 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/sight-theme/full_single.png
  24. 24 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/sight-theme/full_single.png
  25. 25 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/sight-theme/full_slideshow.png
  26. 26 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/sight-theme/full_slideshow.png
  27. 27 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/sight-theme/full_social_widget.png
  28. 28 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/sight-theme/full_social_widget.png
  29. 29 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/sight-theme/full_theme_options.png
  30. 30 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/sight-theme/full_theme_options.png
  31. 31 http://wpshower.com/

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Vitaly Friedman loves beautiful content and doesn’t like to give in easily. Vitaly is writer, speaker, author and editor-in-chief of Smashing Magazine. He runs responsive Web design workshops, online workshops and loves solving complex performance problems in large companies. Get in touch.

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  1. 1

    Hi I love your sight theme! I have recently adopted it for my personal blog. I saw it first on this site demilked.com and I was wondering how they managed to add custom header images to each of their categories? I have read all the comments above and haven t seen this question covered. Does anyone have an idea?
    Thanks for your help

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  2. 102

    Does this theme has a premium version? I have started using the free version of the theme. But I want to upgrade it now.

    I remember seeing about the premium version of the theme somewhere on the Internet. But couldn’t find anything about it now.

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  3. 203

    I love SIGHT, use it lots, but often forget how to set things up. Do you have a instructions page for it?

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