The folks at Site5 have just added a new theme to their growing collection of free WordPress themes. Moments is a new personal blogging theme that allows you to record your life with beautifully designed post formats. It also responds nicely to mobile devices.
Features included in the Moments theme are geared toward making it easy for you to personalize your site. A few of the highlights include:
- Widget ready sidebar
- Support for all Post Formats
- Custom Logo and Favicon support
- Custom fonts via Google Webfont typography options
- Built-in Pagination
- Social icons
- jQuery PrettyPhoto Lightbox
- Built-in thumbnail regeneration
View a live demo to see Moments in action.
SIte5 offers the demo XML for download so that you can try the theme with the demo content in place. Moments, like all Site5 themes, comes with excellent documentation. As a hosting company, they probably understand the value of documentation in mitigating the number of support requests related to common problems. I’m guessing that’s also why they’ve built thumbnail regeneration into the theme, since that tends to be a frequent issue for users when activating new themes. Site5 also offers a support forum, should you have any issues with the theme.
If you decide to use this theme, I would not recommend using the Stat Code option in the theme settings. It’s better to put Google analytics or other tracking codes in a plugin for data portability. When you change themes it’s too easy to forget that your tracking code was in the theme settings.
With all the discussion lately about why more people don’t make use of post formats, it’s refreshing to see themes showcase this feature in a beautiful way. Perhaps WordPress themes with well-designed post formats will inspire more users to learn how to use them in blogging. Moments does a nice job of spotlighting this feature. You can download the theme for free from Site5.