Free WordPress Writr Theme Now Available on WordPress.org

Last week WordPress.com released Writr, a beautiful free theme that really puts your content in the spotlight. The tumblelog style is perfect for power bloggers who like to utilize post formats for different types of content.

The good news this week is that Writr is now available for self-hosted WordPress sites via its new page on WordPress.org. You can install it directly through your dashboard and take advantage of the same features the theme offers on WordPress.com.

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Writr is responsive and looks absolutely stunning on any device. On smaller devices the sidebar is either displayed or hidden via a neatly tucked corner toggle. Instead of stacking the sidebar content below the list of posts, it’s always at your fingertips with one click. Test the demo by resizing your browser window to see how nicely it works.

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Theme Options for Customizing Writr

Writr comes with unique icons for each post type as well as 6 different color schemes: turquoise (default), blue, green, grey, purple, and red. It also has support for a custom header image, background, menu and social icons.

One of my favorite features of the Writr theme is the optional wider content area. It can be easily increased by visiting the customizer and ticking the “Wider Content Area” checkbox – no CSS edits necessary!

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Since Writr was originally built for use on WordPress.com and has passed the rigorous theme standards of WordPress.org, you know that it’s a high quality theme. An added benefit here is that it’s supported by professional developers so you’ll be good to go for future updates.

Does Writr have you thinking about changing the theme on your blog? Install it from WordPress.org and check it out in live preview mode.

11 Comments


  1. You don’t need to wait for the free WordPress.com themes to hit Extend (is it still called Extend?). As soon as they’re published on WordPress.com, they’re free to download for .org via a link in the sidebar on the Theme Showcase theme page.

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  2. @Chris Finke – That’s neat. We used to have to browse to the WordPress.com SVN link to locate the theme files to download them.

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  3. @Chris Finke – They released a theme a few weeks ago, named Parisienne, to wp.com and I wanted it badly, but that’s a premium theme so I guess I’m out of luck there…

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  4. It’s a very clean and modern design layout theme. I can’t wait, am go to WordPress.org.

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  5. I love minimalist WP themes. I have been switching themes finding the right “feel” to my blog, might consider this one, I love the clean no-nonsense look.

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  6. I’ve loaded it on my blog! Love the purple version in the color options. I modified a background image to match. I also appreciate the larger, bold font. It seems so many of the WordPress themes have tiny font. Not Writr.

    http://www.advancereadingcopy.wordpress.com/

    I need to figure out how to change the upper left image to my Gravatar image – maybe it will happen automatically…?

    JAScribbles

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