Despite a global decrease in public funding for space programs, humans are still reaching for the last frontier through film, music, and even design. Automattic’s latest free theme release on WordPress.org is a bold new take on the space motif.
Intergalactic features strong typography with post titles overlaying full-width featured images. The one-column layout is well-suited to a personal blog and the theme has support for all the standard post formats.
Intergalactic also includes support for custom headers, custom backgrounds, and a social links menu. The theme keeps navigation out of sight via a high-contrast slideout menu. The sidebar is 530px wide with plenty of space for longer page titles and wider widgets.
The theme also has built-in styles for right-aligned, left-aligned, and centered pullquotes, which can be easily set in the text editor.
<blockquote class="alignleft"> This is a left-aligned blockquote. </blockquote>
Intergalactic’s bold design takes you back to the glory days when space photography was brand new and manned missions put explorers on the moon. It’s been more than 40 years since the Apollo 17 astronauts’ last visit to the lunar surface in 1972, but the idea of space travel remains firmly stuck in the public imagination.
If you need a new look for your blog and you’re aiming to publish at the speed of light in 2015, the Intergalactic theme is a powerful motivator. Check out the live demo on WordPress.com to see it in action. Intergalactic is now available to download for free from the WordPress.org Themes Directory.