New WordPress Themes Now Available

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Looking For A New Theme For Your Site?

This month we deprecated a number of older, rarely-used themes and added seven modern and exciting ones. The Commons tries to limit WordPress theme choices to around 50 themes so that our Dev team can more easily manage their updates and monitor any vulnerabilities.

If you have a particular theme you want, we can install it on your site only. You will then be responsible for keeping it up to date. A premium theme is fine, but you or your organization will need to purchase it and provide the zip file and any necessary license information.

Below you will find our new themes with brief descriptions. You can demo a theme by clicking on the button below each one, or preview it on your site by going to Appearance>>Themes, mouse over the specific theme, and click on Live Preview. This will provide an idea of what your site will look if the theme is activated. Live Preview will not show a theme’s new patterns, blocks, and customization possibilities.

We hope you enjoy checking out these new themes!

Neve Theme

“Neve is a super fast, easily customizable, multi-purpose theme. It’s perfect for blogs, … personal portfolio sites and most types of projects. A fully AMP optimized and responsive theme, Neve will load in mere seconds and adapt perfectly on any viewing device. While it is lightweight and has a minimalist design, the theme is highly extendable, it has a highly SEO optimized code, resulting in top rankings in Google search results.”

Ashe Theme

“Perfect for personal, lifestyle, health & fitness, food, cooking, bakery, travel, beauty, fashion, wedding, photography, news, quotes blog, auto blog, small business website and any other kind of amazing blogs. Minimal, elegant & mobile friendly …”

Bravada Theme

While Bravada is a mobile-first theme, content on any device looks amazing. It is highly customizable theme that is clear and clean. It provides powerful CSS animations. “You can dynamically change every aspect of your fonts for many site elements (size, line height, font styles, etc.) Colors are also editable and, if you want, you’ll have a great time making your own color schemes.”

 Puskar Theme

Puskar is a blog and magazine theme with numerous layout and sidebar options. It offers many other options, including a featured slider, boxed promo and footer widgets, and many more. It comes with custom widgets for author information, featured posts, social icons, as well as an option to change the whole site color scheme with a single click.

Airi Theme

If you use the Elementor page builder, this theme is for you. “Airi is a powerful yet lightweight and flexible theme for any organization or freelancer. With the Elementor integration, you can create a great-looking website with all necessary functionalities…” You can start from scratch or use any of Elementor’s layout patterns.

Full Site Editing Themes

Full Site Editing (FSE) themes are the most modern and experimental of WordPress themes. FSE themes let you edit the underlying templates which display your content. The Site Editor is still in Beta, so be forewarned that the interface might require a bit of patience. But Full Site Editing is exciting step forward for WordPress, and may eliminate the need for page builders.

Find out more about FSE.

On the Commons we now have three FSE themes:

  • Twenty Twenty-Two
  • Raft
  • Aeonium

Raft Theme

Raft comes with the a number of new patterns and the option to use the “Otter Blocks” plugin, which adds a number of interesting blocks. (Otter Blocks is a new plugin, and is available no matter which theme you use.)

You can implement global styles to create perfect color combinations and easily switch back and forth to find you or your organization’s favorite scheme.

Aeonium Theme

Aeonium is mostly a “dark” theme, meaning that it is designed with a dark background and light foreground. It is a FSE (full site editing) theme. It offers six different color palettes, including one “light” color variation.

There are a number of patterns available, and you easily switch background and accent colors.

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