Theme Sneak Peek: TheStyle

Posted on September 20, 2010 by in Theme Sneak Peeks | 133 comments

Theme Sneak Peek: TheStyle

For those itching to see what great new themes we have cooking behind the scenes, here is a little sneak peek to put your mind at ease. Our upcoming theme, TheStyle, will live up to its name. Featuring a unique, javascript-enhanced, magazine-style layout, this design will surely give your blog the “stylish” edge you are looking for. My goal with this theme is to bring something fresh and unique to the collection. I’m eager to hear your thoughts. What do you think?

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  1. ooooh! Niiiiice!!!
    There, I said it!

    Looking good!

  2. I like it. Will look great for graphic/illustrated magazine sites with many categories.

    How many colors will it come with?

    • The theme will likely come in 4-5 colors, as with our other designs.

      • I can Imagine My Next wordpress Showcase Round Up Site in this Theme Lol Looks Awesome

      • You’re Amazing – Nick – as ever ๐Ÿ˜‰

        Can we have pure, plain white as one of the colors, Nick?

        [If possible, also a neutral gray like the “noise” background in DeepFocus?]

  3. Great-looking magazine-style theme, Nick – nice one!

  4. Well done! I love it!

  5. oOOOOHhhhh. Very nice, indeed.

  6. Holy crap! You’re in the zone lately.

    • Thanks!

    • Yeah! Keep it up, I really love your stuff!

  7. Nice homepage layout. It’s great to have another option like this. It would be cool to see some fresh ideas used in the single.php as well.

    • I’ll do my best to design an awesome post page as well ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. a bit tired of gray…

    • The theme will include alternate colorschemes of course, as with all of our designs.

  9. You are brilliant…You’re the only premium theme developer I know whose themes don’t look anything like anyone else’s. Keep up the good work. I’ve been working on a theme with a similar idea in the post boxes but you really nailed it here so maybe I should just quit now? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • +1

      • +2

        • +3

  10. As usual, a fabulous design. One thing I think could improve it is that contemporary style/design has been going a lot with either coral-red/orange or a sophisticated glass-green as an accent to a designer grey palette. How about some rather fine accent lines or separators (not frames) that look like shiny glass or shiny coral inlays?

    • Thanks for the suggestion.

  11. WOAH! Elegent Themes is rapidly increasing the stakes!

    Even better themes every month.

    This will be a killer.. I know there’s alot of excitement going around the wordpress community for grid themes.

    I keep checking back here constantly looking for newly released themes… please hurry along ๐Ÿ˜›

  12. Awesome looking. A little like newser. Any chance of ad spot options?

    Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

    • I agree this looks awesome. Would also like to know if there will be ad space.

      • Wondering the same thing. I want to give my site a magazine feel rather than a typical news blog layout that I’ve had for a while, but I’m in need of ad space on the front page and throughout the site.

  13. Awesome theme. Again. (:

  14. Sakkerloot! HEFTIG!

  15. Need…to…have…

  16. Any chance this theme could be easily adapted to buddypress?

  17. Like it, but will it come with a fresh light background too?

    • Agreed… your themes are fantastic, but most tend to have exclusively dark backgounds. I could use far more of the themes if they had alternative lighter backgrounds, across the board. My clients all seem to want light, at the moment!

      • Absolutely right!!!!

  18. I like this new direction … I especially like the slightly flatter crisper style … Nice!!

  19. Looks nice.

  20. Looks great Nick but I’m waiting for Glider.

    • It should be ready soon.

  21. Great theme … I have great ideas for this one ๐Ÿ™‚ thanks so much.

  22. Looks nice! I hope it will come with social media buttons as did Who’s Who theme. Was rather surprised that neither DelicatNews nor The Source did, since both of them were supposed to be magazine style themes. Of course one can always add a SMM shareing plugin (like SexyBookmarks) to it, but it wonยดt look the same.

    • Right. Integrating Social Media Buttons and maybe even Flattr would be a nice thing to have (for DelicateNews, too.)

  23. I like it. If you have figured out a way to keep the post’s flush at the bottom that would be a HUGE welcome development in the magazine theme community.

  24. When can we expect this theme Btw really lovin it want to try it today hehehe

  25. This one seems to be a very nice one! I love the date style. Maybe a pattern option would be innovative. For the white boxes with 20% alpha value so it will be subtle. The user can change the looks quickly from denim to paper style.

    I am just thinking along. ๐Ÿ™‚


  27. love it, as always!!

    May I rent your brain please…

  28. Hey Nick,

    Whether I can ultimately use a theme like this or not is almost a moot point. I am excited by just seeing what you are up to. I still think you offer some of the more imaginative designs around.

    As always, keep up the good work. And still waiting for the ultimate travel theme.

  29. nice one … ๐Ÿ™‚
    can’t wait to try ..

  30. The layout makes your thumbnails look like stamps. i like that.

  31. Looks great; congrats.

    2 Questions …..

    1) I’m guessing the grid adjusts on-the-fly with pagewidth? Does the layout break sans javascript? Or does it degrde with some sort of grace?

    1) Do you, or would you be able to, provide the theme sans the options/ePanel? If the production line has the ePanel added as the final stage, could you provide it optionless?

  32. Looks fantastic, very different. Like the background color. Will you be able to add blogstyle posts under the boxes and before footer widget, will it be able to take ads on the sides. Will there be sidebars?

    Excellent concept haven’t seen this before, really looking forward to this one. Its good to see more magazine style, other than all the business and photo themes.

    Thanks very much. Definitely gonna try it out. Keep up the great work.

  33. amazing theme, very like it

  34. Fashion style ๐Ÿ™‚

  35. Do you have any idea about whn this will be ready?


  36. Hello Nick,

    What is the time-frame for this particular theme to be released?

    • That’s another vote for a release date. When can we hope to have our hands on this?

      • I would estimate 2-3 weeks.

  37. Omg Nick… i convinced myself that DeepFocus was the theme for me… now i have to wait for this great theme again… very nice!

  38. Unbelievable how quickly new designs will show up! Good work!!!!!


  39. Hi

    Great idea ! I have a long term magazine project and ive been looking for a theme. I think this might suit well

    With respect to coulor can this one be a single color as well as your many colored schemes. Sometime i just want blue or green for example



  40. I love your theme… Super good work!!!!

  41. Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhh!!!!!
    Thats my theme for my allround blog!!!
    Its awesome. Wondering when it will be released o.O??

    • In 2 weeks or so (just an estimate).

  42. Nick it’s a beautiful Theme.. Very interesting for a fashion magazine website.

    You make me crazy because every time I see a new theme of yours, I want to change my website with that… ๐Ÿ˜›

    Compliments, you’re really bravo. I respect you so much!

  43. It’s the theme i wait for my blog !
    Very nice !

    Greetings !

  44. Cant wait. Looks absolutely awesome.

  45. Unearthly style! When will you get it? OMG! This is why wait!

    Do you have plans to create a directory-type sites theme, aggregator (in Alltop pattern), Social vote (in the pattern of digg)?

    • Not at the moment, but I’ll keep it it in mind.

  46. You guys amaze me. Love it!

  47. Like everyone else, I love it alot and wish you’d add it to members area today!

  48. WOW! I see about 20 premium themes every day and this is by far the most elegant. With most elegant themes they are usually “classic” but this is very modern looking.

    When can I see a demo?


    • I wouldn’t expect its release for another 2 weeks or so (just an estimate).

  49. Wow! you always delivered a first class theme!! What a brilliant!

  50. This looks absolutely amazing! You seem to have found a really good groove now!

    Keep it up.

  51. Will this be the theme where we finally get a WooThemes-esque image uploader to change the top logo? Relying on changing the code or uploading a file via FTP doesn’t work for any of the Carpetcleaninghaddontownship I use on WPMU. If you added an image uploader, you’d finally overtake Woo!

    • We plan to add this to ePanel in a future update.

    • How can you even compare Carpetcleaninghaddontownship to woothemes? Carpetcleaninghaddontownship surpasses woo in every way possible – not to mention for less the price of 1 average theme at woothemes you can get 49 amazing themes here.

      • Yes, I am not impressed with woo themes at all or any other company’s themes. Have no problem changing the logo on Nick’s themes, but I install each blog individually.

  52. Will it be possible to get a full-width *post* layout (instead of *page*)?

    Unfortunately, posts are somehow considered as a second zone citizen and are most often available with the traditional blog+sidebar layout.

    We can opt for a page instead of a post to get full-width but we then loose categories and tags…

    It’s because TheStyle promises to be a great design that I’am asking this question.

    • yeah! A full width post option! If only it possible ๐Ÿ™‚

      • I would love that.

  53. Good work keep it up

  54. I was wondering if this theme will have option to choose only 3 columns in epanel, such as one left-main area-one right.

    If not, would like to see one in near future, old classic 3 column theme.

    This theme is unique, for sure…great job, keep it up!

  55. such as wonderfull themes here always but never understand why to much space wasted on header, half of page nearly is a header empty space

    • Negative space is just as important as positive space ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Nice quote for a new theme wpyingyang ๐Ÿ™‚

  56. Looks very interesting. I like the date style very much. Hope you’ll release it pretty soon!

  57. Don’t forget to make a threaded comment *style* worthy of this theme (which does look quite good)! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  58. Another gorgeous theme!

    If I wanted to use this theme without the date superimposed on the pictures, how do I remove it? Thanks, and keep up the great work, this site just gets better and better.

    • You would need to remove the code associated with the date text from the theme files.

  59. Looks fantastic. Will it have a robust event/calendar section? (If not, do you know any great WP calendar/event plug-ins?)

  60. what a great theme … I think it will be perfect if you add page navigation button like Lightbright …

  61. Love it and can’t wait for it to be released. I am curious what the regular pages will look like and hope those pages will be included in the nav bar (not just categories). I have been searching for the right theme for my real estate business but I don’t want the usual RE site layout. I think this theme may be the one. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • If you are using WP 3.0 then you can use the new Menu system to add whatever links you want to the navigation bar.

  62. ugh this is just too cool… way to innovate! can’t wait to see it ๐Ÿ™‚

  63. Like it, but would need it with light background!!

    • I will consider this when creating the alternate colorschemes.

    • Yesss!!! owsome theme Nick, but please light background!

  64. Like this theme a lot. Would be great if you would include a section for featured videos.

  65. Wow this theme looks so amazing. I will probably join your membership as soon as I can see the live version of this theme and if I like it.

  66. Where will we be able to place ads?

  67. Can’t wait, this is gonna be sick

  68. I would love this style theme for a photo blog

  69. What are the veriation of color will be used in this theme?? I’ve been waiting for this one …

    I use your theme for free … thanks so much.

  70. Looks great, but I’m personally looking forward to more themes with posting options.

    The new layout looks like it’ll be fun to play with, though :3 Keep up the fantastic work!

  71. Great theme as always.

    What I would like to see at this theme and all the others is an option for a default thumbnail for categories.
    All your themes have a great impact when you use images. A default thumbnail setting will help a lot.

    Thank you and I hope you will take in consideration this feature.

  72. Let’s get this theme rolling out! Looks awesome!

  73. WoW!!.. verry nice. Really eager for this theme…

    As always… Great job Nick!


  74. I think this is the one …

  75. Hi,

    when this is ready? I really want to use this! ๐Ÿ™‚

  76. Any date for going live already nearing?
    Thanks & Cheers!

  77. Good to see you using entertainment, any chance of expanding on the functionality.. EG: a ‘what’s on’ widget would be brilliant, listing events pretty much like Gigpress integrated..

  78. When??? Please be soon – I’m putting off a new site, waiting for this wondrous theme!!!

  79. Like a magazine themes but i love it ๐Ÿ™‚

  80. Love love love this theme! Cannot wait to get my hands on it.

  81. Veeeery nice preview! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Some suggestion before release…

    1/could you create please various template pages to display, for instance, actors/actress/movies special page. Let’s says for actors : photo, bio, movies done…
    Musicians : photo, bio, album release, video links….
    Movies : poster, photos, videos, synopsis, releasedate….

    Plus a video gallery type of page either for music clips or trailers that we could decline on various menu position (aka “trailer”, “behind the scene”, “interview” etc….) could be good also for tech youyube or dailymotion tutorials…

    2/ keeping the great design, it would be great to give us more opportunities to put ads on your themes. On this one, i see the opportunity for a very large banner on the top of the theme, at the right of the logo. Would be great ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Thanks for considering these ideas ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Manu (Paris, France)

  82. ohhh im exited bout this…im workin in a new site a magazine design and in watting for this theme to use it…. cool!

  83. Nick
    Awesome theme as usual Nick….

    Would it possible to modify/substitute the top right hand newsbox (AUTOMOTIVE Aug 15 in your screenshot example) to a email subs sign up box? I use Aweber so all I need is a text widget to include the code in that box.
    Many Thanks again
    And Yeah – a white background option – if its not too much trouble.

  84. great theme, but 2 things will be a issue

    1. months, non us people should have option to customize months names

    2. custom bacgrounds option ( something easy, intuitive, maybe option for every category for custom backrogund )

  85. Now this looks very promising. I hope this will turn out as good as SimplePress. Elegant yet at the same time has great functionality and is very customizable.

  86. Looks really cool! I’m using your themes for all my sites and really like them but have one thing on my wish list: a cool slider theme where there is also room to put an opt-in box above the fold.

    Thanks and keep up the great work!

  87. Hi Nick,

    I was wondering if there will be an option to increase the number of rows to 3 or 4 rows.

    Also to decrease the number of posts going across from 6 to say 4.


  88. Nick,
    I have been visiting the blog every few days, to check whether this theme has released..

    When is this theme expected to release ??

  89. Oh my! Can’t wait till you release that!

    You guys are cruel – you work on so many excellent themes it’s really difficult to choose which one to use!! :))

  90. Any timeline on the release of this?

    Can’t wait to buy it!

    Have a great idea for a website that this theme would be perfect for!

  91. This is great work! Any idea of when it is likely to be released? I have to lauch a website and would very much like to use your template but have to deliver the work in not a too distant future. Having a timeframe would help!

    Thanks and keep up the good work


  92. Great, can’t wait to showcase it ๐Ÿ™‚

  93. Very nice! I already have ideas for this theme. Looking forward to it’s release!

  94. I tried Thestyle theme… There is a problem with post title tag in cyrillic (ukrainian, russian) does not show up… Simply not there. Body text is fine but title. Is it particular font problem in style.css or encoding issue?


  95. I need to move the dates off post to me thy spoil th beauty of this site. It is also confusing visitors, the show is in April, they are confused if you show the present creation date. We want no dates, please help.

    Also, is there a way to put a frame or box at bottom or side thatwe can put our sponsors logos. We have sevearl and is suppose to have them on home page. Your urgent help would be appreciated.

    Thank you

  96. love this theme, i bought membership after seeing it, however the posts aren’t separating out on the homepage…i’ve a screenshot to show what i mean..
    i’d really appreciate it if anybody had any suggestions! thanks

  97. I’m curious to know your response to Andy’s question three posts previous.

    Do your themes normally support non-Latin alphabet languages like Russian and Ukrainian?

    Thanks. Amazing designs!

  98. Hi Nick I am thinking of swapping my blog theme over to TheStyle. Can the onmouseover animations on the home page be disabled?

    For me the darkening of the other stories and expansion of story the mouse is over combined is too much, especially as a user when you might mouseover several of the home page stories.

    Even just being able to turn off the expansion of the story that is being moused over while leaving the other stories darkened would probably be enough.


  99. Sorry Nick one more question – there doesn’t seem to be an example post that shows how images are handled within the post text. Sorry if I’ve missed it somewhere. Thanks again.

  100. HI, awesome layout, i did notice that when we click over to the page where the article is, where the square image related to the article is on the left and main text block is on the right, the text is underneath the right side of the image. just needs a touch more space between the image and the text block – i find this overlap occurs when the browser is not in full screen width, but when i extend the browser window to Full Screen the margin expands and no overlay occurs at all – other then that its great

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