I’m releasing a new minimalist WordPress theme for writers and bloggers this summer. The theme name is “Idealist”.
I wanted a clean, simple, lightweight (fast-loading) theme. It is open source and was developed using WordPress best practices. The advantages of this include: security, performance, compatibility, extensibility, and maintenance.
By design, it can be a traditional blog with a sidebar on the right. Or, it may look nothing like a typical blog. The intent was for it to be flexible without too many options. It includes custom format types for images, asides, quotes, and status updates.
I also wanted a theme – and full website – that could easily be maintained by the site owner (or writer, blogger, business owner), if desired.
If you are interested in an early release or to help beta test, please drop me a line!