WordPress.com announced the availability of premium themes for their users last month. The initial release only featured two premium themes – the Headlines theme by WooThemes and the Shelf theme from Theme Foundry. Last week, WordPress.com added more choices by adding three more premium themes – the Pretty Young Thing theme by StudioPress, Crisp theme by WooThemes and Traction theme by the Theme Foundry.
Pretty Young Thing Theme ($75)
A 2 or 3 column, widget-ready, youthful and delicate looking theme with a light, pastel color palette. It’s powered by the Genesis framework that allows you to easily configure/customize widgets, custom header, color scheme and custom background.
Crisp Theme ($45)
The Crisp theme is for users who want to have tumblog (tumblr) functionality and be able to easily and quickly publish posts. Crisp features eight different Post Formats – Standard, Image, Link, Quote, Video, Audio, Aside, Gallery, and Status. To use the Audio Post Format, WP.com users will need the Space Upgrade to upload audio or music files.
Traction Theme ($68)
Traction is a super clean premium magazine theme featuring built in WordPress 3.0+ menu support, built-in post thumbnail support, an easy to use featured post slider, and a robust theme options menu. Other features include 2-column, dynamic header tags, widget-ready, gravatar support and threaded comments support.
To WordPress.com users who would like to purchase any of these themes, all you need to do is login to your dashboard and click on Appearance > Themes. Once there, look for the “Premium” link which is next to “Recently Added“. Users who purchase these premium themes will receive direct custom support from the theme providers themselves.
Any WordPress.com user here who’ve purchased and are using premium themes on their blog? Any particular premium WordPress theme/s that you would like to see added to WordPress.com?