New Themes: Book Lite and Misty Lake

Happy Theme Thursday! It’s a great day to share our two newest free themes, both designed especially for your writing (and reading) pleasure.

First off, we have Book Lite, a beautiful theme designed by Chandra Maharzan.

Book Lite

Book Lite: Home Page

With a bold custom header, stylized type, and elegantly simple design inspired by old-fashioned typopgraphy, it’s perfect for writing and is certain to inspire some of your best work. Read more about Book Lite on the Theme Showcase, or activate it on your site under Appearance → Themes

Next up, we’ve got Misty Lake, our refresh of a familiar classic, Misty Look.

Misty Lake

Misty Lake: Home Page

Misty Lake’s mellow color scheme and secondary elements on the page that slightly fade into the…mist provide a tranquil space for your readers to relax and enjoy your words and photos. Learn more about Misty Lake on the Theme Showcase, or go ahead and activate it on your site under Appearance → Themes.

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  1. Recis Dempayos


    I loved “Misty Look” when I first came to and now, it’s been given new life! Gotta try it! Thanks very much, Theme Team! 🙂



  2. Vinay Chaganti

    I like the misty lake theme. But is there an option of having different widgets for pages, like in academica? Different widgets for pages is really useful. For example, I use couple of polls in my course page which I am afraid I may not be able to use if I change my theme.


  3. Claudia

    Ooh, Misty Lake is pretty!


  4. Lee

    I hope you are not going to stop MistyLook. My Sidebar is too faded to read with this new one.


    • Sheri

      Misty Lake is the replacement for MistyLook. You may continue to use MistyLook as long as you don’t change themes, but the older MistyLook design may not receive new code updates in the future.


  5. SaniNugraha

    I like these themes, but can wordpress give us some themes just like The Morning After???


  6. Bryan Lee

    Book lite theme is so beautiful. Thank you wp.
    This is going to be my theme for the new year 😀


  7. timethief

    Yes! Two new responsive width theme with the features I like released before Christmas feels like getting two gifts ie. one for each blog. I’m off to decorate (custom headers, backgrounds, etc.) fa, la, la, la, la, la, la la.

    Wishing the best of the season to the Themes Staff who provide great themes all year round.


  8. Christie

    Thank you so much for Misty Lake! It’s just what I’ve been looking for and took less than ten minutes to activate in my site and add a custom header image. (That’s good for a new blogger! = ) I love using


  9. Orange...

    This is one of my favorite themes! I like the color scheme and the font. Good work!


  10. Helene Bludman

    I am really sorry to see MistyLook go.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Rick

    Misty Lake would be better if there was an option to turn off the mist. The ability to have vibrant photos and sharp text is important to me. Thank you for all the new themes and your consideration.

    Liked by 1 person

  12. tom

    Excellent! Misty Lake, a girls-theme the big sister of MistyLook. Me likes, switched to it 😉


  13. Job Conger

    I hope you let me keep the old Misty Lake. You’ve turned an inspiring, quiet, evocative, contemplative work of art into a photo any nine-year old could have taken on vacation in the Ozarks. PLEASE KEEP THE ORIGINAL MISTY LAKE! YOU CAN CALL IT MISTY LAKE CLASSIC!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Michelle Langston

      Hi there. You can continue to use MistyLook as long as you don’t switch themes. The MistyLook theme may not receive code updates in the future, however.


  14. anildeshmukh999

    I like Natural themes. Nice lake themes.


  15. onlysi91

    Love ‘misty lake’ – may be activating that soon 😀


  16. Apple Hill Cottage

    I love Misty Look–I’ve used it from day 1. I keep looking at Misty Lake; I know I’m supposed to like it better, but I don’t. I don’t want fading out of my sidebar. and I don’t want to have to buy an upgrade to get rid of the mist. Plus, I love the Misty Look font. I hate to be a grouch, but why mess around with a popular theme? Couldn’t you just add Misty Lake as an option and let us lovers of Misty Look keep it? Thanks for listening…

    Liked by 3 people

  17. Morning Espresso

    Nice, I love “Misty Lake” and used this for my blog.

    Liked by 1 person

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