New Themes: Libretto, Lovecraft, and Publication

Inject some style and sophistication into your blog with our 3 latest free themes.

Happy Theme Thursday! Today we’re introducing three new free themes to our collection: Libretto, Lovecraft, and Publication.



Featuring big, bold drop caps and oversized images, Libretto is ideal for showcasing longform writing or stunning imagery. Its classic design and typographic details will give your blog a sophisticated, elegant look. Fully responsive, the theme adapts easily to tablets and other mobile devices, ensuring that your content is easy to see.

Libretto: Responsive Design

Libretto is a fork of Readly, originally designed by WPShower.

Get to know Libretto in the Theme Showcase, or give it a spin by activating it from Appearance → Themes.


Lovecraft WordPress theme
Lovecraft, by Anders Norén, is a fashionable solution for your personal blog or website. Prominent custom headers and featured images give your visuals a bold presence, three footer widget areas offer plenty of space for secondary information, and striking typography and attention to detail makes your content the star.

Lovecraft Responsive WordPress Theme

Check out Lovecraft in the Theme Showcase, or activate it from Appearance → Themes.


Publication: Blog

Meet Publication, an elegant blog and magazine theme that features full-screen Featured Images, crafted by Automattic’s own Thomas Guillot. It’s perfect for sites about fashion, food, travel, or design. With balanced typography, colors, and attention to detail, Publication helps you create visually stunning posts.

Publication: Responsive Design

Learn more about Publication at the Theme Showcase, or set it up by going to Appearance → Themes.

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  1. Michael Meiser

    It’s incredible that these beautiful themes are free!

    Liked by 3 people

  2. Paul Bowler

    Some really nice new themes, will have to check them out.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Богдан Барановський

    Really WOW-themes. I want them all!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. bumblepuppies

    I just redesigned my blog this week and came very close to choosing Libretto. In the end, my existing content needed a different block quote format. Still nice, though.


  5. timethief

    Libretto appeals to me for long form publishing. It’s so clean and I love the dropcaps.

    Keep more of these beautiful free themes coming, please. 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  6. Margie

    My compliments on yet another batch of interesting new Themes. I just tested all three and… ‘Suburbia’ is still far and away the best theme for my blog!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Candice

    I have a major crush on Libretto! I have been using it for several days and sigh with happiness each time I sit down to create a new blog post. It is FANTASTIC!

    Liked by 2 people

  8. Mon (is a Girl's Name)

    I love Lovecraft! 😀 It increases the font size but I wish there was a theme that put the writing more in the middle like in the Sela Theme.

    Liked by 4 people

  9. pankajdagar31

    These new themes are really nice… I will definitely use them.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Rex Harrison

    Libretto is excellent!

    Liked by 1 person

  11. bunmi29

    I like them all, but I choose the Lovecraft to be my favourite. Good work.

    Liked by 2 people

  12. L Weaves Words

    Thank you for Lovecraft! Finally a theme I can better live with 🙂

    Liked by 3 people

  13. olashakiru

    these themes are FANTASTIC

    Liked by 1 person

  14. iamalyssamarley

    Fell in love with lovecraft 🙂

    Liked by 3 people

  15. ThoughtsbyPC

    That Libretto looks like the real deal 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  16. Galois

    How beautiful it’s Lovecraft! I love it. 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  17. David Bennett

    I activated Libretto immediately. It’s lovely apart from the huge text size of block quotes.

    I know the font size can be changed in CSS, but in the absence of that it strikes me as just too overwhelmingly big compared to the rather elegant and delicate main body text.

    Just my thoughts.


  18. theartfulblog

    Just WOW! I switched my themed over to lovecraft. Boom. Beautiful! Thank you so much for offering these truly simple, elegant themes. Gratitude.

    Best, Mairianne

    Liked by 2 people

  19. hamsoli

    These are pretty interesting, I might have to test one out!


  20. Josbons

    Nice themes but i love the Libretto.Will look for my book blog.


  21. Dr Abdollah Salleh

    When it comes to publishing articles, nothing beats the 2014 theme. The fixed menu, secondary menu and customized menu on the sidebars allow you to group articles into topics. You can also remove the left sidebar and the header image in full-page format leaving page uncluttered. I think the theme Publication is suitable for a blog, probably not for serious publication.


  22. mkosticekonom

    Thank you for Libretto. Nice themes!


  23. Meus Cartoes (@MeusCartoes)

    Very cool themes!

    Liked by 2 people

  24. danislexaw

    Thank you for Lovecraft!

    Liked by 2 people

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