New Themes: Rowling and Scratchpad

Meet Rowling and Scratchpad, the latest additions to our free theme collection.

It’s Theme Thursday time, which means we have some more awesome themes to share.


Originally designed by Anders NorénRowling is a clean, simple, and elegant magazine theme that’s versatile enough for you to use on just about any kind of site or blog.

The theme offers responsive design and great typography, as well as many opportunities for customization. Some of the highlights include two Custom Menu locations, a Social Menu for sharing buttons, custom accent colors, a custom site logo, and a special Gallery Post Format.


Want to explore Rowling? Head over to the theme’s Showcase page!



Scratchpad is great way to add a touch of whimsy to your writing, photos, and drawings. Its bright colors and illustrative details help your posts pop, and the theme pays special attention to different post formats for visual variety. This fun theme is a perfect fit for sharing projects, recipes, stories, and more with family and friends.


Check out Scratchpad today on the Theme Showcase!

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  1. David Bennett

    Anders Norén is a theme hero!

    It seems he has a liking for naming his themes after authors. So it’s a pretty safe bet that this theme was named after JK Rowling.

    I love how clean and bright it is, with white space used to give maximum contrast to the elements.

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  3. Lyra19

    This is interesting. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. pikachuiuihat

    Very nice! I especially like the Scratchpad title piece, it’s gorgeous.

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  5. robinofrockridge

    Thank you for sharing. Am thinking I could sure use a new theme.

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  6. Eric Barnes

    Rowling looks nice & clean.

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  7. voyonsous

    Looking Nice.

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  8. Արամ Պետրոսյան

    Very nice, Scratchpad is very interesting, and Rowling is beatiful 🙂 🙂

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  9. dipankarbd1

    Looking so good . Thank you.

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  10. pirround

    I use Rowling on my site. Be warned, there are some limits (ex. only one widget area), but it still is simplistically beautiful!

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  11. Fotowentura

    I spent weeks trying to update my site earlier this year and ended up with simple and clean Revelar theme. Now I saw Rowling and it just “clicked” for me in an instant! Darker default base font, more menu customization options (e.g. Social Media menu), marked sticky posts, site description in the header… It’s just plain perfect! I always wanted my widgets in the sidebar rather than at the bottom (better visibility by far) but all the themes I tried (and I tested plenty) looked messy with widgets in the sidebar, so I used the clean Revelar and learned to live with widgets at the bottom. Somehow, Rowling makes sidebar widgets work great with the main column and it all looks absolutely neat on all screens, with posts and featured images beautifully exposed. And it keeps my images (featured and those in posts) at the resolution of my choosing without scaling them to whatever resolution the theme prefers. Thanks a lot! I finally feel my site layout is “complete”, with nothing bothering me.

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