After spending several months with Twenty Eleven’s awesome out-of-the-box looks, I finally decided to drop in a few tweaks. What you see before you now is almost entirely the result of Twenty Eleven’s built-in theme options, with absolutely no CSS work, and a few custom fonts.
With the built-in options, I set the background and link color to the shade of blue that my previous themes used and “borrowed” the background image from Fruit Shake for some extra texture. I didn’t tweak any of the CSS this time, but I did add a Custom Design upgrade to utilize Snicker for the headers and Ubuntu for the body text.
WordPress.com users have always been able to choose from over a hundred free themes, but our infrastructure has prevented users from uploading custom themes, like several popular premium themes. Well, we’re going to change that (or at least offer a great work-around) with the launch of the premium theme store!
Starting today, WordPress.com users will find a new “Premium” link at Appearance -> Themes in their Dashboard where they’ll find Headlines and Shelf, the first of many premium themes to be available for purchase to WordPress.com users.
As always, there are definitely more premium and free themes to come!