2008 has been a relatively dull year as far as new WP.com themes go. We’ve only had the one theme release (seriously!) this year – Prologue and that was wayy back in Jan! Theme #2 for this year is Albeo whose availability was announced later today. Must say that it one of the better-designed WP themes of late. The theme is from Design Disease and the outlay is not unlike another of their popular (but not free) theme – Fervens.
Regulars would’ve noticed that I’d been tinkering with the theme in here and after nearabout 12 trial n’ errors, had returned to Unsleepable. So this new theme’s announcement couldn’t have come at a better time for me. So I applied it pronto…..but to my chagrin noticed that there were several glitches innit:
Itz a static-widget theme!Not anymore! Whatever was wrong has been fixed now and we’ve a fully widgetized theme.
No ‘Edit Post’ link on the main page!This too has been fixed. we’ve now a ‘Edit this entry’ link at the bottom of each post.
In-post smileys go off-the-line! Like this:
In the combo widget of Top Posts/Comments/Tags, Top Posts display the same post multiple times! [Screenshot]
Some other users have reported that they are unable to comment on ‘Pages’ and also that the avatars don’t show up on comments but I’ve not faced those problems on moi blog. Mebbe the WP folks are still tweaking the theme for better performance.
Anyways, it is a nice and welcome addition to the themes on WP.com and once these anomalies are ironed out, it should become a popular choice for bloggers. WTG WP!!!