Today we’re excited to launch Matala , our newest theme. You might recognize this one — it was once the primary theme for ma.tt , Matt Mullenweg’s blog. Last year, Matala was released to the WordPress.org Themes Directory , and now we’re thrilled to bring it to WordPress.com. The Matala Theme Originally designed by Nicolò Volpato , Matala’s bright colors and dynamic shapes are suggestive of designs seen in Talavera, a pottery tradition common in Puebla, Mexico. Grungy textures, hand-scribbled icons, and whimsically titling text in the main navigation menu join the colors and shapes to give your blog a bright, playful look. You can use Matala’s fun design as is, or create a look of your own with a custom background image and custom header image. Matala comes with three widget-ready areas: the right-hand sidebar and two columns at the bottom of your post content column. In addition, there is a full-width page for single-image pages, an option to display a small “Random Photos” gallery on single-image pages, and support for six post formats — aside, status, quote, video, image and gallery. Learn more about Matala’s features on the Theme Showcase .
New Theme: Matala