New Theme: Personal

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Today I’m thrilled to announce that another beautiful theme which offers a more personal touch has been added to our ever-expanding showcase of premium upgrades.

Personal is a customizable, content-first theme tailored for writers, journalists, and bloggers. One of the cleanest and most minimal themes in the Obox Themes collection, it promotes your content and gives it an at-home feeling.

Its beautiful typography and responsive layout make creating and consuming content a pleasant experience for both the writer and the reader, and it also has a fantastic Showcase page template that shows off posts in a highly imaginative way:

Personal is a premium upgrade for your blog; read more about its features on the Theme Showcase or dive right into previewing it on your blog from Appearance → Themes.

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New Theme: Fontfolio

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Happy Theme Thursday, all! Today I’m excited to share our latest free theme, Fontfolio.

Fontfolio is a clean, grid-style portfolio theme originally designed by Marios Lublinski. It includes bold featured images, support for multiple post formats, a responsive design, two custom menu areas, and a convenient search bar in the header. Fontfolio is the perfect fit for typographers, designers, photographers, or illustrators looking to showcase their best work.

Read more about Fontfolio on the Theme Showcase or preview it on your blog from Appearance → Themes.

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Domains 101: Mapping It Out

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A few weeks ago, we whetted your palate with Domains 101: An Introduction to Custom Domainsan introductory post about custom domains. This week, we’re going to delve deeper into the details of domain ownership and hosting your site.

Your registrar versus your host

Let’s pause the tech-talk for a moment, and switch to a time-tested metaphor. Your domain is like your street address. When someone wants to visit your house, they pop your address into Google Maps, follow the directions, and arrive at your doorstep. Your home, on the other hand, is like your hosting provider. It is where your store all of your things: your books, your clothes, your photo albums. If your mayor one day knocked on your door and said, “We’re changing your street name from Main Street to Broadway,” your house would remain the same, but your address would change. Makes sense, right?

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New Themes: Inspiration Laboratory, Nexus, and Fiore

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Happy Threeme Thursday!

Today, we have three exciting new themes to offer you. Two premium themes, Inspiration Laboratory and Nexus, are perfect for showcasing your creativity, while a new free theme, Fiore, is ideal for any blog.

Inspiration Laboratory

First up, we have Inspiration Laboratory — a quirky, playful theme designed by Dima Je. With colorful, personable cartoons, a functional three-column layout, and support for several post formats, it’s a great choice for your tumblelog or personal site.

Yellow not your color? No problem! Inspiration Laboratory works seamlessly with Custom Colors and the Custom Design upgrade, so you can change the accents however you like! We’ve included a few featured color palettes to get you started:

Inspiration Laboratory is a premium upgrade for your blog. Read more about it on the Theme Showcase, or preview it on your site from Appearance → Themes.

Nexus

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