WordPress theme for professional publishers - Further is now available on WP

[UPDATE] Since this theme becomes Twenty Fourteen which released with WordPress 3.8, it’s no longer available to purchase for WordPress blogs.

Further - A theme I’ve been working on the past month has finally launched as a premium theme on WordPress. I’ve designed and built this theme in the way I would like a magazine theme for professional publishers be.


I devoted a great amount of attention to details on this theme and feedbacks have been incredible so far and I’m really grateful to hear them. I want to mention that I couldn’t build this without the help of my talented co-workers at Automattic.

The main features of the theme are the following:

  • Of course, it’s responsive! It looks and works great on smaller screens, such as the iPad and iPhone too.
  • Featured Contents at the top of the front page but not a typical slider with a huge image because I personally don’t like that kind of slider for a content heavy site. I want to skim through what’s been featured quickly.
  • Elegant article style. The typeface I’ve chosen is Lato—one of my favorite typeface in Google Fonts. With a carefully chosen spacing, typography, column width and colors it maximizes the readers experience enhancing the content with a beautiful design.
  • Post formats: Standard, Video, Image, Gallery, Aside, Link, and Quote.
  • Post formatted posts feed on the front page: The theme displays the latest two posts from each format in the right sidebar.
  • Links to your profiles on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Google+, LinkedIn, Flickr, GitHub, Dribbble, YouTube, and Vimeo.
  • Fixed Header: The header that contains a navigation, search, and social media buttons sticks at the very top of the page. Readers can access your menu at anytime without having to scroll.
  • Seven widget areas.
  • Supports for multiple locations of Custom Menu, flexible height Custom Header, a Custom Background
  • Full-width Page Template.

Check out more info about Further on the theme showcase page and the announcement post on WordPress News.

Author: Takashi Irie

I'm a designer, father, husband, and house music lover living in the UK. I work at Automattic; the people who make WordPress, Jetpack, and a whole bunch of cool stuff.

13 thoughts on “WordPress theme for professional publishers - Further is now available on WP”

  1. Is it possible to purchase the theme so that it can be uses on a non WordPress site? Either way, it’s lovely.

    1. Thanks, Brice.

      Yes. Now the theme is sold on Creative Market so that self-hosted WordPress user can use it.

  2. I do have to make a correction to your further theme demo:

    It’s not Luxembourg, it’s actually Lisbon, Portugal. The yellow tram and tram driving wheel you can see on TwentyEleven’s header images is also Lisbon’s.:)

  3. I like the theme a lot and would even pay 150$ for it … but not on WordPress, I have a self-hosted WordPress blog. Any plans to make this available for us too? Best regards!


      1. It’s been pulled after the announcement, glad I bought it when I did😉

  4. Hi Takashi san,

    I just want to share how greatly satisfied I am with the WordPress theme, Further, which you have so cleverly designed in collaboration with Automattic.

    My only hope is that I did justice to your theme.

    Looking forward to more of your creations.


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