SubtleZen WordPress Theme Released

By Daniel Scocco

I am a fan of minimalist designs (you can tell that from the theme we use on Daily Blog Tips right?), and I wanted to launch a WordPress theme following that route for a long time already.


Finally we are there, with SubtleZen. The theme has a very calm background color, with subtle navigation menu and sidebar links. The titles and body text, on the other hand, have very clear contrasts, making it easier for the visitor to focus his attention on the content alone.

If you want to change the look and feel you can easily change the color of the titles as well. We tried other variations like earth brown and they were looking good.

Finally, the comments section is already styled with alternate backgrounds, and single post pages come with links on top to the previous and next post.

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31 Responses to “SubtleZen WordPress Theme Released”

  • David Airey

    Nice work, Daniel. The colour scheme is calming.

    One thing I’m not so keen on is the centre-aligned archive headings. I think there’d be a better balance if they were on the left, but I’ve never been much of a centre-aligned text fan. Only in special circumstances.

  • Dan Cole

    This theme doesn’t use the H1 tag… What’s up with that? At least you didn’t put the blog title in H1 Tags. You should change the Post titles to H1 tags. Other wise it looks good!

  • Daniel Scocco

    Thanks for the feedback David.

    Dan, yeah somehow we missed the H1 tag, fixing it right now.

  • Jeremy Steele

    To be honest this has to be one of my least favorite of the themes released. Just something about it that seems a bit off… maybe the background?

  • Daniel Scocco

    Jeremy, I like it a lot, so I guess it is different taste :).

    Thanks for the feedback anyway.

  • Tech Tips

    what i really want is’s theme..where can i get one of this?

  • NEM

    Great theme!Thanks!

  • Mike Smith

    I like it a lot. colors are great. everything flows well. The only thing I don’t love is the font for the blog title. I am a fan more of Arial, Tahoma, ect. but just a personal preference I guess.

    Nice work

  • Nik

    Beautiful, Daniel! It would be great if you could also share a version without the background. Just an inviting expanse of white for those of us not so big on backdrops. Thanks!

  • Chad

    I’m with Nik on this one. The overall design is nice and clean, though I can’t say I’m in favor of the backdrop either.

  • Daniel Scocco

    We will work on versions with different backgrounds.

    As for the fonts, you can easily change them (both type and size) on the style.css.

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Tech Tips, our theme is not available for download.

  • danhortonseo

    Great theme ta. Easy to setup keeping it super simple

  • Tibi Puiu

    Looks great from here :d

  • team ray

    ask this once before got no answer

    how do you make a blog theme?

  • moserw

    Looks good. Going to check it out.

  • Jason

    I seem to be having trouble with list bullets. There don’t seem to be any. I see in the style.css that there should be something other than the standard bullets, but I’m getting nothing at all.

  • Daniel Scocco

    Jason, yes one should add that, I paste some code here for you to use.

    list-style-type: disc;
    margin: 0px 0px 0px 0px;
    padding: 0px 0px 15px 0px;

    #ul li{
    list-style-type: disc;
    margin: 0px 0px 0px 20px;
    padding: 0px 0px 0px 0px;

  • webhosting

    is this one also seo optimised?

  • ersin

    I liked your site very much.. 😉

    this theme is great .. too

  • güvenlik

    very clean theme.. hank you.

  • Snuffelcrew

    any nucleus theme’s planned for the future?

  • ankraj

    thanx . good theme.

  • proje

    very celan theme. thx.

  • photoshop

    wow. very good theme. thx.

  • assembly

    good.. thx.

  • helva

    Great theme ta. Easy to setup keeping it super simple

  • webhosting guide

    nice theme, i prefer drupal but wordpress is nearly as good 😉

  • Val

    Can adsense be added to the right upper corner of subtle zen?


    Thanks- very soothing theme

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