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New Theme: Polished

Posted on March 8 by in Theme Additions | 80 comments

New Theme: Polished

Polish up your blog with this silky-smooth design. My goal with this theme was to create something simple, refined, and well, polished! All of my recent themes have been page-based, so I thought it was time I release a more traditional blog template. I hope this dark and “interfacey” design will be a welcomed addition the the ElegantThemes collection. For more information be sure to check out the Live Demo, as well as the Features Page in the gallery.

Polished Features

Powered by ePanel, Polished gives you full control over your blog. Customize your menu, colors, manage SEO and more right from your WordPress dashboard. Polished comes with six different color schemes, so if Blue isn’t your style, then you can always try out the Red, Purple, Orange, Green and Turquoise variations.

Let me know what you think of the design, and what types of themes you hope to see in the future. I am excited that we were able to produce three great themes this month, and hope to continue producing awesome themes at such a pace. I already have some plans for upcoming themes, so stay tuned on twitter and facebook for future updates :)

80 Comments

  1. Nice theme nick! This month best coding and fasting.. Super themes.. Good Luck Guy! Thanks..

  2. Now that’s a perfect theme!

  3. This is very cool one !!! :) Excellent design :)

  4. Polished is awesome. Thanks so much nick I’ve wanted it since I saw the teaser image. Elegant Themes & Nick Rule!

  5. NIce!!!!!

  6. What I “think”? I think I love you. xD Awesome, really.

  7. Looks stunning… I am in love with it…. Thanks for creating this…

    Cheers,
    Rich

  8. absolutely beautiful!! very neat themes.. downloading this now..

  9. What a wonderful theme Nick, congratulations and thanks for your hard work.

  10. Looks very good.

    Regarding future themes – more magazine style themes please. Also a critical observation if I may – why do a lot of the themes not display headlines in full? Instead it trails off (i.e. ‘Elegant Themes releases new theme’ becomes ‘Elegant Themes rele…’ in the featured headlines section). Not the best if you have a site that needs full headings displayed.

    This fits in with my request for more magazine type themes where the displaying of headlines is arguably the most important thing to get right.

    • I’m with ‘J’ on this one – the headlines displaying in full is a pretty critical thing for some sites, including 3 sites I have coming up that would look great with this theme but not with cut-off titles.

      I don’t have access to ePanel so I can’t look but is this an option that can be turned on/off without changing the theme to a ‘blog’ layout?

  11. Hi Nick,

    This is one killer WordPress theme. I can already think of at least one project this would be PERFECT for. Thanks so much for all your great work!

    @KathleenHanover

  12. Absolutely amazing theme. I admire your work and and design skills!

  13. Lovely design specially

    Nav
    Slider
    Purple

    :-p

  14. Really digging this new theme. I’ve installed it and am beginning to add content to a site this afternoon, but I’m running into some snags — especially with the slider in Chrome (on Mac and PC).

    Anyone else having issues?

    • If you have any problems please open a thread in the support forum and we will assist you. Usually this occurs when you have some sort of plugin conflict.

  15. Great theme Nick, but some of the sub menus are hidden behind the featured post in Internet Explorer. I know you don’t like IE, but the fact remains it is still by far the most popular browser (in terms of number of users).

    • I have updated the theme with a fix for the IE issues.

  16. Does this or any of your themes support the new buddypress 1.2 plugin?

  17. Appears sleek yet simple. Will you tell me if it would be compatible with my blog neerajbhushan(.)com

  18. I think that all your themes are absolutely beautiful, well crafted and the back-end with the ePanel, is a start-up developer/graphic designers dream.

    As for future themes, I would like to see some more clean/basic easily customizable themes that are more basic. Which might sound bizarre, but it seems as though the whole world has gone ‘magazine style’ theme crazy, and jQuery mad.

    Something more along the lines of thematic, in it’s simplicity, but with the beauty and design of your textured backgrounds and rounded tabs.

    Something that makes an ordinary blog, easily turned into a clean, precise CMS business website. Many of my clients are start up business, getting their first website up and running, along with an integrated blog, and their eyes usually widen with fear and doubt when I start showing them all the different functionality and sliding featured posts etc. I usually endeavour to try to get my clients to update their own sites, and this would be easier if they were simpler.

  19. Nick,

    Awesome theme, but really need a “page-based” theme for a new client without all the bells and whistles.

    Is there a reason you have the slider in every one of your themes? No everyone needs this functionality, and although it can be turned off, it would be much easier on us non-techies to just be able to whip up a nice page-based site.

    Just my two cents.

    Bryan

    • I definitely agree. Why the slider in EVERY theme? Why not make just a gorgeous blog layout? I don’t get it.

      That said, your themes are stellar and the control panel is great. I just wish you could control the logo from the control panel (like perhaps turn off the image and have it still look good).

      • My themes allow you to turn off the slider. So if you don’t want to use it then simply disable it. I don’t think it hurts to add this function to each theme, as many people like having the option to feature specific articles on the homepage.

  20. Quite boring. Nothing new and exciting comparing to the other themes. Seems like many components are taken from the other themes and put together …

    • I Agree. Elegantthems is getting pretty prototyped. Doing nothing new or useful to the client [I mean where the client can customize a business portal of his own] but is repeating his same style with some changes here and some there.

      • I just released two page-based business themes (TheCorporation and BusinessCard). Some people (a lot of people) still use WordPress to run a traditional style blog. This theme is for them.

  21. Awesome theme! Gonna use is it right away…I was waiting for this.

  22. Very polished theme, no pun intended. For some strange reason I feel like I should use this theme to display and blog about robots.

    Incomplete headline in featured box is not optimal, but I guess short headlines are.

    Again, great work and thanks.

  23. Nick you are a genious, love your work, i got your themes on all my sites, keep up the good work

  24. Hi Nick, currently I’ve used this fabulous themes. Compare to “Glow”, this theme is really cool and simple!!!

  25. wow amazing

  26. I can’t close grab a first thumbnail!

    • If you are experiencing any difficulties, please open a thread in the support forum and we will assist you.

  27. regarding future releases, there was a theme that you promise to release some months ago, an e-commerce theme..
    still waiting for it but…

  28. Hello nick. First of all great theme. I really like the slider and the button effects. And the fact that it is found in many different colors is also an added bonus. Thank you so much for this theme. The theme is being featured as the theme of the week on my blog – Themessence.org

  29. Great theme as always Nick.

    As regards requests, an updated version of Who’s Who would be great, a newsy/sports type theme.

  30. wow stunning, thats great stuff, i have to join your club – but i cant change every month my theme :)

    thanks for great inspiration …

    Vic

  31. Your themes are great, but some are using theme to sell websites. Is this allowed now? Your Terms state differently. I saw a few. Here’s the latest one:

    http://flippa.com/auctions/87468

    Please advise…thanks.

    If there’s a developer license available, please let me know….thanks!

  32. Hello, friends. I have a little problem with this theme (polished). I do not work “Slider” and is activated (Display Feature Slider: This is enabled). I put the same theme (polished) and going to another blog. datebase or it might be?

    • If you need help please open a thread in the support forum and we will assist you.

  33. hi nick,great themes.
    i’m have some problems.i try to put table in new post,but currently the table doesn’t have outer border.how to fix that problems?thank u..

    • If you need help, please open a thread in the support forum.

  34. Hi Nick very very nice theme, congratulations there, I just got a question, is about the file “timthumb.php” I got some isuess with permissions and cant view the images, only when I click on each post.

  35. very nice

  36. Hi friends I already fix the problem, it was my hosting provider, they had enable one function, it was a security issue.

    • Can you please describe that how did you solved this problem because i’m too facinf this bug.

    • Yeah, please describe it, because i am having the same problem.

      • Please open a thread in the support forum so that we can assist you.

      • If you need help, please open a thread in the forums so that we can assist you.

  37. Very nice and clean theme. Just saw your prices as well. Will be interested when I add some wordpress sites.

  38. Hi, I recently started a bloghosting platform (based on wordpress MU) and when I stumbled your blog I paid attention to your theme (looking good) so I was wondering can you tell me is it custom made theme or one of those free ones? thanks in advance! regards, blogiskewl

  39. Hi Nick,

    beautiful site, but am having installation problems in WP 2.9 … i started a thread on the support forum but got a BS answer back about making sure to upload to the correct WP folder (no kidding!)

    the error says the stylesheet is missing, but everything is there on the server …

    any thoughts?

  40. All of your themes are exquisite Nick, but Im puzzled by this guys claiming that he has ” made some improvements “ to Polished , and is offering it for download ( free ) right HERE . My bewilderment lies within the question of : If this guy is such a code genius that he can make improvements on any of the Elegant Themes – then why is he using and Elegant Themes layout to begin with ? – some people …. :|

  41. I was wondering if we can share our social networking links like twitter?

  42. Hi Nick,
    this is really beautiful theme, as all your other themes are. I think, however, that you could do one more option with dark main body instead of white. I think it is slightly too much contrast to soft, velvet and so elegant dark background. It’s my personal opinion, you don’t need to agree, but if it is not a big problem, think of doing it.
    I admire your works very much:)
    Greetings:)

  43. The look is fantastic! Great job! :)

  44. Great addition – I’m diversifying a bit and trying to attract more interest by coming up with several websites, not just one, and this should be a good fit for me. Appreciate it!

  45. I’m sorry. I like this theme. I use it for my blog.

    How can I make friends this theme and plugin WP LightBox2. If I use this plugin, I have a problem with main slider in IE and Opera.

  46. Thanks for the great theme. I was hoping to make it so that the home page does not display any pages or posts beneath the slider. Could you please let me know how to do this?
    Thanks,
    Victor

  47. Hi ! I bought this theme and I would like replace image by vidéo in slider is possible and if yes, how ? Thanks. Thomas.

  48. hey mate ,
    thanks for this theme,
    i have some problems with the display of the pictures , that’s so bad, i’m of the bening of a blogger..
    but thanks alot for your work.
    i’m still gimp with my blog.

  49. I’m attempting to add your website’s Rss to my own feed reader however its definitely not working appropriately, you may need to check it out to ensure its working correctly.

  50. Nice theme,
    does it have any issues with any pluguins that anyone is aware of?

  51. This is an absolutely awesome clean theme with great colors. Is the theme updated to support WP 3.1?

  52. Hi there i m having serious problem images into feature bar and post images not showing unless open a full posts….!!!

  53. when I create a post, the big slider is not woking, is just not showing any post or anything!!

  54. This is an absolutely awesome clean theme with great colors.

  55. Looks stunning… I am in love with it…. Thanks for creating this…

    John Rabbe

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