New Theme: SimplePress

Posted on August 18, 2010 by in Theme Additions | 89 comments

New Theme: SimplePress

SimplePress is a slick new page-based theme great for anyone looking to give their website a clean and professional look. My goal with this design was to make something similar to our other business-oriented themes, but with a simpler and crisper aesthetic. The theme features a un-bloated bloated homepage with a beautiful javascript slider and clear hierarchy, as well as fully functional Blog and Gallery sections. For more info, be sure to view the Live Demo and Features Page.

SimplePress Features

1. Advanced Theme Options – As with all of our themes, SimplePress comes packaged with our ePanel Theme Options page.

2. Five Unique Colorschemes – SimplePress comes in five different colors, including Grey, Red, Blue, Green and Purple.

3. Full Width Page Template – A full-width page template can be applied to your pages to remove the sidebar.

4. Gallery Section – The theme comes with a fully functional and beautifully simple gallery section. You can Preview It Here.

What do you think? I look forward to hearing your opinions in the comments!

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  1. As always, excellent work there Nick!

    • As usual, Elegant Themes are great! Congrats

  2. Awesome!.

  3. great 🙂

  4. Nick what about the Real Estate theme, do you guys have any idea when will be released?

    • It should be ready early next week.

  5. Nice work, I like it. I might use it for my personal website..

  6. I really like that one. It is a perfect theme, and the gallery is awesome.

    Merci ! 😀

    • Juste a quick question : Is it possible to slow the slider a bit ? It switches really fast.

      • You can adjust the speed of the slider from within ePanel.

        • Thank you ! 🙂

  7. Excellent Work Up

  8. Anyway these themes can have a dark background?

  9. Looking good. Any timeframe for the shortcodes?

    • They should be ready sometime next week.

  10. Wow, you keep outdoing yourself. I’ve seen lots of themes trying to achieve simple elegance. You nailed it!

    • Thanks Mark 🙂

  11. Very nice can sure use this for a cleint but any info on when we can expect the real estate template?

    • It should be ready next week.

  12. Great Theme, but I continue to prefer “Delicate News” 🙂

    I have a question …
    In all themes I don’t see any social network button, if I would like to insert is there any problem ??

    • There are countless social networking plugins out there to choose from. I would give some of them a try. I am sure you will find one that suits you.

  13. really like this!

    • I have the same problem.I know if i select the “featured image”that will show a picture. but then the post don’t show thumbnail any more.

      by the way, chinese title can’t show as title, any help?

      • I found the problem of mine.the Cufon can’t render chinese,so the theme can’t show my title in chinese..

    • You can disable the gallery feature in ePanel.

  14. Wow.. you had me with the ladybug 😉

  15. Hi Nick,

    Another quality design. As an owner of several travel sites. I am wondering when you might come up with something spectacular just for me — and other travel site owners.

    Right now I am using theSource and have been pretty happy, but wouldn’t mind something using your sensibility.


  16. Beautiful. You have a great eye for design 🙂

  17. Its really awesome. Great work!

  18. Wow! Wow! Wow! Looks totally awesome.

  19. Wish you had ‘very clean’ the blog style in ‘The Source’. Like the one here and the professional. I will have to migrate from using ‘The Source’ to The Professional’ or this theme.

    I really hope this will not negatively impact my blog, in SEO terms. Any comments?

    • All the themes will perform similarly in the area of SEO.

  20. Very nice. As a new member, I’m speechless. I’m so happy I stumbled across your site. Thank you for such great work.

  21. Again Nick,

    It’s very clean and nice.
    Thanks for your awesome job!

  22. Another amazing theme. I will be using this right away for a Twitter related site I am building. Thank you very much!!

  23. Mindblowingly cool theme Nick,

    you have really excelled this time I am just so in love with this theme. I want to make up a new website just to use it.

    Fantastic job!

    kind regards

  24. Great to see another CMS focussed design online, Nick, and the gallery/portfolio looks easily customisable to include some excerpt text with each image. Keep them coming!

    Nice design as always – seems a shame to have to mash things up for different customers!


  25. Great theme and nice design.

    Thanks 🙂

  26. Another good one….Thanks

  27. can’t see m to get full width page on blo page (I have static home page)

    • “Full Width” is a page template, which only works on pages.

      • Hi Nick

        but I do have blog as a page
        I have home page as static page and blog page as post page

        Is it not possible with this format?

  28. Is there a way when you select a ‘gallery’ category if you could make it to where you can categorize under the gallery? So could sub categories under the gallery be galleries as well?

  29. Hi Nick:

    You are an extraordinary talented individual, and the value for your wordpress package is incredible. Although usually I custom design my sites, I have found WordPress SEO to be fabulous. I’ve also given up the world of joomly and flaky hacked modules after a year of being burned and confused – and came to the safe and gorgeous world of WordPress – and it’s all due to you! Thank you so much for your fine work.

  30. Great theme. I’m not sure if i’m doing something wrong, but my home page doesn’t look right. It looks different from the demo. What could I be doing wrong?

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

  31. Hi Nick,

    I just wanted to tell you that every morning that I come to work is like playing the lotto or pulling the handle (or pushing the button) on a slot machine. I never know when I’m going to win, but unlike gambling, I usually end up very excited a few times a month when you release one of your latest creations.

    I developed software for thousands of clients for years so I appreciate what you must go through. Thanks for all you do.

  32. How do I get the slider to stop sliding when I hover my mouse over it?
    –can’t even read the text on the slider box before it switches on me.

  33. Is it possible to have more than one gallery, i.e., one galery for web design, one gallery for video production, one for graphic design, ect.

  34. I can’t login to support forum and I find the answer anywhere else. You don’t need to post this comment.

    I am using simple press and I can’t get the three page blurbs at the bottom of Home to be blurbs. It is showing the whole story. I have tried manual exerpts and other standard methods for exerpts and I just can’t get it to work.

    Any ideas?

    • Place “” minus the quotes in your HTML on each page where you want the text to stop being displayed on the home page.

      • Post cut out the code! Let’s try again

  35. Hello.
    Nice theme…
    Is it possible to localize your themes to be used in my wordpress website which uses Farsi as its main language?

  36. i need this template to buy
    but i see there is talk about 39 usd / year

  37. The only thing I am missing on this one is 3 column footer. Is there a chance to include it in this theme?

  38. As always..It really is elegant and simple.. Nice theme Nick..:-)

  39. Hi!

    I tried the live preview. Amaizing theme, but few things not working 🙁

    Search results not working.
    Blog tag results not working.

    Always same result 🙁

    Do you know these problems?


  40. Nice elegant theme as always. I just started using and am still customizing it for my site.

  41. One of the best themes I’ve ever seen!

  42. Beautiful. Your designs are amazing, and make me feel warm inside.

  43. I think this “blog” section is the your best “blog” work :)I think I’ll write a new blog & maybe I’ll use it 🙂

  44. Hi,

    I am wondering whether the front page (home)in this design can be set as the the portfolio?

    Great design!

  45. Great design.
    Is it possible to make the header larger or upload a larger logo?


  46. Nice theme.
    I like the gallery work

  47. Unbelievably customizable theme with the new shortcodes! Absolutely surpasses anything I have used to date! The learning curve is a bit higher, given the amount of options, but the editor is well laid out and I love features like drop cap and the ability to opt in or out of adding an author bio to posts.

    Fabulous design work. You have done a smashing job!

  48. Great theme. I’m trying to get the homepage sliders to display images from Pages but I can’t seem to find any documentation on how to do that. I tried the custom field, “thumbnail”, but that doesn’t work. Documentation is a little lacking.

  49. Is there a way I can customize the footer without going in to the editor? I love the theme!

  50. how do you make it full width?

  51. I can not get the featured slider to work. The support information is not providing sufficient info. If I can’t get this to work I’ll have to dump it… that would be sad as there are features that I do like (and can get working!). Help please. Maxine

    • Hi Maxine, have you tried contacting support via forums, they really do their best to help out.
      If you want, I can help you for free, just contact me via Contact page on my website (click my name).


  52. I cant get the upload logo button to work in the panel
    when I take the url from media gallery logo isn’t centered?
    any ideas?

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

  53. This theme is so beautiful, I love it.Thank you for sharing

  54. You write it is a great theme?
    What is great?
    The Slider works not!

    The Text Box is over the slider, in the demo is it half on slider half on Site, by my Site is it full on slider, that is bullshit!

    I think it works not good, for 39$ is it a joke!
    Have everyone this Theme in test, with the new WordPress?
    I think not, all members here a fanboy!

    I test it on 4 WordPress installations, the slider is very bullshit, the textbox on full on slider.

    • If you need help with setting up the theme, please open a thread in our support forums so that our team can assist you.

  55. This theme is so beautiful, I love it.Thank you for sharing

  56. Hey, this is really a great theme! Congrats and thanks!
    I am trying to add a gallery page as the one in your preview. However, when I select the “Gallery Page” template it comes with the sidebar. I know I could select the “Full Width Page” template but how can I add a gallery to it?

    Thanks in advance


    • Edit: Sorry it is not as the gallery preview but the portfolio… Look forward any reply…

  57. I am working with this template for a client and added the “ALL in One SEO Pack” plugin ans it’s not working with this template. I used that plugin is SEVERAL templates and I NEVER had an issue. Please let me know how can i fix the problem. Every time I want to enable the plugin and I fill out the title, description and keyword part, when I save it. it takes me to a new page with this error
    No Results Found
    The page you requested could not be found. Try refining your search, or use the navigation above to locate the post.
    and it simply doesn’t save my data added. It’s really frustrating.

    Please help

  58. Great theme. would just like to remove all the text from the slider. I removed the image, just need the text and read more button to go as well. Could you tell me how to do that please?

    • If you need help, please open a thread in our support forum so that our team can assist you.

  59. Comment pls how do I apply a widget or sidebar to the home page?

  60. Hi.. Can please anyone help this : cannot show past comments in pages after change to this theme..
    Since those comments are mostly testimonials, so i needed it bad..

    Thank you so much everyone! 🙂

  61. Is there a way to remove the grey comment box on the homepage slider?

  62. hi there – just got the simplepress theme and I’m sure it’s me being a bit slow but I can’t even work out how to change the header where it says ‘simplepress’!! Help!

  63. Hi! Nice theme, congrats!
    I’d like to know how can I remove or hide the meta data info (author, date, categories) that appears right after the title of every post.
    Thanks in advance!

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