A few weeks ago I was interviewed by John Maeda, Head of Computational Design and Inclusion at Automattic, along with Caroline Moore and Kjell Reigstad, two designers at Automattic who helped improve and release a new version of the Independent Publisher theme for WordPress.com: Independent Publisher 2.
The original Independent Publisher theme was first adopted for WordPress.com back in 2015.
You can take a look at the new Independent Publisher 2 on WordPress.com and even download it to install on a self-hosted WordPress site (scroll all the way to the bottom).
The original version of this theme continues to be maintained by myself and the rest of the community and it’s important to note that while the themes share the same name and a similar design, the original theme is maintained by the community on GitHub, while the other version is maintained by the folks at Automattic, exclusively for WordPress.com.
Bug reports and feature requests for the original theme can be filed for the original theme on GitHub and support for the theme should be requested via the WordPress.org Theme Support Forum.
If you need support for Independent Publisher 2 on WordPress.com, please use WordPress.com Support.
Coming Soon: Independent Publisher v1.8
Over the past year I’ve been working on improvements to the original Independent Publisher theme, along with 5 other contributors, and I’ll be putting out a new release within the next few days that includes 7 bug fixes, 9 enhancements, and several other small tweaks. 🙂
great theme for personal blog. short, simple and super. great, keep it up.
Thanks, Kevin! I’m happy to hear you’ve enjoyed the theme.
Dear ! I love this design but I want to know how to download it for my self hosted website… :
If you visit the Independent Publisher 2 page and scroll all the way to the bottom, you will see a Download button where you can download that version of the theme for self-hosted sites. I hope this helps!
Hello this is an amazing template. thanks for providing.
Thanks, Alex! I’m happy to hear you’ve enjoyed the theme.
I just started using this theme and was wondering if you know how to fix an issue I’m having. I have these weird yellow sidebars that I don’t know how to get rid of. Here is a link to my site financiallyblazin.com
It looks like you’re using Independent Publisher 2. If you’re still having trouble, you should be able to get support for theme from this page: https://wordpress.com/theme/independent-publisher-2
Great theme! Trying to move the logo to the left…
i’m having an issue with the theme, im selecting it and it is still giving me a blank canvas, how do I solve this issue?