Featured WordPress Theme: Spectacular

Spectacular is the latest offering from Smashing Magazine. The theme was commissioned by Smashing Magazine and designed by Maleika Esther Attawel. There are two versions of the theme – HTML 4.01 or HTML5. It also comes in English and in German, and is bundled with detailed instructions to help you to get it installed.


  • HTML 4.01/HTML 5 options
  • English & German options
  • Custom header & background
  • WordPress 3.0 menu support
  • Bundled with styled Contact Form 7

Our Mini Review

Smashing Magazine often release high quality free WordPress themes and Spectacular is no different. The colors and fonts use in this theme give it a very vintage feel-  kind’ve like a pair of faded blue jeans. It’s a fantastic design, especially for all of the vintage-junkies out there. The layout feels professional and the theme looks like it is ready to use straight out of the box. The download even comes bundled with Contact Form 7, which means that once you get it installed you’re ready to go.

Rating: ★★★★☆

Comments (4)

  1. I’m having the same trouble with the initial appearance of the index page – with the appearance incomplete. I uploaded the spectacular PSD but not sure I installed it in the right folder, since I’m a WP beginner.

    Can you help?

  2. I have downloaded the zip file. I cant locate a folder that should be placed in another folder on server. Im not very good at this kind of software and changing lines of text. So while l just love this theme and think its perfect for what l do l just cant use it which makes me very sad.