Pocket Now Available On WordPress.com

Since its inception, Pocket has been one of our most popular WordPress themes. What started as a weekend side project ended up becoming a theme that would power websites for professional writers, artists, photographers and many more creative folks. We never thought such a tiny theme could empower so many. And because of that, we’re delighted to announce that Pocket is now available on WordPress.com.

Meet Pocket 5.0

Pocket's light color scheme.

Pocket’s light color scheme.

We took this release opportunity to dive into Pocket and give it a full update. One of the first things Pocket users will notice is the new and improved header area. We’ve streamlined the header by moving the navigations to the top of the page and center-aligning the site title and description. This creates a more cohesive feel to Pocket, better matching the design of the posts.

Better on Mobile

This theme fits in your Pocket.

This theme fits in your Pocket.

Pocket has always been tablet and mobile friendly, but we also wanted to improve upon that experience. With one tap, users can now quickly and seamlessly access site navigation and widget areas. Use the tablet and mobile icons on the theme demo to test drive Pocket’s improved mobile styles and mobile menu.

Fire Up Your Jetpacks

Pocket supports several Jetpack modules.

We have also taken this update opportunity to add support for several Jetpack features such as Infinite Scroll, Tiled Galleries, Carousel, Contact Form and Sharing. These features are available on both the WordPress.org and WordPress.com version of Pocket and are entirely optional, but can greatly improve the reading and browsing experience on your site.

Download It Now!

We hope everyone enjoys the latest version of Pocket. If you’re a WordPress.com user, you can start creating with Pocket today by visiting the Pocket Details page or the Pocket Demo!

If you already own Pocket or have a Theme Pass here on Array, you can download Pocket v5.1 from your Dashboard right now. Let us know what you think in the comments!

Published by Mike McAlister

A high-powered mutant of some kind, never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die. I design all the things.

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