We’re excited to share that the QUA WordPress theme is now available on WordPress.com. Our friends at Automattic added the theme to their library for WordPress users to build their portfolio, blog or digital magazine with.
Hosted vs. Self-Hosted Versions of QUA
There are two versions of QUA: The version that you get access to when you sign up for a WordPress.com account and the version that you download from our website, which has been built specifically for WordPress.org users. Need a refresher on the difference between hosted and self-hosted WordPress? Here’s a quick run down:
Hosted WordPress – Quickest and easiest option; best for new users who don’t have or want to manage their own web server. You can choose between hundreds of themes (including QUA) when you sign up for an account at WordPress.com, but you cannot add your own theme or plugins.
Self-Hosted WordPress – Most flexible option; best for experienced users who want to customize their website with new themes or plugins. You can download the free WordPress software at WordPress.org and install it on your own web server.
QUA’s Main Features
- A proven design inspired by some of our most popular themes trusted by nearly 300,000 creatives around the world.
- A versatile homepage that lends itself to a slideshow, welcome message and more.
- Customizable portfolios, so you have complete control over image size and layout.
- Fully responsive design for tablets and mobile phones.
QUA is actually our sixth theme to be featured on WordPress.com, a fact that we’re both proud of and grateful for. Plus, it has an inspiring story behind it:
The Meaning Behind the Name
QUA is an abstract abbreviation for “quake.” On April 25, 2015, a devastating magnitude-7.8 earthquake struck Nepal, where longtime Graph Paper Press theme designer Chandra Maharzan lives with his wife and their little girl.
Luckily Chandra and his family are okay. And after weeks of simply trying to put their lives back together in a new home that is still being rattled by aftershocks, Chandra was able to return to the craft he loves and complete the same concept he was developing prior to the disaster.
QUA is Chandra’s finished product and a reminder of the power of creativity, not only as a job or hobby, but as an outlet.
Download QUA Today
Ready to build your own beautiful website with QUA? Find it on WordPress.com, or bundle it with our entire collection of themes and plugins for your self-hosted WordPress.org website. And don’t forget to give us a shout on Twitter or in the comments below for a chance to have your QUA-based website featured right here on our blog.