Popular Preview Themes for WordPress Publishing

Since version 2.6 you can publish your texts directly to WordPress using Ulysses, which we’ve already explained in a previous post. Of course, like for all other exporters, Ulysses offers a preview for blog posts that will show you what your post will look like online:

Ulysses’ export preview showing the preview style “WP Twenty Sixteen”.

By default, this preview shows what your post would look like if you published it on a blog with the Twenty Sixteen theme. This is the standard theme of newly created WordPress blogs in 2016.

Which export style is used to preview your blog posts can be changed for each WordPress account in Ulysses’ preferences:

On Mac

Each WordPress blog has a “Style” setting, which defines what style the preview will use. Keep in mind that this style only affects the preview, it won’t change the looks of your blog itself.

Screenshot of Ulysses’ account preferences. The WordPress account contains a pop-up menu called “Style” that defines the preview style for this account.

On iOS

Ulysses’ Quick Export has a “Publishing” option, which is a collection of all your blogs. To change the preview style of a blog, first tap the circled “i” and then the style name below “PREVIEW STYLE”.

The Styles of Past Years

We’ve recreated the last six WordPress themes of the past years, so you can download them and try out the preview yourself:

Twenty Fifteen

Ulysses’ export preview showing the preview style “WP Twenty Fifteen”.

Twenty Fourteen

Ulysses’ export preview showing the preview style “WP Twenty Fourteen”.

Twenty Thirteen

Ulysses’ export preview showing the preview style “WP Twenty Thirteen”.

Twenty Twelve

Ulysses’ export preview showing the preview style “WP Twenty Twelve”.

Twenty Eleven

Ulysses’ export preview showing the preview style “WP Twenty Eleven”.

Twenty Ten

Ulysses’ export preview showing the preview style “WP Twenty Ten”.

To use one of these styles simply tap its image, download it from the Ulysses Style Exchange, open it in Ulysses and set it as preview style in the account settings as described above.

Lucas Hauswald

Support guy, IT student, tech survivor. Has an addiction to irreproducible problems and loses himself in complex questions. Does not like broccoli.