There are 35 background patterns to choose from. You can even choose custom post backgrounds on a post-by-post basis.
Perosona is light on shortcodes, which will be a welcome relief for many web developers – Justin Tadlock springs to mind. There are shortcodes for notification boxes and columns. The ability to easily lay your content out in columns (as I often do on this site, e.g. on category archive pages) is a must-have, in my opinion – and that’s what Persona’s column shortcodes allow you to do.
The portfolio, which can be filtered by category without even leaving the page, is impressive. If you’re a web designer or photographer you’ll love the fact you can add a portfolio sidebar for each portfolio item, enabling you to explain what’s on show, e.g. the client, the work you carried out, and the result.
7 post formats (status, image, gallery, video, link, quote)