Everyone loves free themes, right? We’ve got a great one for you today. My team at Untame has created its first free WordPress and BuddyPress theme based on Twitter Bootstrap. There’s a story behind this theme that I should fill you in on.
The Hybrid Core Framework, created by Justin Tadlock, has quite an active community of devoted users, many of whom are contributing themes. Path is a brand new one, hosted at Theme Hybrid and also in the WordPress Theme Directory.
Path is a clean, responsive theme designed for blogs with multiple authors.
Path has some very unique options for arranging your content with different layouts. It also includes a number of helpful features that you might normally have to add as a separate plugin, such as breadcrumbs and content-aware widgets.
Path’s most notable features include:
In February the folks at ThemeShaper, the home of the Automattic Theme Team, released Underscores, or _s for short. Anyone can download the _s theme at github, but in order to fork it, you previously had to make a number of search and replace substitutions.
The good news is that this is no longer the case, thanks to the new Underscores.me website. It allows you to generate your own Underscores-based theme with your custom theme name and the search and replace already complete.
What’s so cool about Underscores?
How about a fantastic free WordPress theme to start off the weekend? There’s a new theme shop in town. GavickPro theme development studio is relatively new to the WordPress theme business. They’re currently a leading theme provider in the Joomla community and have decided to expand their operations to WordPress CMS themes.
Meet GavernWP is their first free responsive WordPress theme.
This beautiful theme is built on the brand new GavernWP Framework, which features:
Responsive Design – Content displays intuitively on all Web-browsing devices with HTML5 and CSS3
Lynda.com, probably the best-known online video training site, is providing its WordPress Essentials Training video course for free (expires August 24, 2012). All you have to do is:
Like their Facebook page
Visit their free WordPress Essentials Training videos Facebook app
Click the “watch course now” button
Click the “Share” or “Cancel” button
Browse and click to start playing your videos!
Hurry up, free access expires August 24, 2012, but it’s available for all Lynda.com members.
Members receive unlimited access to a vast library of high quality, current, and engaging video tutorials taught by great teachers who are also working professionals.
Premium plugins, themes, and services make up a large part of the WordPress community.
WordPress is the most popular CMS and, as a result, there’s money to be made by developers, designers, and consultants. But, let’s face it, you build websites with WordPress because you don’t want to or cannot do everything yourself from scratch. It saves you time, money, and headache and lets you provide a wider range of services to your website clients or, if you are a DIYer, to your website visitors.
WooDojo is a theme-independent collection of plugins that enhance WordPress functionality and theme management — a “functionality suite”.
WooDojo is a brand-new functionality suite that democratizes awesome functionality that was previously only available via our themes. This means you can now use WooDojo functionality with *any* theme, regardless whether it is from WooThemes or not. :)
- WooDojo’s Vimeo video description
WooDojo was released in April 2012, had over 12,000 downloads in its first week, and became Securi Security approved earlier this month.
Pilot Fish is a brand new portfolio theme in the WordPress Theme Directory, created by Daniel Zhao. This theme features a minimalist style with a responsive design and a custom post type for projects / portfolio items.
It also includes a cool parallax scrolling effect that you can only see if you view the live demo.
The portfolio is nicely arranged on a full-width page with mouseover titles linking to each project page.
Let’s be honest — there’s no big intro needed here. You want to run a video site. You want to run it on WordPress. You want a theme that will help you do that. And you want that theme for free.
1. Sundance - DEMO | DOWNLOAD
2. Video from Templatic – DEMO | DOWNLOAD
3. WTB Video Theme – DEMO | DOWNLOAD
4. Selecta – DEMO | DOWNLOAD
5. Word Tube – DEMO | DOWNLOAD
6. Cinematic – DEMO | DOWNLOAD
7. Smashing Multimedia – DEMO | DOWNLOAD
8. WPTube – DEMO | DOWNLOAD
9. Foxinni Video – DEMO | DOWNLOAD
The open source nature of WordPress has inspired many creators to develop sites offering free content to help others on their web journeys. A shining example of this good will can be seen in the web design industry, where some of the most popular WordPress web designers and developers make their work available for you to view, download, modify, and use in your own projects – completely free!