9 jQuery WordPress Menu Plugins + Bonus Tutorial for the Adventurous

Search “WordPress menu plugins” in Google = Eeek!
A quick search for WordPress menu plugins in Google will bring up over 32,000,000 results. Oh, dear Lord! Dozens, if not hundreds, of those results can be quite mouth-watering at first glance. But sifting through the mess of unappetizing stuff to find something satisfying can be frustrating to say the least. Even searching the WordPress plugin repository can be quite tedious.

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Free Online Magazine and News Theme for WordPress

Today, released a nice new, clean and highly customizable news theme, silverOrchid. This free magazine WordPress theme is available from the WordPress theme directory. If you are trying to fit a lot of content into your site’s real estate, you may want to give this theme a download. It makes space for lots of images and headlines, and provides plentiful widgets and socially interactive features.

The SilverOrchid theme is for use with WordPress 3.3+. Its most notable features include:

Custom Menu support
Featured Image Support
Extensive Theme Options – Custom logo, favicon and banner upload, custom CSS code, tracking code


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Meeta: A Free Responsive WordPress Theme From WPZOOM

Happy Friday, everyone! Today I thought we’d take a look at a free WordPress responsive theme designed especially for bloggers. I think you’re really going to enjoy this one. Meeta is a beautiful theme, created by the great folks over at WPMZOOM.

The Meeta Theme Features:

Responsive Layout – will adapt to fit any screen resolution from desktops to mobile devices
Custom Headers – easily change the representative image in the theme top header section
Easy Customization – includes a theme options panel to easily change the colors for various elements from the theme
Custom Page Templates – including archive, full-width, slideshow, etc.


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Free WordPress Svbtle Theme Provides a Revolutionary Blogging Experience

WordPress themes are becoming more and more minimalist these days as users are gravitating towards simplicity, but this new one really takes the cake. It’s based on the Svbtle blogging network design. The team at Gravity On Mars has created a WordPress theme that replicates this interface, both on the front end and within the dashboard.

The WP-Svbtle theme provides a truly simple, content-focused blogging experience. Here’s what it looks like on the frontend but you definitely need to check out the WordPress Svbtle Theme Demo to see it in action.


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Free Template For Designing WordPress Admin Icons

Today we want to look at a new tool available for WordPress designers and plugin developers whose work requires custom admin icons. WordPress admin icons are important for branding your custom plugin in the dashboard. Web and UI designer Matthias Kretschmann has created a free template and code samples for designing your own admin icons.

Custom admin icons are needed in when creating new custom post types, plugin settings and theme options pages. At the very least you will need three icons:

two 16px icons for the admin menu, one non-colored and one colored icon for the hover state


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ThemeThrift: Pay What You Want for WordPress Themes

A unique WordPress theme site popped onto my radar today. ThemeThrift is a new creation by Jake Caputo of Design Crumbs with a bit of an unorthodox pricing structure. The site will be selling themes at a substantial discount and even giving them away for free. Deals have a set time before they expire and users can choose exactly how much they want to pay:

Caputo is currently offering his Modest Theme on the site as the first deal. You can view the features and the live demo and elect how much you’d like to pay:


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Adapt: A Free Responsive Business Portfolio Theme for WordPress

There are a fair number of beautiful free responsive WordPress themes popping up, but not too many are focused on showcasing a business. That’s where the new Adapt theme stands out. WP Explorer created this theme to be ideal for business or portfolio sites where the focus will be on examples of your work and recent news.

Adapt boasts a clean, minimal layout. Best of all, it’s 100% GPL and free to use for both personal and commercial projects.

This free WordPress business theme also features:

Fully Responsive layout
Homepage Slider – unlimited heights (just upload the image size you want)
Portfolio Slider
Filterable portfolio template


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WPKube’s Ultimate WordPress Mega Bundle Giveaway

Everyone likes free stuff, right? So whenever I see a good WordPress product giveaway on the web, I always think of you, faithful WPMU reader.

And this particular giveaway from WPKube is rather impressive in scale – with an enormous bundle of prizes from some of the biggest WordPress theme and plugin developers out there, including (but certainly not limited to):


The whole thing is run through Rafflecopter’s rather funky giveaway system, which gives you multiple opportunities to enter (depending upon the actions you take).

WPKube's Ultimate WordPress Mega Bundle Giveaway

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Prosume: A Free Responsive Resume and Portfolio Theme for WordPress

Site5 Hosting has a commitment to producing quality WordPress themes for their customers. They have a large collection of themes that anyone can download for free. Prosume is their latest creation, featuring a simple and clean portfolio design. It was designed to be very easy to use so that you can publish your personal resume and portfolio and be online in no time.


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16 Beautiful and Free Responsive WordPress Themes

So far in 2012 we’ve seen an explosion of responsive WordPress themes. As mobile website traffic continues to grow, website owners are under more pressure to make sure their sites are optimized for any device. It’s absolutely critical if you want to remain competitive. Installing a responsive theme is one of the easiest ways to make sure that your site looks good on desktops and across mobile devices. Check out this list of 16 free responsive WordPress themes we’ve collected to help you get started.

Download | Demo

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