Freebies

Free Responsive Sundance Video Theme for WordPress

Sundance is a new free WordPress video theme in the WordPress Theme Directory, created by Automattic for WordPress.com and now available for self-hosted WordPress blogs. It features a minimalist design with attention to typography and detail.

The focus of this theme is support for the video post format, including a featured video carousel on the front page. Sundance also comes with built-in widgets, custom background, custom header, custom menus, and a custom link feature for social media pages.

Most importantly, Sundance is a responsive theme, designed to look and work well on mobile devices.

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Introducing AlienWP: A Source for Free and Beautiful Responsive WordPress Themes

Responsive WordPress themes have been popping up everywhere during the first part of 2012. I’d like to introduce you to a new theme provider that has the art of the minimalist, responsive WordPress theme down to a refined science.

AlienWP was created by Galin Simeonov and he is the sole designer and developer. His themes are clean and elegant and so far all of them are free to download.

These are lightweight, fast themes that are not loaded down by tons of unnecessary options. AlienWP themes are built using the Hybrid Core framework.

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Free WordPress Hosting: Is It Really Worth It?

Is free WordPress hosting a cheap gimmick or a genuine budget alternative?

As it is, normal WordPress hosting can be very cheap, especially if you have modest requirements for your site. For a few bucks a month, you can get shared hosting with a reliable provider, and this will serve you just fine, in the early days at least.

Even so, merely “cheap” ain’t good enough for some folk. There will always be the austere penny pinchers who want their hosting, like the WordPress software, to cost nothing at all.

How you can host your own WordPress site for free

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Respo: A Free Minimalist, Responsive WordPress Theme

Attention minimalist design lovers! You’re going to love the latest free WordPress theme from the folks over at Themnific. Respo is a new release with a back-end framework that gives you the ability to customize the layout, style and typography of every element in the design.

Respo was created to be a clean, minimalist WordPress theme with a fully responsive design, which makes your site accessible from mobile devices. Try resizing the browser on the live demo to check out how well it responds to different screen sizes.

Features of the Respo Theme:

Responsive grid layout
Flexslider – jQuery slider with turn on/off possibility

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Find WordPress Design Freebies and Resources at Design Curate

Design Curate is a great site for browsing on a Saturday and getting inspiration. They host a collection of free and commercial resources for designers and have served over 3,084 design freebies to date. There you can find graphics for buttons, tables, menus, backgrounds, textures, and more. They have free and commercial PSDs available for download and many HTML/CSS code snippets for menus, galleries, and animations.

Design Curate also has a growing WordPress section that includes several free and commercial themes.

Bookmark it!
If you’re a designer, make sure to bookmark and subscribe to Design Curate for more freebies and inspiration.

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Retouch: A Free, Responsive Photo Theme for WordPress

Our friends at Graph Paper Press have just released a beautiful new theme called Retouch, adding to their growing number of free, responsive WordPress themes.

Swipe or Click Through Galleries
One of the coolest features of this theme is the ability to navigate the gallery images with a click or swipe, which is excellent when viewing on mobile devices. With more and more internet users accessing websites through mobile devices or touchscreen tablets, this feature could truly set your gallery apart from the rest and help your images get noticed where other sites will fall short. It’s all about the experience.

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We’re Giving Away Two Free Copies Of The ‘WordPress 3 Cookbook’

Hot off the press: We’ve found a new piece of WordPress literature that you guys might be interested in.

It’s called WordPress 3 Cookbook, with the tagline “Over 100 recipes to help enhance your WordPress site!”. You can get it in both eBook ($20.39) and paperback ($35.99).

The book is written by Ric Shreves and Jean Baptiste-Jung, and released by Packt Publishing (the same crew behind ‘WordPress 3 For Business Bloggers’, which we reviewed a few weeks ago).

About the book

Win a free copy of WordPress 3 Cookbook from Packt Publishing

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Download a Free WordPress Blog Theme Focused on Typography

“The Frances Wright” is one of the latest themes to hit the WordPress Theme Directory. It was created by the folks at ThemeSweet as a tribute to Frances Wright, a famous Scottish-born lecturer, writer, freethinker, feminist, abolitionist, and social reformer.

This minimalist theme has a focus on typography and includes widget areas, custom theme options, WordPress menus, custom header image and background – everything you need in a basic WordPress theme.

View the live demo to see the theme in action. You may also want to visit nikkisnow.com to see a live site currently sporting this theme.

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Theme4Press Releases Free Tumblr Style WordPress Theme

BeFree is a the latest free theme release from Theme4Press, featuring a blog with post formats support. This is a WordPress Tumblr theme in that the post formats look similar to Tumblr’s design.

BeFree includes:

Automatic thumbnail resizing
Custom colors for header and background
Offers Google Fonts selection
Choice of one column or right sidebar layout
Author bio widget
5 subscribe buttons and up to 5 widget areas
2 custom menu areas for navigation in the header and footer
Intuitive and easy changing of your own logo, favicon or custom css
Pre-installed ads spaces are ready to monetize your blog for your requirements

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