The WordPress theme business is an exciting market and Nordic Themepark is one of the newest players. They aim to deliver clean WordPress themes, custom plugins, and solutions for webshops. They’re starting things off with a bang by releasing their first WordPress theme for free.
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.
If you’re a designer, make sure to bookmark and subscribe to Design Curate for more freebies and inspiration.
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.
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
“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.
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.
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
Everyone loves free WordPress themes and we’ve got a great one for you today. WP Explorer has just released one that you’re going to love. Workz is a clean, minimalist theme for creating business or portfolio websites.
Homepage image Nivo slider
Homepage highlights created with custom post types
Portfolio uses custom post types and includes a basic filter
PrettyPhoto Lightbox built-in for portfolio posts
SuperFish Drop-down navigation menu
Localized for translations – .po and .mo files included
Import sample data included
Google fonts included for Logo and homepage tagline
Custom flickr widget
Included some basic, yet awesome shortcodes – buttons, boxes, highlights and columns
The best things in life are free. While this may not always hold true, I think you will be thoroughly pleased with this freebie. This is not new and has been around for a while now, but from talking with people both new and experienced with servers I’ve found few people who are aware of this important piece of information.
There’s a new WordPress book doing the rounds, aimed at serious bloggers who are either using WordPress to promote their business, or trying to make an income directly from blogging.
‘WordPress 3 for Business Bloggers’, written by Paul Thewlis, has been released in both eBook and ‘dead tree format’ by Packt Publishing.
In this economy it’s important to find ways to help your resume or business stand out when looking for work. zeeBizzCard is one of the latest free resume themes to hit the WordPress Theme Directory and it offers an easy way to get your resume online quickly with an attractive layout, integrated blog, and portfolio. The best part is that there’s no coding knowledge required whatsoever. It’s easy to set up and it won’t cost you anything.
Check out a screenshot of the demo: