Freebies

Download a Free Responsive WordPress Theme from Graph Paper Press

Graph Paper Press announced today that they have launched a suite of responsive WordPress themes. These themes have been updated to adapt to the screen sizes of iPhones, iPads and other mobile devices. Graph Paper Press now has six responsive themes available:

The Mixfolio theme is actually free, so anyone can sign up and download it. It features a cool mix and shuffle for posts on the homepage in the recent work section without leaving the page, as well as post formats support and an options panel.

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Free Easy Docs WordPress Theme Makes Documentation Beautiful

Let’s face it – documentation can be a huge pain to write and organize. There aren’t a lot of tools out there for people who have the task of documenting their themes, plugins, products and other pieces of software. That’s why I wanted to let you know about Easy Docs. It’s a free theme from Shaken & Stirred WordPress themes, created specifically for writing documentation.

This theme has a very simple structure, featuring:

A page for documentation with a simple way to navigate between sections
A basic page template for simple pages like a Changelog

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Integrate Google+ Pages and WordPress with our Free Google+ Plugin

Yesterday came the launch of Google+ Pages, and I showed you how to integrate Google+ with your WordPress installation. Of course, it being Google you had to add some code to your theme file to get it up and running correctly. This means that if you change your theme your code will disappear and Google will stop tracking your +1s.
What if you had a plugin that you could drop your code snippet into rather than having to fiddle around in your theme files?
And what If that plugin was able to add a Google +1 badge to your website?

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8 Free Twenty Eleven Child Themes

It’s been a few months now since Twenty Eleven launched with the release of WordPress 3.2. As child themes are all the rage these days, I thought I’d take a look around the net and see what free Twenty Eleven Child Themes are on offer. There’s surprisingly few! I had planned to write about 20 Twenty Eleven Child Themes, then dropped to 10 Twenty Eleven Child Themes, but I’ve only managed to find eight to share with you. Methinks I sense a gap in the market.
Paper
Demo | Download
Silver

Demo | Download
Hum

Demo | Download
NomNom

Download
Colors

Download
Blue Splatter

Download
Twenty Eleven with Sidebar in Posts

Demo | Download

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Revolutionize WordPress Galleries with the Free Photonic Plugin

Images and galleries are a vital part of WordPress blogging. If you’ve used the native WordPress galleries then you may have run into some limitations from time to time when trying to change how your images are displayed.

I’d like to introduce you to the Photonic Flickr+Picasa+500px Gallery plugin. It’s a long name for a plugin that delivers heaps more functionality to the native WordPress galleries as well as the ability to pull in photos from 3rd parties.

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11 Free Add-ons for the Gravity Forms Plugin

The ever-popular Gravity Forms plugin is on a roll with version 1.6 in beta and due out any day, loaded with improvements upon 1.5. If you haven’t heard of Gravity Forms, then you need to check it out right now. The WordPress community absolutely loves this plugin due to how easy it makes building and publishing WordPress forms. If you’re already using Gravity Forms, check out some of the free add-ons available in the plugin repository for extending it even further.

Gravity Forms Directory & Addons

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Pink Touch 2: A Free WordPress Theme with 9 Beautiful Post Formats

If you like blogging with post formats, then you’re really going to love the latest theme to hit the WordPress Theme Directory. Pink Touch 2 comes to you from WordPress.com, as the team at automattic has now released it for use on self-hosted WordPress sites.

This theme includes support for nine post formats, including standard, quote, aside, image, gallery, chat, audio, link, and video.

Personalize the theme with your own header image, background, three widget areas and custom menu.

You can download Pink Touch 2 for free from the WordPress Theme Directory or install it directly through your dashboard.

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5 Free Essential Plugins For Your First WordPress Blog

It can be rather overwhelming when you are first introduced to WordPress. Although the user interface is highly intuitive, the sheer power of the system and number of options is enough to initially confuse even the savviest of bloggers. Beyond the user’s initial experience with the user interface, the first potential stumbling block is plugins.

5 Free Essential Plugins For Your WordPress Blog

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thetalkingfowl: A Free Minimalist HTML5 WordPress Theme

Once in awhile the WordPress Theme Directory surprises you with a decent theme that you might actually consider using on your website. thetalkingfowl is a new one that caught my attention today.

It’s a minimalist theme that integrates the HTML5 Boilerplate and the 960 grid CSS framework. The theme incorporates built-in Flickr and Twitter feeds without the use of plugins.

The post templates include only the bare minimum, which gives a strong focus on content.

Features include:

Custom pull-down tab menu
Timeline post page
Translation-ready
Theme options menu
Plugin-free Twitter and Flickr feed

Check out a live demo of thetalkingfowl, which is also in use on the theme’s homepage.

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