WordPress Themes

Along with Plugins, WordPress Themes is one of our more popular categories. While we often do posts alerting readers to great free themes, we’ll also cover premium themes as well. (No, we don’t chock them full of affiliate links as many do. We don’t do affiliate links.) In addition, we’ll also do posts such as Why You Should Never Search for Free WordPress Themes in Google and Comprehensive Review of 7 of the Most Popular WordPress Premium Theme Frameworks. Some of our “collection posts” include 120 Free Premium WordPress Themes, The 40 Best Free WordPress Magazine Themes, 35 Free Simple & Clean WordPress Themes, and 7 Free Twitter Bootstrap Themes for WordPress.

4 Brand New WordPress Themes Released

It’s that time again. Maybe it’s something in the air or the change of the seasons, but there are some new, cool WordPress themes up for grabs. These four themes offer a little bit of something for everyone, adding to the variety pool of themes to choose from.
GamePress
First up is a WordPress theme that might appeal to gamers. With a sleek and dark design, GamePress has all of the space needed for screenshots and other gaming goodies. What gamer doesn’t like a good, clean design that is reminiscent of blood on dark granite?

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The Yearly Default Themes

Have you checked out the new default theme yet? You know, the one known as Twenty Twelve, that promotes using a static front page and isn’t at all like Twenty Eleven? I have, and I won’t be using it, but you might. One thing I will do however, is dive into its code and see what sort of solutions the theme developers have come up with, what stayed from Twenty Eleven, and what I think is worth adopting. As a developer, default themes are important, and the team that keeps them up to date should get some lovin’ from you, you, you, and of course, you too.

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PageLines: Interview with Andrew Powers

Today I had the opportunity to chat with Andrew Powers about the new version of PageLines.  PageLines has been around for quite a while now and I had worked previously with their theme framework for some clients over a year ago.  I got to take another look at their product while attending WordCamp New York this summer and was very impressed with what they were making available to developers right inside the WordPress admin.  They’ve just announced the latest version and it’s by far the best work they’ve done yet.

Let’s get straight to it, shall we?

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50 Free Bold and Unique WordPress Themes

Let’s face it — many people don’t want bold and unique in their WordPress themes.

It’s like painting the walls in your house to look like loud Hawaiian shirts. You may like it, sure, but then the day comes when you have to sell. The real estate agent just shakes her head. This isn’t going to be easy. Prospect after prospect enters the house, and the first thing out of their mouths is, “What the …???”

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Clean Response: A Free Responsive WordPress Theme for Blogs or Businesses

How about a free business WordPress theme to end the work week? The folks at Themefurnace have just released a beautiful multi-purpose theme for WordPress. It’s called Clean Response and it’s got some built in options that make it versatile for use with magazines, blogs or business websites. Clean Response looks great on all sizes of screens – from large desktops to mobile phone.

The default blog / magazine style homepage showcases featured posts in a responsive flex slider, a unique social media widget displaying your total follower count, and a grid of posts beneath it:

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5 Simple, Yet Professional WordPress Themes From WPMU DEV

WordPress themes are everywhere, but if you’re looking for a slick, elegant, professional “OMG, I can’t believe that’s a WordPress site” theme, you’re lucky if you can find something that even comes close.

Well after a long, looooooong search for a professional WordPress theme, I’ve collected five that I’d like to share with you today. All of these are available in the WPMU DEV “Farms 133 Pack” which I’ll share a link for at the close of this post.

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How to Make a WordPress Squeeze Page for Free

A squeeze page is a landing page on a website that’s typically designed to do one thing – get the visitor’s email address.

Squeeze pages are called squeeze pages because they promise to give the visitor something (a downloadable report, a video, access to more content, etc.) but ONLY IF the visitor gives up their email address first. In effect, you “squeeze” the visitor through that one page. Or, if you like, you “squeeze” their email address out of them.

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The 40 Best Free WordPress Magazine Themes

WordPress has come a long way since its inception. One of the biggest improvements the system as a whole has seen is an improvement in the sophistication of its themes.

A number of years ago the appearance of magazine-style themes was perhaps one of the greatest leaps forward in the WordPress theme world. Most all of those new and nice-looking themes, however, were premium themes. Only later did a few free magazine-style themes make their way onto the market.

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