We spend a lot of time improving our websites, optimizing them for speed and creating quality content, but not enough attention is placed on site accessibility. Have you ever wondered how easy it is for people with disabilities to access your site and then navigate around it?
There are tons of free themes in the WordPress Theme Repository, but searching for the perfect one can be a hit or miss experience. This collection of fabulous themes features are clean, lightweight designs, all with a minimal file size.
One page WordPress themes have made a real impression in the past few years. As their name suggests, these sites offer all of a site’s content on a single page. Navigation at the top of the site tends to trigger a scrolling effect that takes the visitor down to the clicked section.
Video can play a special part in evoking emotion and brand awareness for your business, work and WordPress site. Sadly, most themes don’t allow you to feature videos prominently.
That’s where these themes come in. They place your videos, films and candid vlogs up front and center – surrounded by a sumptuous design, too!
With this diverse list, you’re sure to find a perfect theme for personal or even professional use. They’re responsive for easy viewing across all devices, have clean and simple theme options to cut down on overwhelm, and best of all – they’re free!
People set up websites for any number of reasons. They want to promote their latest products. They want to share anecdotes from their lives. Or, they want to share photography taken around their local neighborhood. Blog posts on these kinds of sites tend to be brief and to-the-point.
But what about those cases where lengthier posts are required? What if you want to showcase a hard-hitting piece of journalism? What if you want to share your novel? If you have a lot of content to display, the standard blogging format—and its associated WordPress themes—leaves a lot to be desired.
The WordPress Themes Repository is chock-full of all kinds of themes, but sorting through them can be a time-consuming task.
Fortunately, we’ve done all the hard work for you.
This round-up of some of the newest, free themes includes options that are lightweight enough to ensure your site runs quickly, while also minimal with features. After all, added extra functionality using plugins is WordPress best practice.
Sometimes it just easier to work with a theme that has loads of custom options for making a website look exactly how you want it, especially if you have clients who aren’t tech-savvy.
It’s just as important to have many styling options as it is to have the option of viewing your site from any device. That’s where these themes come in.
The themes below have tons of theme customizations (sometimes even hundreds!), and they are fully responsive, too. You won’t have to worry about messy looking settings pages either. If these themes had artificial intelligence, they wouldn’t even know the meaning of “messy.”
A look at the 20 best premium WordPress photography themes for building your online photography portfolio in style.
Browse the themes in this collection to choose the right template for your photography website and get your photos online.
Whether you’re just getting started with WordPress or you’re looking to try something new, setting up your site with a new theme can make all the difference.
And while the very best themes come from premium developers, you might not always want to shell out the bucks to try one on for size.
There are plenty of really great free themes available in the WordPress directory, don’t get me wrong. But it’s undoubtedly a mixed bag and unless you know what you’re looking for, you could wind up with a subpar theme at best.
I have to confess: I hate Twenty Fourteen. While I certainly appreciate the work that went into making it, I've disliked the visual direction from the first time I saw it. It reminds me of old, overly-busy myspace pages - it's all a visual distraction to me. Since I love WordPress I tried getting comfortable with it but I never quite succeeded.
At the time I pulled my punches, but now it's time to review Twenty Fifteen and I decided I would not hold back. I grabbed WordPress 4.1 Beta 1, rolled up my sleeves and prepared to unleash my pent up aggression on the Twenty Fifteen development team.