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.

Free WordPress Drag and Drop Themes to Make Life a Little Easier

There are many more non-coders out there using WordPress than coders. For us non-coders, we often think, “Why isn’t arranging elements in my theme easier? Why can’t I just drag stuff and drop it where I want?”

Well, with a number of the more sophisticated premium themes these days you can. But there are also a few free themes out there that let you do the same thing.

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10 Fugly WordPress Themes You Will Never Want To Use

The WordPress community is filled with talented designers and developers who create stunning themes. Theme stores are popping up all over the place selling impressive designs.

But for every beautiful theme there is a truly fugly one waiting for some poor unsuspecting soul to download and activate it on their WordPress site.

I scoured the internet to put together this collection of some of the worst WordPress themes. There are some real shockers out there, but it just goes to show how far web design has come since WordPress was conceived and how high expectations are now for theme creators.

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25 Stunning Parallax WordPress Themes to Inspire You

Parallax scrolling is hot right now. First popularized by Nike, the number of site’s featuring the dynamic technique has exploded.

The parallax effect, or parallax scrolling, in web design features layered images that move at different speeds, creating the illusion of depth as you scroll down the page, kind of like a faux-3D effect. Usually the background moves slower than the foreground. The technique uses scrolling to reveal new content and works similar to one-page sites where all the content is on a single page.

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30 Premium Yet Absolutely Free Clean and Minimalist WordPress Themes

Complexity in design isn’t everyone’s cup of tea and often – and as the old adage goes – less is more.

If you’re like me and clean lines make me go weak at the knees, you appreciate stripped back, clean themes that allow your content to shine, without all the unnecessary clutter.

I’ve done the hard work for you and handpicked a bunch of beautiful, minimalist themes that are absolutely free. What’s not to love?

If you decide to use one of these themes, don’t forget to give the designer kudos for all their hard work!

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The Naked WordPress Theme: A Crash Course For Designers

Here’s the scenario: You’re brand new to WordPress and you’ve been asked by your client to use it for their new website. You’ve created a beautiful design but have very limited time to learn about how to theme WordPress. You look to the codex but it has more information than you need and it’s difficult to piece it all together.

When you browse the code in the default WordPress theme, you have no idea what any of it does and you are running out of time. You need a crash course in the worst way. You need the Naked WordPress Theme.

"The solution for designers who don't know WordPress"

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120 Free WordPress Themes from Premium Theme Developers

Everyone familiar with WordPress knows the tactic of giving away free themes in order to build a name or attract customers to your paid offerings.

It’s pretty much a win-win for everyone. If you’re happy with the free theme, then carry on with it. It you want more functionality (or support in many case), then you’ll need to upgrade to a paid option.

At the very least, free themes let you check out a designer’s work from the inside with zero pressure involved. And so all in all, free themes from professional theme developers are a good thing.

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Leading Premium WordPress Theme Providers Compared

A major reason behind the popularity of WordPress is the easy availability of various readymade themes to help you give your website or blog a unique look. In fact, a search for “wordpress themes” on Google returns over 154,000,000 results.

However, searching for WordPress themes on Google is not the best solution, and this is where premium theme providers come into play. In this article, I shall be taking a closer look at some of the leading premium theme makers for WordPress. 

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20 Awesome WordPress Themes For Charities, Churches, and Non-Profits

Charities, religious organizations, and non-profits have their own sets of needs in a website. Some of those needs are similar to the needs of any organization, but some are more unique.

In this article, we shall be taking a look at some of the best free and premium WordPress themes specifically meant for charity groups, churches, and other non-profit organizations. Along the way, we’ll outline some of those special needs these organizations have, and give you a rundown on how each theme stacks up to those needs.

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7 Free, Modern Starter Frameworks for WordPress Designers

There are several ways how designers approach the process of creating custom WordPress-based websites and WordPress themes:

one can start from scratch, writing the entire code “by hand”. This is the most time-consuming and, to the best of our knowledge, relatively rarely used method,
one can take a ready-made WordPress theme (either free or premium) and tweak it until the desired result is reached,
or one can use what is called a theme framework to save a significant amount of time which would otherwise be spent on writing and testing the same code base over again.

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