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.

Build an App With WordPress – The compulsory todo list

Matt Mullenweg’s State Of The Word was very insightful into what was to come of WordPress in 2012. One thing he mentioned would be big, is be WordPress powering apps.

With that in mind, there aren’t many posts around that teach you how to make an app. I thought I’d start with the compulsory “How to make a to-do list app using WordPress!” It even works across all platforms- that’s right. Mobile, Tablet and Desktop!


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Free MarketPress Theme And Floating Shopping Cart Extension

MarketPressThemes.com is a WordPress theme shop centered around MarketPress, one of our most popular plugins at WPMU DEV. If you’re a big fan of MarketPress, then this is a store you’ll want to bookmark. MarketPress Themes offers professionally developed themes for online stores, as well as a number of excellent free plugins for the community.
FlexMarket: A Free MarketPress Theme


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Sneak Peek At The New Twenty Thirteen WordPress Theme

The first draft of the new Twenty Thirteen WordPress theme was made public this week. Mark Jaquith introduced the new theme on make.wordpress.org. The goals for the Twenty Thirteen theme are to provide a focus on blogging as well as great support for post formats.

Here’s a quick peek at what the design team has been up to:

Check out a live demo.


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What You Need to Know Before Buying a WordPress Theme

Free is great, right? Who doesn’t like free stuff?

But when it comes to free WordPress themes, ‘free’ doesn’t always equal ‘great’. In fact, sometimes free sucks.

Why? Because sometimes you need more than most free themes can deliver. You need complex functionality, kick-ass design, and rock-solid support.

This is where premium themes come in to play.

There are various free and paid WordPress themes out there, each meant for a specific purpose. In this article, I shall be discussing six points that you should keep in mind when choosing a premium WordPress theme. 

1. The Seller

Buying WordPress Themes: Points You Should Consider

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Build Beautiful WordPress Sites With Zurb’s Responsive Foundation Framework

Living mostly in the shadow of Twitter Bootstrap is a powerful CSS framework that is just now making its way into WordPress themes. Billed as “freakishly advanced”, with support for literally any grid size from mobile phone to TV, this is one framework that can no longer be overlooked. Today we’re going to explore Foundation, the MIT-licensed front-end framework created by ZURB, Inc.


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20 Fantastic WordPress Footer Designs

Let’s face it – even though they often contain vital information, footers generally don’t get much respect.

Unless someone is looking for information that might typically be found in the footer area, many people won’t give footers a second look. To readers, typically footers mean “the end,” “time to move on,” “that’s enough,” “how do I get out of here?”

But if you have a footer that surprises in some way, something that offers a little more, something that pops out at the visitor, then you just may catch their attention enough to engage them a little more.


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How to Customize Responsive WordPress Themes – Part 4: Media Queries

In this 4th part of the series on “How to Customize Responsive WordPress Themes”, we’re going to take a closer look at media queries, and see how they work their magic in responsive WordPress themes. And don’t worry; it’s really not as complicated as you might think. On the contrary, as powerful and flexible as media queries may be, they’re actually very simple.

Responsive WordPress Themes - How Media Queries Work

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Site5 Releases Two Free Responsive WordPress Themes: Veecard and Shortnotes

Who doesn’t love free WordPress themes? Site5 has just released TWO free WordPress themes at once. The folks at Site5 hosting have a special place in their hearts for WordPress and have created a growing collection of beautiful free themes.
Shortnotes: A Free Tumblog Style WordPerss Theme

Shortnotes is a simple and free responsive WordPress theme built for microblogging. The theme features support for post formats and built-in pagination. It’s also localization ready.

Check out a live demo of the theme and read more about Shortnotes on its project page at Site5.
Veecard: A Responsive vCard Website Theme


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