Free WordPress Themes: The Ultimate Guide

There are so many free WordPress themes out there it can put your head in a tail spin. So in an effort to help you sift through the good and the – let’s face it – crap, we’ve put together this ultimate guide to free WordPress themes.

This post is your one-stop, all-you-can-eat resource for information about free WordPress Themes.

There’s an overwhelming number of free themes available – just search Google. It’s easy enough to just download the first free theme that catches your eye. And why wouldn’t you? They’re free!

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What Makes You Love or Loathe a WordPress Theme?

We enjoyed the results of the blog survey (congrats to the winner by the way, you know who you are!) so much that we figured we’d try to get your feedback again… and give away another annual WPMU DEV account (worth $588) to one lucky respondent :)

And to make things even better, this survey is less than half as long and concerns one thing and one thing only… themes.

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Do Naked WordPress And Web Apps Mean The End For Mobile Themes?

The dominance of theme-driven delivery of WordPress content to readers has been virtually unchallenged over the last ten years.

But Atlantic Media’s Quartz has shown that web apps can not only match but surpass themes in providing a great end-user experience.

In this article, we’ll consider the advantages of delivering WordPress content via a web app, look at how to deliver your site using a web app with a proof-of-concept and ponder whether the days of the traditional WordPress theme are numbered.

Web apps offer plenty of advantages when delivering WordPress content to mobile users

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How to Show WordPress Widgets Only to Logged In Users

Ever need to show a WordPress widget only to logged in users? Or maybe you have the opposite need: you want to show a widget only to users who are NOT logged in.

In this post, we’ll go over how to do both.

Using Widget Logic
Widget Logic is a very popular plugin that will help us accomplish our goal. While Widget Logic can help you do much more than hide or show a widget to logged in/logged out users, we’re going to focus this post on that particular task.

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8 Tactics To Maximise The Success Of Your WordPress Project

Did you include a new WordPress project in your New Year’s Resolutions?

Building a WordPress site, like any other digital project, can be a traumatic experience. But the problems are usually self-inflicted: unrealistic expectations, over-optimistic deadlines and excessively elaborate requirements list.

Here’s 8 tactics to maximise the chances of your next WordPress project running to schedule, to budget and to expectation.

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Help Us Help You – Fill out the WPMU DEV Blog 2014 Survey

It’s a new year – and a new opportunity for us at WPMU DEV to bring you awesome WordPress news, tutorials, resources and reviews.

So, please take a moment to fill out the WPMU DEV survey below. You can complete it in less than two minutes, honest (although you are welcome to spend longer and give us better answers!).

Help us to provide you with the best in WP in 2014, and to sweeten the deal we’ll be giving away an annual WPMU DEV membership worth $588 to one lucky respondent. Good luck!

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How to Show Different Menus to Different WordPress Users

There are all sorts of reasons for wanting to show certain menus to some users but not others.

As many visitors to WPMU DEV often build or run sites for clients, let’s take a simple client example.

Let’s say you have a client that needs things to be as easy as possible. This client accesses the site by going to the homepage first. They can easily get to the admin area from there, but what if they aren’t logged in? On many sites, there is no easy link to the login page.

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WordPress Safety Officers? Are You Kidding Me?

At a work Christmas party a couple of years ago, before I joined WPMU DEV, I was at the bar ordering a drink when a guy sidled up to me and whispered into my ear, “Let’s get out of here.”

After wiping his spit from my ear, I flashed my wedding ring and replied, “Sorry, I’m taken,” before grabbing my beer and turning to walk away. But he cut me off and with a grin said, “Oh, come on. That shouldn’t stop you.” And then he grabbed my arm.

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