Themes

Rams: A Free WordPress Blogging Theme With Zero Fluff

Rams is a new release from WordPress theme developer Anders Norén. The theme is aptly named for Dieter Rams, a German industrial designer who is well known for his innovative, unobtrusive, and timeless product design. Rams is a minimalist blogging theme that bears Noren’s trademark simplicity. Norén said that he (more…)

Saga: A Free WordPress Theme for Writers from Theme Hybrid

When Theme Hybrid launched its Stargazer theme, the idea of a design-specific parent theme that would provide limitations landed in stark contrast to the super generic, all-encompassing themes that permeate the market. You’ve probably seen themes marketed as “the last WordPress theme you’ll ever need.” They kinds of themes purport (more…)

Firmness: A Bright and Flexible WordPress Business Theme

While many WordPress theme designers are exploring the stark landscape of minimalist design, the folks at VPThemes have embraced color and animation with their latest free business theme. Firmness is a bright sunflower in a field of trendy white and grey themes, featuring yellow accents and bold typography. The theme’s (more…)

Radcliffe: A Free Image-Heavy WordPress Theme for Writers

Designer and developer Anders Norén has been making a name for himself with his beautifully minimalist WordPress themes. Norén strives for simplicity on the page and in his code, and his five free themes collectively have nearly 130,000 downloads on WordPress.org. Radcliffe is the newest of his creations, designed specifically (more…)

Helpful Tips for Documenting WordPress Themes

When you have a question about a WordPress theme, where do you look for more information? Theme developers make use of a myriad of documentation methods, from bundling docs to linking to external resources. If you’ve already created a theme and taken the time to document it, then your next (more…)

WordPress Developers Organize Community Initiative to Standardize Custom Post Types, Taxonomies, and Metadata

A WordPress community initiative is underway to standardize content types used by plugin developers. Justin Tadlock is spearheading an initiative to create WordPress community-curated standards for common post types, taxonomies, and metadata. WordPress developers are invited to join the discussion taking place in the Content Type Standards repo on Github (more…)