Themes

10 New Free WordPress Themes From May 2014

May was an excellent month for free WordPress themes landing in the official Themes Directory. Several dozen were approved and added to the directory last week in one sweep. We’ve hand-picked some of the best themes released in the month of May, all of which have undergone the rigorous review (more…)

Tracks: A Free Bold WordPress Theme for Personal Blogs

Tracks is a new free theme in the WordPress Themes Directory with a unique design that utilizes panoramic featured images. The homepage displays recent posts and a short excerpt for each, with big, bold images alternating down the page. If you’re looking for a simple theme with very few options (more…)

TeslaThemes Birthday Featured Image

When I discovered TeslaThemes last year, their unique looking designs really impressed me. Since so many other theme shops have tried the theme club model and failed, I didn’t have much hope for them. However, the company is celebrating their first year of being in business. The theme club model (more…)

Tammie Lister Presented At BuddyCamp Miami

At BuddyCamp Miami 2014, I learned about BuddyPress and what it’s capable of. During the first session, I learned you don’t have to worry about BuddyPress themes anymore since 1.7 introduced theme compatibility. This means that BuddyPress sites no longer require a BuddyPress-specific theme. Later in the day, there was (more…)

Save Time Building WordPress Customizer Controls

Adding controls to WordPress’ theme customizer can be somewhat tedious and there are many tutorials dedicated to creating your own controls. WordPress Theme Customizer Custom Controls is a project on Github that provides a collection of ready-made controls that you can drop right into your theme. This set of extra (more…)

The Mina Olen Free WordPress Theme Experiment

Sami Keijonen, founder of Foxnet Themes, is not happy with his theme sales, which total $1400 since early 2013. His Kultalusikka theme is the sales leader, with just 15 purchases. Keijonen has one theme for sale on WordPress.com, which was added in March of this year and has so far (more…)