Themes

Matt Cutts, the public figure for the Google Webspam team has switched his site from using the Thesis theme to Genesis. Matt has used Thesis on his blog since April 26, 2009. I tried to figure out a way to get in touch with Matt to find out why he (more…)

In what is the first time I’ve ever seen the issue raised, WP Garage brings up the topic of whether scandalous images sell more WordPress Themes? In the examples Rebecca Markowitz provides within the post, there are a couple of images featuring women covered in different colors of paint while (more…)

Custom post types are one of those things in WordPress that’s been difficult for me to figure out. However, after reviewing the Americanaura theme combined with the AudioTheme framework, I have a better understanding of why custom post types are so cool. Unlike a traditional theme framework, the majority of (more…)

I’ve made it a habit to read WordPress related Press Releases despite how boring most of them are. Occasionally, I’ll come across something that is pretty interesting such as TeslaThemes. TeslaThemes is a brand new theme club with the goal of producing one theme per month. In particular, I thought (more…)

Coen Jacobs developer for WooThemes has used his personal site to vent about commercial themes bundling commercial plugins. There were at least two themes hosted on the ThemeForest marketplace that were bundling commercial WooThemes plugins along with a copy of GravityForms. Those themes have been temporarily hidden from view by (more…)

Brian Krogsgard of Poststat.us has raised an issue that I never considered concerning the demo content displayed within themes on the theme repository. While commercial theme demos do a great job showing off what a theme is capable of doing, for at least some themes on the repository, the demo (more…)

Not long ago, Themeforest announced that theme authors would be able to choose a 100% GPL theme license. However, as a customer, it’s difficult to find where those 100% GPL licensed themes are located on the site. Upon browsing the Themeforest Marketplace, I could not find a category, tag, or (more…)

To celebrate the unique date of 12/12/12, ColorlabsProjects is offering each single pack theme for just $12. When checking out, you’ll need to use the special coupon code to take advantage of the deal. Here are is the list of coupons. STNDLNE12, use this coupon code while purchasing any of (more…)

Whether you’re creating your own Christmas cards or developing a Christmas oriented WordPress theme, there should be something for you in this comprehensive Christmas toolbox put together by Speckyboy.com. Browsing through the toolbox, there are quite a few great looking textures and brushes for use with Photoshop.

WPHub.com is hosting a poll right now that asks, What Has Been The Most Important WP Theme Feature In 2012? Out of the choices listed, I voted for Responsive Design because of the prolific usage of Tablets and smartphones versus the traditional desktop computer. On that note, I think it (more…)

A few days ago, WebDevStudios announced that they acquired the Startbox theme framework. I’ve known WebDevStudios to primarily be a client development oriented business so I thought it was interesting that they have decided to move in the direction of a commercial theme shop. I managed to get Brad to (more…)

Over on the Automattic Theme team blog, Michelle Langston has published a great primer on distributing themes whether they be free or commercially based. Besides the tips offered for distribution, the tutorial also covers a number of things all theme authors should consider doing before releasing there theme into the (more…)