WordPress Themes Suck at Accessibility: It's Time to Fix It

Earlier this month WordPress developer Morten Rand-Hendriksen released Simone, a free theme based on Underscores. Like many themes, Simone is responsive, wired for translation, utilizes the customizer, and includes editor styles. One feature, however, sets Simone apart – a heavy emphasis on accessibility. Rand-Hendriksen believes that the accessibility-ready tag should (more…)

Eighties: A Bold Free WordPress Theme Focused on Content

WordPress themes are getting simpler and bolder this year. Bloggers are gravitating toward designs that feature large typography and scaled back post meta in order to allow the visitor to focus on the main content. To compliment this design style, many theme developers are opting to keep the peripherals (widgets, (more…)

PressWork to Relaunch Under New Ownership

PressWork made a big splash in the WordPress theme world when it launched its free HTML5/CSS3 framework in the summer of 2011. The theme boasted a unique drag and drop front-end editor which allowed users to customize their sites without having to touch any code. Brendan Sera-Shriar and Chris Bavota (more…)

Editor: A Beautiful Free WordPress Theme for Writers

Array, the WordPress theme shop formerly known as Okay Themes, has branched out into with the release of Editor, a beautiful new blogging theme. Editor is stamped with Array’s trademark simplicity and bold style. It was designed to have images, videos, and text scale down nicely for reading on (more…)

So Simple: A Free Minimalist WordPress Theme from Press75

Last week the big news in the world of WordPress themes was Westwerk’s acquisition of Press75, one of the oldest theme shops originally founded by Jason Schuller in 2008. The folks at Westwerk began implementing changes immediately and announced new pricing options the same day the shop’s new owner was (more…)

Press75 Acquired by Westwerk for Undisclosed Amount

Press75, established by Jason Schuller in 2008, is one of the longest running successful WordPress theme shops. Schuller carved out his own niche creating video-centric WordPress themes and created a strong, well-respected brand. He gradually became more involved with creating Dropplets, an alternative publishing platform, and experimenting with Leeflets, and (more…)

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…)