Themes

22 Beautiful Free WordPress Themes From 2013

2013 was an excellent year for finding beautiful themes in the official WordPress Themes Directory. The Theme Review Team has been breaking all kinds of records lately, averaging more than 80 new themes approved per month, according to Chip Bennett. With so many themes available, it can be difficult to (more…)

Osirt, a malware security company is reporting that the WordPress theme OptimizePress contains a significant security vulnerability. According to the security bulletin published a few days ago, the problem lies within the Media-upload.php file. When a browser loads this file within the theme, the media upload screen appears. From here, (more…)

Stargazer Theme By Justin Tadlock

Justin Tadlock, creator of Theme Hybrid, released his new Stargazer parent theme to the public today. Stargazer is what Tadlock calls a “design-specific parent theme.” It’s based on the latest, not-yet-released version 2.0 of the Hybrid Core framework. Like many other WordPress parent themes, Stargazer houses all the functionality and (more…)

Flounder: A Free WordPress Theme with Colorful Post Formats

Let me introduce you to Flounder, a beautiful new blogging theme that landed in the WordPress Theme Directory this week. Created through the collaborative efforts of WordPress UI/UX designers Mel Choyce and Kelly Dwan, Flounder is a fully responsive theme with a colorful design for post formats. The theme is (more…)

WordPress Twenty Fourteen Theme Is Out in the Wild

Twenty Fourteen is making its debut on WordPress.com today, a full 22 days ahead of the WordPress 3.8 target release date. The theme is now available for free to millions of WordPress.com users. Twenty Fourteen, designed by Takashi Irie, started out as the Further theme. Through contribution from many in (more…)

7 Free WordPress Themes Based on Twenty Thirteen

WordPress 3.8 development is marching forward and we should see a beta very soon. Included in this upcoming release is Twenty Fourteen, a new WordPress default theme. Twenty Fourteen is a magazine / blogging style theme. As it is somewhat niche, there will still be room for Twenty Thirteen and (more…)

Chip Bennett announced on the Make.WordPress.org website that the theme review guidelines have been updated. Specifically, the theme unit tests have been reduced from required, to recommended. This change was inspired by a passionate conversation, started by Lance Willett. In that conversation they debated whether or not guidelines were hard (more…)

Themify has announced that they have discovered and confirmed a vulnerability in their framework. The vulnerability stems from an unsecure file named themify-ajax.php. The fix was released on November 9th, 2012 but the auto upgrade process failed to delete the file. Themify states they have “recently received several reports of (more…)

At the beginning of this year there were just a handful of WordPress themes available for Zurb’s Foundation framework. Most of these were basic starter themes for developers. As we near the end of 2013, Foundation is rapidly becoming more popular with front-end developers and the demand for WordPress themes (more…)