Themes

This is a guest blog post written by Ryan Hellyer, who operates PixoPoint.com. While you’re there, check out his WordPress Template Generator Disclaimer: All of my current distributed software is GPL licensed and I have no intention of releasing or promoting non-GPL software for WordPress in the future. I know (more…)

Since the launch of WordPress Tavern, I’ve been trying to figure out a way to promote/review commercial themes without joining their affiliate program. I think I’ve come up with an answer outside of telling those who want reviews to just purchase display advertising. If you expect me to review your (more…)

John Pratt over on WPHacks.com has published a great guest post explaining the ins and outs of WordPress Theme Template Pages. These pages are what make up a WordPress theme. Although most theme designers end up doing things their own way, it’s a good idea to figure out the basic (more…)

If you’re using a theme that doesn’t have a widgetized sidebar or if you’re thinking of adding more widget spots to your theme, I recommend reading this two part series by Sarah on BloggingTips.com which walks you through how to create a dynamic sidebar. This is great stuff as it (more…)

Sarah who does a great job sharing her WordPress knowledge for BloggingTips.com published a simple guide on how to add theme options to your theme. The guide goes over the code needed, explains what the code does, and provides a good base to start from if you’re planning on adding (more…)

With all of the various theme names these days, it’s getting harder to define what exactly a premium theme is. Andrew Rickmann over at Fun With WordPress tries to give us a better understanding of what premium means now a days as well as providing a valid argument that perhaps (more…)

Over the past few days, I’ve been reporting on the fact that the WPGorilla project were in the midst of a name change. The change took place not only because of a premium theme author with a business centered around a gorilla, but also for SEO, and other reasons. After (more…)

This is a guest post by community member Katemag Check out her work on Pixert.com as well as her personal blog Nineteenlabs Thematic is a free, open-source, highly extensible, search-engine optimize WordPress Theme Framework featuring 13 widget-ready areas, grid-based layout samples and styling for popular plugins. Thematic is an easy (more…)

SitePoint.com known for their in depth articles on trends on the web and in design has published a short and sweet primer on how to create WordPress themes the easy way using Child themes. As in most other articles that discuss the subject of Parent/Child themes, this one uses Thematic (more…)

A few days ago, I reported on something called the Gorilla Project, a project aimed at creating a collaborative effort in creating WordPress themes. In that post, it was brought up in the comments that the name of the project was eerily close to a premium theme company named Gorilla (more…)

Ok, so here is the theoretical scenario. Theoretical because I don’t release or develop themes or plugins. I’m a person who has created a plugin which modifies an integral part of a WordPress theme. End users end up contacting me to perform custom work with regards to implementing my plugin (more…)

Community member Kim Parsell sent me a notification the other day containing a series of messages exchanged on Twitter between Matt Mullenweg, Chris Pearson, and Brian Clark. I’m not sure how the conversation was initiated considering the post/comment that was linked to was created back at the end of March. (more…)