Themes

At A Glance: The Genesis Theme Framework is built on a simple vanilla blog-type parent theme, and can be extended with the use of child themes. Each child theme comes with its own home file, that makes extending the parent theme very easy. License: Genesis like all the other themes (more…)

Twitter, Facebook, WordPress.org. What do all these sites have in common? They are all successful and have pretty decent designs to boot. It’s no wonder that they are used as inspiration but what happens when inspiration goes to far and you can’t tell the difference between the inspired theme, and (more…)

I just finished reading this great collection of interviews with WordPress commercial theme developers on Designm.ag. A couple things worth noting regarding the interviews. The majority of them say that competition is fierce and that getting in the market now will be very difficult. That might be true, but don’t (more…)

At A Glance: Builder is a revolutionary new theme developed and released by iThemes. I had the privilege of being a beta tester of the first version and in this review, I’ll be using the latest release version 2.0.2. License: The theme is licensed under the GPL as is all (more…)

At A Glance: This theme is compatible with WordPress 2.8.6 and was released by Kevin Muldoon of BloggingTips.com. This theme has two columns, one for content and one for the sidebar with the option of splitting the sidebar into two narrow columns. License: The Personal WordPress theme is licensed under (more…)

There is a new framework in town, this one is called BuddyMattic. Developed by Ron Rennick with help from Daisy Olsen, BuddyMattic is a theme framework based on Thematic that can be used on WordPress, WordPress MU, and BuddyPress. The unique feature of this theme is that BuddyPress functionality is (more…)

Last week, thanks to the help of BHavesh, I was able to offer readers of WPTavern a pretty cool deal. Five PremiumThemes.net club memberships. The only thing you had to do was tell me how you would use WPTavern.com if it were in your hands. The post received a number (more…)

I recently had the chance to send some questions over Darren’s way regarding the newest theme released by Pro Theme Design called TheLocal. This theme is aimed at the HyperLocal news market and contains specific items such as the weather, date and time, and an awesome front page that is (more…)

In the market for some new themes? If so, you can easily put yourself in the running to obtain a PremiumThemes.net club membership. PremiumThemes.net is a commercial GPL theme club which provides great support and designs all under one up front package price. I’ve worked with Bhavesh to obtain five (more…)

When I was on vacation, I took notice of a particular tweet by Ian Stewart regarding a blog post that contained an interview with six of the mainstream WordPress theme developers. Each person had to answer the same question. The entire post is filled with great information but of course, (more…)

The GPL dominoes continue to fall as PremiumThemes.net has announced that beginning October 1st, all themes available on the site would be sold under the GPL. R.Bhavesh who operates the site had this to say regarding the switch: While I personally don’t agree with some of the aspects of GPL (more…)

As was announced on Twitter by quite a few people, the WordPress theme repository has now transitioned to hosting over 1,000 themes. The 1,000th theme to be added to the repository is called page-tiny. It was designed for simplicity but unfortunately, the screenshot of the theme is a 404. However, (more…)