Themes

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…)

How long have you been a part of the WordPress community? I’ve been using WordPress since about 2006. Back then I was a newbie, and just using it for basic development. I liked how it was easy to hack up and theme to make pretty much any kind of site (more…)

The growing consensus among theme designers is that being listed on the GPL commercial theme page on WordPress.org is useless. Do you fall into that line of thought? I wouldn’t consider being listed there as useless – has the traffic trend from that page decreased over the past few months (more…)

Chris Coyier published a great technique on the Digging Into WordPress site that explains how to create editable regions instead of text areas that are baked into the theme. For instance, ever get a theme with a block that looks like a widget but it’s really just a div container (more…)

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been trying to work with Adii to have him appear on an episode of WordPress Weekly for a live interview. Unfortunately, there are a number of personal things that crept up which prevented him from being on the show. However, I’ve managed to substitute (more…)

Earlier this morning, Brad Potter and I were engaged in a conversation revolving around the aspect that magazine/news type themes are on the rebound. I remember when they were all the rage but along with the news/magazine layouts came an increase in complexity. These types of themes decreased for awhile (more…)