Themes

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…)

It’s been awhile since I’ve published a list of interesting threads in the forum but before I break that streak, let me share some statistics. Threads: 1,065, Posts: 9,773, Members: 505, Active Members: 150 Most users ever online was 103, 10-12-2009 at 03:32 PM. The forum launched at the end (more…)

For those using BuddyPress and having a hard time coming across decent free themes for the project you’re in luck. A new site has launched called FreebpThemes.com which so far contains six different themes for BuddyPress. Out of the choices provided, Avenue K9 looks to be my favorite from a (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…)

This episode of WordPress Weekly marks David Peralty’s last episode as co-host of the show. He is moving on to other endeavors in his life and I wish him the best of luck. As for what we talked about during the show, plenty of stuff revolving around themes. You’ll want (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…)

Small Potato recently announced on his personal blog yesterday that he was coming back to design WordPress themes. Not only that, but he stated he was going to compete with the commercial theme authors. A bold move by Small Potato but if anyone could do it, he could. Coming back (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…)

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…)

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…)