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…)

With the release of BuddyPress 1.0, has released an updated version of their FaceBuddy theme which strangely enough, looks just like Facebook. This theme is very CSS dependent meaning little to no images. One nice thing about this particular theme is that BuddyDress provides the PSD file to customize (more…)

This is a guest blog post written by Michael Torbert, owner of Hopefully if you’re reading this, you’re already familiar with the support forums. However, sometimes you may have a dire need for one-on-one support with the actual developer or designer of a plugin or theme. When asking (more…)

This is a guest post by community member Katemag Check out her work on 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…) 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…)

Darren Hoyt who is the creator of the Mimbo Pro theme recently gave his personal site a refresh. The new look is in a word, beautiful. Everything from the colors used to the spacing to the typography looks spot on. I’m digging the slight transparency which I’ve seen few designs (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…)

Theme Frameworks. Those two words have buzzed around the WordPress community since the beginning of this year. Every time I turn around, someone else is developing their own theme framework. But, if you side with Dion Hulse’s line of thinking where any theme can be classified as a theme framework (more…)

A few days ago, I reported on a piece published by Andy Peatling regarding why BuddyPress themes were future proof and how the themes provided functions where you could perform most backend tasks on the frontend. This perked my interests because I’d love to see the same thing implemented on (more…)

Checking out the WPTavern Twitter stream early this morning, I noticed this tweet from Matt: This could be interesting for WP themes: They should add finished product to theme directory. Taking a look into the Gorilla Project, looks like they will be producing open-source ‘Premium‘ WordPress themes. The Gorilla (more…)