Themes

Community member Dan Cole started a conversation the other day asking if it was time that theme authors got together to standardize the names of theme hooks. More and more themes are putting hooks in their themes, but when they do this they use their own naming convention. Theme developers (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…)

With the release of BuddyPress 1.0, BuddyDress.com 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 SemperfiWebdesign.com. Hopefully if you’re reading this, you’re already familiar with the wordpress.org 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 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…)

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…)