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WordPress Theme Releases for 1 / 21

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Three Column Themes Blue Lily Blue Lily is a three column theme which is quite simple and attractive, the main background is a striking blue with green color for the header. The navigation menu is right on the top of the page making it easily visible. Content area is big enough and has a gray background. There are two sidebars which you can use to show off additional information. Widget Ready: Yes Compatibility: There were no issues that I saw with this theme on Firefox 2+, IE6, IE7, Flock. Validations: Valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional | Invalid CSS with 1 error Demo | Release Page | Download Blue Dream Blue Dream is a three column theme with a graphical header and rounded navigational menu on the top of the page. The theme comes built in with RSS icons on top of the page to make it easier to subscribe to feeds. […]

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WordPress Plugins and Theme Releases for 1/17

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Theme Releases Two Column Themes GreenTech GreenTech is a two column theme with pleasant colors. It makes use of a mix of brown and green colors. The background is creme in color. There are plenty of advertisement options available in this theme. Author comments on the blog are styled differently than the other comments. Overall a good looking theme. Widget Ready: Yes Compatibility: There were no issues that I saw with this theme on Firefox 2+, IE6, IE7, Flock. The header section appears broken in Opera. Validations: Invalid XHTML 1.0 Transitional with 29 errors | Invalid CSS with 1 error Demo | Release Page | Download Three Column Themes My Starcraft 2 My Starcraft 2 is a theme based on Starcraft 2. The theme uses dark and vibrant colors with a mix of black and gray. The links are orange color making it more visible on the darker background. Overall […]

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WordPress Theme Releases for 1/14

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One Column Themes DePo Skinny A very simple one column theme with easy integration for your Flickr pictures at the top of the page. It is a real bare bone theme and is only 500 pixels wide. Though DePo Skinny does not have a sidebar it makes it up in the footer with a bottom sidebar to display additional information. Being a one column theme main advertisement options are within the post itself. Widget Ready: No Sidebar Options Compatibility: There were no issues that I saw with this theme on Firefox 2+, IE6, IE7, Flock and Opera browsers. Validations: Invalid XHTML 1.0 Transitional with 30 errors | Valid CSS Demo | Download Two Column Themes Twister 2.0 Twister 2.0 is made up of dark colors with a mix of gray and black with on a grayish background. The links are white in color and easy to spot with the darkish […]

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Advanced WordPress Help Sheet

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The Advanced WordPress Help Sheet: Michael has put together another PDF Help sheet for WordPress, this time with advanced tips and tricks to use various WordPress functions within your theme. This includes various code snippets from Styling Different Categories to Dynamic Page Titles. He says that this is the first of a few others that he will be putting together and is up for suggestions and ideas. Also check out Michael’s other WordPress Help Sheet from the past. Via Email.

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9 WordPress Admin Themes

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9 WordPress admin themes: There aren’t a lot of developers and designers working on admin themes for WordPress and I was really pleasantly surprised to find this list on welovewp.com. This posts lists nine themes for the administration back end of WordPress. Some of them I had seen before such as Tiger and Spotmilk, but there were a few that were new to me. Josh (I am assuming that Josh wrote the above post, this is why an about page is so important and posts should list authors) has included thumbnails and small reviews for each of them. WP Tiger Spotmilk JS Spotmilk Planet X7 afd WordPress2 WordPress NiceAdmin WordTunes2 Shuttle Digg Barunio Unfortunately, two of the admin themes, Digg and WordTunes2 are MIA but I did manage to dig up one more that should be mentioned. If I missed a couple, please leave a comment and I will add […]

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WordPress Theme Generator

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WordPress Theme Generator: There used to be some very good ones out there but they seem to have dropped out of favor. This new one offers such conveniences as instant previews, lots of layout, color and gradient settings, custom header graphics and download of individual files as well as a neatly packaged zip. This could be a good starting point for WordPress bloggers who want to play around with colors and layout and do not want to muddy their hands with code. I like the instant gratification and appreciate Yvo’s hard work.

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On Sponsored Themes

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Thanks to posts here on WLTC and around the blogosphere, the topic of “sponsored themes” is at the top of everyone’s minds. I thought this would be a good time to share my thoughts on the ramifications of sponsored themes, and what it means for our community. For those who are new to the topic, in the past yew years a market has developed around advertisers that pay money to websites to have plain-text links back to their properties so they can rank better in search engines like Google for the text in those links. At some point the people gaming Google realized instead of buying links from dozens of individual sites, they could pay theme authors to bundle their links with their download and get hundreds or thousands of sites with their link for a small fraction of the cost. This is politely referred to as “theme sponsorship.” Sometimes […]

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Two or Three Columns?

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I read this question in a comment and though I had an answer from my own personal preference, I think it would be really helpful for others to make this decision and consequently for theme developers to get a good feel for where and what they should concentrate on if there were some discussion on it. I personally prefer one column themes with a minimal second column. Most information that is put on my sidebar(s) is extraneous and could be placed elsewhere. I have also found that some of that information deters from the original content of the blog. The landing page concept is nice for search engine traffic where extra links and information on the content might help you draw in the user to explore some more. However, the face of the blog is cleaner and chock full of good stuff to read with lesser distractions. That being said, […]

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For Theme Authors

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My primary responsibility out here at Weblog Tools Collection is to keep a close eye on WordPress plugin and theme releases. One of the places I check regularly for theme releases is the WordPress Theme Viewer. I also keep track of updates via Google Alerts and more importantly our News section. I’ve lost track of the number of themes that I have downloaded, read about and previewed. While doing this, I have observed several different methods of promotion and distribution of themes by their authors; some highly effective and some so bad that I have had no option but to ignore the release. This WordPress Codex page has an indepth explanation on starting off with themes for public release to promoting them and is a recommended read. In this post I hope to address a few points that every theme author should consider when releasing a public theme. The Theme […]

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