WordPress Themes posts
Whether you design WordPress themes or just use them, you’ve got to stay on top of what’s happening in the world of WP theme creation.
Every few months we round up some of the best new themes, both free and premium, from some of the best theme designers out there. There are great features in both kinds of themes, with free themes offering ever-more premium-like features.
Regardless of what you do with WP themes, whether you just use them on your sites or...
A lot of us can never get enough WordPress themes.
It’s not like we get a merit badge for having a couple hundred of them residing on our harddrive, “just in case”. That being said, it’s not like you can ever really having too many high-quality WordPress themes, either. After all, if you’ve got them on hand, you won’t have to go searching all over the web for the right theme when you need it.
Luckily for you, ThemeShock has put together a great bundle of 33 free, responsive WordPress themes. The best part is that...
With the ever increasing accessibility of smart phones, coupled with the rapid advancement of mobile internet technology, more and more people are reaching for their phones and tablets to carry out their everyday internet browsing. According to research carried out by International Data Corporation, mobile internet users are set to surpass wired internet users by 2015, growing at an average annual rate of 16.6%.
As such, adapting your website to cater to this ever growing market should be of high priority, especially from a commercial perspective. Trying to find the address or contact details of a company when they don’t have a responsive mobile design can result in an extremely frustrating experience, as well as losing out on a potential customer.
If you are one of the 56,000,000+ people that have adopted the WordPress CMS, there are a range of ways to inject...
Whether you’re a WordPress theme creator or just a consumer, it’s important to stay abreast of what’s going on in the wild world of WP theme development.
One of the best ways to do just that is to follow trends in new theme designs from some of the leading theme designers out there. Checking out both free and premium themes is invaluable. If you follow both long enough, you may start to notice that features that were once only available in premium themes start showing up in free themes...
W.C. Fields famously said ‘Never work with children or animals’ and there are numerous blooper reels around to show just how difficult it can be to work with kids. It can be just as difficult to produce work for kids: they are a very tough audience, and pretty unforgiving if you get it wrong. Adults may persevere with a poorly presented site if they have to, kids are much less likely to bother if they just don’t like the design.
Of course, some of the themes collected here are actually aimed at parents, but adults with their parent hat on are often harder to impress than without. Design for a school or daycare centre can be particularly hard, because it needs to portray professionalism, caring and...
Have you ever gone to a website using anything other than your desktop or laptop (smartphone, tablet, etc.) and had a bit of a struggle enjoying the site, mainly because everything couldn’t fit inside the browser window?
Fortunately most smartphones and tablets make it easier to see these sites by being able to zoom in or out, but even still, you end up missing something and being unable to enjoy the entire site.
Quite frankly, at this point in time, I’m not really sure why this is happening.
I’m a WordPress themes junky, as I’m sure a lot of the rest of you are. I love checking out new themes, both for ideas and inspiration, as well as to keep up to date on what’s happening in the world of WP theme design.
The great thing is that new themes are released on practically a daily basis. There are thousands of themes out there, a lot of which are truly awesome. And they just keep getting better.
Designers and developers are really pushing the envelope of what WordPress can do, constantly creating better, more powerful themes. Regardless...
We’re thrilled to bring you an awesome giveaway from Elegant Themes. This site has been producing outstanding premium WordPress themes for years and has a very solid reputation.
Elegant Themes has over 100,000 satisfied customers and their themes are not only visually amazing, but their powerful features and their ePanel make it a snap to get them up and running.
They charge only $39 for unlimited access to all of their 74 themes, which currently means that each theme only costs $0.52…. definitely a great deal!
Today you’re in luck with this...
Creating WordPress themes from scratch is beyond the technical skill of a lot of people, even designers. Without at least a basic grasp of PHP, you’ll likely find the entire process frustrating and way too time-consuming.
That’s where a WordPress theme generator can make your life about a million times easier.
Theme generators in the past have often been clunky and haven’t worked all that well. WPTheme Generator is different.
[Editor's note: This is a sponsored post for Template Monster]
TemplateMonster.com is among the most well known stock template and theme providers online.
They offer templates for a wide range of sites, agricultural sites to church sites, as well as general templates that can be used on almost any kind of site.
And all of their themes come with fantastic features that rival the top themes out there.
Every TemplateMonster.com WordPress theme has a long list of great features, and all are available...
Whether you just want to create a slightly customized theme or something completely unique, creating a WordPress child theme can greatly speed up the development process.
Child themes let you start with the basics of an existing theme, so you’re not having to reinvent the wheel. You can pick a theme that has the functionality and basic layout you need, but then customize everything about it as you would designing a theme from scratch.
For this tutorial, we’ll be creating a child theme based on the newest WordPress default theme, Twenty Eleven. We’ll also be using some handy plugins and other tricks to make it even easier to create a child theme.
You’ll need some very...