The new Twenty Twelve default theme is now available for download from the WordPress Theme Directory. A couple months ago we gave you a Sneak Peek at the Twenty Twelve theme and since then many of our readers have been eagerly awaiting the release of this fully responsive theme.
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It’s that time again. Maybe it’s something in the air or the change of the seasons, but there are some new, cool WordPress themes up for grabs. These four themes offer a little bit of something for everyone, adding to the variety pool of themes to choose from.
First up is a WordPress theme that might appeal to gamers. With a sleek and dark design, GamePress has all of the space needed for screenshots and other gaming goodies. What gamer doesn’t like a good, clean design that is reminiscent of blood on dark granite?
Have you checked out the new default theme yet? You know, the one known as Twenty Twelve, that promotes using a static front page and isn’t at all like Twenty Eleven? I have, and I won’t be using it, but you might. One thing I will do however, is dive into its code and see what sort of solutions the theme developers have come up with, what stayed from Twenty Eleven, and what I think is worth adopting. As a developer, default themes are important, and the team that keeps them up to date should get some lovin’ from you, you, you, and of course, you too.
Today I had the opportunity to chat with Andrew Powers about the new version of PageLines. PageLines has been around for quite a while now and I had worked previously with their theme framework for some clients over a year ago. I got to take another look at their product while attending WordCamp New York this summer and was very impressed with what they were making available to developers right inside the WordPress admin. They’ve just announced the latest version and it’s by far the best work they’ve done yet.
Let’s get straight to it, shall we?
Let’s face it — many people don’t want bold and unique in their WordPress themes.
It’s like painting the walls in your house to look like loud Hawaiian shirts. You may like it, sure, but then the day comes when you have to sell. The real estate agent just shakes her head. This isn’t going to be easy. Prospect after prospect enters the house, and the first thing out of their mouths is, “What the …???”
How about a free business WordPress theme to end the work week? The folks at Themefurnace have just released a beautiful multi-purpose theme for WordPress. It’s called Clean Response and it’s got some built in options that make it versatile for use with magazines, blogs or business websites. Clean Response looks great on all sizes of screens – from large desktops to mobile phone.
The default blog / magazine style homepage showcases featured posts in a responsive flex slider, a unique social media widget displaying your total follower count, and a grid of posts beneath it:
WordPress themes are everywhere, but if you’re looking for a slick, elegant, professional “OMG, I can’t believe that’s a WordPress site” theme, you’re lucky if you can find something that even comes close.
Well after a long, looooooong search for a professional WordPress theme, I’ve collected five that I’d like to share with you today. All of these are available in the WPMU DEV “Farms 133 Pack” which I’ll share a link for at the close of this post.
A squeeze page is a landing page on a website that’s typically designed to do one thing – get the visitor’s email address.
Squeeze pages are called squeeze pages because they promise to give the visitor something (a downloadable report, a video, access to more content, etc.) but ONLY IF the visitor gives up their email address first. In effect, you “squeeze” the visitor through that one page. Or, if you like, you “squeeze” their email address out of them.
Everyone loves free themes, right? We’ve got a great one for you today. My team at Untame has created its first free WordPress and BuddyPress theme based on Twitter Bootstrap. There’s a story behind this theme that I should fill you in on.
WordPress has come a long way since its inception. One of the biggest improvements the system as a whole has seen is an improvement in the sophistication of its themes.
A number of years ago the appearance of magazine-style themes was perhaps one of the greatest leaps forward in the WordPress theme world. Most all of those new and nice-looking themes, however, were premium themes. Only later did a few free magazine-style themes make their way onto the market.