Archive for the ‘Wordpress Themes’ Category

Normally if your blog is focused on the information it provides you will got for a clean and simple theme that will not distract your visitors attention, but there are times and types of blogs that need a bit more than that. If you are having a personal blog or one that is lifestyle oriented (quite a popular trend lately) you would need to go for a theme with more graphical elements, with a style that suggests the topic of your blog or just something more entertaining an attractive. So if you are going with that type of blog and it will be powered by WordPress, here is a list of few free themes that you may find interesting and suitable for your needs. You can use them as they come by default or use them as a base to improve to suit your every need and even modify them completely in order to achieve even better results…


1. Strange Little Town

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Download Strange Little Town WordPress Theme


2. Grassland Theme

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Download Grassland WordPress Theme


3. VectorLeaves Theme

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Download VectorLeaves WordPress Theme


4. Japan-style Theme

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Download Japan-style WordPress Theme


5. Autumn Forest Theme

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Download Autumn Forest WordPress Theme

Apple’s iPhone mobile phone and iPod touch music player have become some of the most popular mobile devices used for internet browsing when you are on the go. The convenience of having a portable device such as the iPhone and iPhone 3G with GPRS, EDGE or high-speed 3G internet connection almost everywhere is great and the availability of a WiFi on the iPhone and iPod touch is quite useful. And when you combine that convenience with a high-resolution display and great mobile browser such as Safari along with the smooth multi-touch screen control you get the perfect mobile internet device…

And even if the iPhone and iPod touch have a great browsing capabilities for normal websites it is always a good idea to make some effort in order to provide your visitors with a better mobile version of your blog. This way the browsing can be made a lot convenient and easier not having to rely on zooming in and out and believe me your visitors with iPhone and iPod touch will appreciate that. The good news is that there are some very helpful plugins already available for WordPress that will make the addition of an iPhone and iPod touch mobile version as simple as uploading and activating them. The specialized mobile theme will be shown only to visitors using an iPhone or iPod touch by recognizing the User Agent string of these devices. This way your visitors with desktop or mobile computers using browsers such as Internet Explorer, FireFox, Opera, Chrome, Safari and so on will see the normal theme of the blog and not the mobile optimized one.


1. WPtouch Mobile Plugin and Theme

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WPtouch automatically transforms your WordPress blog into an iPhone application-like experience when viewed from an iPhone or iPod touch. It comes complete with ajax & effects, and all the standard WordPress blog features: search, login, categories, tags, archives, photos & more. WPtouch also allows for near-complete customization through your WordPress admin. There’s an option in the footer on WPtouch for your users to easily switch between the WPtouch view and your site’s regular appearance. It’s that easy and there is even a piece of code added into your current theme which will be shown only to iPhone/iPod/Android visitors, giving them control to switch between the two site themes easily. WPtouch requires your blog to have WordPress 2.3 or higher version installed.

Download WPtouch Mobile Plugin and Theme


2. iWPhone WordPress Plugin and Theme

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The iWPhone WordPress Plugin and Theme automatically reformats your blog’s content for optimized viewing on Apple’s iPhone and iPod touch. It detects the iPhone/iPod touch’s User Agent and serves up the content with the special theme only to iPhone and iPod touch visitors, all other browsers will view your WordPress blog with your current theme. While the iPhone and iPod touch do an amazing job of displaying web pages the way they were designed to be seen, often visitors want quick access to your website’s content. The “iWPhone WordPress Plugin and Theme” displays an optimized version of your blog’s content, formatted perfectly to fit the iPhone/iPod touch’s screen – no zooming in to read the content is necessary. iWPhone requires at least WordPress version 2.0.4 in order to function correctly and an iPhone or iPod touch for viewing.

Download iWPhone WordPress Plugin and Theme


3. WordPress PDA & iPhone Plugin and Theme

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Wordpres PDA plugin enables you to have a Wordpres blog viewable for PDA and iPhone browsers with special and optimized formatting. It is really simple plugin which detects the browser agent and loads a simple theme on fly. The plugin comes with a theme folder which acts like normal theme with all the functionality of Wordpres theme. The plugin doesn’t have any advanced option to control, so if you want to customize you can do it with the theme files. Installation of the plugin is simple and straightforward, you need to just extract the files in you Wordpres plugins folder and then to activate the plugin in the admin section. Once you activate the plugin you will not be seeing any magic in your admin menus or any trace of this plugin. To see this plugin in action you’ll have to browse your site using a PDA or and iPhone.

Download WordPress PDA & iPhone Plugin and Theme

If you are not making an information blog containing mostly text articles, but instead you want to make a blog where you want to show the digital photographs you make or a so called photo blog you need to go for a specialized type of themes. These WordPress themes are specially optimized to show a lot of big images and a little text and the visitor should be able to easily navigate and look trough your gallery or portfolio of images taken and published so far. You can decide to use a more art oriented theme with abstract look and feel or to bet on a straightforward approach and focus on the pictures you publish. Either way here is a list of five good WordPress templates that are designed to be used for photo blogs that are a good start…


1. AutoFocus PhotoBlog Theme

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AutoFocus is a free WordPress theme specifically designed for photographers looking for a simple and elegant way to display their work online. If offers a clean and straightforward navigation with image on mouse over descriptions and when you open an image (post) you can also write a long text as in a normal information oriented blog. AutoFocus is a derivative of Futurosity Aperio Prototype by Robert Ellis.

Download AutoFocus PhotoBlog WordPress Theme


2. F8 Lite PhotoBlog Theme

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F8 Lite is a free WordPress theme suitable to be used for a photography & multimedia portfolio blog. The theme is SEO optimized, iPhone compatible, has grid-based css, offers built-in Galleria support, slideshow-enabled, with built-in multimedia support, auto or manual thumbnail control, Gravatars, plus much, much more. There is also a bit improved F8 (non-lite) version of the theme, but it is not being offered for free as the lite version.

Download F8 Lite PhotoBlog WordPress Theme


3. Ocular Professor PhotoBlog Theme

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Ocular Professor is a clean, simple, widget ready theme designed for WordPress-powered photoblogs that features large images, gallery support, and threaded comments. The latest version is designed for WordPress 2.7, but the theme is still backwards compatible with WP 2.5+, only the comment formatting will be slightly different for pre 2.7 versions. Ocular Professor was featured in The Best WordPress Themes of 2008.

Download Ocular Professor PhotoBlog WordPress Theme


4. Nishita PhotoBlog Theme

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Nishita is a simple, elegant styled PhotoBlog theme for WordPress. It offers a clean and simple interface where the main focus is on the image along with a very short description. Nishita also has an easy and very intuitive navigation in the bottom right end of the page that allows you to quickly browse over all the published photos.

Download Nishita PhotoBlog WordPress Theme


5. Monotone PhotoBlog Theme

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Monotone is another photo blogging theme for WordPress. The most interesting and noticeable thing in this theme is that colors of the theme change in order to match the photo being currently displayed. This way your blog will always change according to the content you publish in it and the visitors won’t get bored.

Download Monotone PhotoBlog WordPress Theme


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