101 Beautiful WordPress Themes For Blogging

Sometimes less is more.

In an age when virtually anyone with access to the internet can set up their own blog and website via WordPress it is not surprising that the emphasis on design has shifted dramatically from complicated and high tech to simplicity and minimalism. There is still a place for elaborate website designs however blogging is not one of them and a WordPress theme designed for blogging should focus on the content.

The design is still important although a simple blogging WordPress theme should allow content to stand out while offering an aesthetically pleasing experience for the reader.

For amateur bloggers that aren’t perhaps confident enough to work with complex designs that require a lot of thought and effort to update and maintain, the blogging WordPress themes on this list are straightforward and simple but beautiful and elegant at the same time. Sometimes the less there is in a design then the more effective it can be and these themes were chosen because they allow content such as texts, images and even videos to standout.

In fact they don’t even have to be restricted to just amateur blogging and they can be used for a variety of different things such as showcasing a writing portfolio or even as information for a small business. The beauty of WordPress themes is that they are adaptable and even the most minimalist and basic of themes can be used for a variety of purposes and scenarios.

If you are thinking of starting a blog or even just considering upgrading your existing design then the themes in this list can give you some inspiration.

There are virtually thousands of WordPress themes for blogs out there however this is 101 of the best and hopefully you can find one that not only appeals to your readers but to your own design tastes as well. As with all our lists the themes are a mix of both free and paid.

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Base by Graph Paper Press

Base is a minimally-styled, feature rich, theme framework built specifically to power child themes. It includes an application framework, a theme options framework and a robust set of options for customizing your site.

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Berlin by Graph Paper Press

Berlin is a unique, minimal and modular theme for WordPress that can transform your tubular blog into a news magazine website.

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Bello by Webgraphics

Bello is a simple and elegant WordPress theme. It’s designed to showcase beautiful imagery in a clean and open space. The design features several jQuery enhancements, such as… Fading background image, slideshow gallery posts, drop down menus, and more. The theme includes several post type templates, 2, 3, and 4 column portfolio galleries, social media links, a custom admin panel and documentation

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Bloggers Pride by Thesis Love

Bloggers Pride is one hell of a skin that looks beautiful no matter what device one is using! Be it a normal computer, laptop, iPad or even an iPhone – the skin adjusts itself perfectly and presents a beautiful blog to the reader.

You don’t need to worry about the width of the images because the skin takes care of the resizing part for every individual device!Thesis 2.x was basically made to reduce the stress of looking for plugins, installing them and later suffer by having a low site-speed. Well, gone are those days! With the invention of Thesis Boxes for Thesis 2 skins, the usage of WordPress plugins is reduced by far. All our Thesis 2 boxes are pre-integrated with our skins.

 

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Chameleon Pro by FrogsThemes

Chameleon Pro is a responsive WordPress theme designed for bloggers with a creative eye. Designed to look great on all devices, from mobiles to desktops, adapting to the environment, just like a Chameleon.

Chameleon Pro

 

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Charisma by CozmosLabs

Charisma is a free Genesis child theme that will work perfectly for your WordPress personal blog.

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Bold Headline by Christine

Bold Headline is a minimal single column responsive theme. Responsive is a fancy way of saying that it will look great on mobile devices. I’ve incorporated Fittext.js in the theme which will make the titles big on larger screen and small on mobile devices. The theme displays excerpts and thumbnail images on the your blog. The thumbnails appear in circular format, and then a larger image is displayed when you navigate to the full post. Bold Headline has three widget areas which will appear in your footer.

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Bongo by NattyWP

Bongo theme is a very neatly coded wordpress template by NattyWP. This theme boasts an impressive functionality, advanced widgets and perfect color customization module. You can definitely use it for a magazine or news site too.

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Cap by NattyWP

Every element of Cap is highly customizable through our Theme Options. You can build page-based website or usual blog.

 

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F8 by Graph Paper Press

F8 is a unique theme for WordPress that can transform your blog into a fully functioning photography or multimedia portfolio website. Packed with close to 100 theme options, you can feature a slideshow of images, a video, or a featured post on the homepage with only a couple of mouse clicks.

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F8 Lite by Graph Paper Press

F8 Lite can transform your site or blog into a fully functioning photography or multimedia portfolio site.

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F8 Remixed by Graph Paper Press

F8 Remixed is a unique theme that can transform your blog into a fully functioning photography or multimedia portfolio Web site. SEO optimized and iPhone compatible, this theme features close to 100 theme options for dead simple design control.

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F8 Static by Graph Paper Press

F8 Static is a free theme for WordPress that can transform your site or blog into a fully functioning photography or multimedia portfolio site.

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Nilmini by Elmastudio

Nilmini is a minimalistic theme, great for personal blogs or photo-blogging. The theme has no sidebar, widgets can be included in the big, three-column footer widget area instead (for WordPress 3.3+ self-hosted, not for WordPress.com).

 

Nilmini

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Modularity by Graph Paper Press

Modularity is a highly customizable multimedia theme framework for WordPress. The theme design was developed for users who appreciate visual browsing and prefer a minimal layout, with their photos and multimedia featured front and center. Virtually every aspect of the theme design can be controlled from the Theme Options page.

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Neo by YooTheme

The different nice color variations make Neo suitable for all kinds of websites, from stylish individual blogs or portfolio websites to impressive business sites.

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Responsive by JoomlaXTC

Installs a full WordPress website containing demo content, styles and preconfigured widgets ready to get you going in minutes.

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Symbol by Themeskult

Symbol is a tight, visually clean and well-structured theme that allows you to focus on reading.

Symbol has a fully responsive design and supports Typekit and Google Fonts. In addition, you already have Prettify installed for your .

The logo, width and colors can be changed in a simple way that allows you to create your own unique style.

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Tote by Themedy Themes

Welcome to Tote, our free Tumbler like theme with infinite scrolling. Check out the demo site and scroll to the bottom of the page to see it in action!

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Accessible Zen by David A. Kennedy

The Accessible Zen theme is an accessible, minimalistic, readable, and fully responsive HTML5 theme that puts the focus on your content and nothing else. Based on the original Zen Habits theme by Leo Babauta: http://zenhabits.net/theme/, with more WordPress goodness built in.

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Accio – Flat and Bold Blog by Dipankar Jana

Accio is an elegant wordpress theme with clean and flat design. This theme is ideal for your personal blog. It is very flexible and built with 12-column grid based Twitter Bootstrap framework. Offering support for all 10 WordPress Post Formats, show off your galleries, quotes, links, video, audio and normal standard posts.

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Accumulate by ChillThemes

Accumulate is a personal blogging theme that is deeply integrated with the WooCommerce plugin. This theme comes with plenty of useful goodies: custom widgets, action hooks, page templates, and much more…

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Actuate by Ashford Theme

Actuate Premium puts mobile first. It is clear, simple and content-centric. It does not use gradients or rounded corners. It is straightforward. It eschews sidebars, footer and widgets in favor of a single call-to-action.

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Adamos by Ossie Heffell

Adamos is a full-width, fully responsive and highly customizable WordPress Theme. Add and edit your own logo, header, featured slider, featured areas and much more.

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Adelle by CyberChimps

Your brand is eager and ready to go. The Adelle Theme is ready for you! With a soft pink confetti header and minimalist two-columns, you can get started blogging in no time. Adelle is poised to host any female-oriented brand.

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Adept by iThemes

Adept is a beautiful child theme great for small businesses or blogging professionals. Adept has several alternate module styles to configure your site exactly to your specifications.

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Admired by Bradthomas127

The Admired theme is a stylish and fully customizable WordPress theme. Make it yours with the easy customizable theme options with a simple check-box interface to easily change colors, fonts, skins, menus, sidebars, and much more. Uses Superfish menu effects and it has built-in pagination for post pages. It has special styles for six different post formats and an option to show post excerpts with thumbnails. Admired also has a HTML sitemap template, four extra widgets, Google fonts, and a responsive layout for mobile devices.

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Adsticle by Molefed

Adsticle is a simple wordpress theme. Adsticle supports 6 widget area, custom header, custom background, custom theme colors, options for AdSense code(Adsticle=Adsense+Article) and some other featuring.

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Agency by Fearlessflyer

Agency is a classic three-column WordPress theme with just the right amount of features to get your blog started. Theme options for quick customization, a custom carousel-like slideshow in the homepage for your featured posts, automatic lightbox handling for your images as well as custom gallery styles. Full widget support for the auto positioning sidebars, threaded comments, post thumbnails plus more

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AirScape by Dev4Press

Latest xScape based theme is a simple general purpose or blog theme called airScape. Theme has initial set of 6 color schemes built in, but also offers an unlimited color customization range by utilizing a design tab on the settings panel that allows you to change general colors used for content, colors for header and footer separately allowing to fine tune the way theme looks. Designer is similar to one used in photoScape, but with more color pickers to set all colors needed.

Theme doesn’t use images, and it’s very lightweight and fast to load. This is first xScape theme that has two sidebars, and you can use layouts manager to move them left or right or to disable one or both of theme on each template and to change the width of each sidebar. xScape is capable to handle more than two sidebars, only a design needs to support that.

 

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Ajaxify by FabThemes

Ajaxify is a fully ajaxed wordpress theme. That means the content on the theme loads without reloading the website. You can check the live demo to see how it works. The theme also comes with standard features like custom menu, featured thumbnail, theme options etc.

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Akyuz by Selimakyuz

A simple, clean and framework-like theme. It supports 2 menu areas, custom header, custom background, two-column fixed-width. HTML5. include WP-PageNavi.

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Aldus by Frank Klein

A personal blog theme with a responsive layout and beautiful typography.

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Allegro by ColorLabs & Company

Allegro is a cheerful and beautifully designed premium WordPress Theme. Its bright color combination brings nostalgic feeling to your heart. This vibrant colored theme is ideal for your blogging experience, both personal and professional. WordPress is the absolute best blogging platform and Allegro will make your site really stand out from the crowd.

Allegro lets you show featured posts with thumbnails in a horizontal slider. It is built to have an elegant, out of the box, design with a strong core layout structure. A number of different layout template options are available to help you customize the theme. Allegro comes with an awesome contact button and contact form modal box so you’ll never lose contact any more.

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ArtSee by ElegantThemes

ArtSee is an artsy design that was made for those looking for a simple and elegant theme. This template is perfect for portfolio websites, or blogs that seek a design that will accentuate visual imagery rather than overpower it. This theme comes with custom options pages that makes it editable via wp-admin – no CSS knowledge required.

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Astro by iThemes

A hip stylized design with big, clean typography and rounded corners. Perfect for savvy, tech related blogs.

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CleanMag by WPExplorer

CleanMag is another Free theme I’ve created for the WP community. This theme is a simple blogging style template with a powerful homepage slider created using the jQuery UI and a slider custom post type. The idea was to provide you with something that was very clean and minimal and easy to use.

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Coffee Time by Roberto Strabelli

Coffee Time is a minimalist, soft, smooth and responsive WordPress theme with device-agnostic layout, focusing on content and delightful reading. Suitable for collaborative blogs and long articles. A WordPress theme to help you read and write things that matter.

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Core Slider by Gradient Pixels

Core Slider is a blogging or portfolio theme designed to look classically stunning with the options really needed. Visually, Core Slider gives you all the important features without the fluff. Easily showcase your photos and media with impact!

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Corky by iThemes

Corky is a theme perfectly suited for scrapbook lovers, arts and crafts fans or anyone who likes a ‘scrappy’ kind of design.

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Cozy by CozmosLabs

This elegant WordPress theme started as a custom project but ended up as a Child Theme for the Thematic Framework.

It’s a warm design that makes you feel comfortable.

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Cupid by FabThemes

Cupid is the new fabseries WordPress theme. This is a perfect theme for your personal blog or journal. The theme has an elegant design and attractive color combination. It is feature rich and ready for the latest version of WordPress.

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Dabble by iThemes

The Dabble theme is a very clean and pretty theme for your WordPress web site.

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DailyJournal by ElegantThemes

DailyJournal is a fully responsive personal blog. This is our first blog theme that will automatically adapt to your screen’s size, insuring that your content is always displayed beautifully no matter what device you are using to view it. DailyJournal’s design is fun and endearing, and the personal feel is great for anyone who is starting their own blog.

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Daytime by iThemes

Daytime is a pretty, watercolor theme for WordPress, done in a feminine color scheme of blues, greys, pinks and white.

 

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Delicacy by WebTuts

Delicacy Pro is clean and elegant WordPress theme aimed at food blogs and personal websites.

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Delphi by FabThemes

Delphi is our new free premium WordPress theme. This is a blog style theme with a brand featured post slider and an intro section below it.The theme is ready for WP 3.4. Delphi theme supports features like, Custom menu, Featured images, Widgetized sidebar and footer and customizable intro section on the homepage and theme options page to configure various settings on the theme.

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Deluxe by NattyWP

Deluxe is a universal theme for blogs. Thanks to the built-in panel this theme can be easily adjusted to any site, be it a corporate blog or a news/magazine style website. The theme is supplied with 8 additional widgets from NattyWP, a module of color adjustment, and is extremely user-friendly. What else do you need from a good theme?

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Elisa by FlexiThemes

Threaded comments, gravatar ready, and post thumbnails are a few of the convenient features of this theme. A combination of light shades of gray and white, this elegant theme is beautiful and can be adapted for many kinds of blogs. Social media is already ready to go, so you don’t have to worry about adding extra plugins to make your blog social friendly. Fully customizable with our brand new options page framework FlexiPanel

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Enough by Nobita

Satisfied enough necessary minimum structure Responsive Theme. HTML5 normalize.css . 11 kinds of homepage templates can be chosen for the purpose of using you.

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Entity by Pixelsinline

Entity is a responsive WordPress Theme for people with a liking for modern & clean design. It comes with a dynamic background feature, using post thumbnails as fullscreen backgrounds. Entity is great to show off photos and portfolio items.

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Entropy by Timothy Long

A minimal, single-column WordPress theme focused on centrality of content.

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Faber by Saeed Salam

A theme built with bloggers in mind. Faber is easy to customize, lightweight, 2 column, widget ready, SEO optimized, and a fast loading WordPress theme.

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FastBlog by RichWP

Blog fast! The fully responsive and adaptive FastBlog theme serves as the perfect fit for any blog, news, or online magazine site and scales from big screens all the way down to smart phones. Its state-of-the-art Flat Design shows your audience that you are up-to-date with today’s design trends and the available empty space in the postlists is perfect to include social sharing buttons of your choice.

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FlexiMag Premium by MochaThemes

Take your site to the next level with one of the most powerful WordPress themes available today. FlexiMag has been designed first and foremost as a magazine or blog-style theme, but its design and layout also work equally well on portfolio, gallery, or business-style sites. FlexiMag features a modular drag-and-drop homepage layout, multiple blogroll styles, multiple theme layouts, and an incredible number of premium features and custom widgets. FlexiMag has also been designed to be as easy-to-use as possible, so setup is a breeze. And to top it all off, it’s backed by some of the best support in the industry.

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Focused by WPBundle

Be unique.

Blogging is something that’s grown and moved on over the years, but many theme designs are still stuck in 2005. We’ve decided to focus purely on making something completely new and beautiful. Less clutter, less distractions, just a beautiful layout full of unique touches and beautiful fonts. There’s no prettier way to share your thoughts with the internet.

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Fresh & Clean by WPExplorer

Fresh & Clean is a free WordPress theme created by WPExplorer.com that has a very clean and minimal design yet it is still pretty modern and elegant looking. This theme was created with the casual blogger in mind, however, it can be great for all sorts of sites!

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GeneralPress by Magazine3

GeneralPress is a multipurpose WordPress magazine theme with classic colors so it can be used for any type of blog or website. It works great with general news websites & niche specific sites.

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Genesis Base Child by Bill Erickson

About 90% of the sites I build are custom Genesis child themes (the other 10% being modifications of existing Genesis child themes). Over the past year I’ve developed my own base child theme that I start from. It contains code that I use often and structured in the way I prefer.

 

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Glossy Red Pro by Hecht Media

The Glossy Red theme for WordPress is stylish, customizable and simple to use. Glossy Red supports five widgetized areas (one in the sidebar, four in the footer). It includes stylesheets for print and the admin Visual Editor, and has an optional one-column page template that removes the sidebar, a spam preventive contact form and a sitemap template.

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Goa by Alienwp

An absolutely minimal and elegant WordPress theme for writers and bloggers. While being so simple, Goa is still a powerful Hybrid Core parent theme with plethora of hooks and options for expansion and modifications.

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HeatMap AdAptive by HeatMap Theme

Over the last 4 years HeatMap Theme Pro has become a firm favourite amongst niche bloggers and internet marketers as their tool of choice. You can still purchase HeatMap Theme Pro v5 but now our classic Adsense theme has a worthy successor!

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Hybrid Original by ThemeHybrid

Hybrid Original is a child theme of the Hybrid parent theme. You must have it installed to use Hybrid Original. The child theme supports all the features of its parent theme. For more information on these features, see the parent theme page. If you’re unfamiliar with how child themes work, check out the child themes tutorial.

Hybrid Or

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Iconic One by Themonic

Iconic One is a premium quality WordPress theme with pixel perfect typography that is pleasing to the eyes. It offers a great combo of presentation and functionality in a neat package.

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Magazine by Organic Themes

The Magazine Theme features a clean and versatile design, offering maximum readability to your viewers.

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Magnificent by ElegantThemes

Now you can display loads of content in a beautifully simple and elegant fashion using Magnificent. Featuring a four-column homepage with 5 widget ready areas, you have many opportunities to customize your content display. The theme also features seven different colorschemes, which means there is surely a style that will suite your needs.

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Lasseter by Andersnoren

Lasseter is a clean, bold and beautiful theme for creative bloggers. It puts your content front and center and is perfect for sharing videos, galleries, audio, quotes and articles.

 

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Meadow by SiloCreativo

Meadow is an elegant, minimalistic WordPress theme perfect for sharing your world. It’s a good choice for blogging with all standards: Fully Responsive, Simple, Clean and Effective. This stylish Theme was designed for creative people and It’s also suitable for Portfolio, Multimedia or Personal websites. It’s also easy to setup and you can publish your content right after installing theme. No need more coding or something else.

 

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Minim by Authentic Themes

Minim is a clean and minimal blogging WordPress Theme. The theme is spacious and uncluttered making it a picture perfect for for travel, food, tech, business, news, gossip, design and all other blogs.

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MinimalBoot by Brag Themes

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Minimalist by MarketPress

Minimalist Childtheme concentrates on the essentials and focuses on your content. It’s perfect for private blogs and portfolios. its simple elegance. Minimalist Childtheme concentrates on to the essentials and bring your items into its own. Excellent for personal blog and portfolio.

The horizontal navigation menu allows room for brief descriptions. In the sidebar provides the optimal white space, a clear user interface, without being cluttered.

 

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Polished by ElegantThemes

Polish up your blog with this silky-smooth design. My goal with this theme was to create something simple, refined, and well, polished! I hope this dark and “interfacey” design will be a welcomed addition the the ElegantThemes collection.

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Portal by SiteOrigin

Whether you’re starting a blog or building a business site, Portal has what it takes to work for you.

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Prototype by ThemeHybrid

Prototype is a specialized parent theme with multiple nav menus, several widget areas, and per-post layouts, allowing anyone from designers to users to quickly create beautiful sites.

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Prosume by S5 Themes

Simple, responsive, out-of-the-box theme for your blog, with portfolio templates.

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PureType by ElegantThemes

The idea behind PureType was to create a clean and sophisticated CSS-based design using no images. The result is a strong type-based layout great for personal blogs. PureType comes with three widget ready areas, three unique color schemes, two layout options and more, all of which are easily managed via the Theme Options Page.

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Noble by ThemeJam

An elegant and clean blog theme for a sophisticated online presence. This theme is all about simplicity and style while serving up smooth functionality.

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Quora by FabThemes

Quora is a free premium WordPress theme. This is a WordPress 3+ ready theme with features like custom menu, featured images, widgetized sidebar etc. Theme also comes with an option panel. The homepage of the theme has a customizable jQuery content slider.

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Rainey Day by iThemes

Elegant typography, a soothing color scheme and plenty of room for your content to breathe. And no, Rainey isn’t spelled wrong — we named it after Cory’s niece.

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Deshnok by Devcorn

Responsive clean minimalist theme for WordPress.

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Remark by iThemes

Remark is a fun, simple child theme designed with bloggers in mind. It is a perfect match for those that may want to set up a small Etsy-type shop alongside.

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Responsive Minimalist Skin by WP Thesis Skins

We gave “5″ type of template for Thesis Minimalist Skin , those are

  • Home Page Template
  • Single post Page Template
  • Category Page Template
  • Landing Page with Header Template
  • Landing Page without Header Template

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Simplo by S5 Themes

Simple and clean blog theme coming with 6 color styles.

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Sinatra by Joshstauffer

I am pleased to announce the release of Sinatra, a free Genesis child theme. This WordPress theme works on the Genesis Framework. Minimalist and clean blog specific theme.

 

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Skirmish by Blank Themes

Skirmish is an elegant, responsive, two column WordPress theme. A great starting point for personal blogs.

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Studio by Themes Desk

Bring style to your website. Check out the exclusive magazine-style layout of the Studio theme. The theme exhibits excellence, quality and perfection. Packed with powerful features, it is especially designed to tailor the needs of various websites and blogs.

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Swift by Swift Theme

Our Swift theme is a product born from a common need. A fast, server friendly theme, with complete control over design. Driven by our obsession with usability, we have crafted, to our highest standards, a theme you will be thrilled to use.

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SympalPress by ThemeFurnace

SympalPress is our brand new responsive theme for personal bloggers. It has a clean uncluttered design and uses Post Formats so you can let your content do the talking. Post Videos, Audio, Quotes, Photos and Galleries and know your content looks good on any size screen.The homepage has a slider which is controlled on phones and tablets by swipe gestures, you can customize the colors with the Theme Customizer and choose between a light version or dark version.

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Techblog Modern Style Blog by Ghost

A well designed, clean and stylish magazine theme technology related blogs. this theme has a stylish look with weird shapes making it a unique look for your blog. soft color schemes that you can choose from. Two Sliders you can choose from and a beautiful theme options to modify your theme. This theme is very easy to use no need to apply extra effort in setting up the theme just plug and play as you go with its extensive documentation you wont get lost using this theme.

 

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Tee Box Child by Media317

Tee Box is a “blog” theme, which includes features such as six page layouts, custom menus, fixed width, theme options, featured images, threaded comments and more.

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The Bootstrap by Konstantin Obenland

A WordPress Theme based on Bootstrap, from Twitter. It features a 100% responsive layout, a superb gallery and image handling with a custom image meta widget and carousel for gallery post-formats, the Glyphicon Icon set, a clean and simple design and a lot more! The Bootstrap runs on HTML5 and CSS3, a 12-column grid and comes with custom jQuery plugins. See the Bootstrap documentation on GitHub for reference.

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Theophilus by Timothy Long

A free and minimal blog WordPress theme developed by Timothy Long.

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Thesis Eleven40 Responsive Thesis 2.1 Skin by iCustomizeThesis

Thesis Eleven40 is the most popular responsive Thesis 2.1 Skin for blogs based on the 1140 Grid System. Eleven40 was featured on WPMU.org, a leading blog in the WordPress community. Click here for a demo of Thesis Eleven40. Eleven40 comes with mobile responsive design which ensures that your blog looks great on all devices, be it your computer

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Tigerloaf by Lava Themes

TigerLoaf brings out the awesomeness of your blog to the fullest. It will transform your average looking Website into an absolute stunner. You can play with different Color Options and layout styles to make it a perfect fit for showcasing your content.

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Trending by ThemeHybrid

Trending is a theme for bloggers that post a lot of content on a regular basis on their site. It’s a pixel-perfect design that’s great for any seasoned blogger who wants a new look for their site.

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Trinity by Jinsona

Trinity is a premium business/portfolio WordPress theme created for you. This is a feature packed theme that can transform your blog to an amazing business website. The template comes with 2 optional homepages and lot of custom widgets , custom templates, shortcodes etc.

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Tumble by Organic Themes

The Tumble Theme is a fully responsive “Tumblr” style blogging theme for WordPress.

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Lefty by Authentic Themes

Lefty is a premium left-aligned WordPress theme created with bloggers in mind. The clutter-free and modern theme makes Lefty the perfect theme for bloggers of all sorts.

Lefty

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Ubert by FabThemes

Ubert is a new tumblog wordpress theme from fabthemes.com and web2feel.com. Tumblog themes are wordpress themes with features similar to Tumblr sites. You can post different contents like asides, link, video, audio, images, chats, quotes etc and each of these contents types are presented differently. This tumblog theme uses WordPress ‘post formats’ to manage these different content types. Ubert comes with a fresh and pleasant design and color scheme. The theme is powered with JW player, Prettyphoto etc to manage the audio and image media types respectively.

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Yellow! by WPCharity

The history of Yellow! WordPress child theme started when I found Yellow!, a photoshop template design (PSD) made by Andre Septian Noore, in pixelbeam. Andre called it a “minimalist blog template”.

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Yoko by Elmastudio

Yoko is a great blog theme for websites, blogs or online magazines with lots of content. The theme offers a lot of space to include widgets in the two right sidebars (for WordPress 3.1+, also available on WordPress.com).

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28 Of The Most Effective Micro Blogging Themes For WordPress

Sometimes less is more and for regular internet users who consume so much information on a daily basis, clear and concise language is appreciated.

Micro blogging has risen drastically in popularity in the past 5 years. There is still a place for long, detailed and informative blog posts however micro blogging offers the chance to provide information in just a few lines. Twitter is obviously one of the main micro blogging platforms on the internet at present and there are quite a few micro blogging WordPress themes that offer their own designs and methods of putting information into the public domain.

Indeed, there has been a rise in the number of niche micro blogging sites as of late. Rather than general ‘talk about anything’ platforms like Twitter, some people want to narrow down their audience and appeal to those in one particular niche. This is why we have compiled a list of effective micro blogging WordPress themes.

The emphasis in an effective micro blogging WordPress theme is on the blog posts themselves. So it needs to be a theme that relies on content rather than aesthetics. While a good, clean and minimalist design is fundamental to the site the real draw for visitors will be in the content that is published.

Also, many micro blogging sites can now incorporate video, pictures and audio into their updates. This provides a whole new level of interactivity between users and allows updates and posts to come to life.

Finally an effective micro blogging theme for WordPress should be able to respond to mobile devices. Most new themes these days come with responsive features and the template can adjust itself if viewed on a mobile or tablet device for example. To reach as much of an audience as possible then responsive designs are a must.

Micro blogging is the new way in which people are conversing, breaking news and providing information on the internet. The themes that are in this list are specifically designed for micro blogging and come with a variety of features and designs for sites who treasure simplicity and succinct information.

Enjoy!

Adaptive by Theme Spectrum

Adaptive is a HTML5, responsive WordPress theme designed to be scale itself down for smaller screens. Adaptive also includes a collapsing menu for mobile, many color and background choices and 3 Google Web Fonts to choose from for the headings.

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Allegro by ColorLabs & Company

Allegro is a cheerful and beautifully designed premium WordPress Theme. Its bright color combination brings nostalgic feeling to your heart. This vibrant colored theme is ideal for your blogging experience, both personal and professional. WordPress is the absolute best blogging platform and Allegro will make your site really stand out from the crowd.

Allegro lets you show featured posts with thumbnails in a horizontal slider. It is built to have an elegant, out of the box, design with a strong core layout structure. A number of different layout template options are available to help you customize the theme. Allegro comes with an awesome contact button and contact form modal box so you’ll never lose contact any more.

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Anchor by iThemes

This nautical inspired blog theme includes custom typography and icons. The simple design elements allow your content to stand out. Perfect for personal or professional blogs.

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Augustus by Web Savvy Marketing

Augustus is a WordPress financial theme for individual financial advisors, planners, or small finance companies. This Genesis child theme has five color options, lots of features, and it is SEO friendly. Augustus comes with multiple sidebars, widgetized home page, flexible rotator, call to action boxes, and author boxes for single or multiple bloggers. This responsive WordPress theme is mobile friendly and will automatically adapt to optimize the user experience on mobile devices.

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Blaskan by Per Sandström

Blaskan is a forever free high quality theme focused on what WordPress does best: blogging. It’s fully responsive and built for smartphones, tablets, netbooks, laptops and desktops. Accessibility is highly prioritized, following the WAI-ARIA specfication as well as possible. There are a number of available options to customize how it looks and works in the theme options. You can add your own header image, background image/color, custom menus, choose between two different fonts for the titles, customize the link color and more. Blaskan is developed with child theming in mind and is very easy and flexible to override to make it work the way you want.

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Burogu by ColorLabs & Company

Burogu utilizes the WordPress versatile post-format feature and lets you classify your blog posts just as Tumblr does. Burogu makes your daily life sharing easy as it gives you flexibility over post layout. A blog post containing hundreds of words will look just as beautiful as a short post of a one-sentence quote. Several preset post-format options are available (e.g. video, image, quote, link, aside, gallery, status, audio, chat and many more) so you can start blogging different types of content right away.

Released as a feature-packed WordPress theme, Burogu comes with 4 page templates (portfolio, archive, sitemap and contact), 3 sidebar layouts (left sidebar, right sidebar and no sidebar), a contact form, AJAX-loading post archive pages and shortcode support. And to top it off, we feature a massive slider on the home page just so that you can showcase your best-of-the-best photo shots.

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ColorSnap by Bryan Hadaway

Instantly change the entire color scheme to any color you can imagine with just one simple setting! Also, easily set your own custom logo/header and background. Also responsive!

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daffodil by Dodo

Daffodil, green, yellow, black, flower, responsive theme. Compatible with Jetpack infinite scroll.

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Daniel by Web Savvy Marketing

Daniel is a medical WordPress theme designed for physician websites and doctor blogs. This Genesis child theme has seven color options, lots of features, and it is SEO friendly. Daniel comes with multiple sidebars, widgetized home page, flexible rotator, call to action boxes, and author boxes for single or multiple bloggers. This responsive WordPress theme is mobile friendly and will automatically adapt to optimize the user experience on mobile devices.

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Eureka by Vicky Arulsingam

A single column microblogging theme with customizable footer, menu and theme colors along with support for all post formats.

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iContent by Zulfikar Nore

iContent – its all about your content. Want to show off your content in style? Let iContent do the work for you!

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Lugada by Spicap

Simple minimalist responsive two column theme with built in slider. Suitable for a blog-based website with custom menu, custom header, custom widget, social share button (facebook like, twitter share, google +1) to make your blog more dazzling. Lugada comes with amazing image attachment gallery, featured image, theme option, sticky post support, styles for print and for the admin editor. HTML 5, CSS 3, and responsive technology.

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Micro by UpThemes

A highly-customizable microblog theme framework powered by the best theme options framework ever created. All on top of WordPress, the best CMS ever made.

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Momentum by ColorLabs & Company

Momentum is a WordPress theme designed for personal blog and journal. It is fast, slim, SEO friendly and also includes all the features you want for your blogs. With clear and concise navigation, your readers will never lost their way.

The Momentum theme is fast, slim, SEO friendly and also includes all the features you want for your blogs. It’s incredibly easy to customize without any programming knowledge so that you can quickly have your blog up in five minutes.

Momentum has a clean and consistent layout with sophisticated details that will keep the readers happy and engaged with your content. Momentum’s design aims to provide a fun and pleasurable atmosphere for personal musings and ramblings. It is a vibrant personal blog theme with a colorful selection of styles. This is your chance to put a fresh spin on your blog and set yourself from other blogs.

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My Notes by Saeed Salam

My Notes is a free WordPress theme for your personal blogs and diaries. it comes with a clean & minimal layout which will resize according to your screen. My Notes can be easily customized, and is a lightweight, seo friendly and a fast loading theme.

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nano blogger by Mayeenul Islam

nano blogger is a search engine optimized blog framework for WordPress. It supports custom header, custom background, 2 custom menu, two sidebar widget area, and unlimited plugins. It has two different template for both Pages and Blogs, so you can call separate blog page into any of your site page. Gorgeous and soothing look is ideal for blog and even for your website.

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oriental by Dodo

Created by pure-essence.net. Oriental, plum, bamboo, pine, flower, foliage, orange, red theme. Now compatible with wordpress 3.5.1 and with responsive design. Supports Jetpack infinite scroll.

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Publish by Konstantin Kovshenin

Publish is a clean minimal theme which puts you and your content on stage. Ideal for single-author blogs.

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Republica by Viva Themes

WordPress is without doubt the perfect and most popular solution for blogging. That’s why we thought that our next theme should be a little bit more blog oriented, however keeping the CMS look and feel. And we created Republica.

Republica is a theme that can be used easily for your blog or company site and even a portal. It has a big slideshow in the home page, below that a widgetized bar and your latest posts. It comes with an advanced options panel, so you can configure it without touching a bit of code.

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Robert by Web Savvy Marketing

Robert is a political WordPress theme designed for the Genesis Framework from StudioPress. It is an ideal child theme for political bloggers or politicians who need an easy to use WordPress theme that is mobile friendly and responsive.

Robert features multiple color schemes in red, white, and blue. Templates include a home page, blog page, inner page template, and individual posts. While the campaign theme has been pre-configured for political websites, it can easily accommodate regular websites or blogs.

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SemPress by Pfefferle

SemPress is an extremely lightweight, responsive theme designed to show off your posts, quotes, and images. SemPress supports multiple post formats, widgets, and the option to upload a custom header or background image. The theme is based on HTML5 mixed with microformats, microformats v2 and microdata (Schema.org).

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Simon WP Framework by Simon

A blank framework licensed under the GPL. It’s a blank theme that provides the most flexibility for creating child themes from Simon WP Framework. Theme comes with custom icons. This Framework is widget ready in the sidebar and in the footer.

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Simple Mag by Saeed Salam

A lightweight, 2 column, widget ready, SEO optimized, fast loading, easy to customize wordpress theme.

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Sturd. by Saeed Salam

A lightweight, 2 column, widget ready, SEO optimized, fast loading, easy to customize WordPress theme for blogs.

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Tender Spring by Dodo

Tender Spring is a responsive, WordPress 3.5 ready theme that gives you a great feel of spring. It supports Jetpack infinite scroll.

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TINYBLOG THEME by Obox Themes

tinyBlog is a Premium WordPress theme which uses the Wootumblog plugin to make your WordPress site behave like a Tumblr site.

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Varied by iThemes

Varied is designed in a “varied” color scheme of white, black, grey, orange, green and blue.

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Wellblog by ColorLabs & Company

Specially tailored for food and recipe blogger, Wellblog will take your finger-licking mouth-watering blog to another level. It is highly customizable and comes with 3 built-in skins. It’s our nice theme and your nice blog.

Wellblog gives your readers a theme with a good color contrast that makes your posts and images stand out. In addition to its friendly theme administration panel, it comes with Flickr, Twitter, and YouTube integration.

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Affiliate Board by Color Labs Project

Affiliate Board Theme

The basic principle behind the Affiliate Board theme by Color Labs Project is to make it easy to set up an affiliate program. When it comes to functionality, Affiliate Board offers an easily navigated theme that is simple to set up for the user and easy to use for the consumer looking to purchase affiliate based products and services.

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Simply put, Affiliate Board is designed to help you to create a simple, yet professional affiliate site. The layout and features are perfect for a site showcasing services or comparing products. Affiliate Board provides you with everything you need to get off the ground with these types of sites. Before themes like Affiliate Board, this type of marketing was done through the use of plug-ins and believe me when I tell you, things could get very aggravating very quickly trying to bolt plugins together to make a cohesive site. With the introduction of affiliate based themes like Affiliate Board, there is no longer the frustration of sifting through obsolete or poorly functioning plug-ins that don’t “jive” with the theme you have your heart set on. Sure, with Affiliate Board in particular, you won’t find a wide variety of visual layouts (it doesn’t have all the “wow factor” some other themes offer,) but with affiliate marketing, it’s always better to keep it simple.

Affiliate Board Theme Features

Affiliate Board Main Screen

The Affiliate Board theme offers all of the basic features that are required from a simple affiliate marketing standpoint. These features are strengthened by an easy to navigate admin dashboard and by eliminating more complicated back-end layouts that make other affiliate theme options a little too overwhelming. If you’re looking for basic functionality then Affiliate Board can get the job done.

● The Affiliate Board theme has three landing page options that are designed specifically to offer you options when it comes to funneling visitors of your site through your affiliate links to make their purchases. One of them is a traditional “squeeze page” layout which helps keep readers focused on what you want them to do – Click the “Buy” button!

● Affiliate Board is also responsive. This means that it will allow users to access the theme from desktops, laptops, tablets, and mobile devices without having to implement tweaks and plug-ins to create a mobile compatible site. Simply put, access across all devices could mean more clicks and more sales for the products you are promoting.

● Affiliate Board is built on HTML 5 and CSS 3. Simply put this means that the coding of this theme means that you will be faced with fewer compatibility concerns with your site in the foreseeable future because the theme was coded with the latest in coding. Website visitors hate nothing more than visiting a website that is not functioning correctly due to an update, so this is always something you should consider.

● An easy access admin panel allows you to easily integrate Feedburner, Google Adsense, GoSquared and Google Analytics in one simple step to increase your social network exposure and grow your social network followers. These things all allow you to create a stronger social network presence to gain more brand awareness and increase loyal followers.

Pro’s of the Affiliate Board Theme

● A email opt-in form is built right into the theme. While it’s a bit old-school in that it doesn’t hook up to an autoresponder, having it built in takes the initial headaches of integration out of the equation. You’ll probably want to integrate some sort of autoresponder eventually, but this out-of-the-box feature lets you get started quick – and believe me, collecting emails is something you should be doing in order to build your business.

● The Customer testimonials feature that has been built straight in to the theme, makes it easy to show off customer satisfaction in a pre-formatted section on the homepage. Nothing sells your business better than word of mouth!

● Affiliate Board offers short code capability which allows you to easily add interactive and pre-formatted elements in to your pages with the click of a button. This is particularly useful for those looking to add multiple columns, content sections, highlighted text boxes, and buttons. Creating a visually appealing website is crucial to gain and maintain visitors to your site and short code helps to do this.

Affiliate Board Menu

● Social networking is integrated directly in to the Affiliate Board theme; however, this is becoming increasingly common among most themes so it should not be considered a major factor when deciding upon this theme. What this does mean, however, is that you no longer have to rely on plug-in social networking elements that are frequently outdated and not formatted for your website layout! We discussed above how important social networking is to increasing your brand awareness.

● The most appealing “pro” of the Affiliate Board theme is the fact that it is simple to navigate and a visually clean theme, this is made possible by a culmination of the above mentioned elements. Due to this simplicity the Affiliate Board theme is a great option for newcomers to WordPress who are looking to set up a simple to manage website offering affiliate products or services. Additionally, this simplicity makes setting up an affiliate based site quick and easy for WordPress veterans too! Why is simple important? If you spend less time setting up your site, once again, you have more time to focus on your marketing efforts.

Con’s of the Affiliate Board Theme

● The Affiliate Board theme is a little more expensive than some ($79) but if you are looking for a comprehensive yet simple affiliate theme however, this is a theme worth buying and the expense can be recovered with just a few sales.

● The Affiliate Board theme does not incorporate the star rating system which can improve sales by offering first hand rating feedback in testimonial type setups. Fortunately, this issue can be resolved quickly and simply by incorporating the GD Star Rating plug-in which is easy to implement and simple to customize.

● Affiliate Board lacks the typical “Testimonial” section that is present in many of the competing themes in this niche. Fortunately, there are a number of plug-ins that can remedy this depending upon your desired layout format. Testimonials by Aihrus is one commonly utilized option. My favorite option however, is Testimonial Rotator which adds a more professional appearance to the added Testimonial section of your affiliate site.

● This theme doesn’t include any sort of “pretty links” or “link cloaking” functionality or tracking of affiliate stats. I would probably recommend Pretty Links Pro and Yoast’s Google Analytics Plugin to add these features.

Recommendation

While the Affiliate Board theme is just one of many WordPress themes designed specifically for affiliate based sales, it is one of the best for simple and fast site construction. The elements where the site falls short of the competition (rating systems and testimonials) are easily remedied with some pretty spectacular plug-ins that, quite frankly, provide better layout and styling options anyway.

If you are seeking an affiliate marketing theme that is easy to understand, easily customized and fast to set up then Affiliate Board is a good option. With this theme you have endless possibilities for affiliate promotion. Affiliate Board is perfect for promoting hosting services, selling your favorite affiliate eBooks, offering solution based affiliate products, or basically incorporating any ClickBank based product you can imagine!

If Affiliate Board doesn’t quite meet all of your needs when it comes to more unique layout desires or the possibility to create a more “storefront” themed site, I have a few suggestions for you. I like the Smart Reviewer theme for sites going for a less formal review site. Smart Reviewer takes on a Pinterest type format and is likely to make your visitors feel less like they’re entertaining a door to door salesman through their computer screen. Smart Reviewer is only $49. If you’re selling digital products and want a more storefront type of appearance, then my favored theme is Bookstore, WITHOUT A DOUBT – This one sells for only $55.

And, if neither of those don’t quite fit what you’re looking for, you can check out the rest of the Affiliate based WordPress themes here.

In short, if you are looking for a short and sweet theme setup to get your feet wet with affiliate marketing, Affiliate Board will work well.

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29 Elegant Educational WordPress Themes For Universities And Colleges

A WordPress theme for a university or college should ooze elegance and simplicity.

The website should be able to display basic and informative details about the institution while doing so in a clear and direct way. Some educational establishments suffer from trying to incorporate over the top and elaborate designs however if you want some simple information from the university then this needs to be clearly shown on the website. Many college and university websites are under used and often just display crucial information about the institution however modern educational WordPress themes leave room for blogs, updates and other integrated features.

In fact, responsive educational WordPress themes are now very much in demand as many people (both students, potential students and staff alike) will access the website through a mobile device. By using a responsive theme then this makes the website far more accessible to a wider audience.

There also needs to be an element of functionality too. A lot universities and colleges will have online registration for class or even for new students and this needs to be easily integrated into the overall code and design. One of the main points of a good educational theme for WordPress is adaptability and being able to incorporate many different aspects into the one theme. This is something that the themes on our list below manage to do very well.

A final thing that a WordPress educational theme should have is a clean and simple design. Neutral color schemes that compliment the colors of the institution, black text in a easy to read font and ample space for images are all important here.

The themes that we have chosen below have all of these features and are perfect for a university of college website. Some are free while others are premium themes but they all offer the fundamental aspects of a good educational theme with certain themes providing some useful advanced features.

Hopefully you can find the right theme for your institution.

Academica by WPZoom

Academica is a non-profit / education CMS theme with a modern layout and elegant design. Modern three-column design, custom templates, easy to customize.

Academica by wpzoom

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Academica Pro by WPZoom

Academica Pro is a modern, flexible and responsive WordPress theme with numerous custom page templates. Great for education websites, such as universities, schools, colleges, but will also fit just any business-oriented website.

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Academy by Themex

Academy is a perfect theme for sharing and selling your knowledge online. It’s not just a theme, but learning management system that makes learning and teaching online easier for everyone.

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AQ University by Astra

Clean university focused theme with a good layout and space for images and important text. It is a fantastic theme for displaying important information about the institution and its courses.

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Co by GoodLayers

This responsive theme come up with the revolution of GoodLayers framework and provide a modern and clean look for an educational WordPress theme.

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College Name by Glenn

Simple and straightforward design that offers a color scheme which is suited to educational websites. Good integration of different features and provides a theme options panel for easy editing.

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Com Pass University by Astra

The prevailing white background slightly diluted with strict colors grows the atmosphere of solidness, which is so indispensable for a serious educational website. The revolutionary Bootstrap-based Cherry Framework will allocate your resource among other uniform ones, recruiting more young people to get into your university. Remember, that it’s easy-to-install and easy-to-use as well – you will be given the bunch of needful features for better managing of the website.

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Community University by FlashMint

The perfect theme for a 21st century university or college. Clean design with a range of Flash features to add interactivity and offers endless customization options.

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Educate by DX themes

This is premium WordPress theme for education, you may use the theme for school website, college or the University web page. The theme is packed with huge set of features giving you all tools to create highly professional website with scalable structure and manageable layout. The theme allows to turn your website into sophisticated news portal or corporate looking website. Numerous built-in image sliders and video steaming tools help to embed interactive content easily. We understand that the theme may be used by non profit organizations and projects, thus we keep the price very reasonable.

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 Education Academy by Templatic

This is a great education theme for WordPress, Education Academy offers you a beautiful looking theme for education institutes and schools websites. Although most suited for websites focused on education this theme can be used as a regular portfolio theme for all kinds of sites. With its widgetized homepage setting up the theme is easy as cake. If you find yourself in need of some assistance our expert support staff will deal with it at a moment notice.

Education by Templatic

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Education by FlashMint

Education is a modern design for a modern institution. Uses Flash to create an elegant appearance and is suited to any university or college website.

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Education College by FlashMint

Educational specific WordPress theme at uses easy on the eye colors and advanced features to offer an all round well designed template.

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Education Theme By Studiopress

Your institution has a great deal of information to convey in a short period of time. Text, audio, video, curricula, and more. Help students, faculty and press find what they need fast, without the homework. 6 color styles, 6 layout options, custom background, custom menus, featured images, fixed width and mobile responsive.

EDUCATION THEME by Studiopress

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Education University by FlashMint

Education University will suit any educational website. Simple but effective it contrasts colors to highlight information and creates a clean layout for easy access to information.

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EduPress by WPZoom

A beautifully organized WordPress theme for universities, colleges, schools, etc. Enhanced with 7 custom WPZOOM widgets, this theme is flexible, versatile and easy to customize.

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Genius by Oldman

This genius WordPress theme will give your blog a professional, high quality look that will surely impress your visitors. With this genius design you will be able to easily customize your website and have all of the awesome features that WordPress 3.x websites have. The 3.x version of WordPress has many new APIs for genius theme developers to easily implement custom backgrounds, headers, shortlinks, menus, post types, and taxonomies.  This genius WordPress theme is also known as template 41204 and will fill a width of up to 1152 pixels.

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Govard by Elza

Govard is a clean theme with great custom features and a spacious layout. Displays information neatly with a neutral color scheme and social media integration.

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Grand College by GoodLayers

Grand College is the best theme for School, University, College or even your business. It’s clean and modern designed with well crafted. You can change almost every elements color easily via admin panel. Page items are managed very easily via our awesome tool, ‘Page Builder’. Admin panel in this theme is a real feature rich. You can also create unlimited sidebar, choosing over 450 fonts or if you want to use your own, we provide a cufon uploader. You can also translate each elements to your language via this admin panel. Highly recommend for school, university or college website.

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Hovard by Delta

This template has a flat design, which makes a plenty of colors, used here, look harmonically. The theme carries all the default goodies of modern progressive websites, and, moreover, it’s improved with Cherry Framework. It gives more notable features advanced admin panel, parent and child themes, shortcodes, filtered galleries and more.

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Learnnex by Butterfly

Smartly designed educational website WordPress theme that provides a theme options panel for easy editing and customizing of the clean layout.

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Lexington by Nathrat

Lexington is an easy to use, minimal style, education focused WordPress Theme. Now with unlimited color options in the backend to match any project you have in mind. Custom homepage modules give you flexibility to put together a site you’ll really love. What are you waiting for, take a look around.

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My College by SkatDesign

My College is a powerful responsive education & blog premium WordPress theme jam-packed with features. The theme is very powerful yet easy to use and customize, whether you’re a WordPress pro or a beginner with no coding skills. My College will fit your large desktop screen, all the way down to your iPhone – and of course any Tablet or iPad. SEO (search engine optimization): My College is SEO optimized and it follows the latest trends and best practices in onsite optimization.

My College comes with 3 color styles, custom widgets, touch & swipe enabled featured slider and much more.

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North West University by Elza

Northwest University is a white and grey university WordPress theme by Elza with social media icons, Google Map integration and a clean and modern layout.

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ParkCollege by Quitenicestuff

ParkCollege is a WP theme designed with learning institutions/educational websites in mind.

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Scholar by WPMUDEV

Scholar is a theme designed to work for heavy content sites, educational institutions and more ‘formal’ communities.

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Universidad by Viva Themes

Universidad is a multipurpose CMS theme. We thought this theme to be used mainly for educational institutions, non-profits, organizations and corporations websites, but its flexibility allows you to use it for many different types of website. The theme is very flexible, comes with 5 different page templates, 3 menus and 4 widget ready areas, everything easily managed and very easy to customize to your liking.

The theme includes a very attractive front page slider and a small image header in the interior pages that shows images randomly from a specified folder.

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University by Cowboy

High education focused WordPress theme with several content areas and a clean design. Provides different color schemes and uses a slider to display several images on the homepage.

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University by Elza

Black and white educational WordPress theme that uses bright colors where appropriate. Comes with a host of integrated features for maximum functionality.

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University by Shape5

The University WordPress Theme is designed for any type of college or university but can be used for any website. We have included S5 MultiBox to display videos on the homepage. Be sure to browse through the entire demo to see all the features included!

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Udemy WordPress Clone – Academy

Academy Theme

If you’re not sure how Academy could work for you, I recommend that you pay a visit to Udemy.com and take a look at a similar site layout in action. Academy features a very similar layout to Udemy, in fact below I will discuss the similarities and differences between Academy and the Udemy website.

Are you looking to set up an online learning annex? There is, most definitely (and to steal a phrase from Apple), a theme for that. Today we’re going to take a look at the Academy theme from Themeforest, one of the most popular themes for creating membership driven educational forums online.

I admit that when I first looked over the Academy theme I thought “great, but I’m not looking to set up college classes online.” The more I look in to this theme however, the more I realize that it’s actually quite versatile in terms of what it can offer. Whether you are looking to set up a community that offers a variety of online courses for general education or whether you are looking to profit from your own specialized knowledge by setting up an online educational course, this is a pretty decent theme to turn to.

The Academy theme will set you back $55 for a regular license from Themeforest but in terms of the features it has to offer, I’d recommend it as a time saving solution for this type of theme set up. Sure, if you really want to spend the time you can cater your own theme to this type of set up, installing a membership plug-in, creating a number of templates and installing various plug-ins to provide “courses,” “lessons,” and “quiz” options…but I don’t recommend it. Even the most avid WordPress fan will benefit from avoiding the aggravation of setting an Academy type theme up themselves…and think about it, is all that time REALLY worth $55? Just spend the money and get the theme, you won’t regret it.

I will disclose that to date, I have never had a need (or desire) to set up my own paid educational type WordPress site, but after exploring this theme I have a few ideas that I can’t wait to set in to motion.

So, down to the nitty gritty…what do you need to know about this theme?

Academy Theme Features

The Academy theme has a number of features that, when they come together, make for a rather comprehensive theme.

● Academy doesn’t just set you up to “sell” knowledge like a product, but it provides a fully structured selling format that integrates a learning management system.

● Academy features a user profile set up that allows for users to track their educational progress; however, it ensures that this feature is separated from the admin area.

● Academy is a fully responsive theme – a MUST for any WordPress user these days.

● Built in contact forms mean no more outdated contact form plug-ins that can be frustrating to set up and quickly become “unsupported” by newer WordPress versions.

● Academy features a built in slider feature that can be disabled but does not rely upon an external plug-in for the slider feature.

Pro’s of the Academy Theme

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● Setting up courses, lessons and even quizzes for users is as simple as navigating a pre-set menu in the admin dashboard. There is no setting up plug-ins or editing templates to do which is a huge time saver.

Academy Theme Options

● Making general changes to the Academy theme (such as changing font color, adding a contact form, formatting sidebars, adding a header etc.) are all easily and quickly edited via the theme options panel in the admin dashboard menu. This is a far cry from the first generation WordPress themes that forced you to scour stylesheets!

● WooCommerce is swiftly integrated in to the theme so managing payments is a snap.

● Academy offers a shortcodes editor (if you’re not familiar with shortcodes, get familiar with them, they’re a lifesaver!)

● Academy features subscription offers that provide limited access to lessons and courses for a designated period of time.

● The Academy theme is translation ready which is a particularly useful feature for educational themes like this one.

● Academy theme creator Themex offers quite prompt theme support through the Themeforest system and frequently offers to assist in problem solving for users experiencing theme issues.

● As long as updates are made to the Academy theme, purchasers receive them for FREE.

Con’s of the Academy Theme

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● Academy is a rather feature heavy theme and may not be conducive to a WordPress beginner’s success. If you are a WordPress beginner, this is the best theme available for its purpose, but I recommend seeking assistance in implementing it. If, however, you are moderately versed with WordPress themes, you should have no problem following the included documentation that comes with the theme purchase.

● A few small “nitpicky” details such as non-customization of the registration form, students cannot upload files etc.

How Does Academy Compare to Udemy’s Website?

If you are looking for a Udemy clone via the WordPress platform them Academy is as close as you’re going to get. The general layout of both sites is the same and simple functions such as “lesson search” that are present on Udemy and not on the Academy demo site, can be implemented quickly and simply. Academy also offers a more dynamic approach to the learning annex format by featuring a slideshow on the front page, designed to maintain dynamic content and attract consumers.

While the smaller layout format is slightly different between the two websites, the major functions are still present on both – take for example pricing information, students in each course and rating information. In fact, I find this information to be more visually appealing on the Academy layout rather than the more sterile formatted Udemy site.

If you are looking to recreate the Udemy website by yourself then the Academy WordPress theme is certainly a good place to start. If you’re looking for an exact clone of the Udemy website then you may find you’ll need to do a little tinkering but in my humble opinion, the small differences between the two sites are actually improved on the Academy theme.

Recommendation

So, when it all comes down to it, is the Academy WordPress theme worth your money? Yes, a million times yes. Coming from someone who has spent countless hours customizing themes to offer similar features before Academy was available, I recommend that you stop looking for free replacements or knockoffs for this theme option and just bite the bullet. The simplicity of the features of Academy combined with the streamlined integration of multiple “add on” features not only saves you time in installation and set up, but it also saves you time in the long run since it avoids outdated plug-ins and non-compatibility issues.

Academy is the ultimate resource for your needs if you are looking to create a clean, easily managed online learning system that relies upon WooCommerce for easy payment integration.

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19 Of The Best Job And Employment WordPress Themes

With the number of people looking for work online or thinking of changing their career rising, there has been a growing demand for employment and career focused websites. To help meet this growth, job and employment specific WordPress themes are being created that are perfect for displaying career advice or posting listings for vacancies either internationally, across the country or locally in a specific area.

The emphasis for any job posting site should be on the content and the design needs to be as clean and minimalist as possible. Over the top job site WordPress themes with elaborate designs and complicated layouts detract from the main focus of the text and what is required in term of qualifications and experience for certain positions.

In addition to this, responsive job site WordPress themes have an added edge over the rest. With millions of us now using mobile technology on a daily basis, tablets and smartphone’s have become one of the main methods of accessing job listings on the move and an employment WordPress theme that is compatible with these devices will be much more popular than one that isn’t.

The fundamentals of a WordPress theme for job sites should be as basic as possible. A clean and easily accessible layout combined with simple search features, neutral colors and a straightforward way for employers to submit their vacancies and have them displayed.

This is why we have put together this list of 19 of the best job and employment WordPress themes that are currently available. They include both premium and free themes so that everyone can find a theme to suit their needs and their budget. Because WordPress themes can look mightily different when up and running than they do from a screenshot, we have included a link for a live demo for each theme so you can see exactly how it will look when operational.

Enjoy!

 

Babysitter by Dan_fisher

Babysitter is a flat, clean and responsive theme. It is suitable for babysitters/nannies site, a mom’s blog or other baby oriented sites. Babysitter Theme can be a great starting point for your Job Site for babysitters/nannies.

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Eva by AppThemes Marketplace

The Eva child theme for JobRoller incorporates many of the successful features of Prima while also focusing on making it more lighter, faster, and more future proof (thereby requiring fewer upgrades). Eva is a JobRoller Child theme that transforms the default JobRoller style to an exquisite, professional Job Listings board.

Eva Child Theme

 

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Flux by AppThemes Marketplace

Flux is a JobRoller Child theme that transforms the default JobRoller style (by AppThemes) to an exquisite, professional Job Listings board with a touch of minimalism and a splash of color. This child theme modifies just about every visual aspect of the original template, resulting in a tailored website that oozes style.

Flux for Jobroller by AppThemes Marketplace

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GoodLiving by ColorLabs & Company

GoodLiving provides visitors with an advance search form, so they can easily find property or jobs that they want. It can be integrated with MLS-IDX search by using third party plugin called dsIDXpress.

This theme is designed to have responsive layout so all the elements scale and re-size depending on the device the website is viewed on. It doesn’t matter if a visitor is viewing the website on a desktop computer, tablet or smartphone, they will have an optimized viewing experience.

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Job Board Theme by PremiumPress

Job Board Theme is a Premium WordPress Theme that transforms WordPress into a fully functional job board website similar to Elance, Freelancer and oDesk.

Job Board Theme by PremiumPress

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Job Board by Templatic

Job Board is one of our most advanced job classifieds themes that helps you create a Jobs Directory in WordPress. It offers everything from great monetization, easy content management and responsive design. Built in SEO options make it easy for search engines to index your site and gain popularity quickly. If you’re not thrilled about the look of the theme don’t worry, Job Board comes with 7 color skins!  Job Board is the ideal Job Directory WordPress Theme for you for your jobs site.

JobBoard by Templatic

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JobEngine by EngineThemes

WordPress job boards were never this easy. The JobEngine theme combines powerful customization tools with a simple user experience.

JobEngine by EngineThemes

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Jobify by Astoundify

Creating a job listing website has never been easier with Jobify — the easiest to use job board theme available. Create a community of employers and prospective employees.

– Simple live searching and filtering makes finding relevant jobs easier than ever.
– A fully customizable homepage means you control the layout of your website.
– Charge a fee for job listings, and easily monitor and approve submissions.

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JobJockey by ColorLabs & Company

Create your own professional job board website with practically no effort. JobJockey is a cost-effective solution to online job posting and application within WordPress.

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Jobpress by FabThemes

The JobPress theme is designed exclusively for employers looking for an easy way for recruitment. Compatible with WordPress 3 features, it can be used to showcase job openings by the user, which will be published once the admin reviews them. Further, registered users, as well, list their job opportunities.

Jobpress by FabThemes

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JobRoller by AppThemes

JobRoller is the most popular job board theme for WordPress. Our feature-rich application theme was built for ease-of-use and tight integration with WordPress so you’ll be online, selling job listing space, and accepting new resumes within minutes.

It includes separate portals & tools for both job seekers and employers – everything you need to quickly deploy and establish your own online recruitment business!

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Jobsapp by AppThemes Marketplace

Jobsapp is a responsive premium JobRoller child theme , it comes with crafty design and featrures that will make your job board or blog truly stand out.

Its main peculiarity is to make from JobRoller an authoritative yet creative, professional and easy to navigate job listing website.
All this and more to make Jobsapp the perfect choice for HR professionals, Agencies, companies, bloggers and niches’ hunters that they are looking to market themselves and rise above competition. and yep.. make money!

Jobsapp by AppThemes Marketplace

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JobsHub by ColorLabs & Company

JobsHub is a web app WordPress theme which will turn your blog become a professional job listing site.

With the ‘auto pilot’ feature this theme has, your work will become easier than it never before. With its payment options such as PayPal and Bank Transfer, you will turn your site traffics become an income by letting people to post their CV and job vacancies then let them apply for the jobs available on your WordPress powered site.

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Nine to Five by Pixel_Press

Want to run your own jobs site? Nine to Five is a clean and simple job theme with 50 powerful customization options to allow you to setup the perfect job board for WordPress.

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Olinda by AppThemes Marketplace

This theme provides all the main functionality you will need to launch a job board in an elegant and professional style. The Olinda theme is highly flexible so changing the color scheme is super simple and for the most parts you won’t need an image editor. The theme is best suited for any job board type.

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Simplux by AppThemes Marketplace

Simplux is super premium JobRoller child theme. It comes with clean & modern design. It is the first premium JobRoller child theme that uses separate theme options panel for fully control of everything in the website. Simplux is an incredibly powerful, super flexible theme, packed with tons of features and options and enhanced with well-studied ad areas to monetize your website.

Easy to customize via theme option to have a unique look & feel. All this and more make Simplux the perfect choice for HR professionals, Agencies, companies, blogger and niche hunters that they are looking to market themselves and rise above competition.

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TaskerDev Task Marketplace Theme by SiteMile

TaskerDev is a wordpress theme, for launching a small job/errand or task marketplace. Outsourcing errands and tasks for cash, and also posting jobs and tasks you might do for a certain amount of cash.

TaskerDev Task Marketplace Theme by SiteMile

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WordPress Pricerr Theme by Sitemile

The only wordpress theme to host small fixed price auctions and micro-jobs websites. Host a website that sells tasks and services with this turn-key solution. Without the need of any extra plugins Pricerr is the best pick for the novice but also professional users.

WordPress Pricerr Theme by Sitemile7

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WordPress Project Bidding Theme by Sitemile

The only WordPress theme that allows you to build a project bidding, freelancer, chores or task website from your WordPress blog. Launch a bidding or job site in minutes. The perfect solution for the professionals but also for novice users. A real turn-key solution.

WordPress Project Bidding Theme by Sitemile

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How I Got My Start in WordPress

Image of Marketer Matt HallOnce upon a time, I thought websites were terribly difficult to set up and maintain. Like the average web user, I thought that creating a website required a good deal of knowledge about code or a high tolerance for the terrible designs offered by sites that let you build your own. Being the entrepreneur that I was, I tried to partner with a couple of guys I had met during a seminar on finances. They said they were going to build me a site on WordPress… an idea that I thought would be terrible because they only thing I knew about WP was that it used “templates” which I conceived of as being ugly, boxy things that would not befit a professional website like the one I wanted. The partnership didn’t work out anyway, and I went my separate way.

Eventually, I purchased a course on how to market my home based business that taught me how to set up a WordPress site. It wasn’t my intention to learn the ins and outs of WordPress, but I was willing to do whatever got me to the promised land of web-based passive income as quickly as possible. As I went through the tutorials, I remember thinking to myself that it couldn’t be this easy to set up a website. This WordPress thing was incredible! There were so many themes to choose from and there was a plugin for every feature I could want. And best of all, I didn’t need to know any code to set this thing up.

Fast forward a bit, and I had started over 30 sites built on WordPress trying to make some money. Because of what I had learned, I was able to land a few marketing clients and make a bit of money that way even though my sites weren’t producing. Realizing that client work was the only thing really working, I thought I would set up a small business directory for my city to give me an easier “in” with local businesses. I started doing research and found there were only 2 local business directory themes for WordPress at the time. I picked the one with the most features and got started.

I quickly learned that the theme underdelivered. It was more or less unusable and the support was pretty awful. There happened to be a developer in the support forums who had also purchased the theme thinking that he’d save himself some work on a client project. When things looked as though they would not be resolved anytime soon, he forked the theme and invited all of the angry customers in the forum to join him on with a useable theme.

To make a long story short, I purchased this new version as well as another directory theme that had come out in the meantime. I decided to stick with the forked version of the theme I had originally selected, and set up my site. However, due to the fact that I had bought and tested all of them, I started another website and wrote a comprehensive review of these local directories for whoever would come after me. I stuck in a few affiliate links, published the post, and promptly forgot all about it.

A few days later when I logged in to check the support forums for some answers, I flipped over to my affiliate dashboard and saw that I had made two sales! I couldn’t believe my good fortune. As it turns out, no one else had written that type of review for those themes so I was ranking really well in Google for the terms. So the thought occurred to me, “How can I do this again?” I started writing a few more reviews and doing some guest posting to get more traffic to the site. It worked pretty well, and after a couple of theme changes I had a pretty nice site, some good traffic, and some monthly pocket change.

Today, I have a successful company that does mostly WP work for our clients and maintains several WP sites of our own including this site and our original theme directory. I absolutely love what I do, and I’m thankful to the WP community that has made all of this possible by their contributions. WordPress has given me the opportunity to follow my dreams of starting and running a company, and I sincerely hope that this section of our blog will help you do the same.

20 Cherry WordPress Themes for Your Business

We are already quite far from ancient Greek times when the Olympic Games showed who is the best. But nowadays the same kind of competition goes in the web. The one who has the best website wins the attendees. And the one with the most attendees rules the world. So everyone does his best to make the website catchy.

But what can really attract the visitors and make them choose your website out of tones of others? It needs to be well-organized, have up-to-date look, be really handy and user-orientated, also be compatible to mobile devices and more, and more, and more… The more nuances you will take into consideration the more visitors you will get.

Now you may think that it is hard to consider all the details when you need to create a website from the very beginning. And you should admit that creating a website from scratch can be a pretty expensive and time-consuming process. So to have opportunity to concentrate your attention on details and polishing you may use a pre-designed template and build you website with a free CMS like WordPress.

Advantages of WordPress over other CMS.

To list everything WP could do here would literally make this page too large to load. To cut a long story short, it is absolutely perfect for the beginners, those webmasters who want to operate the website themselves but have just started mastering web technologies. It is fast and user-orientated. Moreover, you can find dozens of free or low-cost plugins, so that you can easily adjust the template to the perfect image of your personal website. In a nutshell, WordPress is giving you control over your own content.

Save your Energy and Money with a Ready-Made WordPress Theme

Some may say think that building your website from scratch will make it perfect and unique. Yes, it will be 100% unmatchable, but it will need efforts to make it perfect. With all the plugins and functions affordable you can easily have your ready-made theme match your expectations. It will definitely cost you less and your website will go live within several days.

I have decided to list for you 20 of our best themes! Here are some of the advantages of our themes over other’s.

Flexibility

All of the templates are based on the Cherry framework, which makes them easier to handle.

Compatibility

As more and more people use their mobile devices to get all the necessary information, you need to be sure that your website is mobile-ready. These ones are.

Licensed Images

Along with the theme you also get the images that go with it for free. (This isn’t true of all providers.) Although if you feel like replacing them, it’s an easy thing to do.

The Biggest Provider

All the templates in this post are provided by the biggest and oldest provider in the internet – TemplateMonster.com. This means you will receive 24/7 support and assistance in maintaining your theme.

So here are 20 themes we have chosen for you. Just go ahead and choose whatever you’d like.

White Security – Insurance Company WordPress Theme

Looks firm and secure. Just show your clients you do care of them.

Insurance With Benefits WordPress Theme

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Fresh View – Landscape Design WordPress Theme

To make a real masterpiece out of plain land plot. It is hard to imagine how it can look like. So just share your works with your clients with the help of this theme.

Landscape Design Alive WordPress Theme

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Changes Within – Family Psychology WordPress Theme

Those who have problems and are seeking for help want to be healed. They need to feel they are not alone with their problem and there are people who are eager to help them. The color scheme and design of the theme aims at instilling comfort and making people believe they come to the right place.

Family Psychologist WordPress Theme

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Bon Appetit – Restaurant WordPress Theme

Bright and catchy, this theme will definitely attract you lots of clients.

Good Restaurant WordPress Theme

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Building Solutions – Construction Projects WordPress Theme

What is built on a proper foundation is going to be stable. Both physically and with a theme such as this.

Construction Projects WordPress Theme

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Trust and Stability – Financial Company WordPress Theme

A fantastic navigation design, a well-organized structure, and this color scheme will gain trust for your company from the first glance.

Financial Consultant WordPress Theme

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Sweet Land – Confectionary Shop WordPress Theme

No one would be able to resist cakes, cupcakes, biscuits, pastries and other confection!

Cute Sweet Shop WordPress Theme

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Latest News – News Portal WordPress Theme

Sharing the latest, hottest news along with popular photos is easy to do with this theme.

Interesting News Portal WordPress Theme

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Luxury and Stylish – Limousine Services WordPress Theme

Designed in light grey with simple black elements, this theme looks stylish and reserved, just as a limousine service should.

Limousine Services Ready-to-Use WordPress Theme

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Sunny Bright – Volleyball WordPress Theme

Display recent volleyball events, news, services, photos, and videos with this bright theme.

Flat Volleyball WordPress Theme

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Light Solutions – IT Company WordPress Theme

A snow-white theme highlighted with grey and red elements. It’s minimalistic feel is definitely stylish. It would be a perfect theme for those who run an IT business.

IT Company WordPress Theme

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Growing Crops – Farm Industry WordPress Theme

On a dark grey color scheme, the pictures of fruits and vegetables look even more appealing and juicy. It is the best choice for those who run a farming business.

Farm Industry WordPress Theme

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Light Green – Golf Club WordPress Theme

Sport events need to be well organized. This theme makes it easy.

Golf Club WordPress Theme

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Glossy and Fashionable – Photographer WordPress Theme

A successful photographer needs to run a website to showcase his or her portfolio. This theme can do that, and is also looks fashionable and professional.

Fashionable Photographer Portfolio WordPress Theme

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Easy Building – Construction Industry WordPress Theme

Your clients can easily find what they are looking for with this easily editable theme.

Effective Construction WordPress Theme

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Open Heart – Health Care Agency WordPress Theme

Caring means giving the warmth of your heart to those who need it. This theme will show your clients what you can do for them.

Motivational Rehabilitation WordPress Theme

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Fair Deal – Marketing WordPress Theme

Clean white theme with simple fonts. This one is minimalistic and clean. It would be perfect for a marketing and/or sales business.

Smooth Marketing Agency WordPress Theme

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Smooth Coral – Design Agency WordPress Theme

The theme is designed in warm coral and yellow colors highlighted with grey elements. Simple fonts and a stylish menu make it look original and creative.

Design Agency WordPress Theme

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Black and Yellow – Taxi Service WordPress Theme

A taxi theme that will suit any taxi company whether an individual driver or a fleet.

Taxi Services WordPress Theme

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Creative White – Advertising Company WordPress Theme

Bright colors alway look great on white background. This theme is bright, fancy, and creative. It could be a good choice for an advertising agency.

Advertising Agency WordPress Theme

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Making Money With WordPress

Money and Money BagsAs I thought about what types of content I wanted to write about on Press Castle, I wanted to do something a bit more unique. Most sites are sufficiently covering news, tutorials and how-tos, snippets, and reviews, so I decided I would dedicate a section of the Press Castle blog to making money with WordPress. This is the first post in this category, and I sincerely hope that the stories and tips shared here will inspire others to chase after their dreams, reach financial freedom, and make the web and the world better.

There is a lot of money to be made with WordPress. A LOT of money. And there are several different paths to choose from. I’ll explore some of these paths in this post with the goal in mind of trying to give enough examples to choose from whether you are a super coder genius or you still hunt and peck keys on your keyboard. So here we go:

Develop Themes and Plugins

This is the most obvious one, so we’ll start here. A recent post at YangPress, showcases 10 people that have made a million dollars or more via WordPress. Aside from Mr. WordPress himself (Matt Mullenweg), 8 out of the 9 others listed made their money developing premium items for the WordPress community. Obviously, there is money to be made here if you have the skills.

Blog for Fun and Profit

This is probably the second best known way of making money using WordPress. Just set up a blog, crank out some quality posts, and wholla! Instant money maker. Okay, so it’s not quite that simple, but blogging about your interests, your business, your hobbies, DIY ideas, how-tos, your crazy life, news, or a favorite micro niche can be quite profitable. In upcoming posts, we’ll showcase some of these authors that are making cash money and using WordPress as their platform. For now, you can check out ProBlogger and CopyBlogger as two of the most well known blogging sites that run on WP.

Run a Business Based on an App Theme

App themes have become very popular because they allow you to easily set up a world class website with all the user-friendliness that WordPress offers. There are themes for small business directories that mimic Yelp or the Yellow Pages, coupon sites that mirror RetailMeNot and Groupon, classified ads sites, job board sites, dating sites, community sites, review sites, and clones of popular websites such as Etsy, Fiverr, and Pinterest. There is endless opportunity here to make money from these ready-made, done-for-you themes.

Freelance

Being that WP now powers around 1 in every 5 sites on the web, there is a great need for WP related help that includes simple tasks like setting up a new site or installing plugins and themes to more skilled jobs such as maintaining servers, implementing proper security measures, or developing custom code. WordPress has such a large following that you are almost guaranteed to find someone you could help that knows even less than you do, even if you don’t know that much. You could help people out of the goodness of your heart (which you should), but people are often willing to pay for quick answers and/or help.

Write For a Living

Nearly every WP site has one thing in common: They all need content. Good writers always seem to be in short supply, and many people make a full time income off of getting paid to write for newspapers, magazines, or blogs, many of which are powered by WordPress. You may have to start by doing some freebies to start making a name for yourself, but once you get the ball rolling, you can do quite well. In fact, it wasn’t too long ago that I saw a post offering $200-$500 per post depending on the quality. If you could write a few of those per week, you’d be doing pretty well.

Start an Online Store

Once upon a time WordPress used to be only a blogging platform. Today, you can run a million dollar web store from it. With several e-commerce plugins to choose from, setting up your own store is pretty darn easy. You could sell “real world” items such as T-shirts, workout supplements, electronics, or hipster wear or you could sell digital goods such as ebooks, game cheat codes, music, or memberships… all using WordPress. As the old adage goes, “buy low, sell high,” and now you can do so on WordPress.

Buy and Sell WordPress Sites

If you like to shortcut the process of doing all of the work to get a site up and running yourself, you can simply buy a site that someone else has made. Sites like Flippa.com list websites for sale and you’re sure to find some WP sites that are already up, running, and making money that you can just buy outright and expand however you would like. Or, conversely, if you have a site that you don’t want anymore, you might be able to offload it to someone looking for a site to run.

Marketing WordPress Sites

Truth be told, it’s much easier to start a new site than it is to get people to come to it. The “If you build it, he will come”-mentality only works in the movie Field of Dreams. In the real world, you have to hustle to get your site or business in front of the people that are interested. That means advertising, networking, SEO, social media, and much else. There is a good deal of opportunity here to help people with WP sites get them in front of a targeted audience. Learning a bit of marketing could make you knowledgeable enough to help these people get the word out about their sites.

So there you have 8 ways to make money using WordPress. If you can think of any more, leave them in the comments!

Welcome to Press Castle (Beta)

At long last, we are incredibly pleased to announce the beta launch of this new site PressCastle.com!

WordPress has grown by leaps and bounds over the past years. It has morphed from a simple blogging platform into a full fledged CMS that now powers nearly 20% of the entire internet. Supported by an ever growing community of developers and designers, there are now over 15,000 themes and over 30,000 plugins that have been created for WordPress as well as a large assortment of other tools ranging from drag and drop interfaces to code generators to WordPress-specific hosting platforms to 3rd party services that provide everything from security to marketing.

PressCastle.com was created as a repository for many of such WordPress happenings. We have searched the internet far and wide to find as many themes as we could, and we have plans to bring you fantastic collections of other WordPress awesomeness as we find it. For now, we’ve collected over 13,000 themes, categorized them, and are in the process of adding valuable filters based on things such as compatibility with WPMU, BuddyPress, and other popular plugins. Other filters include purchase options (is the theme part of a theme club or no? does the theme have recurring costs or no?) and the framework the site is built on (Bootstrap, Genesis, etc.). So far, we are very pleased with the results. We can proudly say that we have the largest and most up to date index of WordPress themes on the web and that we plan to keep it that way. We are constantly updating our site with new theme releases as well as removing any items that have been discontinued by their authors to ensure that our site stays up to date and relevant.

We are currently in beta as we add all of the bells and whistles that we hope will make this site an incredibly valuable resource to the community. At this time we are also looking for writers which you can read about here.

We appreciate you visiting our site and we would love to hear any feedback you have for us, good or bad. You can get in touch with us here.

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