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  • July 2014: 20 Fresh and Free WordPress Themes of the Month

    We are back with our third month in a row, where all the new entries to the WordPress theme stage are being designed responsive. New ranking factors at Google take mobile usability into account, so building websites that are not mobile-ready today is shortsighted , to say the least. Don’t get caught that easy. Use one of our new entries instead. For another month we went out into the wild to search for the newest and coolest WordPress themes available. In the following article, we introduce you to our findings.



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  • June 2014: 20 Fresh and Free WordPress Themes of The Month

    We are back with our second month in a row, where all the new entries to the WordPress theme stage are being designed responsive. As you may have already heard, Google is going to penalize sites that are not optimized for mobile rather sooner than later. Now is the right time to not build your brand-new project on a non-responsive theme. Don’t say we haven’t warned you, if you do anyway. For another month we went out into the wild to search for the newest and coolest WordPress themes available. In the following article, we introduce you to our findings.



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  • May Celebrations: 20 Fresh and Free WordPress Themes from May 2014

    Here we have it, our first month with all the new entries to the WordPress theme stage being designed responsive. That was faster than we had estimated. But, we won’t complain. Bootstrap is also continuing to go strong, while minimal design still rules. Administering theme options from a backend options panel is becopming more and more common. Theming is getting easier by the minute. For another month we went out into the wild to search for the newest and coolest WordPress themes available. In the following article, we introduce you to our findings.



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  • Game of WordPress: Set Your Eyes on Fire by Watching a 40 Hours Experts Show

    I admit it. I can`t get enough of the “Game of Thrones” show, and as a late discoverer I had the joy to watch an entire season almost in one go. I couldn`t stop watching the epic wrestling for the iron throne and I pressed the stop button much later than it was healthy for my eyes and energy level at the next weekday’s morning. I learned something about dragons and deadly weapons, but this sadly didn`t help me when I straight ran into a problem with our WordPress installation, which cost me another two grey hairs. To avoid this I should possibly have watched an entirely different show…



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  • WP Job Manager: Free WordPress Plugin Lets You Build Your Own Job Board

    Job boards have grown in popularity over the last few years. Due to the fact that more and more people work project-based rather than in lifetime occupations, searching for new jobs has become a frequent task to many of us. Especially in these cases, official job boards often fall short. Specialized boards are much better suited. So, if you maintain a service, say an online magazine, aiming at a certain industry, say designers and developers, you might have thought about integrating job board functionality already. We know, we at the Smashing family did. If you don’t have the same power to invest, a free job board plugin by the name of WP Job Manager might just be what you’re looking for.



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  • Spring Cleaning: 20 Fresh and Free WordPress Themes from April 2014

    It’s us again, your deep web theme divers. Continuing with our monthly series, we bring forward a new list of 20 fresh themes for a variety of purposes. Although there is a lot of color in some of the designs, the minimalism is still the common denominator. The following themes are very simple, yet advanced and good to be used as is or to experiment with them to create something unique for your or your client’s site.



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  • Fresh Breeze: 20 Brand-new Free WordPress Themes from February/March 2014

    The world of WordPress themes is constantly growing. That’s for sure. What’s changing is the focus of the themes. More and more themes are created with mobile in mind. Bootstrap has become a favorite foundation even in WordPress design and flat and responsive are more and more common. In a few months from now I assume we will not even have to state the responsiveness of a theme. It will have become standard by then. Today we have the latest new entries to the scene for you. All themes shown below have been created in February and March of this year or have undergone a complete overhaul, which basically led to a rebirth of the given theme.



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  • Total Recall #4: The Ultimate Collection of the 100 Best Free WordPress Themes of 2013

    Thanks for voting our Total Recall series a success. A whole lot of people have been reading our first three parts, so we decided to give you all more of the good stuff and extend our series into other topics. Today we bring you the ultimate collection of the 100 best free WordPress themes of 2013, and hope you enjoy it as much as you did with icons, UI sets and HTML/PSD templates. You might think, choosing a premium theme guarantees for the best possible experience, when it comes to building a WordPress site. This is certainly true in a lot of cases, ye there are quite a few free templates that have much to offer when it comes to functionality. Along with basic features that are inherent to almost every modern theme, they are also rich in specific components that depending on the type of theme can of course vary. You can easily create a website that is populated with various widgets, sliders, carousels, galleries, lightboxes, even contact forms that are traditionally found only in paid versions. As for customization, it is also not a problem since each theme provides its owner with a small yet effective option panel that helps you change the background, set coloring, quickly upload logos and much more.



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  • Big Time Saver: Becoming a WordPress Pro (Near-)Instantly

    WordPress powers a massive amount of websites and has rightfully become the go-to solution for most small to medium businesses. It is easy to comprehend, easy to install and easy to administer. Yet, it isn’t as easy as 1-2-3. Getting to know one’s ways around the system is not to be done intuitively. So you’ll need to do a bit of learning – one way or another. And you know, if you could just master WordPress, you’d be well on your way to creating fantastic websites!



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  • Minimal is the New Black: 20 Fresh Free WordPress Themes from January 2014

    Continuing with our monthly series, today we bring you a new edition of the most recent and beautiful themes available. All our new entries sport a minimal style, which is undoubtedly growing in popularity. In order to improve their websites’ speed, to ensure that visitors focus on content and – not least – granting a perfect experience on mobile devices, many website creators are switching to minimal themes. Reason enough for us to lay a focus on clean, flat and all around more simplistic designs.



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