11+ Excellent Responsive WordPress Business Themes for Entrepreneurs, Startups, and Agencies in 2015

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In this article, we look at a few of the nicest responsive business themes now available for the WordPress platform.  If you’re an entrepreneur with a startup or agency, and want to forego an expensive custom design for your new website (or just need a makeover for an old one), one of these themes will help you out.

When selecting these themes, we had a very loose criteria – they needed to be responsive, modern, and clean.  That means nothing overstuffed and bogged down in gimmicks.  Designs that put fancy visual effects ahead usability are best  avoided.  All of the themes here are easy to use, offer speedy performance, and work great across the full range of devices.  They all include an options panel for easy customization and branding.

And nothing that looks like it was designed in 2008 made the cut.

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Show Your Work: 15+ Awesome Portfolio WordPress Themes for Artists, Freelancers, Design Agencies, Photographers & Other Creative Professionals in 2015

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In this roundup, we look at some truly excellent portfolio themes for WordPress.  Aimed toward building websites for visual artists, photographers, design agencies, freelancers, and other types of creative professionals, these themes offer an inexpensive way to showcase your work and art online.

This is one of the most popular genres of WordPress themes, and there’s a ton of them.  That’s right; they’re intangible, digital products, and yet there’s so many of them that they still weigh in at a ton.  If you’ve searched for the perfect theme already and haven’t been able to decide, any one on this list ought to fit the bill.   Read More

21+ Best Free & Responsive WordPress Business Themes for Agencies & Startups in 2015

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In today’s Siteturner roundup, we take a look at the best free WordPress business themes available for 2015.  If your startup or agency is looking to save money on design & development, any one of the themes on this list should provide a good, inexpensive (free!) starting point.

For those of you tired of questionable, mixed-bag lists (there’s way too many “best of” lists that prominently feature hideous, broken themes), know that we selected these WordPress themes by hand, and that we curate the list by hand.   I (the writer of this piece) am a living human being, as opposed to a soulless, theme-shilling automaton.  Our selection process is pretty straight-forward: does it look good? Does it work like it’s supposed to? Are there some cool features? Is it easy to use? Is it actually free, or is it a severely restricted “freemium” product? Read More

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WordPress Development Basics: Use functions.php to Add a Custom Menu to Your Theme

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In our last WordPress Development Basics article, we created a bare bones WordPress theme from scratch.   In this article, we’ll add a custom navigation menu to that theme with the help of functions.php.

The WordPress theme we created last time around was just about as simple as a WordPress theme can be, consisting of only four files: style.css, header.php, index.php, and footer.php.   But almost all free and premium WordPress themes also include a file called functions.php.  It’s not a requirement, but functions.php works a bit like a plugin, allowing developers too add functionality to their themes beyond the capabilities of templates and stylesheets.  Custom navigation, for example! Read More

WordPress Development Basics: Create a New Theme from Scratch in 7 Steps


Want to create a brand-new WordPress theme from scratch?  Feel overwhelmed by the information in the WordPress Codex? In this article, we simplify the process and break it down into easy to follow steps.

For this tutorial, we assume that you already have a working installation of WordPress and a basic understanding of HTML and CSS.  If you’re brand new to WordPress development, and you need help setting up a development environment, we recommend checking out this roundup of your best options. Read More

11+ Excellent Tumblr-Style WordPress Themes for 2015

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For this roundup, we picked out a few of the best Tumblr-style WordPress themes.  These minimalistic themes are perfect for writers and bloggers who love the simplicity of Tumblr, but don’t want to miss out on the power and extensibility provided by the WordPress platform.

When putting this list together, we discovered that many of the older tumblog themes on the market are starting to look dated.  With that in mind, we tried to select newer themes that reflect contemporary design trends and layouts.  We also purposely avoided including overtly complex themes: for this roundup, less was more. Read More

6+ Best Content Sharing Themes for WordPress in 2015

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Hey folks! In this Siteturner collection, we have a look at the best content sharing themes for WordPress.  If you’ve got it in mind to build a website around user-generated content, and you’ll be using the WordPress platform to do it, one of these themes will help you out.

Considering the popularity of leading content sharing websites like Piniterest, StumbleUpon, and Reddit, it surprised us to discover only a handful of sharing themes to choose from while assembling this list.   Perhaps most webmasters are getting their content sharing functionality from plugins; perhaps some are developing custom solutions and themes.  Regardless, we did turn up some strong products, and narrowed our roundup to six stand-outs. Read More