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5 Quick Ways to Fix Up Your WordPress Theme

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Let’s face it, not all WordPress themes are coded perfectly (*cough* not even mine *cough*). Theme designers may forget to add little bits of code that may cause undue stress for the theme user. Poorly coded themes may cause feed readers to not recognize WordPress’ RSS/Atom feeds. They may cause certain plugins to be rendered

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Spring Bloom – Free WordPress Theme

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Today we have a very nice looking free WordPress theme, originally designed by Christopher Robinson of Edg3, and ported into WordPress by myself. The Spring Bloom template has been downloaded over 16,000 times on oswd.org and over 3,000 times at OpenDesigns.org. The sidebar is widget-ready, including the search box. Live Demo | Download

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New site layout at Theme Lab

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I’ve been wanting to get a new wider 3 column layout for Theme Lab for a while now, as I felt the single sidebar was far too crowded. Thanks to designer Ben Swift’s assistance I was able to make it happen. I also wanted to point out the more prominent sponsors area to the right,

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My Portfolio – Free WordPress Theme

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I’m proud to present Theme Lab’s 50th WordPress theme. This is a one column layout perfect for a personal blog or portfolio site. It was designed by Templatefusion.org and of course – ported into WordPress by myself. This one features a theme options page to remove page list items from the top navigation menu. Live

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See How Easy It Is To Widgetize WordPress Themes

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Making your themes widget-ready really isn’t as difficult as you might think. Widgetizing your theme usually involves making your sidebar items widget-ready. I go over what exactly a widget-ready theme is in a previous article. If you have a theme coded in clean CSS, it could even take 5 minutes or less, and I’ll show

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Is your bbPress installation returning 404 errors?

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This is something that has been bothering me for the longest time. My bbPress forum installation which I use for theme support, among other things, was returning 404 errors in headers. These forums were integrated into my WordPress installation here so I could have the same layout, etc. Google Webmaster tools kept reporting 404 errors

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Nature Blog – Free WordPress Theme

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This is another very nice theme designed by Ben Swift and coded into WordPress by me. It’s perfect for ad space with 125×125 ads on the sidebar. There’s also a nicely styled calendar which you can use with the widgets. Not only is the sidebar widget-ready, but so is the footer. There’s room for about

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