RedPepper – Free WordPress Theme
Today we have a very cool free WordPress theme, originally designed by growldesign. It may look like a normal blog layout (with Gravatar-enabled comments) from the front end, but with a little WordPress tweaks – this theme is suitable for business website or portfolio. These features will be gone over below.
And now on to the features…
Don’t like how the default sidebar looks? Want to change it around? It’s easy with this widgetized theme. Control your sidebar with the build in WordPress widgets feature.
Custom Page Headers
Making use of the original header graphics in the RedPepper template, I have decided to integrate these in the pages through custom fields. To activate this feature, you’ll need to input 2 custom field key/value sets. The first key is is page_header. There is a choice of 5 header graphics which can be displayed depending on the custom field you choose.
In addition to the graphic, another requirement is to use the page_message key. This is where you will type in a small message to be displayed over the header graphic.
If none of this makes sense to you, hopefully the above screenshot will clear things up. This exact same custom field set is used on the “about” page on the demo.
Hope you all like this theme. Remember, you don’t need a blog on your front page. This theme may be best used in conjunction with a separate blog posts page, so you can take advantage of the custom page headers for the different pages of your website. If there’s anything confusing, feel free to let me know in the comments.