Tasty Showcase – Free WordPress Theme
Finally, presenting the winner of theme battle #3. Tasty Showcase was a template designed by Brad of DemusDesign, who also coded it in XHTML/CSS/JS. I then took the coded template and ported it to WordPress. It has a ton of widgetized areas, including widgetized footers (plural).
Read on to see the features, including how to use the slider, in more detail…
Displayed on the homepage, this Karmic Flow powered slider will display your four latest posts with a custom image should you choose.
Once you have a custom image sized 653×367 (653 pixels wide, 367 pixels high) simply input the absolute URL to the image in the built-in custom write panel.
If you don’t have an image, the theme will automatically use one of the placeholder images (depending on which slot it is) if you don’t specify one yourself. That means even if you don’t have any images, there will still be a different picture for each one.
This theme is chock-full of widgetized areas, 14 to be exact. Here’s where they are, and what they do:
- Sidebar – Four areas, one full width above, two half widths, and one full width below
- Footer – Five areas, one for each column
- Home Footer – Four areas, one for each column
- 404 Template – One area, so you can customize your 404 pages
Keep in mind the “Home Footer” areas are only used on the homepage (where the slider is). The rest of the footer widget areas are controlled through the “Footer” ones, and affect every other page on the site besides the homepage.
The above diagram shows all the “Sidebar” and “Footer” widget areas. Not pictured are the “Home Footer” areas (basically the same place as the regular footer, except on the homepage) and the 404 template widget areas.
I bet you all forgot about theme battles, didn’t you? I know it was a few months between the conclusion of the voting and the release of the winning theme (this one) but better late than never.
I’d also like to thank Cristian Antohe of Cozmos Labs for spotting a bug on the theme via Twitter. Also a special thanks to Omar Corrales of Slimmity who tested the theme himself and provided some good feedback, including several bug fixes before the release.
Let me know what you think of the theme in the comments, I’d really love to hear your feedback.