Transmission – Free WordPress Theme
Today we have a very special release of a feature packed, high-quality WordPress theme. You may remember over a month ago I coded and released the Simply AIO theme, originally designed by Nuvio Templates. In the comments someone expressed interest in coding their Transmission template as well. After some collaboration with Nuvio, it’s finally ready. You can see the live demo here. Download it here. Screenshot is below.
Now let’s get onto the features…
This theme is compatible with the flickrRSS plugin. Simply install this plugin, fill out your Flickr id and how many images you want displayed, and you have the photostream visible on your homepage. It’s ideal with 5 images displayed using the thumbnails.
Don’t use Flickr? No problem, just don’t install the plugin and you won’t see anything.
Featured Homepage Image
Like the Monochrome theme, this theme uses custom fields you can use to add an optional image to your latest blog post. Simply upload the image you want to your topstory-images directory and add a custom field with topstory_image as the key, and the name of the image as the value, like this:
Homepage Post Display Control
Similar to the Imagination theme, you can control how many posts are displayed on the homepage through an options page within your WordPress administration panel. It looks like this:
As you can see, you can control how many pages are displayed on the left side, and how many on the right.
The Transmission theme has a fully widgetized sidebar. This includes the search box, as well as the Feeds section, so you have complete control over the sidebar.
8 Different Styles
I guess we saved the best for last? This free download comes with 8 different styles to choose from. Don’t have a favorite color? Just use the AIO (all-in-one) version to have a dynamic style switcher on your site where visitors can choose their preferred style. You can see the live demo of the AIO version in action here.
That’s about it. Feel free to comment if you like the theme. I have to ask all support related questions be asked in the Transmission support forum where I’ll try to personally answer all support questions. Enjoy!
Note: This theme is also available on the WordPress Themes page at NuvioTemplates.com where you can download specific color styles separately if you wish.
Another Note: Don’t try to install the download available here at Theme Lab with OneClick or any other automated theme installer, because it’s not going to work with all the separate color styles included in the package.