Simple Gray

Simple Gray is a minimalist WordPress theme we did a couple years ago. Having not touched it once in over a year, with the launch of Museum Themes, we figured it was time to revisit it. We’ll be revamping all our old free themes and officially releasing some of the ones we never got around to. Added features to Simple Gray are Twitter @anywhere hovercards, WordPress 3.0 menus, installation notes, Google’s Droid Sans web font, and some nice css3 shadows for browsers that can see them.

Color Garden

Color Garden is a free theme released on Museum Themes under the GPLv3. This theme is jam-packed with features, from WordPress 3.0 functionality to Twitter integration. Color Garden uses WP3.0′s custom header option, and comes with 4 unique headers that accent the 4 color palette options available on the theme options page. We’ve also built in custom menus, custom backgrounds, and post thumbnails, hitting all the bases for cutting-edge WordPress functionality. If you use Twitter, we’ve got you covered there, too, integrating Twitter’s new Tweet button into our existing social sharing block on single post pages and providing options to display your latest tweets in the sidebar or the footer. The footer and sidebar are completely widgetized, and the footer has three distinct columns to add widgets. If that wasn’t enough, we’ve embedded a custom typeface in the header using CSS font-face. Each color palette has its own unique stylesheet, so you can easily use this theme as a framework or build child themes (or skins) for it.

Middle Name: Danger

Middle Name: Danger is the brother to Baby SweetTooth. It’s got the same magazine-style layout and multiple widgetized sidebars with optional video embed and FeedBurner integration. In fact, everything cool about Baby SweetTooth is there in Middle Name: Danger, the only difference is the boy colors vs. the pink and brown in SweetTooth. Whereas Baby SweetTooth was a re-release, we never released Middle Name: Danger because we were waiting to work out the bugs of SweetTooth. Now that we have, we can release both, side-by-side, as they were meant to be, so you can be set for your baby girl’s blog or your baby boy’s blog (or both!).

Baby SweetTooth

Baby SweetTooth is a magazine-style theme styled for your baby girl. It takes inspiration from premium WordPress themes, scrapbooking, and baby girl’s clothing and decor. It’s built to share all of your thoughts and memories, pictures and videos in an easy-to-access page. If you use FeedBurner, you can add your FeedBurner ID in the theme options page and have your visitors, friends and family subscribe to updates by email. The theme options page allows you to specify which categories display on the home page, what images to use, everything that requires setting up, and the theme is smart enough to know if you haven’t set up some crucial areas, it won’t display them. Rather than forcing you to edit code just to get your site set up (which, if you’re doing a baby blog, you probably have much better things to do), we put all those variables in the back-end with easy documentation and a welcome page that lets you know when you need to set up your theme options.

In short, we took all the power and functionality of a premium theme and combined that with the appeal and design of a simple mommyblog. And made it free.

Erin’s sketchbook

erin’s sketchbook is a minimal WordPress theme we built for ourselves a couple years ago. It’s designed to be a good theme for art or photography, using a black background and minimal design to draw attention to the art or photography. It was based on another theme we did before that, Simple Black which, like Simple Gray, was a minimalist blog theme based around Kubrik. Since the two were closely related, we combined them, offering a theme options page to choose which style you prefer. We also added Twitter @anywhere hovercards, WordPress 3.0 menus, installation notes, and Google’s Droid Sans web font.

WP Bids

A truly unique theme, which gives freelancers the ability create elegant, professional, proposals using WordPress.  This WordPress “app” theme saves you valuable time while providing your clients with a high-impact proposal that will win your more projects.

Just a few of the awesome features:

  • Mobile, Print, and Web optimized proposals
  • Proposal templates for easy/fast production
  • Custom logo, copy, and everything else.  Tweak it however you need it!

Museum zine

AP Museum zine is a unique magazine-style WordPress theme suite with 3 distinct skins, custom font calls, social networking integration, full advertising integration, a total of 9 interchangeable background wallpapers, and widgetized sidebar and footer boxes. It’s Dynamic Content Gallery-ready, meaning that if you install and set up Studiograsshopper’s DCG plugin, the code is already built-in to integrate it into the site with notes in the backend for optimal DCG width. zine now has font controls, allowing you to choose what fonts you want to use for the text of the site, or, optionally, customize or turn off the custom fonts embedded in the 3 skins. AP Museum zine is named for the underground fanzine movement of the 90s and early 2000s, and takes its grunge style from the handmade, xeroxed ‘zines that defined the ‘zine scene.

Indian Flowers

This theme, inspired by vintage Indian batiks and tapestries, exudes grace and sophistication. 6 color palettes are available so you can choose the one to fit your mood, office or season. Built into the theme are our normal treasure trove of customized social networking icons, automagic Twitter hovercards for @usernames and configurable tweet displays, and social bookmarking options on posts. The theme is optimized for readability and includes built-in WordPress post thumbnails, custom nav menu and widgetized sidebar and footer.

WordPress Snippets

The idea behind WordPress Snippets is simple; to provide small snippets of code, helping you to create a magic WordPress Theme. The original documentation of WordPress is excellent, but not as straight forward as you may want. Straight forward is the lead word for WP Snippets. No talk, just Snippets.