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10 Free WordPress Themes for Small Businesses

10 Free WordPress Themes for Small Businesses
This post originally appeared on the American Express OPEN Forum, where Mashable regularly contributes articles about leveraging social media and technology in small business. There are a lot of WordPress themes out there. Whether you're looking for a souped up, paid premium template or a free alternative, it seems everyone and their grandma has created a tweak on the basic two-column or three-column WordPress model. While it can be a little daunting to sort through the many options, the explosion of available templates is a healthy sign of a vibrant, sometimes prolific, design community. Picking a theme for your blog can be much like picking the right pair of shoes. Have a look through our picks, and do let us know if there are any personal favorites we missed in the comments. 1. Think of this as small business 101. 2. Colourise is a nice choice for edgier, more graphics-based companies. 3. Makisig is a little more corporate with cleaner lines and more conventional design choices. 4.

10 Beautiful and Free WordPress 3.0-Ready Themes This series is supported by Rackspace, the better way to do hosting. Learn more about Rackspace's hosting solutions here. WordPress 3.0 was released a little over a month ago, ushering in a bevy of new features for designers and developers. Lots of the biggest changes to WordPress 3.0 took place under the hood — the merging of the WordPress MU codebase with WordPress proper, custom post and taxonomy types, and support for easy custom menus in themes that support that feature. Series supported by Rackspace Rackspace is the better way to do hosting.

24 Impressive Blog Plugins You Should Consider One of the great things about blogging is how easy it is to set up a blog on any of the multitude of blogging platforms. While there are many options for building your blog, one of the most popular platforms is However, what you get when you set up a WordPress blog can be pretty basic depending on the theme you choose. Photo credit: Plugins extend and expand the functionality of your WordPress blog. Which Plugins Should You Use? When it comes to plugins, how do you choose which to add to your blog? To come up with this list, I asked my Facebook fans for suggestions. Popular plugins fall into a couple of categories: those that enhance your readers’ experience, and those behind the scenes that help you with blog management and optimization. How to Install Plugins For the sake of brevity, I picked a finite number to feature. To install any of these plugins, log in to your WordPress admin dashboard, click on Plugins and then search by name (see figure below).

10 Free Drupal Themes for Small Business This post originally appeared on the American Express OPEN Forum, where Mashable regularly contributes articles about leveraging social media and technology in small business. With the emergence of excellent open source content management systems (CMS) in recent years, a business seeking to develop a professional online presence rapidly at a reasonable cost is a reality. Drupal, an open source CMS used by large corporations and governmental organizations such as CNN, AOL,, Harvard and many others, is a wonderful option for businesses needing a powerful website without the typical costs of having one made from scratch. It's highly customizable to your needs, and with the thousands of free Drupal themes out there, you can build a site that will impress your customers. This is a collection of free Drupal themes that are suitable for small businesses. 1. This cleanly designed Drupal theme is built specifically for e-commerce sites. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

10+ Resources For Free Professional Wordpress Themes The following list features some of the best WordPress designers, with free portfolio, magazine and minimalist themes, amongst many others, available for download. Woo Themes Woo Themes have some of the best premium themes out there, and every now and then they generously release a theme for free. One of their best free themes of all times is Irresistible, which is perfect for those of you looking for a life-streaming WordPress theme. Their other free themes include magazine themes, and straightforward minimalist blogs. Graph Paper Press Graph Paper Press has a small collection of free WordPress themes, which are the perfect choice for those of you looking for a stunning portfolio theme. Press 75 Press 75 releases one new, free WordPress themes theme every now and then. FrogsThemes FrogsThemes showcases some of the best in portfolio WordPress themes, and they always have a couple of free themes on display. Templatic Moon Themes Theme Junkie ThemeShift Shaken & Stirred Padd Solutions

20 Things I Learned About Browsers and the Web Top 100 Most Beautiful Wordpress Themes WordPress is the most popular blogging platform. It is a very powerful tool with which some people exercise their right to speech, others just as a hobby or as a source of income. However, the first impact is provided by the site’s design so is important that the theme will be good and appropriate to site content. Below you can see the most beautiful 100 WordPress themes that we have gathered. Cumulus Imbalance Shaken AutoFocus+ Fotofolio Landscape Mansion SimpleFolio Smashing Multimedia Fullscreen Brave Zeenat Monokrome Portfolio – WPESP Theme Selecta Work-a-holic BlueBubble Lap of Luxury Katana Koi Bueno Notepad Theme The Seven Five Simplo Galaxy Aparatus Zexee Obscure Designpile Obscorp The Side Blog Theme Dangdoot Blissful Blog Voidy Delicate Boldy Titan Theme Simple Organization Neutra The Columnist Aurelius The WhatsUp WPCount Maimpok Reptile Satoshi Ulap Theme MiniCard LiveTwit Irresistible WildDreams Masinop

Livestream - Be There :: Broadcast LIVE streaming video Top 10 Free WordPress 3.0 Ready Themes Just a few ago ago, WordPress introduced there 13th major release, the much anticipated ‘Thelonious’ (WP 3.0). As with every other major release, to accommodate all of the new features there has been some (mostly minor) compatibility issues with a number of themes. As such, the WP community has been working hard to update all of there themes and plugins to make them WP3.0 ready and to make best use of all of the exciting and new features. After some extensive research from todays author (Sven Salmonsson ) we have a list of his top ten favorite free WordPress 3.0 fully compatible themes. 1. Morning After is perhaps the original WordPress magazine-styled theme, with more than 100,000 downloads to date it is also by far the most popular. 2. Structure is a WP 3.0 theme available in four variants, all based on an attractive and effective minimalist style. 3. Mansion is a distinct theme geared toward photobloggers. 4. 5. The premium quality Magazeen theme oozes functionality and style. 6. 7.