The most exciting new open-source blog platform this year, Ghost 0.3 beta has finally been released to the public and is ready for you to use for your own new blog. It’s not 100% finished yet, but it’s already good enough that Envato has used it to launch the new Inside Envato blog — and it’s a great platform for you to start a new Markdown-powered blog that gives you an easy way to share your thoughts with the world.
Ghost is a bit more involved to get running than, say, WordPress, but we’ve already covered everything you need to get a new Ghost blog running. And once it’s running, Ghost is insanely easy to use. You’ll likely find yourself writing more than ever when it’s this simple to publish.
But what good’s a new blog without a shiny new theme? The default theme’s pretty nice, but if you want more than that, you’re in luck. There’s already dozens of beautiful Ghost themes online, ready for you to add to your Ghost blog or tweak to look just like you want, including over 30 on the ThemeForest Ghost marketplace, a handful of nice themes from the new Theme Spectre and Polygonix teams, and free themes on GitHub. Here’s our dozen favorite Ghost themes from across the web:
Magento is one of the best open-source eCommerce CMSes out there. It offers webmasters a ton of features and plenty of flexibility with which to create online stores. It’s infinitely customizable and there are plenty of great themes available to make your site look professional and welcoming to your customers.
I’ve picked out some of the very best Magento themes that you can find in the ThemeForest marketplace, the marketplace for website themes and templates run by our parent company Envato. Each of these themes is unique and can make it easier for you to design the perfect eCommerce site for your business, so let’s dive right in! (more…)
E-commerce is big business, but a badly designed website (from both an aesthetic and experience perspective) can turn people away. I can definitely confirm this, through personal experience. Fortunately, there’s a selection of great, premium themes available on ThemeForest. In this roundup, we’re going to take a look at some of the e-commerce themes available on ThemeForest for WordPress and other CMSes. (more…)
There’s a lot of Tumblr users out there and, if you decide to join, you might find that the stock, free themes just don’t cut it. Fortunately, for little more than ten dollars, you can give a much needed update to your Tumblr blog with some of the fantastic Tumblr themes produced by the ThemeForest designer community. In this article, we’re going to take a look at some of the best themes for Tumblr available to buy today on ThemeForest. (more…)
On of WordPress’s key advantages is the wide and diverse catalogue of themes available for the platform, created by the design community. Some of the most popular premium (premium, by design, of course) themes come from our parent company Envato’s very own marketplace, ThemeForest, which hosts some fantastic web, mobile and WordPress themes.
In this roundup, we’re going to take a look at 50 of the best WordPress themes available on the ThemeForest marketplace, across a variety of categories. There’s tons of brilliant themes from a variety of WordPress developers across the internet, but we wanted to showcase some of the amazing themes coming out from the freelancers and businesses that sell themes on ThemeForest. You might just find one that perfect for your next blog, or two, or three. (more…)
While WordPress is commonly used as a backend for blogs, it can be used for a number of other purposes such as eCommerce and other types of webpages which serve a specific purpose. To build these sites within WordPress, you will need to download a specific theme which fits your needs, or you’ll need to mix specialized plugins with a theme to create a new app-style site.
There are tons of themes available for WordPress that can turn your site into a new app, but some aren’t the greatest, and others aren’t incredibly unique. That’s why I’ve put together this list of my favorite app themes for WordPress. These themes are well designed, stable, and can help you take your WordPress site far beyond a traditional blog. In fact, your finished site might look nothing like a blog, but it’ll still be just as easy to manage as simple WordPress blog.
Tumblr. With its creation it tried to usher in a new style of blogging, something more like an expanded tweet and yet still a rather shrunken weblog. The focus on mixed content, pictures and video and audio and text, was well received by the web community, and as a platform, Tumblr continues to grow.
From the design world, Tumblr’s easy themeing capabilities helped it gain a quick following from amateur and professional alike. Today we’ve roundup 15 awesome Tumblr themes from some of the best designers in the field.
WordPress Rocks. Over the years WordPress has proved its mettle as a revolutionary blogging Platform and it hasn’t stopped just there. Both the core WordPress developers and third party developers have gone above and beyond their means to convert WordPress into a next generation Content Management System that can run anything.
From blogs to online stores, WordPress runs everything. After the break, let us take a look at some of the coolest themes and apps that can help you manage and enhance your WordPress experience.
One reason blogs become so popular so fast is the availability of a variety of themes, both free and paid. Themes have aid people in developing an identity and voice. All the blogging platforms out there have an extensive collection of themes, templates & skins to spice up your content. Blogger, one of the earliest self publishing platforms, also allows customizing your blog, albeit with far less options than platforms like WordPress.
In recent times, Blogger seems to be overwhelmed by the rival platforms, primarily WordPress and Tumblr, hogging the limelight. Even without much hoopla and frequent feature additions, Blogger is a solid self-publishing platform, which is sadly being abandoned by casual and professional bloggers alike. But we haven’t forgotten Blogger and have rounded up a few unusual & cool themes to kindle some interest in your minds.
In the past few years, self publishing on the Internet has come a long way. With a number of platforms pioneering easy to use authoring tools and incredibly affordable pricing- click to configure & self hosted – writers can just focus on delivering quality content instead of managing a complex backend.
To make things even more simpler, Posterous jumped the gun by launching self publishing via emails. Type in the content in your favorite text editor or in the email compose window and send mail it to your preset blog email id to get it posted in your blog. Same is the case with images, audio and video. It’s just ridiculously simple. Recently Posterous has opened up the platform for custom themes and let us check out 15 of the very best among the selection.