Rounding Up This Week’s News, Coupons and Themes

Hello folks. This is a summary of all the news bits, theme coupons/deals and the new WordPress themes from this week—all in one post. As always, a lot of exciting things are happening in the world of WordPress themes.

First, the News Bits

  • WPZOOM acquired ProudThemes which adds six more WordPress themes to their arsenal. ProudThemes made some nice themes so this is a good move on WPZOOM’s part and great news for their club members who just got a few hundred dollars of themes for free overnight.
  • ThemeWarrior is celebrating its first year in business by giving away BreakingNewz for free for a limited time. They will also be giving away several of their other themes for free over the next few weeks so stay tuned.
  • Meet Andy Adams, The Theme Foundry‘s newest team member. Usually we don’t write about new team members but we made an exception in this case because Andy lives in a barn and has a picture to prove it!
  • PressWork is a new HTML5 drag-and-drop WordPress theme framework. It is free and will soon have commercial child themes. They are off to a great start with this project.

Now, Coupons and Deals

Here are the deals we’ve uncovered for WordPress themes this week.

Finally, the Themes Themselves

Here is a roundup of new WordPress themes released during the last few days.

Stunning WordPress Theme

Stunning from ThemeForest

Stunning is a multi-purpose theme for WordPress that has a unique design and that is heavy on portfolio features. You can build a portfolio section simply by uploading your images (auto-resized for you), assigning categories and choosing a layout. Visitors can sort your designs, photos, etc. by category. More than 100 shortcodes are including.

$35 (Single Site), Live Demo

Stufe' WordPress Theme

Stufe’ from ThemeForest

Stufe is a portfolio theme for WordPress with the utmost attention to detail. Everything from the homepage to the portfolio section to the blog has been meticulously designed. The look is trendy and fresh. It leverages Cufon font replacement for smooth, web-safe typography. This is perhaps a “six star” theme because of it’s thoughtful presentation depth of features.

$35 (Single Site), Live Demo

Designville WordPress Theme

Designville from ThemeForest

Designville is a business and portfolio theme for WordPress that comes with 13 color schemes. It has a slider on the homepage which supports various effects. You can use it to introduce your business and show off your work. The filterable portfolio section provides a place to upload all of your projects (images and video).

$35 (Single Site), Live Demo

Wings WordPress Theme

Wings from MOJO Themes

Wings is a multi-purpose WordPress theme especially suitable for businesses, freelancers and others who want a website that has a portfolio section and blog. This theme includes a set of custom shortcodes that you can use to enhance your content. It also has a contact form, supports video embedding and uses valid search engine friendly code.

$32 (Single Site), Live Demo

React WordPress Theme

React from The Theme Foundry

React is a portfolio theme with a minimalist design. Less is more. This WordPress theme provides an elegant, easily manageable way to present your designs, artwork, photos or other projects to potential new clients. And everything looks great on mobile devices thanks to the responsive layout (resize the demo window to see how the layout changes).

$68 (Multiple Sites), Live Demo

Eruption WordPress Theme

Eruption from ThemeForest

Eruption is a WordPress theme for businesses and independent professionals who want a unique looking website to share their portfolio, services and customer testimonials. It has post types and pages/widgets for showing these three types of content. The portfolio section uses a lightbox to display enlarged pictures upon clicking.

$35 (Single Site), Live Demo

FoodPress WordPress Theme

FoodPress from ThemeForest

FoodPress is a fantastically designed food and recipe blogging WordPress theme. You can make regular blog posts or post recipes. Recipe posts can include an ingredients list. There is a photo/post slider on the homepage to welcome your visitors with giant pictures of food.

$35 (Single Site), Live Demo

Castle WordPress Theme

Castle from WonderThemes

Castle is a trendy blog theme with a traditional layout. It has a classic right-hand sidebar for your widgets and an area on the left for your posts. It features custom fonts (Google Fonts or upload your own), has a logo management tool, custom widgets, shortcodes, ad manager and is translation-ready.

$25 (Multiple Sites), Live Demo

Even More New Themes? Yes

In case you missed it, see Tuesday’s new theme summary for a look at 13 more new WordPress themes from earlier this week.

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About Steven Gliebe

Steven is the founder of churchthemes.com and ChurchPage. He's been building websites since the 90's and now helps churches. Follow him at stevengliebe.com and on Twitter.
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