New Stuff: 14 Themes, 9 Bits of News, 4 Coupons, 1 Giveaway and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

Actually, there is no partridge in a pear tree but the rest is true. This week we saw fourteen new commercial WordPress themes, an exciting stream of news bits (aside from the TimThumb exploit, which is not the least bit exciting), a handful of new coupons and a theme giveaway from ThemeShift. Here is this week in review…

News from the Theme Sellers

  • WooThemes is seeking videos from their customers in a project that will celebrate their 100 themes milestone. They currently have 98 themes with plans to release two more very soon.

Theme Framework News

  • Headway Themes turned two and posted a list of what to expect from Headway 3.0. They also posted a 30% off coupon (see coupons below) which as of today will be good for the next 50 customers.

Important Security News

  • vulnerability in Timthumb, an image resizing utility used by many WordPress themes has been found. Get an update from your theme maker if you use a theme that uses TimThumb or patch it yourself.

Coupons and a Giveaway

This Week’s New WordPress Themes

Debonair WordPress ThemeDebonair from ThemeForest

If ever there was a theme with a professional design, this is it. This WordPress theme provides a high-end corporate look for a business website. It has a clean, modern feel and comes with four color schemes (red, green, blue and purple) to match your brand. Features include Cufon font replacement, portfolio section, integrated blog and contact form.

$30 (Single Site), Live Demo

Socialite WordPress Theme

Socialite from MOJO Themes

Socialite is an advanced portfolio theme for WordPress with capabilities for images, video, Flash and other media. It comes with the Channelit YouTube plugin which automatically imports your entire YouTube channel, comments, playlists and all. You can customize your gallery layout by choose one to four columns.

$37 (Single Site), Live Demo

Le Gourmet WordPress Theme

Le Gourmet from MOJO Themes

Le Gourmet is an elegant restaurant theme for WordPress that is loaded with restaurant-specific features. It has seven post types plus several page templates and widgets that make it easy for you to manage your menu card, events, photos, testimonials, homepage slides, homepage articles and reservations.

$42 (Single Site), Live Demo

Maximized WordPress Theme

Maximized from MOJO Themes

Maximized is an “Under Construction” theme for WordPress. It lets you create presence for your website while it is still being developed. You can add your own logo and upload a fullscreen background image. There is a countdown timer that shows how much time is left before launch. It also has a progress bar, Twitter feed and e-mail subscription form.

$18 (Single Site), Live Demo

TheBrightSide WordPress Theme

TheBrightSide from MOJO Themes

TheBrightSide is a trendy-looking blog theme for WordPress. The homepage of this theme is not like other blog themes. Instead of showing a list of posts and a sidebar, it shows a slider and several thumbnails representing your most recent posts. This theme has an options panel with custom styling options, including the ability to set a background pattern.

$32 (Single Site), Live Demo

Ocean WordPress Theme

Ocean from ThemeForest

Ocean is a dark-colored portfolio theme for WordPress that you can use to show off your photography, designs and other projects. The homepage shows a 3D slider, thumbnails of your latest images plus your latest and featured blog posts. You can create a filterable, lightbox-enabled portfolio section with two, three or four columns.

$30 (Single Site), Live Demo

City Church WordPress Theme

City Church from iThemes

City Church is a child theme for the Builder WordPress theme framework. When you buy Builder, you get this theme (and dozens of others). This theme has several features made specifically for churches such as the ability to include sermon audio clips for visitors to listen to and staff member profile.

$97 (Multiple Sites), Live Demo

Abbreviate WordPress Theme

Abbreviate from Obox

Abbreviate is a tumblog theme for WordPress by Obox with an ultra trendy design. A tumblog — or microblog — is a blog theme that makes it easy to post quick notes, photos, videos, audio clips, links and quotes. What’s neat about this theme is that there is a post type filter at the top. The user can click on the camera icon, for example, to see your photo posts.

$50 (Multiple Sites), Live Demo

Glide WordPress Theme

Glide from ThemeForest

Glide is a WordPress theme for business and portfolio use with an extensive list of features and options. It has a Slider Manager that makes it easy for you to create multiple sliders. You can also create multiple filterable portfolio sections, each with a different configuration (columns, sizes, descriptions, etc.).

$35 (Single Site), Live Demo

Brain WP WordPress Theme

Brain WP from ThemeForest

Brain WP is a portfolio theme for companies and freelance. It gives your WordPress-powered website a clean, professional look and an organized way of showing your designs, photos, projects and other work. There is a slider on the homepage for featured images plus a portfolio section that includes lightbox enlargement and category filters.

$35 (Single Site), Live Demo

Journey WordPress Theme

Journey from Gabfire Themes

Journey is a complete travel blog/magazine solution for WordPress. It has features that enhance your presentation of travel articles such as the ability to embed videos (from other sites or optionally your own FLV using Flowplayer) and photos. You can even make a media gallery section.

$59 (Multiple Sites), Live Demo

LeanBiz WordPress Theme

LeanBiz from Elegant Themes

LeanBiz is a business theme for WordPress with the usual wealth of features from Elegant Themes. It has a slider on the homepage that you can setup via ePanel—no coding necessary. You can make it show images, video and text. LeanBiz has portfolio/gallery page templates that you can use to show your projects or products.

$39/yr (Member Access), Live Demo

Micah WordPress Theme

Micah from Mint Themes

Micah is a complete WordPress theme for churches. It has a gentle but trendy design that you can upload your own logo to via the options panel. This theme has many church-specific features such as the ability to upload sermon MP3 files for download or online listening, photo albums, a news/blog section, the ability to post events and a Google Map showing your location.

$79 (Multiple Sites), Live Demo

Good Minimal WordPress Theme

Good Minimal from ThemeForest

This is a WordPress theme suitable for business and portfolio use. It leverages media queries for a responsive layout. If you resize your browser window on the demo you will see how your site can adapt to fit on small screens (mobile devices). Good Minimal has a slider on the homepage for featured images plus a portfolio section with several layout options.

$35 (Single Site), Live Demo

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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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