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Free WordPress Themes Now Available


A brand new theme is now available for free download here at Jason G. Designs. This is the first of many free standalone and child themes to be released. The theme is called Blue Green Blast. I had already experimented with Sandbox and Thematic child themes before putting together this one (the Sandbox child themes will be offered as future releases).

Blue Green Blast’s creation was documented in a series of Squidoo lenses beginning with Creating a Fancy Website Layout in Gimp 2.6. It features a blue-green vs. orange color scheme, a custom search box, Adsense friendly shortcodes and more. For the new theme and future themes, I put together a theme preview environment with a second WordPress install, using a modified version of WP Candy’s sample content and the Theme Switcher plugin. This theme preview also includes the default WordPress theme, Twenty Ten as a starting point. Twenty Ten is not offered for download here.

Blue Green Blast and all future WordPress themes offered at Jason G. Designs is and will be 100% ad free (no embedded links to advertisers in the footer).

Blue Green Blast’s preview page is at http://wpthemedemo.jasong-designs.com/index.php?wptheme=Blue%20Green%20Blast and it can be downloaded at http://www.jasong-designs.com/2011/04/25/blue-green-blast/.

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  1. jgpws says:

    Soon after I answered the reply at weblogtoolscollection.com, I figured out how to point to the theme’s images folder in functions.php. Now the Adsense placeholders will work without having to upload any files. This is now resolved in the latest version of Blue Green Blast.

    BTW, thank you gestroud for pointing this out.

  2. jgpws says:

    I left a response for gestroud’s comment on the weblogtoolscollection.com page, but it warrants repeating here on my blog.

    “To use the Adsense placeholder shortcodes, you must upload the placeholder files to your Media folder in WordPress. The placeholder files can be found in the theme’s images folder.

    Once the files are uploaded, you can copy the address that links to each placeholder image and paste the link to the corresponding img src tag for each size. After this, each placeholder should show up correctly.”

    I did say I was going to link to the images folder in the functions.php file, but I found that to be complicated. However, the above instructions are also in the theme’s readme_install.txt file.

  3. gestroud says:


    I really like the look of this theme, but we were wondering if you would address a problem with it that we noticed on Web Log Tools Collection.


    Thank you

    1. Ricky says:

      So extecid I found this article as it made things much quicker!

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