What surrealism was for Salvador Dali, your resources are for your designing work. The more you stock up on them – whether it is themes, plugins or UI kits – the better you would get at your work, make a name in the designing world and have projects lined up.
Today, we’ve got for you a bunch of 12 free WordPress resources falling mainly under two categories – themes and plugins. Download them all and let us know which freebie would you most recommend to a designer friend.
Responsive themes are absolutely a requisite in any designer’s toolbox. These make your work manifold easier without compromising on aesthetics or functionality.
The theme in point is a clutter-free, no-nonsense, sophisticated one page theme that’s perfect for a business looking for a crisp and power-packed website with the limelight primarily on the content. The fully responsive theme is loaded with features like separate sections for different segments, multiple portfolio categories, integrated Google map to communicate business location and so much more.
Complementing a varied niches of websites, the theme would be guaranteed find repeated spots in your work.
A theme that complements portfolio-based blogs like jelly does peanut butter. Giving the floor to your portfolio – whether it is a blog post or a visual image – the theme makes it stand out along with portraying a visually pleasing backdrop for the same.
Sentio doesn’t just score on grandeur but also on performance. Do not write this one off as one of those themes that are ridden with bloated features bringing down the user experience and eventually costing you readership, because its features are both superior and fully customizable.
A popular theme among the creatively-inclined, Sentio is a responsive option that also comes with free updates.
Whether it’s Frank Stella’s paintings or John Adam’s Shaker Loops, minimalism is absolutely fascinating, and as a theme it does more than provide a soothing background. Opening up grounds for a shift in the focus to where intended, it then comes as a no surprise that a simplistic theme like Responsive would be downloaded millions of times.
While effortlessly adapting to any screen it is viewed on – from desktop to mobile to tablet, the theme comes loaded with features like SEO-friendly, WooCommerce compatibility, full CMS control, typography options and a lot more.
Plus there are a few premium features like stackable and fluid grid system that ensure you can blaze ahead without worrying about the coding part, and you don’t even have to shell out a fee for a premium service.
There are some businesses that are sadly neglected. Whether it is owing to it being unconventional or considering that it’s not too mainstream, you don’t find a lot of themes available for them. And one such business is home remodeling.
The eponymous Home Remodeling theme is perfect for the business and its extensions. Need to do a website for remodeling company or one that specialize in interior, exterior renovation, their website would stand out with this theme. Giving ample space to their content, portfolio while bringing in a touch of the niche, the Home Remodeling theme is as functional as it is complementing.
From a responsive layout, built in the contact form to different skin options, the theme is a breeze to customize.
Want your portfolio to shine through and rope in clients? Or your content to make you an authority in your circle? Then this theme would be a perfect fit with its limelight on your work, the theme gives instant exposure to your portfolio.
The clean yet unique theme also boasts of some amazing features like header section with a full-width slider with parallax, fixed menu, separating content as you want it and highlighting the ones you want with color codes.
The theme is licensed for use in both personal and commercial projects.
Do you want to redo a website completely from scratch? If you think that is in the best interest of the website, do not forget to consider that taking down the old website will confuse existing readers and cost you followers, which is why you can keep them updated about the change and also create a stir using a Countdown timer plugin that counts up to the days of the website being back in operation and creates excitement.
The plugin also works very well when you have a sale going on or have to count down to an event. The plugin comes handy and would find use in a lot of your projects, so don’t forget to put this in your toolbox.
Choose from 6 different skin options. And you can also customize this to add relevant text.
A holistic content marketing plan must include e-mail marketing but not a lot of businesses are doing this right. Besides getting the content right, you also need to pay attention to the details, and there is indeed a lot of detailing in a complete marketing campaign.
For instance, you need to maintain different e-mail list according to how warm your leads are. Plus you’d also have to take decisions of including one or more post or chalking up a killer e-mail. For startups and small businesses that don’t have the bandwidth to hire an expert for the job, this plugin would be of a lot of help.
With e-mail templates from direct mail marketing gurus to integrated functions that help with compiling and sorting e-mail lists, the plugin is a must have for any WordPress website that wants to reap the benefits of this content marketing strategy.
Just as Da Vinci’s work spoke of brilliance and an unparalleled creative genius, the Da Vinci theme is elegant, sophisticated and has a simplistic yet artistic appeal too that would take your website to a different level.
While touted to be a perfect fit for a blog or an online magazine, the theme can also be worked to suit the requirements of websites panning other niches. With a built-in author page, multiple homepage layouts, multiple banner ad locations, and a lot more, the theme also boasts of sizeable premium features.
Get your hands on this theme today for a lot of your clients are going to be blown over by your work when you use this theme.
Video content would soon be 80% of all content online, and they are excellent for getting your message across and in a short time, but for this caveat – your videos need to be clicked on first.
You might have a fantastic video up but if your readers choose to ignore it, they can but if you have a slideshow up with visually appealing images of what you want to convey, the chances of getting your message across is exceptionally high.
And so we bring for you a SlideShow plugin that’s downloaded and used by thousands of web masters. The plugin will grab your readers’ attention and boost interactions. If yours is a product based website or a service where your images speak for you, then you just cannot do without this plugin!
Meshing fashion with functionality isn’t up every theme’s ante,but this one fits the phrase like a glove. A theme that scores high on appeal and features both definitely needs to be stocked up on.
The MetroLife theme not only boasts of tons of superior features like a trendy ticker, different widget areas, responsive grid system framework, social media integration and more but it also can be completely customized. Suiting a magazine or an online blog perfectly well, you an also add your creative flair to work it for other industries.
Cucina di Casa, which translated from Italian means ‘home cooking’, is a lovely theme to compliment any food-based blog. Love sharing recipes of your grandma’s tomato ketchup or have a home catering service to promote online? This theme will work wonders for the aesthetics of your website.
While its functional aspects doesn’t lag behind either. From a responsive design, easy social media integration to different color schemes including a fully-customizable option, the theme would cut down a designer’s work in half. A power-packed intuitive theme that takes visitors on a visually gastronomical journey, it will be a star item in your kitty.
Do you click rivetingly beautiful street portraits? Or are you a professional fashion photographer? You need to showcase your work to both communicate your genius with the world and prompt clients to beat a path to your door. Your portfolio is your first sales pitch, and most often the only one that’s required. Give it center-stage with this theme that lets your work shine through.
Specialize in more than niche? Just add multiple galleries and customize accordingly. For anyone engaged in a creative vocation, the theme is an absolute must.
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