Dark Tuts (Free Theme of the Day #0050)

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Free WordPress Theme of the Day #0050


Title: Dark Tuts

Author: WP Explorer

Price: Free


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From the author:

Dark Tuts is another Free WordPress theme I (AJ Clarke – owner of WPExplorer) have developed to give back to the community. This theme has a dark background design combined with some bright colors and thumbnail images to highlight the content. The overall layout and function of the theme is pretty basic and seo friendly.

Just to be clear, Dark Tuts does make use of the HTML5 doctype but doesn’t use any of the HTML tags such as <header><article> or <section>. My next theme will be based on the HTML5 reset code – so do stay tuned.

As with all the themes I create, Dark Tuts has been released under the GPL license so you can do whatever you want with it. But if you do feel like donating you can always contact me as I do accept paypal donations. You can also help by keeping the footer link to WPExplorer.com in tact if you use the theme in order to help spread the word of my site.

Adding Thumbnails

You can add post thumbnails in 3 different ways!

  1. Add an image to a post and it will grab it automatically
  2. Use the custom field name post-image
  3. Use the new “featured image” in WordPress 3.0+

3 Color Schemes

Dark Tuts comes with 3 “color schemes” – blue (default), red and green. So basically when you switch to lets say red, anything that was blue becomes red and when you switch to green anything that was either blue or red becomes green. You can changed the color scheme via a drop-down box in the theme panel.

Ad Banner

There is 1 advertisement spot on this theme by default (I am not a huge fan of ads everywhere) and it is a 460×80 advertisement at the top which you can easily change via the theme panel. You can even enter your google adsense code for this spot.

Dark Tuts WordPress Theme Features

  • 3 color schemes – blue, red and green
  • Clean and valid code using HTML5 doctype
  • Advertisement spot
  • NEW Twitter Button on post pages
  • 3 ways to add thumbnail images
  • Drop-down navigation with super-fish
  • Change post thumbnail size via theme panel
  • Social Bookmarking icons
  • About the author section
  • Threaded comments with gravatars
  • Works with the pagenavi plugin right out-of-the-box
  • Optional extended footer with latest tweets and about section
  • And anything else I forgot to mention

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2 Comments

  1. Thanks for adding.

    Hey, I really love what you are doing with this website. WordPress of the day is a neat concept.

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    • My pleasure AJ, and thanks, glad you enjoy it.

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