First Look of Twenty Thirteen WordPress Theme – Bold and Beautiful

WordPress team releases a bundled theme every year. After Twenty Ten, Twenty Eleven and Twenty Twelve, now they have introduced ‘Twenty Thirteen‘ WordPress theme. In every bundled theme, WordPress team tried to improve the layout and features but till now all three theme were having a common thing and that was minimal layout with more-n-more white area. But this time, they have played with lot many colours. Twenty Thirteen is a colourful theme with bold colours used widely in all parts of the theme. First look of Twenty Thirteen WordPress Theme Checkout the demo of Twenty Thirteen WordPress theme. Mark Jaquith writes about the boldly used colours in this theme as , What you’ll notice first is the colors. Way more use of color than a bundled WordPress theme has had before. Each post format has its own color, so each is distinct, yet they are all complimentary. The bold colors encourage authors to try out all the different formats. This color extends the full width of the window, which breaks your blog up into a lush, segmented timeline. This effect is even more pronounced on mobile browsers, where the screen can be dominated by one or two posts at a time, in all of their chromatic fullness. What if I want the old white-minimal layout With the first look of Twenty Thirteen, it appears that some people may find the theme very refreshing at the same time some may find it over bold for their site/blog and still want the same old minimal layout for their site. WordPress team has decided to provide the Twenty Twelve theme bundled with the default WordPress set-up so that one can choose between the minimal canvas of Twenty Twelve and a designer look of Twenty Thirteen. 404 page of Twenty Thirteen Post your comments and thoughts about the first look of newly released Twenty Thirteen Theme of...

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Download and Install Any WordPress.com Theme on Self Hosted WordPress of .org

WordPress.com is the free blogging platform where you do not need to worry about the hosting and server maintenance, and it is free. But at the same time, you do not have permission to install plugins which is there in self hosted WordPress (read full comparison). You can install free or premium themes on self hosted WordPress as well as WordPress.com, but what if you want a theme for your self hosted WordPress (downloaded from wordpress.org) which is available only on WordPress.com. Sometimes, WordPress.com team releases a free theme for .com users and may be some delay in releasing the same for .org users. For example, a theme named “Ideation and Intent” which is a photography theme with really good options and it is free to use on WordPress.com but the team has not released the same theme for .org users yet. Once downloaded, you can customize the theme as per your requirement and make any changes as per your design. Here is how you can download and install the same theme on your self hosted WordPress CMS. Install a SVN software on your computer. I am using ‘Tortoise SVN‘ in this example. Create a new folder on local disk (on desktop or anywhere else) and name it as ‘ideation-and-intent’ Right-Click on that folder and select ‘SVN Checkout’ Enter the URL of repository as ‘https://wpcom-themes.svn.automattic.com/ideation-and-intent/’ and click on ‘OK’ Now the download process will initiate and the complete theme will get downloaded in next few minutes. Upload the folder ‘ideation-and-intent’ to wp-content/themes/ folder on hosting server Activate the theme from Appearance/Themes menu on Dashboard This is how you can download and use any free theme available on WordPress.com but still not released on WordPress.org themes showcase...

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