I have just released WP-Subdued, a WordPress theme based on the open source Subdued web template released by Free CSS Templates. I regularly check Free CSS Templates and when I saw the Subdued template, I immediately knew it was perfect for a site I’m helping to launch.
To preview the original template, click on this link. To view how it looks in WordPress, check this working version in my sandbox.
The template was released as an open source design under a Creative Commons Attribution license and the designer said he’d appreciate if you somehow link to his site.
Save for changing the header to not use images, styling the sidebar list, and adding comment and search forms, I kept most of the design elements.
Free CSS Templates offers many great-looking open source designs. I spotted a couple of designs I’m interested in porting to WordPress for use in some personal projects.
If you want to learn how to turn any web design or template into a WordPress theme, you can read my previous post on it or view the video tutorial.
You can download the theme here. The files are hosted in my Box.net account. Unzip the files and upload the subdued folder into your wp-content/themes directory. If you spot anything wrong with the theme, leave me a note so I can fix it.
Max is a journalist and blogger based in Cebu. He has written and edited for such publications as The Freeman, The Independent Post, Today, Sun.Star Cebu, Cebu Daily News, Philstar Life, and Rappler.
He is also a mobile app and web developer and co-founded InnoPub Media with his wife Marlen.
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