SketchPad is a free WordPress 3.0 ready theme that’s ready to fuel your magazine or social blog style website. With 10 vivid colors options, you’re sure to suit the style of your blog. 100% Valid XHTML and CODE ensure that you’re website will be cross browser compatible and up to standards. Thumbnails are easily applied using the standard WordPress “Post Thumbnail” or “Featured Image” built in functionality. Turn your blog into an attractive, easy to use, and functional website with SketchPad from .
SketchPad is released under the GPL V2 license specifically for 1stwebdesigner, so you’re free from restrictions on how you use it! Feel free to use it for any personal or commercial websites. Just remember to share, tweet, link, and comment on this article to help support this free WordPress theme!
Features of SketchPad
- 10 Awesome Color Schemes
- WordPress 3.0 Custom Menu Implementation
- 4 Widgetized Footer Areas
- Custom Ad Management Widget
- ThemeSheep Admin Options
- Custom Home Page Post Layout Options
- “Latest Tweet” Header Option (can disable from admin options)
- Integrated Page Navigation
- Automatic Thumbnail Integration, set it and forget it!
- Set your own custom logo easily
- Input your Analytics or other tracking code through admin options
- Bread crumb navigation
- “Related Posts” custom feature
10 Awesome Color Schemes to Choose From
Easily change the look of your website through the ThemeSheep admin options page. Just select the color that you like, hit “save options” and you’re blog is instantly changed to the color of your choice.
Custom Post Layout Options
Through our admin options, you can easily select whether to display all large full width posts (as you see in the demo) or small half page width posts. You can even mix these layouts up and do “X” amount of large, and “X” amount of small posts! You’re in control of how your posts are displayed to your readers.
Custom Author Box and Post Excerpt Captions
Out of the box, SketchPad will create an “Author Box” in every one of your blog posts. This author box will use the authors email Gravatar as the image, use the author’s name as a link to their posts, and use the “BIO” information that an author can fill out in their WordPress profile page. Another neat feature is the custom excerpt caption. This area is directly beside the main posts thumbnail and will first display the “excerpt” field ( you have to fill the excerpt field out whilst creating a new post ), if no excerpt variable exists, it takes the first 150 characters from your content to display. This is a great way to give visitors a quick summary on the article and the author, capturing their interest and increasing reader loyalty.
SketchPad is available for free download, or if you’d like to work from the PSD’s, the developer package is available for $22 USD. Both are available on our
A full featured demo is up for your viewing pleasure. You can preview every color options as well as check out all the features of the theme on the
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