WordPress Ads Theme 2 and 3 Columns – Free

Wordpress Ads Theme 2 or 3 column

It’s hard to find good WordPress themes! So, I am happy to share this awesome find with you. The WordPress Ads theme is a 2 and 3 split column theme. The wider column sits on top of the 2 columns on the right side.

(The image pictured above cuts off the lower part where the column splits into 2 – you’ll have to visit the Demo page to see the whole page.)

I like the split column themes a lot. This one especially provides ease of use. In the WordPress widget area of the Admin panel, the Sidebar arrangement shows you the top, left, and right sidebars. No messing around with code in the .php files! Thank the author, Eric, for being considerate of bloggers in the creation of this Ads theme.

Now, the other feature I am quite fond of is the ad space in the header. Areas for Adsense ads are also built-in to the theme. Overall, the WordPress Ads theme is advertising ready!

The Ads theme for WordPress also provides you with the following WordPress plugins:

 I tried it out in another blog for a friend and it was easy to install. We have not finished customizing it and I will comment here when it’s done. 

Best of all, it’s free! Happy download!

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WP Premium WordPress Theme 2 and 3 Split Column

WP Premier Theme

The WP Premium theme is a split 3 column theme. In otherwords the right side column is one column on the top half and splits into two columns below. The theme is bundled with three colors: brown, black, and soft red. The soft red is pictured above. Changing the color scheme is as easy as opening the style.css and changing the color style name to the one you prefer. Instructions are in rthe eadme.txt file in the theme folder. The WP Premium theme contains separate css for layout and color. I like having separate css because looking through a huge list of styles is not my favorite task!

R. Bhavesh of WP Remix is the creator of this fabulous WordPress theme.

The WP Premier WordPress themes is full of cool features!

  • 3 color schemes
  • Separate css for layout and color.
  • Multiple Search option with Tabber Functionality
  • RSS e-mail subscription form
  • 2 and 3 Column sidebar
  • Three 100 x 100 pixel ad blocks in sidebar.
  • Easy Editable, Light weight, Strategic Code
  • SEO Optimized
  • W3C Valid
  • Table Less Coded
  • Optimized XHTML code
  • Short Hand CSS
  • FREE!

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I like the versatility of the split column. The theme does not limit you to a smaller column width for the length of the column, just the lower half.  I like the text menu buttons across the top, below the header. It’s a nice touch. 

The wider top part of the column is not in a widget so you’ll need to know how to make changes to the “Sidebar Featured” PHP file. If you do not know how to work in the PHP file, find a friend who can help.

I am not sure if I “love” the tabber functionality in the upper part of the column. The  Search, Categories, and Archives are part of the tab function. My philosophy is “out of sight, out of mind.” For example, will anyone bother to click on the tabs to view the Categories? Or does everything need to be neatly laid out in the column in plain sight?

Overall, the WP Premier is a nice-looking, feature filled WordPress theme that anyone should be proud to show off their blog!

Structure Magazine Style WordPress Theme – Tabbed Columns – Free

Structure WordPress Magazine Theme

Structure is a nice, clean looking WordPress theme using the up and coming news / magazine style create by Justin Tadlock (thank you!).  This magazine style WordPress theme uses content blocks that you can easily place anywhere on the page. There is also a spot for a video, which comes in handy.

This WordPress theme allows you to display feature articles, has feed integration, and flickr URL integration. It is customizable and uses widgets, making it easy to move stuff around.

You can choose from two different home page styles: the magazine style or the traditional blog style. Whichever you choose, the design is clean with nice colors that are easy on the eyes. 

Compatible with WordPress 2.3+.

I like this theme a lot which is why it’s included in this blog. The magazine style themes are a departure from the traditional looking blogs and add a nice creative element to a blog. I am not a big fan of the blog home page that goes on and on forever, I prefer to see snippets of various articles that I can choose from.

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Mimbo Magazine Style WordPress Theme, 2 Column – FREE

Mimbo magazine wordpress theme

Mimbo is a gorgeous, cool, well structured WordPress magazine theme with 2 columns.  The Mimbo magazine theme is the creation of Darren Hoyt, an extraordinary Web designer (thank you Darren for releasing this one!)Best of all, Darren is giving this sweet theme away for free. Mimbo is under the GNU/GPL license. While you can  do whatever you want with the theme — leaving the credit link in the footer or in the CSS is always appreciated by the creator.

You can find good instructions on the download page. If you are unsure about how to work with this template, Darren provides a forum devoted to his Mimbo theme where you can ask questions and actually get answers.

 All in all, Mimbo is a great base magazine template that you can customize to suit your blog.

If you install and use Mimbo, leave a comment here with your blog address!

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