Secretly Test Drive Your New WordPress Theme

theme test drive
The Success Space is undergoing a “theme-lift”, but you won’t get to see it until the customization is complete! As you read this, there is a theme behind the scenes that is being customized, tested, and viewed by The Success Space. It is on a “need to see” basis only.

How do we do it? With a unique little plug-in, Theme Test Drive by Vladimir. [Read more...]

Announcing the Winner of the Revolution Pro Media WordPress Theme

Thanks to everyone who participated in the contest to win Brian Gardner’s newest addition to his Revolution themes! Special thanks to Brian Gardner for his kind generousity in giving away a theme. The contest was great fun! We’ll have to do it again sometime.

And now, without further ado, here goes. First, this was a random drawing, the old fashioned, low-tech way. Each entry was written on a small piece of paper and folded up and placed in a bowl. The winner was selected by someone other then myself.

Congratulations to SultanaBlog! Best of luck to you in “dressing up” your blog in this fabulous theme! I am sure your blog will look hot after the theme lift.

Everyone be sure to check out Brian Gardner’s Revolution Series WordPress themes! And check back with The SuccessSpace for future WordPress Theme contests!

Again, thank you for your fantastic contest entries and participation!

Revolution magazine style theme

Win a Free Revolution Pro WordPress Theme – Magazine Style

Enter this contest today to win this fantastic Revolution Pro WordPress theme!

Take your blog to an even higher level with top WordPress designer, Brian Gardner’s newest addition to his Revolution WordPress Magazine-style Theme series. This new theme is feature rich and very cool looking. Now, you can get this fabulous premium theme for FREE, just by entering this contest.

Now is your chance to be the first in the blogosphere to “wear” this new WordPress theme. The Revolution Pro Media WordPress Theme has not even been released yet by Brian Gardner, but will be by February 15, 2008, the day the winner of this contest is announced!

Revolution magazine style theme

On February 15, 2008, I will randomly select 1 lucky blogger! If you want that lucky blogger to be YOU, then read on!

How To Participate?

The contest is for a WordPress theme so your blog must be using the WordPress platform. It’s easy to enter this contest:

  • Write a brief post about this contest on your blog.
  • Be sure to include the following in your blog post:
    • A word or two about the Revolution Pro Media magazine style theme (optionally, include the image)
    • Link to this post
    • Link to the Revolution Pro Media WordPress theme
  • Leave a comment on this post with a link to your blog posting (I will be using the comments to select a winner!)

The Fine Print: The winner will receive one Single-Use Package of the Revolution Pro Media WordPress theme. This package is for the person who intends on using this theme on a single website. You may not transfer or give away the theme if you win.

Brian Gardner has graciously agreed to this contest for a Revolution theme giveaway. Thank you!

Visit RevolutionTheme.comto demo Brian Gardner’s other Revolution theme series.

Premium WordPress News Theme – Content is King

Premium News Magazine WordPress Theme by Adii

The Premium WordPress News NewsPress Theme is the newest addition to the latest news / magazine category of themes. Adii is the creator of the NewsPress WordPress Theme. Adii has designed many fine looking, feature rich themes and this theme is no different!

The NewsPress WordPress Theme really makes a statement with its big, bold design. Adii includes lots of adspace built into this theme too!

NewsPress WordPress Theme features the typical blog Page menu across the top, with a category menu that sits just below the header. This design element provides an additional way for readers to navigate around your blog.

The front page shows featured article excerpts, with a small image included. The appearance is organized and inviting!

Wordpress premium news theme tabbed columnThe right side of the NewsPress WordPress Theme has many unique features that really caught my eye. It combines a tabbed area, wide single column that splits into three columns below it for Categories, Archives, and Related Sites.

The tabbed area contains the Popular posts, Comments, Featured, and Tag Cloud.

A search box is built-in along with feed subscription by RSS or email. There is also an Archive page that neatly displays Categories, Archives, and Tags.

All in all the NewsPress WordPress Theme present content in a clear, organized fashion and includes many ways to navigate around. With a spot for a featured video, and ad space built-in, you can’t go wrong with this bold and brilliant design.

See the Demo

Win a Free Revolution Premium WordPress Theme

Revolution WordPress Tech Theme

For all of you that missed the last fantastic Revolution WordPress theme giveaway, here is another chance for you to win one.

Many thanks to McBilly, who is hosting this fabulous contest. McBilly is a freelance web designer so be sure to check out his portfolio when you stop by his blog.

The winner of this contest will win a WordPress Revolution Tech Theme by the talented designer Brian Gardner. This WordPress theme will breathe new life into your blog with it’s magazine styled look. It’s more suitable for tech-based blog but you can get creative and customize it as much as you want.

You can see the Revolution Tech theme implemented here at Smart Home Gadgets!

Revolution WordPress theme sells for $79.95. Enter the contest and get it for FREE! The winner will be announced on February 5.

Maybe I’ll win! Good luck to you all.

IAMWW W2 DnD WordPress Theme 3 Column

3 column wordpress theme iamww

The IAMWW W2 DnD WordPress 3 column theme (that was a mouthful!) built on a grid layout, with a white, gray and blue color scheme.


  • Fixed width with an overall width of 920px.
  • Widget ready.
  • Horizontal top navigation.
  • A grid based layout with one right-hand sidebar that also contains two smaller sub-sidebars.
  • A JavaScript sliding drawer or shelf for browsing categories.
  • An about me or about site blurb at the top of the sidebar that is only displayed on the home page.
  • Includes an archives template page.
  • Compatible with WordPress 2.0+.
  • There is no options page with this theme.
  • No plugins are required.
  • Validates as (X)HTML and CSS.

Supported plugins (optional):

  • Popularity Contest – Download and install per author’s instructions.
  • Related Posts – Download and install per author’s instructions. No special configuration needed.

The theme was tested in Firefox (Mac, Linux and Windows), Internet Explorer 7, Opera (Mac) and Safari (Mac and Windows).

What I like about the IAMWW 3 column WordPress theme:

At the top, just below the header on the right, click the Browse button. A Category menu drops down, and fills the width of the theme. The Category menu includes the Category name and number of posts. A nice looking feature that the reader can hide or show.

wordpress theme browse categories

The front page shows excerpts from recent articles as opposed to the full article. The title fonts are REALLY BIG! They stand out.

There are lots of ad placement possibilities with the right-most column. This column starts out as one column at the top and splits into two columns below. A nice touch.

Thank Will Wilkins for the IAMWW W2 Dnd WordPress theme 3 column (split).



WordPress Magazine Theme 3 Column – WP Magazine Theme 1.0

WP Magazine Theme 3 column Solostream
If you are looking for a savvy WordPress Magazine Type Theme, then look no further. This WordPress 3 column magazine theme by Solostream is hot and widget ready. Best of all, the WP Magazine theme has banner ad blocks just waiting for you to profit from.The WP Magazine theme 1.0 is fixed-width, with multiple layout options and multiple features.

This theme is Widget-Ready, User-Friendly, and Optimized for WordPress Versions 2.2 and Above:

  • Five Different Home Page Layouts
  • Four Different Category/Archive Page Layouts
  • Home Page Featured Article Glider Box
  • Built-In Banner Ad Blocks
  • Built-In Site Guide in Right Sidebar
  • Customized Recent Comments in Sidebar With Gravatar Support
  • Author Bio Information and Gravatar Included on Single Post Pages
  • Alternating Color Comments With Gravatar Support
  • XHTML Valid

Created by Michael Pollock of SoloStream, this WordPress theme will cost you a few bucks, but it’s well worth it with all the bells and whistles. Michael also provides numerous WordPress how-to tutorials and videos. He has many WordPress themes available. Prices vary and he has discounts from to time.


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