When we changed the design at WPExplorer.com a lot of people seemed to really like the new colors and styling and even got some requests to create custom themes with the same design style. So here it is, the first WPExplorer inspired theme – Bulletin.
I’ve been really wanting to make some simple blogging themes and I think Bulletin is a good start. There really isn’t anything complex about the theme. It uses all built-in WordPress functions such as a custom post type for the homepage slider and post formats for adding various types of posts (standard, video, image, gallery, link) so you can easily share various types of media.
Custom WP gallery
One of the things I really wanted to do was include support for the new WordPress 3.5 gallery creator. So what I did was actually de-register and re-register the shortcode so I could great a nice looking gallery style with fancybox support.
Bulletin is of course a responsive theme. I’m not sure you can get away with making themes that aren’t at least mobile “friendly” these days, everyone seems to be buying/using responsive themes. What I’ve done on this theme, which I think is fairly unique is actually hidden the whole sidebar region at the top of the page with a toggle to open and close the region, this way your content is what will stand out the most.
AJAX Load more
I’ve integrated an AJAX “load more” function for the post entries on this theme (optional, you could choose regular 1,2,3,4…pagination if you wish). This way, people can visit your homepage and check out all your posts without ever leaving until they find exactly what they want to look at. Great photo galleries – with the load more function if you have any categories that use only the image post format which opens the images in lightbox its awesome!
Get it Today!
For only $35 you can make your blog look awesome. So get Bulletin today!