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Today – Free Magazine & Blog WordPress Theme

Price: Free (Licensed under GPL)
Github Repo: Github Repo
Changelog: Theme Changelog

Today is a free WordPress theme created by the awesome team here at WPExplorer (aka AJ Clarke). It’s a standard blogging theme with a grid style homepage and archives that supports a large featured image (optional). The theme has a couple advertisement spots (header/footer) and of course you can place ads in your sidebar, it has options to choose a custom logo, you can alter the default grid to 1,2,3 or 4 columns as well as you can alter your main layouts between left, right or no sidebar.

The theme is super fast, un-bloated and coded to the highest WordPress standards. In minutes you’ll be able to update your blog to something better (stop using that slow and lame free theme). And there isn’t anything to setup, just activate the theme and go to the WordPress Customizer to choose your main theme settings and custom image cropping options (no cropping by default to prevent your server from cropping images when you may not want to).


Theme Features

  • GPL license
  • Responsive design – looks great in all mobile devices
  • Well coded to WordPress standards
  • Various Customizer settings included to alter your grid columns, add social links, add advertisements, show/hide post and entry sections and more!
  • Very fast and lightweight
  • Built-in options to select custom image sizes
  • Related posts section (optional)
  • Social share links on posts (optional)
  • Author bio on posts (optional and with social links)
  • Contributors/Authors page template
  • Support for the Contact Form 7 plugin
  • Theme Checked and Theme Unit Tested
  • Easily alter the footer credits via a child theme (none of that encoded crap)
  • Automatic Updates
  • Free for all members (if you want to share are theme with others please link to our site, we spend a lot of time and money creating, supporting and updating our free themes)

Theme Changelog

== Changelog ==

= 1.0 =

  • First official release

= 1.1 =

  • Updated Theme about panel to fix 4.5 h2 design and moved it under appearance instead of it’s own tab
  • Fixed Screenshot

= 1.2 =

  • Added Aria hidden labels to font icons
  • Updated Theme about page and added button to disable it
  • Updated Footer copyright links and added new Customizer setting to enter your custom copyright and replace the default theme links
  • Updated html5 script to load via wp_enqueue_scripts instead of manually added in header.php file
  • Updated functions.php to use get_parent_theme_file_path and get_parent_theme_file_uri functions for any required files
  • Updated Text Domain to equal theme folder name “wpex-today”
  • Updated Translation file and renamed to wpex-today.pot
  • Fixed Theme Unit Check errors
  • Fixed Issue with custom entry excerpt length not working
  • Fixed Issue with comment button in social are displaying even when comments are disabled
  • Fixed Accessibility issues with focus states on links and forms
  • Fixed Checkbox display issue in comment forms

= 1.3 =

  • Fixed localization issues.
  • Removed Google Plus settings.
  • Removed HTML5 shiv js.
  • Added ABSPATH check to every php file.
  • Added wp_body_open hook.