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New Theme XD07

Update: The sale at $17.00 for the scorchingly nice XD07 Theme and 3 Plugin Bundle is now LIVE.

You also get the very useful Scripts Manager and Snippet Inserter plugins as part of this deal.

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Here’s a link to a demo of the XD07 theme.

As you’d expect it’s really nice and has a number of great features to build a WordPress driven site around, such as:-

  • 6 built in colour schemes plus a custom colour changer.
  • A built in “Alert Box” popup optionally home page only or whole site.
  • Image and video slideshow with selectable slideshow transition effects.
  • 7 “Home Boxes” split into two sections, up to 4 boxes, and up to 3.
  • Optional social sharing icons for articles and post and pages.
  • Social networking Buttons at top and bottom (Facebook, Twitter, etc).
  • A “quote” area at the bottom, with WYSIWYG editor.
  • 4 editable footer widgets area.
  • A rich HTML WYSIWYG editor in many admin sections.
  • A custom CSS section so you don’t have to hack the stylesheets.
  • Featured posts category to display posts on the home page.
  • The ability to optionally turn on and off almost everything.

Plus some other bits and pieces such as add your logo or name text, phone number, and copyright notices, and the ability to disable the main nav bar if that’s something you’d like to do.

In other words lots and LOTS of options to play around with.


In this launch sale it comes with a full developer licence (client/flipper) and I’m also including TWO BONUS plugins, Script Manager and Snippet Inserter.

The Script Manager plugin is exceptionally useful for adding things like tracking and popup scripts (javascript, PHP) to your site and I install it as a matter of course on all my blogs now.

You can either add your scripts globally (e.g. for tracking) or on a page by page or post basis – e.g. for popups and similar.

You can tell the plugin to insert the code in the <head> or <footer> areas of your site which is where most scripts are placed. Without the plugin you’d have to hack the theme to insert tracking code etc and you wouldn’t have any control over which page or post it would be active on.

Script Manager is a bit of a “must-have” workhorse of a plugin that just does the job efficiently.


Snippet Inserter is a simple but very useful plugin that allows you to add PHP, javascript and HTML snippets to your posts and pages and supplies you with a [short-code-tag] to place where you want the code inserted.

For example you may want to add video embed code from YouTube to a particular page or post, or maybe some PHP, or a form. Normally WordPress doesn’t let you do this in the TinyMCE editor, but you can get round this problem with Snippet Inserter.

Both plugins come with full developer (client/flipper) licences in this deal.

The theme and two plugin bundle is just $17 for two days after the sale opens on Wednesday 17th at 2.00pm GMT/BST (9.00am EST/EDT), and will rise to $27 on Saturday morning, and then $37 at sale end on Monday.

My advice for what it’s worth is to get it as soon as the sale opens. 🙂

-Frank Haywood

Posted by Frank Haywood in internet business, WordPress Themes

Multiple Streams Theme Six

Offer Closed


This weeks weekend sale is for Multiple Streams Theme SIX (plus THREE plugins).

It’s lovely.

At 6.00pm GMT (1.00pm EST) today the sale for MST006 for WordPress goes live at just $10 for the first 25 people to grab it.

When I first released this theme, Mike said about it:-

“I build websites and am always on the lookout for good themes… and this one is the business. Good themes are quite difficult to find since the free ones tend to look crap and the premium ones are overpriced. MST is great on the eye and also its excellent value for money. Definitely recommended!”

As usual we’ve added a pile of cool stuff to this bundle, including the Affiliate Ticker, Ads Manager and Redirection plugins.

As for the theme itself, first we’ve included TWELVE sidebars for top, side and footer areas of your site.

These sidebars can be used to place regular WP widgets, or your ads using the latest version of the supplied Ads Manager plugin.

And apart from the beautiful and well thought out design, the theme itself includes the following WordPress 3.x features.

o Custom Headers
o Custom Backgrounds including colour picker
o Custom Menus

And…  We’ve also included a set of options with this theme.

Just go to “Appearance >> MST Options” and there you’ll see you can do things like globally hide or display sections of your site just by checking and unchecking boxes.

So you have global control of the header, top boxes, and top and bottom ads.  This is very useful when you’re building a site and trying to decide which appearance you want it all to have.

On the options page, you can also easily add footer text such as a footer menu and copyright content, and also any site analytics code in the footer if you don’t already own the Scripts Manager plugin.

You can even change the appearance of your blog posts as we’ve included an alternative “single.php” file which is the bit of code responsible for displaying single blog posts.  Just swap the original one out and replace it with the alternative to alter the look and feel of your blog posts.

Next up is the appearance of pages.  We’ve included 3 page templates rather than just the one that most themes supply.

#1 – Default Template.
#2 – One column page, no sidebar.
#3 – One column page, no sidebar, no three top boxes.

So now when you create a new page on your site, you can decide which of the above formats (on a case by case basis) you want it to appear as.

Finally (?) we’ve included blank PNGs and JPEGs of all the ad graphics, banners and header used in the theme, as well as Adobe Photoshop PSDs.

This means that if you don’t have Adobe PhotoShop, you can still use the blanks and a free program like The GIMP or a web app like PicNik.com to edit the banners etc to your own needs.

I hope you’ll think this carefully thought out bundle is well worth the discounted price I’m offering for the first people to purchase today.

Ah! Nearly forgot.  It comes with a developer licence too, so you can use it for client sites or for blog flipping. 🙂

The pricing will work like this…

  1-25 = $10.00
 25-50 = $15.00
50-100 = $20.00
100+   = $27.00

Offering these low prices to you is my way of saying thank you for being a subscriber.

The sale starts today Friday 11th May at 6.00pm GMT (1.00pm EST), with the first 25 copies at just $10.00.

I’ll drop you a line when it starts or you can just keep an eye on this blog post for an update.

Here’s a link to a demo of the theme:-


-Frank Haywood

Posted by Frank Haywood in internet business, WordPress Themes