Today we are glad to release the Paper Wall WordPress Theme, an original, beautiful, high-quality WordPress theme, designed by Adrian Lazariuc from Indeziner.com1 exclusively for Smashing Magazine and its readers. The theme has a unique, colorful design that will perfectly fit for your personal blogs and, if customized, can be a perfect fit for a unique magazine-style-blog.
Download and use the theme for free!
You can use the theme for all of your projects for free and without any restrictions. You can freely use it for both your private and commercial projects, including software, online services, templates and themes. The theme may not be resold, sublicensed or rented. Please link to this article if you want to spread the word.
- full-page screenshot4 (.jpg)
- live demo5
- download the theme6 (.zip, 0.85 Mb)
- Blogger template release of the theme7 (.zip, 11.40 Mb)
- Paper Wall Blogger Template Release8
Fancy navigation menu:
“Paper”-effect for the search
Paper board style for menu sections
Behind the design
As always, here are some insights from the designer herself:
Paper Wall is the first wordpress theme released by Indeziner and it was created especially for Smashing Magazine. We created this theme as a challenge for us to see if it will be accepted for these great guys and in this way to receive a reputation.
We have created the Paper Wall theme as an alternative to any classic wordpress theme from before. The idea for the design was our daily working desk. As designers we always put things on paper. We draw elements and organize our activities mostly on a simple piece of paper. A designer’s desk is full of writing instruments and sketches and this is why we tried to bring the same layout online.
We wanted to provide you with the possibility to be able to simply activate this theme in WordPress and everything should work just fine. This is why we did not build a lot of features or personalized this theme too much in the idea to be simple to use. This is why it is very flexible and will work with all standard plugins that you may install in the future. All elements can be changed easily and you can personalize your theme as you want.
The header menu is updated automatically with pages you create from WordPress admin area and so is the footer. We used a plugin WP-PageNavi12 for the pagination. Using it is optional and replaces simple WordPress pagination. We were inspired by WebdesignerDepot and WebdesignerWall’s design style.
Thank you very much, guys! We really appreciate your efforts!
Please take a look at other high-quality freebies as well:
- Gallery: A Free WordPress Theme13
- “Magazeen”: Free Magazine-Look WordPress Theme14
- Birdies: Cute Free Twitter Icons For Your Blog15
- Project Icon Set16
- Flavours Icon Set17
- Typography Keyboard Layout18
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