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Free WordPress Theme: Paper Wall


Today we are glad to release the Paper Wall WordPress Theme, an original, beautiful, high-quality WordPress theme, designed by Adrian Lazariuc from 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.

Indeziner Paper Wall

Download and use the theme for free! Link

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.

Indeziner Paper Wall

More previews Link

Fancy navigation menu:

Indeziner Paper Wall

“Paper”-effect for the search

Indeziner Paper Wall

Paper board style for menu sections

Indeziner Paper Wall

Behind the design Link

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-PageNavi 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!

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  1. 1

    Great article.

  2. 2

    Amazing wordpress theme. Thanks!

    and what is up with people saying first?

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    Thank you.

  4. 4

    Another great theme…

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    Good job!!

    Can we get also the .psd file if there is one?

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    Smashing Editorial

    July 10, 2009 1:39 pm

    @pete (#5): we just sent an e-mail to the designer, asking for the original PSD-file. Please stay tuned.

  7. 7

    Nice!! I want more :)

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    Web Design News

    July 10, 2009 1:53 pm

    nice one

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    Well done!

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      Thanks for the head up, i’ve fegrot to add those styling. Try to add the following lines to the css stylesheet:.single-entry a {color:#FF7B0E}.single-entry a:hover {color:#fff}

  10. 11

    This is really a nice theme. Thanks for sharing

  11. 12

    just beautiful !

  12. 13

    That looks like a great theme. Nice design elements!

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    Simon Harlinghausen

    July 10, 2009 3:02 pm

    Great theme. A psd would be perfect.

  14. 15

    great design. Thanks share

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    Very nice and colourful design, I will be featuring this theme as the Free Theme of the Day on Monday July 13th at my website WordPressOfTheDay.

  16. 17

    very nice themes indeed..
    love the color used with the themes..
    just that post image was too big for me.
    I wish I can adjust it for 100×100 or 200×200 for the post image at the front page.

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    July 10, 2009 6:30 pm

    I like the theme a lot. It seems to have a bulky header though.

    I would like to see more 3 col themes released.

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    Great Design. Nice theme :)

  20. 21

    Truly a beautiful theme! :)
    Much appreciated.
    Thanks for having it up for free…

  21. 22

    Really beautiful, thanks a lot!
    I think I’ll use this one :)

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    cool, I will make a template like, for blogger

  24. 25

    Very nice theme. It would be great for an artist’s website.

  25. 26

    Anyone else having trouble downloading the theme? I’m only getting the read me file.

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    looks nice, thank you!

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    Hai! its nice…

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    Where was this six months ago when I was looking for something like this for my site..

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    hey guys I’ve converted this template to Blogger, check out the demo here:

    Paper Wall Blogger Template Demo

    and download from here:

    Paper Wall Blogger Template Download Page


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