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Glassical: A Free WordPress Theme


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Today we are glad to release Glassical — a free professional WordPress-theme created by Abdullah Ibrahim. This theme was designed with the main focus being on typography, clean look and simplicity. Hopefully, you will be able to use it in your projects or at least use it as a foundation for your next projects. The theme is released especially for Smashing Magazine and its readers.

Download the theme for free! Link

The theme is released under GPL. You can use it for all your projects for free and without any restrictions. Please link to this article if you would like to spread the word. You may modify the theme as you wish. The theme supports the WordPress 2.8 nested comment system and it is also customized for the WP Pagenavi plugin. Also, Cufón is used for embedding the Nevis font into the theme.


Screenshots Link

Below you’ll find more screenshots of the theme. You can click on an image to see the enlarge version.

“Filed under” and “Comments”-section Link

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“Categories”-section Link

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Design of a <blockquote> Link

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Last but not least… Link

Thank you, Abdullah! We appreciate your work and your good intentions.

We are regularly looking for creative designers and artists. You may not know it yet, but we might feature you in one of our upcoming posts.

If you want to release a high-quality free font, a WordPress-theme, some wallpapers or an icon-set, please contact us — we would like to support you.

You may be interested in the following free WordPress-themes as well:

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  1. 1

    This is why i love you.

  2. 2

    Awesome, awesome theme.

  3. 3

    Cool theme!

  4. 4

    it looks just okay…. not very cool

  5. 5

    Floris Fiedeldij Dop

    November 7, 2009 1:30 pm

    Looks great. We’re setting up a quick CMS and this certainly will help with the pretty-enough look of things.

  6. 6

    Thanks for this. Is awesome.

  7. 7

    Holy crap. LOVE it! LOVELOVELOVE it! <3

  8. 8

    Good theme. Anything free is good.

  9. 9

    Awesome theme. Thanks SM!

  10. 10

    I really appreciate that you guys give this things away for free, and this is beautiful as always…
    but is there anyway we could get some for Drupal? It seems there is more of a dire need for Drupal themes then WP (even if it’s less popular) because there are less good ones out there…

    Thanks SM!

  11. 11

    Wow – simple themes really are the best. Thanks for this!

  12. 12

    I like the theme but it looks like Twitter-inspired theme. The color scheme and layout looks like a Twitter blog to me.

  13. 13

    Loving it!

  14. 14

    Awesome! I’m going to convert it to blogger template and link it back to you guys. hope you don’t mind. Great stuff..

  15. 15

    awesome theme !

  16. 16

    Awesome theme. Loving it!

  17. 17

    Love it, clean crisp lay-out. An excellent starting point for developers, but also great for people who are just looking for a simple theme.

  18. 18

    Not bad… looks like Twitter.

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    Hi ! Great theme, thx u very much !

    Can you help us with Cufon and iso-8859-1 collation ? I can’t display accentued character with the default file of cufon in the theme.

    And very thx for u works

  21. 22

    Nice! Super good starting place for a simple clean theme, that’s not just black and white.

  22. 23

    GREAT THEME!!!!!
    LOVE YOU GUYS!!!!!!

  23. 24

    Awesome theme, thanks <3 !

  24. 25

    It’s very simple and nice theme.

  25. 26

    (SM) Thank you, Ben! The file is corrected already! Please download the new version.

    This is a nice clean theme, I like it. Though it has a few validation errors out of the gate (9) The good news, it only took 3 fixes to correct them.

    1. In the sidebar.php file there is an erroneous closing h3 tag for an opening h2 tag (above “archives”) I think

    2. Then also in sidebar.php the ad image does not have an alt attribute.

    3. Then in header.php there is also a missing alt attribute for the rss icon in the main nav bar.

    Thanks for the theme. :)

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    Edit: 1. In the sidebar.php file there is an erroneous closing h3 tag for an opening h2 tag (above “archives”) I think

    (SM) The file is corrected already! Please download the new version.

  27. 28

    hot glass :-) I like its simplicity

  28. 29

    Amazing! Great! I haven’t words… :-D

  29. 30

    Really fantastic work, love it!

  30. 31

    Thank you everyone for liking the theme. Its a great pleasure listening people praising your work :).


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