Cool Template Makes Free WordPress Themes


WordPress is an open source Content Management System (CMS) that is often used for publishing blogs. WordPress is powered by PHP and MySQL. It has many features including a plug-in architecture and a template system. It is used by over 12% of the 1,000,000 biggest websites. WordPress is the most popular CMS in use today.



Supported WordPress Features

  • Widget Areas
    • Sidebar 1
    • Sidebar 2
    • Pre-Header
    • Header
    • Pre-Article
    • Post-Article
    • Footer
  • WordPress 3 Menus
  • Content Pages
  • Comment Form and Comment Formatting
  • Theme Metadata
  • Uploading of Cool Template themes using the admin web interface. No FTP client required.


WordPress Example Site

We use a Cool Template theme on our own WordPress blog at http://blog.cooltemplate.com


How to use a Cool Template with WordPress

First, download the template from the Cool Template editor. To do this, click the Download Tab, verify that the Download Format is set to WordPress Theme and then click the Download Template button. Then save the template .zip file somewhere on your computer.

Next, to upload the WordPress Theme, go into the WordPress admin interface and select the Themes section under Appearance on the left hand side. Then click on the Install Themes tab and click on the Upload option. Then you can finally select the zip file that was created by Cool Template and install it. WordPress may ask you for FTP login information when you click the Install Now button so that it can upload the theme to your web server.


Known Issues with the WordPress Themes

  • If a widget has no title, then the html will not validate. Extra close tags are rendered.
  • Form buttons aren’t being skinned with the template style.

Web Template created using Cool Template.