Oli Dales new theme store Theme Furnace launched today. I have been looking forward to the opening of this theme store for some months as Oli Dales flagship WordPress blog WPLift has one of the best custom blog designs online.
Theme Furnace have launched with 4 beautiful designs. The themes were designed upon the UpThemes Framework so have a simple yet useful options area that let you upload your logo and configure your Nivo slider and social media icons. Good web fonts are also supported and you can back up settings via the import/export option.
Themes also come with 4 custom widgets: Social media widget, Flickr widget, Twitter widget and a tabbed widget for displaying your latest posts and comments.
The launch themes all look great. Scrollcase is an elegant personal portfolio design that is perfect for showcasing photos or design work.
Busine is a clean corporate design that comes with a home page that be customised via widgets.
A beautiful blogging theme that is perfect for a personal blog.
A great looking portfolio design that comes with 4 skins: two light and two dark. Portfolio items can be displayed on the home page and the slider can be hidden if you wish.
I was really impressed with the designs. All of them have a clean elegant look and have support for sliders and portfolio items. Each theme retails for $49 however you can become a member of the Theme Furnace developer club for only $99 per year and get access to all of their designs (more designs should be added later this year). There is a detailed documentation area that walks you through how to walk all themes and a dedicated support forum too.
Oli has rightfully built up a reputation for being a great developer with premium plugins such as WP AdCenter and WP Turbo. He reviews WordPress themes every week on WPLift so he is also in the unique position of being a developer and an active blogger (very few people are both). There’s a job advertisement for support staff on Theme Furnace so clearly he is thinking of ensuring good support is given right from the start.
And to cement his reputation as being a nice guy, Oli has donated 5 developer club memberships to WordPress Mods readers. That’s close to $500 worth of themes up for grabs. Make sure you check out WordPress Mods later today for more details on how you can a membership.
Link: Theme Furnace