GreenTech WordPress Theme Released

By Daniel Scocco

This is the second official Daily Blog Tips free WordPress theme. GreenTech is a 2-column, highly customizable theme. It comes with a cream colored background, and details in brown and green.

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The theme was created by Mayank Gupta from Review Saurus. Mayank is launching a blog design company soon, so he wanted to showcase his excellent work.

The theme is very functional, and it comes with the following features:

  • Advertising Ready: The theme comes with six 125×125 banner spots on the sidebar. You will just need to upload the banners to the theme “Images” folder and update the ads.php file.
  • Easy Feedburner Integration: The “Theme Options” section inside the WordPress control panel enables the blogger to insert his Feedburner URL, which will be used all over the theme.
  • Widgets Ready: The theme supports widgets, so just drop the ones you use.
  • About the Author Section: The theme comes with a sidebar section dedicated to the author. You can upload your picture and a small description using the author.php page.
  • Comments Styling: Author comments have a different style.
  • Read More Tag Styling: The “Read More” tag is already styled and integrated into the design. Useful for bloggers that use post excerpts.
  • Search Engine Optimization: The meta and title tags are already optimized for search engines.

If you need any help customizing the theme or using it on your blog just post a comment below and we’ll try to help.

Update: Due to popular demand we have also created a second version of the theme with 2 sidebars below the sponsor spots. It is already available for download.

Visit our WordPress Themes page to download all our themes.


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171 Responses to “GreenTech WordPress Theme Released”

  • Napster

    Looks good!

  • Justin Dupre

    Looks like a lovely design. It may meet the needs of those needing a theme for a Nature Blog.

    Justin Dupre
    http://www.blogosis.com

  • Jaypee

    Cool theme! I’ll try to feature it in my blog soon. Great job Mayank! 🙂

  • Daniel

    Thanks guys. Yeah I think this theme can be used for wide range of blogs.

  • Ganha

    Uwuau another great theme, i still prefer the deepblue but great theme do, Daniel can the next theme be a magazine theme?
    take care

  • Matej

    Great theme, to bad we can’t use every theme we like because we don’t have that many blog hehe

  • Keith Dsouza

    Looks good. The features are quite enticing too. I specially like the feedburner integration and comment styling for authors

  • thewild1

    I like it. The only problem I have with it is the font, but that can easily be changed.

  • Daniel

    I really like the typography on the theme. But yeah it should be really easy to change that.

  • Grace

    Excellent theme! I like how the ad spots are already in there so you don’t have to create your own and do more customizing.

  • zparacha

    Great theme. I like it better than DeepBlue theme.

  • costa

    Nice! I’m going to use it for Blog Gigs!

  • nunho

    yeii… horei another very good theme. I think i will try use this for my blog. thanx

  • Gregory Pittman

    Not having had time to look at the code, I have a question. Can there be two columns below the ad buttons? In the demo there’s just the one, but it would be great if two were possible.

    Also, I wonder if that’s supposed to be an exclamation point on the RSS button. I can’t tell. Whatever it is, the button looks a little unclean.

    Still it’s a great theme and I may very well switch over to using it.

  • ReviewSaurus

    @ Gregory : That exclamation point on RSS button was deliberate.

    Thanks to all for providing the feedback. I’ll keep these points in mind while going for the next theme. Do come up with more suggestions 🙂

  • Wayne Liew

    Another release of a great theme. Great job! The best part of it is that it is totally free of charge.

    I am still expecting some great things like a theme with a three column sub-header and a three column footer (just like what John Chow is using) which is free of charge.

    I know this can be a hard work for designers but I think the response will be magnificent. 😉

  • Daniel

    @Gregory, right now the theme comes with a single sidebar. I will talk with Mayank to see if you can provide a version with 2 sidebars splitting below the ad buttons.

    Thanks.

  • Daniel

    @Wayne, thanks for the input, we’ll have something like that coming soon :).

  • Niklas Saers

    The navigation bar and search doesn’t work well with Safari 3.

  • Daniel

    Yeah there is an issue on the nav bar with Opera and Safari 3, we are fixing it. The new version should be uploaded today or tomorrow.

  • el-f

    I tried to install this lovely theme but it doesn’t work 🙁

    ” Project-Id-Version: WordPress 2.3.1 Report-Msgid-Bugs-To: FULL NAME POT-Creation-Date: 2004-12-21 02:45:29.728614 PO-Revision-Date: 2007-12-30 02:26 0100 Last-Translator: Amaury Balmer Language-Team: French (France) MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit X-Rosetta-Version: 0.1 X-Poedit-Country: FRANCE X-Poedit-SourceCharset: utf-8 X-Poedit-KeywordsList: _e;_c;__ X-Poedit-Basepath: . Plural-Forms: nplurals=2; plural=n>1 X-Poedit-Language: French”

    Can you help me ?

  • Daniel

    el-f, looks like the problem is coming from somewhere else and not the theme itself.

    Visiting your site I can the theme without problems.

  • el-f

    I removed the french files in wordpress and it works great, thanks 😉

  • redwall_hp

    @Daniel. I’m using this theme for the personal blog I’m setting up (I’m not in the mood to make my own design yet, and I like this theme). I like the idea of the split sidebar, and I’ve actually been working on implementing it myself. 😀

  • redwall_hp

    Okay… I’d like to report an IE bug, and offer a solution. Take a look at this screenshot: http://i28.tinypic.com/nv8xhv.jpg That’s the comment and read more links in IE7. To fix them so they’re on top of each other, like in Firefox, place this code below the style declaration in your header:


    <!--[if IE]>
    <style type="text/css" media="screen">
    #postinfo { margin-top:20px; }
    </style>
    <![endif]-->

  • Daniel

    redwall, yeah I have an new version coming out soon with this bug fixed also.

    Thanks for the code.

  • Bong (JB)

    Hmmnn, I was just looking for a nature blog theme. This looks elegant…

  • Daniel

    OK we just uploaded a new version that should fix the small bug on Opera and IE 5.

  • Eric

    The timing of this theme could not have been better!!! Using it and loving it.

    BUT, I can’t for the life of me fins a “single post” file or a place to edit the content area of the posts template. Am I just completely missing something here?

  • redwall_hp

    Eric, just copy the index.php file and name it single.php. You can then apply any needed edits to the template.

  • Eric

    Worked like a charm… thanks!

  • Daniel

    Hmm somehow that file went missing, uploading a new version now.

    Thanks for spotting it.

  • skarld

    Thanks for another great free theme. I have added it to my site, and readers can vote for it as their favorite on wpthemez.

  • Daniel

    Thanks Skarld!

  • Prashanth

    is it possible to make this theme 3 – column?
    that would be helpful for me 😀

  • zParacha

    Daniel, the ‘Email Update’ icon does not do anything? Is any other file missing?
    Thanks

  • Eric

    z,

    You have to change the url from “#” to your feedburner subscription URL.

    This can be done in the header file.

    -Eric

  • Daniel

    zParach, Eric is correct, you need to create a link around it on the header.php file.

    First you will need to activate email subscriptions with your feedburner account, and then use that link around the email icon.

  • Daphne

    wow! very clean and simple… you did a great job on this… I’ll try this out on my blog… The color looks very great! thanks! 🙂

  • ilango

    Greentech2 is just fantastic and I would like to use it for my blog. But how do I remove or hide the ads tiles as I don’t think I’ll be looking for ads anytime soon.

  • Daniel

    ilango, go on the Sidebar and delete this piece of code:

    <? include(TEMPLATEPATH.”/ads.php”); ?>

  • Sim Kamsan

    Oh great design release.. thank you.

  • yayan ahdiat

    I realy…realy like it. Could I using the theme

  • social

    Looks great! Is it free? I’d like to use it too. Thanks for your job!

  • WTJ

    just wanna ask how to edit the single post page?

  • Showbiz Intriga? Get It From Boy!

    I plan on using this because this is kinda similar to my old blogger blog. I am moving to WP and this is just very similar.

    I will just post here if you’ll indulge me the problems i’ll encounter in the future. thank you

  • social

    2WTJ It’s very easy! You should log in to your wp admin panel –> choose Presentation –> Theme Editor –> in the bottom of the right column click Single Post –> here it is, you can edit php code there

  • Missy

    Quick question:

    How do i change the TITLE and SUBHEADING TEXT COLOR to a different color, say yellow?

  • Showbiz Intriga? Get It From Boy!

    how do i put a single ad (probably from widgetbucks) that will fit the “ads.php” instead of those 6 125×125?

    also, can i put a random rotating banner ad in the header as well probably from adsense?how?

    thanks

  • Daniel

    @WTJ, the first version had no single.php file. If yours is that, just make a copy of index.php page and rename it single.php. Then you will be able to edit it.

    @Missy, all the colors, fonts and design details are included on the style.css file, which you can access on the WordPress control panel under “Presentation”, then “Theme Editor.”

    @Showbiz, just ad lines on the ads.php file and drop your Widget bucks code there.

    To put an Adsense on the header you would need to format it with some CSS. You could try removing the “Subscribe via RSS” and “Email updates icon and putting the ad there.

  • ilango

    Dear Sir
    I would like to know how to add social bookmark button to my blog such as de.li.cio.us , technorati etc
    Ilango

  • David Swain

    Great theme. I write a clean tech blog hosed on wordpress.com and am trying to figure out how to shift to this theme. Do I need to use wordpress.org to be able to use a theme that’s not in their pre-selected list? I’m a total rookie at customization – any ideas on how I can shift to this theme easily would be much appreciated.

  • MoneyDummy

    I LOVE this template, and it got great feedback from my readers.

    The one thing I’ve noticed, however, is that since installng it, my adsense revenue has literally dropped in half. Is there a way to ad a single horizontal adsense block right below the page navigation bar and an adsense square in the upper right corner of individual posts?

  • Zaheer Paracha

    MoneyDummy, I am also using this theme for my blog http://www.zparacha.com. To include an ad on the right side of your post you can use following CSS style

    Your AdSense code goes here.

    You can see this in action on my website.
    Good luck.

  • MoneyDummy

    Zaheer:

    I can see from your blog that you figured out how to put an add in your post. Maybe I’m missing something, but when you said “the following code,” I didn’t see any code and when you said “goes here,” I couldn’t tell what you were referring to.

    I spent a couple of hours trying to hack this out, to use the same code that was in my previous template that had the ads, but there’s obviously something I’m not getting. I put coding in the header, and in the individual posts, but it just didn’t show up. I don’t know much about WordPress, but it seems like all I need to know is where to paste what code. I just can’t QUITE figure it out. LOL.

  • Niklas Saers

    Still no luck with Safari 3? The navbar bug is there still for the demo site

  • Daniel

    @MoneyDummy, you can place a unit below the navigation menu, but since there is a gradient color effect there I am not sure how the look would be.

    An easier and equally good option would be to add a 300x unit on top of the sidebar, like Zaheer did. You would just need to put the ad where you have the banner codes previously, on the ads.php file.

    @Niklas, I have another version coming up soon, which will make the theme completely xHTML valid, and hopefully will also fix that minor bug in Safari 3. All other browsers should be working fine though.

  • MoneyDummy

    Thanks, Daniel! I finally figured out how to put Google ads below the navigation bar, but I couldn’t get it to center below the navigation bar (it was off to the one side) even though I messed around with centering and valigning HTML (can you tell I’m a total dilettante? LOL.) Anyway, I removed it. I’ve had Google ads in the sidebar since the day I put it in, so I’ll just stick with that for now. Thanks for the great design!

  • Kunle

    Daniel – great theme! However I’m having a bit of a problem trying to get images within posts to align properly, for example i wanted an image to align to the right but it keeps going to the left. I looked at the code and saw that it does say align=right. Also align=middle doesn’t work either, no matter what I do they always go to the left. (were you listening to Beyonce’s song when you were coding this theme :-))

  • Abi Carmen

    Daniel,

    Nicest theme I’ve seen to date. The only problem I’m having as I progress is when I add a 4th or 5th adblock it skewers them downwords like the 5th ad is centered on top of the 6th block. What am I doing wrong?

    Regards,
    Abi

  • Dave

    Think about installing it. Would it be easy to make the main posting area slightly more narrow?? Where would a change the code??

  • Abi Carmen

    Daniel,

    I apologize for sending this a second time but I wasn’t sure if the first just got lost in the shuffle.

    Sent 02/15/08-Nicest theme I’ve seen to date. The only problem I’m having as I progress is when I add a 4th or 5th ad block it skewers them downwards like the 5th ad is centered on top of the 6th block. What am I doing wrong?

    Regards,
    Abi

  • Daniel Scocco

    Abi, can you send me a screenshot?

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Kunle, one option is to remove all the image classes on the CSS file and create your own.

    @Dave, you can do that on the style.css file.

    @Abi, I still need a screenshot to send to the designer.

  • Abi Carmen

    Daniel,

    Sorry I haven’t sent the screen shot but unfortunately I changed the theme. The only problem I had was very simple and I’m sure correctable. The #1, #2, #3 and #4 ads were perfect but #5 was centered on the next line and #6 was centered right below it. Just looked kinda weird.

    Let me know if you can duplicate. Still love the design, best I’ve seen.

    Best Regards,
    Abi

  • Content Writer

    Very Nice theme indeed. will be using it in my blog network soon.

  • Nik

    Still no luck with Safari

  • KM

    Daniel, thanks for this beautiful theme. You are a champ!

    @kunle

    To align images to the left or right you need to add #content before your classes, like here:

    #content img.alignright, img.right {
    float:right;
    margin-left:5px;
    margin-bottom:5px;
    }

    WP uses .alignright and .alignleft as default classes when you insert photo. I added img.right just in case I want to hand code my img tag.

  • Alex Griffin

    Great theme. I like it better than DeepBlue theme.

  • html шаблон

    great, the theme is exellent. Easy to cusomize for future recreation

  • SEO Australia

    Clean and green. A very nice template. Thanks.

  • typenatic

    nice theme ill try to use it

  • Shan

    This theme is great! The only thing is I’m having trouble getting feedburner working. I activated the plugin and set up my account with feedburner and then configured the plugin via the WP admin, but it still doesn’t work.

    Is there something I’m missing?

  • Peter Szabo

    Looks great! Is it free? I’d like to use it too. Thanks for your job!

  • Boobe

    I’ll try to feature it in my blog soon,very nice template.

  • Brisbane Marketing Consultant

    Best looking theme I’ve seen in 3 months. Thanks so much.

  • Abhijit Kulkarni

    Nice Work!!.

    I will surely plan to use this theme for one of my websites.

  • RSA course

    It never ceases to amaze me the number and quality of WordPress templates available out there. Now if someone could develop a plug-in to automatically write award winning posts, I’m sure it would be popular 🙂

  • Frank Richard

    I love this theme, thanks for sharing/

  • jeff

    love the theme. small issue: nav links and searchbar are set too low in IE 6. any ideas? Thank you/

  • Susan

    I recently started playing around with WordPress and I love it, but it has been a challenge to find good themes, with all the features I want.

    This is the best one I have found to date. Great work!

    I used it for: http://www.garden-chimes.com/

    Thank you,

    Susan

  • Kevin

    I love the theme and have it up and running on my site. I’m wondering about a couple of things:
    1) Why is there no icon for Categories? How can I add one?
    2) Is there a setting that displays all posts with “read more” instead of showing the entire post?
    3) Can I change the font in a Text box on the sidebar? I would also like to provide a link to my email address which is displayed there.
    Thanks again – Kevin

  • sanju

    very cool theme. i love it

  • arvind

    thanks dear. nice theme

  • Alvaris Falcon

    Hi I have just converted this lovely theme into Blogger template, you can now see the Green Tech 2 live in Blogger!

    http://www.falconhive.com/2008/12/blogger-template-green-tech-2.html

    As this template is 100% exactly same with WordPress version, so its navigation bar also got some alignment problem in Google Chrome and Internet Explorer 8.

    Hope my information helps to improve this lovely theme, thanks! 😀

  • Sanjeev

    very interesting theme. i like it

  • Kish

    Hi i found a small correction to be made in this theme, i.e., at search box.

    Under

    you mentioned

    in this instead of ' you have to place "
    then it was working fine.

    changed code

    i like this template and wanted to give this suggestion.

  • Chris Guld

    Nice theme! I’m using the 2-sidebar versions and I can’t get links to show in either right *or* left sidebar. brand new blog at http://gypsyjournal.net/blog/
    Any ideas?

  • Viv

    Kevin #82

    2) Is there a setting that displays all posts with “read more” instead of showing the entire post?

    The excellent plug-in “Excerpt Editor” is probably your best bet here.

    Chris #88 – you seem to have changed your theme in the last few days, so no advice to offer.

    One problem I’m having is that in using the three-column version the footer is not rendering as full page-width. Any hints gratefully received.

  • Larry Rivera

    Awesome theme I am using it on my blog now!

    Thanks

    Larry

  • Yogindernath

    Awesome theme.. Thanx..

  • vincent

    How do I change the ad boxes? I know to put the pics in the theme folder but I have to use html codes. What am I missing.
    Thanks

  • seema bhatia

    niice theme n has good space for bannar adds i will use it for my next blog thanks

  • Larry

    Great theme but is there a way to have “Home” in the navigation bar? Thanks!

  • Larry

    Found the solution. I just put this in header.php.

    <a href=”” title=”” id=”home”>Home

    Thanks again for the great themes!

  • JerJer

    Larry,

    PLEASE:

    Exactly where and how do I put your “Home” on the header.php page:

    # Larry on February 6th, 2009 9:54 am

    Great theme but is there a way to have “Home” in the navigation bar? Thanks!
    # Larry on February 6th, 2009 10:14 am

    Found the solution. I just put this in header.php.

    Home

  • Frank

    Yeah, regarding the “HOME” link:

    I don’t get it either Larry!

    How do I get “Home” to appear on the Navigation Bar?

    Thx,
    Frank

  • Viv

    The default WordPress setting is that the home page is your blog articles front-page (i.e. displays your latest posts) and that the blog title field has a link to the the home URL.

    If you are going to stick with the frontpage being the home page, then why do you need a “home” button? most blogs don’t have one – people know that if they click on the blog-title it should take them to the home page.

    If you do want a “static” home page and have your blog-page display in another tab, here is what you do:

    Step 1. Create a new page and call it “Home”. Put the content you want for your home page here.

    Step 2. Create another new page and call it “Blog” or “News” or “Updates” whatever, and leave it blank.

    Step 2: Go to [Settings >> Reading] and change the “Front Page Displays” section from the default checkbox of “Your Latest Posts” to the alternate checkbox for “A Static Page” and choose to make the page you’ve called “Home” the new front page, ***and*** also choose your blog page from the new page you’ve called Blog or News.

    Now go check out your website.

    If the tabs are not in the order you want, use the page ranking settings to shift them around. That should sort the problem.

  • Frank

    THANK YOU for your solution!!

    One comment, I was at a library computer center and witnessed the fact that MANY PEOPLE do look for a home button on a blog! This experience is what led me to post the question.

  • Viv

    OK, checking it out for Larry’s solution for those who do still want the blog on the front page but also want a “Home” button – add Larry’s line of code (in red below) just after the TopMenu div

    (the following code has been altered in this comment so that you can see the HTML rather than it just displaying the links – copy it to a text editor before copying it directly into your header or it will look weird and won’t work):

    <div class=”TopMenu”>

    <ul>

    <li><a href=”<?php echo get_settings(‘home’); ?>”>Home</a></li>

    <?php wp_list_pages(‘depth=1&sort_column=menu_order&title_li=’ . __(”) . ” ); ?>

    </ul>

    </div>

  • Viv

    Bother – the comments settings here don’t allow changing font-color in comments.

    OK, the line that will make a Home tab appear in your nav-bar is the line directly following the “ul” div – just copy that and add it to your header.php in the TopMenu section and it should work – it worked for me.

  • Viv

    Last note – the theme author obviously has other things going on his life and isn’t responding to Help questions here. That’s just something that happens sometimes – life moves on, and its OK for an author to stop supporting a theme when the users haven’t paid for it.

    Try the wordpress.org help forums for answers any time a theme author doesn’t respond in a timely fashion – it’s all volunteers, so you may not always get an immediate answer (and do a search before you ask a question in case your question has already been answered). But there is so much knowledge and help available there.

    Also, try the Firebug extension for the Firefox web-browser if you’re not using it already. Great way to examine source code and CSS for websites so that you can work out what’s ticking away under the hood.

  • Frank

    OK Here is the fix for the Home button problem. I spend 2 hours on a clients site and figured it out. All this goes in the header.php file.

    <a href=”” title=”” id=”home”>Home

    Just look for the twords the bottom of the page. If you have any further question please contact me.
    Frank Masotti

  • Frank

    div class=”TopMenu”>

    <a href=”” title=”” id=”home”>Home

    </div

  • aqiz

    Your theme was so simple and that’s great about its!

  • Susan Bosch

    Looks good it worked for me.

  • kathy

    I really like the typography on the theme,If got more colors should be better.

  • arun

    Cool theme! I will try to feature it in my blog soon.

    Great job Mayank!

  • vinod

    nice theme. i like it very much

  • Angel

    I just uploaded this theme and noticed that all of my right aligned images are suddenly aligning left. How can I fix this? I’ve looked through all the code, and it looks correct, so I can’t figure out what’s wrong.

  • tigtog

    From memory, I had to add in the *new* WordPress image-align classes to the css file manually. (WP changed how they assigned classes to images a while ago).

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Using_Images#Styling_Images_in_WordPress

  • John Townsend

    Wonderful theme.

    One small problem relates to the header menu. In Firefox the header titles are correctly centered between the green lines.

    However in other browsers the header items are placed against the bottom green line rather than in the centre.

  • Redbrickstock

    Looks great. Any more color schemes in the planning stage? A red or orange version would be great. Thanks for sharing.

  • ken

    How can i change the direction button”Home” to the others website? thank you very much.

    I’m really appreciated your template that is very cool one..

    sent answer to my email

    thankz million

  • John-Vincent

    Hi
    I am a newbie using 2 column greentech-my major problem is that I want my home page to show the last 10 posts with 10 lines and the full posts to show oh ny posts page.i have tried page settings and the reading settings but nothing is working-any ideas that can help ?

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