Deep Blue WordPress Theme Released

By Daniel Scocco

I am glad to finally release the first free WordPress theme by Daily Blog Tips. The plan is to release a new one every couple of months. All themes will be functional and optimized, since I know what bloggers are looking for when they download a theme for their site.

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Deep Blue is an elegant theme created by Nathan Rice. The theme was specifically designed to include a 336×280 Adsense unit on top of the sidebar. Google confirms that this is the best performing Adsense format, so the layout should enable bloggers to monetize their site efficiently without compromising the user experience.

Nathan did an outstanding job creating many useful features for the theme, including:

  • Easy Adsense Integration: The theme comes with a ad.php file where you just need to paste your Adsense code and it will be displayed on the sidebar automatically
  • Search Engine Optimization: The meta and title tags are already optimized for search engines.
  • 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.
  • Customizable Sidebar: The sidebar already comes with a pretty “Popular Posts” section, and it splits automatically into two sidebars below it.
  • Expandable Menu Tabs: The tabs will automatically resize to match the size of the links on the menu.
  • Comments Styling: Author comments have a different style.

Update: Due to popular demand we have also included a theme version designed to display 6 125×125 ad blocks on the right sidebar. This version comes with an “Ads” folder inside the “Images” folder. You just need to place your banners there and update the ad.php file with their name. Below you will find a screenshot with the 125×125 ads.

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Visit our WordPress Themes page to download all our themes.



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258 Responses to “Deep Blue WordPress Theme Released”

  • isino

    I have a question to Daniel. Please help me.

    I’m using your default Popular Posts.

    Popular Posts counts only when "general" category.
    If I set to Post as other category, Popular Posts never count it.

    Is there any solution?

    • isino

      I’m sorry.
      The category that I mentioned above post is "Uncategorized", Not "general".

  • isino

    I also found there are something wrong in search.php file.
    <-post title as a link-> of Search.php file should be changed </h2> to </h3> tag.

  • isino

    Just change last </h2> tag to </h3>tag.

    My post html text is broken.
    Because this shows in browser,HTML tag is not shown in this board as I thought.
    I try to post again using characters codes of HTML tag.

    <!–post title as a link–>
    <h3 id="post-<?php the_ID(); ?>"><a href="<?php the_permalink() ?>" rel="bookmark" title="Permanent Link to <?php the_title(); ?>"><?php the_title(); ?></a></h3>

  • isino

    show this comment instead of isino on August 22nd, 2010 11:22 pm

    Hi Daniel, I love this theme very well.
    But Archived Posts don’t display correctly in chrome browser.
    I found there are something wrong in archive.php file.
    you should change archive.php file as follow.

    <!–post title as a link–>
    <h3 id=”post-<?php the_ID(); ?>”>” rel=”bookmark” title=”Permanent Link to <?php the_title(); ?>”><?php the_title(); ?></h3>

    in the default file, close tag is </h2>, so it should be changed to </h3> tag.

    • Elvis

      @isino

      I tried to change this code, but then there is still a small error. The design is with your change back again (in chrome), but the title is not displayed correctly (looks like php code & it isn’t clickable).

      Could you take a look at your change? Is this 100% correct?

      Thank you very much!

      • isino

        Just change last </h2> tag to </h3>tag.

        My post html text is broken.
        Because this shows in browser,HTML tag is not shown in this board as I thought.
        I try to post again using characters codes of HTML tag.

        <!–post title as a link–>
        <h3 id="post-<?php the_ID(); ?>"><a href="<?php the_permalink() ?>" rel="bookmark" title="Permanent Link to <?php the_title(); ?>"><?php the_title(); ?></a></h3>

        thanks.

  • Laan Penge

    Man this theme is great. very versatile and adaptable. I’ve been playing around with the CSS and due the the simple nature it’s easy to change the look and layout. This would make a great standard template for WP.

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