Archive for the ‘Templates’ Category

The default “directory listing” web pages that Apache serve, although making the job, are not so stylish.

Apaxy is a customizable theme for improving these pages with the help of mod_autoindex Apache module and some CSS.

It offers a clean interface with icons for each mime type and makes further improvements possible.


Crowdfunding websites (like Kickstarteror Indiegogo) are the trending and also a great way of funding projects.

Locketron, a project which was rejected by Kickstarter had ran its own crowdfunding campaign and became very successful.


They have now open sourced their website, named Selfstarter, which was used for the crowdfunding so that anyone can make use of it and run their own campaigns with ease.

It is built with Ruby on Rails and uses Amazon Payments for collecting the funds. However, any other payment providers can also be integrated.

The boilerplate is not a full-featured app, it is just a starting point and still requires custom coding for setting up the authentication, administration and product management.

Almost every application or dynamic website requires a backend to manage it.

These admin screens come bundled with ready-to-use apps (like WordPress, Magento, etc.) but custom apps need custom backends.

It is usually considered as a simple process to create an admin template but, most of the time, this requires a lot of effort as there are lots of things (usually related to usability) to think of.

Designers/developers out there have created various free admin templates and here they are so you don't need to search:

Charisma Admin Template (demo)

Charisma Admin Template

Charisma is a responsive admin template that is built with Twitter Bootstrap.

It has 9 skins and includes almost everything we may need like forms, charts, buttons, tables, file manager, image gallery and much more.

Here is also the GitHub link for the template in case you want to fork it.

INADMIN – jQuery Admin Template (demo)

jQuery Admin Template - INADMIN

INADMIN is a jQuery-powered admin template with header + top navigation and styles for tables, forms, messages and more.

It also includes a nice sign-in page.

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If you are a WordPress fan just like millions of others, you are already aware that every WordPress website requires a hand from a WordPress developer in some way.

This may be a theme or a plugin created by others. Or, the explanation of a WordPress feature/function you have Googled for.

WPMU DEV, a premium club for WordPress users, brings all of these as a simple package and offers high-quality themes, plugins and support to its members.


The club has 140+ premium WordPress themes that target any web user including bloggers, corporate sites, photographers and more.

And, if you are using WordPress as a social network (or multiple sites CMS), WPMU DEV probably has the biggest collection of resources for MultiSite and BuddyPress users.

Every theme is updated regularly so that they are compatible with the latest WP version and you can always contact an expert to get help about them.


When it comes to adding features to your WordPress installation with plugins, WPMU DEV has again lots to offer.

There are 140+ premium plugins that are guaranteed to work as expected (which is great so that you don't have to try many plugins) and it is possible to find a one for every need.

As an example, some of the plugins offered are: MarketPress (e-commerce), Events+ (creating/managing events), Google Maps integration, SnapShot (for backups) and much more.

WPMU DEV Plugins

Just like themes, the plugins are updated and supported professionally.WPMU DEV has club memberships that allows downloading any item you want or it is possible to get only the items you want.

Also, the same team of developers are running a great website to hunt for WordPress tutorials.

How to join the giveaway?

In order to get a chance to win one of the 3 annual WPMU DEV accounts, you can choose to do one or any of the below to increase the odds:

  • comment to this post
  • tweet with #wrd-wpmudev hashtag by linking to this giveaway
  • like WPMU DEV on Facebook (that's actually for good karma)

Winners will be selected 1 week later (01 October 2012) randomly and announced as an update to this post.

Good luck to all.

The winners

Here they are:

  • @dotcompals
  • Paulo Oliveira (comment #747443)
  • Nix Dexter (comment #)

Congratulations and thanks to everyone for joining the giveaway.

We probably all know, the web-based service for creating simple personal websites.

The Personal Page is a free HTML-CSS template for creating similar websites very quickly.

It is a mobile-friendly (responsive) template which allows inserting a logo, a portrait (as the background) and a short bio.

And, the code is clean, simple and can be updated/improved easily.

The Personal Page