Early this month, Brian Gardner hinted on his blog about an upcoming project called Project X. It was supposed to be a WordPress theme that can make your blog look like a website while remaining as a fully functional blog. Brian Gardner is a well known WordPress theme author and designer. His works include the current blog theme used by The Blog Herald and numerous public WordPress themes like Vertigo, Navigate, Tapestry, Blue Zifandel and Silhouette which is the theme I use here in JaypeeOnline.
Last week he announced the release of Revolution WordPress theme. This theme is geared for people who would like to use WordPress as a CMS (Content Management System).
The Revolution WordPress theme is ideal for: online newspapers, online magazines, church websites, real estate agents, corporate blogs, personal blogs, photo blogs, celebrity blogs, affiliate marketing, WordPress MU users.
- XHTML & CSS standards compliant
- Works out of the box. No plugins required
- Tested on IE 6 & 7, Firefox
Revolution is a premium WordPress theme, therefore it is not free for download and you’ll have to purchase it. The theme is currently available in two packages. The Personal Package which costs $59.95 is for the blogger who wants to use this theme for personal blogs and websites. With this package, the customer may use it as many times as they want as long as it’s for personal use and that the credits remain intact in the footer.The Developer Package priced at $249.95, is for web designers or webmasters who want to use the theme as a base for their client’s websites. With this package, the user may remove the footer credits but will have to pay a license fee for each subsequent use. The author also plans to release a Blog Package which may cost around $19.95.
Users who will purchase the theme will also have unlimited access to resources like theme support, tutorials, additional stylesheets and background images.
The release of Revolution could start a new trend on premium WordPress themes and a new market of affordable and highly customizable WordPress themes. I like what I see and I’m curious to know more about this theme and what it can do. If Brian decides to release the Blog Package, I might get one for myself. Btw, I give the Revolution a 4.5 out 5.