WP Theme Review: Sakura

Sakura is a 2 column, widget-ready WordPress theme created by the guys from area381. The name “Sakura” which means Cherry blossom in Japanese, is a fitting name for this spring inspired theme.

Instead of the standard Hello World post, we decided to give you a gift. Today is the first day of spring and we prepared a special gift to all WordPress users – a new, free WordPress theme with spring motives.

sakura theme

My Take:

Sakura’s design is very simple but elegant looking. It uses a spring motive and has a feminine look to it, so this theme is basically for the ladies. This is one of the best looking WordPress themes I’ve seen in a while. I give the Sakura theme a 4.5 out of 5. To the guys at area381, great job!

Sakura was developed for newer versions of WordPress (2.1 and above) which makes use of the language_attributes() function. So if you’re running an older version of WordPress, you either upgrade your installation or remove the < ? php language_attributes(); ? > line from the header.php file to avoid having errors.

Future plans for the Sakura theme includes a 3 columned version. So watch out for it.

Preview or Download the Sakura theme.

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  1. JP Habaradas

    April 7, 2007 at 10:09 PM

    @dimaks – Me too, I love themes that are neat. Yeah, your theme is really neat. :)

  2. dimaks

    April 6, 2007 at 6:19 AM

    It's so neat.. I always like themes of this kind. You can see why by looking at my present blog site :D

  3. Jaypee

    April 6, 2007 at 6:16 AM

    @benj – Hahaha..that's funny! :D

  4. benj

    April 5, 2007 at 4:41 AM

    It looks real nice. If I were a girl blogger, I'll be giggling like a high school school girl right now. tee hee!

  5. Jaypee

    April 4, 2007 at 9:59 AM

    @ash – I see. I didn't know that since I'm not an avid fan of Naruto. Change theme again? It's tiring and time consuming but fun! :D

    @Grace – Hello! Yup, simple but neat design. I guess you and ash would have the same theme then. Hehe :D

  6. Grace

    April 4, 2007 at 12:58 AM

    Hi Kuya Jaypee,

    Oo nga ang ganda ng pagkaka design nang sakura theme. Next time na ako magpapalit ng theme, at yung theme na gagamitin ko yung 3 columned version nyan.

  7. mr nice ash

    April 3, 2007 at 11:12 PM

    nice theme. Sakura is one of the main characters in Naruto. Sakura fans should have this one. I'll wait for the 3 column theme and see if I will change my Naruto theme again… Whew!

  8. Jaypee

    April 3, 2007 at 2:38 PM

    @Jays – Hello! Long time no see..hehe :D

    Yeah, maganda talaga sya at girl na girl ang look. Yeah can make your own theme so I'm sure you'll have no problem editing or customizing this theme. :)

  9. Jays

    April 3, 2007 at 3:24 AM

    hi kuya jaypee ♥

    ang ganda sobra ng sakura theme. yung sakura pala dito sa tapat ng bahay namin malapit na matapos.. huhu..

    thanks for sharing!! gusto ko din gumamit ng mga free themes kaso natatakot ako galawin yng mga codes..

  10. Jaypee

    April 3, 2007 at 2:33 AM

    @Clawy – Yeah, it's really a nice theme for ladies. You really should get back to blogging! I can help set it up for you and I'll use this theme. How's that? :)

    @jhay – True. There are a lot of beautiful themes out there that many bloggers don't even know about. Some of them are not listed in Themes.Wordpress.Net.

  11. jhay

    April 2, 2007 at 11:16 PM

    It's a beautiful theme. Too bad I just don't see that much blogs that use this theme. Personal blogs would be best using this theme.

  12. Clawy Anne

    April 2, 2007 at 4:39 PM

    Nice theme..its girly…its clean…and its pleasing to the eye ;) …. hmmmm….i wonder if i can use this for my blogsite…maybe this theme can make me start blogging.. :D

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