It’s been almost two months since my last blog post. To make up for it, I am hereby releasing a brand new free WordPress theme called “Dictum”.
This is a WordPress 3.0 + compatible theme with a professional slideshow that you can use to display or highlight any of your categories’ posts. This theme also comes with a social sharing bar in the single post view that will help your users easily bookmark the useful articles from your blog. The widgetized sidebar comes with ready to configure feedburner, twitter and facebook icons that can be setup in the theme’s admin options. The thumbnails are auto-generated and use the default thumbnail size that wordpress generates when you upload an image with a post.
Dictum is a totally free WordPress theme and you can use it however you want as long as you keep the footer credits intact. It has been tested with Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari and Chrome browsers without any problems whatsoever.
Instructions for the slideshow
When you apply this theme to your WordPress, you should go to Appearance -> Dictum Options and configure the slideshow category from where the posts will be pulled up. For the labels below each slide, a custom field has to be set up with each post. The custom field should be called “label”.
Demo & Download
If you decide to use this theme or even if you just want to leave feedback, please feel free to write a comment as this will help me improvise on my work ahead.