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Day 24: Vidunder – a Free WordPress theme just for you

I promised something big, and here it is. On this 24th and Last Day of WordPress (for 2010 at least) I give you the new Vidunder WordPress theme that you see running on this very blog.

Download Vidunder right here!

More customization than you’ll ever need

Vidunder (means “wonder” in Norwegian) is a Twentyten child theme that takes what Twentyten does and builds on it. There are so many customization options in this theme it’s hard to list them all but here are the highlights:

Custom colours

The colour scheme of Vidunder is by default orange. But you can change it to any colour you want. Simply go to Appearance -> Background and change the colour. This will change the background colour as well as the link colours and some other elements.

Custom logo

To change the logo go to Appearance -> Header and upload your own. The logo is 87 x 87px and if you want a transparent logo like the one you’re seeing here you need to upload a PNG of exactly that size. If you don’t care about transparency you can upload any image file and WordPress will help crop it to size for you.

Twitter updates in the header

To activate Twitter updates in the header go to Settings -> General, scroll to the bottom and enter your Twitter handle. The theme will go to Twitter, get your latest tweet and display it in the header for you.

Custom header image

Using the Appearance -> Background setting you can also upload a custom header image of your choosing. This is independent of the custom colours.

Custom Author Box

Custom Author Box and Related Posts

To display the Custom Author Box underneath single posts go to Users -> My Profile and define your name, email address, website, bio and Twitter handle (yes, Twitter handle). The author box will grab your Gravatar and display it along with your info. If you don’t have a bio defined the Custom Author Box will not show.

Related Posts

If there are two or more posts in the current category the two latest ones will be displayed under the current post. The Custom Author Box and the Related Posts box can be hidden by the viewer by clicking the Hide button in the top right corner.

Sidebars Gallore

The theme features 9 widgetized areas. In addition to the standard twentyten areas there is Custom which is a full-width area jammed up against the header. You can see it displaying the graphic ads for my books and video series here. Use it with causion. In addition there are Left and Right. Experiment at your own leisure.

And last, but not least…

Download Vidunder right here!

God Jul og Godt Nytt Ã…r!

Now go install Vidunder, mess around with the settings and get your WordPress site going for the new year!

By Morten Rand-Hendriksen

Morten Rand-Hendriksen is a Senior Staff Instructor at LinkedIn Learning (formerly specializing in AI, bleeding edge web technologies, and the intersection between technology and humanity. He also occasionally teaches at Emily Carr University of Art and Design. He is a popular conference and workshop speaker on all things tech ethics, AI, web technologies, and open source.

7 replies on “Day 24: Vidunder – a Free WordPress theme just for you”

Twitter Feeds in header is not working please help its showing nothings i checked at the bottom of page no script is being added !!!

Hi Morten,

I’m running through your WordPress Essential Training on I’ve tried downloading the Vidunder theme, but the link seems to be broken. Is it possible to send me a direct link?

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