Swoosh Away! - A free wordpress theme

As you might know, today is my Birthday. Yes I turn 21 today and I am proud to present the ‘Swoosh Away’ theme for WordPress. This is the first theme that I have made for people to download and it is free.

You can view a live demo at http://themes.angadsodhi.com
You can download the file from here.
Here’s a screenshot of the theme:

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Creating this theme from scratch was fun. I have a few people to thank whose posts were very useful:

Theme properties:

  • Widget-ready
  • Fixed width
  • W3 XHTML valid
  • Designed with SEO in mind (eg <h1> appears just once on every page and that is the poast title)
  • wordpress 2.7 ready (I presume it shouldn’t have problems with wordpress 2.8)
  • Threaded comments (requires Brian’s Threaded Comments plugin included in download package)

The most difficult part was naming the theme! With thousands of WP themes already available, it has become so difficult naming them. I’ll be grateful if you can suggest me a better name.

Please let me know how you like the theme. Even if you don’t end up downloading the theme, please do let me know what you think about it. Comments and suggestions are always welcome! I’m coming back from a long layoff so please help me spread the word. Digg it or tweet it if you like it.

Psst: I plan to make many more themes before my next semester starts. If you like this theme, please subscribe to this blog. Expect a much better premium theme in the weeks to come!

0 Responses to “Swoosh Away! - A free wordpress theme”

  1. kristarella says:

    Thanks for the mention.

    Did you realise that WordPress 2.7 has its own threaded comments? To be truly "2.7 ready" it would be much better to use those rather than a plugin.

  2. Ben Pei says:

    Nice work there..

  3. Happy Belated Bday. The wordpress plugin looks great.

  4. This might have a simple answer to it, but I know there are themes that WordPress gives you to choose from for free. Is there any way that I could change the theme to one I found on a website without buying extra features?

  5. Ideally I want to download a free theme that is suitable for a client, remove the links to the original author, edit the theme and then sell it on. But I don't know if the themes on the wordpress website.

    • Angad says:

      Ozone, since WordPress is Open Source, you are legally allowed to do that. But if you do sell a free theme to your client with original author links removed, sure enough the client will write a post about his purchase. If his readers report that it is essentially a free theme slightly modified, it speaks badly for you. You will lose out on future potential customers. Just make sure you give it a complete overhaul and charge your client appropriately for the efforts you have put in.

      I hope that answers your question.

  6. kristarella says:

    Ozone — If you are using WordPress.com you cannot edit the themes without paying. If you are using WordPress dowloaded from WordPress.org on your own server then you can upload any theme you like.

  7. Nice theme…i like it!!!

  8. Awek cun says:

    Looks like an interesting theme. I will give it a try on my wordpress blog. Works with 2.8?

  9. used tires says:

    I wish I was turning 21, hehe, Happy Belated Birthday by the way! I turn 23 next month, hehe. You really did a great job with the theme =D I like the design of it, everything comes out look very soft and easy to read for the reader.

    Till then,


  10. A very simple but beautiful theme. test the theme with firefox 3.0.12 no problem here.

  11. Ingrid says:

    A great looking wordpress theme. Nice work.

  12. Looks like a really great theme, thanks for taking the time to make it and sharing it with us guys!

  13. This theme looks great. I especially like the widget ready feature. I like lots of widgets.

  14. First of all congrats on your birthday. You took time to name the theme… but the final result is awesome swoosh is a nice name. And you are providing it for free that's another great news. Thanks for it.

  15. Man that is on sweet theme. Nice work on it…

  16. TV Spoilers says:

    I hope you had a nice birthday.

    This is a nice theme. I like the swoosh but I was wondering how to sell that highlight to a client?

    Maybe as a path metaphor for a consulting group?

  17. oes tsetnoc says:

    simply best!! specially the header menu

  18. Why not name your theme after yourself or create a "callsign" that you always use for the themes and other content you develop. If you plan ahead now and stick with the same naming scheme you will have greater name recognition down the road.

  19. oes tsetnoc says:

    the theme is wonderful.

  20. Lucas says:

    thanks for sharing. Nice theme

  21. Done very sober and cool Theme and most important you given free download of theme. looking for more stunning themes

  22. seems like a gift for the new year. It's free man, I just downloaded it. When I was reading that post, I thought, it is again some kinda affiliation market trick. :) But here it is free like a gift.

  23. pet rescue says:

    Somehow I missed this one. Very handy. Thanks for the info. Backwards compatibility on some of the other new functions could be tricky as well.

  24. Eduardo says:

    This WordPress theme is very interesting, I'll download!

  25. Great theme. My next blog is probably going to use it. Thanks!


  26. I'm always looking for new themes in WordPress- I have a network of twenty or so blogs that I like to keep updated.

    Thanks for the share, I'm giving it a download right now :)

  27. Amrita says:

    Downloading it right away! Love it..

  28. pet rescue says:

    How to change wordpress theme can i use php for wordpress?

  29. A good share dude. Somewhat a good use for my few personal blog I am planning to enhance. Hopefully, there will be more freebies like this soon!

  30. A good share and a good download for me. Will use this one to my personal and pro blogs as well. Clean and sleek design.

  31. Hope this one will go through. Well, I think this one is a nice share.

  32. When can we expect a new blog post? Would be fantastic to see one! 😀

  33. Niederlande says:

    I'd like to second Komodo Dragon: I look forward to new posts. Especially because this giveaway was excellent!

  34. An awesome theme buddy. Just going to download it. Thanks for sharing with me. I love all the WordPress themes.

  35. Awesome theme buddy. I love it and gonna implement.

    Thanks for such good theme, i love all WordPress themes.

    Awaiting for your next one.

  36. Staging says:

    You can also do a Google search for the domain and find entries that are clearly spam entries.

  37. Staging says:

    The Homepage looks great! Thanks for the theme

  38. Eduardo says:

    Very good this theme!

  39. Nice theme. I have a few new sites I want to put up and this will be a great theme for one in particular. Thank you for the help! I am new to your blog and look forward to seeing more posts from you.

  40. pet rescue says:

    WordPress users, developers, designers & consultants, learn a little something maybe share a little of your own experience and knowledge.

  41. This is a nice theme. I like the new functions you added.

  42. Jesse A says:

    This is a really cool wordpress theme! :)

  43. Many thanks for such nice theme. I implemented it and its looking very cool. Thanks for sharing it with all. Wonderful post, I really enjoyed reading it!

  44. Bidet says:

    This looks like a great free theme, thanks for sharing it.

  45. a very beautiful and premium quality wordpress theme for games/video blogs including options page…..

  46. car battery says:

    I've been using this theme for almost a year now. It's definitely one of the best I've ever seen, that's for sure.

  47. Noticing recently, OK I figured it all along, that my blog themes are, well, ugly.

    I really like this one and will subscribe so I can see what else you have to share.

    Thank you!


  48. I love free wordpress themes! thanks

  49. Property says:

    I enjoy the preview of this theme now i download it make fun of it….

  50. Simple is gold. Look comfortable and nice. Should be a good theme for personal blogging purpose.

  51. Digiturk says:

    I’ve been using this theme for almost a year now. Thanks!

  52. pet rescue says:

    I like the swoosh but I was wondering how to sell that highlight to a client?

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